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The mission of Dixon Family Services is to improve the quality of life for all families and individuals in our diverse community. Our intervention and support services are strengthened by cooperation with the schools, churches, businesses and the community.
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Special Sales and Coupons for bargain hunters

Volunteers are welcome


At this time of the year donations to the Dixon Family Services (DFS) Thrift Store increase.  Some people have garage sale left overs that are suitable items to sell in the DFS Thrift Store and others donate unwanted gently-used items after cleaning closets or cupboards and there are those who move or downsize and donate excess furniture and other belongings. 


Donors all receive a tax deductible receipt.  We are a non-profit and the proceeds are used to help people in this community.  Every single day there are new items to browse and purchase. This is good for everyone.


To help move inventory there have been and will continue to be special sales all summer!

Right now, and for the remainder of June all toys and clothes are Buy One Get One Free.  And Children’s books are all 3 for $1!

Our next B.O.G.O.F. sale will include adult books and bags (including purses and backpacks).


Another good reason to shop at the DFS Thrift Store this summer is that we are giving out $3 off coupons.  Coupons will be given out at both the Thrift Store and Dixon Family Services in July.  It is our way to say thank you for shopping at the DFS Thrift Store.  There is a limit of one coupon per family.  You may be surprised how much $3 can get you at our store.


And we are always in need of volunteers.

Are you retired and want to do some meaningful work for 2 – 4 hours a week?


Do you have teenagers at home for summer vacation who could perform some community service hours part-time temporarily?  Some of them need community service hours for their classes that start in August.  Note – In order to volunteer at the DFS Thrift Store teens need to be 16.   Younger teens can also volunteer but must have the supervision of an adult.


Does your employer support and encourage volunteerism?  Some businesses will allow giving your time for 2 or more hours at a non-profit organization “on the clock” to increase the company’s community involvement.  Some companies will even make a donation as a match to the hours spent by their employees who volunteer.  Ask someone in your HR Department.


Whatever your reason for volunteering, we can use your help and appreciate it.  To get the process started you can print out the one page volunteer survey on the dixonfamilyservices.org website on the thrift store page.  Or you can call or come to DFS and ask for the form.  You could be put to work as early as next week.  The volunteer coordinator will contact you.


We are proud to provide the DFS Thrift Store to the community for a variety of reasons.  And we love hearing from those who understand the benefits the Thrift Store provides to our community. We are complimented often and it feels really good. 


The Thrift Store is an affordable shopping experience for the people who need to stretch every dollar, a fun time for treasure hunters who may be looking for something to add to a collection or for something with good bones to re-purpose, and an opportunity to make a difference in the community by donating, shopping or volunteering.


If you haven’t checked us out yet – please come on down and do so soon.   We look forward to your visit, and your first $3 will be a gift just for stopping by.


Check out new items and special deals on the Thrift Store Facebook page as well.  It’s the one with the green and black price tag.  Like us and tell all your friends.


We thank you for your continued support!


Sincerely from the DFS Thrift Store Team!

Job Announcements

Job Announcement:

Technical and Clerical Support

Dixon Family Services

The person in this position needs extensive knowledge of computers and will act as the “go-to” for any issues DFS staff members encounter with their computers, data base systems or internet service.  To be successful the candidate would be technologically and mechanically inclined and able to trouble-shoot issues with computers as well as other office equipment.

Other duties can include data entry and clerical tasks as assigned.

To apply email cookie@dixonfamilyservices.org – Resume and cover letter explaining how your skills and/or experience match the position.

Include work history, education, experience, recommendations, references and any other pertinent information if you like

For the full job description go to dixonfamilyservices.org on the Job Posts page

Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview

Pay range is $11 – $14.  Rate of pay for new hire will depend on skills and experience

Position is for up to 15 hours per week.

Email any questions.  No phone calls or drop-ins please.


Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer


 The mission of Dixon Family Services is to improve the quality of life for all families and individuals in our diverse community. Our intervention and support services are strengthened by cooperation with the schools, churches, businesses, and the community.




Dixon Family Services is seeking a Bilingual Case Manager.  Join our team in providing basic needs and high-risk case management services for families with children in the community of Dixon.


