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in 2018 we helped
150 households
and 296 people
into housing

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    We exceeded our goals!

    We are delighted to ring in the New Year with heartwarming news: thanks to you and the giving community of Santa Cruz County, we accomplished our goal! A total of 150 households were housed in 2018, which represents 19 more families than we housed the year prior. Because of our community’s support, 296 people who […]

    Homeless Memorial

    On or about the longest night of the year – the Winter Solstice – communities across the country gather to remember neighbors who have died homeless in the past year. This year marks the 20th year for the remembrance gathering in Santa Cruz County.   * On-site parking extremely limited. Overflow parking available at Tannery […]

    Campus Tours

    Tour dates include:
    Wednesday, January 16 at 10:00am
    Tuesday, January 29 at 12:00pm
    Thursday, February 7 at 4:00pm
    Saturday, February 23 at 10:00am
    Tuesday, March 4 at 4:30pm
    Wednesday, March 20 at 8:30am

    home at last: success stories

    Our clients are some of the most inspiring people we know. Learn about their journeys as they found their pathways to stable housing.



    One day, Alex was going to give up. A veteran, Alex had had a stable life and an apartment on 30th Avenue. But over the course of several months, a series of personal crises forced him out of his home. Try as he might to find another place he could afford, he eventually found himself without options. For the first time in his life, Alex found himself experiencing homelessness.

    Ray & David

    Ray & David

    If you ask Ray what the future looks like, he will tell you in one word: stable. Ray, a thirty-year-old cosmetologist with a Southern drawl, and his partner, David, found housing and a pathway forward after more than two years of facing discrimination, assault and battling substance use while experiencing homelessness in Santa Cruz.



    At one point in time, Kayla and her kids had nowhere to go. A mother of two skateboard-loving boys, Kayla was coming out of a difficult divorce and was finishing up six-month drug and alcohol program at a residential center, where she was staying with her children. On top of completing her recovery program and being there for her kids, Kayla needed to find a place for them to live.