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 Centro La Familia 

Address: 302 Fresno Street, Suite 102
Fresno, CA 93706
Contact: Office: (559) 237-2961 Toll Free: (877) 294-3772 Fax: (559) 237-2968
Open Weekdays
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Closed from 12 – 1 pm

Mission: Empowering people to access life sustaining resources. 

Story: Founded in 1972, Centro La Familia Advocacy Services began as a small, urban-centered agency that provided direct advocacy and intervention services. Over the past four decades, we’ve grown into a multi-service agency that offers social service and education programs in both rural and urban areas of Fresno County.

Today, Centro La Familia provides a broad range of services to un-served and underserved residents in more than a dozen different communities. Each week, our experienced and specialized bilingual staff (English, Spanish and Hmong) works in remote areas of Fresno County to assist community members who face transportation barriers.

We serve more than 10,000 clients annually and reach more than 100,000 community members through outreach and education programs, presentations, workshops, special events and multi-media.

Our nonprofit, grant-funded organization is led by an executive director who reports to an all-volunteer board of directors.

Services: Centro La Familia Advocacy Services offers a broad range of programs designed to assist crime victims, support families and children, promote health and wellness, encourage civic engagement and more. Many of our programs provide outreach, advocacy and education services to those in need. Working through our bilingual staff, we deliver those services in a manner that is respectful and culturally sensitive


The Fresno Center

4879 E. Kings Canyon Rd., Fresno, CA 93727
Phone: (559) 255-8395 Fax: (559) 255-1656
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m - 5 p.m. 
Saturday & Sundays are only open for scheduled workshops

Through transition and strategic planning, TFC grew from a staff of three to a 43 staff organization at the height of newly arriving Hmong refugees in 2004-2005. TFC was the lead organization in establishing the Hmong Resettlement Task Force in partnerships with other local ethnic agencies, elected officials, and government service providers including the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement. The number of staff members has fluctuated based on funding and project timelines. However, TFC has consistently provided core services in mental health, education, advocacy, employment services, and civic engagement.

Fresno American Indian Health Project

FAIHP Main Office – 1551 E. Shaw Ave. Suite 139, Fresno, Ca 93710
Phone: 559-320-0490 – FAX: 559-320-0494
FAIHP Clubhouse – 1551 E. Shaw Ave. Suite 121, Fresno, Ca 93710
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

PURPOSE:  We promote a culture of wellness and enhance the quality of life for all Native American and Alaska Natives. 

VISION: We embrace and empower people from all tribal nations. We provide culturally-based health and wellness services supporting the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of our community. 

Services: Behavioral Health Services including counseling, substance abuse, wraparound, meth & suicide prevention Initiative (MSPI). Various other health services include: diabetes care, referrals for social service programs, exercise groups, transportation for health and wellness related topics. 

Please see their website for more information on eligibility and other services.


Fresno Barrios Unidos

4403 E Tulare Ave, Fresno, CA 93702
(559) 453-9662
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


About: FBU is a community benefit organization that has been serving the community for over twenty-three years, with an array of programs and services addressing the needs of the community. Our goal is to provide young people with the skills and opportunities they need to thrive in their communities and give back. Our approach is holistic, culturally sensitive, and inclusive of all. 


Group Programs; Teen Success, Inc., mentoring programs, El Joven Noble, Womxn Empowered, Keeping It Sexually Safer (KISS). 


FPA Women’s Health 

165 N Clark St, Fresno, CA 93701, USA
Call or Text: (559) 233-8657
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Saturday: Closed


Family Planning Associates Medical Group (now FPA Women’s Health) was founded in 1969, soon after abortion became legal in California. At that time it was called the Avalon-Slauson Medical Group. All of the pregnancy terminations and other medical services were performed at Avalon Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles.In many states, abortion was legal only for cases in which continuance of the pregnancy would be life threatening. California law was relatively liberal and many women came from Arizona, Colorado, Texas, and other states to receive legal abortions.FPA’s two physician founders, Dr. Edward C. Allred and Dr. Kenneth L. Wright, began immediately to concentrate on developing simpler and less expensive abortion procedures. In those early years, Dr. Wright pioneered the use of saline amniocentesis, a technique for terminating pregnancy safely in the second trimester.

