Introducing Priscilla Catingub, Administrator for Joshua’s House

As a licensed Vocational Nurse for almost a decade and a soon-to-be recipient of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University, Priscilla Catingub has been appointed as the Administrator for Joshua’s House. “Throughout my life, I have pushed my abilities to be able ...

Board Member Profile: Richard Hernandez

Richard Hernandez is the Director of Outreach at St. Francis Catholic Church. Part of his responsibilities include working with volunteers in the Steps and Breakfast Ministry which is a parish supported program that shelters 16 homeless men and women nightly 365 days of the ...

Board Member Profile: Sister Libby Fernandez

For nearly 30 years, Sister of Mercy Libby Fernandez has served Sacramento’s homeless, volunteering at homeless shelters, ministering six years at Mercy Housing, and 18 years at Loaves & Fishes, and as the executive director of that homeless shelter for 11 of those years. ...

Mercy Pedalers – Compassion on Three Wheels

Not many people would leave their executive job to ride a trike and serve coffee to the homeless. But that’s exactly what Sister Libby Fernandez said God called her to do after leading Loaves & Fishes for more than a decade. Last year, she started ...

My sister’s life ended on the streets of San Diego

Last month we met with Kristy Catchings in Pollock Pines, just an hour’s drive from Sacramento towards Lake Tahoe. She lives in a house with large windows, nestled in the hills dense with pine trees. For as long as she can remember, her sister ...

Homeless and dying in Yolo County – a social worker’s view

Twenty years ago, social worker Nancy Johnston found housing for children whose mothers were dying of AIDs in New York City. This prepared her for a career in hospice care. Now she works for Yolo Hospice in Davis, CA. She says that hospice facilities ...

A conversation with Julie Interrante, end-of- life educator

As a minister and hospital chaplain, Julie Interrante cared for terminally-ill patients for 25 years. She now works as an end-of-life educator in Sacramento. I am delighted that she’ll be providing spiritual care at Joshua’s House. In August, I met Julie at the Clunie Community Center in ...