Homeless Assistance


Yolo County Department of Employment and Social Services offers programs that may assist homeless residents.

Check to see if you are eligible for General Assistance (temporary cash assistance).

Yolo County has a homeless shelter for General Assistance (GA) applicants and recipients. You must have a scheduled GA appointment or currently be receiving GA benefits and be homeless to be able to go into the shelter.

For questions about General Assistance benefits and shelter information, call or visit the Department of Employment and Social Services at one of the following locations:

       WOODLAND                                  WEST SACRAMENTO 

                       25 N. Cottonwood Street                 500-A Jefferson Blvd., Suite 100
                         Woodland, CA 95695                       W. Sacramento, CA 95605
                                  530-661-2750                                     916-375-6200


The cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland partner with the County of Yolo to fund the Homeless Coordination Project.  The Project provides funds for the Cold Weather Shelter and a Homeless Coordinator to deliver homeless coordination services.  The Homeless Coordination Project and its community partners, including the Yolo County Homeless and Poverty Action Coalition, have successfully coordinated efforts to help alleviate the problems of homelessness and to obtain funding through collaborative relationships.  The Project has helped to raise over $833,000 annually in Federal and State grants.

2015 Yolo County Homeless Census reports

Homeless Count Report
Homeless Youth Report 

Click here to view Yolo County's 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness.

Click here to view the County's report on Strengthening the Community-Wide Homeless System in Yolo County

Click here to view the 2013 Yolo County Homeless Census Summary

Click here to view the Yolo County Homeless Services Inventory