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  • Community Human Services--Safe Place
    Provides safe Place, program for runaway and homeless youth. Services addressing mental illness, substance addiction, and homelessness. 24 hour access to temporary shelter. Services free. (831) 373-4421. Teen crisis line: (831) 241-0914.
  • Franciscian Workers--Women Alive!
    Offers no questions asked emergency walk-in shelter for street women. Homeless women may enter from 7-8:30 every night and can stay until 6:30 a.m. the next morning. Capacity 16 beds per night. (No children). (831) 757-3838. Administration: (831) 424-1102.
  • I HELP
    Offers shelter, meals and support for homeless men seven nights a week at various local churches. (831) 601-4564
  • Interim, Inc--MCHOME
    Provides mobile outreach, supportive housing, and intensive services to homeless adults with mental illness in Monterey County. (831) 883-3030.
  • Pajaro Rescue Mission
    Provides shelter for 35 homeless men in dorms. (831) 722-2074.
  • Salvation Army--Fredricksen House
    Provides emergency shelter for men and women with children. 90 day limit and waiting list. Will assist individuals with emergency rental assistance if funds are available. (831) 899.4911.
  • Shelter Outreach Plus--Salinas Shelter
    Provides 24-hour 32 bed emergency shelter for battered and or homeless women and their children. Access to case management, support groups, stocked and functional kitchen, donated clothing, and bilingual staff. (831) 422-2201.
  • Seaside Women's Shelter
    Provides women and children with access to food, clothing, assistance in finding employment, assistance in securing childcare, and case management. (831) 394-8372.
  • United Way 2-1-1
    Offers information and referral for community services in Monterey County. (831) 372-8026.
  • Victory Mission
    Provides shelter, food, showers, and clothing. Provides overnight shelter to homeless males 18yrs or older. (831) 424-5688.
  • YMCA--Lawson Safehouse
    Ensures safety for female victims of domestic violence, partner abuse, and their children. Domestic Violence Crisis Line (24 hr) (Confidential Safe House). (831) 372-6300 Crisis Line. (831) 757-1001 Crisis Line.
  • Shelter Listings--United States
    Consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, residential drug/alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing nationwide.

Agencies: Monterey County

  • 2-1-1
    Helps with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. (877) 211-3233.
  • Gathering for Women
    Gathering for Women is a refuge for homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula.
  • The Fund for Homeless Women
    The Fund for Homeless Women is a field of interest fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) established to support programs and services for homeless women in Monterey County.
  • United Way Monterey County
    Partners with local nonprofits, businesses, government and social service agencies to address the community's most pressing needs. (831) 372-8026.
  • The Monterey County Department of Social & Employment Services
    Administers over seventy programs that daily serve an estimated 100,000 residents of Monterey County. General information: (831) 755-4448.

  • Youth Crisis Line
    California Coalition for Youth offers support, encouragement, and referrals to youth needing assistance in crisis situations. Call (800) 843-5200 if you need help.
  • One-Stop Career Centers of Monterey County
    Helps in selecting a new career, finding jobs, and locating suitable training and job search assistance.
  • California Homeless Shelters, Food Pantries, and more
    Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters.
  • Help for Homeless Youth and Higher Education
    Many resources and programs are available to make higher education attainable for students who need help.
  • Intermin, Inc. Housing, Healing, Hope
    Our mission is to provide services and affordable housing supporting members of our community with mental illness in building productive and satisfying lives.


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