Family Planning Services Offered” Professional services provided at FPA offices throughout the state include:

  • Pregnancy testing

  • Early pregnancy testing

  • Abortion

  • RU486

  • First trimester (13 weeks)

  • Dilation/curettage (aspiration )

  • General or local anesthesia

  • Second trimester

  • Dilation and extraction

  • Birth control

  • Gynecological exam

  • Information on methods

  • Assistance in choosing a method

  • IUD‚ (intrauterine device) a long – term birth control method

  • Sterilization by tubal cauterization

  • Well Woman Exam

  • ECP (emergency contraceptive pill)

Marjoree Mason Center

1600 'M' Street, Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 237-4706
24 Hour Crisis Hotline: (559)233-HELP / (559)233-4357

Marjaree Mason Center is Fresno County's only dedicated provider of domestic violence shelter and support services, including education for victims and youth.

Mission: Marjaree Mason Center supports and empowers adults and their children affected by domestic violence, while striving to prevent and end the cycle of abuse through education and advocacy.

Vison: A community free of domestic violence. 

Marjaree Mason Center provides emergency and longer-term Safe Housing, along with a wide variety of support services for victims of domestic violence in Fresno County.

Rape Counseling Services (RCS)

24 Hour Rape Crisis Line: (559)222-7273
Fresno Office: 259 N. Blackstone Ave, Fresno, Ca 93701
Firebaugh Office: 838 O St., Firebaugh, CA 93622

Mission: The mission of RCS Fresno is to end rape and sexual violence and empower survivors while supporting safe, consensual relationships.

In 1973, Fresno State Women’s Studies students Karen Hale and Kris Schaulfelberger started Rape Counseling Services of Fresno (“RCS”) as a student project in a course taught by Floy Paynter. Their shared idea was to answer a telephone 24 hours a day in Fresno County so that sexual violence survivors could tell their stories and receive help.

There was an unmet community need for a local 24-hour rape crisis line in Fresno County. In 1974, RCS was incorporated as a nonprofit rape crisis center. By 1980, RCS was one of 29 rape crisis centers across California and part of a growing national movement. In California, a State Advisory Committee on Sexual Assault Victim Services formed and established professional training standards for rape crisis advocates. Soon after, in 1983, California Evidence Code 1035.2 was enacted to protect the confidentiality of statements made by rape survivors to rape crisis advocates.

After more than 40 years, RCS advocates continue to answer the 24-hour rape crisis line in Fresno County [559-222-7273]. In the United States, twenty percent to a third of all women and sixteen percent of men are traumatized by sexual violence during their lifetimes. Receiving help for injuries from sexual violence can reduce risk for long-term post-traumatic stress, chemical dependency, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and a range of other health impairments. Because shame and social pressure stops most survivors from sharing their story, confidentiality is essential for sexual violence survivors considering whether to ask for help.

FEOC Sanctuary LGBTQ+ Project

1250 Fulton Street, Fresno, CA 9372
(559) 325-4527 (call/text)

Sanctuary LGBTQ+ Program provides supportive services to individuals of all ages in the LGBTQ+ community.

Services include:

  • Access to the Q-CARE (Community, Advocacy, Resources and Equity) Center. Q-Care is a safe and inclusive environment

  • Support groups

  • Referrals to LGBTQ+ related resources

  • Case management

  • Housing needs assessment


P.O. BOX 16272
Fresno, CA 93755-6272
 Phone: (559)464-5806

About: Trans-E-Motion is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Fresno, California. The organization's goals are to provide support and education to both transgender persons, their family, and friends.Trans-E-Motion hosts several events throughout the year, including Transgender Day of Remembrance and Transgender Day of Visibility. In addition to special even

We honor and celebrate the lives of Transgender and Gender Diverse persons, both past and present; to bring about social change for the benefit of the community through activities, outreach, and events that provide education, advocacy and support to all. ts, Trans-E-Motion hosts monthly social and support group.

Support Group: 

Trans-E-Motion holds 2 support groups a month in the Fresno Area.

The groups meet at the following times:

  • 1st Saturday at 5:30PM - 7PM at Common Space, 2915 Tulare Street, Fresno

  • 2nd Friday at 5:30PM - 7PM at Holistic Wellness Center,  4879 E Kings Canyon Rd, Fresno, CA