Faces of Homelessness

Homeless comes in many faces…  After being diagnosed with kidney cancer Verna was faced with homelessness. It became too much to keep up with the job she loved as a hairdresser. “It was hard. I am a college graduate and I never thought I would have to deal with the things that I am.” Verna […]

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Story of Miguel

Miguel Gomez has seen the face of homelessness first hand, and knows intimately how living on the streets can be a debilitating experience. “I lived under a bridge most of the eight years I was homeless. I panhandled regularly, recycled cans and bottles when I was able and was addicted to various drugs.” It was […]

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“So many times you feel helpless on what to do to help others, volunteering and donating to SJFC makes me feel less helpless and that I am making a difference in someone else’s life.”~ Cindy

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    “You are wonderful. My son is in town to visit me and you made it possible for me to cook him a meal. It made me feel good to be able to do that for him. It made him feel like old times.” ~ Brenda (homeless)