For Immediate Needs, Dial 211

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.

Welcome to Jesus Mary Joseph Home


The Jesus Mary Joseph Home (JMJ) is a transitional shelter for homeless women, children and the terminally ill.

JMJ provides additional community outreach from St. Francis Catholic Kitchen. It was founded in 1989. The goal is to guide homeless women on their road to work and permanent housing. Accommodations are also available for hospice patients.

What’s the JMJ Recipe for Healing?

love + hope + support + education + employment + housing + furnishings + moving expenses
…  just enough to make a fresh start in life.

Blend well and serve!

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.

Pat Gorman

JMJ Shelter Program Director
Office Phone: (831) 459-8046

Office Hours:
Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm