Poverello House Fresno
412 F St
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Fresno, CA 93777
Class of Housing: shelter, homeless services for men and women, meals.
Village of Hope The Village of Hope was established in 2004 in response to the increased number of homeless encampments in the City of Fresno. Helping a person end the cycle of homelessness is complicated and requires many different approaches. Many of the homeless population suffer from severe mental illness and substance abuse issues. Many homeless have experienced both physical and mental trauma from living on the streets. Some of them lack any form of identification and are in need of substance abuse treatment and mental health counseling. Often times, even though they desire a home, they are not in a position to maintain housing. The Village provides a unique opportunity for the homeless to sleep off the streets and live in a community-type environment. The structures they live in are simple "Tuff Shed"-like shelters. While in the Village there are is three simple rules, "take care of yourself, take care of others, and take care of this place." The residents provide their own security and clean-up crew. Clients are not allowed to possess alcohol or drugs while living in the Village. The Client Services Coordinator, who oversees the Village, provides the occupants access to education, life-skill training, substance abuse counseling and mental health referrals. The shelter provided by Poverello House is the bridge between homelessness and housing that our clients need to be successful in securing permanent housing. The Village of Hope is open Monday - Friday from 4 p.m. - 7 a.m. and weekends and holidays from noon - 9 a.m.
Naomi's House Naomi’s House is a gentle haven of healing for homeless women. It is the only safe haven for single, homeless women in the Fresno County. It started in 2002 by a group of concerned community members who observed numerous homeless women on the streets of Fresno. Naomi’s House is a 24-bed overnight shelter for single, homeless women. It provides basic necessities such as showers, clothing, meals and medical and/or dental care. Each woman is served with dignity and respect. Clients can participate in case management services to assist them in finding housing, accessing mental health services and assisting them in making positive life choices to achieve self-sufficiency. Classes provided are: Peer counseling, life skills, agency referrals, health education, 12-step class, 12-step support group and self-esteem class. Naomi’s House is supported through a Housing and Urban Development Grant (HUD), however Poverello House provides a cash match, security and any additional funding the program may require. Women wishing to access Naomi’s House services are through self or local agency referral. To access services your must be a homeless, single female, over 18 years old, and have the ability to care for yourself. Women sign in nightly Monday through Friday at 4:30 p.m. and weekends and holidays at 12:45 p.m. There is no limit on nights of stay; a woman may access services as long as she chooses to do so. Clothing, Showers and Laundry CLOTHING is distributed every Tuesday from 1 – 2 p.m. ID is required to receive clothing. Tickets for the first 40 clients are given out at 11 a.m. in front of the clothing warehouse. Clothing is also provided on an as-needed basis. SHOWERS are for men only Sunday through Friday from 7 – 11 a.m. Women can shower at the Holy Cross Center for Women and Children or Naomi’s House. Emergency showers are also available on an as-needed basis. LAUNDRY is for the first five people in line Monday through Friday; Clients must drop off laundry at 6:15 a.m.
Hot, Daily Meals Poverello House serves three hot meals 365 days a year to anyone in need. Poverello House serves anywhere from 1,200 to 1,600 meals a day. Meals are served in the Dayroom, a safe, warm and/or cool place for clients to eat their meals and receive social services. The Dayroom has a family side and a single side; families are seated together and served. On the single side, clients get in line to receive their meal tray and choose where to sit. BREAKFAST: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. Saturday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. LUNCH: Monday – Sunday 12:00 p.m. DINNER: Monday – Friday 5:00 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday, we provide meals in a bag distributed to clients at lunch time.
How To Volunteer at Poverello House Fresno:
Be a volunteer. Call Poverello House Fresno at (559) 498-6988 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.
In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.
Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.
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