A Grateful Heart – A former guests’ story

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 in Guest Stories, Spotlight

As she drove from Corning to Chico, Marjorie was “scared to death.” She knew no one there. She had been living almost three years with her sister in Corning, but this situation became untenable. Financially limited and unable to afford a place to live, she found herself homeless for the first time in her life […]

Success Story Saturday

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 in Guest Stories, Success Story Saturday

June and her son, Tommy, lived with June’s boyfriend prior to their arrival at the shelter. June suffers from a neurological disorder that severely affects her motor skills. The stress caused by June’s disability negatively affected her relationship with her boyfriend. June wasn’t listed on the lease so when the relationship finally broke down, it […]

Success Story Saturday

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 in Guest Stories

Today’s Success Story Saturday isn’t really a success at all; it’s an illustration of just how powerful addictions can be. Brandon was a regular guest of the Torres Shelter. Not yet 30 years old he enjoyed life and loved to work outside; Brandon helped out around the Shelter and was always quick with a smile. […]

Dawn’s Story

Posted on Mar 28, 2016 in Guest Stories
Dawn’s Story

Upon meeting, Dawn, a mother of four children, exudes a positive and enthusiastic attitude. She seemed eager to share her story. Her two teenage girls, Morgan and Kaley, accompanied her. One would never guess the difficulties the family has experienced in the past. Dawn, now 38, has lived in Butte County all her life. She […]

“She Knows What I am Going Through”

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 in Guest Stories
“She Knows What I am Going Through”

Andrea was always good at writing.  She planned to be a  reporter to pay the bills and then travel and write books.  Today she uses her writing skills and the compassion learned in her own life for the express purpose of helping people “with things that I have been through.”  She has joined a peer program […]

Featured Guest Story: “MUSIC IS IN HIS BLOOD”

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 in Guest Stories
Featured Guest Story: “MUSIC IS IN HIS BLOOD”

When asked what dream motivated him in his youth, a quick reply with a wide smile came, “To be a rock star.”  Music has been a part of his life for as long as Phillip Adams can remember and it is in his family’s blood. Today Phillip is moved by his commitment to God and to […]

“WHERE CAN YOU GO AND STAY FOR SIX MONTHS FREE . . .?”

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 in Guest Stories, Spotlight
“WHERE CAN YOU GO AND STAY FOR SIX MONTHS FREE . . .?”

An air of determination and grit surrounds this single mother of four grown children and soon           to be a grandmother of three. Juanita Dixon easily breaks into a smile and her eyes sparkle as she holds up an application form for the government Tenant Based Rental Assistance program that she just picked up from Torres […]