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A CHANCE AT A NEW LIFE, BUT WAIT LIST IS LONG
The shelter for homeless women provides a roof and routine. They’re taught how to wake up early and make a bed. But it’s not as easy as it sounds.Click to view  at CBSlocal.com

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2019

 

SAINT JOHN’S PROGRAM FOR REAL CHANGE GETS FRESH FUNDING

Click to view, video at ABC10 10/08/2019

 

CALIFORNIA HAS A CRISIS OF HOMELESSNESS. HERE’S WHY IT’S WORSE THAN YOU THINK.

Click to view, OpEd from The Sacramento Bee 09/22/2019

 

FORMER WHITE HOUSE CHEF VISITS SAINT JOHN’S IN SACRAMENTO

Click to view at Fox40.com 9/03/2019

 

SACRAMENTO NATIVE MARQUESE CHRISS LOOKS AHEAD TO NBA FREE AGENCY, MENTORS HOMETOWN YOUTH

Click to view at ABC10.COM

 

HOMEGROWN NBA PLAYER GIVES SACRAMENTO KIDS SPECIAL DAY ON THE COURT

Click to view at KCRA.COM

 

SACRAMENTO’S OWN MARQUESE CHRISS | SPORTS STANDOUT

Click to view at 9NEWS.COM

 

AFTER HOURS SAINT JOHNS POLO FOR CHANGE 2019

Click to view at Sacramento Business Journal 6/30/2019

 

POLO FOR CHANGE ON GOOD DAY SACRAMENTO

Ashley Williams is learning more about Polo for Change, an event to raise money for the Saint John’s Program.

Click to view at CBS LOCAL.COM 5/6/2019
Click to view  PART TWO at CBS LOCAL.COM 5/6/2019

 

MARY TEICHERT NAMED COMMUNITY MOTHER OF THE YEAR BY SAINT JOHN’S PROGRAM FOR REAL CHANGE

“Service is the rent we pay for being…” But it’s the not-often noticed end of the quote that’s perhaps more telling than the opening: “…and not something you do in your spare time.”

Click to view at Sacramento Business Journal 5/6/2019

 

SAINT JOHN’S PROGRAM FOR REAL CHANGE ANNOUNCES CEO DEPARTURE

“Marc Cawdrey will serve as Interim CEO…”

Click to view 4/26/2019

 

SAINT JOHN’S, ESCHEWING HOUSING WITHOUT RESPONSIBILITY, GRADUATES 24 FORMERLY HOMELESS WOMEN

“For once, the all-purpose graduation speech homily, “The future lies ahead,” took on substance as 24 formerly homeless women graduated from Saint John’s Program for Real Change last Thursday evening…”

Click to view at Sacramento Business Journal 4/8/2019

 

FAILED FEDERAL HOUSING POLICY UNDERMINES TRUMP’S OPIOID REFORMS

“…The federal Housing and Urban Development Department’s current policy called “Housing First” is spending over $4 billion this year alone to provide lifelong, permanent housing for all who become homeless, while strictly prohibiting sobriety or accountability requirements for the individuals it seeks to help…”

Click to view at Washinton Examiner 4/8/2019

 

TO DEAL WITH HOMELESSNESS, CALIFORNIA MUST MAKE ROOM FOR SOBRIETY

“…with the goal to better identify and address early childhood trauma to prevent future incarceration. This same rationale should be extended to the exploding problem of homelessness…”

Click to view at CALmatters 4/3/2019

 

24 FORMERLY HOMELESS WOMEN GRADUATE FROM PROGRAM

“SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Twenty-four women who were once homeless or in jail celebrated the beginning of their new lives Thursday at the Saint John’s graduation ceremony….”

Click to view at abc10 4/4/2019

 

KAISER PERMANENTE GIVES “A DAY ON” TO SAINT JOHN’S PROGRAM FOR REAL CHANGE

“Many people had the day off work today for Martin Luther King Junior day, but some Kaiser Permanente employees were hard at work…”

Click to watch at KCRA3 1/21/2019

 

2018

 

LOCAL WOMEN’S SHELTER FACING $60,000 A MONTH FUNDING GAP

“If we aren’t able to find alternative funding to fill that gap we’re going to start some major cuts in April.”

Click to watch at abc10.com 2/9/2018

 

7TH ANNUAL GIRLS NIGHT

“On Sunday (2/4), In partnership with The Secret Garden”

Click to watch at fox40.com 2/6/2018

 

INTERVIEW WITH KAT MADRU

“On Sunday (2/4), Michele and Natisha were interviewed by Kat Madru, which aired on all of the Entercom radio stations.”

Click to Listen on youtube 2/4/2018

 

SAINT JOHN’S SHELTER FACES UNCERTAIN FUNDING IN 2018

“homelessness has risen sharply, and Saint John’s daily waiting list in the past year has doubled at the same time that county funding seems about to be cut.”

Click to view at capradio.org 2/5/2018

 

2017

 

FUNDING LOSS THREATENS SAINT JOHN’S PROGRAM FOR HOMELESS WOMEN AND CHILDREN

“Saint John’s represents all that is possible” for lifting people out of homelessness, Steinberg declared”

Click to view at sacbee.com 12/12/2017

 

A PLEA FOR CLEAN AND SOBER HOUSING FOR MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN

“Drug abuse, lack of education, unstable home environments and more can lead to homelessness.”

Click to view at sacbee.com 12/7/2017

 

FUNDING CUTS THREATEN SAINT JOHN’S PROGRAM FOR HOMELESS WOMEN & CHILDREN

“Funding for Saint John’s program for homeless women and children has been cut.”

