Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program

I-HELP offers program participants shelter and meals in over two dozen Monterey Peninsula congregations. The heart and backbone of our program operation are the hundreds of dedicated volunteers providing compassionate hospitality.

Each evening, I-HELP transports single homeless men and women from central pick-up points to a hosting faith community where they spend the night. I-HELP’s ever-growing services also include job placement and housing assistance, clothing, and specialized referrals meeting the individual needs of participants.

I-HELP for Men (831-601-6866): Pick-up Location is the parking lot along the Monterey Rec Trail across from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Del Monte Gate. The address is approximately 1951 Del Monte Avenue. The Monterey-Salinas Transit bus stop is “Del Monte/NPS”, which is served by lines 12, 55, 71, 72, 74, 75, 76, and 78 as of 31 March 2016.

Men seeking to participate should arrive no later than 4:30pm. No advance reservations are taken for new participants.


I-HELP for Women (831-756-4755): Pick-up Location is the parking lot on Camino El Estero near Fremont (across from the Y) next to the lake. The address is approximately 670 Camino El Estero. The Monterey-Salinas Transit bus route nearby is served by lines 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 56, 93, 94 as of 8 November 2016.

Women seeking to participate should arrive no later than 4:30pm. No advance reservations are taken for new participants.

Donations may be sent to Outreach Unlimited, P.O Box 1447, Marina CA 93933 or you may click the DONATE to I-HELP tab above.

Outreach Unlimited (OU) is an IRS 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, #383934212. OU is an interfaith charitable collaboration. The purpose of OU is to help those with inadequate housing or who are otherwise materially disadvantaged work toward becoming self-sufficient through a variety of services offered in a supportive and caring environment.


The I-HELP Leadership Group meets at 12pm on 2nd Thursdays at:

First Presbyterian Church, 501 El Dorado, Monterey CA 93940

Meetings are open to all! Please come join us.

            For more information on the program, call       831-251-8663 or email

Other questions: 831-601-4564 Karen Araujo

Steering committee members:

Kathleen Wall, Jan Mason (secretary), Bob Glick (treasurer), John Clark (chair), Morley Brown, and Karen Araujo

phone: 831-251-8663   |   fax: 831-533-5075

mail: P.O.Box 1447 Marina, CA 93933   |   email: