Saint John's Program for Real Change unleashes the potential of mothers in crisis. We operate the largest shelter in Sacramento and the only one to focus exclusively on women and children experiencing homelessness. We serve up to 270 women and children a day, or up to 1,000 annually. In early 2017, we opened a new building to serve an additional 90 women and children. Yet, our waitlist is 500 names long and growing. When a family enters our 12-18 month comprehensive program, they receive immediate stabilization services, including housing, meals, mental health therapy, addiction counseling, as well as longer-term services including financial literacy courses, high-school diploma attainment, fulltime childcare, and hands-on job training.
All services are designed to effectively partner with women as they affect REAL change in their lives, lifting themselves out of poverty and homelessness. We need your help more than ever... Please support Saint John's Program for Real Change and help us reach our fundraising goal of $100,000.
-$25 provides 30 nutritious meals to one child for a month.
-$75 provides 5 hours of services for one family, including drug and alcohol counseling, parenting education, and healthy relationship training.
-$100 provides 30 days of support for a mother while she stabilizes and sets goals and a budget for herself and her family.
-$300 provides one week of on-the-job employment training, including transportation and childcare for a mother and her children.