We Believe ...The Time Is Now (2010)
- The Mission formed the Rescue the Children Board of Directors and moved forward with plans for a new Women’s and Children’s Community. The goal is to move the Emergency Family Shelter and Samaritan Women to a new facility and incorporate a Rescue the Children program for women and their children. After reviewing 15 different locations, the Mission has settled on the Vagabond Inn on Parkway in Fresno, and the property closed escrow in 2010.
- Moving forward with a capital campaign to raise funds for the renovation of our new Rescue the Children campus, as well as raise funding for the first two years of operations, establishing an endowment for future sustainability.
- A second transition home opened for Samaritan Women, doubling the capacity. Samaritan Women also expanded the programs and classes they offer.
- The announcement of the closing of the Craycroft Youth Center. In 2005, the County had begun discussions about transforming the way they place children – from “congregant care” to a new “family-to-family” program. In 2010, the County finally announced the new program, and the Craycroft Youth Center was closed on June 30, 2010.
- The Fresno Rescue Mission was selected to create a respite care facility (for men), in partnership with local hospitals.
- A special women’s prayer team was formed, consisting of representatives of several churches, ministries and service organizations. When trying to determine who should head up the prayer team, it was the consensus of the group that the Holy Spirit would always be the Lead!
Deborah Torres, Director of Women & Children's Services
315 G Street
Fresno CA 93706