Supportive Services for Students
211 serves as a lifeline for individuals and families in need. Our operators are available around the clock, 365 days a year, and offer assistance in multiple languages. They can connect residents to basic emergency services (like housing and food), job training assistance, translation services, mental health services, and more.
Visit the 211 website for more information, or call 211 directly. (A toll-free option is also available: 1-866-559-4211).
There are no out-of-pocket costs for medically-necessary testing. If you have medical insurance, Verily or OptumServe will bill your insurance company (see testing sites below). If you’re uninsured, the government pays for your test.
Aunt Bertha’s network connects people seeking help and verified social care providers that serve them. This is completely free, with no ads, and we don’t market to people using the platform, which is an easy-to-understand and clean experience for users.
Enter your zip code, and choose what services you are searching for to find the best resource providers in your area.
As many as one-third of individuals do not make enough money to meet their most basics needs. 40 million individuals are currently working in low paying jobs without appropriate health care or vacation time or holidays. Things such as saving for college, buying a home, or even retirement is off the table for most families. United Way Fresno and Madera Counties is here to bridge the gap between working families and needed resources.
At United Way, we seek to advance the health, education, and wellbeing of all people living within Fresno and Madera Counties.
The Ram Pantry is a free food assistance program for college students currently enrolled at Fresno City College with an Associated Student Body (A.S.B.) card.
The Crush Pantry is a free food assistance program for students currently enrolled at Clovis Community College
559.325.5235 during open hours
559.325.5243 use when closed
The Lions’ Den Food Pantry is open for business to all M.C.C. & O.C.C.C. students
The Tiger Pantry offers non-perishable food items, personal toiletries, fresh produce and vegetables, and school supplies to all currently enrolled Reedley College students.
Behavioral/Mental Health Services
The Managed Care Division of the Department of Behavioral Health oversees the mental health services for Fresno County's Medi-Cal beneficiaries who receive services from private (contracted) providers.
Crisis Help Line: 1.888.506.5991
Non-crisis Services for you and your family call our office at 559.673.3508.
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
Local libraries offer E-Registration, e-books, virtual homework help and much more. Contact your county library for more information.
Fast, reliable, free — get Internet Essentials or Internet Essentials Plus at no cost when you qualify for and enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
The Fresno State Connect Initiative provides low-cost internet services outreach. Programs are available for internet services as low as $10/month to households eligible for W.I.C, SNAP / CalFresh, free/reduced lunch, live in public housing, is a senior age of 62 and older or are on SSI. Some households are also eligible for a free Chromebook laptop. Community members are encouraged to call 855-456-9995 for more information.
The Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative (C.V.I.I.C.) is the leading immigrant integration organization in the Central Valley, dedicated to ensuring full participation of immigrants in building strong, vibrant, inclusive communities.
Click below to download CVIIC's Immigration Support Services Resource List
The New American Legal Clinic (N.A.L.C.) is a full-service immigration legal clinic, training law students in immigration law and serving under resourced individuals in our community. N.A.L.C. provides legal services at no charge.
The Fresno Center (T.F.C.) has over 10 years of experience in providing immigration assistance especially in naturalization services. T.F.C.’s naturalization services are free of charge. T.F.C. provides access to free legal services for those who seek naturalization services at T.F.C.
The Education and Leadership Foundation is a community benefit non-profit organization that provides education, civic engagement, and immigration services. We provide professional development seminars, leadership development, professional development internships, scholarships, and volunteer opportunities through collaboration with other organizations.
In a new easy-to-use guide for the parents of ELs and other community members, the Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy provides an overview of the standardized tests that ELs have to take, what they aim to measure, and why this is important for these students and their families. The guide also explains how the COVID-19 pandemic and remote learning have changed testing procedures, as well as offers information on which specific exams are offered in each U.S. state.
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The State Center Adult Education Consortium connects adult learners to educational programs and services that assist with seamless transitions into the workforce and/or post-secondary education.
Transition Support Services for Adult Students: