"Thank you for your kindness...your concern for others...your group has restored my belief there is hope for humanity. You are each special people changing lives of others."
Welcome to Gathering for Women
Gathering for Women Partners with Local Restaurants
During this confusing time, we are all facing new challenges and working to keep ourselves and our communities healthy and vibrant. For homeless women, sheltering in place is impossible when there is no place to call home. Here at the Day Center, a skeleton crew of over-stretched staff and a handful of volunteers continue to provide essential services five days a week.
With the Food Bank for Monterey County overstretched, GFW has partnered with local restaurants to provide delicious and nutritious meals for our women. Past partnerships included Old Fisherman's Grotto, Crabby Jim's and The Wild Plum Café, Now, Biglio and Gusto, Stone Street Kitchen, and Pacific Bowls and Rolls have joined as partners. With your donation we can distribute to-go lunches for the homeless and housing-insecure women in our community while supporting local restaurants struggling to stay open and keep their staff employed.
Many of the women we serve have underlying health conditions which lower their immunity, leading to complications and death if they were to contract COVID-19. We hope you will partner with us to insure the health and safety of the most vulnerable on the Peninsula. Each gift of $100 will provide 10 complete, nutritious meals in addition to our usual services like case management visits and mental health counseling through our partner Interim. Guests also can access hot showers, wash basins, soap, masks, hand sanitizers, and clean clothes, which are essential to decrease COVID-19 transmission among the homeless women we serve.
Please donate here now to help us continue this important work.
Visit my page for more about current activities at Gathering for Women during these difficult times.
Thank you for your support!
Staci M. Alziebler-Perkins Executive Director
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Hot To-go Breakfast (Monday - Friday) Brown Bag lunch Monday to Friday