Make it Happen for Yolo County is a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation that provides furniture, mattresses, appliances and other household goods to under-served transition age youth in Yolo County (ages 16-24). We also work with other agencies to increase awareness about and advocate for our County's youth.
These youth, the vast majority of whom have been in foster care and are moving into independent living situations do not have the resources to assist them with acquiring items such as furniture, appliances, mattresses etc. They receive a small stipend to assist with food and rent, but no government programs exist to help them furnish their homes.
In 2018 we served over 35 youth. almost doubling the number from the year before. The youth we assist have all been referred to us. The majority of our referrals come from the Yolo County TAY social workers, but our requests have included referrals from the Youth Law Center, Yolo CASA, and the Guardian Scholars Program (for former foster youth) at UC Davis.