Since its inception, the Action Council has been a convener of community leaders, funders, service providers and service recipients to assess the critical issues impacting Monterey County.



Pathways to Safety  is an early intervention and prevention initiative designed to keep children safe at home and out of the child welfare system. It is a community-based response to the first signs of family problems that might endanger children.

Pathways to Safety provides a systematic way to engage families to help them identify and access the specific services they need, while providing them with personal guidance and support to stabilize their lives.


Wraparound serves families with children referred through child welfare, behavioral health, and probation who are at immediate risk of out-of-home placement. Wraparound is an organized planning process through which families receive individualized services and supports necessary to keep families together and out of institutional placements.


The FRC Network consists of representatives from each of the family resource centers in the county, as well as other agencies such as adult schools that provide a wide array of services to families in their community. In addition, there are network members from community based organizations and public agencies who are interested in supporting and developing the capacity of family resource centers.  This network supports family resource centers by providing a facilitated forum for sharing information and identifying broader community needs, and providing a framework for coordinated action to support the evolving needs of families.


The Ingram Housing Fund (IHF) provides eligible Marina California residents with down payment assistance in the form of low interest, deferred payment loans for the purchase of homes in Marina. Interested parties may apply for loans from the Ingram Housing Fund concurrent with or prior to contracting to purchase a home within Marina City limits.


Building Healthy Communities (BHC) is a ten year initiative of the California Endowment
that strives to make East Salinas a healthier place to live, learn and play. The California
Endowment has embarked on this strategic place-based initiative to improve the health and
well-being of Californians. Their mission is to address the root causes negatively impacting
our communities.

The ACTION Council is helping advance this mission by supporting local efforts to engage
and empower community stakeholders and residents to make positive changes in their
community and to help them advocate for the change and equity they deserve. We are
collaborating with a wide range of partners to help make these changes a reality.

For more information about the Building Healthy Communities program, please visit


Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an internationally-recognized parent education program that provides in-home information, support and encouragement, for parents to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. For more information about the Parents as Teachers program please visit