Genio just turned 53 and he received the best birthday present when he moved into the first home he has had in 20 years.
“I can already tell my confidence is coming back. When you’re homeless, personal pride and the ability to accomplish something slips away. You lose that when you’re on the street. I can feel mine coming back now. Having a place helps me do better.”
We serve homeless men who are fathers, sons, brothers, and husbands who battle a myriad of issues that lead to their homelessness.
In the last 12 months, an average of 2,000 men visited the shelter 65,000 times to find help, hope, and refuge.
After losing his mother, spending time in foster care, and battling drugs, Sherman found his way to St. John Center, like many before him.
For years he lived on the streets, but on March 12 he moved into stable housing, giving him a home base from which he can continue his recovery and work toward his goals.
“At St. John Center they don’t treat people like they are homeless. They help you keep your head up. The staff does everything they can to help people.They never treat
you like you are beneath them,” said Sherman.
Count these men among the St. John Center guests that are now enjoying life in their own apartments. SJC now has helped 70 men find housing enroute to escaping homelessness and gaining control of their lives.
Our mission is to help homeless men address barriers to self-sufficiency and housing so that they may leave homelessness for good.
By providing shelter, social services, supportive housing, and serving as a hub with partner agencies, St. John Center is where homeless men “seek help, find hope, and move forward.”
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Nall multi-tasking at St. John Center
By Dick Kaukas Gail Chooljian Nall, lawyer, children’s book author, figure skater, is clear about why she brought her many talents back to St. John Center for Homeless Men. “It’s the people,” she said a few mornings ago, in a meeting room next to her upstairs desk. She has two, one for each of her jobs. “Yes, it’s the (homeless) guys, but it’s also the staff. People want More