"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.
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.
Today Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano offers help in three primary areas: family assistance, immigration, and counseling. Funding sources of the agency are diverse and include: United Way of the Bay Area, the City of Vallejo, the City of Benicia, parish sponsored auxiliaries, fees for services, foundation grants, Catholic Charities of California, the Diocese of Sacramento, and individual and business donations.
Fees for Services: 27%
Government Grants: 25%
Catholic Charities of Sacramento: 29%
School Counseling Contracts: 7%
Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano (CCYS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving the people of Yolo and Solano Counties. The agency is organized exclusively for charitable purposes to serve the poor, the elderly, the needy, the oppressed, the vulnerable, the immigrant and those in spiritual or material need.
Inspired by the rich tradition of the Seven Principles of Catholic Social Teaching, with a special commitment or “option to serve the poor", we work for a just, compassionate society that supports the dignity of all individuals and families, reduces the causes and results of poverty, and strives to build healthy communities through social service programs. Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano provides services without regard to race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical disability, marital status, national origin, or age.
Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano was opened on a part-time basis as Vallejo Catholic Charities on November 1, 1942. A year later it became a full time agency called Catholic Social Services, with the Sisters of Social Service in charge of family and child welfare. The major function of the agency was child welfare, child placement and youth activities.
During the ‘60s the agency expanded its services to Fairfield, Benicia, Vacaville and Napa until Napa became part of the Diocese of Santa Rosa. In 1962 Solano County became part of the Sacramento Diocese and the agency became a member agency of Catholic Charities of Sacramento, Inc., until 2014 when it was incorporated as a separate agency, Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano, Inc.
An eleven member board of directors provides governance and oversight of Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano. The agency is audited annually.