Social Welfare Committee’s Grant Helps Displaced Families

The BCA’s Social Welfare Committee’s $20,000 grant to Dorothy’s Place in Salinas in 2021 — which serves marginalized residents in Monterey County — helped provide funds to feed four families displaced in an encampment fire in May.

“Through the kindness and generosity of Buddhist Churches of America, Dorothy’s Place can assist unsheltered people into health and housing,” said Amy Narlock, development director for Dorothy’s Place.

Dorothy’s Place has a special affinity with people who have experienced chronic homelessness, according to Narlock.

Through four core programs, it strives to meet the comprehensive needs of clients, including daily meal service, basic hygiene facilities, medical attention, support in accessing health care, social services, and housing navigation.

After a devastating encampment fire