La Familia offers emergency, transitional, and permanent housing and other supportive services for families experiencing homelessness through a recent merger with the Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO).
Since its founding in 1986, FESCO has remained 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 housing services, FESCO provides counseling for children and parents, job skills and financial planning, and linkage to housing and employment opportunities, among other services. FESCO also provides resources for families to prevent homelessness and continues to provide alumni families with the support services they need to thrive in their home and community.
More information about specific programming is available at www.fescofamilyshelter.org.