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Warming the Homeless

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

Volunteers & Donations needed to Help us Warm the Homeless! Volunteers are needed on Thursday, December 22 to help us distribute items to homeless youth and chronically homeless adults. There is a Volunteer Orientation at 2 pm at the Sanctuary Drop-In Center (2336 Calaveras Street, Fresno 93721). After the orientation, volunteers will head to one of the three sites to distribute items to homeless at the Community Distribution from 3 – 6 pm.  Three Distribution Sites: Tower…

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Making Spirits Bright 2016

Posted on Dec 03, 2016

Fresno EOC’s Sanctuary and Youth Services and its partners made spirits bright this year in Fresno for students at Lowell Elementary School in Fresno, CA. This marks the 23rd annual Making Spirits Bright event to spread holiday cheer to low income families by providing them with gifts, stockings, a festive meal, a Christmas tree, and an opportunity to visit and take photos with Santa. “Our committed staff and generous community partners work together to make an unforgettable…

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PUBLIC NOTICE: TARGET AREA REPRESENTATIVES  SPECIAL ELECTION This is written notice to announce that Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) is hereby holding a special election for Board Commissioner Representative of low-income Target Area D.  View the Target Area map. The term will be from January 2017 to December 2017. Fresno EOC is seeking qualified candidates and voters in this election. Emphasis is given to providing maximum participation and…

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Central Valley Against Human Trafficking provides comprehensive trauma-informed client services to victims and survivors of labor and/or sex trafficking. Help is available to all victims and survivors regardless of age, gender or immigration status. Additionally, advocacy, outreach, training, and public awareness are provided to a six-county region including: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced and Tulare. Since 2010, Central Valley Against Human Trafficking has identified 393 Victims of Human…

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Fresno Community Development Financial Institution – or Fresno CDFI – was presented with $1 million in lending and grant capital from Wells Fargo Works for Small Business®: Diverse Community Capital (DCC) program during today’s Women’s Empowerment Summit 2016.  DCC is a three-year, $75 million program that distributes funds to CDFIs – private, nonprofit financial institutions – which serve diverse small businesses.  The program seeks to address…

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Fresno EOC and Consulate of Mexico in Fresno have made their collaboration agreement official. Fresno EOC’s Central Valley Against Human Trafficking (CVAHT) project provides support services to victims of slavery and trafficking in the counties of: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced and Tulare. In the interest of promoting respect for human rights, specialized victim services has been identified as a need for a considerable number of Mexican nationals in the US. The official…

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Fresno EOC Health Education and Recruitment Transportation Team (HEARTT) provides free transportation services to youth, ages 13-19, who are in school and/or local youth programs to receive Family Planning and Reproductive Heath Care Services in the City of Fresno, CA. Youth can call (559) 265-5500 for more information and to schedule transportation to our Health Clinic. Fresno EOC's Health Clinic offers:   Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care Services Teen Pregnancy…

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SOS Saved!

Posted on Oct 07, 2016

SOS project has been saved! Fresno EOC Sanctuary and Youth Services program has received funding for the next three years and can expand their street outreach services. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families has awarded Fresno EOC $200,000 to serve runaway, homeless and street youth for the first project year. Sanctuary Outreach to the Streets (SOS) team will continue to provide street-based supportive service, outreach, and education to youth…

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SOUL's Vertical Garden

Posted on Oct 06, 2016

SOUL's Environmental Class planted a vertical garden consisting of sage, basil, parsley, and cilantro. In addition to facilitating the successful growth of the garden inside the classroom, students will learn to prepare healthy recipes with the herbs as part of the school wellness program.  What is SOUL?School of Unlimited Learning (SOUL) offers a classroom-based program and an independent study program. A majority of the students who enroll in either program are credit deficient and at…

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