Qualifications:  High School graduate, with some college courses in Human Services or previous experience helping families.  Fluency in both English and Spanish is required.  Computer skills including data entry also required.  Position is for 18 – 24 hours per week.


Brief Job Description: Complete intakes and comprehensive assessments with families struggling to meet basic needs.  Supportive activities include parenting education, navigation of benefit systems, budgeting, housing, food, employment and other on-going

services to assist in achievement of family stability.


For the full job description go to dixonfamilyservices.org on the Job Posts page


Pay range is $10 – $16.  Rate for new hire depends on experience and skills.

Dixon Family Services offers a supportive environment in which staff members can develop skills and work as part of a team.  Our agency is an excellent early experience in the human services field as we serve a wide variety of clients with multiple needs.


How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to: cookie@dixonfamilyservices.org.  Drop off or mail to: Dixon Family Services, 155 North Second Street, Dixon, CA 95620.  If you have related documents such as diploma, license, certification or letters of recommendation that you would like to share, please include in your email or drop-off package.

Qualified applicants will be emailed an application and scheduled for an in-person interview.


Dixon Family Services seeks to hire and promote individuals without regard to race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, age or physical disability.



Comedy Night 2016 Solicitation Letter





Comedy Night has become a signature fundraising event for Dixon Family Services (DFS) over the years.  DFS is a community-based, one-stop-shop of social services for Dixon’s residents who are in need of a variety of assistance programs since 1984.  The Comedy Night event is an opportunity for all community members to come out and support the non-profit organization, while having a great time. 

On Saturday, July 23 the beautiful and vintage Olde Vet’s Hall at 231 North First Street in Dixon is the location of this fun-filled event.  Casual attire with elastic waste is suggested because your tummies will get full and you will experience many belly-laughs.

Jason Love is one of Hollywood’s hottest comedians, has appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, America’s Got Talent, and over 20 national TV broadcasts.

Jason works clean and incorporates music, making him a favorite for companies like Google, Chevron, Pandora, True Religion and Farmers Insurance.  Says L.A. Weekly: “Jason Love is comedy that brings people together.”

From the Melrose Improv to Carolines on Broadway to the Comic Strip in Edmonton, Jason’s audience continues to grow.  He has performed overseas for the troops and on the seas for cruise lines.  Jason was a finalist at the Cabo Comedy Festival and at the World Series of Comedy in Vegas.

Dixon’s own lovable Planning Commissioner, Kevin Johnson, last year’s Citizen of the Year and everybody’s friend will be the host of the evening.  So you see there is too much going on at this event to miss it.

The evening begins at 6:00 with social time, no-host bar, a chance to see a large array of raffle prizes and to socialize.  Then a tri-tip dinner, courtesy of Recology, will be served at 7.  For dessert, homemade decadent desserts will be available in the Bake Auction.  You are encouraged to bring along your checkbook in order to secure the dessert that makes your mouth water the most.

Then, at 8 “The Show” begins and heavy laughter is predicted.  This year is expected to be even bigger and better!

Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door.  Tickets are available to purchase at Dixon Family Services at 155 North Second Street, The Dixon Tribune at 145 East A Street, Dixon Florist and Gifts at 150 East A Street and The Dixon Family Services Thrift Store at 1150 North First Street.  

Everyone is encouraged to get tickets early because there is a maximum capacity and tickets are already selling fast.  There is also an option of purchasing an entire table so you can be sure to sit with your friends, family and/or co-workers.

The DFS Board of Director assures that this is one event you won’t want to miss. Each of them is very involved and invested in making Comedy Night 2016 a huge success.  They also have tickets for purchase.  The current Board includes Jeanie Vanetti, Sarah Villec, Matt Swanson, Jack Caldwell, Cathy Alcocer and Jon Cox.

Additional support is needed in a variety of ways.   Sponsorships, donations, baked goods and raffle prizes are all greatly appreciated.  For more information contact Cookie at Dixon Family Services, 678-0442 or email cookie@dixonfamilyservices.org .  You can also talk to any DFS Board Member.