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
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 Chronicleâ€™s
Season of Sharing Program to qualify. For further information
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
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.
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
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
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.