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Shelter Advocate, Salinas, CA

Women Alive! Shelter Advocate, Salinas, CA

The Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra is a 501(c)3 organization that provides meals, shelter and services to people challenged with poverty and homelessness at Dorothy’s Place Hospitality Center in Salinas. We believe that compassion and hospitality, along with respect for human dignity, is vitally important in meeting wellness needs. Our Women Alive! program provides a no-questions-asked nightly walk-in emergency shelter where women can receive hot meals, showers, laundry, counseling, and a safe night’s sleep.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Welcome guests and have them sign in.
  • Be present for guests’ needs and questions.
  • Assist guests in setting up their beds and bedding, especially disabled guests.
  • Introduce new guests to rules and procedures of the shelter.
  • Monitor showers and laundry.
  • Ensure cleanliness of bathrooms, showers, laundry room, and dayroom.
  • Re-stock supplies and necessities.
  • Occasional cooking.
  • Perform a security patrol of the building and grounds and lock all doors.
  • Follow security protocols, including emergency calls for medical or police as appropriate.
  • Facilitate orderly wake-up and storage of bedding.


This position is filled through our Companions of the Way intentional community. Companions live an intentional life of service with a special focus on addressing the injustices that create poverty and homeless. Companions receive a monthly living allowance, housing, and food support.

To learn more, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or send résumé and references to:

Recruitment Coordinator
715 Jefferson St.
Salinas, CA 93905