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.



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

Conocer El Equipo

Miriam Sammartino
Executive Director

Miriam strives to ensure every person who comes through our door is able to thrive spiritually, socially, in the family setting and in the work setting,

Luisa Shirzai 


Luisa is always ready to greet CCYOSO clients with a cheerful
voice and friendly smile

Claudia Espinosa Guiterrez

Claudia helps with answering calls. In the food pantry she assists  with any questions our clients might have. 

Cristina Arrerla

DOJ Accredited Representative

Cristina promotes the effective and efficient administration of justice, assisting with USCIS forms

and immigration issues.

Cyndi Coulter

Case Manager

Cyndi helps clients apply for assistance with rental/move-in costs and the VITA Tax Assistance Program.

Donna Hite  

Case Manager

Donna is a case manager who provides assistance with rental assistance and CalFresh outreach. 

Rebecca Tili
Case Manager

Rebecca manages cases for rental assistance, assists clients with intake

for taxes, and assists with CalFresh applications.

Mary Moore

Nutrition Educator

Mary helps clients learn how to eat well and become physically active to combat obesity and chronic health concerns.

Isabel Espinoza 


Isabel provides individual therapy and is starting a support group for women who have been victims of domestic violence.

Charlene Blount  

Lead Facilitator

Charlene provides referrals and resources to foster the emotional health of CCYOSO wellness clients.

Pastor Oneal Young
Prop 47 Community
Engagement Specialist

Pastor Young helps empower formerly incarcerated and addicted persons to transition from custody to healthy community living.

Join our team!
¡Únete a nuestro equipo!

Applicants must submit a resume,

cover letter, Diocese of Sacramento

Pre-Employment Applications
and three professional references) to

Mariana Ruiz Sanchez 
ILS Assistance, Vallejo

Miriana helps clients prepare and file DOJ forms, make appointments, and gather documents for immigration.

Claudia Ibarra

DOJ Trainee

Claudia offers outreach and information sessions for immigrants

and social services agencies

serving immigrants


125 Corporate Place, Suite A

Vallejo, CA 94590


Tel: 707-644-8909


620 Main Street

Woodland CA, 95695

Tel: 530-214-4081

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