Services & Programs

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The RES is a comprehensive case management and employment services focusing on identifying and removing employment barriers, linking and helping participants to obtain available community resources and empowering participants to actively seek and obtain employment within the allowable time. The goal is to assist refugees obtain employment as soon as possible in order to achieve financial self-reliance prior to their limited CalWORKs assistance ends. The Services includes:

  • Intake/Assessment
  • Job Readiness: On-the-Job Training; Work Experience
  • Job Search/Assisted job search
  • Job Development and Placement
  • Post-Employment Services
  • Life skills to deal with social, family, health and mental health and acculturation matters


  • Program Manager: Pao Ly
  • Case Manager / Job Retention: Herlinda Vang


Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed on Holiday and Weekend

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 August 2011 19:10

Mission & History

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Our Mission:

To empower refugee with the knowledge and skills to adapt to their new lives in America and giving them with full assistance in their journey towards achieving their fullest potential in becoming self-sufficient and self-reliant in this society.

History of Lao Family

In 1977 General Vang Pao and his committee founded the first Lao Family Community Based Organization in Santa Ana, California. The purpose of Lao Family Community is to empower the South East Asian refugee communities with the knowledge and skills in making positive changes in their transition to becoming self-sufficient. Today, there are eight Lao Family Organization nation wide. Each Lao Family is incorporated under the federal tax exemption code 501 (c)(3).

Lao Family Community of Fresno, Inc., is one of the eight Lao Families Nation wide (see below). We are located in Fresno, California. Since 1981, we have served the largest Hmong population in the central valley. The communities and languages provided by LFCF are Hmong, Lao, Mien, Cambodian, English, Russian and Ukraine, and some Armenian, Latvian, Tatar, and some Vietnamese. Currently, there are three active projects are pending funding.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 February 2011 23:22
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