Fourth & Hope


It is the mission of Fourth & Hope to feed, clothe, shelter, and facilitate recovery to those in need and to show the love of Jesus Christ in words and actions.

This mission is accomplished by providing a continuum of care for people who are homeless and hungry and moving them from the street to stability.

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Address: P.O. Box 1248
Woodland, CA 95776
County or Parish: Yolo County
Primary NTEE: Housing, Shelter 
Sub NTEE: Homeless Shelters 
Executive Director: Doug Zeck
Contact Email: dzeck@fourthandhope.org
Primary Phone: 530-661-1218
Website: http://www.fourthandhope.org
In the 1980's, a group of Woodland residents became concerned about people in Woodland who were homeless and hungry. They 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 people who were 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 72-bed emergency shelter, serve a hot meal nightly, manage transitional and permanent supportive housing in 20 apartments throughout Woodland, and operate Walter's House, a 44-bed residential treatment program.
Every donation strengthens our ability to offer hope and services to connect men, women, and families with shelter and emergency help, food, housing, and treatment - helping people in need help themselves to create a better life. We remain committed to caring about the people in our community who are homeless, hungry, and hurting. Your generosity is very much appreciated.
Our top needs:
  1. Funding: Program - Our shelter and food program relies on your donations. Donate on-line at fourthandhope.org.
  2. In-Kind Donations - Toiletries (individual size toothpaste/toothbrush, bar soap, razors, deodorant, feminine hygiene), socks (men, women, children), diapers.
  3. In-Kind Donations - Bath size towels.
  4. In-Kind Donations - Twin sheet sets.
  5. Volunteers - Volunteers to cook and serve the evening meal are always needed.
"We are part of the safety net of services in Yolo County, providing a safe haven for people who are homeless and in need. We are focused on solutions and continue to stay abreast of research and ideas that will lead us to new partnerships, for greater success for the people we serve.

From July 2016 to June 2017 we provided emergency shelter and services to 330 people: 153 men, 125 women, and 50 children. Just under 100 of the people served exited our program to permanent housing, and 130 exited our shelter program to a transitional housing setting. A third of the people seeking shelter and services had a mental health problem, and 45% of people had a chronic health condition or physical or developmental disability.

Our residential treatment program, Walter's House, graduated 92 people offering these now sober individuals a chance at success.

We provided individuals and families in need the housing, food, financial and life skills education, and services needed for a better life. We have developed an outreach program in partnership with the County of Yolo, to help more people access our drug and alcohol treatment program, life skills training, emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing - all of Fourth & Hope's continuum of services. We work with nonprofit partners and government agencies to put this needed work into action.

Thank you for helping us help others - one person at a time."

Doug Zeck
Executive Director
Fourth & Hope