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Community Involvement/Services

Central Valley Against Human Trafficking (CVAHT)

Provides services to victims of human trafficking regardless of age, gender, or immigration status. Direct outreach, training, and public awareness in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, and Tulare counties.

Foster Grandparent Program

Senior volunteers provide personalized tutoring and mentoring support to contribute toward the academic success of underserved children and teenagers.

LGBTQ+ Resource Center

LGBTQ+ Resource Center provides supportive services to individuals of all ages in the LGBTQ+ community.

Recycling

Get cash for recycling plastic, glass, and cans. Provides CRV recycling at large community events, restaurants, and schools. Collects e-waste and tires at events or from homes.

Street Saints

Restoring south Fresno to a safe and healthy community by providing programs, workshops, and abundant opportunities to build relationships through which residents are empowered and inspired to improve their community.

EDUCATION

Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP)

Provides teen parents (ages 18 and younger) with support and guidance to enhance their parenting skills and obtain social and economic independence.

Early Head Start

Child development and family support services for pregnant women and families with infants, and toddlers (ages 0-3).

Head Start

Educational, emotional, social, health and nutritional services to preschool-aged children (ages 3-5) and their families.

School Age Child Care

Provides quality low-cost and no-cost after school childcare to children (ages 5-12) for eligible families.

School of Unlimited Learning (SOUL)

A public charter school that uses a unique, innovative approach to education, targeting students in 9th through 12th grades.

YouthBuild Charter School of California Central

Provides a project-based high school curriculum to young adults (ages 18-24) obtaining their high school diploma.

Employment

Local Conservation Corps (LCC)

LCC provides young adults (ages 18-25) with paid job training and educational opportunities.

Summer Internship Program

Provides High School Graduates (ages 18-21) with paid work-based training and career mentoring services every summer.

Valley Apprenticeship Connections (VAC)

Provides a 12-week pre-apprenticeship training to prepare individuals for the construction industry.

Workforce Connection Young Adult Program

Provides young people (ages 14-24) with educational and employment training opportunities to enhance their academic proficiency and to facilitate their transition into self-sufficiency.

energy

Energy Services

Provides low-income residents with no-cost conservation measures and energy education to reduce utility bills. Installs Solar PV systems on low-income family homes at no cost to customers.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Provides financial assistance with heating and cooling costs (electricity, gas, propane, and wood), energy crisis intervention, and energy education to eligible households.

Solar Program

Provides free home solar to qualifying homes within the Transform Fresno project area (parts of 93706)

Financial

Access Plus Capital

Provides financing and business assistance for entrepreneurs to start, strengthen, and expand small businesses. Access Plus Capital is the DBA for Fresno CDFI.

Food & nutrition

Food Distributions

Provides food to families residing in rural communities and inner-city areas.

Food Services Home Delivery

Economical prepared food delivery service designed to fit the needs of anyone who cannot or prefers not to prepare all of their own daily meals.

Summer Meals for Kids

Provides free meals to kids ages 1-18 during summer break.

WIC – Women, Infants and Children

Provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, health & community referrals to pregnant women, new moms, dads, and children (up to age 5).

health & dental

California Personal Responsibility Education Program (CA PREP)

Educates at-risk youth in Fresno County about teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infection prevention, healthy relationships, clinical linkages, and substance abuse.

Community Health Center

A primary care and comprehensive family planning and reproductive health clinic helping men, women, and teens. Teens can call (559) 265-5500 for a free ride to the Community Health Center.

Free Medi-Cal Dental Youth Services (FDYS)

Provides dental service connections and oral health education to youth (ages 0-20) who have Medi-Cal and live in Fresno County. Assists with finding local dentists, scheduling initial and follow up appointments.

School-Based Sealant Program (SBSP)

The goal of the School-Based Sealant Program (SBSP) is to improve the oral health of elementary school-aged children by providing preventative oral health services, such as oral health education, dental sealants, and fluoride varnishes.

Tobacco Education Program

Educates the community about the dangers and increased risk of tobacco-related diseases and smoke-free policies; provides presentations and resources to live a tobacco-free lifestyle in Fresno County.

housing & shelter

Safe Place

Safe Place yellow and black diamondlogo

Provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for youth in crisis. Sites display the yellow and black sign.

Sanctuary Drop-in Center

A daytime drop-in center for homeless or otherwise displaced youth and young adults under age 24.

Sanctuary Transitional Shelter

Sanctuary Transitional Shelter operates a daytime drop-in center for homeless or otherwise displaced youth and young adults.

Sanctuary Housing Programs

Provides housing assistance and supportive services to individuals and/or families that are currently street-homeless or chronically homeless.

Sanctuary Youth Shelter

Provides runaway, homeless, exploited or displaced youth, ages 12-18 (age 18 eligible only if in high school) with 24/7 emergency shelter, crisis intervention, counseling and family reunification. Sanctuary Youth Shelter is a designated Safe Place for youth.

social enterprises & contracted work

Café EOC Catering

Offers catering for events, weddings, and business meetings.

Food Services

Contracts with organizations to provide healthy and nutritious meals to preschool and school-age children, young adults, seniors, and organizations.

Nielsen Conference Center

Conference room and catering available for a variety of functions up to 120 people.

Transit Systems

Provides safe and reliable contract transportation service for school children, the elderly, the disabled community, and the general public in Fresno and Madera counties.

Transportation

Transit Systems

Provides accessible and reliable transportation services for riders in Fresno and Madera counties. 

what our clients are saying

“I have learned to listen a lot more to my child when she’s crying or throwing a tantrum. The Head Start staff helps you figure out what is going to work for you and your family.”

Amanda Torres

Parent, Head Start

“I am able to take care of my son and to have another chance to do things right. That’s all we ever need and this program has given me a chance to change my life.”

Savannah Pastusak

Graduate, Valley Apprenticeship Connections

“I didn’t consider myself one of those people who really needed the moral support but there are some things you go through in life that you do really need somebody to talk to. [AFLP] helped me through a chapter that was really rough.

Henry Arenas

Client, Adolescent Family Life Program

“WIC has helped my family put food on the table. I think WIC has honestly helped me throughout the shelter-in-place orders because having WIC gives me that reinforcement, knowing that I have resources there to help me.”

Kyah Shepard

Participant, WIC

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