The Sanctuary Youth Shelter has been the area’s recognized safe place center for runaway, homeless, exploited or displaced youth.
The shelter will address the immediate needs of the youth such as shelter, clothing, meals, counseling and referrals with additional case managed care that will focus on family reunification, strengthening family bonds or transitioning to safe and appropriate alternative living arrangements.
Sanctuary Shelter's office is located inside The Fresno EOC Sanctuary located at 2336 Calaveras Street, Fresno
The Employment Development Department (EDD) is one of the largest state departments with employees at hundreds of service locations throughout the state. For more than 70 years, we have connected millions of job seekers and employers in an effort to build the economy of the Golden State.
California EDD commits to providing tutoring, study skills training, and instruction leading to completion of secondary school, alternative school services, mentoring, paid and unpaid work experience, occupational skills training, leadership development, supportive services, guidance counseling, and follow-up services to people of the California area, as an aid to homelessness and poverty.
The Employment Development Department covers all of California and funds its many programs.
The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of former homeless, and homeless advocates fighting for the civil rights of the homeless population to ultimately eradicate poverty from America.
The N.C.H. provides services relating to: Housing, Employment, Healthcare, Decriminalization, Homeless Senior Citizens, Homeless Families, LGBT Homelessness, Youth-Homelessness, and Homeless Veterans.
This national campaign has become very successful, lobbying for countless advances in Homeless Rights and services in Congress.
Professor Howard Zinn, best-selling author, play-write, and social activist, wrote the book You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train. Zinn establishes strong themes of societal injustices being perpetrated to those around him across the entirety of his life. Zinn breaks the mold and decided that one cannot simply stay neutral on a moving train, engaging in the fight for social justice. Zinn combats, on multiple occasions in his book, the way that the homeless and impoverished are abused and demeaned by law enforcement and those above them in society. We share Zinn's passion for retribution of these individuals and seek the change that he envisioned.
“I am convinced that imprisonment is a way of pretending to solve the problem of crime. It does nothing for the victims of crime, but perpetuates the idea of retribution, thus maintaining the endless cycle of violence in our culture. It is a cruel and useless substitute for the elimination of those conditions--poverty, unemployment, homelessness, desperation, racism, greed--which are at the root of most punished crime. The crimes of the rich and powerful go mostly unpunished."
-You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train by Howard Zinn