On April 1, 2014, we opened our doors and served a hot lunch to homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula. With your support, we have continued to operate a day center once a week where our guests receive a hot meal, clothing, personal care items, vouchers for showers and gas, resources and referrals. What started … Read more
On Saturday, March 5, 2016, the Board of Directors honored our volunteers with a luncheon to thank them for all of their hard work. The featured speaker was Debra Busman, a local fiction/creative non-fiction writer and co-director of the Creative Writing and Social Action Program at CSU Monterey Bay. Professor Busman spoke about the varying … Read more
We are recruiting two new staff positions. One is a Kitchen Manager who will oversee and support operations in the kitchen and who will be in charge of purchasing the food and supplies used at the gathering. We are hoping that this person will provide much needed support for our amazing chefs and kitchen staff, … Read more
As of Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, Gathering for Women began providing its weekly luncheon and resource services at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula (UUCMP), 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel. (Top of Aguajito near the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 68). See a photo of our Executive Director, Valarie Brown-Klingelhoefer, signing paperwork with Paul … Read more
THANK YOU donors and supporters for helping us when you participated in the annual Monterey County Gives! Campaign (November 12 through December 31). MATCH FUNDING comes from the local community. The Community Foundation for Monterey County, Monterey County Weekly, and Monterey Peninsula Foundation work to secure these matching funds before and during the campaign. Your MCGives! … Read more
On February 27, 2015 the Community Foundation for Monterey County awarded a grant to Gathering for Women (formerly The Gathering Place) for the purposes of Organizational Development and Transition to an independent Nonprofit status.