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Saint John’s Program for Real Change is a comprehensive 12-18 month residential program for women experiencing homelessness and their children. We provide more than shelter and food. We can help you to rise above devastating, negative elements and achieve job readiness and self-sustainability.

Entry into the program is limited, and each step is extremely rigorous. But those who see it through end up with a rewarding, happy and productive life – for yourself and for your children.

Join the Program

The time for excuses is over, and the time to make a Real Change is now. Reach out, and create a powerful, lasting change.

The first step is calling us at (916) 453-1482.

At that phone number, our staff will let you know the current availability and next steps to join our program. We are overjoyed that you’ve found us. If you are ready to put in the work to create Real Change in your life, we want to support you on your journey.

The women that we work with often have nightmare situations they have never been able to speak of, from their present circumstances to what they endured as children. Here, you are heard and can begin to feel valued again — a giant step in building self-esteem and trust. Here, you can identify the demons and plan the work to recovery.

For Women in Crisis

Outside of our full program, we provide short-term relief to women and children in immediate crisis through our Respite Program. We offer housing, mental health and supportive services for up to seven days. During this time, you’ll receive a comprehensive evaluation, services and referrals to help stabilize your current crisis and promote recovery.

To find help through the Respite Program, please call us at (916) 453-1482.

We know that it may not seem possible right now. Recovery and a stable and self-sufficient life for you and for your children may feel completely out of reach. But we’ve seen what can happen when a woman focuses her mind, determination and strength on a better life for herself and for her children. It’s hard, but you can succeed. And we’ll be here to help you on the journey.