Other programs we offer
Community members approached our former Executive Director, Cindy Dodds and TCCN Board in 2001, to discuss the possibility of TCCN being the lead agency in establishing a community park.
Those conversations started with parents of children and young adults who were looking for a place to skateboard. The conversation expanded to families with young children who had no age-appropriate place to gather and play. Parents and teachers at Burney Elementary School requested an area that would challenge school-age children. Community meetings ensued and an exhaustive period of planning began. A community park plan was developed and agreed upon by the 300 residents who participated in the process. A (no-cost) lease agreement with Fall River Joint School District, hundreds hours of volunteer labor, and over $175,000 in grant funding and contributions brought Bailey park to life. Residents began enjoying the skate park, the toddler play area, the school-age fitness course, and a large grassy area in the summer of 2003. While the total park plan has yet to be fully realized (an amphitheater remains), what was created was much more than a park. It was an experience that demonstrated to hundreds of residents that we have the (individual and collective) power to change and improve our community.
Today, Bailey Park is run and funded by TCCN and generous volunteers. Every donation is greatly appreciated and goes towards bettering our community!
To learn more about Bailey Park/other local parks or to get involved in our Burney Parks Committee, please visit their website: burneyparks.com
Burney Beautification began as a subcommittee of Burney Chamber of Commerce several years ago. The goal of the volunteer group was to identify areas along Main Street that would benefit from improvement. Over the years, their work is evident and has dramatically improved the quality of life in our town.
In 2011, Tri County Community Network became the fiscal sponsor of Beautification. Our nonprofit status has allowed them to apply to grants and accept tax deductible donations. It has been our honor to provide this service.
mental health services act program (mhsa), in collaboration with hill country health and wellness
The MHSA Program is overseen by our Head of Adult Services, Samantha Weidner.
The purpose of this program is to support individuals with mental health challenges (that are enrolled in their Full Service Partner Program) to reduce the incidence of incarceration, homelessness and/or hospitalization.
The Behavioral Health Team at Hill Country Health and Wellness attempts to engage people in services and improve their stability by providing supports such as rental subsidy, household essentials and utility assistance.
Call Hill Country Health and Wellness at (530) 337-5750 for more information about the Full Service Partner Program.
Intermountain employment coordination program (iec)
The Intermountain Employment Program, contracted through Shasta County Health and Human Services, helps CALWORKS individuals reach sustainability through employment.
Through this program, we are able to provide job skills training (STEPS class), case management for Supervised Job Search and placement in the Work Experience Program. These classes are overseen by our Burney Employment and Training Worker through Shasta County HHSA.
Our Head of Adult Services, Samantha Weidner, oversees the IEC program, along with many other resources, all FREE to the public.
These resources include:
-FREE printing services (fax, print, email, scan, copy) to any walk-in individuals
-A "Smart About Money & Nutrition" class, held every Thursday at 10:00 am in the upstairs classroom of the Community Center. This class will teach you new skills that will help you stretch your dollars, plan for the future and encourage you to make successful financial decisions. Each participant is eligible every 6 months for a $25 food gift card.
*This class is temporarily postponed until we receive more grant funds. Stay tuned, we hope to offer the class again very soon!
-A monthly job list of local hiring employers (This list can be found in our lobby or contact us if you'd like to emailed the latest copy)
-A monthly rental listing of local houses
-Resume building or application assistance
-An annual Job Fair with local employers and interested community members
Sunday Worship by Calvary Chapel Burney Falls
Calvary Chapel meets here at The Community Center on Sunday Mornings at 10:30 a.m, led by Pastor Pat Nugent. Come join and enjoy worship & fellowship!
kid fit summer program
The Kid Fit Program was created in 2005 as a community-based collaborative project. The community saw the need to increase physical activity of children and families in our region, build community and raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices. While Kid Fit today still focuses on the importance of healthy choices, it has evolved into integrating the 5 Protective Factors from the Strengthening Model. We have found that by gathering families in a supportive, engaging and fun environment with family-friendly activities, they can build resilience and relationships.
The funding for Kid Fit has come from many different sources throughout the years, but today, it is funded by annual grants and donations.
In 2020 and 2021, the Kid Fit Program was made possible by the Community Foundation of the North State: Burney Regional Fund. We are so appreciative!
Check out our Kid Fit Facebook Page to stay up to date on activities and events!
If you are interested in donating towards the Kid Fit Summer Program, please see the button below:
dignity health connected living: senior Weekday lunches (including home delivery)
The Community Center, partnered with Dignity Health Connected Living, offer nutritious meals Monday through Friday. Senior citizens, age 60 and over, qualify for meals regardless of income level. Donations are suggested, but no senior will be turned away because of inability to pay. Dignity Health also offers senior transportation Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m, serving Burney and Johnson Park. Meals on Wheels serves the communities of Burney, Johnson Park, Cassel, McArthur, and Fall River Mills. They serve/deliver about 100-120 meals per day, and average about 33 people per day in the dining hall. Come visit and enjoy some socialization!
Call Dignity Health-Burney Site at: (530) 335-4979 or click here for more information.
Due to COVID 19, Lunches and delivery are available but dining room is closed.
DUI diversion classes
by Cascade Circle
Cascade Circle's DUI Diversion Class and counseling services meet every Tuesday from 2:00pm- 9:00 pm, here at the Community Center in the upstairs classroom.
For more info, call (530) 222-8302.
Weekly Dance Classes
The Community Center hosts Dance Depot dance classes on Thursdays Fall-Spring for families with children interested in learning dance.
For more information, visit their website here or contact Yvonna at wk: (530) 241-7764 or cell: (530) 275-9618.
*dance classes FOR THE 2021 SEASON HAS STARTED! PLEASE CONTACT DANCE DEPOT FOR MORE INFORMATION!
IMAGE (Intermountain Action Growth & Education)
IMAGE is a community group, founded in 1991. Business owners, community members, local agencies, county program leaders or any interested community member meets every other month to discuss pressing matters and share current events that directly affect the Intermountain Area. Meetings are now being via Zoom. Anyone is welcome to attend, participate, or spread information!
Please call (530) 335-4600 or email email@example.com to be added to the IMAGE email chain
AAUW Scholarship opportunities
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls since 1881. Our Intermountain Branch supports national efforts with activities such as: sending local 7th grade girls to a week-long Tech Trek summer camp at UC Davis, where they learn about science, technology, engineering and math; support the Intermountain Fair’s scholarship program; provide scholarship(s) each fall to local women who have completed at least 2 years of college. Additionally, we give annual “Women of Achievement” awards to chapter and community members who pursue AAUW principles of community involvement, leadership, and lifelong learning. Besides fundraisers to support these opportunities, each month we enjoy fun activities such as hikes, book club, gourmet dinners, and much more. The ever-increasing student debt burden, rising cost of higher education, and ongoing need for education funding is an alarming reality of our times. We know that women earn less than men, even one-year out of college, and thus may have more difficulty than men in paying off their student debt. AAUW’s educational funding for women remains an important element to closing the funding gap for women in higher education.
Contact: Pam Woodin - AAUW
PO Box 761
Burney, CA 96013