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Children’s Alliance gives away more than 1,100 backpacks to West Sac students

The Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) hosted its 7th annual backpack giveaway event Saturday at its family resource center located at 1200 Anna St. in West Sacramento. The event was aimed at supporting more than 1,000 local students from families preparing to send their children back to school while navigating uncertain times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Woodland Daily Democrat

Over 700 families were served during the Yolo County Children’s Alliance Community Giveaway Day, held Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon at Sutter Health Park.

Families received community resources, Thanksgiving Meal Kits, blankets and coats for children, diapers and baby supplies, and the opportunity for all ages 5 plus to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and booster shots. Additionally, 250 families received $100 gift cards for a local grocery store. Read More Here! 

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Child Abuse Prevention Month is April
Help Build Youth Resilience this Month

Throughout Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC), Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA), and partners are raising awareness about nurturing resilience in youth and their families in the region. This year, the Yolo County CAPC will be leveraging the Strong Families Yolo website, launched in 2021, to provide new interactive resources and educational materials focused on the needs of youth and their parents/caregivers. Read the entire press release HERE!

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Know Your Charity!
A YouTube Channel Interview from Folsom High School

“Know Your Charity” is a talk show series hosted by Harini Krishnan focused on bringing awareness about local charities and organizations in the Greater Sacramento Area. By doing this she’s hoping to inspire youth and their families to help out in their community. Learn about the Yolo County Children’s Alliance and our work in the community HERE! 

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KCRA 3: The Impact of ARP Funding 3/14/2022
The importance of mini grants and giving back to the community post-pandemic.

The American Rescue Plan mini-grants will significantly impact the communities YCCA serves in a positive way. Throughout the pandemic, the communities we serve were hit hardest when houses lost their sources of income and new parents lost the ability to provide basic needs and resources to children. Our community is building its resilience back up, and the ARP funding towards community-centered resources and events is how YCCA stewards funds into the hands of those who need it most. Watch the full KCRA coverage here. 

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Sacramento Bee Holiday Giving

Sacramento Book of Dreams Readers Show their Generosity: YCCA Holiday Toy Distribution

…“I will do anything for them to have a good Christmas. I don’t care how long or how far I have to go,” she said…Yolo County Children’s Alliance Executive Director Jeneba Lahai greeted volunteers who came to work, and noted the event is a prime example of what happens when members of the community come together to help those in need. She understands at a personal level what it means to be supported by a community when you are down.

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Woodland Daily Democrat

Yolo County Children's Alliance distributes toys and supplies to West Sacramento families

“…most of the families that [YCCA] works with have been hit hard by the economic impacts caused by the pandemic that has led to lack of income…It’s our last event of the year and we wanted to do something where we can celebrate the community, life people’s spirit and give kids some wonderful toys for the holidays.” Read the toy distribution event coverage here. 

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COVID-19 Update

YCCA’s physical offices are open, but require masks indoors!
Need help with MediCal, Covered CA or other health insurance? Call Miguel 530-979-7062
Need food or CalFresh?  Call Miguel 530-979-7062
Housing questions? Call Elise 530-902-9288
Pregnant or parenting a newborn? Healthy Families Yolo County home visiting program (via virtual visits for now). Call Marisol 530-902-5983
Questions about how to access resources? Tax preparation assistance? Census 2020? Call the Family Resource Center 916-572-0560

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Yolo County Children’s Alliance kicks off Valentine’s Day themed Canned Food Drive
Food Drive aims to redefine season of love to include helping others

Davis, California — In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Yolo County Children’s Alliance is asking the community to ‘spread the love’ to those in need. To that end, Yolo County Children’s Alliance is collecting canned and dry goods beginning Friday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 21, 2017.  All items benefit YCCA’s West Sacramento Family Resource Center’s Emergency Food Pantry, which supports families in need throughout the year, and clients in our Step by Step/Paso a Paso home visiting program.