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Fresno EOC Food Services is providing no-cost meals to youth in the community through its Summer Food Services Program (SFSP). This year though, Fresno EOC Food Services is adding something new. Pop-up Mobile Meal feeding sites have been added to provide meals to the kids who can’t make it to stationary sites, like libraries and community centers, to have access to the free meals. Buses, vans, and box trucks will be used to deliver and set up these sites. Mobile Meal sites will…

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On June 1, 2017, over 20 stakeholders joined with Senator Dianne Feinstein to discuss the state of human trafficking in the Central Valley. Feinstein took valuable time out of her Fresno visit to listen to the stories of survivors and was informed on the challenges faced by the region. She was particularly impressed by the collaborative model embraced by victim services and law enforcement to provide intervention and support. “Today was a really unique meeting, because Fresno seems to…

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Genevieve is about to graduate from a mainstream high school in June. But the path to graduation was not an easy one because Genevieve is a teen parent. About a week before she found out that she was pregnant during her junior year of high school, she broke up with the baby’s father. She was unable to tell her parents and talked with her older sister first seeking guidance. Two weeks later, her sister told their parents that Genevieve was pregnant. Her parents wanted her to terminate the…

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Meet the SOS Team

Posted on May 22, 2017

Sanctuary Outreach to the Streets (SOS) is a mobile team searching for runaway, homeless and street youth seven nights a week. The team is comprised of three dedicated Outreach Workers who are supported by student interns from California State University, Fresno Social Work Department. SOS team conducts searches in areas where most people do not consider places meant for human habitation including freeway underpasses and abandoned buildings. Once a youth is located, the SOS team provides youth…

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The James Irvine Foundation presented Fresno Community Development Financial Institution (Fresno CDFI), a subsidiary of Fresno EOC, with a $1,000,000 grant to enhance and support Fresno CDFI’s proven entrepreneurship development model featuring comprehensive pre- and post-loan support in collaboration with partners throughout California including small business development centers, financial institutions, municipalities, and other lenders. “Fresno CDFI provides essential supports…

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Editor Note: This is part of an ongoing series that highlights unique community partnerships that Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) and its various programs have throughout County and the Central Valley and impact that these collaboratives have on peoples’ lives through the region. Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) will continue its tradition of engaging diverse partners to tackle systemic issues in Fresno County and the Central Valley region by…

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Editor Note: This is part of an ongoing series that highlights unique community partnerships that Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) and its various programs have throughout Fresno County and the impact that these collaboratives have on peoples’ lives through the region. Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) has many unique partnerships in the community. One program that has an incredible breadth and depth in its relationships in the community is Fresno…

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