Fresno City, Poverello House to announce new homeless shelters and services


FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) — City leaders along with the Poverello House plan to announce Wednesday a new homeless shelter that replaces the current use of Tuff Sheds.

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand, City Council President Miguel Arias, Poverello House Executive Director Zack Darrah, and CalViva Health CEO Greg Hund will make the announcement at the Poverello House at 11 a.m.

According to the city of Fresno, the Tuff Sheds have been used for housing homeless people for almost two decades. 

The new homeless shelter will include 30 new, state-of-the-art pallet shelters designed and built by people with life experience as homeless individuals.

The Poverello House also plans to expand its navigation and case management services, all funded completely by private-sector donations, according to the city.

For local, national, and breaking news, and to get weather alerts, download our FREE mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CBS47 On Your Side

Do you have a problem that you need help solving? Contact CBS47 and let us be On Your Side.

Phone: 559-761-0383

Images from Armenia

Small patients in Armenia
Yerevan by night.
Dr. Jeff Thomas delivers.
Dr. Jeff Thomas delivers in Gyumri.
Doctors unpack medical supplies from The Central Valley.
Fresno Medical Mission at work.
Medical Supplies being unloaded.
Fresno Medical Mission at the ready.
KSEE24 crew witnesses the miracle of life in Gyumri, Armenia.
Life saving work of Central Valley surgeons in Armenia.
Ribbon cutting on new surgical center in Ashtarak Armenia. Fresno donors made this dream come true.
KSEE24 on assignment with the Fresno Medical Mission
Honorary Consulate to Armenia Berj Apkarian explains the crisis facing one hospital.
KSEE24's Stefani Booroojian and Kevin Mahan at the meeting with President Bako Sahakyan.
Medical Meeting in Artsakh.
The President of Artsakh meets with the Fresno Medical Mission.
Learning modern medicine techniques with the Fresno Medical Mission in surgery.
Leaning in for a look. Dr. Brien Tonkinson holds class and helps a patient in Armenia.
Fresno Medical Mission cares on one of the smallest patients in the region. Six-year old Yanna receives life-changing better breathing surgery.