On September 1, 2019, my son Jake Shuman, a Seabee Veteran and small business owner passed away unexpectedly --- leaving behind loving friends and family, as well as a legacy of empathy, generosity, and humility.
Jake Shuman's larger-than-life personality, entrepreneurial spirit, and aggressive work ethic imparted a sense of "you are important to me."
As someone always willing to share time, resources, and opportunities; respect was at the very heart and essence of my son. While he is in a better place now, our non-profit: Jake's Journey Home is going to continue Jake Shuman's legacy of doing what you can to help someone's tomorrow be better than today.
Our mission is simple: Connect. Respect. Assist.
We connect with unhoused persons - veterans and community members through respect, caring, and assistance. Poverty may not be able to be fixed overnight --- but by providing necessary services and hygiene totes, we can at the very least, make sure that someone's tomorrow is better than today. Coordination of services assists to help move people forward.
Connect. Respect. Assist. This is what we do on a daily basis through our mobile day center. We now need to expand and have a permanent building for the real solution. This is our 2023-2024 financial goal. More information to follow.
With your help, we achieved last year's goal and obtained our mobile day center. This mobile day center allows us to connect with veterans and unhoused community members to get them partnered with resources and services for mental health, VA benefits, drug/alcohol abuse support, job skills, and medical, and life coaches. Here we are at the 2022 American River Standdown with our mobile day center.
Jeanne Shuman, Jake's Mom (right) and Jake's twin, Nicole (left).
We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.