Family Support Programs
We connect hundreds of English, Spanish and Russian speaking families to available community services. Every year we assist an average of 900 people with health insurance, food subsidies, and more.
Step by Step/Paso a Paso (SxS/PxP) is a home visitation program that uses a modified Healthy Families America model. Serving primary caregivers of children from conception to age 3, the program aims to improve the infant-parent relationship by enhancing skills, promoting healthy child development, and supporting bonding in a safe home environment. The program serves Yolo County’s most vulnerable mothers and provides practical support for accessing basic needs and community resources as well as activities to foster parenting skills.
YCCA wants to help everyone get access to health care. Through our Health Insurance Enrollment program, we help people get access to care, coverage, and other health-related resources. YCCA staff provide education about health insurance and health services options that are available to individuals, regardless of income. Community Resources Specialists will also personally walk a family through the process of applying or re-applying for health insurance and other available family support services, such as CalFresh or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
YCCA is committed to helping people get access to healthy food. We do this through two programs: fresh produce distribution and CalFresh enrollment.
We distribute fresh produce each week at the West Sacramento Family Resource Center (FRC) twice a month at the Clarksburg FRC. This service is open to everyone in Yolo County, including families and seniors.
Using the Help Me Grow program, YCCA offers developmental screenings to all parents and children ages 0-5 in order to identify early signs of developmental and behavioral issues. If needed, YCCA helps children and parents get connected to community-based developmental and behavioral services and support in their community. We welcome referrals from organizations that serve families.
YCCA, in partnership with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, operates a program that provides free, accurate tax preparation assistance for low-income individuals and families residing in Yolo County. We assist Yolo County residents with filing tax returns during the tax season. The VITA Program utilizes volunteers, and management expertise to help create pathways towards financial stability for low-income families in Yolo County.
The West Sacramento and Clarksburg Family Resource Centers (FRCs) help families access all types of community resources. With a family strengthening approach, the FRCs help families assess their strengths and needs and help them access resources and services, such as the following:
Working with Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency, parents, and child care providers, we facilitate payment to providers for their services.
Since June 2016, Yolo County Children’s Alliance has been administering the Yolo Health & Human Services Agency’s CalWORKs Stage 1 Child Care Subsidy Program. This program supports parents pay for child care so they can work or attend school. Working closely with the HHSA CalWORKs division, YCCA facilitates payment to the child care providers for their services.