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Yolo County Help: A resource guide for struggling gamilies and Individuals

Here's a list of local resources in Yolo County for those financially impacted by COVID-19 or other circumstances.

YOLO COUNTY, Calif. — The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the daily lives of people now more than ever with the re-surge in COVID-19 cases and California's new regional stay-at-home order.

During these difficult times it is important to know where people can find support, assistance and relief. 

This is why ABC10 has compiled a list of resources for the residents of Yolo County to help our community find food, housing, utilities, mental health services and more.

Yolo County


Fourth & Hope shelter 

Davis Community Meals and Housing - Family Housing

  • The Family Transitional Housing Program provides five homeless families with children with a home or apartment in Davis for up to 24 months. 

  • Phone: (530) 753-9204

Yolo County Housing

  • Yolo County Housing helps connect the community to affordable housing. 

  • Phone: (530) 662-5428

The state of California created a guide to help renters and landlords navigate their rights and provide resources available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Family & Children

Yolo County Children’s Alliance

  • Yolo County Children’s Alliance is an inter-agency collaborative that provides programs for family support, parent education and community collaboration and advocacy. YCAA’s physical offices are closed but available for services over the phone.

  • Phone: (916) 572-0560

Food Distributions

Yolo County Food Bank

  • Services: Provides meals and services for vulnerable citizens. 
  • Phone: (530) 668-8530
  • Email: info@yolofoodbank.org

Fourth & Hope shelter 

  • Fourth & Hope serves dinner each night at 5 p.m. to anyone in need of a hot meal. Breakfast and lunch are offered to clients staying at the shelter.

  • Phone: (530) 661-1218

  • Email: connect@fourthandhope.org

Davis Community Meals and Housing - Meals Program

  • Davis Community Meals and Housing offers one free meal on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and lunch on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • Phone: (530) 753-9204

Mental Health

Yolo County Mental Health Services

  • A list of mental health resources in Yolo County.

Psychology Today's 'Find a Therapist'

  • Services: Find a variety of mental health professionals such as therapists, psychologists and counselors, who are listed in an area near you. 

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective

  • Services: Offers affordable psychotherapy sessions virtually for people who do not have health insurance or whose health insurance doesn't have sufficient mental health benefits.

Therapy for Black Girls

  • Services: The directory is meant to be an accessible tool to help Black women and girls find culturally competent therapists they can trust.
  • Email:  info@therapyforblackgirls.com 

Therapy for Latinx

  • Services: A resource specifically for the Latinx community to help find a therapist in your area.
  • Email: hola@therapyforlatinx.com 

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network 

  • Services: Find a network of Queer and Trans Therapists of color who serve the vast and multifaceted QTPoC community. 
  • Email: nqttcn@gmail.com 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • Services: If you're in experiencing thoughts of suicide or emotional crisis, the lifeline connects people with free and confidential support any time of the day
  • Phone: 1-800-273-8255

The state of California created a guide to help people manage stress during COVID-19

Financial Assistance

Yolo County General Assistance

  • General Assistance (GA) provides temporary relief for Yolo County residents who have exhausted all other means of support. GA recipients may be required to participate in substance abuse treatment and/or the GA Work Program to assist them in their readiness for work.”

  • Phone: (855) 278-1594

COVID-19: Worker Resources

  • Services: The Employee Development Department (EDD) offers several benefit programs including benefits for workers financially impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

California Low Cost Internet Plans

  • Services: The Public Utilities Commission offers a directory to help you find low cost internet plans in your area.

California Lifeline Program

  • Services: The Public Utilities Commission offers a directory to help you find discounts on home and cell phone providers in your area.

The WIOA Dislocated Worker Funds for Underserved COVID-19 Impacted Individual

  • The grant pays up to $800 per person for basic needs, such as housing, utility assistance, child care, transportation costs, and some 'work from home' costs. The deadline to apply for the grant is now December 31, 2020.
  • Contact your local Workforce Development Board as each county and board may have a different process to apply.

Small Business Crisis Hotline

  • Services: The California Small Enterprise Task Force connects small businesses to COVID-19 resources including support from attorneys and business advisors. 
  • Contact: Register for weekly office hours

United Ways of California COVID-19 Resources

  • Services: Looking for assistance, United Way's 2-1-1 text service connects Californians to local relief efforts including housing, mental health, food, child care, and other info and referral services including answering your questions about the novel coronavirus.  

  • Phone: Text 2-1-1, a toll-free number


Davis Community Meals and Housing - Pathways to Employment

  • Provides employment skills and opportunities to people experiencing homelessness. 


  • Connects job seekers to employment opportunities in Yolo County.

  • Phone: (530) 661-2641 

  • Email: jobcenter@yolocounty.org

If you have a resource you'd like to add to the list, please send your suggestions to ssanchez1@abc10.com

If you have a financial question or concern, text ABC10's  'Dollars and Sense' team at 916-321-3310.

(Editor's Note: Sabrina Teresa Sanchez contributed research.)

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