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Corona Virus Statement from Cookie Powell

Dixon Family Services thanks community members that are supporting our good work at this time.

We are staying open and have expanded hours at this time of great need.  The Covid-19 crisis is affecting countless people right here in our community of Dixon in many varying ways.

If you would also like to help you can send a check to DFS, 155 N 2nd Street, Dixon or use a credit card on our website www.dixonfamilyservices.org

For anyone in need of services, resource referrals or questions, call us at 707 678-0442 Tuesdays through Fridays 9:30 – 12 and 1 – 4.  Leave a message and phone number if we are busy helping someone else and cannot answer the phone.  Or email info@dixonfamilyservices.org

High Fives and a Shout Out to recent donors who are helping us increase our hours because of the increased needs during the Covid-19 health crisis.

Ronald and Deborah Fowler

Dixon Rotary Club

We will continue to Shout Out for donations that come over the next weeks to help us continue to be here to serve those who will need us at this time, more than ever.


We also thank those who are sponsors, donors and ticket-holders of Comedy Night 2020.  All will be held over to our rescheduled event.  We cannot set a new date until we are through the crisis and the restrictions set by the State, County and City are lifted.

We can still use additional sponsorships and donations for Comedy Night 2020.  We hope it will be no later than summer before we can all have a very fun time and celebrate why we are all so proud to live and work in Dixon!


Sincerely, Cookie Powell




Dear Community,

With the new guidelines we all have been asked to follow, Dixon Family Services has no choice but to postpone our annual event, Comedy Night, originally scheduled for April 17.  We had been holding out hope that the virus counts would stop rising and related restrictions might be lifted in time for mid-April, but as of this weekend, the new rule is that any gatherings of 50 or more over the next 8 weeks must be postponed or cancelled.

We are optimistic that the virus situation will end soon, especially now that we are all doing our parts to lessen its spread.   After we get the OK to have gatherings again, we will pick another date, perhaps in summer, for Comedy Night but that is all up in the air right now.  We would love to announce a new date, but given all that is involved in having an event like Comedy Night, it will be some time before we are able to set a new date.  We appreciate everyone’s patience and your continued support of Dixon Family Services.

At this time we must focus on the services we can provide to help people in our community affected by the Covid-19 crisis.  For many people living paycheck to paycheck, right now is a critical time for the types of services we can provide.

In addition to our normal resources for providing basic needs and referrals to benefits available, we may soon also be working with FEMA to provide rental assistance to those affected by Corona virus and in need of assistance at this time.  We will post any updates about that as things progress in that regard.

At this time we are expecting our clientele to expand to people who have never needed any type of assistance before because there are so many of us, unfortunately , that can be so negatively affected by missing one paycheck, and it is highly likely that many will miss several paychecks in this Corona Virus situation.

As always, and especially now, we can use financial donations so that we can continue to provide services to people in Dixon living at or below poverty.  Feel free to send in a donation at any time to DFS 155 N. 2nd Street, or use Pay Pal on our website www.dixonfamilyservices.org to donate with a credit card.

Now more than ever we all need to keep in touch with loved-ones and neighbors, especially if they are older and more vulnerable due to existing medical conditions or other weaknesses.  Reach out to ask people you care about how they are doing.  If you are going to the store, ask others if they would like you to pick up some items for them as well.

Dixon Family Services can take calls and emails from people asking for resources for themselves or their loved-ones.  If you or someone you know is unsure of what social services are available, we are happy to help.  Often times the help that people are seeking is available right here under our Dixon Family Services roof.  If not, we can refer people in the right direction.  Feel free to give people our number 707 678-0442 (leave a message with a good number to call back if we do not answer) or email us at info@dixonfamilyservices.org

On behalf of the Dixon Family Services staff, board and most importantly, the people we serve, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

Sincerely, Cookie Powell

Thank You All

Over a 6 week period Dixon Ace Hardware and Lumber asked their customers if they would like to “round up” their totals to the nearest dollar in order to accumulate funds that would be given to Dixon Family Services. Today they brought DFS a check for $800!!!

Owners of Dixon Hardware, Stacey and Tony Tryba, said they heard our plea to help Dixon Family Services keep our doors open so we can continue to serve struggling families and individuals in Dixon. Yet again our hearts are warmed by this community’s creative ways to support our non-profit organization!!

On behalf of everyone at Dixon Family Services and the people we serve, THANK YOU DIXON ACE HARDWARE AND LUMBER AND ALL OF YOUR GENEROUS CUSTOMERS!!!

Cookie Powell
Executive Director

Letter to the Community

Dear Friends of Dixon Family Services,

Download “Letter to the Community”

We recognize that this is the busiest time of the year for most people and that a task such as responding to a donation request letter can easily be set aside or lost in a pile of similar requests from many other organizations.  We know, because it is our busiest time of year too.  Many people living in poverty seek our assistance in the wintertime.

We want to remind you about our recent request sent out in the fall 2019, as well as to remind you that when you give to Dixon Family Services you are helping us to help families in need right here in our own community of Dixon.

This letter is not to pester you, but as a friendly reminder that there is still time to make a charitable, tax-deductible donation to us before the end of the year.  You can send a check to DFS, 155 North Second Street, Dixon, CA 95620 or conveniently use your credit card and PayPal on our website, www.DixonFamilyServices.org

For your tax purposes, our non-profit tax identification number is 68-0041829

You have been generous to our organization before and it is our sincere hope that you will continue to help us in our mission to improve lives and to keep children safe, healthy and thriving.  We need your support now more than ever.

Thank you so much for your consideration and for your kindheartedness.

We wish you and your family the Happiest of Holidays.

Sincerely from, Everyone at Dixon Family Services!!


We hope that you will also act as an advocate and refer people you know to us if they are experiencing hard times.  Ask them to call Dixon Family Services at 707-678-0442 and we will do our best to help them solve their problems. 

We could not do all we do without the help and support from our community.



Some facts about Dixon Family Services:

People in Dixon consider Dixon Family Services as an information and referral agency that can give them phone numbers, website addresses and other contact information for a wide variety of human services programs and other organizations that have the resources they need.  We also have lists of resources on our website for job search, veteran’s services, homeless services and many other support systems.  If we do not have what someone is looking for, we do research and get back to them with what we find.

We are here to provide basic needs services to families who are struggling to make ends meet.  Our case managers do complete assessments with clients to find areas that can be addressed to move them closer to self-reliance.  Action plans are created with specific goals and steps.  Budgets and savings plans are often key activities.  Employment development is another.  Financial support for rent, utilities, food and other basic needs can sometimes be attained with the assistance of case managers who will apply to basic needs programs on behalf of the client.

The DFS Food Pantry provides emergency food bags to families and individuals, supplemental groceries to families in DFS programs as well as a Holiday Food Distribution in December.

We also provide counseling for substance abuse, depression, anger management, marital /partnership problems, domestic violence, child abuse and other behavioral health issues.

In addition to the services and programs that we provide at Dixon Family Services, there are co-located partners who also provide much-needed supportive services such as the WIC Program, the Cal-Works Program, Cal Fresh/Food Stamps, Medi-Cal, Legal Services, Food Bank Produce Truck and other programs that people in Dixon would otherwise have to travel to other cities to access.

Dixon Family Services has been providing preventative and supportive services to residents of Dixon and the surrounding rural areas since 1984.  We are a non-government, non-profit 501-c-3 that relies on the generosity of the community, businesses, foundations and fund raising efforts and events.

To learn more about Dixon Family Services, what we do, and how you can help please visit our website www.DixonFamilyServices.org