(PAST EVENT) July 2020 - July 2021
When a community comes together, everyone benefits.
Due to COVID, Coastal Kids Home Care – which serves children in Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties – saw its demand for pediatric palliative care admissions triple because in the current climate, hospitals were, and continue to be, a scary place for families with medically fragile children. Additionally, we saw the number of children and teens accessing its mental health counseling services increase by 40% during the pandemic.
Our agency was bursting at its physical seams as well. As our team of nurses, social workers and counselors continued to expand, we outgrew our 900-square-foot office. Thanks to donations from The Central California Alliance for Health ($1.2M); T.J. and Valeta Rodgers ($300K) and the Sally Hughes Church Foundation ($200k) among others Coastal Kids Home Care was able to purchase and renovate an 8,000 square-foot building in Salinas which now houses clinical and administrative management, and outpatient therapy.
Our current office is our ninth home in 15 years, so we were ecstatic to move into a new, permanent home in February 2021. This new facility will become a cornerstone of care for children living with illness and disability for many years to come. We are so grateful to our lead donors for their generous support.