411 South Harrison Street | Stockton, CA 95203 | (209) 465-3612

Message from the CEO

adam-cheshire-head-shot-bHomelessness is a tragedy that touches every community. For those without a place to call home, the struggle to find the basic things we all need to survive occupies every moment. It doesn’t take long living on the streets before you start to lose hope of ever finding a way out of the cycle.How can anyone move forward when it takes everything they have just to make it through the night? If only there was a place where someone without a home could start over and re-discover the hope of a better future for themselves and their family. In 1987 this was the dream of a group of men and women dedicated to making Stockton a better community. Homelessness doesn’t have to equal hopelessness as long as people understand that being part of a community means we all have to help each other.

For over 30 years Stockton Shelter for the Homeless has been the place that the homeless of San Joaquin County can find hope. With the help and support of our community we provide meals and a home for thousands of men, women and children every year, but our mission has never been that simple. In order to serve our community in the best way possible we provide the support our clients need to break out of the cycle of poverty and re-enter the community.

Through our partnerships in the community we’re able to connect people to so much more than we ever could alone. Dreams + Partnership = Community Investment: That is our big picture. When you give to the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless you become a partner in the dream we share of providing our residents a safe, healthy, nurturing place to call home while they work to make a home of their own for themselves and their children.

There are few better ways to invest in our community than to give struggling families the chance to work, to participate, to lift themselves up. I invite everyone reading this to share in the dream of the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless by becoming a partner in the investment we make in our community. Please take the Shelter Tour with me to see firsthand what we do with support from our community. Call today at (209) 465-3612 or email at info@stocktonshelter.org