Fresno Rescue Mission

Rescue the Children Campus

Fresno, CA

An inspiring residential, health and life services campus to serve at-risk women and their families

The Project

The Fresno Rescue Mission (FRM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves impoverished families and neglected and abused children in the Central Valley. FRM’s Rescue the Children project transformed a rundown 108-unit motel into 68 units of housing and supportive services for homeless women and their children.  FRM purchased the vacant motel and performed a complete rehabilitation. Now the facility includes a daycare center, classrooms, community

kitchen, dining hall, community center, full-scale gym, laundry room, medical exam room, amphitheater, walking paths, community garden and open fields for play. Supportive onsite services include case management, food service, drug/alcohol counseling, job coaching, life skills training, GED completion, personal counseling, support groups, aftercare and work therapy. Central Valley NMTC provided financing was used for construction and for working capital to operate the facility.

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COMMUNITY CONSIDERATIONS:

Poverty Rate:

42.7%

Median Family Income:

47.7%

Unemployment Rate:

24.4%

COMMUNITY IMPACTS:

Created 96 construction jobs and 12 permanent jobs averaging over $58/hr in wages & salaries plus health insurance, retirement benefits, and educational assistance

Targeted hiring efforts to low-income persons and residents of low-income communities

Provides at-risk women and children over 40,000 bed nights and 75,000 meals annually, saving local governments over $2 million per year in offset social service costs

Financing

Total Project Cost

$
million

NMTC Allocation

$
million

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS:

Central Valley NMTC Fund, LLC; Fresno Rescue Mission, US Bank Community Development Corporation, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

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