Our Work

Dorothy's Kitchen


Thanks to YOU we filled our end-of-year gap in funding - we are so grateful!  We truly appreciate your support all year!  Our mailing address is

Franciscan Workers, PO Box 2027, Salinas, CA 93902-2027.

You can also donate online by tapping the DONATE button above.




Dorothy’s Kitchen, founded with the desire that all people who are hungry in our community should come and eat, Dorothy’s Kitchen meets the urgent and fundamental need for food in an atmosphere of hospitality and care.

House of Peace

House of Peace is a transitional living program that promotes and provides safety, stability, and wellbeing for 12 adults who have experienced chronic homelessness. Living together as a community, the residents socialize with and support each other toward positive, healthier lifestyles.

Dorothy's Place Drop-in Center

The Drop-in Center provides a welcoming haven for homeless individuals to access basic services that nurture, heal, and build strength. Here the disabling isolation of living on the streets can give way to individual dignity as guests find help in addressing their daily needs, including restrooms, showers, mail, and laundry services.

Women Alive!

Women Alive! Emergency Shelter is currently the only place single women, including transgender women, can find walk-in emergency shelter services in Monterey County.


Health Clinic

Our Clinic complements the other services offered at the Hospitality Center by providing the on-site availability of medical services. Volunteer doctors and nurses from Natividad Medical Center and from the community staff the clinic on a weekly basis. Our health clinic is open on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. and logs about 1,300 visits every year.

St. Clare's Corner

St. Clare's Corner continues our vision of neighborhoods of mutual aid, providing household goods, clothing, and food weekly during the winter to about 260 families in need who live in the general neighborhood of our Franciscan Workers Community in East Salinas.

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