PLANNING MEETING FOR DRIVE AND DINE SET FOR TUESDAY, MAY 4 AT 4PM

PLANNING MEETING FOR DRIVE AND DINE SET FOR TUESDAY, MAY 4 AT 4PM

May the Fourth be with us as the community is very supportive of the upcoming Dixon Family Services (DFS) fund raising event, DRIVE AND DINE FOR DFS.

This is our first attempt at doing a “drive-thru” event to raise much-needed funds.  We welcome all who would like to help.   Come to the meeting if you can.  Give us a call or email ahead of time so we know about how many to expect.  Thank you.

 

The planning meeting is at Dixon Family Services at 4 PM on Tuesday, May 4.  If you cannot make the meeting, but want to help, please contact Cookie at 678-0442 or cookie@dixonfamilyservices.org or Sarah at 678-5594 or stop in at the Dixon Tribune.

 

Due to Covid-19 DFS has had to cancel plans for our signature event, Comedy Night for the 2nd year in a row.

Also due to Covid-19 the need for services provided at DFS over the last 14 months has more than doubled.  ESSENTIAL to many who live in Dixon, we have remained open throughout the pandemic.

 

Tickets to Drive and Dine for DFS are a $35 donation and include a fantastic Barbeque Dinner, a chance to win a cash door prize and 10 complimentary raffle tickets.  Dinner tickets can be purchased at Dixon Florist and Gifts, Dixon Tribune or Dixon Family Services.  We are also happy to put them in the mail to you.

 

People have asked if they can purchase raffle tickets to increase their chances of winning prizes and the answer is yes.  Call 678-0442 or email cookie@dixonfamilyservices.org by the day before the event.  Raffle tickets are $3 each, $10 for 4 or $20 for 10.  This is another great way to support the fund raising effort if you’re not interested in the full meal ticket deal.

 

We have a wonderful assortment of raffle prizes thanks to local donors like Pam Griffey, Superior Farms, Nugget Market, Sally and Bob Adams, Scandia Family Center, Fairytale Town, In-N-Out Burger, KUIU, Wooden Valley Winery and we are expecting many more to come in before the May 21 event.   Please contact us if you want to donate a prize.  We are happy to pick it up.

 

Please feel free to join the list of fantastic businesses, organizations and individuals with a sponsorship.  So far we have sponsorship pledges from The Lions Club, Rotary, VFW 8151, Cache Creek Casino, Tully Consulting, The Printing Shop, Mary and Dennis Andrew, Roberta Wallace, Your Town Monthly, Dixon Tribune, Chavez Transport Inc. and we are hearing from new silver and gold sponsors each week.   A Silver Sponsorship is a $500 donation and Gold is for a $1,000 donation.

 

We have also been blessed with varying amounts of donation checks from community members and businesses to help us make a nice profit from this event.  We are so very grateful to everyone who helps us with the Drive and Dine and to all donors throughout the year.  We could not do all we do to help people in need without generous community members who support our good work.

 

Please if you know of someone struggling with their basic needs of rent, utilities, food and other essentials due to Covid-19 or other unexpected financial hardship, ask them to call or email Dixon Family Services to see if we can help.  Thank you.

 

To learn more about Dixon Family Services, Drive and Dine or how to help, please visit our website www.dixonfamilyservices.org.  On our Facebook page you can click on our events tab and photos tab to learn more.   You can call 707-678-0442 or email cookie@dixonfamilyservices.org to ask questions and to purchase tickets.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:

 

 

 

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.

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:

 

Dixon Family Services is seeking a part-time Bilingual Case Manager.  Join our team in providing basic needs case management services for families and individuals in Dixon.

 

Qualifications:  Fluent in English and Spanish, High School graduate, with some college courses in Human Services or previous experience in a helping profession. Computer skills including data entry also required.  Position is for 15-20 hours per week, Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs 10-12 and 1-4.  Pay range is $14 – $18.  Rate for new hire depends on experience, skills and the agency’s budget. Prorated Sick, Vacation and Holiday pay.   No medical benefits provided.

 

Brief Job Description: Complete intakes and comprehensive assessments with families struggling to meet basic needs.  Supportive activities can include navigation of benefit systems; budgeting counseling; applications for housing, food and utilities assistance; employment development/improvement, parenting education, and other on-going services to assist families in achieving stability.

 

Email cookie@dixonfamilyservices.org to request more information

 

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.                                                     4/12/21