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General Agency Information
Name:Human Services Department County of Santa Cruz
Alternate Name(s):HSD of Santa Cruz County
Human Services Department of Santa Cruz County
Address:1000 Emeline Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-454-4130
TDD/TDY:831-454-4763
Website:www.santacruzhumanservices.org/
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 8-5
Description:The Human Services Department offers a wide range of programs and services to the Santa Cruz County community. The department provides safety net services to meet the basic needs of individuals and families, ensures the protection of children, the elderly, and dependent adults, and provides job search assistance and job training opportunities to help job seekers become self sufficient.

ELIGIBILITY: Children, youth, families and individuals who may be job seekers, veterans,
disabled, medically uninsured, abused or neglected, frail or vulnerable, and in need of support.
Programs:Adult and Long Term Care (ALTC) Division
Adult Protective Services (APS)
Available 24-hours a day-Report Elder Abuse
1-866-580-HELP (4357) or (831) 454-4101

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
Santa Cruz call (831) 454-4101
Watsonville call (831) 763-8800

Veterans Services Program
vets@hsd.co.santa-cruz.ca.us

EMPLOYMENT AND BENEFIT SERVICES:
CalWORKs, Food Stamps (Calfresh), General Assistance, Medi-Cal, Welfare-to-Work
1(888)421-8080

FAMILY & CHILDRENS SERVICES
Child Protective Services
1(877)505-3299 or (831) 454-2273
Foster Care and Adoptions
Call (831) 345-2700 or fostercare@fostercare4kids.com
Kinship Care
(831) 345-2700
Transitional Housing Plus
(831) 459-0444

Workforce Santa Cruz County Career Centers:
Capitola
2045 40th Avenue
Capitola, CA 95010
(831) 464-6286

Shoreline Santa Cruz
350 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-8611

Watsonville
18 W. Beach Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 763-8700

Online Career Center www.santacruzvcc.com.
Equipment:
Languages other than English:American Sign Language
Can Arrange for Others
Interpreters Available
Spanish
Vietnamese
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:None
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Funding Source:County Government
 
Related Agencies
Child Agencies:HSD Adult and Long Term Care
HSD Employment and Benefit Services
HSD Family and Children's Services Foster Care and Adoption
HSD Family and Children's Services Independent Living Program
HSD Family and Children's Services-Child Protective Services
 
Subject Headings
 Child Abuse Counseling
Child Abuse Hotlines
Child Abuse Prevention
Child Abuse Support Groups
Families and Individuals Needing Support
Food Stamps
Government Agencies
Low Income
Medicaid/Medi-Cal
Public Assistance Programs
Temporary Financial Aid
This record last modified February 18, 2013