Established in 1973, Emergency Shelter Program Inc. is a nonprofit agency dedicated to the welfare of women and children. Based in Hayward, Calif., it provides shelter, support and education for women and children who are victims of domestic violence and homelessness. It operates a childcare center that offers safe and nurturing childcare services. Emergency Shelter Program Inc. also operates a community center dedicated towards helping needy immigrants who do not have eligibility or access to health insurance, health care facilities or those at the verge of homelessness. The agency further organizes various events throughout the year for awareness and fund raising.