Mission Statement

People Serving People.



Cityserve Compassion Network Is




A NETWORK of 60+ local congregations, 27+ social service agencies, local non-profits, schools and businesses working together to provide safety-net resources and services to the most vulnerable in Fremont, Newark and Union City, California.

RESOURCE  offering strategic help to our cities as they struggle to meet the demands of an ever needy population 

A VOICE and HAND in helping those in the leadership of our cities serve those in need

A CONDUIT for CityServe volunteers to help those in need by giving them well-defined opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others.

A MOVEMENT of inspired Christian volunteers living out their faith as stated in Matthew 25, “For I was hungry, and you fed Me.  I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you invited Me into your home. I was naked and you gave me clothing. I was sick and you cared for Me. I was in prison and you visited me.” Jesus.




In 2003, a group of pastors from the CityServe Network of congregations began praying that God would show them ways they and their congregations could join together in meaningful ways toward city transformation.


A couple of years later, a local ministry to the disadvantaged closed it’s doors due to lack of volunteers and funding. This heightened the need for a better-rounded collaborative ministry to needy individuals and families in the Fremont, Union City and Newark area.


As the Pastors continued to pray, the Lord Jesus led them to form an official network in hopes to offer valuable resources in meeting these needs. 


After monthly funding was raised, Christine Beitsch was hired as the Executive Director to start Compassion Network, a ministry of CityServe, in October 2006. In June of 2007, the Compassion Network offices were officially opened inside the Fremont Family Resource Center, a part of Fremont’s City Hall Complex.