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Fresno Building Healthy Communities is a coalition of community and faith-based organizations, residents and young people working to create #OneHealthyFresno, where all children and families can live healthy, safe, and productive lives. 

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Community Resources for Fresnans

Below are some resources that may be helpful for you and your family. Fresno Building Healthy Communities will update this list as new resources are identified.

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Community Health Centers

Find your closest community health center by visiting Find My Health+ Center

Non-Resident Specialty Care Services

Fresno County residents who meet eligibility guidelines and are not eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal may receive specialty health care at no cost, regardless of immigration status. Learn more by visiting the Fresno County website. 

Hospital Charity Care & Financial Assistance Programs

If you are uninsured/underinsured and receive medically necessary care at a local hospital and you cannot afford to pay, ask to apply for their charity care or financial assistance program! Charity care programs offer partial and full discounts for medically necessary services and are available to patients who are low-income and cannot afford to pay their portion of the hospital bill. For more information click on the links below:

Food Access

 

Use the Central California Food Bank Food Locator to find up-to-date locations to acquire food for you and your family.

Bitwise Industries delivers food for the elderly or sick in Fresno, Madera or Tulare County. Fill out a TakeCare Request Form, email groceries@bitwiseindustries.com, or call (559) 460-7809. 

The Ram Pantry is a free food assistance program for college students currently enrolled at Fresno City College.

The Fresno State Student Cupboard is a free food and hygiene pantry for current Fresno State students. Times of operation vary by day. Visit their website to learn more.

Fresno Unified School District provides free grab-and-go meals for all students under 18 years of age, weekdays from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at selected schools across the district.

Small Business Support

Are you a small business impacted by this public health crisis? Visit the Fresno County Economic Development Corporation website for information and support for your small business.

Housing and Rentals

As of March 13, Fresno Housing Authority will remain closed at least through Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Appointments will be rescheduled for a later date. For more information, visit the Fresno Housing Authority website.

Domestic Violence

Marjaree Mason Center services continue to be available 24/7. If you are the victim of domestic violence, call (559) 233-4357. If it’s unsafe to call, email crt@mmcenter.org. If it is a life threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.

Workforce Benefits

Disability Insurance may be available to you if you are unable to work due to COVID-19. For more information, call (800) 480-3287

If you are unable to work due to caring for an ill or quarantined family member, you may be able to access
Paid Family Leave. For more information, call (877) 238-4373

If you have lost your job or your hours have been reduced due to COVID-19, you may qualify for Unemployment Benefits. For more information, call (800) 300-5616

Paid sick leave may is available to you during this public health crisis. Learn more by visiting www.dir.ca.gov or call (844) 522-6734

Workers Compensation may be available to you if you're unable to work because you were exposed to or contracted COVID-19. For more information, call (844) 522-6734 or visit www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019

24-Hour Hotlines

The United Way of Fresno and Madera Counties offers resource referrals and information on various health and human services. Get connected by dialing 2-1-1. 

Fresno One Call Center (3-1-1) serves all constituents professionally, courteously, and responsively and assists in reporting issues to all departments in the City of Fresno. The Call Center is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Community members can also report issues 24/7 by calling (559) 621-CITY (2489), or by using the FresGo app. 

COVID-19 Updates

The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation. Stay up to date by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Family Resources

If you are a parent in need or resources on how to talk with your child or family, visit the National Association of School Psychologists or Greater Good Magazine for helpful tips during this time.