Local Services and Housing Options
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Bruce Rudd, City Manager
2600 Fresno Street
Room 2064
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 621-7770
Encampment Related Calls:
(559) 621-7788
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Focused on the “housing first” model, several service agencies throughout Fresno and Madera counties remain dedicated to providing shelter and case management services to those in need. For a complete listing of current services available dial 2–1–1 or 1-866-559-4211 (Toll Free ).

  • County of Fresno – Department of Social Services – Homeless Services
  • Fresno Madera County Continuum of Care: The Fresno Madera Continuum of Care is organized, meeting the requirements of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to provide a comprehensive coordinated homeless housing and services delivery system called a continuum of care. The Fresno Madera Continuum of Care assists homeless persons to make the critical transition from homelessness to independent or supportive permanent housing; accessing education, health and mental health services, employment training, and life skills development. We are dedicated to increasing community awareness of homeless people and their problems; and the development and implementation of strategies to create permanent solutions to homelessness in our community. The Continuum of Care includes approximately 20 agencies, including the Poverello House, WestCareTurning Point and many others.
  • Fresno Housing Authority: The Fresno Housing Authority works to create vibrant communities, build quality affordable housing, and support the success of approximately 50,000 residents throughout Fresno who either reside in Housing Authority-owned complexes or who receive Housing Choice Vouchers. The Fresno Housing Authority and its Fresno Madera Continuum of Care partners provide outreach at the Community Connect Events held at The Poverello House. This effort has recently been joined by County of Fresno Department of Social Services providing opportunities for homeless individuals and families to access Affordable Care Act (ACA) sign ups.
  • The Poverello House, Village of Hope: Poverello House is a private, nonprofit, nondenominational organization that has been serving the hungry and homeless of our community since 1973. Programs and services include meals, rehabilitation, the homeless court, Holy Cross Clinic, Naomi’s House, and Village of Hope.
  • The Fresno Rescue Mission: Prepares men and women to move forward in a positive way. Programs and services include meals, warming center, Fresno Medical Respite Center, The Academy, and Rescue the Children.
Warming Centers: When temperatures reach below 36◦ the following warming centers are made available to those in need.
Charitable Contributions and Volunteer Opportunities: In response to the community’s generosity and volunteer interests, the coordination of volunteer and charitable efforts is essential to the safety of individuals providing and receiving charitable volunteer time, goods and services.
  • The Poverello House has volunteered to coordinate many of these opportunities along with the services currently provided nearby their agency.
  • Fresno First Steps Home is a non-profit, charitable organization focused on the “housing first” model and providing service agencies with resources to better serve the homeless population.
  • Through HandsOn Central California, the Serve Fresno Initiative was designed to streamline volunteer efforts throughout the region and across many different service areas.