Click to view  at fox40.com 11/21/2017

 

SACRAMENTO HOMELESS FIGHT SHIFTS MONEY AWAY FROM WOMEN AND CHILDREN

“County officials announced they would cut off funding to St. John’s Program For Real Change in September. That funding is now going to Volunteers of America”

Click to view at cbslocal.com 11/13/2017

 

BLOCKING PLANS TO HELP HOMELESS

“It’s becoming clear why the City of Sacramento and County of Sacramento are not effectively working together to combat the homelessness crisis in the region.”

Click to read  at Sacbee.com 10/24/2017

 

A CHANCE AT A NEW LIFE, BUT WAIT LIST IS LONG

“The shelter for homeless women provides a roof and routine. They’re taught how to wake up early and make a bed. But it’s not as easy as it sounds.”

Click to view  at CBSlocal.com 10/20/2017

 

SAINT JOHN’S WRAPS UP EXPANSION

“SACRAMENTO — It wasn’t just a ribbon cutting or a celebration Friday at Saint John’s Program for Real Change, it was hope in action.”

Click to read  at fox40.com 10/20/2017

 

NEW FACILITY NOW OPEN FOR HOMELESS IN SACRAMENTO

“Saint John’s opens its newest building during its Grand Opening Celebration”

Click to watch broadcast  at ABC10 News

 

ONCE HOMELESS CHP OFFICER SHARES STRUGGLES WITH GRADUATING CLASS

“Eventually all my luck ran out while I was still looking for a job. I ended up on the streets…”

Click to watch broadcast  at Fox40 News 8/3/2017

 

JOHN MCGINESS SHOW, JULY 25

“The President praises John McCain after he returns to the Senate. And what needs to be done about homelessness in Sacramento…”

Click to Listen to broadcast  at www.iheart.com 7/25/2017

 

JUNIOR SACTO PHILANTHROPIST MAKING A DIFFERENCE

“11-year-old philanthropist Leah Nelson created BecuzICare11 to promote random acts of kindness and in one year has received over 100 million views on social media. Her efforts helped finance a party at Saint John’s Program for Real Change.”

Click to listen to broadcast  by Kitty O’Neal at KFBK News 7/25/2017

 

GIRL SURPRISES HOMELESS FAMILIES WITH PARTY

“We just have everything out here, from game trucks to food trucks to bounce houses, and we’re just letting the kids have a good time…”

Click to watch broadcast  at ABC News 7/25/2017

 

SACRAMENTO GIRL THROWS PARTY FOR HOMELESS WOMEN AND CHILDREN

“We’re just showing these kids that they’re valued and they can still have fun sometimes no matter what position they’re in…”

Click to watch broadcast  at CBS News 7/24/2017

 

BECUZICARE11 LEAH NELSON HOSTS SURPRISE PARTY FOR SAINT JOHN’S WOMEN AND CHILDREN

“Eleven-year-old Leah Nelson is giving back to the community once again…”

Click to watch broadcast at Fox40 News

Click to watch broadcast at Good Day Sacramento 7/24/2017

 

2016

MONTHLY CHEF DINNERS HELP HOMELESS WOMEN AND CHILDREN

“Nearly every month, foodies, philanthropists and friends shell out 50 bucks each to attend the Guest Chef Dinner at Plates Cafe, the restaurant operated at the former U.S. Army Depot by Saint John’s Program for Real Change. It’s not only a bargain — it also has genuine human value….”

Click to read article  at bizjournals.com 10/25/2016

 

CHURCH, SHELTER COME TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE  SPIRIT OF EASTER

The annual Easter egg hunt at Fremont Presbyterian Church invited families Saturday with the St. John’s Program for Real Change, Sacramento’s largest shelter that serves women and children.

Click to watch video on KCRA 3 3/26/2016

 

HEROES AND HELPING HANDS 2016

Meet the heroes changing our community in big and small ways: A woman who knits caps for babies, a program that gives inmates a second chance, a man who inspires kids to get active, and a shelter where families get the support they need to transform their lives.

Click to watch video on KVIE 3/21/2016

 

JOBS, SOBRIETY CAN BRING ABOUT REAL CHANGE 2016

“…The most important criterion for any social program is to strengthen people’s ability to take responsibility for themselves and their children…”

Click to read article  at sacbee.com 1/15/2016

 

2015

SHELTER’S JOURNEY FILLED WITH FAITH AND HOPE, COURAGE AND RESILIENCY

“There was trouble: There wasn’t enough money to cover some checks, the food truck wasn’t coming, a key employee had resigned…”

Click to read article  at sacbee.com 9/26/2015

 

LOCAL ARTIST CREATES COLLAGE AT PLATES2GO For St. John’s Plates 2 Go restaurant at 1725 L St., Kerri Warner created a floral design from pristine plates because the restaurant allows homeless women to train and acquire the work skills they’ll need to get a job: “The white plates represent a clean slate and a fresh start,” Click here to view at sacbee.com 2/6/2015

 

LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAM HONORS GRADUATES

Our graduation ceremony at Plates Cafe and Catering was covered by FOX news, Click here to view at fox40.com 4/2/2015

 

2014

FROM SETBACKS TO SCHOLAR By: Laurie Lauletta-Boshart Saint John’s Shelter Program offers women a fresh start A twice-convicted felon, Ronita Iulio thought she had blown her last chance to salvage her life and family. After being released from prison in 2008, Iulio was anxious to reunite with her three children, but instead she faced an unsympathetic court that granted full custody to her ex-husband.

Read the full articleat comstocksmag.com 1/3/2014

 

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