1900 East 8th Street
Davis, CA 95616
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E-mail: steac@steac.org


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This was STEAC's first year participating in BIG Day of Giving, and WOW - we are speechless and humbled by our supporters' generosity! Together 130 donors sent in nearly $19,600, almost quadruple our $5,000 goal!!!

HUGE Thank You from STEAC!

Your generous donations will go a long ways to support our programs that provide short-term emergency assistance with food, rental, utilities, job readiness and other needs to low income families and individuals in Yolo County.


Welcome to the Short Term Emergency Aid Committee, better known around Yolo County as STEAC (spelled differently, but pronounced the same as the steak, the meat). Founded in 1967, STEAC is one of the oldest nonprofit organizations Yolo County. It is located in Davis, a central California community about 15 miles west of Sacramento. STEAC is a volunteer-oriented organization.

STEAC's purpose is to provide immediate, short-term emergency aid to families and individuals with incomes at or below the federal poverty level who live in Yolo County. Assistance includes providing help with food, rental, utility and job readiness.

For neary 50 years STEAC has provided a critical safety net for those whose needs cannot be met by other charitable or government agencies. For needy residents, it is often the agency of last resort for assistance.

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Thank You to our 2015-2016 Sponsors!

STEAC is fortunate to have generous sponsors who make all of our work possible. Their donations and grants allow us serve over 6,000 struggling individuals who make up some 2,500 families each year. Many thanks to the organizations listed below and to our amazing individual donors that provide year-round support:

  • City of Davis Community Development Block Grant partially funds STEAC's Feeding the Hungry Program. CDBG provides affordable housing social services to low-and moderate-income Davis residents.
  • Sacramento Region Community Foundation's (SCRF) grant for STEAC's Feeding the Hungry Program. STEAC's Feeding the Hungry Program is funded in part by the Responsive Grants Program of SRCF. SCRF's mission is "to transform our community through focused leadership and advocacy that inspire partnerships and expand giving."
  • Biberstein Social Action Fund partially funds STEAC's Education Program. The Biberstein Social Action Fund funds projects that address poverty, discrimination, abuse and neglect issues in Yolo County.
  • Soroptimist International (SI) of Davis grant partially funds STEAC's Suit Up for Success Program. SI is committed to improving the lives of women and children.
  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) grant partially funds STEAC's Rental Assistance Program. EFSP helps people in need of emergency assistance.

Our Work

For nearly 50 years, STEAC has been providing emergency assistance to poverty-level county residents, including cash assistance for rent and utilities to prevent evictions or help families and individuals move into permanent housing. Additionally, STEAC’s Suit Up for Success Program helps low-income residents seeking employment by providing work attire for job interviews. STEAC also distributes free food to over 3,000 individuals annually from a Davis closet.

STEAC's volunteers provide assistance to residents who are referred by public and nonprofit agencies. After a screening, the volunteers determine whether residents qualify for assistance from the programs offered by STEAC.

CLICK HERE to download a brochure about STEAC and our programs.

< Click here to read the STEAC 2014-15 Annual Report >

STEAC Welcomes Charitable Donations

STEAC relies overwhelmingly on donations from its Friends to provide the financial support for its programs. Cash donations may be made online by clicking on the DONATE button, or sent to the STEAC office at 1900 E. Eighth St., Davis, CA 95616. STEAC is a nonprofit organization that has earned tax-exempt status from the IRS, which means all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law (IRS ID #94-6138684).

Please consider supporting us in your Estate Planning ... thank you! CLICK HERE for how to provide estate planning support.

STEAC Needs More Food Project Participants

The STEAC Food Project was created as a way for supporters to provide regular donations of food for distribution from the closet. The goal of the project is to augment food that gets donated from our many community drives. Typically, the closet runs low on certain food items between the drives. The project asks supporters to become regular donors of food items that are needed. CLICK HERE for more information on how to become a participant.

Assistance with Clothing

Please note that STEAC no longer has a general clothes program or closet. Donors, however, can donate clothes to STEAC's partners, All Things Right and Relevant (Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 2801 Spafford St., Davis. 530-759-9649) or My Sister's Closet (530 Main St., Woodland. 530-669-6739). These nonprofit groups sell the clothes, and the money is used for STEAC to purchase business attire for the Suit Up for Success Program.