2023 Annual Community Breakfast


The 24th Annual Community Breakfast welcomed our closest partners and supporters for an up close look at how UWMC is Answering Your Call with a special focus on Housing initiatives, expanding the Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Network, and how UWMC was called to action during the Winter Storms and other crises. 


Using 211 as a vehicle to explore different UWMC programs, guests learned why, how, and for whom UWMC serves. Keep on reading to learn more!

Hartnell College Foundation, Mujeres en Acción, and Monterey County Department of Emergency Management all received Community Partner awards this morning in recognition of the impactful work each of them have done in Monterey County. Thank you for all that you do.

Assemblymember Dawn Addis also joined us to share insight on the strength and resilience of Monterey County.


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Shown by data collected in the Real Cost Measure, we know that Monterey County residents are struggling to afford basic needs. One way UWMC has Answered Your Call is by addressing the need for affordable housing. Watch the video below to see how the Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance has supported families in need.

Another call UWMC has answered has been the increasing need for a network of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder resources. UWMC's Hope and Help program connects providers in real-time so individuals can access the support they need. Watch the video below to see how the Hope and Help program has created a network of service providers.

This year, UWMC was called to action when Monterey County was met with the damage brought by the Winter Storms. From helping to share important updates and information to partnering with local agencies to disburse cash aid, UWMC answered your call when disaster struck. Watch the video to see how.


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Interested in sponsoring next year's Community Breakfast? 

Contact Crystal Lopez for more information by email or call (831) 318-1971.