The Fresno Mission opens our doors to any man, woman, or child in our community who turns to us for help.
We offer a variety of services we call our “First Touch Ministries”, to meet the most basic and immediate of needs; 24-hour emergency services, food services, chapel services, substance abuse programs for men and women.
Food is the most basic human need, and our desire is to build relationships with people through a simple meal.
The Fresno Mission receives food donations from local businesses and individuals, who generously give because they feel compassion for in need in our community. These donations allow us to feed our guests in Community Care, The Academy, and Rescue the Children. Because of the generosity of the community, we are able to share food with other agencies, churches, and ministries. It also allows us to provide for families in need as part of our outreach ministries.
Breakfast, a sack lunch, and a hot meal for dinner are available to anyone in need:
285 G Street – Fresno CA 93705
Morning Breakfast – 6:00 a.m.
Evening Meal – 5:00 p.m.
Giving A Helping Hand 24/7
24-Hour Emergency Services with Case Management
We help people in need identify the best next step they can take, whatever that might be. We often help people find:
- Community resources and referrals
- Reconnection with family
- Financial Aid
- Available community programs
- Health & Human Services
- Connection to public mental health services
We offer a safe and warm environment for men and women when temperatures reach near freezing. When the weather temperatures drop to 35 degrees or below, or when extreme weather conditions arise, the Mission will open up as a warming center for men and women. They may come in for chapel (although it isn’t mandatory), spend the night, and have breakfast.
The Fresno Mission, in partnership with the Fresno Police Department and Crime Stoppers, established a Sobriety Center (AKA “Safe Area”), an alternative to booking intoxicated individuals into the County Jail. The purpose of this service is to give intoxicated men and women a safe place to “sleep it off” without having to go through the time and cost involved in booking them into the County Jail. This safe venue can save the City of Fresno several hundred thousand dollars per year. While the Fresno Police Department and Crime Stoppers assisted with the initial cost of setting the area up, the Fresno Mission bears the ongoing cost of the services provided. This is just one more way we are partnering with the City of Fresno to better serve our community.
The Fresno Mission provides beds for homeless men and women who need a safe place to continue their recuperation after being discharged from, and referred by, local hospitals. We are their home — a place of rest and encouragement while their medical needs are met by in-home services and their physicians.
Evening Chapel Service
Chapel services are conducted by volunteer groups. To be involved, contact Chaplain Bob Henry at extension 206. Chapel Services are open to the public every evening at 7:30 PM.
Saturday Prayer Gathering, Sunday Worship & Special Events
Each week we offer special worship services, and we host special events throughout the year. This is our opportunity to meet and greet new guests!
Chapel Services are offered at:
239 G Street
Fresno, CA 93706
Chaplain Bob Henry, Chaplain/ Chapel Coordinator, ext. 206
Bed Network Expansion
Will you help welcome more homeless neighbors to safety and life-changing care at the Mission? Sponsor our Bed Network expansion for one night!
On any given night, over 2,000 people in Fresno County are sleeping on the streets. Today, you can help bring them inside.
When you sponsor the Mission’s Bed Network expansion, you’ll help offer a total of 200 emergency beds for individuals and families in need. Select your sponsorship to help them today:
- $3,500 to sponsor a complete room in the Bed Network expansion
- $1,041 to sponsor one night in the Bed Network expansion
- $500 to sponsor painting, lighting & decor for one room
- $250 to sponsor blankets, sheets, pillows & towels for one room
Please give now! Your sponsorship gift will bring relief for today and hope for tomorrow to hundreds of homeless neighbors.
Nearly 55% of the people who walk through our ”emergency care” doors are women with children in need of food, shelter, and basic necessities. These staggering statistics helped frame the foundation of the Fresno Mission Family Center. This safe haven offers families a community centered environment based on radical hospitality, love, and compassion. Fresno Mission case managers connect families to local resources, organizations, and housing entities.
Volunteers provide mentors, fellowship, group activities, and homework helpers for families staying at the Family Center.