Contact: Lenina Sanchez, Communications Coordinator
PHONE: 831.658.3811

Basic Needs drive to benefit homeless youth

Monterey, CA, November 18, 2019: Community Human Services (CHS) is hosting a basic needs drive to benefit unaccompanied homeless youth in Monterey County. In support of National Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Month in November, CHS is collecting food, clothing, hygiene products and other items through the end of the year. The public may drop off donations at the following sites:

  • Work Horse Bicycles, Monterey
  • Monterey YMCA, Monterey
  • Monterey Public Library, Monterey
  • Revival Ice Cream, Monterey
  • Seaside Library, Seaside
  • Salinas High School, Salinas
  • Seaside Youth Center, Seaside
  • Stationaery, Carmel-By-The-Sea
  • Harrison Memorial Library, Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • Rancho Cielo, Salinas
  • Monterey County Office of Education, Salinas
  • Salinas Police Department, Salinas
  • Taylor Farms Headquarters, Salinas
  • Hope Horses and Kids, Salinas
  • North Monterey High School, Castroville
  • Greenfield Community Center, Greenfield
  • Greenfield Union School District Office, Greenfield
  • South County YMCA, Soledad

Most useful items include:

  • Toiletries such as hand sanitizer, toothbrushes, combs, brushes, deodorant and sanitary products
  • Clothing items such as new socks and underwear, sweatshirts and disposable hand warmers
  • Snacks such as granola and protein bars, peanut and almond butter, jams and jellies, hot cocoa and instant oatmeal and soup

CHS provides services to unaccompanied homeless youth in Monterey County through its two programs: Safe Place in Monterey and the newly launched Salinas Valley Street Outreach Program. Homeless Youth are in constant need of hygiene items, clothing and food. Your support will help us meet those basic and immediate needs.

For 50 years, Community Human Services has been making a positive impact on the community through prevention, intervention and treatment services for substance abuse, mental health and homelessness.

For more information about Community Human Services or to schedule an interview, please contact Communications Coordinator Lenina Sanchez at 831.658.3811 or