After a lengthy assessment of the social services and health needs of the Davis area, careful and deliberate planning, and analysis of the physical limitations of existing facilities, I’m delighted to announce that construction will soon begin at 600 A Street in Davis to bring more County services to those living in or near the City of Davis. This will allow the over 10,000 Davis residents currently travelling to nearby cities for county programs to soon access health, employment and social services locally.
By July 2018 the new Davis Health and Human Services Center will offer:
Employment Center: Customers can engage with county staff for assistance with employment, training and education needs. This includes coaching for interviews, resume and job search tips, and connecting with employment opportunities. (Monday – Friday)
Food Nutrition Assistance
WIC Enrollment: Low to moderate income mothers can enroll in the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program that provides assistance purchasing healthy food for pregnant women and children 0 – 5years old. (Mondays)
CalFresh Enrollment: CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps) helps low-income individuals and families purchase healthy food. Many college students and legal non-citizens are eligible for CalFresh benefits. (Monday – Friday)
Medi-Cal Enrollment: Medi-Cal provides health insurance for qualifying adults and children who have limited income and resources. (Monday - Friday)
CalWORKs Enrollment: Low income families who need help meeting their basic needs can enroll in the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. CalWorks provides time-limited cash assistance to eligible families with children. (Monday – Friday)
Mental Health Services: Existing services will continue, and will be expanded to offer additional Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) mental health services and navigation to other providers as needed. In the future, this may also serve as an assessment and access point for the substance use disorder continuum of services. (Mondays & Wednesdays)
The 600 A Street site will also host a new Wellness Center serving transition-aged youth (16-24) and adult behavioral health consumers referred to the program. The Wellness Center will offer skill-building groups and other wellness and recovery activities.
The Board of Supervisors will appropriate funds at our September 26th 2017 Board meeting to move forward with architectural and engineering design work. We expect the project to be completed and new services offered in Davis by July of 2018. Bringing these vital services to Davis will allow us to better support our most vulnerable residents, and ensure a safe thriving community for all.
In shared service,