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To feed, clothe, shelter and facilitate recovery to those in need and to show the love of Jesus Christ in words and actions.

We operate under Charitable Choice where everyone is welcome.  We provide a safe environment and do not discriminate on the basis of religion.


We provide a continuum of care for the hungry and homeless by moving them from the streets to stability in Woodland and Yolo County. Fourth & Hope is a community – a faith-based organization with more than 35 years of experience in providing services and facilities that benefit the homeless populations of Yolo County.


In the 1980s a group of Woodland residents became concerned about Woodland’s homeless and hungry and began passing out peanut butter sandwiches and bananas in sack lunches. This initial effort grew to become a soup kitchen in partnership with local churches. A short time later, those volunteers could no longer just feed the hungry and homeless and send them back out to sleep in cardboard covers, baseball dugouts, parks, and alleyways; there was the realization of a greater need.

In 1985 the volunteers formally organized and created Yolo Wayfarer Center Christian Mission (now doing business as Fourth & Hope), a nonprofit organization. Over the past 37 years, programs have been established to assure that every person has food to eat, a place to sleep, dignity, and hope. Our programs address physical and mental health, substance use, employment and income needs, and housing. We operate a 100-bed emergency shelter with a commercial kitchen for hot meals; permanent supportive housing programs, and Walter’s House, a 44-bed residential treatment program.


Nick Roncoroni, President
Catherine Portman, Vice President
Theresa Lee, Secretary
Pat Stoffregen, Treasurer
Scott Mansell
Brad Miller
Larry Peterson
Marla Garski

Meetings take place on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.


Executive Director
Doug Zeck
[email protected]

Chief Operating Officer
R. Amara Pickens, MPA/HAS
[email protected]


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