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The City of Fresno and the State of California has asked residents to officially ‘shelter in place’ to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The 'shelter in place' order allows residents to leave their homes for grocery shopping, doctor’s appointments, picking up medications or going to work.

We anticipated this action from the City and the majority of our employees are already working remotely until further notice. As a vital resource to our community, Fresno EOC will continue to provide essential food, transportation, and shelter services throughout the duration of the order. 

Program Announcements

Working in collaboration with funders and community partners on specific program plans to reduce the impact on our community and will communicate these plans to program participants. As of now, we have the following announcements:


  • Early Head Start and Head Start Head Start's 3.5 hour programs and Head Start Home Base are now on summer break. Early Head Start’s and Head Start’s year-round and eleven month programs remain closed with remote service delivery and meal provision. Meal services will continue for Head Start children in six-hour classes and CSPP braided full day classes, Early Head Start children, and prenatal women. Early Head Start families will receive home delivery and Head Start families will receive dates for onsite pick up.
  • School-Aged Child Care servicing Selma and Parlier Unified students will remain closed for the remainder of the school year.
  • SOUL Charter School campus will remain closed for onsite instruction for the remainder of the semester. Students will be provided work packets and scheduled audio conferencing meetings with teachers. SOUL staff is fully committed to do everything possible to ensure that students have a relevant, meaningful, and successful academic experience for the remainder of the school year. If you have any questions, please call (559) 498-8543. Read letter to students and parents
  • YouthBuild Charter School campus will remain closed for the remainder of the semester. YouthBuild Charter High school has implemented distance learning for the remainder of the semester.
  • AFLP home visits have been suspended until further notice. Case managers are still available to meet with clients remotely. New clients are welcome, please call (559) 263-1090. Check here for eligibility. 

Housing & Shelter

  • Sanctuary Youth Shelter staff is on call and can be reached at (800) 820-4968 or (559) 777-5101. Teens can also text the word “safe” and current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357) for the nearest Safe Place location.
  • Sanctuary Transitional Shelter and Sanctuary Bridge Housing remain open. 
  • Sanctuary Housing Services home visitations are suspended but remote case management is available.
  • Outreach Services drop-in services have been suspended but outreach staff is helping the County and City with housing street homeless.

Food & Nutrition

  • Food Express Bus will be delivering meals to multiple locations in Fresno on weekdays starting April 6. Click for details. NOTE: No service on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.  
  • Food Services delivery of congregate meals to senior centers have been suspended. Seniors needing meals should contact Fresno Madera Area Agency on Aging (FMAAA) at (559) 214-0299. Low-cost meals are also available for delivery call (559) 266-FOOD for details. Please see our updated plan to continue preparing and delivering food while staying safe. NOTE: No service on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.  
  • Food Distributions will be available for drive-through and pick-up at these dates and locations only. Please see our updated plan to continue to provide food while keeping staff and clients safe.
    • Parlier New Senior Center (690 S. Newmark Ave., Parlier, CA 93648): June 5, June 19 at 8 am
    • Del Rey Community Center (10649 E. Morro Avenue, Del Rey 93616): June 8 at 9 am
    • Cantua Creek Our Lady of Lourdes Mission (16101 South Derrick Ave, Cantua Creek, CA 93608): June 15 at 8 am
    • Orange Cove (1705 S. Anchor Ave., Orange Cove, CA 93646): May 19, June 16 at 8 am
    • Please visit the Central California Food Bank locator to view other places to receive food.
  • Fresno EOC WIC sites will continue to issue benefits but only accepting phone appointments. Call (559) 263-1150 to schedule a phone appointment. New clients are welcome! See the WIC page for more details. 
  • Cafe EOC Catering is taking catering orders for delivery and drop-off only. NOTE: No service on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.  
  • Cafe EOC Downtown is suspending operations. 
  • Nielsen Conference Center has suspended all events. 

Community Services

  • Central Valley Against Human Trafficking (CVAHT) emergency services and remote case management services are available. The phone line remains open: (559) 263-1379.
  • Foster Grandparents has suspended program activities.
  • LGBTQ+ Resource Center is closed and groups are meeting virtually - check their Facebook page for more information or call/text (559) 325-4527.
  • Street Saints has suspended program activities.
  • Tobacco Education (Rural and Urban) offices are closed, all scheduled outreach activities are cancelled.


  • Local Conservation Corps main office is closed to the public until further notice. Recycling, YouthBuild, Public Lands, and Solar staff will be working on a reduced crew schedule. LCC Friant Buyback Center is open Tuesday - Friday, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. 
  • Employment & Training office is closed. New enrollments and workshop instruction are being conducted remotely or online. The phone line remains open: (559) 263-1100.
  • Valley Apprenticeship Connections has suspended operations.


  • Energy Services office is closed to the public but is still accepting applications by mail and email. All weatherization work has been postponed until we receive authorization to resume working in homes. However, emergency services for low-income households experiencing issues with their heater, water heater, or cooling systems will be assisted on a case-by-case basis. For more information contact (559) 263-1588.
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has confirmed that PG&E and Southern Edison have activated their protection protocol and will not disconnect energy users during this phase. The following LIHEAP locations are closed to the public until further notice: Fresno (main office), Coalinga, Orange Cove, Reedley, West Fresno (LCC), Selma, Kerman, and Sanger. Special intake events are also canceled until further notice. Visit the LIHEAP page to download and mail in your application.


  • Community Health Center will be offering very limited services. Please call (559) 499-1690 to speak with a representative.


  • Transit Systems will continue to operate unless contracting agencies direct otherwise. Please see the updated plan to maintain a connection with clients and partners while staying safe. NOTE: No service on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.  


  • Access Plus Capital staff is working remotely and available by phone and email. Access Plus Capital is no longer accepting applications for the Fresno Save our Small Businesses Loan to Grant Program. All applicants will be notified via email whether they were selected or not through the review and lottery process. If your business has other lending needs, feel free to contact us at (559) 263-1351 or visit AccessPlusCapital.com.

[last updated 5/22/2020 at 4:47 pm]