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Wayne J. Shaffer

Shaffer and Associates

For more than three decades, Wayne J. Shaffer has been serving the poor and homeless of Santa Cruz, Calif. He is cofounder and president of St. Francis Catholic Kitchen, where he has volunteered since 1982. He went on to cofound Jesus Mary Joseph Home, a shelter for women and children. And in 2000, after meeting a soup kitchen client who was pregnant and living in her car, he founded Siena House Maternity Home, which provides emergency shelter, pre- and post-natal care, parenting skills, training and counseling for women experiencing a crisis pregnancy.

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