Davis Community Meals and Housing Names New Executive Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2023
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Davis Community Meals and Housing
Names New Executive Director
Tracy Fauver Assumes Role on Oct. 2, 2023
DAVIS, CA (Sept. 28, 2023) — Experienced nonprofit executive Tracy Fauver will become executive director of Davis Community Meals and Housing on Monday, Oct. 2, the nonprofit organization announced today.
Fauver assumes the role as Bill Pride, who led DCMH for more than two decades overseeing tremendous growth and increased impact, retires.
“Tracy brings DCMH a unique combination of education, experience, knowledge, and skills acquired over a thirty-year career in the human services sector. Our board of directors and staff agree that Tracy has the compassion and credentials to help us serve even greater numbers of at-risk individuals and families,” said DCMH Board President Doug Buzbee. “We are thrilled to welcome Tracy as our new Executive Director.”
Education and Experience
Fauver is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has served impactful roles in the nonprofit community. In accepting the DCMH executive director position, Fauver is returning to an organization she knows well. Fauver previously worked at the nonprofit for seven years, as coordinator for street outreach and family transitional housing.
For the last 12 years, Fauver served as executive director of the Yolo County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA), where she grew the nonprofit dedicated to supporting foster children from one fulltime employee and 40 volunteers, to having 11 highly skilled employees managing 150 dedicated volunteers. During that time, the number of children CASA served grew from about 50 annually to about 200 a year.
“I feel a deep sense of commitment to DCMH, its mission, and those it serves,” Fauver said. “I am excited to lead the nonprofit as it develops and implements strategic plans to meet increasing needs in our community. To address homelessness, we need additional temporary, transitional, and permanent housing, as well as the support services that ensure individuals and families can stay housed.
“I could not be more pleased to join the DCMH staff, board members, volunteers and donors, who all are committed to improving the health of individuals and families, and, by doing so, improve the health and wellbeing of our entire community,” Fauver said.
DCMH has 14 employees and a roster of volunteers who work with about 1,200 individuals and families a year. DCMH operates a cold weather shelter, street outreach program, and serves meals three days a week in partnership with St. Martin’s Church.
DCMH owns and operates Paul’s Place, which has a daily resource center, four emergency shelter beds, 10 units of transitional housing and 18 units of permanent supportive housing.
Paul’s Place is DCMH’s third housing project. The nonprofit also operates Cesar Chavez Plaza and Creekside Apartments, two apartment complexes with a combined total of 142 units of permanent supportive housing, where DCMH provides services to formerly homeless individuals and families. Cesar Chavez Plaza was the first permanent supportive housing complex built in Yolo County specifically for homeless individuals.
A Fall Celebration
A celebration to welcome Fauver and celebrate Pride’s service and successes is being planned.
DCMH is a non-profit, non-denominational organization whose mission is to provide low-income and homeless individuals and families with housing, food, and support services that help them rebuild their lives. Additional information about DCMH is at:
• YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@daviscommunitymealshousing5863
• Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100069811050477
• Paul’s Place https://paulsplacedavis.org/
• DCMH http://daviscommunitymeals.org/