1900 East 8th Street
Davis, CA 95616
Fax: (530) 758-8521
E-mail: steac@steac.org


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

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.

EVICTION PREVENTION  — STEAC provides rental assistance to keep low-income residents from being evicted.

UTILITY ASSISTANCE — 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.

FIRST MONTH'S RENT — STEAC provides cash assistance to help pay for first month's rent in long-term housing.

Employment Assistance Program

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

SUIT UP FOR SUCCESS PROGRAM  — In partnership with All Things Right & Relevant (R&R) and My Sister’s Closet consignment stores, clothing is provided for job seekers to wear at Interviews.

Clothing donations to support the program can be made at R&R (rrconsignments.org, 530-759-9648) in Davis and My Sister’s Closet in Woodland (no website, 530-669-6739).  Please call the STEAC office at 530-758-8435 to find out how to make clothing donations or contact the stores directly.

Clothing must be seasonal, clean and wrinkle-free.  Donated clothing can be casual, like jeans or cotton tops, or more formal work attire, like suits, jackets, etc. ALL donated items support the Suit Up for Success Program. Proceeds from the sale of donated items fund an account that pays for interview outfits. Be sure to ask that the donated items be put on consignment for STEAC’s Suit Up Program.

FORKLIFT OPERATOR TRAINING — STEAC provides assistance for residents to training to earn a Forklift Operator Certificate.

FOOD HANDLER CERTIFICATE — STEAC provides assistance for residents to training to earn a Food Handler Certificate.

LICENSES STEAC provides cash assistance for residents to get driver's licenses, identification cards and other certificates necessary for employment.

Helping Hand Program

FREE FOOD PROGRAM — STEAC provides enough free food to Davis residents for three meals a day for five days for each member of the family.

HOLIDAY ADOPT-A-FAMILY PROGRAM — Food and gifts are donated to low income Davis individuals and families during the December holiday season.

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