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His Son is Alive Today Because of “Protesters”

Not long ago, while I was standing outside an abortion clinic offering resources and help to the women entering and encouraging each one to give her baby life, a man pulled his car to the curb and beckoned me over. He said that he and his wife had gone to a clinic to abort their son some time before. "Praise God, there were protesters and my wife got convicted. She didn't want to do it anymore and I said, 'Let's not do it.' So we left. I never got to say thank you, so I wanted to stop today and thank you for what you're doing."

Amari's camper trailer wish gives her a safe way to do the things she loves most

CFC contributions from federal employees have been a lifeline. Your support means everything! Because of you, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area is able to grant the wishes of critically-ill children like 4-year old Amari.
At just two weeks old, Amari began demonstrating exaggerated startle reflexes, would cry frequently, and seemed to be very uncomfortable in general.
“It’s almost like she wasn’t quite there,” recalls her mother, Erin.

Something As Simple As a Used Coloring Book

As winter sits around the corner, we at Loaves & Fishes are focused on helping our guests get through the last dreary wet months to come. We sometimes find ourselves torn because as much as our environment needs the water, the rain and the chill create miserable conditions for people living outside. Our staff greet people each morning with smiles, hot cups of coffee, dry clothes and hearts full of hope as we long for more stable and affordable housing than tents for people experiencing homelessness.

Stockton Shelter - A Steppingstone for Many

For the past 34 years the Shelter has been a place of refuge for many Stockton residents. It is a place where people of all walks of life can come to when they needed a leg up, a friendly face and a way out of whatever dire situation they are in. We like to think of the Shelter as a “steppingstone”. A way for men, women, and children to cross whatever barrier they are facing and make it safely to the other side to continue their journey through life.

TNR Helps Community Cats and their Human Neighbors

Community Cat Allies’ mission is to save community cats (aka feral cats) through Trap-Neuter/Spay-Vaccinate-Return (TNR) programs. In TNR, cats are humanely trapped and transported to veterinary clinics for spay or neuter, vaccinated to protect against disease, and ear tipped for identification. Once cats receive medical services, they are returned to their outdoor homes where they have dedicated feeders and caretakers.