A one-stop-shop of Social Services and Family Case Management. Services include: a family resource center, and a child abuse/neglect prevention program. Programs are co-located on site at DFS; we serve Dixon and the surrounding rural areas, including the Dixon Migrant Center.
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.
Basic Needs Program - to support low-income households with children. We provide payments for rent, utilities and other necessary basic needs of their households. We work with the families over a period of time to help them improve their lives including application/navigation of government benefits programs, increased finances through job search/readiness, budgeting, savings, food resources, parenting, counseling, peer group meetings and anything else we can do or refer to other programs to make their lives better.
Covid-19 Basic Needs Program - Very similar to the Basic Needs Program but specifically for anyone that has lost their job or has had decreased wages due to Covid-19 making them be behind on rent or other bills. DFS Food Pantry provides groceries to anyone in need.
In 2020 our biggest source of pride is that we have remained open and assisting people throughout the pandemic. We consider our services ESSENTIAL and VITAL for people who are struggling, many for the first time ever.
Our morale and commitment to serve the less fortunate is high thanks to the positive words from our clients as well as from our donors and other supporters. We serve anyone who reaches out to us, whether it is in one of our programs or with a referral to another good source for assistance. Our main focus is on low-income households with children, with an overarching goal of prevention and reduction of child abuse and neglect.
We would like to reach a goal of $6,000 for each of the 2 Basic Needs Programs so we hope to raise a total of $12,000 during the day of #GiveLocalSolano. Every donation, large or small will help us help people in desperate need.