Family Emergency Shelter Coalition

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TypeNon-profit organization
FocusHomeless shelter, Support services
Coordinates37°40′31″N 122°04′37″W / 37.675400°N 122.076988°W / 37.675400; -122.076988Coordinates: 37°40′31″N 122°04′37″W / 37.675400°N 122.076988°W / 37.675400; -122.076988
Area served
Alameda County, California
$1.160 million (2010)[1]

The Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO) is a non-profit organization in Hayward, California[2] which aims to provide shelter, transitional housing and support services for families and children in Alameda County.[3]

According to's nationwide ranking among shelter homes, FESCO was the only homeless shelter in the East Bay to get a top ranking.[4][5]

By 2006, FESCO claimed to provide 24 Shelter beds, as well as support services including hot meals and housing readiness activities.[6]

Also, they are listed under the directory[7] of National Coalition for the Homeless.


The organization incorporated in 1986. Its main purpose was to keep families together during their homelessness period.[8] After a restoration of two-story home, they started to begin serving homeless families in 1988 as a shelter which can accommodate 8-10 families at a time.[8] After the first year, Fesco started to provide support services to homeless families.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FESCO Financials".
  2. ^ "RHO's Giving Program". Archived from the original on 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2011-02-22.
  3. ^ "FESCO The Family Shelter Summary".
  4. ^ Carolyn Copeland (28 January 2001). "Alameda County Homeless Shelter Among Top-Rated Nationwide". Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Food & Shelter 2010 Nonprofits".
  6. ^ Fall CDBG Funded Agency Tour, City of Hayward Citizens Advisory Commission, 2006
  7. ^ "National Coalition for the Homeless Directory".
  8. ^ a b "FESCO The Family Shelter".

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