News & Events

Children’s Grief Live Webcast

in partnership with Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and Hospice Giving Foundation

Join us on Thursday November 2, 2017 for a Live Webcast of the National Alliance for Grieving Children Fall Conference entitled, “Ethical Considerations for Working with Children Anticipating Death.” The webcast will be moderated by local professionals in the area of pediatric end-of-life care and children’s grief.


  • When: Thursday November 2, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Where: Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital – Downing Resource Center, Room BC located in the basement of the parking garage at 430 E. Romie Lane, Salinas, CA 93901.
  • Cost: This is a FREE event or $25 for 4.5 CEUs for Psychologists, Counselors, MFT’s & Social Workers. Contact us at for more information regarding CEUs.
  • Parking: Parking is available in the SVMH garage.

Allure Salon Anniversary Celebration 

Benefiting Coastal Kids Home Care

Join us on Friday October 6 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Allure Salon to enjoy Holiday Boutiques, Hors d’oeuvres, Wine, Silent Auction and Hourly Raffle Prizes. This lovely event will bring together the talented stylists of Allure and our generous community for a beautiful evening all in support of essential nursing and therapy services for infants and children coping with serious-illness.

Touch-A-Truck 2017 was a Tremendous Success!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Fourth Annual Touch-A-Truck, a family-friendly event benefiting children in our community coping with cancer and other serious-illness. On Sunday September 10 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm the Salinas Rodeo Midway was transformed into an interactive play museum for kids of all abilities to explore and learn about a variety of vehicles – construction, utility, agriculture and emergency – all generously provided by local businesses. This year we had MORE THAN 2000 KIDS and KIDS-AT-HEART in attendance to enjoy:

  • More than 50 emergency, construction, utility and other vehicles.
  • Yummy Food Trucks! A great selection of food, beverages and desserts for all to enjoy.
  • Entertainment, arts and crafts, face painting and more. Fun for the whole family.
  • Raffle prizes including Disneyland Tickets!

A gigantic THANK YOU to all of the truck donors and our amazing CREW of volunteers who make this wonderful event possible.


Rio Resolution Run: Rio Grill’s Resolution Run is a New Year’s Day tradition and the signature fundraiser for Rio Grill, a Carmel institution since 1983. The run includes a 10k and 5k course that features trails and roads throughout Carmel by the Sea. The run starts at Rio Grill in The Crossroads Carmel, located at Highway One and Rio Road in Carmel. Runners, walkers, strollers and dogs on leashes are encouraged to participate in this family-friendly event. The finish line is located at the historic Carmel Mission Basilica on Rio Road. From there, participants walk back to The Crossroads Carmel for a tasty brunch prepared by Rio Grill and the Kiwanis Club of Monterey, an awards ceremony and a fantastic random prize drawing which is open to all registered runners and walkers. The event has grown from a small grass roots effort to an eagerly anticipated community event attracting over 1,000 participants. Coastal Kids Home Care will benefit from this wonderful event again in 2018!

In the News

Register-Pajaronian, “A Place of Comfort” Todd Guild, September 4th, 2015

The Salinas Californian, “Nonplussed, thanks to two Salinas nonprofits” Edward Moncrief, April 13th, 2016

Monterey County Weekly“Network of Caregivers Shuttles Children and Families Through the Complex World of Critical and Life-ending Illness,” Adam Joseph

Coastal Growers Magazine, “Improving Care for Children and Adults with Life-Threatening Illnesses”, Jennifer Pettley

Salinas Valley Memorial HealthCare System, “Coastal Kids, an Essential Resource”

For Media

We welcome media inquiries. Please contact Coastal Kids’ Executive Director Margy Mayfield, at 1.800.214.5439 for additional information.

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