Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit


Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit


Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Family Services, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Homeless Shelters, Human Services

Mission: 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.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 4

I stayed at the shelter for 2 months with my two children and had a really positive shelter experience. I have stayed in two previously and they really didn't assist me in finding housing, they just gave me more shelter listings at the end of my stay. FESCO helped me and my children get out of the horrible shelter cycle that most families like myself go though and found us a place to live. I am so grateful to the staff, Evelyn, Korri, Clarence and the coordinator Larissa. I recommend this shelter to anyone who is tired of not getting results or proper help. These people really care and make a difference!


Rating: 5

The Rotary Club of Castro Valley supports FESCO by collecting school supplies, sheets/blankets/ toiletries etc. and doing small projects when we can. The FESCO staff are always so compassionate and sincere. They work hard and are mission driven. We are proud to support their efforts.