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About Our Chapter

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!

My name is Sabrina and I am the Founder/Leader of Chicktime Monterey! I am an aspiring Physician Assistant, taking some time to prepare for further schooling. I wanted to get involved in something that would push me out of my comfort zone to help others.

While doing research, I came across the Chicktime website and fell in love with their mission. However, when I searched for a chapter near me to join, I could not find an established chapter. I struggled with the idea (out of fear) but soon took it upon myself to initiate something great in my community to serve those who need it most! My greatest passion is to help better the lives of others in whatever way I can and I love getting to do it with like-minded women, empowering each other to keep going!

Different from most Chicktime chapters, we’ve partnered with a local homeless shelter instead of a women’s/child center. Initially, I was a little disappointed that we could not find a partner organization tailored to neglected/abused or fostered children/women but I truly believe everything happens for a reason! In Monterey County, primarily the Salinas area, we see the struggle of different homeless individuals every day! No matter the population we serve, we are enriching the life of those who truly need it and that is a blessing in more ways than one!

Our workshops focus on fun activities that the homeless community won’t typically have access to such as “Paint Night”, but we also understand that the homeless community is an underserved population that does not have access to basic hygiene, job opportunities or medical care, including mental health. We try to include workshops tailored to those needs such as, “Flu shots” and “Mental Health Seminar” workshops with additional essential giveaways.

I am excited for the future of Chicktime Monterey and am confident this chapter will stand when I am long and gone. If you are interested in joining this chapter please do not hesitate to reach out! We would love to have you as a member.

 

Best wishes,

Sabrina Carter

Chicktime Monterey Founder and Leader