Why are we here?
We exist to serve our marginalized neighbors throughout the Monterey County area, and have a special affinity with people that have been long-time homeless. We compassionately offer hospitality, safety, guidance toward a life of greater health and happiness, and a bridge to services they might feel are unavailable to them elsewhere. Our goal is to compassionately assist everyone with a desire for a healthy and sustainable life into permanent housing.
Why are the Dorothy’s Place programs needed?
The people we serve need friends who understand that they have been traumatized. They also need health and housing experts that can inspire and motivate, yet move at the pace they feel safe with. Everyone has a human right to safety, dignity, and purpose.
Why should the community care?
The way many people in our neighborhood live affects everyone in the community ethically, morally and financially. We cannot be successful as a community until life for everyone is just and healthy.
Our individual volunteers are a huge help in supporting our programs. You may choose to come once a week, twice a month, or monthly to participate with Dorothy’s depending on your schedule and our program needs. As a volunteer, you will contribute your time and talent, doing both small and large tasks, and in the process we emphasize that you get to know the guests we serve and begin to become part of our community. We need people to be greeters, good listeners, kitchen helpers, floor sweepers, resume writers, database managers, and much more!
Additionally, as a community of people bound in service to the poor, we are always looking for professionals with special expertise to join us in service. If you have professional expertise in any area that you believe could be of help to the poor, please consider donating your time and experience. Some areas of need include:
- Mental health
- Hair care/personal care
- Building maintenance/electrical/mechanic contractor
- Website Design
If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete our on-line application or contact our Office Manager by email or phone, (831) 757-3838.