The Safe Area
A Community Care Ministry - Partnering with the City of Fresno
The Fresno Rescue Mission, in partnership with the Fresno Police Department and Crime Stoppers, has established the "Safe Area," an alternative to booking intoxicated individuals into the County Jail. The Safe Area houses men throughout the 24 hour period (as they are brought in by law enforcement) and includes meals, depending upon their arrival and exit times.
The purpose of this program is to give intoxicated men a safe place to "sleep it off" without having to go through the time and cost involved in booking them into the County Jail. This program can save the City of Fresno several hundred thousand dollars per year. While the Fresno Police Department and Crime Stoppers assisted with the initial cost of setting the area up, the Fresno Rescue Mission bears the ongoing cost of the process.
Just one more way of partnering with the City of Fresno. (Pictured: The dayroom where individuals are supervised while they sleep it off. We bring in mattress pads and warm bedding as needed. In the evenings, the same process is moved to our chaple across the street - overseen by Community Response team - so as not to mix populations with our Overnight Shelter guests.)
Chaplain Jay Carroll
Director of Community Care
310 G Street
Fresno CA 93706
(559) 268-0839 x0