Safety Shelter and Housing

24/7 Crisis Lines

530-662-1133 / 916-371-1907

Empower Yolo Main Line


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Empower Yolo Housing Services

  • Emergency shelter for individuals escaping domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking.
  • Rapid rehousing offers financial assistance and services for those experiencing homelessness.
  • Financial coaching, mediation, credit counseling, and case management.

Wallace and Vannucci Shelter

The confidential Wallace and Vannucci Shelter is Yolo County’s only 24-hour emergency shelter for adults and children escaping domestic violence, sexual abuse or human trafficking. The thirty-five bed facility is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The shelter offers safe refuge, a comprehensive empowerment program, therapeutic services, and case management to the resident. Access to the shelter is available 24/7 through the crisis line at 530-662-1133 or 916-371-1907

Homeless Prevention & Re-Housing

Empower Yolo is the homeless rapid re-housing provider for Yolo County. We serve as the lead for the Rapid Re-housing Program and we provide prevention services under HUD’s Emergency Solution Grant program. The program works in conjunction with all of the area’s traditional homeless providers, emergency shelters, and transitional housing programs. Maintaining or moving homeless clients into permanent housing is the objective of the program; however, we continue working on ways to address the underlying causes of homelessness to develop long-term success. Under the program, homeless clients can receive financial assistance for rental assistance, security and utility deposits, legal assistance, and credit repair. Our program requires participants to partake in intensive case management and financial coaching.

Transitional Housing

Empower Yolo provides transitional housing to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking who may not qualify for other types of assistance. This limited program can help qualified individuals with the short-term assistance they need to escape violence in their lives. For eligibility information call 530-661-6336 during business hours and ask to speak to a client navigator.


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