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In Harm’s Way

The End of Motel Shelter for Our Homeless Neighbors

A Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Dorothy’s Place

by Jill Allen

Dorothy’s Place, with the support of partner agencies, recently sheltered 42 homeless persons that meet the state and federal guidelines for high risk of COVID infection. These particularly vulnerable unsheltered people had no place to shelter inside, isolated from other people. “Project Refuge”, which is akin to the state’s program, “Project Roomkey”, offered safety from the coronavirus for some of the hundreds of people who live on our streets, in tents and cars, in Monterey County, and throughout California.

About Dorothy’s Place

For more than 3 decades, Dorothy’s Place, operated by the Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra, has been dedicated to serving people who experience homelessness, poverty, and marginalization in Monterey County. We have continued to expand our understanding of chronic homelessness with the desire to create a trauma-informed safety net and springboard for health and self-sufficiency.