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Providing Help. Creating Hope.


Our Mission

"Providing Help. Creating Hope."

Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano advances Christ's mission by collaborating with diverse communities, providing services to the poor and vulnerable, promoting human dignity and advancing for social justice.

Caridades Católicas de Yolo-Solano avanza la misión de Cristo por medio de la colaboración con diversas comunidades, brindado servicios a los pobres y vulnerables, promoviendo la dignidad humana y avanzando la justicia social.

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Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano commits to serve vulnerable individuals of all faiths and backgrounds and to work for a just society. 

Por el poder del Espíritu Santo, Caridades Católicas de Yolo-Solano se compromete a servir a las personas vulnerables de toda creencia y origen y trabajar por una sociedad justa.


Our History

Sr. Frederica Horvath emigrated to the United States from Hungary and in 1926 founded the Sisters of Social Service in Los Angeles. The mission of the religious community was to share in the social mission of the Church by addressing the needs and challenges of those struggling individuals and families living in poverty. They have always had a special emphasis on women and children living on the margins.

Meet the Team

Meet the Team
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Food Access & Nutrition
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Whitney Galindo 

Food & Nutrition Program Manager

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Alexandria Willingham 

Food Access Coordinator

CFO Outreach Specialist

(Vallejo Office)

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Andrew Austin 

Food Access Coordinator

CFO Outreach Specialist

(Vallejo Office)


Kimberly Gastelum 

Nutrition Coordinator

(Vallejo Office)

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Edith Bikoba 

Nutrition Coordinator

(Woodland Office)

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Monica Ayala Macias 

Food Nutrition Educator

(Vallejo Office)

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Eva Osorio

Nutrition Educator

(Woodland Office)

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Clarence Mamaril

Managing Attorney


Mariana Ruiz

Administrative Assistant

(Vallejo Office)


Jonathan Cineas 

Legal Assistant

(Woodland Office)


Guadalupe Sanchez Loza 

DOJ Accredited Trainee

(Woodland Office)

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Lizbeth Gonzalez 

Administrative Assistant

(Woodland Office)

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Jorge Savala 

Disaster Service

Program Manager

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Chelsea McLaughlin 

Emergency Preparedness Educator

(Woodland Office)

Support Team
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Xiomara Moran

Office Manager

(Vallejo Office)


John Gonsalves Jr  

Development & IT Director

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Jesus Zavala

Deputy Director


John Watkins

Executive Director

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