DCMH CONTINUING SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY
Providing food, housing and services to many of the most vulnerable in our community has been our mission since 1991. It continues to be our mission today.
We want to give a big thanks to all of the community members who have donated food, supplies, masks, sanitizer, paper products and other items made necessary by the COVID-19 virus to allow us to safely interact with our clients, staff and volunteers in all of our programs and help provide for their needs during this crisis.
We are continuing our meals program at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 pm and our lunch on Saturday at 11:30 am. In compliance with state and local guidelines, we have suspended our sit down eating service and are now preparing and handing out bagged sandwiches and other food items for take away.
All of our housing programs are continuing. Our weekday resource center is still operating from 8 am to 12 noon Monday to Friday. Staff availability during the afternoon is limited at this time.
We have had no reported cases of Covid-19 by any of our volunteers, guests and staff. We are being extremely vigilant in following all CDC guidelines and guidance from multiple sources on best practices to combat the spread of this disease. We request that all volunteers who are deemed to be in a vulnerable class of individuals or for any other reason to stop volunteering at this time. Your health and safety is very important to us!!
We want to thank all for your continuing support and donations. With your help we can continue to provide to the individuals and families in our community.
As many of you have witnessed, shortages of certain products and food items have created empty shelves and shortages of many of life’s basic necessities. Below is a list of our highest needs:
Sanitizing Wipes (Clorox Wipes)
New Men’s underwear-Medium and Large
Men’s pants and shorts: size 32, 34, and 36
Fresh fruit (bananas, oranges, apples)
Non-perishable food items
For your safety, these items can be dropped off at our downtown office located at 202 F Street. For our guests and our safety, we will not be accepting home prepared sandwiches, food or any opened food items. For any other donations, please contact Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org or Harmony at email@example.com. Monetary donations can be mailed to DCMH at PO Box 72463, Davis, CA 95617 or on-line at www.daviscommunitymeals.org. Please contact Bill for any other questions.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!!