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Homeless Services Center

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General Agency Information
Name:Homeless Services Center
Alternate Name(s):Homeless Community Resource Center
HSC
Address:115B Coral Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-458-6020
Website:www.santacruzhsc.org/
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Description:


Our programs began on the corner of Coral and River Street in Santa Cruz in the 1980s as a loosely affiliated group of faith-based and secular organizations providing basic food and shelter to people experiencing homelessness. They have evolved into four emergency and transitional housing shelters for nearly 230 people, a medical clinic, and a 12-bed medical respite care facility.

ELIGIBILITY: Must be homeless
Programs:TRANSITIONAL SHELTERS:
Paul Lee Loft-Year round shelter for 50 people

Page Smith Community House-up to 18 months of supportive housing for 40 people

Rebele Family Shelter-emergency shelter for 28 households with children

RECUPERATIVE CARE CENTER-a medical respite program for 12 homeless individuals discharged from inpatient stays at local hospitals

PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAMS:
180/2020 Permanent Supportive Housing Initiative
Supportive Services to Veteran Families
Re-Entry Program

EMPLOYMENT and INCOME PROGRAM:
CalFresh Employment Training Program

OTHER HSC PROGRAMS:
MAIL ROOM
Hours: 10:00am to 2pm Monday through Friday
provides US Postal Service mail pick up

HOMEWARD BOUND provides bus tickets for participants who have verified housing opportunities with family members or employment opportunities somewhere else in the county.

INTAKE & VI-SPDAT (Vulnerability Index - Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool) SURVEY:
Drop-in survey hours: 1pm to 4pm Monday-Friday

designed to be used to quickly assess the vulnerability, health and social needs of homeless persons and match them with the most appropriate support and housing interventions available.

COMMUNITY SERVICE/VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
a diverse set of volunteer opportunities that also provide experience to improve the pathway to employment.

WORKSHOPS and SUPPORT GROUPS: address addiction, trauma, safety and general self-care.

REFERRALS
When applicable to the needs of participants, we provide referrals to other agencies.
Volunteer Info:Fill out the volunteer form on our website or call 458-6020 to learn about volunteer opportunities.
Languages other than English:American Sign Language
Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:Call for Information
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:Donations
Grants
 
Related Agencies
Child Agencies:180/2020 Santa Cruz
 
Subject Headings
 Homeless Families
Homeless Individuals
Homeless People
Homeless Shelter
Homeless Shelter Pickup Sites
Independent Living Skills Instruction
Information and Referral
Job Finding Assistance
Private Nonprofits
Transitional Shelter
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified August 14, 2016

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