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December 9, 2014

Sanctuary Staff being interviewed by news crew after recent break-ins

Contact: Sareen Bedoyan-Creede
Phone: (559) 263-1112




Grinch Arrives Too Early, Robs Homeless Shelter Outreach Materials

Robbers steal over $1,000 of materials meant for Annual Homeless Youth Event

(Fresno, CA) On December 6, 2014, the Sanctuary Homeless Youth Shelter was robbed of over $1,000 worth of outreach materials (warm clothing, hygiene products, sleeping bags, socks, etc) used for their Annual Warming The Homeless Project which takes place every December.  During this event, the Sanctuary Outreach Team (SOS) identifies a couple of known sites where homeless youth congregate. They set up an outreach table with pertinent information about their services and provide homeless and runaway youth (ages 16-24) with a hot meal, warm clothing, sleeping bags and other essentials.

Fresno EOC Sanctuary and Youth Services would like to ask the community for their assistance in replacing these essential items with hopes to continue their annual event. The public is welcome to bring items such as sleeping bags, travel sized hygiene kits (shampoo, conditioner, soap), warm clothing specifically sweatshirt and sweat pants, new undergarments and socks for both males and females to Sanctuary Youth Shelter today until Friday, December 19th.


For monetary donations, please visit and specify “Sanctuary and Youth Services”.  



Sanctuary Homeless Youth Shelter

2336 Calaveras Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Today until December 19th – (559) 498-8543


Action Requested

TV: Mention on Evening and Morning news segments regarding donation drive.

Print: Mention or paragraph letting readers know about donation drive.


About Fresno EOC Sanctuary and Youth Services

Sanctuary and Youth Services provides a variety of programs to meet the needs of at-risk youth. Some of the services include the Sanctuary Youth Shelter providing temporary emergency shelter and crisis intervention services to runaway and homeless youth 11-17 years old, Transitional Living Centers for young adults 16–24, Sanctuary Outreach to the Streets and Drop-In Center to homeless and street youth ages, 11-21 years old, and 269 Safe Place sites throughout Fresno County. Additionally Sanctuary administers the Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) for pregnant and parenting teens and Central Valley Against Human Trafficking coordinating awareness of victims of human trafficking.


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