Through work with local non-profit agencies, the City of Davis plays an active role in addressing the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness, or are at risk of homelessness. The city provides limited direct assistance for homelessness services; for specific shelter and service information please call the agencies directly, or contact the County by calling 2-1-1 or visiting 2-1-1 Yolo.
Davis Pathways is a collaboration among the City of Davis, Yolo County, the Housing Authority of the County of Yolo, Davis Community Meals, and Yolo Community Care Continuum to provide permanent supported housing to individuals living homeless. In December 2016 Sutter Health awarded the City of Davis a matching grant of $232,990 to expand existing services. The range of services now include outreach, assessment, and case management, bridge housing, bridge rental assistance, and a jobs training program. Learn more about Davis Pathways.
Scroll down to read more about the homelessness services offered in Davis, or select one of the links below:
- Services if you are homeless
- How to refer people to homelessness services
- How to report unattended belongings in public places
- How to help those in need
If you are (or know someone) experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, please contact:
Davis Community Meals – Shelter Resource Center/Day Center Services
Davis Community Meals provides a Resource Center and Day Shelter on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 1111 H Street in Davis. This program provides homeless and low income individuals and families with access to basic necessities such as showers, clothing, laundry facilities, personal hygiene products, and other necessities. Additional services include access to a telephone and computer, transportation arrangements, and mail address service. DCM will also refer participants to other services in the community as needed.
Davis Community Meals website or call their offices at 530-753-9204
Empower Yolo – Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Trafficking
Empower Yolo provides crisis services, counseling, educational services and legal services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and trafficking. The Center also has a 24-hour crisis line that serves the Community.
Empower Yolo website or call their crisis line at 530-662-1133 or 916-371-1907.
Community Resources Distribution Card
The City has a listing of resources available in the community to those in need to services, with addresses and phone numbers for local service organizations and information on the shelter resource center. A full page of these cards, which can be printed and cut for easy distribution, is available below:
Yolo County Homeless Services
There are service locations in Woodland at 137 North Cottonwood Street and in West Sacramento at 500 B Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 150. The County has a mental health crisis and access line, at (888) 965-6647, toll free 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Yolo County Homeless Services website or call 888-965-6647 for the 24/7 mental health crisis and access line
2-1-1 Yolo – Yolo County Resource and Referral Services
2-1-1 Yolo, a community information resource for Yolo County residents. Through the provider database, browse hundreds of health and human services online to find programs and resources that meet specific needs.
2-1-1 Yolo website or call 2-1-1
If you would like to request outreach to a person/household experiencing homelessness in Davis, please click on the link below to access a referral form.
If you would like to report unattended property in a public space, please contact the City of Davis Code Compliance Hotline at 530-757-5646, or fill out the form on their web page and include a detailed description of the location of the items - Code Enforcement web page
If you are interested in helping individuals in need in the community, there are many ways to contribute to local causes.
Print up the resource cards and hand them out to individuals in need:
Volunteer with or donate to local service organizations:
These local organizations listed below assist extremely low income and homeless individuals and families within the community and would gladly accept donations of time, goods, or money. Please see their websites for more information.
- Yolo Center for Families - 530-406-7221
- Davis Community Meals - 530-753-9204
- Empower Yolo - Woodland Offices 530-662-1133
- Grace in Action - 530-792-1053
- Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter (IRWS)
- CommuniCare Health Center - Davis Community Clinic - 530-758-2060
- Short Term Emergency Aid Committee (STEAC) - 530-758-8435
- Suicide Prevention 24 Hour Crisis Line - 530-756-5000 or 888-233-0228
- Yolo County Food Bank - 530-668-0690
Social Services Commission - Non Event Fundraiser
With ongoing cuts to federal grant programs that support local non-profit service organizations, the Social Services Commission had the idea of holding a non-event fundraiser to augment these grant funds and ensure ongoing local services for individuals and families in need. Because it does not have an event date, it is ongoing, and you don’t even have to go anywhere! Funds collected through this fundraiser will be awarded to local non-profits who apply for public service funding under the city’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.