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Our Team

For general information, please call our main number at (209) 225-9684 or email our Executive Director at


Jory Gwasdoff

Jory moved back to Stockton in 2021 after spending the last decade at various nonprofits in the Bay Area. He previously worked as a Youth Director, Teacher, Project Manager, and Operations Manager. Jory is passionate about working with interfaith communities and is committed to developing partnerships to strengthen families by providing care and resources for those facing a housing crisis.


Kayla Thompson

Kayla is a Sacramento native who recently moved to San Joaquin County. Kayla was most recently a Case Manager at a non-profit in Sacramento whose focus was assisting homeless youth and finding them safe shelter. Before that, she served in the AmeriCorps, during the COVID-19 pandemic, as a Youth Services Coordinator for the American Red Cross. Kayla is passionate about serving her community's most vulnerable populations with compassion, dignity and respect while helping participants achieve their goals towards a life of self-sufficiency.

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