COVID-19 Community Report Episode 39: Speaking with Yolo Crisis Nursery and Soroptimist International Davis - Oct 13th, 2020

Today we  hear about local support available to families who may have reached a tough place, or who are in true crisis - we hear about the many ways Yolo Crisis Nursery steps up to help. We also hear from Evie Wright, president of Soroptimist International of Davis, which works to empower women and girls through education, training, and financial support as stepping stones to economic empowerment.

Executive Director Heather Sleuter describes many of the Crisis Nursery's services, and the ways it's had to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The wide network of offerings that Yolo Crisis Nursery can connect their clients to starts by calling (530) 758-6680, which is staffed 24/7. Apart from the ability to provide immediate child care, there are programs that work with CommuniCare Health Centers, Foster Family retention, and 12 week parenting Life Skills programs, to name a few.  Heather mentions that during the pandemic there has also been an increase in post-partum depression. 

Evie Wright spoke about the upcoming November 15 deadline for submitting an application for thier "Live Your Dream" grant awards to female head of households pursuing a college degree or other trainings.  Link here for an online application.  Additionally, they offer the "Live It, Be It - Career Support for Girls" program at King High School. For more information on their grant award programs and upcoming fundraisers link here.