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Community Support Services

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General Agency Information
Name:Community Support Services
Alternate Name(s):Encompass Community Services
Address:542 Ocean Street Suite K
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
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Primary Phone:831-459-0444
Fax Number:831-459-0665
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Description:We serve individuals who are challenged by loss, poverty, and stigma associated with a diagnosis of mental illness or experience as a foster youth. Services include dual diagnosis treatment, mental health counseling, residential treatment, emergency shelter, case management, permanent supported housing, transitional housing, peer support, money management, and independent living support for former foster youth, and HIV testing and support for those with HIV/AIDS.
Programs:RIVER STREET EMERGENCY SHELTER is a 32-bed emergency shelter for homeless adult men and women. Shelter staff work with residents to achieve self-sufficiency goals and connect with community resources for obtaining benefits, physical health services, employment, and housing.

**See link below related agencies**
serves men, women and children who are HIV positive living in Santa Cruz County.


The Money Management Program (MMP) provides representative payee services for individuals in Santa Cruz County receiving Social Security benefits who, because of their disability, need assistance in budgeting and managing their money.

Casa Pacific is a 12-bed residential program for individuals with mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse issues. El Dorado Center (EDC) is a 16-bed, community-based treatment program for individuals in need of intensive residential services. Transition House is a 10-bed crisis residential program for individuals in crisis who are in need of an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization.

Second Story is a six-bed house which serves as a respite and a voluntary opportunity for individuals to learn to use relationships to move out of old roles and patterns.

The Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center (SCCCC) and CFSC, its partner corporation, own and operate over 130 beds in duplexes, apartments, and multi-bedroom homes throughout the County in order to provide stable, permanent, affordable housing for individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

The Independent Living Program (ILP) assists current and former foster and probation placement youth aged 15-21 to develop independent living skills and achieve educational/vocational goals to successfully transition to self-sufficiency.
Independent Living Resource Center assists current and former foster and probation placement youth ages 15-24 in building the skills, self-esteem, and support system necessary to make a successful transition to independent living in the community.

The Transitional Voucher Program (TVP) is a joint program where the Housing Authority provides Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers to a small number of participants, ages 18-20, in ILP.

Transitional Housing Plus (THP Plus) is a supportive housing program that serves former foster and probation youth between the ages of 18-24. Participants receive assistance securing independent housing in the community and meet regularly with their THP Plus Coordinators to work on independent living goals.

THE ENHANCED SUPPORT SERVICES (ESS) Team provides support seven days per week to individuals open to Santa Cruz County Mental Health (CMH) who are in distress, to prevent or de-escalate a crisis, in order to avoid unnecessary hospitalization. The team has a regular schedule of 11:00 am to 9:00 pm daily, and is available on an on-call basis from 9:00 pm until 8:00 am daily. The team has three primary functions: Intensive short-term support to CMH clients on a prevention basis, to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations
After hours on-call services to CMH clients who are in crisis
As part of a collaborative team with CMH, longer-term support for CMH clients returning from locked care facilities in order to assist them in making a successful reintegration into the community

THE DOWNTOWN OUTREACH WORKER engages homeless individuals in the downtown Santa Cruz area and connects them to needed resources such as mental health or substance abuse treatment, social services, physical health services, financial benefits, transportation, meals, emergency shelter and longer term housing.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:Call for Information
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Funding Source:County Government
Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Encompass Community Services
Child Agencies:Santa Cruz AIDS Project
Subject Headings
 Case/Care Management
Homeless Individuals
Homeless Mentally Ill
Homeless People
Homeless Shelter
Independent Living Skills Instruction
Mental Health Care and Counseling
Mental Illness/Emotional Issues
Psychiatric Case Management
Psychiatric Day Treatment
Psychiatric Support Services
Residential Treatment Facilities
Social Skills Training
Substance Abuse Day Treatment
Substance Abuse Services
Transitional Mental Health Services
This record last modified May 8, 2016

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