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1 Santa Maria Urban Ministry A Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real A safe place of welcome, service and positive transformation Being the living presence of Jesus Christ in San Jose since S. Almaden, San Jose, CA January 2006

2 The Facility Located in Downtown San Jose near public transportation and serving 8 central zip codes: 95110, 17, 25, 26,28, 31, 32, 34

3 Ministries that meet Basic Needs include: FOOD Serving about 2000 people (50% children) per month, with nutritious food boxes Fighting the devastating effects of malnutrition among the children in our community (Snack Food Program) Food Staging Area

4 Client Intake

5 Warehouse Area

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7 Community Closet 200 Bags of clothing, shoes, blankets, etc. given away each month. A variety of generous donors contribute clean, dry and serviceable clothing that helps supplement low family incomes. This service improves the personal dignity of our Clients. Free Clothing and Household Items

8 ABC Playtime

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10 Going on a Field Trip

11 Studio 17 Assistance to Youth & Children struggling to keep up without computers at home

12 Studio 17 Camping Trip

13 ESL Class Teaching adults and meeting practical needs (filling out forms, job applications, etc.) Improving basic language skills for everyday spoken English

14 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance IRS trained volunteers prepare tax returns for families within the greater Santa Clara County requiring assistance with filing and preparing their IRS forms Includes electronic filing of client tax returns

15 Other Seasonal Ministries Back-to-School Supplies Holiday Gift Ministry Holiday parties for children during Easter, Halloween and Christmas

16 Community Health Resource Center Volunteer medical professionals and interpreters will provide bilingual health care, nutrition education, and assistance in obtaining low cost medical insurance Coming Soon!

17 Staff Executive Director Lawrence Robles and Ministry Supervisor Carmen Robles Committed to making Jesus Christ a living presence by offering to all a safe place of welcome, service and positive transformation through active ministry

18 Welcome Desk Volunteers

19 More Volunteers

20 How you can Support SMUM We value your PRAYERS We need your TIME and TALENTS We need FRIENDS of SMUM (Monthly Pledges) We welcome individual cash donations and donations in-kind (good). Please ask how you might PARTICIPATE! For more information, visit


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