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Safe Place Week 2019

Posted on Mar 11, 2019

National Safe Place Week is March 17-23, 2019 Fresno EOC Sanctuary and Support Services in partnership with National Safe Place Network, will host several community events (during the designated week) to recognize local businesses, community organizations, youth service agencies, and volunteers that are part of the Safe Place program and work for the safety and well-being of at-risk youth. Saturday, March 9 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PMYou Matter Day at Chukchansi Park1800 Tulare St, Fresno, CA…

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Fresno EOC Central Valley Against Human Trafficking project will host the 10th Annual Roots of Resiliency Conference on Human Trafficking on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The conference will explore a multi-disciplinary approach to regional partnerships, identification and recovery for victims of human trafficking in the Central Valley. The regional conference is open to the general public and an opportunity for concerned citizens, victim service providers, public, legal and medical professionals…

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Breastfeeding and being sick

Posted on Jan 16, 2019

Continue breastfeeding if you are sick! It’s that time of year again when people are sneezing, coughing and getting sick! Unfortunately, moms are not immune from catching a bug that may be going around. Many moms are concerned, and rightly so, that if they get sick they will get their baby sick. Moms that are breastfeeding are especially concerned with this because of their close contact with their baby during feedings or fear their milk will make the baby sick. Myth: I need to stop…

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Fresno Councilman Oliver Baines presented Shawn Riggins, director of Fresno EOC’S Local Conservation Corps (LCC), with a special surprise at the Fresno City Council meeting last week. Dec. 13, 2018, was proclaimed Shawn Riggins Day, in honor of the work he has done with Fresno EOC and youth in the community.   “Shawn is our friend, our buddy and our pal, but what a lot of people don’t know is how Shawn’s life is dedicated to our community,” Baines…

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Tears fill Brenda's eyes as she looks across at her former case manager Iselda. "I feel like she was the only person that really cared about me. She made me feel wonderful. She made me feel special." Brenda smiles before she continues, "Once a month I would see her and it was the best day of the month." When Brenda first learned she was pregnant, she wasn't prepared to be a mother. Her parents had come from Mexico to give their children a brighter future. For Brenda, becoming a mom at 17…

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