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Welcome to the CCYOSO Media Center where you will find the latest press information and news coverage about Catholic Charities Yolo Solano.

Thank you for sharing the news about Catholic Charities' ministry and the many ways we provide help and create hope to millions regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds.

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For media inquiries, please contact our Executive Director, John Watkins at


Helpful Background Information


February 26, 2022  

Annual Catholic Appeal Video

Highlighting CCYS's Rental Assistance program including interviews

with a landlord who's tenants were assisted and Miriam Sammartino.

March 23, 2021  

Program Impact: Emergency Rental Assistance

An interview with a Landlord and Tenant that participated
in the 2020 CARES Act Rental Assistance Program.

February 7, 2021  

Fr. Berg's exchange on CCYOSO Housing Assistance

St. Mary's Parish Weekly Bulletin - scroll to page 3

September 4, 2020  

Solano County approves $4M in rental assistance
for coronavirus job, wage losses

North Bay Journal

September 4, 2020  

Organización ofrece ayuda para pagar
el alquiler a familias del Condado Solano

Univision 19 Sacramento KUVS

May 26, 2020  

A Ray of Hope in the Time of COVID-19 

April 30, 2020  

Coronavirus, Catholic Charities, and Common Ground

The Sacramento Bishop's Corner  

April 26, 2020  

Nuestra Comunidad en Accion 

April 9, 2020  

Catholic Charities Yolo-Solano Receives Grant Funding

March 26, 2020  
COVID-19 and the Impact on the Solano and Migrant Community

October 16, 2019  

Ushering the Marginalized Over the Threshold of Hope 

September 3, 2019  

Once An Immigrant: Miriam Pays It Forward 

November 11, 2018  

Catholic Charities Appoints New Executive Director


In 2019, Catholic Charities Yolo-Solano celebrated over 75 years of great partnerships, impact in our community, and commitment to a brighter future for our brothers and sisters living in the margins of our society.  

Our agency serves the communities of Solano and Yolo County, with the desire to stabilize and support families. Your generous support makes a meaningful difference to our core mission of serving vulnerable individuals and to work for a just society.  We believe that strong and stable families are the core to a vibrant community. 

IN 2019...

  • 182 families avoided homelessness or were helped to secure housing through our rental assistance program which provides paying rent or move in deposit costs with $198,780.66 being granted to help families have a place to live

  • 707 food baskets were prepared to help feed 2,177 people, including 819 children


  • 255 households were enrolled with our help in CalFresh Food which provides money to buy food each month


  • 272 people on average were fed monthly through our food pantry distribution


  • 1,785 people learned ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet through in-person classes, fitness classes, reading material and nutritious recipes


  • 1000+ people received low-cost counseling or skills training, including 792 individuals, couples and children who participated in sessions with through counseling department, a much-needed service typically beyond their financial means. 


  • 157 DACA recipients were able to renew their status and continue contributing to the workforce and further their education


  • 110 people became US citizens through our assistance completing their naturalization paperwork


  • 177 clients were provided with free or low cost legal advice to assess what legal remedies may be available to them for their specific situations


  • 694 people attended workshops and outreach events to learn about their rights, paths to citizenship and other legal remedies available to immigrants

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