Benicia CAC Programs and Services
Information and Referral
The Benicia CAC provides information and referrals to
available County services, linkage with other agencies and
programs such as the Benicia Housing Authority, Families in
Transitions, Social Security and Legal Aid of Northern
Benicia CAC, in partnership with Solano County, is accepting
donations of usable vehicles, which are then given to welfare
recipients so that they can maintain their employment. The
cars must be running and able to pass smog testing, and have
clear title. This program is supported by a grant
from US Bank.
The Benicia CAC provides employment counseling, on the job
training for youth, placement assistance and resume' development
and job posting board for local employment opportunities.
The Benicia CAC provides emergency food to clients,
administers the USDA surplus food program for Benicia and serves
hot meals to seniors.
The Benicia CAC offers counseling in financial management,
securing benefits, nutrition, job assessment, and family issues.
The Benicia CAC provides limited transportation to medical
and social service agencies, and employment through para-transit
The Benicia CAC collects clothing donations from the
community and distributes useable clothing four days a week
through the "Locker Room." The Benicia CAC assists people
needing furniture and appliances that the community donates.
Homeless Assistance Program
The Benicia CAC us the one-stop shop for Benicia homeless.
The Benicia CAC provides housing counseling, food assistance,
clothing and services needed to end homelessness.
County Services Available
The Benicia CAC provides in depth case management to move
welfare recipients from Welfare to Work through a contract with
- The Benicia CAC provides hot nutritious meals to
home-bound seniors through the Senior Meal Program.
Volunteers deliver meals five days a week, except holidays.
The Benicia CAC provides meals for seniors at the
Senior Meal Site. Over 600 meals are supplied on a monthly
basis. This is sponsored by Valero Refining California.
Other services provided to seniors include: emergency
transportation to medical appointments, legal referrals, income
tax preparation assistance, board and care referrals, home
visits, and Senior Santa at Christmas.
The Benicia CAC provides youth programs which include summer
youth employment, volunteer opportunities, recreational
opportunities such as the Salvation Army summer camp,
distributes swim passes for the Benicia pool, and coordinates
free dental care for children ages 2 year to 15 years old.
The Benicia CAC focuses on brightening the lives of the less
fortunate and to bringing the whole community together during
the holidays through:
Thanksgiving Community Dinner
Holiday Food Baskets
Adopt a Family- carefully screened families are adopted by local
families, agencies, organizations and businesses for Christmas
and are provided with presents and food.
"Benicia Cares for Kids" - new toys and presents are collected
for low income children at Christmas
The Benicia CAC administers the REACH Program ( a utility
assistance program) for Benicia and the Season of Sharing
Program for Solano County.