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Outreach Unlimited is an interfaith charitable collaboration whose mission is to help those with inadequate housing or who are otherwise materially disadvantaged work toward becoming self-sufficient through a variety of services offered in a supportive and caring environment.

The Big Idea

For 29 years, there was a model that worked for Outreach Unlimited’s Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program to help find people in need a safe place to spend the night: partnering with houses of worship for lodging. Then Covid-19 changed everything and I-HELP went from running an overnight shelter to a 24-hour service for clients. Now that houses of worship are open again, I-HELP has returned to running a nightly shelter, continuing to fill a need. Through the I-HELP program, Outreach Unlimited would like to provide emergency overnight food and shelter for individuals in Monterey County. I-HELP is often the first stop for many of the homeless population, as many programs have long waiting lists.

I-Help provided what I did not have, in order to make good choices, and that is... shelter, food, personal care, sage advice, and a calm friendly environment. It has been my healing place, and for that I will be, forever grateful.

- Anonymous Client

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.