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 California.
Rental Assistance/Season of Sharing
Season of Sharing is funded by the San Francisco Chronicle and is managed by the Benicia Community Action Council for the Solano County area. You must meet the guidelines set by the San Francisco Chronicle’s Season of Sharing Program to qualify. For further information call 707-745-0900 or click here.
Benicia CAC will accept donations of usable vehicles, which are then given to low income families so that they can maintain their employment. The cars must be running and able to pass smog testing, and have a clear title.
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 and volunteers. For more information click here.
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. For more info click here.
Annual Thanks Giving Dinner
This is an event that happens a week before Thanks Giving. This service is for the Benicia community. We receive donations of turkey and ham from local service groups. The same service groups also provide the serving as well as city dignitaries and our very own board of directors.
Local residences also volunteer their time for this event. Donations are always accept to help off-set the cost of this free dinner. The location of the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner is held at the Benicia Clock Tower.
Transitional Care Program
The Transitional Care Program (TCP) is a non-medical transitional care facility that is a collaborated effort with the Solano Coalition for Better Health; Northbay Medical Center; Sutter Solano Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente in Solano County. Referrals are only accepted through the Social Services Department of the three hospitals in Solano County.
The Transitional Care Program provides respite for those who do not have a place to stay after discharge. The length of stay in our respite facilities ranges from 1 to 5 weeks. We have a house located in Vallejo and Fairfield. The TCP is NOT a homeless shelter; the TCP is NOT a board and care; the TCP is NOT a SNiF (Skilled Nursing Facility); the TCP is NOT Transitional Housing; the TCP IS a non-medical respite facility.
County Services Available
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. This is sponsored by Valero Refining of California.
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.