The Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO) is a nonprofit organization comprised of over 30 churches and community members in the Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, and San Leandro area, serving homeless families with food, shelter, clothing, counseling and links to community resources. FESCO consists of a 24-bed family shelter, four units of transitional housing, and a multi-unit community living center. Initially offering emergency shelter to qualified homeless families, FESCO also provides counseling in goal setting, money management, parenting, and job and housing searches.
As a founding member of the coalition, South Hayward UMC offers its members opportunities to volunteer at the shelter, as well as opportunities for fund raising in the spring Shelter Shuffle or theannual dinner and auction.
This year the FESCO fund raising event was at Marina Park in San Leandro. Here are some pictures from when it was at Meeks Park in Hayward: