Fresno has no shortage of problems, but the issues people face and the demographics of those needing help are changing.
"The Fresno Rescue Mission" has been lending a helping hand for over 60 years. Until recently, they mostly served aging alcoholics.
Now, they say drugs and a bad economy have people from all walks of life seeking help. In general, those in need are getting younger, and instead of alcohol, they more commonly face drug problems.
So the church-based charity group is trying to adapt to the change. They've added and altered numerous programs to better serve the community.
The wide array of services are privately funded. Despite the extensive help they offer, many people are still not getting reached.
A homeless camp just a few blocks down from the charity on G street continues to grow. People there echo the concerns of "The Fresno Rescue Mission." Multiple people told KSEE 24 that the encampment is getting younger, increasingly drug ravaged, and more working professionals and combat veterans are calling it "home."