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TOGETHER WE CAN END HOMELESSNESS IN FRESNO

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Is Homelessness a Problem We Can Solve?

We believe that together we can make Real Change for the Homeless in our city. Fresno is a generous community; our goal is to foster a conversation about giving and re-think the ways we give. Giving can help, but some ways of giving can make matters worse. Click below to discover how we can all be part of a real, lasting solution.

Understanding Homelessness

Homelessness is a complicated issue that is not easily solved. There are many reasons people find themselves on the streets. Learn more about the different types of homelessness and how to help.

Common Myths About Homelessness

There are a number of misconceptions about homelessness and the homeless.
Read more about these common myths and the actual truths about our Fresno community.

"There is no place for the homeless to go."

Reality: There are many organizations who open their doors and offer services to individuals seeking help. Tonight local homeless shelters will have empty beds available.

"I am helping someone by giving them money."

Reality: Giving money directly to a person on the street could actually keep them homeless longer.

"If we just provide housing to the homeless, they will get better."

While helping people get off the streets is a critical & necessary first step in the transformation process, the factors leading someone to homelessness are multi-faceted & must be addressed in a holistic way. Besides permanent housing, individuals will need wrap-around supportive services such as: primary care medical, mental health services, classes in addiction & recovery, life & job skills training, personal development, & advocacy support.

Watch the video and hear what the formerly homeless have to say about your generosity.

WHAT IF YOU ARE KEEPING THEM HOMELESS?

Get Involved

If giving money to people on the street won't help, what can we do to make real change?

There has never been a more realistic opportunity to end homelessness in our city than right now.

Join us on our Real Change Tour Day Friday April 27th. Be introduced to organizations that understand homelessness and are working together to make real change. Find out how you can get involved through giving, volunteering, or both!

Hear Their Stories

Elizabeth

Formerly Homeless

“When people would give me money, I would usually use it to go and buy drugs.”

Brien

Formerly Homeless

“I had finally come to a point where I was broken, and I decided to give the mission a shot.”

Sergeant Robert Dewey

Fresno Police
Homeless Task Force

“While your seemingly good deed of maybe handing out a dollar... seems at the time a very good idea...Unfortunately the reality is that you are simply enabling that person to stay on the streets a little longer."

Take the Pledge

Together, we can make Real Change for the Homeless in Fresno.

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