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About 13% of individuals in Santa Cruz County experiencing homelessness belong to families with children under the age of 18.
Of individuals experiencing homelessness in Santa Cruz County, about 17% are unaccompanied children (under 18) and transition-age youth (18-24).
An estimated 15% of individuals experiencing homelessness in Santa Cruz County are veterans of the U.S. Military.
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Santa Cruz Connect Steering Committee

Peter Connery
Applied Survey Research

Chandra Campbell
Community Volunteer

Kimberly Ferm
Pajaro Valley Shelter Services

Mussie Berhan
Community Volunteer

Annette Melendez
Pajaro Valley Shelter Services 

Ken Shaw
Community Volunteer

Gary Whitehouse
Aptos United Methodist Church

Michelle Whiting
Santa Cruz Bible Church

Marcia Burns
Aptos United Methodist Church

Steve Pleich 
Homeless Service Project

Christina Thurston
Volunteer Center

Laura Connery
Applied Survey Research

Paul Spurlock
Twin Lakes Church

Jenna Gallant 
Applied Survey Research