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JANUARY 2017 Edition




Monterey County Family Resources

       SAM's GUIDE, January 2017 Edition is 131 pages and offers:
  • Community resources for everyone -- from before birth to the end of life.
  • New agencies and programs, found throughout the guide
  • The latest agency information, plus links to agency websites 
This updated resource guide includes information on 36 topics or areas of service.  Included are resources for food, housing, drug counseling, disabilities, health care, services for the homeless, parent education, child development, domestic violence, recreation programs, senior services, teen services, and transportation, to name a few. New this year is a section on animal rescue/ pet care. More than 350 agencies and programs are listed in the guide.  This is an excellent resource for nurses, social workers, counselors, teachers, community liaison workers and all others who provide counseling on health and social services to families in Monterey County, California.  The guide may be downloaded at no cost.

While I have made every effort to be accurate, I apologize in advance for any errors or omissions. 

Ways to Use the Guide:

Keep a copy of the PDF file on your computer desktop.  The table of contents has links to each chapter. This may be the easiest way to find the information you are looking for. I have included agency website links in the document. These are activated, so that, with a click, one has access to additional program information. There is also an agency and program index in the back of the guide.

Download onto iPads and iPhones. The Guide may also be sent as an attachment to an e-mail and then opened and downloaded onto iPads and iPhones as a  PDF file stored in iBooks.

Print copies, single-sided or double-sided and place in binders. Other information may be added to the binder, as appropriate to meet the needs of the counselor’s specific clients. Some individuals have found it helpful to separate chapters with tab dividers or to use the dividers to quickly identify frequently used sections.
Please note that the Guide is copyrighted, all rights reserved. I hereby give my permission to download and distribute copies of the PDF file and to print and distribute paper copies of the Guide to anyone providing counseling and assisting families in Monterey County, California. Permission is NOT given to copy and paste any part of this guide into another document. Please contact me if you would like to link to this website (intranet or internet). 

The document is a PDF file which may be downloaded at no charge.

For a copy of SAM's GUIDE, January, 2017 click here.

Please return to this website for updates and for other useful resources. 

Updated April, 2017

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RESOURCES for nurses, social workers, teachers, therapists, outreach workers, and others who counsel families in Monterey County, California.

for successful referrals:
Click here.

 for your clients.
Click here to contact your representative in Government.

For the Homeless and Needy on the Monterey Peninsula:
 Food Pantries,
Hot Meals,
and More!

A list prepared by Katie Day of First Presbyterian Church of Monterey, March of 2017