Many Thanks!

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

Thank You!

GFW recently received two separate grants from The Alexander F. Victor Foundation of the Community Foundation for Monterey County totaling $31,000. The grants were for supplies and items necessary for our greatest needs. We thank them so much for their generosity!

Thank you Driscoll’s!  

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

Homeless Women on the Monterey Peninsula – Key Findings

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

Two Years and Counting

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

We Moved!

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