Empower Yolo's mission is to promote safe, healthy, and resilient communities through community outreach and educational programs about available resources to promote health, stability, and self-sufficiency for individuals and families.
175 Walnut Street
Woodland, CA 95695
|County or Parish:||Yolo County|
On January 1, 2016 Empower Yolo and Yolo Center for Families merged to become one agency under the name Empower Yolo. Yolo Center for Families is a program of Empower Yolo. The merger allows Empower Yolo to better serve clients in Yolo County offering more comprehensive services. Empower Yolo free and confidential services include: 24/7 Crisis Hotline, Residential Services (including emergency confidential shelter for individuals escaping domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking; transitional and rapid rehousing; and the KE shelter which homes crime victims); Legal Advocacy (including restraining order clinics; court accompaniment & advocacy; limited DACA immigration assistance); Counseling (including individual, family, child, empowerment program, support groups, and Alternatives to Violence program); Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Response Teams; Prevention Education and Outreach (including presentations, community fairs/tabling, professional trainings throughout Yolo County, and Teen Education presentations and groups in local high schools); Family Resource Centers (in Davis, Woodland and Knights Landing); Youth Services (including: Help Me Grow-early screening, Play School Experience, Kinder Camp, Child Abuse Treatment Program, Response to Human Trafficking of commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC), children's health insurance enrollment, and After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) after school program); Health Education (including health insurance and CAL Fresh enrollment programs, peer health educators, promotoras, and Knights Landing Medical Clinic); Homeless Prevention & Rapid Re-housing Program; and Economic Self Sufficiency (including financial literacy classes, and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program); women's support group, and exercise classes including yoga, Zumba and kick boxing.
"As Empower Yolo continues to expand with the addition of new programs and a new shelter space in West Sacramento, we are excited about the positive growth we see coming in 2019. Our communities have continued to express a need for support and Empower Yolo's staff team has continued to respond with care, compassion, and strength. Empower Yolo is about supporting people to move forward and have a safe place in the community. Together, the Empower Yolo family has made it possible for us to continue on the path of achieving our mission of 'promoting safe, healthy, and resilient communities,'" said Sheri Atkinson and Sara Blair-Medeiros, Co-Chairs of the board of Empower Yolo.
-- Lynnette Irlmeier, Executive Director