A one-stop-shop of Social Services and Family Case Management. A family resource center. A child abuse/neglect prevention program. A behavioral health and mental health counseling center. Organizations are co-located on site.
The mission of Dixon Family Services is to improve the quality of life for all families and individuals in our diverse community.
Our intervention and support services are strengthened by cooperation with the schools, churches, businesses, and the community.
1) One of the things we get asked for most often is our basic needs supportive services. We help vulnerable families that find themselves in a crisis situation. We help them with rent, utilities, job search, and other tangible ways to give them a helping hand until they can bounce back and remain stable.
Story: A family of four came to DFS on the verge of eviction. As a result of reduced work hours the father's wages were not enough to cover the bills. Savings were depleted, the parents were frantic, and they did not know what to do. Together we successfully applied for one month SOS rental assistance. PG&E, water, garbage, and food were covered by DFS Basic Needs Program. Also at DFS they connected with WIC, CalWorks, and CalFresh for temporary aid until father found a second job. The family is stable now but continues to improve working with DFS staff. This is a typical story of what we do for families who find themselves in need of help, often for the first time. Increased case management time will let us help more families in our Family Case Management Center.
2) We want to increase capabilities to provide Information and Referral through the Internet and social media with increased technical support.
Each year we are proud to say that no person residing in the 95620 zip code goes un-served at Dixon Family Services (DFS). When someone asks for help we go all-in to assist them in ways that are specific to their needs. Everyone is assisted on a case-by-case basis.
We contract with Solano County HSS to provide some assistance programs, but they have guidelines and criteria that not everyone can meet. Our strong partnerships with corporations, foundations, businesses, churches, and many community supporters are what enable us to give help to all. There are many who would otherwise “fall through the cracks” if not for our safety net programs.
Established in 1984, we are a community-based and community-supported helping organization, vital to our healthy and safe community. We are proud of many years of positive results. People who need our help trust us to give them the support, linkages, objectives, and results they need to reach self-reliance and, most importantly, to strengthen their resilience and their abilities to provide the basic needs all people have such as employment, housing, utilities, food, and family harmony.
$10,000 is a goal to increase our Family Case Management Program.
$5,000 is a goal to increase exposure and outreach through all forms of communication to include Internet and Social Media.
Any amount beyond these goals will benefit both of these programs, on a larger scale.
Should this fund event greatly exceed our expectations, we would also increase therapy hours to provide more substance abuse services and other behavioral health services.