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The mission of Dixon Family Services is to improve the quality of life for all families and individuals in our diverse community. Our intervention and support services are strengthened by cooperation with the schools, churches, businesses and the community.

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Notice to the Community regarding Community Service Opportunities at Dixon Family Services (DFS)

In January the DFS Thrift Store closed so we no longer have the need for volunteers for that program.

At Dixon Family Services we currently have a limited staff and we do not have a Volunteer Coordinator to schedule, orient and supervise volunteers at this time.  If this changes we will let the community know through email blast, our website, Facebook and in the press. 

We do occasionally have a need for volunteer groups from time to time to perform a one day or half day project.  In those instances we usually reach out via Facebook or in press releases.

For many years DFS has helped people find a place to volunteer.  We continue to do so with our list of volunteer opportunities, however at this time we do not have volunteer openings for placement here at DFS.

We suggest to those who are looking for volunteerism opportunities to look on our website for a list of local opportunities that we have gathered and listed.  We cannot assure that these entities can use a volunteer at the time you contact them as it is only a list of possibilities.

Another suggestion is that you contact Volunteer Solano.  Contact information is as follows:


Volunteer Opportunities in Dixon

 Download list => Volunteer Opportunities in Dixon VV Yolo Revised in 2018

Volunteer Solano, 707 718-3912


Tina Chechourka

To seek volunteerism in all of Solano County 



Solano Life House, 707 678 1651

575 South Jefferson

Mary Felix

Use volunteers of all ages for various activities, reading, meal service, maintenance


Dixon Community Church, 707 678 1981

955 East A Street

Jennifer Beckley

Use volunteers for special events, yard work, painting, other physical labor


St. Peters Church, 707 678 9424

105 South 2nd Street

Sara Rosales

Volunteers help with yard work, special projects, etc.


United Methodist Church, 707 678 2191

209 North Jefferson Street

Cathy Morris

Use volunteers for special activities.  Call for specific dates.


Dixon May Fair, 707 678 5529

655 South 1st Street

Sandy Bonesteel

Use volunteers only during the time leading up to and during May Fair, landscaping, office work


Dixon Senior Center, 707 678 7022

201 South 5th Street

Kim Stailey

You have to go to the city of Dixon to fill out an application first


Dixon Family Services, 707 678 0442

155 North 2nd Street – Agency

Occasionally there are volunteer projects to accommodate community service hours


Volunteer Opportunities in Yolo County


All Things Right and Relevant, 530 759 9648

2801 Spafford Street, Davis

Richard Gustafson: Thrift Store Manager

Volunteers help with intakes, building merchandise display and cash register


Cache Creek Conservancy, (530) 661-1070

34199 County Road 20, Woodland

Sheila Pratt

Use volunteers for a variety of activities


Davis Community Meals, 530 220 4089

202 F Street, Davis


Volunteers help prepare meals, distribute supplies and helping at the shelter.


Food Bank of Yolo, 530 668 0690

1244 Fortna Ave, Woodland

Raymond Bautista – Volunteer and food drive coordinator

Volunteers sort food, warehouse projects, special events and office help


Citizens of Care Davis, 530 758 3704

Citizens of Care Woodland, 530 668 8780

1260 Lake Blvd Suite 208, Davis

1017 Main Street, Woodland

Director of volunteers – cwcvc@dcn.org

Download an application on citizenswhocare.us

Volunteers help with in-home respite care, convalescent home visits, hospital visits, helping with the in-home program, and with the Senior Center programs. All ages are welcome.


Yolo Hospice, 530 758 5566

1909 Galileo Court Suite A, Davis

Carley Wilder

Volunteers can help with patient care by running errands, visiting the patient, but first volunteers have to go through training.


Volunteer Opportunities in Vacaville



Opportunity House, 707 447 1988

267 Bennett Hill Court  


Volunteer at the shelter


Opportunity House Thrift Store & Boutique, 707 446 6246

107 Peabody Road


Help with thrift store duties


Epiphany Church of Vacaville, 707 330 1493

300 West Street

Emma Green

Help serve soup lunch/dinner on Tuesday or Friday


The Vacaville Storehouse, 707 454 0268

1146 East Monte Vista Avenue


Distributing food, clothing, and serving meals


Information provided by Dixon Family Services

For any questions or comments regarding information provided or to add your name to our list

Please call 707-678-0442

Thank you.

DFS New Hours



HOURS ARE 10 – 12,

CLOSED 12 – 1, OPEN AGAIN 1 – 4

Please call 707 678-0442 to schedule an appointment

DFS Thanks Our Volunteers

Dixon Family Services thanks all the wonderful people who showed up on Saturday to spruce up our landscape. It took only two hours but each and every one of us was sweaty, sore and proud after the work we did. Representatives of Dixon LDS Church, Living Hope Church and the Community Church joined people representing the Community at Large and it was a beautiful coordination of Good People who care about our community.

