The Big Idea

We will build bridges between 5 homeless families in North Monterey Co. and PVSS’s programs through outreach to a total of 25 groups: faith-based organizations, service providers, and companies.

PVSS is uniquely positioned to reach out to families in North Monterey Co. High housing costs and a chronic shortage of affordable housing in CA, particularly on the coast, have exacerbated the homelessness crisis in both Monterey Co. and Santa Cruz Co. in 2017. The Pajaro River forms the entire border between these two counties. Provided PVSS’ proximity to this border, North Monterey residents in situations of homelessness have sought our services. Most of our clients served come from the Pajaro area, and 5-10% of our clients originate from Monterey Co. every year.

With YOUR partnership, we will link homeless families from North Monterey Co. to PVSS’s temporary shelter and transitional housing programs, as well as supportive services, including parenting classes, counseling, financial management skills building, health and nutrition classes, and classes in home maintenance.

 

Your support is key to empowering these families.