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Woodland Daily Democrat
11/21/2021

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
12/25/2021

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
12/20/2021

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. 

Press Release

Yolo County Children’s Alliance Provides More Than 900 West Sacramento Students With Free Backpacks and School Supplies
For the past 5 years, YCCA has supported hundreds of West Sacramento Students to prepare them for the school year. In partnership with the community, the agency served more students than ever before!

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July 31, 2021

(West Sacramento, CA) For the sixth year in a row, the Yolo County Children’s Alliance hosted their Back-to-School Backpack and School Supply Giveaway for students in the West Sacramento community. This community-supported  event supplied more than 900 students, from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, with backpacks, school supplies, snack packs, health resources, and more, as families prepare for in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year.

Press Release

Yolo County Children’s Alliance announces the retirement of long-time Executive Director, Katie Villegas.
New Executive Director, Jeneba Lahai, appointed unanimously by the board, to lead YCCA beginning June 5, 2021.

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May 4, 2021

Yolo County Children’s Alliance announces the retirement of long-time Executive Director, Katie Villegas.  New Executive Director, Jeneba Lahai, appointed unanimously by the board, to lead YCCA beginning June 5, 2021. 

Press Release

For Immediate Release: Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council Launches New Website to Engage the Community in Supporting Children and Families
West Sacramento - April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and this April the Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC), a program of the Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA), will be launching a new website: Strong Families Yolo at www.strongfami

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March  31, 2021 

Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council Launches New Website to Engage the Community in Supporting Children and Families 

West Sacramento – April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and this April the Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC), a program of the Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA), will be launching a new website: Strong Families Yolo at www.strongfamiliesyolo.org

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For Immediate Release: Tax season is here, and the Yolo County Children’s Alliance, United Way, and City of West Sacramento are helping the community prepare
Starting on March 13, the Yolo County Children’s Alliance and partners are hosting free tax preparation events on Saturdays until April 10.

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March 5, 2021

Tax season is here, and the Yolo County Children’s Alliance, United Way, and City of West Sacramento are helping the community prepare 

Starting on March 13, the Yolo County Children’s Alliance and partners are hosting free tax preparation events on Saturdays until April 10.

Press Release

For Immediate Release: Yolo County Children’s Alliance Hosts Free Tax Preparation Services for Underserved Communities
Starting in February 2021 through Tax Day, April 15, 2021, YCCA and partners will be hosting free Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) virtually.

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February 16, 2021

Yolo County Children’s Alliance Hosts Free Tax Preparation Services for Underserved Communities

Starting in February 2021 through Tax Day, April 15, 2021, YCCA and partners will be hosting free Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) virtually.

Press Release

For Immediate Release: Yolo County Children’s Alliance Brings Holiday Cheer to Families in West Sacramento
YCCA’s annual Holiday Toy Distribution was a successful drive-thru event this year, held at the West Sacramento Family Resource Center on Saturday, December 19, 2020.

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December 23, 2020

Yolo County Children’s Alliance Brings Holiday Cheer to Families in West Sacramento 

YCCA’s annual Holiday Toy Distribution was a successful drive-thru event this year, held at the West Sacramento Family Resource Center on Saturday, December 19, 2020.

Press Release

For Immediate Release: November 25, 2020 Yolo County Children’s Alliance 15th Annual West Sacramento Giveaway
Funds will increase the number ofYCCA’s 15th annual Community Giveaway day was a successful drive-thru event this year, held at the West Sacramento Family Resource Center on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Yolo County youth served

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November 25, 2020

Yolo County Children’s Alliance 15th Annual West Sacramento Giveaway YCCA’s 15th annual Community Giveaway day was a successful drive-thru event this year, held at the West Sacramento Family Resource Center on Saturday, November 21, 2020. 

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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: YCCA receives $20,000 from AT&T to support work experience for youth
Funds will increase the number of Yolo County youth served

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YCCA receives $20,000 from AT&T to support work experience for youth
Funds will increase the number of Yolo County youth served

Davis, California — Thursday, August 16, 2018 —Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) has been granted $20,000 by AT&T’s Aspire Initiative to support a workforce readiness program that provides mentoring, career interest assessments and paid work experiences for underserved youth and young adults from West Sacramento, Davis, and Clarksburg.

Press Release

West Sacramento Grocery Outlet Kicks Off Eighth Annual ‘Independence from Hunger®’ Campaign
Grocery Outlet Partners With Yolo County Children’s Alliance, Community Members to Tackle Food Insecurity

West Sacramento, CA (June 27, 2018)Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, the nation’s fastest-growing, extreme-value grocery retailer, today launched its Independence from Hunger® Food Drive to combat food insecurity for the eighth consecutive year. Spanning from June 27 – July 31, 2018, the West Sacramento Grocery Outlet is teaming up with Yolo County Children’s Alliance and will be collecting donations throughout the entire duration of the campaign that will go directly to that partner.

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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.

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Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) celebrates 10 years of giving with largest giveaway event yet
Yolo County Children’s Alliance seeks donations to distribute a record 600 Thanksgiving meals in one day

Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) is celebrating 10 years of giving with its largest community event to date: the 10th Annual West Sacramento Community Giveaway Day.  YCCA will distribute Thanksgiving dinners, blankets, coats, and toys to families in need on Saturday, November 19th at Westfield Village Elementary School, 508 Poplar Ave., in West Sacramento.

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2022 Events

Backpack & School Supply Giveaway Day 

Saturday July 30 | 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
YCCA Family Resource Center, 1200 Anna Street, West Sacramento 95605

Join YCCA and Partners for our 7th Annual Backpack Giveaway Day! We will be giving out backpacks filled with school supplies along with other family resources – all for free! This event is for students grades Kindergarten – 12th Grade. 

Press Release

Disney’s First Kaboom! Playground Built In Northern California, Largest Ever, Comes To West Sacramento
More than 400 volunteers built Disney’s 62nd KaBOOM! playground nationwide in single day

West Sacramento, Calif. – Today, more than 400 volunteers from the city of West Sacramento and Yolo County Children’s Alliance, along with Disney VoluntEARS and organizers from KaBOOM!, transformed Bryte Park into a vibrant, new playground for more than 2,000 West Sacramento kids and families – in just eight hours.

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Bank of America gives $5K to Yolo County Children’s Alliance to help Yolo County residents access essential resources

(Yolo County) – Families in Yolo County continue to struggle to provide basic necessities for their families. According to the 2013 Annual Social and Economic Supplement by the US Census Bureau, over 46 million people and more than 20% of children under 18 live in poverty. Many are hard-working Americans who have experienced loss of income and face the challenge of choosing between providing foods for their families or paying their utility bills.  According to Feeding America, 23.7% of Yolo County children live in food insecure households.

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YCCA Leads Advocacy Efforts for Kids in Yolo County

Over the years, YCCA has led many advocacy efforts at both the state and local level. Looking back, it’s nice to see how our efforts add up! While there’s always more work to do, we’d like to take this moment to thank our many diverse partners; we’re so thankful for our ongoing affiliations and growing relationships, all of which contribute to the health and wellbeing of Yolo County families in one capacity or another.