The following are some organizations in and around Fresno that in some way are helping those vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Please note that CVJC is a separate organization that has limited partnerships with the following groups, and does not monitor or directly influence their practices. Please contact them directly with questions or to receive more information. We are happy to share our knowledge and experiences in working with these organizations with you as well.
This is not by any means an exhaustive list, for more information please contact us here.
Beauty for Ashes
Beauty For Ashes is a 503 (c) non-profit ministry to those caught in commercial sexual exploitation, homelessness, and/or drug addiction. Beauty for Ashes has a regular outreach to prostituted/trafficked women, men, and children on the streets.
Phone: Ana Lopez at (559) 363-0299
We are a non-profit organization here in the Central San Joaquin Valley and we are in the process of establishing Fresno’s first confidential safe house for adult women who are survivors of sex- trafficking. Being that we are a large metropolitan city and centered in between two of the nations largest trafficking areas, Los Angeles and San Francisco, the trafficking in our area has exploded. The need for safe and secure adult housing is long overdue and we are excited to finally see this facility on the horizon.
By connecting the strengths of the region to Fresno Pacific University, CCT supports entrepreneurial creativity, spiritual freedom, economic vitality and justice. Human trafficking is one of their core initiatives, and Dr. Randy White, Director, serves on the leadership team of the Central Valley Justice Coalition.
Founded in 2009, Central Valley Freedom Coalition is a coalition of federal and local law enforcement, service providers, victim advocates, faith-based organizations, and concerned citizens dedicated to working together to address Human Trafficking in the Central Valley of California.
Centro La Familia empowers low-income people to access life sustaining resources and become self-sufficient through education, training and social services. They provide advocacy and referrals for foreign national victims of human trafficking and assistance with T-Visa and U-Visa applications for undocumented victims.
Phone: (559) 237-2961
Website:Go There Now.
The mission of City Without Orphans is to partner and equip churches, families and social services providers so that every child in the Fresno County child welfare system is placed in a loving home. CWO equips families interested in fostering and adopting and provides support for foster families and children.
EOC Sanctuary is the lead agency for the Central Valley Against Human Trafficking Project and Central Valley Freedom Coalition. They operate the only shelter in the Central Valley (from Bakersfield to Stockton) for runaway and at-risk teens and a street outreach team. They provide counseling, crisis intervention, food, clothing, and other emergency supplies for teens and youth.
Lanna Cafe helps the poor, distressed and underprivileged villagers of northern Thailand by teaching them how to farm coffee, committing to purchase that coffee at or above fair trade pricing. Lanna uses the proceeds to provide water purification, sanitation, education, medical clinics and micro economic development.
Using design, fashion and the arts as a catalyst, MadeForThem is committed to being a self-sustaining organization dedicated to making an impact. Based out of Central California, MFT also facilitates survivor support groups and related services.
Marjaree Mason Center provides emergency and longer-term safe housing, along with a wide variety of support services for victims of human trafficking, where there is an intersect of domestic violence. Services available include: crisis intervention, advocacy, case management, legal assistance, counseling, prevention for youth and educational classes. Operates the no-charge ESCAPE program for 1st time offenders of prostitution or by self-referral.
Walk-In Services available at:
1600 M Street,
Fresno, Ca, 93721
Since 1983 New Creation Ministries (NCM) has been helping men, women and adolescents get free from sexual and relational brokenness. A Christ-centered ministry that emphasizes God’s grace and truth for the broken person, NCM offers individual counseling and support groups, training and more.
The Fresno Police Chaplaincy is a non-profit organization partnering with law enforcement to bring hope to our community.
Phone: (559) 621-2120
Facebook: Fresno Police Chaplaincy
Project restoration is a non-profit organization working to combat sex trafficking through prevention education, aftercare and community partnerships.
Phone: None Available
Website: None Available
YFC is a non-profit organization that works within the community to bring young people closer to God and closer to each other. YFC provides human trafficking prevention education at Juvenile Justice Campus among many other programs and services.