Community Resources

Starting and Growing a Neighborhood Watch

The City is actively engaged in the process of forming a neighborhood watch program. For additional information, please contact Councilmember Anna Velazquez at or
Councilmember Carla Stewart at or call (831) 223-5014.

2-1-1 is a toll-free telephone number which connects callers with trained referral specialists. Callers can find out where to go for community services such as counseling, emergency shelters, parenting classes, and legal aid.

Dial 2-1-1 | Text your zip code to 898-211

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Emergency Phone Numbers

Special Programs

Agency NamePhone NumberOther Information
Monterey Bay Career ConnectMonterey Bay Career Connect, free resource for college and career planning, local scholarships, local internships, local labor market information and more!
Monterey Bay InternshipsMonterey Bay Internships is a free resource for employers to recruit local college students across the region; improving our community's talent pipeline!
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Monterey Salinas Transit (MST) On Call - South County, Soledad

For Customer Service, call 888-MST-BUS1 (888-678-2871)

For Reservations, call (866) 663-3278

Monterey Salinas Transit (MST) offers a wide variety of services to meet the diverse needs of the communities they serve throughout Monterey County. In addition to offering fixed transit routes, MST offers special services for senior citizens, veterans, and persons who need assistance in accessing public transit. Please visit the links below for more information on these programs.    

Traffic School Program


Liberty Chapel Community Church
274 Kidder Street
Soledad, CA 93960

Usually every third Saturday
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Call to confirm

When you get stopped for a traffic violation, you may be informed that you qualify to attend traffic school online or in person. In most situations, if you go to traffic school, you can avoid stiff fines and increased insurance rates, and keep your record clean.  Liberty Chapel Community Church offers a monthly in-person traffic school program.

Weatherization Services

HEAP applicants may be eligible for weatherization services. Energy efficiency-improving measures are done in the home to reduce energy costs. This program is available to renters as well as homeowners. Owners of rental property are not charged when these services are provided for their tenants.

Assistance for Paying Energy Bills

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) provides payment assistance with home energy bills. The one time per calendar year payment varies depending on income, household size, and funding. Households facing shutoff (customer has received 15-day or 48-hour notice) may receive immediate help at emergency service sites centrally located in San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. Applicants should call our 1-888-728-3637 toll-free number for current locations and hours.

California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) is a discount rate program offered by PG&E which gives eligible low-income households a 20% discount on their energy bill.

Central Coast Energy Services (CCES)


PO BOX 2707 Watsonville, CA 95077

2018 Wood Stove Change-Out Program - Applicants can receive up to $1,500 to replace an operational, un-certified wood stove, fireplace insert, or open fireplace with a cleaner-burning natural gas, propane, or electric device Income-qualified applicants can receive an additional discount (see attached PDF documents: Program Flier and FAQ)

Programs for Senior Citizens

Senior Housing

Legal Services/Assistance Programs for Senior Citizens

Food Assistance Programs

Food Stamp Program (CALFRESH)

Services for Children & Families

Disabilities Education & Support/Special Education

Child Development and Support Services

Alcohol and Drugs

Adoption and Foster Care Services

Adult Education

Health Care Services

Housing Assistance

Immigration Services