Programs: Housing services - the emergency shelter and transitional housing program provides 16 beds for adult men and women. Two of these beds are reserved for emergency shelter. Family transitional housing provides housing to 8 homeless families at various sites in davis, ca. The transitional housing plus program provides housing for 8 former foster youth aged 18-25. The cold weather shelter program provides emergency shelter to 10 adult individuals during the winter months. The permanent supportive housing program provides affordable housing to adult individuals with special needs.
resource center - the organization operates a day shelter and resource center where people have access to showers, personal hygiene products and other necessities. The resource center also provides transportation services, computer access and mail services. There is career counseling, substance abuse counseling and mental health counseling at the shelter also.
meals - a hot and nutritious meal is provided every tuesday evening and saturday afternoon to seniors, low-income and homeless individuals and families.
My experience with Davis Community Meals has been primarily through the eyes of the volunteers who prepare the meals there. I know that the cooks for DCM pride themselves on the ability to provide a healthy,nourishing home-cooked meal from the bits and pieces donated by the various stores and food programs in our community. Davis would not seem to be, at first glance, a place where a meals program would be needed. However, there are many in our community who are grateful for that one extra meal that helps get them through the week and make financial ends meet. My hat is off to the Davis Community Meals for the fine work it does. We live in a better community because of their efforts. Susan Linz, Davis resident