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    Continuing Housing Success

    In an op-ed published in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Homeless Services Center Executive Director Phil Kramer discussed some of the recent successes of the organization. In tandem with the celebration of those successes, Phil goes on to examine still-existing challenges and the best steps forward for continued improvement. Read the op-ed on the Sentinel, here […]

    What can Seattle learn from cities where homelessness has dropped?

    From The Seattle Times: What can Seattle learn from cities where homelessness has dropped?

    The Seattle Times is running a series called “Project Homeless.” The latest installment looks at success in other cities.

    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 […]

    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.

    Martinez Family

    Martinez Family

    By the end of their stay at Homeless Services Center’s Rebele Family Shelter, the Martinez family — Manny, Laura, and their 16-year-old daughter Ana — had rented a house in Watsonville. If you saw the family prior to this, however, you would witness the family camping on a dry river bed, following their eviction from their residence.

    Mark

    Mark

    Like some individuals, Mark Simon, or Pastor Mark as many of us know him, had to deal with a myriad of health and mobility issues for a few years in his life. But most individuals who are struggling to recover from various health issues have a roof over their head — Mark did not.

    Angela

    Angela

    For the past year, Angela spent her days soaking in the beauty the many beaches in Santa Cruz. At night, however, Angela would be in dark, motionless parking lots throughout Santa Cruz fearing for her safety, not knowing what she would eat for her next meal.

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    Interested in volunteering some time to support HSC's mission in February? Think you'd enjoy engaging conscious community members on the phone? Give us a call! (831) 226-2512; or email - mgreenspan@santacruzhsc.org.
    HSC 💗 VolunteersInterested in volunteering some time to support HSC's mission in February? Think you'd enjoy engaging conscious community members on the phone? Give us a call! Scheduling is very flexible. (831) 226-2512
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    Interested in volunteering some time to support HSCs mission in February? Think youd enjoy engaging conscious community members on the phone? Give us a call! (831) 226-2512; or email - mgreenspan@santacruzhsc.org. 
HSC 💗 Volunteers

    Smart Solutions Saturday: To develop a shared vision for change and agreed-upon action steps.

    In order to solve the problem of homelessness in our community, we need to shift our thinking from “Not in my back yard!” to “I can become an ally.” How can we all work together? Leading with VALUES creates broad points of agreement and shared goals. We must be explicit about the PROBLEM, and how it threatens those shared values. Offering a SOLUTION gives us all a sense of hope and motivation. Assigning an ACTION gives us a concrete next step.

    Please share this series with all your friends in the community so that we can all come up with Smart Solutions.

    #smartsolutions #VPSA
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