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General Agency Information
Name:Homeless Services Center
Alternate Name(s):Homeless Community Resource Center
Address:115B Coral Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-458-6020
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Description:The Homeless Services Center is dedicated to providing a pathway to housing for homeless individuals and families in Santa Cruz County.

Eligibility: Must be homeless

Fees: Most services are free of charge or have a nominal fee. Call for more information.
Mission:The goal of the Homeless Services Center is to provide emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing services to homeless individuals and families that will enable our clients to achieve self- sufficiency.
Programs:Residential Services:
Paul Lee Loft Shelter & Winter Shelter Program: Emergency-shelter service on the HSC campus for 46 adults, 365 days per year. During the winter months, additional shelter is provided at the National Guard Armory with shuttle service operating from the HSC campus. To sign up for the Paul Lee Loft, visit the Daytime Essential Services Center between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday and fill out an application. Sign up for the Winter Shelter Program begins at 3:30pm each day in front of the Daytime Essential Services Center dining room.

Case Management: Case management services are available to support homeless individuals in establishing a set of goals and a plan to end their homelessness, gain access to medical, mental health, substance abuse treatment, benefits, and other support services needed. There are specialized programs for the chronically homeless, veterans, and those re-entering from jail and other criminal justice settings.

Rebele Family Shelter (RFS):
Emergency housing for a maximum of six months for up to 28 families. The shelter accepts families of all makeups (single fathers, single mothers, and couples with children). Shelter rooms provide single-parent, clustered housing or individual family suites. RFS also provides specialized, trauma-informed support, workshops and other programming for children and parents. Residents of the Family Shelter are required to participate in case management and attend workshops and programs during their stay. RFS is a sober program. Drug testing on entry and as needed is required.

Page Smith Community House (PSCH):
Seven co-housing units provide stable transitional housing for up to 18 months to 40 individual homeless men and women. Individual case management, house meetings, and group education classes support
individuals in re-establishing positive rental histories and gaining financial literacy and life skills necessary to end their homelessness permanently. Case management includes referrals to social services, job placement, public benefits and other supportive services. PSCH supports those in recovery by providing a sober living environment. Drug testing on entry and as needed in required.

Recuperative Care Center (RCC):
A 12 bed outpatient recovery facility on the HSC campus that accommodates homeless patients exiting
hospitals. Services include on-site medical care and case management that help save lives and reduce the cost of extended hospital stays and repeat visits to emergency rooms by homeless individuals. Referrals are made by Dominican and Watsonville hospitals directly to the Homeless Persons' Health Project, who is a partner with Homeless Services Center at the RCC. Individuals may not refer themselves.

Daytime Essential Services Center:
A fixed-site outreach day program that provides basic essential services to individuals experiencing homelessness, including morning and evening meal service, laundry, mail facilities, showers and social-service referrals.

Day Center Office Hours: 10am-4pm Monday-Friday

Meal Service: Breakfast 8am to 9am and Dinner-4pm to 5pm every day

Showers: 8am to 3:30pm Monday thru Friday

Mailroom: 10:30am to 4pm Monday thru Friday (closed for lunch 12-1)
Volunteer Info:Email or call 458-6020 to learn about volunteer opportunities.
Languages other than English:American Sign Language
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:Donations
Subject Headings
 Bathing Facilities
Bus Passes
Emergency Shelter
Homeless Drop In Centers
Homeless Families
Homeless Individuals
Homeless People
Homeless Shelter
Homeless Shelter Pickup Sites
Independent Living Skills Instruction
Information and Referral
Job Finding Assistance
Private Nonprofits
Rental Deposit Assistance
Resume Preparation Assistance
Transitional Shelter
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified February 12, 2014