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Marjaree Mason Center provides emergency and longer-term Safe Housing, along with a wide variety of support services for victims of domestic violence in Fresno County.

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Safe Houses

The Marjaree Mason Center operates two confidentially located safe houses in Fresno County. MMC ensures that victims of domestic violence, male or female, are provided a safe place to reside while their traumatic situation is addressed, and while they attain the support needed to return to the community safely. Marjaree Mason Center Safe Houses ensure that each family has its own private rooms, so families are not separated during their stay.

All MMC Safe Houses feature large communal kitchens and play areas for children. The Children’s Services Coordinator assists the children in school-services coordination, positive play strategies and assists moms with parenting classes. Families are welcome to bring items to make them feel more at home, such as personal linens, pillows, and toys.

Safe Houses are funded in part by a generous grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation.

For victims in need of emergency housing, staff is available 24 hours per day to assist them. For assistance, call MMC’s hotline:

Safe House Services
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Case Management

Case Managers are available to assist families in accessing needed “safe” long-term housing, available resources, social and victim services; as well as supporting them in overcoming barriers in their efforts toward living in a domestic violence free environment. Case Managers also offer peer counseling, and help clients develop a plan to promote their family’s safety once they return to the community.

Groups & Classes

MMC offers residents life-skills, parenting, and Expressions Through Art group activities. Residential children can also take part in an art group, and can participate in daily activities hosted by staff in the Enrichment Center.

Children's Enrichment Center

The Children’s Enrichment Center at MMC provides support to residential children and collaborates with multiple agencies in Fresno to offer assistance and resources to children.  Support is provided through schools, accessing mental health services, and assessing other needs the children may have. In addition to being a positive and safe place where children can learn, grow and play, the Enrichment Center contains books, puzzles, games, and fun activities for children of all ages. Adjacent to the Enrichment Center, is a large outdoor play area that children can enjoy. Child supervision is provided while moms attend onsite counseling, legal classes, or groups. Supervision is provided by highly skilled staff, dedicated volunteers and with the loving and supportive help of our MMC “foster grandparent” volunteers.


Fresno Emergency and Transitional Living Safe House
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At the Fresno emergency Safe House we provide clients a safe environment and assistance 24 hours per day/7 days per week. The transitional program helps victims prepare to lead an independent life.  Safe House residents take part in case management and educational opportunities, learn independent living skills and develop a means of income, all while being helped along in attaining the necessary resources to support their move into domestic violence-free permanent housing. Residents and community clients also have access to clinical mental health counselors. Marjaree Mason Center therapists conduct group and individual therapy, focusing on issues and problem resolution to improve a client’s ability to work through problems move their life deliberately in a positive direction. Legal options classes and support groups for community clients are also available at the Fresno Safe House site.

Clovis Transitional Living Safe House Project
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The Clovis Safe House and Community Center is located in the city of Clovis.  This program receives emergency domestic violence crises 24 hours per day, and offers residential transitional living services to women and children.  The transitional program helps victims prepare to lead an independent life.  Safe House residents take part in case management and educational opportunities, learn independent living skills and develop a means of income, all while being helped along in attaining the necessary resources to support their move into domestic violence-free permanent housing. Residents and community clients also have access to clinical mental health counselors. Marjaree Mason Center therapists conduct group and individual therapy, focusing on issues and problem resolution to improve a client’s ability to work through problems move their life deliberately in a positive direction. Legal options classes and support groups for community clients are also available at the Clovis Safe House site.

Safe House Offerings to Promote Healthy Lifestyles
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There are various supportive programs offered to MMC’s Safe House residents including:

  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Kids Group (By age group)
  • Financial Independence
  • Family Group
  • Safe Group
  • UCSF Family Clinic
  • Recovery Group
  • Yoga
  • Expressions through Art (For moms & kids)
  • UCSF “Good Health” Presentations

Case Managers at the Safe Houses also provide many individualized services and linkages to appropriate agencies in the community based upon specific client needs. Typically, all classes are provided in Spanish and English. Individual sessions are provided for other languages.

Housing for Male Victims of Domestic Violence
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Marjaree Mason Center also serves men who are victims of domestic violence by providing Safe House and support services. Male victims seeking assistance should call MMC’s hotline at (559) 233-HELP (4357). Our hotline is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. All hotline services are confidential and safe for individuals seeking support, help and information.

For non-emergency inquiries, please call our office at (559) 237-4706.

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