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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

SANTA CRUZ CONNECT

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 this November with a date and time to be announced.

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.

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

Santa Cruz Event:

Tuesday May 24th, 2016
Kaiser Permanente Arena, Downtown Santa Cruz
To volunteer for SCC Santa Cruz event click here.

Hours (Santa Cruz): 10am to 4pm

Watsonville Event:

Friday, November TBD, 2016
Watsonvill Veteran Memorial Hall, Watsonville 

New 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