We are pleased to announce that GFW has recently been awarded a generous $4,000 grant from our friends at the Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shop Carmel to support our work. This gift is a big tribute to our fine programs! The Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shop gives away the net proceeds from the sale of … Read more
Many thanks to our friends at the Monterey Peninsula Volunteer Services (MPVS) for their recent grant of $2,000 to Gathering for Women!! MPVS operates a non-profit thrift shop, run by women volunteers who donate their time and energy to help others. Proceeds are contributed to a variety of charitable and cultural non-profit organizations serving the … Read more
GFW recently received a generous personal donation from Driscoll’s CEO, Kevin Murphy and his wife Mary, to the McGives! Campaign. Driscoll’s then matched the donation dollar-for-dollar. Through the donation process, GFW learned that Driscoll’s bases their community involvement on the idea that “we’re all part of something much larger than ourselves. It’s about inspiring each … Read more
We are pleased to have been selected to participate in the 2016 MCGives! campaign this year from Nov. 10, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Our big idea for this year is to raise money to open a day center where homeless women can feel safe and welcome, and receive needed services. We will dedicate the … Read more
The goal of this assessment is to document the primary causes of homelessness for women, needs and challenges, existing services, local policy considerations, and other recommendations. This assessment was commissioned by the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) on behalf of the Fund for Homeless Women, a eld of interest fund of the CFMC. Data … Read more
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
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
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.