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Nov 11 - Dec 31, 2021

Parenting Connection of Monterey County


Our mission is to support parents and caregivers in developing their ability to nurture young children.

The Big Idea

Seeking mental health services is difficult in any circumstance, but can feel impossible when caring for a new baby. The Parenting Connection of Monterey County reaches out to parents and caregivers to help develop their ability to nurture children. Postpartum depression affects 1 in 5 mothers, including about 1,000 women in Monterey County, so this nonprofit’s Big Idea provides free postpartum support to new mothers. This organization bridges the gap between mental health services and the mothers who need it.

I have found the postpartum groups offered by the Parenting connection to be very helpful in helping me through my postpartum depression and anxiety. I first attended in January -4 months postpartum and felt welcomed by Cecily. She provided helpful resources and it was nice to meet another mom who was going through what I was going through. Despite Covid-it has still been helpful having virtual sessions to check-in and talk about current feelings/symptoms with the facilitators and other moms.

- Marina

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.