The Torres Community Shelter is a non-profit emergency shelter for people who are homeless. We provide supportive services to men, women and families with children. The shelter is located at 101 Silver Dollar Way, Chico, CA‎.

Shelter Hours

The Torres Community Shelter is open for guests from 4:30pm – 6:40am daily.
Check-in is between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm nightly for both new and returning guests.
Please call and get prior approval for an alternate arrival time.

To make an appointment to meet with staff, please call between 10:00am and 3:00pm, Monday-Friday. Case managers, agency representatives and social workers from other service providers should call and arrange for shelter entry on behalf of their clients.

Basic rules

It is our highest priority to make the Torres Shelter a safe, clean and healthy place to stay.

  • No drinking or intoxication on the premises
  • No drugs (unless prescription)
  • No violent behavior
  • Guests under 18 must be with a parent/guardian

In order to ensure a safe and healthy environment for everyone at the Torres Community Shelter, all of our guests must understand and agree to follow our Shelter Guidelines.

Shelter Services

Guest support services include but are not limited to:

  • Emergency overnight shelter for men, women and families
  • Private family rooms and showers
  • Evening meals
  • Clean restrooms and showers
  • Toiletries
  • Clothing vouchers from local thrift stores
  • Telephone message service
  • Laundry
  • Mail service
  • Case management and assistance
  • Shuttle transportation
  • Public benefits referrals
  • Mental health services referrals
  • Legal services referrals
  • Employment services referrals
  • Addiction services referrals
  • Medical services referrals
  • Veterans’ services referrals

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