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Community Human Services (CHS)


Making a positive impact on our community through prevention, intervention and treatment services for substance abuse, mental health and homelessness.

The Big Idea

Community Human Services aims to develop and operate a comprehensive program of shelter and supportive services for homeless women and families with children, the first of its kind on the Monterey Peninsula. In partnership with Gathering for Women, they are rehabilitating a building in Seaside to establish and operate this homeless shelter, and anticipate being able to provide 30 adult beds and up to eight youth beds, 365 days a year. The shelter will offer a robust menu of services including comprehensive case management provided by two full-time case managers; hot dinners and continental breakfast; access to health, mental health and substance abuse services; linkages to mainstream benefits and employment, education and housing services; life skills classes; services for children including tutoring, classes, and fun activities; mail service; internet access; on-site laundry facilities; full bathrooms including showers and bathtubs for children; clothing and personal care items; volunteer engagement and opportunities; evidence-based best practices; and on-site security.

Community Human Services has changed everything for me. I went from being homeless to now moving into transitional housing. I have a healthy baby and I’m now able to provide a safe home environment for her. The program has given me more confidence in myself so that I feel more confident in what the future looks like for me and my daughter. Thanks to CHS, I’m working on being the best person I can be.

- Sara K.

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

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is active until August 1. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.