September is National Literacy Month!

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Family Services

These services offer a compressive program that provides a holistic access to learning opportunities for the entire family in Sonora. Services include English language instruction, GED preparation, Adult Basic Education, life/job skills, and parenting classes. Other services include crisis management, information and referral, health education, and access to medical, dental and mental health services. All of these promote family self–sufficiency, effective parenting, early education, and good health to break the cycle of low–literacy and to achieve improved family function/quality of life.


Early/Head Start

Head Start/State Preschool and Early Head Start offers infant toddler/child pre–school programs for income eligible families with children ages 0–15 and pregnant women in Tuolumne County. The program offers enrichment, education, health, nutritional, developmental services, parent education and involvement opportunities. For children 0–5 and pregnant women, we also offer a Home–Based Program. Special needs children not income eligible may also be considered for the program.

Food Bank

The Food Bank solicits, transports, stores and distributes donated foods throughout Tuolumne County to individuals and families in need,  and community based emergency food pantries in Amador, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties. The program consists of Emergency Food Assistance, food for Seniors 60+, Food for Kids, Farmer’s Market, and Holiday Food Baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Assistance for low–income residents in Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador counties with utility bill assistance, budget counseling, and no–cost energy‒saving improvements that reduce energy expenses. Water conservation improvements at no–cost to income eligible clients include: high‒efficiency washers, dishwashers, leak repair, low‒flow showerheads and toilets.  Well water delivery of potable water is available at no–cost in Tuolumne and Stanislaus Watershed districts for non–producing wells.

Family Literacy

ATCAA provides free tutoring to students from kindergarten to 3rd grade who are referred to the Star Reading program by their teachers in Amador County.

Housing Resources

In Amador and Tuolumne counties, our homeless shelters provide emergency shelter to homeless individuals, families and families with children. The Shelter Coordinators provide guidance for job training, affordable housing lists, referrals to health and mental health services, financial literacy, housing counseling education and other self–sufficiency services.  We also offer Homeless Prevention Rental Assistance, Homeless Rapid Re–Housing Rental Assistance through our Home Safe program with fund availability, one–on–one counseling for house search and foreclosure intervention. ATCAA also partners with Cal WORKS their Housing Support Program that assists qualified families with rental and utility costs.

Promotores de Salud

Los promotores de salud es un programa de “persona a persona” que utiliza educadores que hablan español, o promotoras, para ayudar la comunidad Hispana. Las promotoras realizan presentaciones educativas y actividades comunitarias sobre temas de la salud mental a grupos hispanos y latinos dentro de la comunidad. Las promotoras también ayudan a miembros de la comunidad Latina a conectar a los recursos locales y tener acceso a servicios de la salud mental.

The Promoters of Health is a volunteer peer program that uses Spanish speaking educators, or promoters, to assist the Hispanic community in Tuolumne County. These promoters give educational presentations and perform outreach activities on behavioral health topics to individuals and groups within the Hispanic/Latino community. The promoters also help connect members of the Latino community to local resources and assist with access to behavioral health services.

Tax Assistance

In partnership with the IRS, the ATCAA Tax Program offers free tax preparation for qualified recipients between January and April in Amador and Tuolumne Counties through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Yes Partnership

A Tuolumne County community–wide coalition dedicated to support youth and family service that prevents substance abuse, suicide and child abuse. The YES Partnership collaborates with local organizations to create a drug–free and suicide safe community through youth and community education and advocacy, and to foster youth leadership to create and support positive adult interaction with youth.