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 social services.
Men and women who need shelter find it every night at I-HELP. It is the first step towards permanent housing for many. Most have disabilities that keep them from working steady jobs. One was a caregiver to her mother whose home was sold to pay bills after she died. High rents are unaffordable on fixed incomes. It is the only place they can count on in the Monterey area for shelter 365 days a year. I-HELP gives 150 men and women a year a safe place to sleep, a hot dinner and encouragement. Other programs have long waiting lists and requirements. Each night men and women are driven in two I-HELP buses from Monterey to faith communities in Carmel Valley, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Seaside or Marina. I-HELP is a grass roots nonprofit agency with low overhead and a great track record, providing shelter for 31 years.
I-HELP keeps you safe. Thank you for the churches that provide the shelter and the delicious homemade food and desserts. It is like your home for a while. When I was sick they cared and waited up for me to return from the hospital. The bus drivers keep you safe. The staff encouraged me to keep working on my housing application. After being on waiting lists for two years, I finally got my own senior apartment. Thank you God.
- Angela Martinez