Drive by some time and admire how much better our yards look. We do have a future plan to purchase some lantana plants and we will need a crew to dig holes for those. Let me know if you’d like to be part of that effort.

We may need to hold a fundraiser or ask for donors to be able to purchase the plants. DFS does not have it in our budget at this time.

Thank you SO MUCH!
Sincerely, Cookie Powell



Comedy Night is a Fun Way to Assist

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Right around the corner Saturday night, June 23rd, Comedy Night will provide mouth-watering food, lots of laughter and prizes galore at Dixon’s “Funnest” Fund Raising Event of the year. 

Tickets are still available at the time of writing this press release but don’t wait to get yours as they are selling fast.  You don’t want to miss this event.   A $40 donation covers admission into a dinner and professional Comedy Show.

The Headliner this year is Dan St. Paul who will be causing uncontrollable laughter.

The warm and friendly team of Sheila McCabe and Jack Caldwell are Masters of Ceremonies.

Tickets are available to purchase at Dixon Family Services, 155 North Second Street, The Dixon Tribune, 145 East A Street and Dixon Florist and Gifts, 150 East A Street.

Also included with your ticket is a delicious tri-tip dinner provided by Recology.  Other fun to enjoy includes a no-host bar and many raffle prizes to win.

This year the door prize is $200 cash and you do not have to be present to win.  Fill out the contact information on the ticket stub and turn in to DFS before the event.  You have a chance to win even if you cannot attend.

Dixon Family Services exists to provide people in the community with a large variety of services.  Established in 1984 the organization has since been a resource for anyone in need of information, referrals, basic needs, case management, mental health and substance abuse services, parenting and other life-skills workshops, support groups, a food pantry and to assist families and individuals who find themselves in situations that are negatively affecting their quality of life.

Thousands of people have managed to make life-altering changes with help from Dixon Family Services.  Fund raising events and donations are what enable DFS to provide individualized action/support plans for each family or individual seeking help. 

Generous grants from Kaiser Permanente and Genentech keep our Mental Health Continuum of Care and Basic Needs Safety Net Programs funded and operational.  Partners such as The Church of Saint Martin, The Dixon United Methodist Church, Dixon’s Neighborhood Christian School, The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and many individuals in the community support and strengthen Dixon Family Services’ capability to serve parents and others who are struggling to provide food, utilities and shelter for their families.  The Solano County Board of Supervisors and Solano County Health and Social Services also provide funds for some of our family support services.

Representatives of other helping agencies such as the WIC Program, CalWORKs, Covered California, Section 8, Cal Fresh, Legal Services of Northern California and the Food Bank Fresh Produce Program all provide their services on the premises as well. Dixon Family Services is truly the “One-Stop-Shop” of human services for residents of Dixon under one roof.  All services are provided in both English and Spanish by caring and respectful staff members.

Sponsors of Comedy Night 2018 include Altec, Bud’s Pub & Grill, California Water, First Northern Bank, Recology and Travis Credit Union.  Many local businesses and individuals are responsible for a large array of raffle prizes and the complete list will be on the DFS website next week.

The annual fundraiser is planned and provided by the Dixon Family Services Board of Directors.  The current roster includes Sarah Villec, Jon Cox, Matt Swanson, Jack Caldwell, Brad Harms, Jerry Castañon, Laura Ziegler and Donny Everhart.  If you are interested in supporting Dixon Family Services as a board member, please speak with any of these good people or Cookie Powell to learn more.

For more information about Comedy Night you can call (707) 678 0442 or email cookie@dixonfamilyservices.org.

DFS Comedy Night



Dixon Family Services is excited to announce that Dan St. Paul will be responsible for making everyone laugh hard at Comedy Night 2018.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 23 at the Olde Vet’s Hall in downtown Dixon.

Comedy Night has become a signature fundraising event for Dixon Family Services (DFS) over the years.  The community-based, one-stop-shop of social services has been helping Dixon’s residents in need of a variety of assistance programs since 1984.  The Comedy Night fundraising event is an opportunity for all community members to come out and support the non-profit organization, while having a great time. 



Tickets are $40 in advance and are available to purchase at Dixon Family Services at 155 North Second Street, The Dixon Tribune at 145 East A Street and Dixon Florist & Gifts at 150 East A Street

There is also the option of reserving a table or two so you can be sure to sit with your friends, family and/or co-workers.  In response to a growing trend for table reservations, organizers have dropped the price to only $300 for a table that seats 8 people.  There are a limited number of tables, so hurry and call 678-0442 or email cookie@dixonfamilyservices.org  for table reservations. Tickets to Comedy Night make a wonderful gift for someone you know who enjoys a fun time.