General Information

Contact Dept

  • Address:
    2135 Fresno Street, Suite 100
    Fresno, CA 93721
  • DSS IVR System (Case Info):
    (559) 600-1DSS (1377) or toll-free 1 (877) 600-1377. To speak to a worker, call 1-855-832-8082 between 7:30am-4:30pm
  • Child Protective Services Hotline:
    (559) 255-8320 and / or (559) 266-2463 Fax Number
  • Elder Abuse/Adult Protective Services Hotline:
    1 (800) 418-1426 or (559) 600-3383 or (559) 230-1976 (Fax Number)
  • Email Department

Housing Assistance

  • Catholic Social Services - Emergency assistance for individuals in crisis situations and in time of difficult transitions with Clothing (Thrift Store), Shelter, a Food Pantry and bus fare. (559) 237-0851
  • Emergency Housing Center (Plaza Terrace) - Helps provide temporary emergency shelter and assistance getting in to permanent housing for eligible families - Referral is needed. (559) 453-6794
  • United Way - Emergency Informational Services such as: Homeless Prevention Programs, Food & Shelter Assistance, Help with Landlord-Tenant Issues, Youth Parenting Resources, Legal Services Referrals and more. Dial 211 or (866) 559-4211
  • Evangel Home, Inc. - Shelter Assistance for Single women and women with children (boys under age 9) accepted. (559) 264-4714
  • Fresno Rescue Mission - Provides temporary shelter & programs for men or families with children. (559) 268-0839
  • Marjaree Mason Center - Offers thirty day free emergency shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence. MMC also offers programs such as Homeward Bound, a low cost transitional residential program for homeless women and children. The program fee is 30% of income. (559) 233-HELP/(559) 233-4357
  • Fresno Housing Authority - Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8), Public Housing Rentals and conventional housing programs assist eligible low to moderate income residents by subsidizing a portion of their rent. Other programs such as Home Ownership are available to qualified applicants. (559) 443-8400
  • Department of Social Services Homeless Assistance - Once in a lifetime program that assists homeless CalWORKs eligible families with temporary hotel stay, permanent housing assistance or arrears payments. (559) 600-5315 or 600-3896