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About Sanctuary Youth Shelter

Since 1992, Sanctuary Youth Shelter has been the area’s recognized safe place center for runaway, homeless, exploited or displaced youth. The shelter is located in a central area of Fresno, accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The shelter will address the immediate needs of the youth such as shelter, clothing, meals, counseling and referrals with additional case managed care that will focus on family reunification, strengthening family bonds or transitioning to safe and appropriate alternative living arrangements.

Youth are able to gain access to the Sanctuary Youth Shelter on a referral or walk-in basis, or by accessing one of over 266 Safe Place sites located in the Fresno area.