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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:This information may continue to change.
Many of the emergency services offered by HSC will cease on Monday, June 29, 2015. The campus will be closed to non-residents until we secure the funding to reopen meals, showers and other services that currently lack funding. See programs below for the updates.

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:The Loft is closed until 7/13/15, then it will reopen and run through December.
PAUL LEE LOFT (PLL) is a year round, 30 to 90-day emergency shelter for single men and women. The PLL provides shelter for a total of 50 individuals with 46 dorm style bunk beds, separated by gender, and an additional 4 disabled-access rollaway beds on the ground floor with wheelchair access to toilets and showers. In addition to the shelter, PLL also provides case management, employment assistance, job training services, life skills training, workshops, and support groups.

The County has applied CalWorks money to residents of the Rebele Family Shelter.
RFS provides up to 180 days of emergency shelter to households with children. RFS is open to mothers and/or fathers with children and provides stable shelter to 28 families (up to 90 individuals) per night. During their stay at RFS, families are provided family-centered and housing-focused case management, evidence-based, developmentally appropriate parenting education, trauma-informed counseling, arts enrichment programs, and after school supportive programs.

PAGE SMITH COMMUNITY HOUSE (PSCH) is a transitional housing program that provides up to 18 months of supportive transitional housing to 40 individual men and women. The average length of stay is 12-14 months. PSCH provides homeless adults the opportunity and support needed to apply for benefits, attain employment, save money, repair or establish a rental history, while receiving intensive case management services in a community setting that strives to maintain sobriety.

The RECUPERATIVE CARE CENTER (RCC) serves up to 12 homeless adults, providing 24-hour shelter with meals, housekeeping, security, and onsite case management provided by HSC in combination with primary care, including medication management support, clinical social work and case management, provided by Homeless Personsí Health Project (HPHP).

Mail Room:
The County has offered money to keep the mail room open on a curtailed schedule. We plan to open 5 days a week, for 3 hours in the middle of the day and move it up to the front of the campus where the day services offices are currently located.
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
 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 July 6, 2015