POVERELLO HOUSE Overview
Target demographics: homeless, low income, hungry, poor & destitute of Fresno, migrant farm workers, children, families, disabled and anyone in need of a helping hand.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: assist in the preparation of the meal, serve breakfast, lunch or dinner, clean up in the dining rooms, assemble sack lunches, make sandwiches, assemble emergency food bags, coordinate activities for our clients, assist in clean up and beautification of Poverello House, and assist in sorting and distribution of donations.
Geographic areas served: Central Valley & Fresno County.
Programs: Hot Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, sack lunches to area schools through Every Neighborhood Partnership program, showers, laundry service, clothing distribution, free medical and dental care through the Holy Cross Clinic, emergency food bags, mail service, referrals, men's residential rehabilitation program, court ordered community service for adults 18 and older, individual, group, student, church & business volunteering, overnight shelter for women 18 and older through Naomi's House, women & children services through the Holy Cross Center for Women and Children, temporary shelter for men & women over the age of 18 through the Mike McGarvin Village of Hope & the Community of Hope, and finally, free spay and neuter program for homeless dogs through Hope Animal Foundation.