PRESS RELEASE: Temporary Homeless Warming Shelter Ribbon Cutting on December 1, 2017

PRESS RELEASE November 29, 2017 CONTACT: Luis A. Alejo (831) 755-5011 # # # TEMPORARY HOMELESS WARMING SHELTER RIBBON CUTTING ON DECEMBER 1ST (Salinas)- On Friday, December 1st the Monterey County Board of Supervisors and City of Salinas will open a much-needed Temporary Homeless Warming Shelter located at 111 W. Alisal Street, Salinas 93901. Through the collaborated effort of Monterey County and City of Salinas, the new temporary shelter will provide dinner, bathrooms and a safe secure place for men, women and children to stay this winter season. The shelter was designed to accommodate up to 70 homeless residents seven days a week from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. from December 1, 2017 through May 31

Domestic Violence Awareness

When we hear the term ‘domestic violence’ there are many images that come to our mind. The principal one being the stereotypical drunk uneducated man beating his helpless wife as she screams – something we have seen in television and movies again and again. This particular image of domestic violence is what we expect, and that is exactly why so much domestic violence around us goes unnoticed. Domestic violence may be occurring in the places you least aspect, in couples that may seem normal to you otherwise. Real domestic violence awareness requires recognition of the signs of domestic violence and understanding that it comes in many forms. Types of Domestic Violence The term violence makes p

National Runaway Awareness

Every homeless person you see has a story which most of us don’t acknowledge. Ever since we were little, our parents have told us to ignore the dirty people sitting on sidewalks panhandling and as we grow up we continue to do the same. It is hard for us to understand where they come from. Think about it – why would a young person run away from home? What makes them leave the shelter and support they have and instead be out on the streets? Why would they make such a crazy decision? If we want to stop people from running away we need to be aware of why it happens. That’s what National Runaway Awareness is all about. Running from, not towards! The most important thing to understand here is that

This is National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week

The National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week will be from 11th to 19th of November. The first National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week was in 1975 in the University of Virginia. It is now held at more than 700 locations all over the country. The National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week has a very important mission – to make people aware of the severe hunger and homelessness problem around us. We need to realize that the current situation is completely unacceptable. Homelessness and hunger are problems all over the world, not just in our country. There are many poor countries where many people go to bed hungry every day. The same shouldn’t be happening in our country. It is one of th

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