Francis House Center
For more than 45 years, Francis House Center has served as a beacon of light and hope to the most vulnerable among us. It is a place where people are treated with dignity as they arrive seeking help for some of the most basic needs. We strive to provide the resources, support, and inspiration to help individuals and families transform their lives from living in crisis to having long-term stability. Francis House Center is the front door to Next Move’s programs, services, and housing solutions for individuals and families seeking help and support in ending their homelessness.
Bus Passes: Each client can receive (1) daily bus pass during a seven day period with validated proof of appointment.
Clothing Donation Center: Clients can select garments or items six times during a six month period.
Veteran’s Services: A VA representative is available every Thursday from 9:00am to 11:00am (no appointment needed).
Resource Coaching: Clients can schedule a one-on-one meeting with a resource coach, to set goals and identify detailed resources for receiving assistance and planning their next life steps.
Diversion Program: Assistance for low-income families with utilities, first month’s rent, eviction avoidance (please ask a resource specialist at Francis House to determine eligibility).
California Identification: The full cost for a California identification through the Department of Motor Vehicles is $35. Clients can receive a DMV Identification voucher for $8 during our regular lobby hours.
To quality, applicants must currently receive public benefits and provide one of the following: Cal-Fresh/EBT card, Medi-Cal card, Cal-Works card, Notice of Action of Benefits, D.H.A. printout, SSI award/benefit letter, or release paperwork from a county or state correctional facility.
Hygiene Kits: Clients can receive a kit with basic necessities, including soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, lotion, razors, and feminine hygiene items twice each month (as available).
Notary Services: Legal document certification (by appointment only on Thursdays).
Job Development Center: Clients can receive one on one assistance with internet job searching, resume and cover letter development, phone/fax access, financial education, and employment fairs. Clients must present a bill or other document with their name on it and attend an orientation to use services.
The Family Self Sufficiency Program provides additional employment support with transportation, interviews, job clothing, and job coaching needs.
Family Rescue Program: Provides a one-week motel stay to parents or legal guardians caring for children under 5 years, or women 7 months pregnant or more. Families must have verifiable crisis concern.
- Valid California identification for all adults
- Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members
- Proof of income for current month
- Proof of custody of all minor children
To inquire, please call (916) 443-2646 at 9:00am on Monday mornings to schedule pre-screening appointment.