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Community Homeless Solutions


Helping people transition to a better tomorrow.

The Big Idea

As part of their efforts to provide a “new start” for women and children accepted into their housing programs, Community Homeless Solutions hopes to retain a licensed clinician to help kids and moms heal from the trauma of domestic violence and homelessness. This Big Idea, called New Start, will provide life skills, parenting, financial literacy and other skill-building support to help participants succeed with achieving their goals relating to family, school, employment and permanent housing. The program also provides newly furnished and decorated housing to women and children placed into their programs, giving them the “new start” that will help them to change their lives.

After calling 211 for assistance with leaving a domestic violence situation, I was given the phone number to Community Homeless Solutions. This was the turning point for me as I began my journey toward independence. I was accepted into one of their emergency shelters for domestic violence, and later moved into their Homeward Bound transitional housing program. While a participant in both programs, I received help and support with working toward goals of improving my income and moving to permanent housing. My experience with the organization was great. I am now living in my permanent affordable housing and I could not be happier. The help I received while being a client helped me achieve my goals.

- America Luis-Guandulay

We’re In This Together.

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful.

Look for the 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) in the Monterey County Weekly this June/July. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.

Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.