HOMELESS SHELTER SUPPORT NEEDS

COVID-19

MAY / JUNE / JULY 2020

Your help is needed as we work to address the impact of COVID-19 on our homeless community in Monterey and San Benito Counties. 

 

The Health Officer for the County of Monterey issued a Shelter in Place Order to take effect March 18, 2020 as a means for protecting residents from the impact of COVID-19.  The Order requires residents to remain at home except to perform essential activities, and allows essential businesses, such as homeless shelters, to remain open.

 

In response to the Order, Community Homeless Solutions converted its Salinas and San Benito overnight shelters to 24-hour facilities.  As a result, our shelters need more staff and more supplies to meet cleaning and health safety protocols.  Scarcity of essentials and higher prices are also increasing the challenges faced by our programs and jeopardize the well-being of guests and staff.   

 

Please consider donating or volunteering at any of our programs.

QUICKLINKS

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COVID-19 Shelter in Place Admission, Registration & Facility Guidelines.

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People Experiencing Homelessness FAQ - What You Need to Know (COVID-19)

LIST OF ITEMS AND SUPPLIES FROM INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS

 

SALINAS WARMING SHELTER

Special Circumstances: Converting to 24 x 7 Operations

Number of Guests: 70 (30 youth, 40 adults)

 

Contact: Jesse Armenta

jarmenta@communityhomelesssolutions.org

(831) 578-0019

Supplies Descriptions

Items

Toilet paper

Boxes of wipes

Hand sanitizer bottles

409 spray

Clorox

Quantity

24 rolls / week

2 boxes / week

4 dispensers / week

1 bottle / week

2 gallons / week

Food Supplies

Items

Breakfast: Bars

Lunch: Sandwiches, fruit, water, cookies

Dinner: 

Quantity

70 people / day

70 people / day

70 people / day

Volunteer Role

Roles

Client Check-In & Screening

Childcare

Days & Times

Mon - Sun

Mon - Fri

 

HOLLISTER WARMING SHELTER

Special Circumstances: Converting to 24 x 7 Operations

Number of Guests: 50 adults

Contact: Elizabeth King

eking@communityhomelesssolutions.org

(831) 256-1852

Supplies Descriptions

Items

Toilet paper

Boxes of wipes

Hand sanitizer bottles

409 spray

Clorox

Quantity

24 rolls / week

2 boxes / week

4 dispensers / week

1 bottle / week

2 gallons / week

Food Supplies

Items

Breakfast: Bars

Lunch: Sandwiches, fruit, water, cookies

Dinner: 

Quantity

50 people / day

50 people / day

50 people / day

Volunteer Role

Roles

Client Check-In & Screening

Childcare

Days & Times

Mon - Sun

Mon - Fri

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER

Number of Guests: 70 (50 adults, 20 children)

Contact: Priscilla Ortega

portega@communityhomelesssolutions.org

(831) 394-8372

Supplies Descriptions

Items

Forehead Thermometer

Clorox

Lysol Spray

Face Masks

Toilet Paper

Napkins

Diapers - size 3-6

Quantity

2 total

3 gallons

5 cans

1 box

24 rolls / week

1 large pkg. / week

Many and all

 

CENTRAL COAST RESPITE CENTER

Number of Guests: 6 adults (medical recovery)

Contact: Valerie Garcia-Martinez

vgarcia-martinez@communityhomelesssolutions.org

(831) 747-2900

Supplies Descriptions

Items

Thermometer

Clorox Wipes

Lysol Spray

Toilet Paper

Antibacterial Hand Soap

Nitrile Gloves

Paper Towels

Non-Perishables / Canned Food Items

Freezer (needed to keep food trays, meats, veggies)

Quantity

 -

2 boxes / week

2 cans / week

24 rolls / week

2 jars / week

1 box / week

3 rolls / week

Ongoing

1 separate freezer, floor model

 

CHINATOWN NAVIGATION CENTER

Number of Guests: 16 adults

Contact: Christopher Benavidez

cbenavidez@communityhomelesssolutions.org

(831) 272-3042

Supplies Descriptions

Items

Shampoo

Conditioner

Body Wash

Tampons

Towels

Toilet Paper

Tents

Blankets

Socks

T-Shirts

Meal Donations

PPE Supplies

 

CHILDREN SCHOOL & ACTIVITIES MATERIALS & SUPPLIES

ALL PROGRAMS | ALL AGES (1 to 17)

Contact: Priscilla Ortega

portega@communityhomelesssolutions.org

(831) 394-8372

Supplies Descriptions

Items

Lined Paper

Graph Paper

Printer Paper

Notebooks

Drawing Paper

Assorted Construction Paper

Folders

Binders

Storage / Pencil Cases

Pencils, Pens, Markers

Pencil Sharpeners

Crayons

Erasers

Glue

Learning Aids

Rulers

Board Games

Activity Coloring Books

Children's Books (all ages 1 - 17)

Watercolor Paints

Paints

Paint Brushes

Chalk

Hole Puncher

Scissors

Stapler

Protractor / Compass 

Backpacks

Mouse Pads

Lunch & Snack Supplies

Items

Bread

Lunch Meats

Chips

Fruits

Waters

Milk

Hot Pockets

Pizza

Chicken

Soups

Community

Homeless

Solutions

A 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization

3087 Wittenmyer Court

Marina, CA 93933

office 831.384.3388

fax 831.384.1308

email us

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