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Mission

Outreach Unlimited helps those who are homeless work toward becoming more self-reliant by offering nightly shelter, food and support targeted toward each individual's need for stable housing, employment or benefits.

The Big Idea

For 30 years, I-HELP (Interfaith Homelessness Emergency Lodging Program) has provided shelter and food 365 nights a year. We increased our services to 24 hour food and shelter for 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now COVID vaccinated men and women are picked up in Monterey by our buses each afternoon and transported to local houses of worship for shelter. Meals and encouragement are lovingly furnished by local congregations, community groups and caring individuals. Our goal is for each participant to develop resiliency, find employment, stable housing, and independence. We are a bare-bones organization, only able to afford part-time employees and we keep overhead low by not having a physical office or office staff. I-HELP is the only emergency shelter in the Monterey Area available nightly without a long waiting list.

I am grateful that I-Help exists. It gives me an alternative to sleeping in my car. As a woman, I am glad I have a safe & warm place with a bathroom to sleep until I find more permanent housing.

- Anonymous Anonymous

Attention Monterey County Nonprofits

Monterey County Gives! launches November 10th, 2022.

The RFP for 2022 is now closed.