Graduation Celebration at September's Guest Chef Dinner featuring Plates Cafe & Catering

Please join us on Thursday, September 6th for a very special Guest Chef Dinner as we celebrate 12 amazing women graduating from our Employment Training Program. 
These beautiful women have endured incredible hardship. They have overcome unimaginable obstacles to create very different lives for themselves and their families. Their journeys continue, but you can't help but marvel at where and who they are today.

All guests will enjoy a delicious menu prepared by our new Executive Chef, Steve Gibanov, Catering Director, Erin Landreth and Saint John's Chef, Scott Davidson.

Get your tickets today for a true meal-with-meaning 
you won't want to miss!

Julianna's Story...

Julianna came to Saint John's straight from treatment on September 18th, 2017, as there was no other place to go. Coming from a life of domestic violence and addiction, her partner was incarcerated for attacking her in her seventh month of pregnancy. And because of her addiction, CPS took custody of her children, and gave her little to no hope that she would ever get them back. Reunification, they told her repeatedly, was not possible, as she had burned too many bridges, made too many mistakes.

Seeing and speaking with Julianna today, this is not the story that one would think lies behind this strong woman with that beautiful smile...

Visit our Blog to read more of Julianna's story!

Thank you UC Davis 
Medical Center!

With the support of engaged Employment Partners, women are able to leave our program making a livable wage to provide for themselves and their children.

Our Employment Partner of the Month is UC Davis Medical Center!
We are so grateful to have the incredible support of caring and generous individuals within our community like UC Davis Medical Center.

Our current and long-standing employment partners stand ready, with their doors open wide, in an ongoing effort to help our women continue on their new path of success. Please consider joining us on this extraordinary journey!

To learn more about how your company can become an Employment Partner, please contact Karen O'Hara, CEPC Manager at
Our Needs...Your Help!


White Polo shirts
Navy or Khaki slacks, shorts and skirts of all sizes

Diapers - ALL SIZES

Baby Wipes

Women's Underwear

To make a donation, or to find out more, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Christy Glime,
Quarterly Grant Report

We are incredibly grateful to the following community partners, who have awarded Saint John's a financial commitment, to support the women and children in our program on their journey to creating Real Change. With much appreciation, we thank you!

Kelly Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
State Street Foundation Inc.
Sierra Health Foundation
The Donant Foundation
Micron Technology Foundation
Ameriprise Financial
Sierra Sacramento Valley
Medical Society Alliance
Sacramento Region Community Foundation
Deacon Charitable Foundation
The TJX Foundation
Teichert Foundation
Sacramento Association of Realtors
Setzer Foundation
Help A Child Foundation
Kikkoman Foods Foundation Inc.
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Sierra Health Foundation
Women Lawyers of Sacramento
Soroptimist International of
Sacramento South
Mercey Springs Foundation
South Sacramento Rotary Foundation
Join the Saint John's Circle for...

Friday, September 14th
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria

The Circle is excited to announce its Inaugural Monte Carlo Night benefiting Saint John's Program for Real Change. Transport yourself to Monte Carlo while never leaving Sacramento! Guests will enjoy an unforgettable evening of Monte-Carlo style gaming, appetizers and drinks, live music, silent auction and prizes. Gaming includes Texas Hold'em, Black Jack, Roulette and Craps. There will be a high roller table to enjoy as well!

As always, 100% of the proceeds from our Circle events goes to Saint John's Program for Real Change.

9/6 Guest Chef Dinner - Graduation!!!
Celebrate the graduation of 12 clients from our Employment Training Program on Thursday, September 6th. Weather permitting, we will be dining outdoors on the patio, so be sure to get your tickets now, as this will event will sell out quickly! To purchase tickets click here: September Guest Chef Dinner

9/14 Monte Carlo Night, Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
Transport yourself to Monte Carlo without ever leaving Sacramento! Guests will enjoy an unforgettable evening of Monte-Carlo style gaming, appetizers and drinks, live music, silent auction, and prizes. Gaming includes Texas Hold'em, Black Jack, Roulette, and Craps. There will be a high roller table to enjoy as well!
Purchase tickets and/or sponsor here: 

10/5-7 Capital Cup 
Dan Corfee, of Preferred Capital Advisors, and Craig Powell, of Younger Creek Management LLC are hitting the green in support of Saint John's Program for Real Change on October 5th at the  Sacramento Capital Cup !

