Information provided by the Coalition of Homeless Service Providers.
The Coalition of Homeless Services Providers (CHSP) is pleased to announce the appointment of the Gathering for Women as a new Associate Member by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, according to a recent press release.
The mission of the Gathering for Women group is to provide homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula with supportive resources and a caring community. They provide the women with hot, nutritious meals, needed clothing, showers, comprehensive case management support, limited emergency assistance, education to promote health and safety, access to free basic health care, and connection to other community service providers.
The Coalition of Homeless Services Providers is a group of private nonprofit and public organizations working together to address the complex issue of homelessness. According to the press release, the group's mission is to “eliminate homelessness in Monterey and San Benito Counties by promoting interagency coordination to develop and sustain a comprehensive system of housing and support services designed to maximize the self-sufficiency of individuals and families.”
The programs of CHSP and its member agencies work to alleviate the human deprivation caused by family and individual homelessness, and prevent the continuation of conditions of extreme poverty by breaking the cycle of homelessness, the release states.