Catholic Charities is a Community Benefit Organization serving the needs of those in crisis. They are first responders in helping their neighbors with food, clothing, managing monthly expenses, experiencing hope, and other basic necessities.
For more than fifty years the Central Valley Community Foundation (formerly Fresno Regional Foundation) has been a trusted partner in philanthropy in the Valley. Founded in 1966, they provide giving options for individuals, families, businesses and other foundations to invest in programs that address social and environmental needs.
Clinica Sierra Vista is a multi-dimensional, multi-disciplinary comprehensive health care organization, serving the primary medical, dental, and behavioral health needs of a huge patient population in Kern, Fresno and Inyo counties. Beyond their primary care services, their health education, health promotion and prevention programs have grown into large and important delivery systems, coordinating our services and activities with their primary care delivery sites.
The Community Food Bank is dedicated to ending hunger in the Central Valley. They provide food to more than 200 agencies in Fresno, Madera, Kings, Kern and Tulare Counties and serve over 280,000 people each month totaling over 38 million pounds of food served in fiscal year 2016.
FACE is a faith-based community benefit organization resource and training center for families, churches, agencies and businesses that are collaborating for community transformation primarily in the Robinson neighborhood in Fresno, CA. The mission of FACE is to address the needs of struggling families living in the Robinson neighborhood and to mobilize and equip people for community transformation. FACE carries out their mission by caring for individuals to promote healing and growth, resourcing families to lead to stability, and developing leaders, entrepreneurs,and partnerships to train and mobilize the hard to employ and under-employed.
Fresno First Steps Home provides a way for the entire community to get involved in solving the homelessness issues in our region. Formed in 2009, Fresno First Steps Home exists for two reasons: 1) to raise money from private donations; and 2) to give it away to service providers who are implementing Fresno’s Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.
Coordination is the key to leveraging existing resources. MAP is an integrated intake process that connects individuals facing housing, substance abuse, physical health, or mental illness challenges to supportive services matching individuals and families to the right resources at the right time.
The Fresno Rescue Mission endeavors to glorify God by meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the least, the last and the lost in our community, and partners with the Christian community, social service agencies, businesses, families, and individuals to meet the spiritual and physical needs of all men, women, and children in our community.
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began has become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.
The Light-House provides an environment of safety, sobriety and faith based living offering teaching, training and therapy to support women in recovery and engaging them back into the community while emphasizing integrity, responsibility and self reliance.
Marjaree Mason Center supports and empowers adults and their children affected by domestic violence, while striving to prevent and end the cycle of abuse through education and advocacy. The Marjaree Mason Center is Fresno County's only dedicated provider of domestic violence shelter and support services, including education for victims and youth.
Believing in the dignity of every person, at Poverello House they work to enrich the lives and spirits of all who pass their way by stewarding the resources made available to them through Providential and community support.
Rescue the Children is a protected, secure environment providing emergency and long-term services to at-risk, abused, homeless, or previously incarcerated women or women with children. The community provides women and their children a place to get away from destructive lifestyles, offering a place to heal, learn, grow, and ultimately become productive members of society. This type of opportunity can create life change not just for the present, but also for future generations.
The Salvation Army provides numerous outreach programs to the community of Fresno, including resources and programs to help cure hunger, overcome poverty, teach kids, provide shelter, combat addiction, love the elderly, help disaster survivors, and share God’s love. Their motto is, “Wherever there is a need in Fresno, you’ll find the Salvation Army.”
United Way of Fresno and Madera is a nonprofit organization (aka a Community Benefit Organization or CBO) that creates pathways out of poverty to improve the quality of life for all in counties of Fresno and Madera. They’re part of a national movement that includes over 1,300 community-based United Way Organizations. Each is independent, separately incorporated, and governed by local volunteers.
Wings serves Fresno's homeless families, veterans, individuals, and women and children fleeing domestic violence through providing gently used home furnishings to those recently finding housing, aiding in obtaining proper documentation (e.g., California ID cards, birth certificates, etc.), and providing follow up services for all clients in their transitions.
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