Rating: 4.61 stars   46 reviews


21455 Birch St., #5 Hayward CA 94541 USA


Family Emergency Shelter Coalition serves homeless and low-income families using approaches that instill or restore dignity, self-respect and self-reliance, so that families, their individual members, and the community are strengthened. FESCO was founded in 1986 by a group of churches to help address the needs of the growing number of families with children who were becoming homeless. The 30-member Coalition now includes churches and community organizations. FESCO serves families of all configurations—2-parent families, single dads, single moms, and all children under 18.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

I have been in this field for many years, and have worked for quite a few agencies. None of them can compare with FESCO. They truly care about the clients that they serve and if the client is working towards self- suffiency FESCO will provide all the services available to assist them, for as long as they need them. I have never experienced the level of commitment that FESCO administration has for the clients. They get to know them as individuals. It is not only the staff that work one on one with the clients that advocate for them, but all of FESCO from the Executive Director to the shift workers, give their all to the families. I also want to say thank you to all the wonderful Volunteers that give of their time, and all the contributors that support this wonderful organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Many of the families have shared their experience with me I have seen the results of the work FESCO does with each client they serve

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more funding to create more programs for the families

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The children and their love for the staff of FESCO.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Wonderful caring, selfless people who truly love what they do for others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Buy some apartment complexes for transitional and permanent housing for the clients

Ways to make it better...

It could not have been any better

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Financial, funding has been cut and in these economic hard times FESCO is really needed, yet they are in need of contributions from the public sector.

One thing I'd also say is that...

FESCO is WONDERFUL I hope they are always there for the families in need.

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About every week

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