Community Information Database
Association of Faith Communities of Santa Cruz County
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Association of Faith Communities of Santa Cruz County|
|Address:||532 Center St.|
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
|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.
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|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
Fr. Joel Miller
|Clothing Donation Programs|
|This record last modified September 28, 2015|