ABOUT US

 

CORE VALUES

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.

INDIGENOUS LEADERSHIP

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. Finally, we strive to help youth establish a lifestyle of serving and leading their communities and beyond. 

 

HISTORY

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. 

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MEET OUR STAFF

RANDY
MEWHIRTER

Executive Director

CARISSA

GOMEZ

Educational Programs and Events Manager

MEET OUR SITE LEADS

Lowell Neighborhood

Bethel Christian Center 

SIMON 

HER

Summerset Village

REBECCA 

YANG

Hidalgo Neighborhood

 

ERIC

McINTOSH

Mission Care Recruiting &

Development 

Mentoring Coordinator

HUMBERTO

BEJARANO

Volunteer and Office Administrator

CARLSON

HERBERT

The Courtyard

HECTOR 

CHAVEZ

GEORGIANA
RODRIGUEZ

Kings Palace

SAMANTHA

JORDAN

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

GARY CATRON

Board Secretary

CEO, Catron Contracting Inc. 

ADDIE CARR

Board Member 

Program Coordinator Neighborhood Industries

DARRELL FIFIELD

Board Treasurer

Retired Deputy Chief of Police

Fresno Police Department 

ENRIQUE MORALES

Board Member 

CPA

VICKI DELLONE

Board Member 

Fresno Police Department 

VIVIAN CHEUNG

Board Member

CARLA LOMBARDI

Board Member

TIM KENT 

Board Member 

 

LESLIE DAU

Care Fresno Board Chair

Teacher