Shelter to Home

2019 Annual Dinner

Thank You for Joining Us!

Pajaro Valley Shelter Services provides families with a path to stable, self-sufficient futures through short- and longer-term housing and supportive services.

We envision a community where families have safe, secure, and stable housing with sufficient resources and space to plan for their futures and pursue happiness.

At PVSS, families move from shelter to home, from despair to security, from isolation to community, from separated to united, from financial instability to savings and consciousness, from “I can’t” to “I can!”

Join us in celebrating these transformations at our 3rd annual Shelter to Home Benefit Dinner.

NEW & EXCITING! In honor of PVSS’ 36-year history in the Pajaro Valley and an eye on a sustainable future, the event will be held at the Pajaro Valley Historical Association. The association preserves, interprets and promotes the history of the diverse cultures that have shaped the Pajaro Valley. Join us in exploring the many treasures on exhibit at the Bockius-Orr House.

MORE NEW & EXCITING! We will have a silent auction featuring work by PVSS family members – PVSS clients, alumni, volunteers, and donors – accompanied by great bottles of wine.



Thank you, Nick Traulsen, for capturing the event!

2019 Speaker: Teresa Ronsse

Yea and hooray for all of us this evening, as it seems to me, that we are all the beneficiaries of the PVSS powerhouse that, for 36 years, has provided un-tethered families, mostly women and their children, with safe harbor and a path to self-sufficiency.


In March of 2013, I was retired 9 months and looking for an organization for which I could volunteer, with joy.  Taking the PVSS tour and meeting the staff, I was greatly impressed and am now quietly astonished at the accomplishments, mission, residents, staff, supporters, governing board, organizational transparency, the standard of accountability required by program participants and the capacity of PVSS to provide successive stages of housing.  

Last but not least remarkable is the PVSS decision to remain reliant upon private donors and non-governmental funding rather than access federal funding whose requirement would fundamentally alter the cornerstone purpose and services that form the magnetic core of PVSS.

When a current member of the Circle of Giving, while maintaining his or her pledge, additionally matches a pledge or pledges of persons signing up for the Circle of Giving for the first time, the current member enters the Olympic Circle. 

Teresa Ronsee

Circle of Giving & Olympic Circle Donor

Thank You, Sponsors!

Donald & Diane Cooley

Daniel Droke & Marilyn Palla-Droke

Amy Newell

Thank You, Wine Sponsors!

Thank You, Silent Auction Donors!

Beatriz Flores

Benná Dimig

Cher Roberts


Diane Zacher

Jane Barr

Jane Snook

Jordan Thorpe

Judy Sambrailo

Kelly Anderson

Las Nietas Vineyard

Margaret Estrada

Mateo Gonzalez, Primo’s Kustom Pinstriping

Oana Alexan Katz

Pelican Ranch Winery

Ridge Vineyards

Scheid Vineyards

Susan Olson

Vicki Davis

Vinicio Vides

Thank You, Volunteers!

Ana Hudson

Brenda Rackley

Nick Traulsen

Pam Hudson

Shaz Roth


Your donation provides the roof and foundation for a happy home.