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Fresno EOC Sanctuary and Support Services is partnering with National Runaway Safeline to host several events during the month of November to “Shine a Light” on issues runaway and homeless youth in crisis face every day and the resources available to support youth.

350 missing persons/runaway youth cases in Fresno per month.
– Data from Fresno Police Department

Get involved with National Runaway Prevention Month!


Thursday, November 7
Safe Place Dedication & ArtHop Event
5:00 – 8:00 PM at Fresno EOC LGBTQ+ Resource Center (1250 Fulton Street, Fresno)
We will dedicate our new LGBTQ+ Resource Center as a Safe Place site and invite the community to help us paint a giant canvas that will brighten the space of the newly painted Drop-In Center.


Friday, November 1 • Green Light Project
Throughout November, Sanctuary Youth Shelter, Sanctuary Drop-In Center & Sanctuary Transitional Shelter will display green lights in support of providing a safe place to run away and homeless youth. The Green Light Project is a public awareness campaign for National Runaway Prevention Month spearheaded by National Runaway Safeline.

Wednesday, November 1 • Facebook Profile Picture
Add the National Runaway Prevention Month filter to your profile picture to show support and spread awareness. Follow “National Runaway Safeline” on Facebook for updates.

Local Proclamations of National Runaway Prevention Month
Join us at a proclamation and show your support of our cause in front of our local elected leaders

Monday, November 4 • City of Clovis Proclamation
6:00 p.m. at 1033 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612

Tuesday, November 5 • Board of Supervisors Proclamation
9:00 a.m. at Fresno County Hall of Records (2281 Tulare Street, Room 301, Fresno)

Thursday, November 7 • City of Fresno Proclamation
9:00 a.m. at Fresno City Hall (2600 Fresno Street, Fresno)

Tuesday, November 12 • ‘Wear Green’ Day
Coordinate a ‘wear green’ day with your friends, coworkers, students, and/or classmates. Take a photo of your group wearing green and post it to social media with the hashtag #NRPM2019.

Saturday, November 16 • Central Valley Affiliate of the California of School Psychologists
5:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Pardinis (2257 W Shaw Ave, Fresno)
The Board for the Central Valley Affiliate of the California Association of School Psychologists (CVA-CASP) is sponsoring a fundraiser dinner at Pardini’s in November to raise funds for a School Psychology Student Scholarship Fund and for Fresno EOC Sanctuary and Support Services. For ticket information please email Deeds.Gill@fresnounified.org & Ashley.Trippl@fresnounified.org.

Tuesday, November 19 • Sanctuary Youth Shelter Open House
11:00 a.m. –  2:00 p.m. at Sanctuary Youth Shelter (1545 N Street, Fresno)
Join us for an open house and tour of our Sanctuary Youth Shelter.

Thursday, November 21 • House Party and Thanksgiving Dinner
3:00 p.m –  6:00 p.m. at Sanctuary Transitional Shelter (1046 T Street, Fresno)
Celebration of youth and young adults that have transitioned from Sanctuary Youth and Transitional Shelters into permanent housing. A delicious meal will be provided to clients to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner.