In 2020, Gathering for Women and Community Human Services will partner to open the first-ever shelter for homeless women and families with children on the Monterey Peninsula.
Casa de Noche Buena will be located in Seaside on the corner of Noche Buena and Olympia in a vacant County modular building that will soon be completely rehabilitated for use as a shelter.
Casa de Noche Buena will provide guests with a warm, safe place to stay while receiving intensive case management and supportive services, including linkages to employment and housing and mental health and substance abuse services based upon their individual needs.
The shelter will feature 10 bedrooms, a laundry room, a kitchen, a multi-purpose dining room, a lounge, five full baths, including two family bathrooms with tubs, two offices and a lobby/reception area. There will be two respite beds for medically fragile hospital discharges. The shelter will accommodate between 28 and 36 people depending upon the ages of the children.
Casa de Noche Buena’s services to be provided free of charge. Donations gladly accepted.