Hi Friends and Family,
I am partnering with Saint Johns Program for Real Change and raising money for Bridge the Gap! I have been so impressed by the results of this program, I became a member of the Board of Directors last year. It is truly changing lives!
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 generously donate a gift of $130, which provides a family full support for 24 hours including housing, drug and alcohol counseling, parenting education, healthy relationship training and childcare.
|Tony and Michele Wong|