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In loving memory of Patricia Gorman ♥
Beloved Director of JMJ Home
An inspiration, mentor and friend to many.
Her dedication to Christ and to others was unceasing.
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“The one who practices mercy does not fear death. And why does he not fear it? Because he looks death in the face in the wounds of his brothers and sisters, and he overcomes it with the love of Jesus Christ.” – Pope Francis
JMJ Home will continue to house the infirmed, women and children during these unexpected times. There will never be a replacement for Pat, however, the duties of the JMJ Home go on and the director position must be filled. If you know of someone who shares Pat’s love and dedication to Christ and to serving others, please contact, Wayne Shaffer at 831-427-1380.
Please prayerfully consider supporting JMJ:
Please click the PayPal link below to donate through the secure PayPal website using your debit or credit card. Please note your donation is for JMJ in the “Special Instructions” section.
Please mail your check to the Saint Francis Catholic Kitchen, 205 Mora Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Please write “For JMJ Home” on the memo line.
Please contact JMJ if you wish to donate the following items: new diapers and baby wipes, twin size bedding and comforters, women’s and children’s clothing. Safeway, Costco or Traders Joes gift cards are also appreciated. There is an urgent need for functioning used vehicles. All donations are tax deductible!
JMJ provides: private bedroom, clothing, food pantry, organic garden, community dinners, celebrations, computer access, children’s play area, field trips, learning center, and chapel.
Who can stay? JMJ Home is designed to accept women and children.
How long can someone stay? Individuals are allowed to stay up to six months. Exceptions can be made for those who need more time. During that time everyone is expected to seek employment and permanent housing for themselves.
Typical day at JMJ:
- Mothers work and go to school Children attend daycare/school
- Daily chores
- Rotating cooking schedule
- Mothers look for work and housing
Are other services available? JMJ has added a ministry for the terminally ill for one person in need of private daily personal care.
Spirituality: JMJ is a unique program designed to help residents find their way back to independence and back into society. The spiritual dimension is the foundation of the program.
- A beautiful chapel was built into the home and is used for monthly daily Masses and other retreats. The results of these efforts create a Christian Community at JMJ.
Philosophy: To make the stay of the residents a positive one, there are many fine activities for the residents. The JMJ home provides not only food, clothing and shelter, but love to those who are in need. We work and pray together in the name of Christ.