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Here in Monterey County we know that access to Affordable Housing, Quality Childcare and Financial Stability is too often out of reach for our neighbors. United Way Monterey County is dedicated to addressing these gaps with a number of initiatives, the newest of which is the Emerging Leaders Society (ELS). 
 
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Posted: Monday, November 06, 2017

As we greet Halloween, we also come to the end of Domestic Violence Awareness month. October has reminded me of the importance of standing up for the victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. Although November is just around the corner, I know that we will continue to raise awareness about this issue and it’s effects on...

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

As part of the Impact Monterey County (IMC) assessment, you told us that you envision a community where people are self-sufficient and can achieve prosperity.  A community where everyone has the ability to take care of themselves and build a better future for their children.

You also told us that you want United Way Monterey County to do more than mitigate poverty. That our community needs United Way to take on (and solve) problems that prevent...

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

You may be looking for a way to make a big difference to help further our mission. If you are 70½ or older you may also be interested in a way to lower the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. An IRA charitable rollover is a way you can help continue our work and benefit this year.  Please contact Lynda Patrick, 831 372-8026, x112 if you'd like to discuss further.

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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

The Monterey Bay Housing Trust (MBHT), a joint program of the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) and Housing Trust Silicon Valley (HTSV), announced its first loan — $500,000 to Community Housing Improvement Systems & Planning Association, Inc. (CHISPA) to assist in the development of the Castroville Oaks Affordable Housing Community. This loan marks the first use of United Way Monterey County's investment in MBEP.  Funds will be used for...

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Deisy Castro, a Salinas parent and United Way's Coordinator for CalWORKs, joined Francine Rodd from First 5 Monterey County and Shannon Watkins, Children’s Planning Council Chairperson and Bright Futures Steering Partner, to testify before the California State Assembly Committee on Human Services in favor of AB300, a bill that would allow Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties to develop localized county child care subsidy plans.  The bill passed...

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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