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Dixon Family Services Emergency Assistance

Dixon, CA - 95620
(707) 678-0442

Financial Help Provided: Energy Assistance, Rent Payment Assistance, Heating Fuel Payment Assistance

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rovides emergency assistance, case management and general counseling to residents of Dixon and the surrounding rural areas. Offers rental assistance, must bring in picture ID, social security card, PG&E bill to prove residency.

Serves as the Family Resource Center (FRC) a neighborhood based center offering services to support families and strengthen communities including information and referral services, parent education classes, life skills workshops and support groups, family friendly activities, community events and resource fairs, computer and Internet access for job search, resume assistance, and linkages to health and social service programs and a resource library of adult and children\'s books and videos, and volunteer and community service programs. In home visitation services are available for families with children (age 0-5). Is a member of the Family Resource Network, a part of the Children\'s Network of Solano County.

Emergency services includes an emergency food box for a low income individual or family, once in a life time, a motel voucher for a family with dependent children for a 1 or 2 night stay, an emergency gas voucher to get to work or for critical medical needs or for stranded travelers attempting to return to point of origin. All emergency services are provided on a case by case basis, as resources are available, and clients can be eligible for the Self Sufficiency program or for short term case management.

Offers other food assistance including senior brown bags and USDA surplus food distribution.

The Self Sufficiency Program fosters self-reliance and independence through an individualized case management plan. Clients help to develop a realistic, feasible action plan with measurable goals specific to their needs including community involvement placements to develop skills, connections to job opportunities and job training and informative workshops, support groups and meeting.

Accepts HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) applications, a federally funded utility bill credit program. Also serves as a site to accept CalWORKs, CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps or SNAP), WIC, Medi-Cal and Section 8 applications.

Offers individual, couple, family and group counseling for drug and alcohol issues, relationship issues, abuse, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, stress and conflict management. Can provide family case management on a case by case basis. Also offers domestic violence clinics, parenting classes and periodic youth support groups.

Provides substance abuse education and prevention for youth.

Provides financial assistance for rental deposit and rent payment assistance through the Season of Sharing (SOS) fund for families, seniors (age 55 or over) or individuals with disabilities. Rental assistance for Dixon residents only.

Also offers a multipurpose room with a full kitchen available for rent for meetings and forums. Does not charge a rental fee for community events involving children.

Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9-12, 1-4; Friday, 9-1.

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1. Make an appointment - Always attempt to make an appointment. Oftentimes this will save you hours waiting in lines. When on the phone make sure you ask for the documentation needed in order to receive assistance.

2. Do not be late for your appointment - This tip should speak for itself.

3. Dress appropriately - If you want to be treated with respect, dress as appropriately as possible. We are not saying wear a suit. Just make sure you and your clothes are clean and non offensive. We have found that clients who dress in this manner have a better chance of receiving aid.

4. Bring all pre determined documentation - Bring all of the documents you were advised to bring from your appointment phone call. Without them, you will not receive aid.

Mission Statement
To help the needy find financial aid and assistance. This nation is going through tough times and providing a helping hand can help make the world a better place.