RELATIONSHIP-BASED MINISTRIES AND PROGRAMS
The end goal of all of our programs is to develop long-term, life changing relationships between healthy, adult role-models and at-risk youth and families. We believe that no matter how well planned or well funded programs may be, it is only with consistent, long-term role models that youth and families escape poverty.
ASSET-BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Within our churches, businesses and neighborhoods (including low-income areas), there exist within each person and entity the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to bring transformation to the lives of others. Our goal, regardless of external funding, is to help bridge these resources and assets together to develop healthy communities.
The development of leaders from within a community is paramount for community change. Whether students or adults, developing indigenous leaders is of utmost importance.
LOCAL MISSIONS & CHURCH PARTNERSHIPS
In addition to indigenous leaders, we believe in mobilizing external leaders to move into urban neighborhoods, creating solidarity with the poor and ministering wholistically to their neighbors.
CARE FRESNO PROCESS
The Care Fresno Process first involves meeting Care Fresno families and at-risk youth through neighborhood programs. Secondly, we connect youth to mentors through our mentoring program, Leader to Leader. Finally, we strive to help youth establish a lifestyle of serving and leading their communities and beyond.
In 1995, during Fresno's high-crime era, Care Fresno was started by the Fresno Police Department, in collaboration with church and faith-based leaders. Its goals have always been to address crime and poverty at its root in Fresno's most concentrated areas of poverty. Over the years, through wholistic ministry with faith leaders, we have been able to serve over 15,000 at-risk youth and their families living in over 60 high-crime apartment complexes.
While our goal remains the same, Care Fresno has entered a new era with a focus on Local Missions. Today, churches do not simply adopt a neighborhood, but we actually move Christian leaders into these communities and train them to serve their community with their whole lives.
MEET OUR STAFF
Educational Programs and Events Manager
Human Services Manager
Volunteer and Office Administrator
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Meet our Board of Directors
Part of our amazing team is our Board. They are involved in so many different ways and help our work flourish. Coming from various backgrounds, work settings, and life experience, Care Fresno values and utilizes their perspectives
Retired Deputy Chief of Police-Fresno Police Department
WARREN FORTIER Care Fresno Board Chair
Founder & CEO of Fortier Enterprises, Inc. Broker Associate at The Warren Fortier Real Estate Group
President of Catron Contracting Inc.
Program Coordinator Neighborhood Industries
Fresno Police Department