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About Sanctuary Housing Services

What We Do

Fresno EOC Sanctuary and Support Services has been assisting homeless individuals and families over 20 years.

In 1992, Sanctuary Youth Shelter opened and assists runaway and homeless youth ages 12 – 17. In 1999, Sanctuary and Support Services expanded to serve homeless youth through age 24 along with their children in the Transitional Living Center (TLC). TLC operated for 18 years before closing in 2017. We now have Sanctuary Transitional Shelter which provides overnight shelter to young adults 18 – 24. To continue serving homeless individuals and/or families, Permanent Supportive Housing served their first client in 2013. Any homeless individuals and/or families that did not need long-term assistance, were referred to Rapid Rehousing.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) assists chronically homeless individuals and/or families.

Rapid Rehousing

Clients assist their assigned case manager in identifying the most appropriate housing unit for their needs. Learn more.

Resources

How to reach some of our other Sanctuary and Support Services programs.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) assists chronically homeless individuals and/or families with permanent housing and supportive services, in partnership with Fresno Housing Authority, and with funding support from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The following projects that are currently in operation: Project PHoenix, Project Hearth and Project Homestead and having clients living in their own apartment units scattered in Fresno County.

Clients will be encouraged to assist their assigned case manager in identifying the most appropriate housing unit for their needs. NOTE: In some cases, apartment unit leases will be in the agency name and in other cases, apartment unit leases will be directly in the client’s name.

Clients are encouraged and/or required to participate in monthly case management services where they also receive linkages to mainstream community resources.

Who is eligible?

  • An individual or family who is chronically homeless (verification is required). Chronically homeless is defined by HUD as an individual with a disabling condition that has either been continuously homeless for a year or more (i.e. living on the streets, other places not meant for human habitation, emergency shelter, or Safe Haven); OR has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years.
  • An individual (or Head of Household) who has a disabling condition (verification is required). HUD defines the disability condition as a diagnosable substance use disorder, serious mental illness, development disability, posttraumatic stress disorder, cognitive impairments resulting from a brain injury, or chronic physical illness or disability.
  • Individuals (or Head of Household) must complete a VI-SPDAT (Vulnerability, Index, Survey, Prioritization, Decision, Assessment Tool) and rank 10 above. Surveys can be completed at the Multi-Agency Access Point (MAP) located at 412 F Street or by Sanctuary Housing Staff. MAP is open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and can be reached at (559) 512-6777.
  • Individuals and/or family members living in the unit must not have a history of crimes against children (as verified by background check and Megan’s Law).

If you or someone you know is homeless please call or text the Sanctuary Housing office at (559) 492-9727 to complete a survey. Office hours are by appointment only.

Rapid Rehousing

Rapid Rehousing provides rental assistance and case management to chronically homeless individuals and/or families on a short-term basis with funding support from the City of Fresno through the Emergency Solutions Grant.

Clients will be encouraged to assist their assigned case manager in identifying the most appropriate housing unit for their needs and will be required to enter into a lease agreement in their own name.

Clients are required to participate in monthly case management services where they also receive linkages to mainstream community resources.

Who is eligible?

  • An individual or family who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence meaning: sleeping in a place not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodation; living in a shelter designated to provide temporary living arrangements, or is fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence (verification is required).
  • Individuals and/or families must complete an income evaluation and have a combined income (verifiable) of less than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
  • Individuals (or Head of Household) must complete a VI-SPDAT (Vulnerability, Index, Survey, Prioritization, Decision, Assessment Tool) and rank 5 above. Surveys can be completed at the Multi-Agency Access Point (MAP) located at 412 F Street or by Sanctuary Housing Staff. MAP is open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and can be reached at (559) 512-6777.

If you or someone you know is homeless please call or text the Sanctuary Housing office at (559) 492-9727 to complete a survey. Office hours are by appointment only.

Resources

Multi-Agency Access Point (MAP) – to complete surveys and for referrals to appropriate options, contact (559) 512-6777

Sanctuary Youth Shelter – for runaway and/or homeless youth 12-17, contact (559) 777-5101

Sanctuary Transitional Shelter – overnight shelter for homeless young adults (ages 18-24) and Drop-In services for those under age 24, call or text (559) 931-1444.

Central Valley Against Human Trafficking (CVAHT) – provides awareness, training, technical assistance, and advocacy about human trafficking and trafficking-related issues, contact (559) 263-1379