Speaker Series – Downtown Streets Team
Our purpose is to provide a forum for local experts in the fields related to STEAC’s mission to share their knowledge and perspective to our STEAC community of staff, volunteers and donors.
The Davis Downtown Streets Team impact on the lives of our unhoused community members
Join us virtually on Wednesday, September 27th, from 6pm to 7pm, for a presentation by staff from the Davis Downtown Streets Team as they discuss the impact they are making in the lives of our unhoused community members. Downtown Streets Team’s mission is to build Teams that restore dignity, inspire hope, and provide a pathway to recover from homelessness. The organization only recently opened a location in Davis where they have been working with individuals through case management, employment placement services, and more.
Join us virtually
for a presentation by staff from the Davis Downtown Streets Team
note, this link/ button will become available shortly before the session starts
Past Speaker Series Recordings
Serving Yolo County’s Rural Communities Since 1987
May 30, 2023
Staff from Rural Innovations in Social Economics (RISE) Inc. discuss the impact RISE has made in rural communities of Yolo County. RISE offers a wide range of social services programs from after school programs and Workforce Innovation Programs for youth (WIOA), to emergency food and clothing. RISE and STEAC also partner together to assist families with rent, utilities, and more.
Food, Shelter, and Hope
February 16, 2023
For over 30 years, Davis Community Meals and Housing (DCMH) has been assisting unhoused community members in and around Davis with food, shelter, referral services, and more. In 2023, DCMH opened their doors to Paul’s Place, their new resource center and shelter. Join us as Becky Marigo, DCMH Program Director, and Harmony Scopazzi, DCMH Family Advocate, discuss how their organization serves the homeless population in Yolo County, give us an overview of Paul’s Place, and discuss DCMH’s longstanding partnership with STEAC.
Let’s Talk Nutrition
September 20, 2022
Guest speaker Doctor Debbie Fetter from the Department of Nutrition at UC Davis joins us to discuss various topics relating to food and nutrition. Some topics will include food choices for individuals who may be diabetic, obese, or suffer from high blood pressure or poor oral health. She will also discuss what food options may be best to pack for STEAC Food Pantry clients who may be on a restricted diet.
Serving Yolo County’s Most Vulnerable Citizens
April 28, 2022
CommuniCare’s Clinic-On-Wheels is making a big impact for many Yolo County residents. Join us as staff from the CommuniCare Mobile Medicine Team discuss the work they do to help the unhoused population, migrant workers, and other vulnerable individuals in our local community via their converted vehicle.
About Speaker Series
The mission of STEAC is to provide immediate short-term assistance with basic necessities to Yolo County families and individuals with income below the poverty level. In addition, STEAC is committed to enlarging the social awareness of the community and to provide opportunities for local citizens to help others in need.
It is the second part of our mission that was the impetus for creating these speaker events.
Our purpose is to provide a forum for local experts in the fields related to STEAC’s mission to share their knowledge and perspective to our STEAC community of staff, volunteers and donors. Our intention is to add to the community conversation around poverty to increase public awareness and inform our actions as individuals and an organization.
If you have some great ideas on who could be a speaker, we are looking for you! STEAC strives to be a volunteer led organization and is creating a “Speakers Committee” to research, nominate, and select the future speakers for what we intend to be a permanent program here at STEAC. If you are interested, please send an email to [email protected] and we will get you more information.