How do I get immediate help for a crisis?
If you have a critical and imminent health or safety need, please call 9-1-1.
If you need immediate help regarding domestic violence, call the Monarch Services 24-hour Crisis Hotline at 888-900-4232.
If you are not in imminent danger but need immediate mental health or substance use disorder crisis support, call Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health at 800-952-2335.
If you are not in imminent danger and are looking for general health services for low-income people and people experiencing homelessness, please contact the Homeless Persons Health Project at 866-731-HPHP (4747).
I am experiencing homelessness, how do I get into a permanent housing program/get housing assistance?
If you are experiencing homelessness in Santa Cruz County and are looking for a permanent place to call home, the first step is to complete a Smart Path Assessment. Click here to get started.
How do I reach Housing for Health?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831-454-7312.
How do I get into shelter?
There are two ways to get admission to a shelter:
Information in Spanish: Proceso de Referencia de Refugios del Condado de Santa Cruz
I have a family and am eligible for CalWORKS. Can I get temporary housing?
Click here for information about temporary housing for CalWORKS-eligible families.
Where can I find community resources?
Click here for a list of helpful community resources.
Where can I find health care resources?
There are several organizations that provide free services to people experiencing homelessness. Click here for health care resources.
Where can I find COVID-19 resources?
Click here for COVID-19 resources.