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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 closed, but we continue to provide service and we want to help you! 
Need help with MediCal, Covered CA or other health insurance? Call Jose 530-902-6381
Need food or CalFresh?  Call Jose 530-902-6381
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.

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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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6th Annual Backpack & School Supply Giveaway Day

Save the date for YCCA’s 6th annual back to school backpack and school supply giveaway day on July 31, 2021. 

Annually, the Yolo County Children’s Alliance provides nearly 1,000 West Sacramento students brand new backpacks, school supplies, and resources! This year will be no different with our 6th annual Back-to-School Backpack and Supply Giveaway Day! This will be a drive-thru event, held at the YCCA Family Resource Center, 1200 Anna Street.

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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.