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

Phone Number: 600-3987
  • Catholic Social Services - Any family with no means of support may qualify for assistance.
  • Emergency Housing Center - Helps provide temporary emergency shelter for CalWORKs eligible families. Information and referral services provided.
  • Evangel Home, Inc. - Single women and women with children (boys under age 9) accepted.
  • Fresno Rescue Mission - Temporary shelter for men or families with children.
  • Project Home Again - Matches homeless families with churches to help find permanent homes.
  • YWCA Homeward Bound - Shelter for homeless women and children. Program fee is 30% of income.
  • YWCA/Marjaree Mason Center - Thirty day free emergency shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence. Low cost transitional residential program for homeless women and women with children.
  • Housing Authorities of the City and County of Fresno - Section 8 and conventional housing programs assist eligible low to moderate income residents by subsidizing a portion of their rent. Home ownership programs available to qualified applicants.