Community Solutions, an organization dedicated to offering an array of services to those in need, was honored June 22 as the Nonprofit of the Year by Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel) during the inaugural California Nonprofits Day celebration in Sacramento.
“Community Solutions is a well-established nonprofit that has fought for those who have the greatest need for more than 40 years,” Monning said. “It tackles some of the most difficult social issues, such as human trafficking, mental health, and housing. I commend Community Solutions for its service to our region.”
Community Solutions, which was first established as a teen drop-in center in 1972, is headquartered in Gilroy and has offices in Morgan Hill, San Jose and Hollister. Today, it offers a comprehensive spectrum of prevention, intervention, treatment and residential services, which include help to overcome challenges engendered by mental health problems, substance abuse, trauma, severe family dysfunction, sexual and domestic violence and human trafficking.
From 2014 to 2015, Community Solutions helped more than 3,880 children, families, and individuals and offered a myriad of community volunteer opportunities throughout the year, such as assisting with the annual Holiday Giving Program, organizing clothing that has been donated, and advocating for domestic violence, sexual assault and/or human trafficking victims.
For more information about Community Solutions, visit communitysolutions.org/index.html.
Monning represents the 17th senate district, which includes all of San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz counties, as well as portions of Monterey and Santa Clara counties.