Shelter Outreach Plus is the primary provider of supportive housing and services directed towards the homeless and victims of domestic violence within the County of Monterey.
The agency is the largest and only provider of many of the services and programs needed by the homeless as they make their way from crisis to a sustainable, independent lifestyle. Current programs focus on emergency intervention and transitional support.
United Way Monterey County's
MOST is a team of skilled workers who work with the county's street homeless in an effort to help them gain access to services and/or begin the process of moving off of the streets.
Shelter Outreach Plus operates a Seasonal Warming Shelter on Lincoln Street in downtown Salinas, December - March. Area churches and organizations provide an evening meal to the 40-50 men and woman who arrive on the first come, first served basis.
Shelter Outreach Plus operates two 30 to 60 day emergency shelters that offer women and children safety and assistance as they begin the rehabilitative process necessary to break the cycle of abuse and/or homelessness.
The Men's Lodging Program is a 14-bed fixed site emergency shelter for Salinas men at a location in Marina. As with our two Women's Emergency Shelters, stays for these beds range from 30-60-90 days, case dependent, and include emergency supplies and individualized case management plans.
Shelter Outreach Plus operates three transitional housing programs with a fourth to open in February 2015. Case dependent, the length of stay is up to two years and emphasis is placed on clients pursuing a plan for long-term independence, self sufficiency and permanent housing.
A professional, individualized case management plan is designed for each client and includes life & job skills, employment, financial literacy, education, parenting and more.
Homeward Bound is a 25 unit (75 bed) program for women and children and is located in Marina on the old Fort Ord.
Lexington Court is a six unit (18 bed) program open to intact families (married with children), and single dads with their children. Lexington Court is located in Marina.
Men in Transition is an eight unit (24 bed) program open to single homeless men (no children). This program shares the grounds with Lexington Court.
Women in Transition is coming to Lexington Court in February 2015! This 12-18 bed project is being undertaken in answer to one of the great needs in Monterey County; housing for homeless single women with no children.