Hi Friends and Family,
I am partnering with Saint Johns Program for Real Change and raising money for Bridge the Gap!
In September of 2017, the County of Sacramento ended its 15+ year partnership with Saint John’s to support 57 women and children. Saint John’s currently serves approximately 200 women and children and its daily wait list is now over 400 each day, skyrocketing from 250 as recently as June 2017. Operating the largest shelter in the region, and the only sober environment dedicated exclusively to creating real and transformative change in the lives of women and children, Saint John’s is facing a crisis of seismic proportions.
According to the County Staff, Saint John’s contract was not renewed due to the fact that we “only” serve women and children and that we are too “high-barrier”… literally meaning that we require too much of our clients including accountability and sobriety.
I am asking you to make a donation in any amount you are able. $130 will provide a family full support for 24 hours including housing, drug and alcohol counseling, parenting education, healthy relationship training and childcare. Also, support Saint John's by having a meal at "Plates Midtown" in Sacramento or "Plates Cafe" on Fruitridge Rd. You will be supporting the employment training of Saint John's clients and contributing to the success of the program as a whole. 100% of proceeds directly support mothers working to recuperate and re-engineer their lives.
Good cause Kathy!!
Kathy, This is such a great cause (and a good place to eat)! Thanks for organizing the fundraiser. Jean, John and Parker
We never know where our next leader or artist or author or great scientist will come from thus we must foster caring when and wherever we can. Thanks Kathy for the opportunity to give. They are a wonderful organization.
Jeannie & Steve Smalley
Thanks for the info on this, Kathy!!