Resources available for local students

As local public schools are temporarily closed, various organizations are ensuring students receive help.

If you know of other resources available for students,  let us know by emailing, so we may add it to the list.


Lassen High School Support Services

Call Nancy Singh at 257-5134 for nutrition support and more for students.


Susanville School District

Starting Monday, March 23, Meadow View, Diamond View and McKinley schools will have curbside meal pick up for children ages 1 to 18 years old. They will be there from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students will receive lunch and breakfast for the next day.


Local Salvation Army

Call Juanita Williams at 251-7782. Salvation Army is located at 1560 Main St. in Susanville, and students may get access to food and other resources there.

Students do not have to be accompanied by an adult if they are in need.


Services for Westwood students

WUSD is distributing “grab-n-go” sack lunches/breakfasts. Call -256-3295 before 9 a.m. to reserve a sack lunch/breakfast. If nobody answers, please leave a message. Pick up time is between 11 a.m. and noon at the old Fletcher Walker School on Delwood Street.


Shaffer Elementary School

There will be three meal pick up locations for Shaffer School students: The school multipurpose room, the Leavitt Lake Fire House and the Cardena’s Driveway in Wendell. Families can check which location they should visit depending on where they live through a link on the school’s website.


Fort Sage Family Resource Center

Starting Monday, March 16, students can receive free lunches through the Fort Sage Family Resource Center. Call 827-3007 and order lunches. The lunches will be delivered at four locations at noon Monday through Friday: Doyle Senior Center at the turn on Cowboy Joe Road; and the Family Resource Center, Community Center on Tamarack; the Mark; and the entrance of the trailer park in Herlong.


            If you are having an emergency, call 911


Disaster distress helpline

Call 800-985-5590

Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746



Lassen County Crisis Line 24/7


(888) 530-8688


NDMDA depression hotline – support group

(800) 826-3632


Suicide prevention lifeline

(800) 273-8255

Online chat at

Spanish line (888) 628-9454

Deaf and Hard of Hearing line 800-799-4889


Talk lines (6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every night)

Teen Talk (800) 852-8336 (6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every night)

Youth Crisis Line 800-843-5200 24/7

Youth Crisis Text Line text: TEEN to 839863

Warm Line 855-845-7415

Warm line chat (Warm line is non-emergency peer-run emotional support)

Crisis Text line text: HOME to 741741

Parent Stress hotline (800) 632-8188

LBGTQ+ Talk and Crisis Line (866) 488-7386 Ø LBGTQ+ chat

LBGTQ+ Text line text: START to 678678

LBGTQ+ site TrevorSpace


Abuse Hotlines

National Child Abuse Hotline (800) 422-4453

Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 233-5001

National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233

National Domestic Violence Hotline TDD (800) 787-3224