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Seeking Donations of Cups and Plates

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 12:30pm



Photo of colorful cups and plates

During the warmer summer months, we like to make full use of our patio. This also doubles our seating capacity so we can serve more people faster.

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Women Alive! Emergency Shelter To Suspend Services on May 1

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:15am

It is with great sadness that I must announce that the Women Alive! Emergency Shelter, currently the one of two places single, unaccompanied women, including transgender women, can find walk-in emergency shelter services in Monterey County, will cease operations on April 30. The Board of Directors of Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra, operating Dorothy's Place, made the decision to close the nightly emergency women's shelter for at least two months due to lack of financial resources.

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Little Karina has a home now!

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11:45am


Greetings from Women Alive! Emergency Shelter and House of Peace Transitional Living Program at Dorothy's Place!

I'm here to ask for your help, once again, and most earnestly. If we don't get your help right away, the results will be disastrous for all women we serve. We are currently in a state of financial emergency.

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Christmas Dinner at Dorothy's Place

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 10:00am

Volunteers serving Christmas dinner at Dorothy's Kitchen

Christmas dinner at Dorothy's Place! Beautiful people, beautiful food! We are blessed! Thank you, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and Compass Point Church!

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What we’re doing for the homeless WORKS

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 2:15pm

Last time, we told you how  you helped us get 70 people housed. In addition, 60 others are engaged with a case manager, getting ready to take that next step. It’s an amazing experience, and it keeps us very busy, but occasionally we pause to ask: What have we learned?

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YOU housed 70 homeless people this year!

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 4:45pm

We here at Dorothy's Place know that we are blessed. Evidence of that is all around us!

But YOU might not be able to see it, yet. I am pleased to tell you...

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Solve your gift dilemmas— and share the gift of loving kindness

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 3:30pm

We love to share with our loved ones and make them happy with gifts. In sharp contrast, there are many whose holiday won’t be as joyous. Why not spread cheer a little further and make more people feel special?

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Chinatown Health Services Center Officially Opens to Help the Homeless Achieve Health and Housing

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 2:45pm

The Chinatown Health Services Center today officially launched its mission to help local homeless people get access to better health and a path off the streets. Located at 115 East Lake St., the CHSC provides the chronically homeless with a range of services from a clean bathroom or shower to case management to help acquire housing.

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YOU make all that we do possible

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 4:45pm

We’re writing this because, with our winter holidays here, we'd like to remind you why you are so important to us. We can do this work because of YOU. You help us help others, our friends at Dorothy's Place that have lost a family but found another one here. They need our love and our assistance. They need to feel the warm embrace of their community, and YOU help us do that. YOU help us keep their hearts and their bodies safe, warm, dry. You feed the hungry. You clothe the naked. You console the sick and the lost. You give the homeless the keys to a new life.

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We’re grateful for you this Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 3:00pm

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday — not just because it’s an American tradition, but because life is so much better, in so many ways, when you pause to think about what you’re grateful for. Thinking about what I’m grateful for always make me feel better and invigorated. I can say the same for the staff and everyone else that works with us at Dorothy’s Place and the Chinatown Health Services Center.

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