Children’s Home of Stockton Kicks Off Major Gifts Campaign “Guiding Youth Forward”

STOCKTON, CA (August 24, 2023) – Children’s Home of Stockton (CHS) is excited to announce the kickoff of its annual Major Gifts Campaign “Guiding Youth Forward” to raise unrestricted funds for its critical youth programming.

The Major Gifts Campaign (MGC) Committee is comprised of board members and community members dedicated to promoting the mission of Children’s Home of Stockton. This year, Leticia Robles (Pacific Homecare Services) serves as Chair of the 14-member committee, which includes board members Jake Clizbe, Celeste McFadden, and Mary Pimentel as well as community members Sheri Cooley, Sumiko De La Vega, Victor French, Faye Giovenetti, Henry Peralta, Francesca Vera, Edith Villapudua, Doug Wilhoit, Jane Wu, and Erica Zuehlke.

As Robles expressed, “If not us, who? I believe we have a personal responsibility to pay it forward and support our youth. We can make a difference for one youth at a time.”

The MGC Committee is tasked with helping to raise $500,000 to support CHS and the youth who come through our doors. CHS operates the largest Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) for foster youth and Catalyst, the largest housing program for unsheltered Transition Age Youth (TAY) in San Joaquin County. These programs serve vulnerable youth who need a safety net or a second chance to get their lives back on track and build a successful future.

The Major Gifts Campaign kicks off this month and will run through January 2024. If you would like to schedule a tour of our campus or make a gift, please visit CHS’ website at or call (209)

The mission of Children’s Home of Stockton is to guide youth and young adults forward
to hope and resiliency.

Children’s Home of Stockton (CHS) was established in 1882 and has a 140+ year history as a social services organization. CHS serves approximately 130 at-risk youth annually. The agency operates a 16-bed Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) for foster youth ages 12-18 as well as an 18-housing and homeless prevention program for Transition Age Youth (TAY) ages 18-24 in San Joaquin County. We are Medi-Cal certified as a Specialty Mental Health Provider and offer Transition Aftercare services. CHS is nationally accredited through the Council of Accreditation.

Children’s Home of Stockton is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, to get involved, or to tour our campus, please call (209) 466-0853.

Media Contact: Joelle Gomez, CEO
430 N. Pilgrim Street
Stockton, CA 95205
(209) 395-3525

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