Dear Friends and Supporters of Saint John’s:

The 2019 holidays were wonderful, busy and magical for all of us at Saint John's. Great memories were made and the staff enjoyed every moment creating a special experience for our women and children. We could not have done this without all of your incredible donations, our Adopt-a-family sponsors and our many, many volunteers. Thank you for your dedicated support of Saint John's!

2020 has now arrived and we have an exciting year ahead of us. Our Building for the Future project is underway and we have bricks for our Saint John's campus walking path available for you to personalize! See the details below.

The women at Saint John's are working hard on their classes and employment training. We also have three women graduating this month from Highlands Community Charter School! Earning a high school diploma, if they have not already done so, is one of the many goals new residents set upon arrival. Congratulations to Sumiko S., Cyndi M. and Ladaja I. on this important accomplishment!

Happy New Year!
Marc Cawdrey, Interim CEO
Please join us for the first Guest Chef Dinner of 2020! 

Featuring the culinary creations of 
Dave Nelson, Culinary Instructor 
at Industry Cooking School

Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Plates Café and Catering
14 Business Park Way
Join the Guest Chef Dinner Club and save $100!


Naming a commemorative brick offers a great tribute to an individual, family or corporation – connecting their names with the meaningful work that happens every day at Saint John’s Program for Real Change.

It may be just a brick, but it symbolizes a step toward a life of independence, security and happiness. 

To purchase your engraved brick today, please visit:  SAINTJOHNSPROGRAM.ORG/BRICK

For more specifics, please call Sasha Wirth or Bethany Knudsen at 916-453-1482.
Holiday Cheer!
The women and children at Saint John's were truly blessed this Christmas by individuals, families, and local schools, businesses and churches who participated in our Adopt-a-family program fulfilling hundreds of Christmas wish lists for the families in our program.

Santa and our AmeriCorp volunteers arrived before the sunrise on Christmas morning to distribute gifts to eager and excited kids and grateful women. So many wonderful people came together to create such a magical and memorable Christmas morning for the women and children at Saint John's and we couldn't be more appreciative.
AmericCorps volunteers
arrived at 6:00 a.m.!
Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Quinn Photography
In his free time, Bill is an avid fisherman and enjoys exploring the outdoors. He and his wife, Ruth, also have a new granddaughter and they are loving every minute with her!
Bill Quinn is one of those lucky people who, after retiring from his corporate career, was able to turn his photography hobby into a second career. Focusing mostly on weddings, high school graduation portraits and special events, Bill was looking for a new opportunity to give back to the community when he learned about Saint John's through a friend.

"I've always volunteered, usually with youth sports, and I was looking for a way to utilize my skills to help an organization.
Saint John's was a perfect spot for me to land."

You may have seen his beautiful photographs from graduations, Guest Chef Dinners and Party for Change on social media or on our client story boards throughout our campus. So incredibly generous with his time and talent, Bill helps us share our story with the powerful images he captures. Thank you, Bill!
Join the Circle
The Circle was founded in 2011 by a small group of dedicated volunteers, whose numbers are now 85 strong! Circle members volunteer hours and resources toward supporting the growth of various Saint John’s programs, provide integral support to Saint John’s annual fundraisers - Party for Change and Polo for Change - as well as host their own quarterly Mix & Mingles and annual Holiday Luncheon.

Saint John’s Circle is dedicated to the growth of Saint John’s Program for Real Change, and to supporting the women and children of Saint John’s through active volunteerism and fundraising.

2020 Circle Meetings occur on the 4th Tuesday of every month at Plates Café from 12:00 to

Contact Circle President  Elaine Robetcky , or Vice President Selah Schoech at if you’d like additional information or  click here  to join the Saint John’s Circle (only $25 per year!).
Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Sacramento's job force just got SEVEN women stronger!

Congratulation to Stefanie G. for her new job at Arco; Andrea S. for her new job at Curry Up Now; Shana C. for her new job at Culinary Staffing; Erica V. and Tiffany G. for their new jobs at ResQ and Sherrie L. and Whitnee M. for their new jobs at Vitalant.

These women are affecting Real Change in their lives and in the lives of their children, and we couldn't be more proud!
Our Needs

To make a monetary donation, please contact Bethany Knudsen, Development Officer, at .
Today is a 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
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