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Fresno BHC Community

Central, southeast and southwest Fresno (see map) is the historical core residential community in the City of Fresno which is home to a diverse population ranging from long-time residents to recent immigrants. Wave after wave of immigrants has settled here, including a large Hmong, Cambodian and Lao refugee community. More than 100 languages are spoken in Fresno City and no greater diversity exists in the area than in Central/Southeast/Southwest Fresno. Both the agricultural and manufacturing industries are the primary drivers of the local economy.

With a population exceeding 70,000, central, southeast, and southwest Fresno has its share of challenges including high levels of poverty, unemployment, gang violence, and obesity and asthma prevalence rates that exceed statewide averages.

However, in recent years, a growing cadre of organizations and individuals skilled in statewide policy work has emerged and is working on local, regional and statewide levels on issues, including environmental justice, the built environment, obesity and asthma, as well as a variety of other health issues. Furthermore, 
central, southeast, and southwest Fresno possesses strong school-linked youth and family services, including neighborhood resource centers, after school programs and co-location of prevention services on school campuses.

The California Endowment, one of few long-time funders in the Central Valley, has a rich history of grant making in the region. With
central, southeast, and southwest Fresno's engaged leadership and a variety of local service providers, The Endowment sees a viable opportunity for transforming the neighborhoods of the area into healthy communities.


Ashley Swearengin
(559) 621-8000

Fresno City Council:
Blong Xiong - District 1

Steve Brandau - District 2

Oliver Baines - District 3

Paul Caprioglio - District 4

Sal Quintero - District 5

Lee Brand - District 6

Clint Olivier - District 7

Fresno City Council meetings are held on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. 

Fresno County Board of Supervisors:
Phil Larson - District 1
Andreas Borgeas - District 2
Henry Perea - District 3
Judy Case - District 4
Deborah A Poochigian - District 5

Fresno County Board of Supervisors meetings are held on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. 


Jerry Brown (D)

State Senate:

Senator Michael J. Rubio
District 16
Fresno Office:
2550 Mariposa Mall, Suite 2016
Fresno, CA 93721

Senator Tom Berryhill
District 14
Fresno Office:
6215 N. Fresno Street, Suite 104
Fresno, CA 93710

State Assembly:

Assemblymember Henry T. Perea
31st Assembly District
Fresno District Office: 
2550 Mariposa Mall, Suite 5031
Fresno, CA 93721

Assemblymember Linda Halderman
29th Assembly District
Fresno District Office:
6245 N. Fresno Street, Suite 106
Fresno, CA 93710

U.S. Senators:

Dianne Feinstein (D)
Barbara Boxer (D)

U.S. Representatives:

Devin Nunes
21st District of California

Jim Costa
20th District of California

Jeff Denham
19th District of California