Empower Tehama

Empower Tehama’s mission is to promote healthy relationships and social change in our community.

One of the most difficult issues to spot is abuse, especially when the abused is a friend or a member of your family. Empower Tehama is a local organization creating change in our community.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, Empower Tehama can help.

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 530-528-0226

Business Center: 1805 Walnut


Empower’s programs include:

  • Domestic Violence Response
  • Children’s Services
  • Intervention
  • Sexual Assault & Trafficking Programs
  • Teen Dating & Violence Prevention
  • Community Awareness & Training

Camp Hope is a week long adventure for children and teens to help break the generational cycle of family violence by offering healing and hope to children and adults who have witnessed and been impacted by family violence”.

You can learn more about Camp Hope and nominate a child or volunteer as a counselor/mentor here: https://empowertehama.org/camp-hope


Consent is an ongoing negotiation. It is not a contract you’re locked into.

Station 19

The above quote came from a TV show – but it is a statement that should be instilled in every person from a young age.

You have the right to say NO. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been flirting or kissing or are naked in bed.

Tehama Search & Rescue

“That Others May Live”

Prior to retiring, my husband was the lieutenant who oversaw the SAR program. Since he retired, he joined SAR as a volunteer. That’s him on the boat.

If you aren’t familiar with Search & Rescue (SAR) – they are an all volunteer sheriffs team that train regular to “search” and “rescue” people who have lost or injured in the various terrains of our large county.

They are ready to get in the river or lakes, they have divers, they have gear for snow, they have dogs and 4wd to get into our remote areas, they are trained to repel down mountainsides and treat severe injuries in the field.

As you can imagine, to do all this right, the team puts a lot of time into training.

They most often get called out late at night – and sometimes during holidays.

They hold regular fundraisers to purchase equipment.

These are some of the most under appreciated people in our county. They won’t ever boast about what they do – so I’m boasting for them.

Thank you to all of the SAR volunteers. We appreciate more than you know.

Get to know the TCSAR:

https://tehamaso.org/operations-division/search-rescue/