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Homelessness Facts

15% of homeless individuals in Santa Cruz County are living in families with children under the age of 18

11% of the local homeless population are veterans of the U.S. Military


New Name: Same Vision

2016 marks a change in for Project Homeless Connect. We have changed the name to Santa Cruz Connect to reflect the wider diversity of the clients that we serve. You can see that change reflected in the web site header banner and the logo.

2016 marks the 7th Annual Santa Cruz Connect event!

The 7th annual Santa Cruz Connect events (formerly Project Homeless Connect) are well underway for 2016. The May 24, 2016 event at the Kaiser Arena hopes to build on the big success of the 2015 event where almost 500 people were served. Over 200 volunteers also worked with care and compassion in their role as service navigators to our event guests.

We are also busy planning our second annual event in South County. The event will be held Friday November 18th, 2016 at the Watsonville Veterans Memorial Hall.

The SCC Event Organizing Committee hopes to continue with our SCC efforts until every day is a homeless connect day and we can house and support folks before they become homeless.

Santa Cruz Event:

Tuesday May 24th, 2016
Kaiser Permanente Arena, Downtown Santa Cruz

Hours (Santa Cruz): 10am to 4pm

Watsonville Event:

Friday, November 18, 2016
Watsonvill Veteran Memorial Hall, Watsonville 
To volunteer for the Watsonville event click here

If you are a provider of Homeless services, please click here to contact complete the participation request form. 

Hours (Watsonville): 11am to 5pm

Watch the short video below to learn about Santa Cruz Connect.

The video describes the event and highlights some of the positive impact it has for clients, providers and community volunteers