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Healing Partners of the Central Coast


Our mission is to promote health, healing and wholeness by - providing Healing Touch to cancer patients and their caregivers, - by training and supporting the expanding group of providers, and - by extending Healing Touch to new healthcare settings.

The Big Idea

Healing Partners of the Central Coast provides alternative therapies to soothe cancer patients enduring chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The Healing Touch program, the organization’s signature program and Big Idea, is a non-invasive form of energy work promoting deep relaxation and offering symptom relief, improved sleep, pain reduction and other benefits. This nonprofit partners with local oncologists to provide Healing Touch to cancer patients at no cost, with 4,600 gentle sessions performed over the last five years.

The Healing Touch experience was, without a doubt, an integral part of my survival. My Healing Touch partner offered me a safe and quiet space every week to receive hands-on energy work so my body could begin to heal during the rigors of breast cancer treatment. The care was professional and compassionate. I will be forever grateful for those healing hands!

- Marilyn Getas Byrne

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.