Hungry and Homeless in Paradise:

Toward a whole community approach to issues of poverty


The Symposium has been conceived as a public event for the purpose of provoking pubic interest in and awareness of creative solutions to issues of homelessness and hunger.


  1. To broaden alliances among existing service providers
  2. To bring the process of solution building more fully into mainstream consciousness
  3. To educate our communities regarding causality and constructive policy solutions.

Photo Galleries


Date: Saturday, May 18th, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Place: Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Blvd.
Monterey, CA. 93940
Event Day Check-in at the Learning and Technology Center (LTC): View Map

Online Registration Closes at Noon on Friday, May 17th!


Plenary Speaker:
County Supervisor Jane Parker

Plenary Address:
Toward a Whole Community Approach to Issues of Poverty

Panel Moderator:
MPC President, Dr Tribley


  • Lead Me Home: Our Community‚Äôs 10 Yr Plan to End Homelessness
  • Healthcare and the Homeless: Availability, Access and Obstacles to Service
  • Businesses and Homelessness: Building Effective and Compassionate Solutions
  • Framing Homelessness in the Media: A Strategic Communications Tool Kit
  • Public Policy and Homelessness: Humane Approaches to Decision-Making
  • Advocacy: from the Latin advocare, to call to one's aide
  • Faith-based Initiatives and Food Resources: Amplifying the Resources
  • Emergency and Transitional Shelter:Moving from Homeless to Housed


Breakout sessions will be moderated discussions between symposium participants and people with singular expertise. The goal of each breakout session will be initiation of a plan of action and a working group to further the plan. Criteria Include:
  • Presents, expands or innovates existing services to homeless in Monterey County
  • Brings novel approaches and actionable information to the local knowledge-base
  • Empowers local organizers and propagates community based initiatives to address issues of poverty


Register to Attend

Breakout Sessions

Symposium Schedule

Make a Donation

Share Your Story

Volunteer Services

Donor's Circle


Lifeline Coaching

Interfaith Outreach of Carmel

First Presbyterian Church of Monterey

Unitarian Universalist Church


The Digital Streaming Network
Monterey Peninsula College
MPC Continuing Education Program
Pass the Word Ministry
Department of Social Services
Shelter Outreach Plus
Voices of the Streets
Loaves, Fishes and Computers
Homeless Solutions Action Network
Coalition of Homeless Services Providers
The Salvation Army
Interfaith Outreach of Carmel
Lead Me Home, Leadership Council
United Way Monterey County
The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
Interim, Inc. MCHOME Program
Dorothy's Place Hospitality Center