Faith in the Valley is a faith-based grassroots community organization in California’s Central Valley of 120 congregations representing over 100,000 families in Fresno, Kern, Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties. Our work is led by volunteer leaders who are among the people most impacted by equity issues: low-wage workers, young people, immigrants, and the formerly incarcerated.

We are part of PICO California, the largest faith based community organizing network in California, with an institutional membership of 485 congregations from more than a dozen faith traditions across the state. We are also part of Faith in Action. Together, we are anchored in a prophetic theology of resistance that helps people understand the systemic roots of their shared suffering, as well as articulate an alternative narrative that liberates individuals and communities from the dominant cultural norms that perpetuate inequity.

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January 15, 2020

Economic Dignity, Mass Incarceration

Throwing people in jail on drug charges? That’s Bakersfield’s idea to fight homelessness

In the face of an ever-growing homelessness crisis, cities across California have been searching for solutions, from adding shelters and affordable housing…

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October 30, 2019

Economic Dignity

Modesto starts rental inspection program, will begin with problem properties

Modesto’s elected officials have approved an inspection program to protect residents living in the city’s roughly 40,000 rental properties, from single-family homes…

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Grants and Philanthropy

San Jose social justice nonprofit hires new executive director

After more than six years of steady leadership, the community and faith-based nonprofit, People Acting in Community Together (PACT) has secured a…

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