|The Missions Department of CCMP supports these
INTERFAITH HOMELESS EMERGENCY
LODGING PROGRAM (I-HELP)
FOR MEN AND WOMEN
The I-HELP program offers participants shelter and
meals in over two dozen Monterey Peninsula
congregations, where "the heart and backbone of
our program operation are the hundreds of
dedicated volunteers providing compassionate
hospitality." Each evening, I-HELP transports
homeless people from central pick-up points to a
hosting faith community where they spend the night.
I-HELP’s ever-growing services also include job
placement and housing assistance, clothing, and
specialized referrals meeting the individual needs
At CCMP, monthly dinners for the Men are the 2nd
Wednesdays and for the Women the 3rd Tuesdays
each month. Volunteers bring the entree or side
dishes, serve and visit with guests. For more
information or to help, please call the church office.
The Women’s Association collects warm clothing
and toiletries for the Men. Clothing in all sizes is
needed. Donations may be dropped off at the
church office or at Givingtree Benefit Shop.
THE TOWEL TEAM MINISTRY
We continue to provide bath towels to those taking
showers at Dorothy’s and Sunstreet Center in
Salinas. We are in need of hand towels for the
Men's and Women’s I-HELP programs. Clean
usable towels may be left in the office. Call the
church office to connect with the organizers.
SUN STREET CENTERS IN SALINAS
is a comprehensive, effective service for education,
prevention and recovery of alcohol addiction and
drug abuse in men. CCMP has provided bedding
and toiletries on an ‘as-needed’ basis. We team up
with their volunteers for an annual parking fund
raiser each August. In the past five years we have
donated over $29,500 to this program!
We support St. Mary's Food Pantry, vital to the
area's many hungry families. They have an
ongoing need for more non-perishable food!
Please bring any Sunday and leave in the food
basket in the Narthex (inside entrance to the church
Sanctuary) . Special thanks to the volunteers who
transport the food to Pacific
Grove every week.
CLOTHING CLOSET AT DOROTHY’S PLACE
We collect men's and women's clothing for the
shelter, which is sorted every Saturday.
Between 9-12 we open the shop and help them
select what they need. Call the church office to
reach the organizer if you would like to help.
Women Alive! is a program for homeless women
to come to Dorothy’s Place, the shelter in Salinas,
for dinner, a shower, and a good night’s sleep in a
safe environment. A shed is maintained for the
women with bedding, underwear and toiletries.
CCMP's volunteers help support the program with
festive meal preparation, active involvement in
social activities with the women, and gift donations
of toiletries, scarves and clothing. Here the
emphasis is on recognizing that these women are
not forgotten, and that they deserve a little
lightheartedness in their lives. This is a lively, happy
program that brings joy to givers and receivers alike.
GIVINGTREE BENEFIT SHOP
is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12-4.
Donations may be brought during store hours. In
addition to the items sold to raise funds for church
programs and more than a dozen local charities,
Givingtree volunteers also set aside clothing and
toiletries donations for I-HELP participants and the
Women Alive! program at Dorothy's Place.
Volunteers are needed! Please visit the shop or
call 624-3060 for information.