FESCO has made a difference every day since our start in 1986. In our founding documents, we committed to keeping families together during their period of homelessness. In addition to serving single mothers with children, FESCO is the only shelter in Hayward that welcomes single fathers, two-parent families with children, and teenage males as part of a family group.
In addition to emergency shelter services, we provide opportunities for families to stabilize the lives of their children while they seek permanent housing. FESCO helps provide financial planning, job skills and employment recommendations, and supports emotional wellness for both children and parents. FESCO also provides resources to families to prevent homelessness before it happens and continues to provide alumni families with support services so that they can continue to thrive.
FESCO is excited to announce that as of July 1, 2018, FESCO is part of the La Familia Network. This means that FESCO is able to share operations costs and provide more resources to our families. All FESCO donations are used specifically to benefit FESCO families.
2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. Click here for the 211 website: http://www.211alamedacounty.org