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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COVID-19

HOMELESS SHELTER SUPPORT NEEDS

MARCH/APRIL/MAY 2020

"A Conversation with Community Homeless Solutions" (11:43)

Community Homeless Solutions board President Teresa Erickson and board Vice-President Eric Johnsen share a conversation about the current preparations for COVID-19 and changes to Community Homeless Solutions shelters and future plans to help more people in need in Monterey County.

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.

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: Christina Soto

csoto@communityhomelesssolutions.org

(408) 804-1231

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