ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Community Homeless Solutions is Monterey County largest organization dedicated to serving domestic violence survivors and individuals affected by homelessness within our community. Through our various programs and services we provide emergency shelters, warming shelters, transitional housing, permanent housing, confidential safe housing, weekly case management, counseling, legal advocacy and support, continuing education, job training, and linkage to community resources.
"Helping People Transition to a Better Tomorrow."
Community Homeless Solutions offered over 110,000 bed nights to homeless persons and those fleeing domestic violence in Monterey County.
2018 Year in Review - Community Homeless Solutions
Transitional Housing Program
Domestic Violence Shelter
Salinas Warming Shelter
Community Homeless Solutions operates four transitional housing programs providing 129 beds.
Community Homeless Solutions operates two emergency shelters at confidential locations in the cities of Monterey and Salinas.
The Salinas Winter Warming Shelter provides overnight housing to 70 women, men, and families at a facility in downtown Salinas.
H.O.M.E. Resource Center
Central Coast Respite Center
Mobile Outreach Service Team
Community Homeless Solutions operates the first year-round shelter in San Benito County and serves up to 50 adults each night.
Provides homeless adults with a bed to recuperate, and continue with self-care following their stay at local hospitals.
MOST is a mobile outreach program that distributes emergency food, clothing, and supplies to street homeless.
Carmen was wounded and scared when she arrived at the shelter. Six months earlier her common law husband had left her and her three children upon finding out she was pregnant with his child, her 4th. Fortunately, or so it seemed, Carmen’s mother (C.C.), with whom she’d been estranged, allowed Carmen and the kids to set up a living space in her garage, which only worked until C.C. decided to marry her new boyfriend so that he could stay in the country, and with that, Carmen and her kids were out to the streets. That’s when we met Carmen and her kids. Carmen responded to the compassionate, individualized case management and enthusiastically completed her personalized plan. After three months, with new skills, access to appropriate services, and a heart full of hope, Carmen was able to move from the shelter into a small apartment with her kids. On her exit evaluation, Carmen wrote:
“This program gave my children and me a roof over our heads, as well as lots of emotional support when I needed it the most. Regina, Emilia and Ana, [Case Managers and DV advocate] have been like loving moms to me, something I didn’t really have in my life, and like grand moms to my children, something they’ve never experienced. I’ve received lots of knowledgeable information here and I’m grateful to have met some awesome women that care so much about their clients…. I am starting a new chapter in my life in the right direction. I want to thank this program so much for giving me this opportunity.”
Community Homeless Solutions has collected stories from survivors who have given their permission to share them here. We exercise caution so as not to expose a survivor’s full name and/or location if their abusive partner remains a threat. Calls, information request and clients are always confidential.