Empower Yolo

promotes safe, healthy and resilient communities.

Empower Yolo

provides twenty-four hour crisis intervention, emergency shelter, confidential counseling, training, legal assistance, and other services for individuals and families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, and child abuse.

Empower Yolo

provides resource centers for community services to improve the health, social, educational and economic outcomes of Yolo County residents.

Empower Yolo

provides community outreach and educational programs about available resources to promote health, stability, and self-sufficiency for individuals and families.

Help is Only a Phone Call Away

Empower Yolo is here to help. You are not alone. Trained advocates are available 24/7 to provide free crisis intervention, emotional support, advocacy, information and referrals.

All calls to Empower Yolo are private and confidential.

24/7 Crisis Lines

Empower Yolo Main Line

Empower Yolo's Services in Your Community

Empower Yolo offices are open during regular office hours to provide services to individuals and families in need.

Appointments are encouraged.  Please call the office at the location you wish to visit.

Empower Yolo offers these and other services in Yolo County: safe shelter for victims of domestic violence/sexual assault/human trafficking, crisis line, restraining orders, family legal services, therapy, housing referrals, food referrals & distribution, health insurance by appointment, emergency clothing, hygiene products, diapers, case management, and other services as needed.

Empower Yolo Events

Parent Empowerment Program (PEP) Talk:

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month join Empower Yolo’s Associate Director, Celina Alveraz for a Parent Empowerment Program (PEP) Talk, a presentation on important topics related to prevention, supporting survivors, and building safe communities. Together, let’s raise awareness, foster dialogue, and work towards a future free of sexual violence. 

“Sexual Assault Awareness Month Information Night” – Wednesday, April 17 from 6:00 – 7:30pm. This event is sponsored by Student Support Services of the Davis Joint Unified School District. Please register first here.

The Zoom link is below:

Cara Messmore DJUSD is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://djusd-net.zoom.us/j/83902682295?pwd=VUJiUnZOWHl0VEhvRjU0TEJVZkwxUT09

Meeting ID: 839 0268 2295 Passcode: m#0X3p


Join us for a Shower for the Shelter: 

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month join Empower Yolo for a month long shower for our safe house to support survivors and their children.  Thank you to those who donated during our in-person drop off event on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 441 D Street in Davis (we ask for new gifts only, please). To print the flyer click here

If you didn’t have a chance to donate at the event, donations can be dropped off any time throughout the month of April at the Resource Center in Davis or the main office at 175 Walnut Street, Woodland during office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Thursdays 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Fridays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Thank you for your support!


2023 Year in Review: 

Please see Empower Yolo’s 2023 Year in Review and all the services that were provided for survivors and families in need.  Thanks to donor support we were able to expand services again for the community. 


Volunteer with Empower Yolo:

If you are interested in counseling work, social work, or education volunteer with Empower Yolo and help support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.  The spring application deadline has been extended.  Applications are due May 3.  For more information or to download an application visit empoweryolo.org/volunteer/.  For questions or to submit your completed application contact [email protected].

For more information on volunteering visit volunteer on our website.  Click to download the Spring 2024 Peer Counselor Application.

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  • Hilton Garden Inn

Empower Yolo Resources Near You

Empower Yolo

Dowling Center

175 Walnut Street

Woodland, CA 95695


[email protected]

D Street House

441 D Street

Davis, CA 95616

(530) 757-1261


KL Resource Center

9586 Mill Street

Knights Landing, CA 95645

(530) 661-5519

West Sacramento

1025 Triangle Court, Suite 600

West Sacramento, CA 95605

(916) 873-8824

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