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to be its best. Thank you!
-The Monterey County Gives! team.
Our mission is to assist homebound, physically challenged senior citizens with limited financial means to stay in their home as long as practically possible and to live longer, healthier, higher quality lives. by facilitating the provision of and subsidizing the cost of medical and dental care, private duty personal attendant services related to private duty care, companion care, personal care, homemaking services, transportation, assistance with paying bills and home maintenance and by providing education and access to resources that will allow such senior citizens to identify and use related programs and services to obtain assistance needed to allow them to stay in their home.
Due to COVID-19, high inflation, unexpected medical bills and many other factors, many senior citizens on the Monterey Peninsula are facing eviction. When faced with looking for new housing, these people are looking at having no references, poor credit, eviction in their history and many other negative factors which make it difficult to find new housing (assuming they can even afford the rent). A one bedroom apartment in Salinas often runs in the range of $2,000/month. Finding one in Monterey, Pacific Grove and neighboring areas is just astronomical. We screen people to find out what they can afford for rent out of their Social Security and then provide first and last month's rent and provide a reference.
“We discovered Family inHome Caregiving by way of CHOMP discharge planning nurses and the Alliance on Aging. I really do not know how I would have managed without Richard and his care staff. Richard is always available and takes time to listen. He cares that my husband is making progress and that I am OK too. We have found that having someone dependable, skilled and easily available has been extremely helpful to the both of us, and more comforting than we can say.”
- Marilyn & Alfred Holzer