Ways to Give

Pictured left to right: Tarrence, Tarrina and Taylor

We won’t mince our words – Homelessness in Sacramento County has increased by 67 percent since 2020. Your support is vitally important to ensure no woman or child is turned away from the life-changing, comprehensive support we provide at Saint John’s Program for Real Change.

Tarrina is educated, always has a job and is a dedicated mother to two wonderful children. And a month after her 30th birthday, she and her children became part of the 67 percent.

She tried to rent an apartment, but was rejected because her income was not three times the rent. She tried to apply for assistance, but that takes time and she needed help now.

With nowhere else to turn, she turned to Saint John’s Program for Real Change.

At Saint John’s, Tarrina found more than a safe place for her family to lay their heads – She found community.

“I always felt like I didn’t have a village. It was literally just me and my children. I was taking care of them and doing everything by myself,” Tarrina said. “At Saint John’s, I actually do have a village. It means a lot to me to find my village, find my community and actually have support.”

Soon, Tarrina will join an even faster growing group of people – The more than 30,000 women and children who have used Saint John’s as a launching pad for real change and a more fulfilling life.

Tarrina is making real change in her life thanks to her community of supporters, including donors like you.

Your donation directly impacts real change in the lives of the 500 women and children in crisis who turn to our community every year. Your support means we can offer more substance abuse counseling, mental health therapy, domestic violence and life skills classes, high school diploma achievement, hands-on employment training, job placement services and housing search support. We know this program works because 96 percent of our graduates secure employment after graduation and 75 percent leave our doors for stable or permanent housing.

You can give the gift of hope and community for women and children. It is, by far, the most significant gift they will receive this year.

Give the gift of Hope for the Holidays

As the year comes to a close and you reflect on your blessings, we invite you to give the powerful gift of life-changing support and community to the homeless women and children who call Saint John’s Program for Real change their home.

You can give the gift of hope and community for women and children. It is, by far, the most significant gift they will receive this year.

Donate Money

Support a mother’s journey to self-sustainability with a monetary donation online.

More than 550 women and their children are homeless on any given night in Sacramento County. Saint John’s removes women and their children from the generational cycle of poverty, taking them off the taxpayer dole completely and permanently.

But that journey from dependence to independence costs around $37,000. When you give money, goods or other assets, you’re contributing to the success of over 400 women and children working their way through our program toward Real Change each year.

Stock Donations

If you’re looking to write off any gains, Saint John’s happily accepts donations of appreciated stocks to help fuel the comprehensive wrap-around services we provide. Complete our stock form to make a gift.

Please reach out to the Development team at info@saintjohnsprogram.org if you have additional questions about stock donations.

Saint John’s Program for Real Change is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our Tax ID # is 68-0132934.