In this exciting 3 day golf competition, hosted at the Granite Bay Golf Club, twenty-eight executive leaders from the Sacramento region will compete in the Fourth Annual tournament to raise funds for 22 deserving charities.

How it Works: Each player is raising money to go 100% directly to his/her designated charity. In addition, charities supported by the winning team members will also share a $50,000 Grand Prize!

Help your donation to Saint John's go that much further. Please consider supporting our favorite golfers, Dan Corfee and Craig Powell, by clicking on their image below!

Dan Corfee

Craig Powell

11/3 Party for Change, Mather Jet Center

Saint John's Program for Real Change invites you to attend Party for Change, presented by Allstate Insurance Foundation! This elegant black tie/red sock soiree provides critical support for formerly homeless families in crisis to move from homelessness to self-sustainability while offering an unforgettable experience at the intersection of local farm-fresh food, art, wine and music!
Sponsorships available now. Find out more here:

Thank you to our 2018 Party for Change
Presenting Sponsor 

Thank you to our Celebrity Chef & Restaurant Partner

Brad Cecchi

Thank you Underwriting Sponsors

Print Sponsor

Jenifer & Tony Russo
Wine Sponsor


Media Sponsor

Decor Sponsor
VIP/Bar Area

Gold Sponsors

Barbara & Charlie Demmon

Kim & Tom Hiltachk

Kim Pacini-Huach

Silver Sponsors

Judy & Ed Baloney

Eva & David Nybo

Kathy Prizmich
Ann & Scott Sadler
Michele & Jim Steeb

Ruby Sponsors

Thank you to our Donors


Ose Family Fund of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation
Hugo and Erin volunteering at Guest Chef Dinner in August
Volunteer Spotlight - Erin Uribe

Working as a Freelance Marketing Consultant with a non-traditional work schedule, Erin volunteers twice a week in the Career Education and Placement Center helping with computer literacy classes. 

In addition to working hands-on with the women here at Saint John's,  Erin has also used her marketing and design background to transform our computer lab into an inspirational work space for the women. When Erin isn't in the computer lab, she's in the Child Development Center or helping with our monthly guest chef dinners with her husband Hugo.

In life, there are no sure bets, except that people like you will rise to the occasion and make the world a better place. Thank you for making our world a better place, Erin!

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." 
- Leo Buscaglia
Prepare and serve a meal in our kitchen, assist in our administrative offices, mentor a mother, help in our donation center or spend time rocking babies in our child development center. To learn more contact Christy Glime, Community Engagement Coordinator, at

The Saint John's Circle is a fundraising and awareness-building auxiliary group for Saint John's. Members are active volunteers committed to the growth of Saint John's, organizing special events and providing essential support. To learn more email Circle President Elizabeth Jackson,

Saint John's relies heavily on donations from our community. Your financial support of Saint John's crucial. We also need your support in providing clothing for school and/or for job interviews, diapers or feminine hygiene products, and/or an unused vehicle. These are all donations that will make an enormous impact on a woman or child's life. 

By dining at Plates Midtown or Plates Cafe, or by choosing Plates to cater your next event, you are not only eating fresh and locally sourced food, you are also supporting the employment training of Saint John's women, contributing to the success of the program as a whole. 100% of proceeds directly support women working to recuperate and reengineer their lives. 

Today is the perfect day for a new beginning.  Together, we will give more women and children the opportunity to start a new life - a life filled with hope, joy and endless opportunities. With your  gift  today, you will provide a family at Saint John's not only a safe home, but also a hand up through an educational program that empowers mothers to provide for themselves and their families.

For more information, please contact

Saint John's Program for Real Change
Nonprofit, 501(c)(3)
Tax ID: 68-0132934