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Fund for Homeless Women


The Fund for Homeless Women (FHW) was established in 2012 to help create and sustain innovative services for unsheltered women on the Monterey Peninsula.

The Big Idea

On any given day emergencies occur for all of us, but are more critical for homeless women due to lack of resources.   Because many of these situations need immediate attention the Fund for Homeless Women would provide the organizations that we serve emergency funding that can be accessed immediately. Emergency situations such a flat tire or low gasoline that prevent a woman from reaching safe parking. Or the woman that has a job interview and does not have the funds for quality childcare.  Or the woman who is in the verge of homelessness and needs immediate funding to enable her to stay in her home. Eligible activities could include but not limited to rental assistance, utility assistance, moving costs, quality childcare, personal care, transportation and emergency housing.  Unexpected things happen and we want to be there to provide immediate help.

I cannot begin to express the gratitude I feel and the difference you have made in my life. Thank you for being a light to students on their academic journeys and a great influence on my own. I have graduated from my registered nursing program with high honors and accepted a position at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. With your support, I will begin my RN-BSN program at CSUMB while concurrently enrolled at Monterey Peninsula College to complete my degree in Spanish Interpretation. My goal is to build a strong nursing foundation, receive my critical-care registered nurse certification and become an acute care nurse practitioner. Your support means the world to me, and has allowed me to achieve my academic goals with far less hardship. I look forward to serve our community, and am determined to give back to others the same support you have shown to me.

- Ashlin Habes