Friends of Adult Day Health Care

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$3,457 raised by 32 donors

46% complete

$7,500 Goal

Friends of Adult Day Health Care, Inc. (FADHC), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was established in 1983 by community members who wanted to put their support for Yolo Adult Day Health Center (Center) on permanent footing. Their dream to offer an alternative to institutionalization for frail and disabled adults started in the early 1970's, when a group of Yolo County residents began searching for a better way to care for adults whose health problems interfered with independent living. Their goal was inspired by the geriatric day hospital, a model of health care widely used in Britain, to help people be able to function in the community, prevent deterioration and avoid unnecessary institutionalization. In the early 1980's, they persuaded the Yolo County Health Department to build a facility using special state and local funds. The Center opened in January 1984 as the first built-to-purpose adult day health center in California. In 1990, with the assistance of a grant from the California Department of Aging, a specialized program was developed to better serve individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias. The partnership between FADHC, Yolo County and Dignity Health continues to this day, with FADHC dedicated to community fundraising and education, Yolo County responsible for the building and Dignity Health maintaining the license and managing the program. After 39 years of operation, Yolo Adult Day Health Center continues to successfully meet its original goals of a person-centered congregate treatment program, and operates in the warm community spirit put forth by the founders. 

Giving Activity


Friends of Adult Day Health Care (FADHC) is committed to promoting the health, dignity, and independence of frail older and disabled adults and their caregivers by supporting Yolo Adult Day Health Center through fundraising and community awareness.


Yolo Adult Day Health Center, in collaboration with Friends of Adult Day Health Care, Yolo County and Dignity Health, is embarking on the renovation of a new building twice the size of our current site. With a waiting list of over 50 and growing, this is much needed to continue to provide frail and disabled adults long term care services within the community.

1. Our client population will more than double in size, and so five new vehicles will need to be purchased. A new wheelchair accessible small bus that can transport up to 8 participants at a time will be a welcomed addition to our fleet. ($87,000)

2. New tables and chairs for the participants. This furniture needs to be attentive to the functional and social needs of clients to ensure that wheelchairs are easily accommodated, spacing is conducive to Covid-safe socialization, and that the materials used to manufacture are easily sanitized, durable and safe. ($100,000)

3. Purchase a new state of the art recumbent bicycle to help frail adults regain or maintain strength and improve balance, which will help prevent falls at home. ($8,000)

4. Provide funding for artistic, musical and other therapeutic programs specific to participant's interest and needs. As a person-centered program, the Center's staff strive to ensure a diversity of stimulating opportunities that are of interest to each individual. This includes computers, tablets, entertainers, craft and garden supplies, tools, wood, and much more. ($5,000/year).

5. Formalize the Center's volunteer program that taps into the valuable community resources of students, retirees and others seeking opportunities to give back. A formalized program will allow for enhanced marketing, training and volunteer appreciation events. ($8,000/year).

Organization Data


Organization name

Friends of Adult Day Health Care

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Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Health Care

Operating Budget


Organization Need

Funding: Program, Furniture, Volunteers, In-Kind Donations, Technology

Demographics Served

Seniors, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans

BIPOC Leadership

Both the Executive Director & Board Chair

Counties Served



20 North Cottonwood Street
Woodland, CA 95695

Service areas

Yolo County, CA, US



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