To feed, clothe, shelter and facilitate recovery to those in need and to show the love of Jesus Christ in words and actions.
- Community Cornerstone
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 20 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 65-bed emergency shelter with a commercial kitchen for hot meals; permanent supportive housing programs; and Walter’s House, a 44-bed residential treatment program.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Meetings take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Community Room at 1267 East Oak Avenue, Suite E., Woodland, CA 95776.