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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Homeless Shelters, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment

Mission: Believing in the dignity of every person, at Poverello House, we work to enrich the lives and spirits of all who pass our way by stewarding the resources made available to us through Providential and community support.

Target demographics: homeless, low income, hungry, poor & destitute of Fresno, migrant farm workers, children, families, disabled and anyone in need of a helping hand.

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.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

For the last 8 years I have made a cash donation to the Poverello House. I have been blessed with the life I have and wanted to donate to an organization like the Poverello House. I believe in their mission and am proud of the work they have done. God bless the Poverello House.



Rating: 5

This is an oustanding group of folks. I donate to them on a monthly basis. They truly care for the needy and homeless in our area, exemplifying Christ's love for the poor in their work and with their actions. They serve anyone who is needy, they give them nutritious meas and provide them with both physical and mental nourishment. Much time is spent talking to the folks that need the services and genuinely helping and caring for them. Poverello House is an example of locally operated and driven non profits that work in their own community to restore it.

Cheri M.


Rating: 5

The people who work at the Poverello House are Amazing, organized, kind & caring :)



Rating: 5

No hand is turned away and no one is alone out there the Poverello House opens up their hearts and tables to feed. clothe and house those in Need. One Hand Reaching out caring and sharing with everyone who in in Need. May the Lord Continue to Be with us all Reaching out to Care.