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Women And Children's Shelter Receives City Loan For Expansion

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Sacramento City Hall.

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Last night, the Sacramento City Council approved a $600,000 loan for St. John's Program For Women and Children.

Michele Steeb is the non-profit's CEO.  She says the money will be used to purchase an adjacent property to one of its facilities and renovate it.

"We serve about 180 women and children a day. $600,000 will help us significantly towards a project that -the total cost of which is $3 million- to expand to about 270 women and children a day."

 St. John's had already received a $900,000 loan from the federal government.

Both loans will be forgiven in 15 years if St. John's continues to offer services and assists the city and county's homeless program coordinators by supplying information about its clients and waiting list.

The building is an old office building that will be converted into living quarters and classrooms.


Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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