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Monthly CVCHS meetings promote networking among local CBO professionals, opportunities for collaborative grant applications, marketing and outreach, as well as provide staff training and peer mentoring sessions.

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CVCHS Partners


City of Fresno
Fresno is California's 5th largest city, home to strong neighborhoods, good schools, beautiful parks, vibrant culture, and a rich entrepreneurial spirit. The City of Fresno provides its residents with a broad range of services, including a Disability Advisory Commission that advises the Mayor, City Council and staff on issues affecting persons with disabilities and seek avenues for improving services for people with disabilities in the larger community.

Central Valley Regional Center




Central Valley Regional Center's mission is to help individuals with developmental disabilities and children at risk to reach their goals. CVRC coordinates resources and collaborates with other agencies to develop the best services for clients and families. Their service area includes the following six counties: Merced, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, Kings, and Tulare.

ARC Fresno




Arc Fresno empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to attain greater independence by offering everyday life experiences in a supportive community. Arc Fresno was founded in 1953 by a group of parents who wanted to create more opportunities and life experiences for their children with developmental disabilities. Their vision and passionate dedication has grown into an organization that serves over 550 developmentally disabled adults.

Resources for Independence Central Valley




Resources for Independence, Central Valley (RICV) works with consumers to promote their independence in the community. RICV's service area includes the five counties of Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Madera and Merced. By charter, at least 51 percent of employees at RICV have disabilities, as does 51 percent of the center’s board of directors. This underscores the importance of consumer control in RICV.

First Five of Fresno County




First 5 Fresno County is an independent, public organization created to enhance the lives of children from birth through age 5. It was created after California voters passed Proposition 10, which invests tobacco tax revenues in activities that improve the lives of young children. First 5 Fresno County has funded local service organizations, strengthened systems of care, and directly benefited the children and families of Fresno County.

Exceptional Parents Unlimited




Exceptional Parents Unlimited's mission is to strengthen and empower children and families facing extraordinary medical, developmental, and parenting challenges. EPU promotes the development of infants and children with special medical, developmental or emotional needs, as well as supports and assists parents as they grow in the understanding, knowledge and skills needed to help themselves and their children experience success.

Valley Center for the Blind




The Valley Center for the Blind is committed to helping our visually impaired clients to become more independent. They achieve this by providing several classes and services, such as group and individual counseling, classes for Braille, computers, independent living skills and cooking.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center, Inc




Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center, Inc. advocates, seeks equality, and promotes self-determination through empowerment for those who seek our assistance; and enhances the awareness and understanding of Deaf Culture and the unique communication needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals. Services include information and referral, advocacy, communication assistance, peer counseling, employment assistance, and interpreting services.

Fresno County Public Library




The Fresno County Public Library provides collections and services through its Central Resource Library and 34 branches. They are part of the San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS), a cooperative network of 10 public library jurisdictions in the counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced and Tulare.

HandsOn Central California




HandsOn Central California serves as a catalyst for mobilizing volunteers to meet community needs. They work with agencies, government, businesses, schools, law enforcement, and community leaders to identify critical community issues and design the volunteer response. HandsOn Central California work with disaster response, school safety, illiteracy, homelessness, and hunger. Volunteers improve our community.

Cenrtal California United Cerebral Palsy




United Cerebral Palsy of Central California offers programs and services for people with disabilities in seven counties of Central California; Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare. In the beginning, they had one program and served 15 adults. Today, more than 1,000 people with disabilities and their families receive services from United Cerebral Palsy of Central California through 11 different programs.

Rehabilitation Counseling Program at CSU - Fresno




The California State University, Fresno Rehabilitation Counseling Program serves people with disabilities by doing an outstanding job of training warm, empathic, trustworthy and competent Qualified Rehabilitation Professionals who will make a real difference in the lives of persons with disabilities and transform the practice of rehabilitation counseling in California and beyond.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society




The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

Joni and Friends of Central California




Joni and Friends Central California is a faith based community benefit program which provides services for individuals and families affected by disabilities through a variety of programs. Their objective is to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of this group of people in practical ways.

Fresno City College




Fresno City College's Disabled Students Programs and Services’ focus is on abilities, not disabilities. No matter if you’re here for one class, personal enrichment, job skills training, or a full college transfer program, we’re here to help you succeed. Call us; you’ll be glad you did!

Wayfinders at CSU Fresno




Wayfinders seeks to provide a state of the art comprehensive and inclusive, academic and residential postsecondary program for students with intellectual/developmental disabilities on the campus of California State University, Fresno

Central California Mennonite Residential Services




Central California Mennonite Residential Services (CCMRS) is a faith-based, nonprofit which provides support and services to adults with developmental disabilities and their families. The CCMRS community strives to be a place where people with and without developmental disabilities engage together in a lifelong process of learning, growing and sharing. It has been in continuous operation since 1987.

Fresno Urban Neighborhood Development Corporation




Our mission is to mobilize and inspire the community to assist families with home repair and improvement projects to create safer, healthier, more attractive and cooperative neighborhoods.

Life Goes On-Home Improvement Inc.




Life Goes On - Home Improvement cares for the elderly and disabled by supplying the help and resources to make [your] home a safe place to come back to when stricken by an accident or illness, because we feel life [can], does [and will] go on.

Catholic Cahrities Diocese of Fresno




Respecting the presence of God among us, we serve, advocate for and empower those in need.

Easter Seals Central California




Easter Seals Central California provides innovative services for children and adults with disabilities and their families so they may actively participate in the community with the freedom to choose how they live, learn, work and play.

Focus Forward




Focus Forward's mission is to create positive change and promote successful outcomes for young people in the Fresno County juvenile justice and foster care systems. Focus Forward serves youth who are incarcerated by providing mentoring and case management, services for incarcerated youth who are teen parents or pregnant, art programs, practicing restorative justice through Restoring Our Communities Kids (ROCK) program and also serves youth in foster care through the Best Dressed Kids program, providing college scholarships and the Access to Higher Education event.

California Telephone Access Program




CTAP provides specialized equipment to anyone in California whose disability prevents them from using a standard telephone. The equipment includes amplified telephones, big button telephones, cordless telephones, speakerphones, TTYs, VCO phones, captioned telephones, and more. Consumers complete a brief application form and obtain the signature of an authorized certifying agent in order to obtain the equipment, which is provided on loan to consumers for as long as the equipment is needed. Consumers may visit any of CTAP’s 11 Service Centers statewide to try out the equipment.

Services for Students with Disabilities - California State University Fresno




The office of Services for Students with Disabilities is; " A resource for students with disabilities to achieve academic, cultural, and social excellence"
We do this through services which provide: Access, Campus Involvement, Social Support, Disability Awareness, Self-Advocacy and Tools for Future Success

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Supporters of CVCHS

Fresno Regional Foundation
and the Whitney Foundation