How We Provide Help

Everyday, we live out our mission of providing services to people in need, advocating for social justice, and to calling other people of good will to do the same. In 2020, we served over 29,000 individuals and families in the four central coast counties of Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito and San Luis Obispo, California. Read more about us.

Supportive Services

We assist families on the path to financial stability by providing direct aid and collaboration with other community organizations. The Family Supportive Services Program provides direct aid with rental, move-in and utility assistance as well as assisting with the CalFresh and MediCal application process for eligible families and individuals.

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Legal Immigration & Citizenship

We provide assistance and guidance to people on a path to lawful permanent residency and to those who wish to become citizens of our nation. The Legal Immigration and Citizenship staff is a significant resource in our communities known for their experience and expertise in the processes of becoming legal residents and/or citizens.

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Laser Tattoo Removal

Program on hold until further notice. Our Laser Tattoo Removal Program removes barriers to viable employment and broadens economic and social opportunities for individuals committed to change the direction of their lives. The non-age limits and low fees provide access to this otherwise highly expensive treatment.

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Disaster Relief

Our disaster relief response helps families and individuals return to safe and secure housing. The Disaster Case Management program (DCMP) assists wildfire survivors in creating a recovery plan while reconnecting them with available resources for a successful recovery, while following COVID-19 guidelines outlined by state and local authorities.

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Join Us in Creating Hope

There are many ways to help our brothers and sisters in need! Donors and volunteers make our work possible. Please consider providing help and creating hope to those in our community. Explore other ways to give.

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