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The mission of Dixon Family Services is to improve the quality of life for all families and individuals in our diverse community. Our intervention and support services are strengthened by cooperation with the schools, churches, businesses and the community.
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Comedy Night Committee Thanks You

Program with Sponsor List

KUIC “Helping Your Home Town



Dixon Family Services’ Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers thank generous community members, local businesses, sponsors, prize donors and attendees.


This year’s event sponsors included Bud’s Pub & Grill, Recology, CA Water, First Northern Bank, Travis Credit Union and The Dixon Tribune.  Thanks to them all event expenses were covered.  Some checks are still coming in and at this time the approximation of profit is $11,500.

The list of businesses and individuals who donated raffle prizes is too long to list but those interested can view the Comedy Night program on the DFS website.  Sponsors, prize donors, committee members and DFS Board members are listed.

Recology gets an A+ as always for sponsoring the entire tri-tip dinner.  All was purchased by Recology, cooked, prepared and served by Recology employees, their family members and friends.  Mike Hamilton and crew barbequed the meat, Julia Lopez coordinated it all and the food was delicious and service was swift and efficient.

Seating experienced a short snafu but volunteers quickly brought out more tables and chairs for all and we thank everyone for their patience.  Next year we promise to have plenty of seating set up. 

For the second year Comedy Night was held at the Olde Vet’s Hall.  The décor and comfort was classic.  A very hot Saturday night outside, but all were cool and comfortable in the hall owned by Bud and Cheri Fanning.  Bar service was excellent as well.

People are still talking about Jason Love and Carlos Rodriguez, the two professional and very funny comedians who entertained the packed house.  Lights and sound were excellently provided by Steve Lorente Productions.

Kevin Johnson was the host with the most and everyone was touched when he surprised his wife Carla with beautiful flowers and the crowd sang happy birthday to her.  Kevin also presented Cookie Powell with flowers and some very kind words about the work she and others at DFS do in the community.

The evening was enjoyed by all and we have appreciated all of the wonderful comments.  Those who didn’t come this year will likely be convinced to go to the next one by one or more of this year’s happy event attendees.

A special shout out to Gloria and Sigfredo Flores.  Gloria is our LCSW Clinical Director and every year she purchases 10 event tickets and gives them to people who otherwise would never be able to attend.   DFS staff members Jose Martinez and Flor Echeverria also helped by making numerous calls and by picking up raffle prizes from local businesses.

There was a lot of work for many months leading up to Comedy Night by a small group of good people to pull off the “Funnest Fund Raising Event” of the year.  We thank all members of the committee:  Jeanie Vanetti, Sarah Villec, Matt Swanson, Jack Caldwell, Jon Cox, Cynthia Scannell, Martha Sork, Scott Pardini and Julia Lopez.  We are looking for several more people to volunteer to help next year so please contact Cookie Powell or any DFS Board Member if interested.

Local publications Dixon Tribune, Vacaville Reporter, the I.V., Your Town Monthly, Davis Enterprise and radio KUIC are always very generous with their coverage of our events and it makes a huge difference in getting the word out.

We also appreciate the people who stepped up out of their seats to help where needed during the event.  And the fact that a good time was had by all is the cherry on top of a wonderful evening in July.

We are so very blessed with many “friends” of Dixon Family Services.  Our hearts are warmed that there are so many who want to partner with us in our mission to improve lives of people in this community.


Job Announcements

Job Announcement:

Technical and Clerical Support

Dixon Family Services

The person in this position needs extensive knowledge of computers and will act as the “go-to” for any issues DFS staff members encounter with their computers, data base systems or internet service.  To be successful the candidate would be technologically and mechanically inclined and able to trouble-shoot issues with computers as well as other office equipment.

Other duties can include data entry and clerical tasks as assigned.

To apply email cookie@dixonfamilyservices.org – Resume and cover letter explaining how your skills and/or experience match the position.

Include work history, education, experience, recommendations, references and any other pertinent information if you like

For the full job description go to dixonfamilyservices.org on the Job Posts page

Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview

Pay range is $11 – $14.  Rate of pay for new hire will depend on skills and experience

Position is for up to 15 hours per week.

Email any questions.  No phone calls or drop-ins please.


Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer


 The mission of Dixon Family Services is to improve the quality of life for all families and individuals in our diverse community. Our intervention and support services are strengthened by cooperation with the schools, churches, businesses, and the community.




Dixon Family Services is seeking a Bilingual Case Manager.  Join our team in providing basic needs and high-risk case management services for families with children in the community of Dixon.


Qualifications:  High School graduate, with some college courses in Human Services or previous experience helping families.  Fluency in both English and Spanish is required.  Computer skills including data entry also required.  Position is for 18 – 24 hours per week.


Brief Job Description: Complete intakes and comprehensive assessments with families struggling to meet basic needs.  Supportive activities include parenting education, navigation of benefit systems, budgeting, housing, food, employment and other on-going

services to assist in achievement of family stability.


For the full job description go to dixonfamilyservices.org on the Job Posts page


Pay range is $10 – $16.  Rate for new hire depends on experience and skills.

Dixon Family Services offers a supportive environment in which staff members can develop skills and work as part of a team.  Our agency is an excellent early experience in the human services field as we serve a wide variety of clients with multiple needs.


How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to: cookie@dixonfamilyservices.org.  Drop off or mail to: Dixon Family Services, 155 North Second Street, Dixon, CA 95620.  If you have related documents such as diploma, license, certification or letters of recommendation that you would like to share, please include in your email or drop-off package.

Qualified applicants will be emailed an application and scheduled for an in-person interview.


Dixon Family Services seeks to hire and promote individuals without regard to race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, age or physical disability.