UndocuFund Monterey Bay is a collaborative effort to assist Monterey Bay area undocumented immigrant workers impacted by COVID-19. The fund will help individuals and families with a one-time emergency assistance in this time of crisis.
Gifts greater than $1,000 are preferable by check. For gifts of stock please contact Maria Cadenas at [email protected] or call 831.200.1719
Why It Matters:
Undocumented workers are over-represented in the services, hospitality, and agriculture industries; industries severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led to the loss of their homes, wages, and/or employment. At the same time, undocumented workers have been excluded from federally and state funded safety net programs. This comes at a time when immigrant communities were already threated by anti-immigration policies like public charge.
Local data has shown that these families are more prone to living in overcrowded conditions, are at risk of eviction, have limited savings, and are more reliant on predatory financial services during times of hardship. Our local partners estimate that a minimum of 600 undocumented families will come through their doors in need of assistance in the next 30-45 days.