Jacob’s House Temecula Announces New Operations Manager, Martin Barrera-Martinez

For Immediate Release                                                                                 February 1, 2018

 Contact: Lisa Stergulz, Jacob’s House Board Member, 760-717-1758                        


 Jacob’s House Temecula Announces New Operations Manager, Martin Barrera-Martinez



Jacob’s House Temecula is pleased to announce it has hired Martin Barrera-Martinez as the hospitality house’s new Operations Manager.  Mr. Barrera-Martinez joins Jacob’s House after many years managing homeless shelters in Orange and Riverside Counties; plus a foray into government policy as a legislative advocate with a national leading volunteer health organization and as senior staffer with a California Assemblymember.

Celebrating its 10th year as a non-profit, Jacob’s is proud to have been honored in 2016 by being the Non-Profit of the year for both the Temecula and Murrieta Chambers of Commerce.  After a decade of becoming established in our valley community, the Board feels focused to continue full occupancy to help as many families as possible.  This will be the main goal for Martin as the Operations Manager.

Jacob’s House Temecula is an independent hospitality house, providing free of charge temporary housing, support and respite for family members who have a loved one hospitalized due to a traumatic medical life event or crisis.

Jacob’s House is located at 31525 Jedediah Smith Road Temecula, CA 92592.  We operate 24/7 365 days a year. For more information please call 951 452-2627 at our website: http://www.jacobshousetemecula.org/  or like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/temeculajacobshouse/


Jacob’s House media contact:                                                                                                                       Lisa Stergulz                                                                                                                                                  Jacob’s House Board of Director Member                                                                                                  Office: 951 452-2627; Cell: 951 123-4567                                                                 lisa@jacobshousetemecula.org




LifeNote 2017

LIFENOTE (9 am – 8 pm)

LIFENOTE is a music charity for children taking place at the Merc in Old Town Temecula, CA on October 28, 2017, from 9am-8pm. This event allows children to directly experience the concept of charity by their own hand, and to understand the feeling of giving back to one’s community using natural musical talents, with voice or musical instrument.

A $10.00 per person donation is requested and all proceeds benefit Jacob’s House Temecula (please note the Special Event from 8 pm – 9 pm will be an additional cost, please see the details below), which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit refuge for families of hospitalized patients in the Temecula Valley. Jacob’s House operations is based on community sponsorship and donations. For more information visit jacobshousetemecula.org/lifenote

LifeNote Event Flier


Playground…Coming Soon!!!!

Almost one year ago, the Board of Directors made the tough decision to demolish a beautiful swimming pool and spa that came with the purchase of our property.  It wasn’t too hard to realize, when families are suffering from a hospitalized loved one in traumatic medical crisis, no one is thinking about laying around by a pool, no matter how beautiful it is.  The reduction in maintenance and utilities will allow us to spend more donor dollars on the operations and support for the house and families.  

One of our very own local playground installation contractors, Steve Stann, the owner of Perpetual Parks and Playgrounds, Inc. approached us about installing a playground.   We want to THANK the following donors for their vision to help the children of our guests, to enjoy a time of respite and fun, while they too are victims of hard times when a family member is in critical condition medically.  The emotional healing and the memories of their stay at Jacob’s House will be softened by the times they will be able to enjoy our Jacob’s House Playground very soon!  


  • Dr. Boxler- Wachler, Beverly Hills
  • Clark Cares Foundation, San Diego
  • Modern Woodmen of America, Orange County
  • The Zucker Law Firm & Mike Pino Associates
  • Temecula Valley Noon Rotary
  • Valley Young Professionals

Finally, we cannot forget about the amazing contractors, who have wholeheartedly given of themselves to see every detail to completion!

  • Perpetual Parks & Playgrounds, Inc., Temecula, Steve Stann, Owner
  • VSL Engineering, Temecula, Richard Valdez, Owner
  • ASAP Tractor Services, Murrieta, Don Dixon, Owner
  • Dillion Tree Services, Murrieta, Dillon Dixon, Owner
  • Custom Concrete,  Murrieta, Craig Goveia, Owner
  • Robertson’s Ready Mix, Corona, Kyle Boyer, Sales
  • CR&R Refuse Services, Perris, David Fahrion, Owner
  • CW Soils, Murrieta, Chad Welke, Owner

2015 Emerald Service Charitable Organization of the Year -TVCC

Jacob’s House was awarded the 2015 Emerald Service Charitable Organization of the Year Award by the Temecula Chamber of Commerce at the 2016 Awards Gala!  Our gratitude is beyond words and we cherish the honor of being recognized by an amazing community of partners, donors, friends, family, and faithful volunteers.  Without your support and faith in our Mission to help families in their time of traumatic medical crisis, we would not be where we are today.  It is with humble and grateful appreciation that we are honored to serve the citizens of Temecula and the surrounding communities, as well as serving the greater SW Riverside County area hospitals.  Through the trust and commitment of Southwest Healthcare Systems and medical staff from Temecula Valley Hospital, Inland Valley Hospital, Rancho Springs Medical Center, and Rady Children’s Murrieta, we have received our family guest referrals, making our jobs a joy to serve others in the darkest times in life.  We can proudly say we’ve served 205 guests for 1,500 individual guest night stays from 27 states and 5 international countries.  Finally, we cannot fail to mention the wonderful, giving, caring, and hardworking Service Clubs, Church Organizations, Scout Troops, Philanthropic Organizations, Professional Associations, and Business Clubs, School Clubs, and beautiful individual volunteers….who spend their time, energy, and effort to clean, sweep, wipe, paint, build, and plant, to keep Jacob’s House sparkling and pristine every day!  They donate their dollars and open their hearts to strangers from near and afar…and they keep on giving.   Temecula truly has HEART!  Thank you from the bottom of ours to yours!

