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Thank you for celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Fund for Homeless Women!
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Thank you for joining us last week at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club to celebrate our 10th anniversary. It was great to share the impact of the fund, with more than $2 million granted. We were so grateful to honor our three founders: Michael Reid, Marian Penn and Kathy Whilden and present the first “Three Amigos”…

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Update from Kate Daniels
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Dear Fund for Homeless Women, I am writing you from the office of State Senator John Laird where I serve as the Senator’s Monterey District policy advisor on homelessness in addition to other key issue areas. This request for a legislative update is timely because the Governor has recently signed key housing legislation and an…

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Fund for Homeless Women 2021 Newsletter
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Fund for Homeless Women 2021 Newsletter Over a year ago our nation received a mandate to shelter-in-place. This has been a time of struggle for all of us, as we lived with the fear of illness and experienced the loss of connections with family and friends. But we have not all lived with the same…

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Fund for Homeless Women 2020 Newsletter
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Fund for Homeless Women 2020 Newsletter As the community began to stay at home, we became even more aware of those who had no home to go to. They too are a part of our community, our town, and our lives. and we are thankful that many hearts have opened in response. Though COVID-19 may…

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Fund for Homeless Women 2019 Newsletter
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Fund for Homeless Women 2019 Newsletter When we began this journey we quickly learned that no single one of us could do what needed to be done. The work at hand was too large and too complex for any one individual, one organization or civic entity to handle alone. The more we learned about the…

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Coastal Growers Magazine, Spring 2019
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Full page coverage of our Montrio event in Coastal Growers Magazine, Spring 2019. To download the entire magazine please click here.

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2018 Newsletter
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Fund for Homeless Women 2018 Newsletter Looking back over the past five years, it’s accurate to say that the Fund for Homeless Women has helped to usher a change in the landscape of services for homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula. There are new thriving programs, a more educated citizenry and a sense of urgency…

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2016 Newsletter
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Fund for Homeless Women 2016 Newsletter We began this journey in 2011. Our initial goal was to help make the presence of women living without adequate shelter more visible in our community. With the resounding response from our “Becoming Visible” photo exhibit and the enthusiastic support of community members, we partnered with the Community Foundation…

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2015 Newsletter
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Fund for Homeless Women 2015 Newsletter The census taken in 2013 suggested that there are approximately 350 women who are homeless on the Monterey Peninsula on any given day. This reflects an increase of 9% since census data were collected in 2011. Over the course of a year, the number of women projected to be…

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Spring 2014 Newsletter
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Fund for Homeless Women Spring 2014 Newsletter The Fund for Homeless Women Grants Committee (Michael Reid, Marian Penn, Kathy Whilden, Julie Drezner, Janet Shing and Brian Thayer) met at the Community Foundation for Monterey County headquarters on February 4, 2014 to review and make funding recommendations on the applications received in response to its Request…

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