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Community Homeless Solutions


With a mission of “helping people transition to a better tomorrow,” CHS provides housing and supportive services to homeless families and adults, including women and children fleeing domestic violence, with the purpose of helping them to transition to permanent housing. Since opening the first domestic violence shelter in Monterey County in 1978, CHS has grown to operate two domestic violence shelters, two emergency shelters, a navigation center, a respite care shelter, a women’s transitional housing program, and a 39 unit permanent supportive housing program. All our programs provide case management, referral, and supportive services to help participants improve their income situation, access benefits and services, and move on to stable, permanent housing. We house and serve over 1,100 persons each year with a capacity to house 365 women, children and men per night.

The Big Idea

Community Homeless Solutions (CHS) opened the first domestic violence shelter in Monterey County in 1978 and since then has been focused on transitioning those in need of a home to permanent housing. This year they would like to repair a two-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom townhouse for a family to move into. Once the home is repaired they will interview and select a homeless family to move in. CHS’ goal is to end systemic homelessness in Monterey County and help transition those without housing into a permanent home, one family at a time.

Without Community Homeless Solutions and the PSH program I wouldn’t have been able to have a place to call home. The support that I have received from the program has been enormous, not only do my children and I have a place to call home, but we are provided supportive services to help us maintain our home and ensure i continue to receive the services that I truly benefit from, for example, meeting with the in-house clinician and my case manager helping me ensure my kids do not lose their child support benefits that we truly need because of my disability. Thanks to everyone at CHSolutions.

- Jose L.

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 $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.