2016 Golf Tournament (Fri. May 06, 2016)

We are excited to announce our 2016 (2nd Annual) Golf Tournament. The event will be taking place on May 06, 2016 @ 10AM. Last year’s tournament was a huge success, and we are so thankful to Legends Golf Club for hosting us again. Registration is available today at jacobshousetemecula.org/golf. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or have questions, give us a call at 951-452-2627.


End of Year Donations 

Don’t forget to make your tax deductible tax donation to Jacob’s House at www.jacobshousetemecula.org/donate

LifeNote October 24, 2015 9AM-9PM

LifeNote is a music charity for children. This event allows children to directly experience the concept of charity by their own hand, and to understand the feeling of giving back to one’s community using natural musical talents, with voice or musical instrument.

LifeNote 2015 is presented by Temecula Valley Neurosurgery. All proceeds will benefit Jacob’s House, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit refuge for families of hospitalized patients in Temecula, CA. Jacob’s House operations is based on community sponsorship and donations.

A $5 donation per person at the door is requested
or tickets can be purchased online at

1st Annual Jacob’s House Golf Tournament on Friday, May 8, 2015

Jacob’s House News Article

March 2015

We will be holding our 1st Annual Jacob’s House Golf Tournament on Friday, May 8, 2015 with

a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start at The Legends Golf Club at Temeku Hills.  It is located at 41687

Temeku Drive in Temecula, CA.   Their phone number is (951)694-9998, to speak to the golf club


It is a charitable fundraiser, which enable’s Jacob’s House to continue serving families from all

over the United States, allowing them to be close to the hospital during some of life’s most

difficult storms.

Jacob’s House is SW Riverside County’s own “home-away-from-home” serving families whose

loved one is seriously ill and in traumatic medical crisis in one of our local hospitals.   In our first

year of operations, we opened our doors to 85 guests, from 18 different states, for 459 guest

night stays.

There will be a hole-in-one contest sponsored by Mercedes Benz of Temecula, a closet-to-the-

pin contest sponsored by Paradise Chevrolet, along with various raffle items donated by local

business and community partners.   If you are interested in sponsoring a TEE-SIGN for $100 to

advertise your business and support this charity event, please call the office below for


Everyone is invited to participate for a day of golfing, fun, and relaxation.  The cost is $150 per

player and includes a BBQ lunch sponsored by the Murrieta Police Office’s Association, a

Jacob’s House golf shirt, and goodie bag.  There will also be a delicious buffet at the close of the

tournament which is available for anyone who would like to join us for dinner.  Cost of dinner

only is $40.00.

Our Sponsor’s include:  Temecula Valley Hospital, Truax Development, Alta Pacific Bank, SSW

Mechanical Construction, CR&R Environmental Services, Murrieta Police Officer’s Association,

as well as our golf contest sponsor’s, Paradise Chevrolet and Mercedes Benz of Temecula.

Registrants may sign-up on line at www.jacobshousetemecula.org/golf or call (951)452-2627

for more information on how to register for this magnificent event.

Temecula Valley Century Bike Ride 2014

On Saturday, October 11, 2014…..get your bicycle ready and join the TEMECULA VALLEY CENTURY BIKE RIDE! There are various levels of bike rides for everyone who enjoys riding through our beautiful and scenic valley. Jacob’s House is hosting the “Family Fun Ride” as a pit-stop this year in our beautiful and large horse arena. You’ll leave Old Town and ride for seven miles down Temecula Parkway, turn north onto Margarita Road, and turn left at Jedediah Smith Road for a rest stop at Jacob’s House, right on the south corner! We will provide an opportunity for riders to take a loop around our house on the circular driveway, where you’ll be able to see the lush garden and quaint Chapel in the rear area of the property! And it’s FREE to all riders!10322834_627361960675184_3725666557458767201_n

Your Employee Giving Campaigns

How about donating on a monthly basis to Jacob’s House?

Here’s how……

Does your employer offer an annual Employee Benefits Fair, where you can opt to donate on a monthly basis to your favorite 501(3) c, non-profit charity? Such benefits are very fulfilling and you don’t even feel the pinch from your paycheck. Yet, at the end of the year, every penny is income tax deductible and can make a big difference in your annual IRS tax filing.

Choosing to give a donation to Jacob’s House monthly, via an Employee Giving Campaign is a wonderful way to give-back to your community and there is no fuss with remembering to write out checks, make phone calls, or forget to make the donation. Let your employer know, you’d like to become a monthly Key Partner of Jacob’s House, Inc. and we will also send you confirmation of your charitable giving receipt via email every month. Also, tell your employer to contact Jacob’s House for our EIN (Employer Identification Number) in order to process your donation. Thank you for partnering with us to help our families, who are experiencing traumatic medical crisis during the hospitalization of a loved one.