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General Agency Information
Name:Association of Faith Communities of Santa Cruz County
Address:532 Center St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-425-6559
Secondary Phone:831-423-8787
Email Address:scott@afcsantacruz.org
Website:www.afcsantacruz.org
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Description:The Association of Faith Communities (AFC) is an unincorporated association of local faith communities in Northern Santa Cruz County. The Association formed to foster coordination between faith communities, to support the efforts of our members in their collective ministries to people who are homeless, living in poverty or who are in economic need, and to assist our members in enhancing the effectiveness of our individual and collective efforts.

The activities of the AFC are coordinated by our Steering Committee. Membership of the AFC and our Steering Committee are open.
Mission:Our mission as an Association of Faith Communities in Santa Cruz County is to coordinate the efforts of our members in their collective ministries to people who are homeless, living in poverty or who are in economic need and to assist our members in enhancing the effectiveness of our individual and collective efforts.
Programs:Meals served:

Monday-Friday at 12pm St. Francis Soup Kitchen,
205 Mora St., Santa Cruz

Mondays, 6pm at Calvary Episcopal Church
532 Center St., Santa Cruz

Wednesdays, 7am (doors close 7:15am),at Elm Street Mission, 117 Elm St., Santa Cruz

Thursdays(except 1st Thur), 4:30pm at Calvary Episcopal Church, 532 Center St., Santa Cruz

Thursdays and Fridays, 10am at Homeless Garden Project, Schaffer & Delware Streets, Santa Cruz-volunteer to garden, noon lunch, clean, peacful, sober

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 4:30pm (doors close 1:15) at Elm Street Mission, 117 Elm St., Santa Cruz

Saturdays (except last Sat. of the month), 7:30am at San Lorenzo Park, Dakota Ave., New Life Church

Sundays, 10:30am (doors close 11:15)at Elm Street Mission, 117 Elm St., Santa Cruz

Sundays, 1pm at San Lorenzo Park, Dakota Ave., New Life Church

The AFC SPIN Program has distributed thousands of socks to homeless people at churches, and at food distribution sites and and meal sites.
Facilities:The AFC operates overnight homeless shelters and RV Parking sites at area churches and other faith community owned sites.
Meetings:The Steering Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month at 5:00 PM in the fireside room in the parish hall at Calvary Episcopal Church. Refreshments are served. The meetings adjourn promptly at 6:30 PM. All faith communities are welcome to participate.
Publications: Shelter Operating Policy and Recreational Vehicle Parking Program Outline for use by faith communities wishing to operate such programs
Volunteer Info: All of our efforts are volunteer based. We invite volunteer shelter monitors, and welcome additional faith communities to join us in serving people who are homeless, living in poverty or who are in economic need.
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:Not Applicable
Fees:None
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Funding Source:Donations
Grants
 
Officials
 

Fr. Joel  Miller
Chair of Steering Committee
532 Center St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
831-423-8787
afc@solopublications.com

Contact Persons
 

Scott Galloway
532 Center St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
831-425-6559
afc@solopublications.com

Subject Headings
 Clothing Donation Programs
Community Services
Community Shelters
Homeless People
Homeless Shelter
Homelessness Issues
This record last modified September 28, 2015