From "COMMUNITY CARE"...
an FRM department comprised of several “first touch” ministries addressing the needs of those still trapped in the homelessness cycle [e.g. Safe Area, Fresno Medical Respite Center (our newest ministry, established July 2011), Overnight Shelter for Men, and General Services (Clothing Warehouse, Mail Services, Messages and Community Bulletin Board)], we partner with a host of community agencies, non-profits, churches, legal and health services in an effort to pull individuals from the pit of despair to an opportunity for total life change through Christ.
It takes a first step to begin a new journey. Whether a man comes to us directly from a life on the streets or by referral, our goal is to motivate and direct him through the "first touch" process ...
... To "Life Change"
Transformation takes place when first the mind is renewed (Romans 12:2.) Program alone is not enough, so at the heart of all we do and say is Christ.
The Academy program offers tremendous "life-skills" curriculum and work experience training for men who are transitioning from a life of addiction and pain. Not all who first enter our programs make it. More than half will drop out before the end of their first quarter. Total life change is not easy, but it is necessary in overcoming the obstacles they now face. Our doors and services remain open to receive them when they finally reach rock bottom.