Nov 7 - Dec 31, 2019

Gathering for Women

Mission

The mission of Gathering for Women is to provide the homeless women of the Monterey Peninsula with supportive resources in a caring community.

The Big Idea

Our new Homeless Women's Day Center is a daily hub--a centralized safe place that provides support and empowerment for women and a one-stop center that links other service providers with the women who need their help. We're helping women improve their lives in a healthy way. We provide women with a caring community environment, hot nutritious meals, clothing, comprehensive resource support, limited emergency assistance, education to promote their health and safety, and connections to other community service providers.

Without Gathering for Women, I don't know if I would be alive. I've been living in my car since my husband died and I just didn't know where to turn. The staff and volunteers at the Gathering treat me with kindness and care. They helped me get my identification card after my ID was stolen. They also helped my get my social security benefits too. After my husband died, I lost our health insurance. I was able to get healthcare at the mobile clinic at the Gathering. The staff is so knowledgeable. They helped me get enrolled in a safe parking program where I'm not having to be so afraid to be alone in my car during the night. I'm so grateful to the Gathering for helping. The food is wonderful too.

- Sarah (Confidential)