Today I went to Plates Cafe, a restaurant in Sacramento that teaches residents of St. John’s Program for Real Change practical job skills that they can take with them when they leave the program after 12- 18 months. St. John’s provides almost 200 women and their children shelter and food daily, along with job skills, the opportunity to finish high school, and parenting and other classes. The program looks to provide these women and their families long-term, sustainable solutions to ending homelessness. The lunch, by the way, was delicious! Birmingham Blues will be donating a portion of our ticket sales to this incredible organization.