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1900 East 8th Street
Davis, CA 95616
Fax: (530) 758-8521
Hotline (530) 758-8435


STEAC provides assistance to low income residents of Yolo County with these programs:

Helping Hand Programs

    STEAC provides enough free food to Davis residents for three meals a day for five days for each member of the family.
    Food and gifts are donated by community members to low income Davis individuals and families during the December holiday season.

Homelessness Prevention Program

Goal: Help Yolo County's low-income residents through an emergency in order to keep them from joining the ranks of the homeless.

    STEAC provides rental assistance to keep low-income residents from being evicted.
    Cash assistance is given to prevent utilities from being turned off or to have them restored.

Road to Independence Program

Goal: Help low-income Yolo County residents overcome the barriers to moving into long-term housing.

    STEAC provides cash assistance to help pay for first month's rent for long-term housing.

Employment Assistance Program

Goal: Help low-income Yolo County residents to be better able to work.

    In partnership with two local consignment stores, clothing is provided for job seekers to wear at interviews.
    - Clothing donations to support the program can be made at All Things Right & Relevant (, 530-759-9648) in Davis and My Sister's Closet in Woodland (no website, 530-669-6739).
    - Be sure to ask that the donated items be put on consignment for STEAC's Suit Up for Success Program. Proceeds from the sale of donated items fund an account that pays for interview outfits. ALL donated items will support the Suit Up for Success Program.
    - Clothing must be seasonal, clean, and wrinkle-free. Clothing can be casual, like jeans or cotton tops, or more formal work attire, like suits, jackets, dresses, etc.
    - Please call the STEAC office at 530-758-8435 if you have any questions about how to donate clothing.
    STEAC provides assistance for residents to train to earn a Forklift Operator Certificate.
    STEAC provides assistance for residents to train to earn a Food Handler Certificate.
    STEAC provides cash assistance for residents to get driver's licenses, identification cards and other certificates necessary for employment.

Limitations on Assistance

  • STEAC pays only up to $600 in cash assistance for rent and $200 for utilities. Recipient must show that other funds are available to pay the rest of the month's rent.
  • Assistance for rent and utilities is provided to residents of Yolo County. Residents can receive rent and utility assistance every two years.
  • STEAC accepts requests for assistance only by referrals from nonprofit or government agencies.
  • Free food from the closet is provided only to Davis residents. recipients are limited to receiving food once per month.
  • Assistance as part of the Holiday Program is available only to Davis residents.

Community Volunteers Program

STEAC encourages residents to become more aware of community problems and needs by serving as a volunteer. Volunteers work on:

  • Collecting and distributing food.
  • Assisting in the office with taking referrals, entering data, marketing and outreach and other duties.
  • Helping with the annual holiday programs.
  • Raising funds to pay for the assistance.

Community Collaboration Program

STEAC actively works in collaboration with these coalitions of nonprofit groups and government agencies in order to avoid duplication of services and make best use of limited funding:

  • Yolo County Homeless and Poverty Action Coalition
  • Davis Stakeholders Group on Panhandling and Homelessness
  • Northern California/Central Valley Alliance of Homeless Services Providers
  • United Way California Capital Region
  • United Way Woodland