St. Martin’s Mission Monday


St. Martin’s Outreach staff first encountered Shane and Vera at Los Altos Park in September 2015. The weather had been bad and there were concerns that those camping in the park were in need of immediate support services. Outreach utilized funds motel vouchers to place the couple in a motel.  Over the course of the next few days, Outreach was able to build a relationship and identify services which would assist both Shane and Vera in meeting their medical and behavioral health needs. The St. Martin’s Housing Department identified housing options based on Shane and Vera’s qualifications and were able to provide housing vouchers so they could begin their search for an apartment.  Shane and Vera moved into their apartment in December and spent their first Christmas together in a warm apartment.  Both Shane and Vera remain in stable housing and often pop in to see the outreach team to give updates on what is happening in their lives.