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General Agency Information
Name:Friends Outside of Santa Cruz County
Alternate Name(s): Friends Outside, Amigos Afuera
Friends Outside
Address:1740 17th Ave., Suite 2
Santa Cruz, CA  95062
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-427-5078
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Description:Provides support and assistance to those incarcerated in all county jail facilities, their families, and to those recently released from jail or prison. Services include in-custody visits, property matters, reentry planning, helping families maintain contact with incarcerated loved ones, inmate location, family support and referrals for food, clothing, shelter and rehabilitation. Friends Outside also offers free AfterCare services after release to help with referrals for housing, mental health needs, food, employment and clothing. We also provide basic hygiene, transportation support, clothing vouchers and assistance complying with probation. AfterCare services are provided on an appointment only basis. Appointments can be scheduled in person, by email, or by phone.

Friends Outside jail visiting services help to provide resources, referrals, and information to adults currently incarcerated in Santa Cruz county. The main goal for the jail visiting project is to ease the disruptions caused by incarceration by providing accurate information and support to prisoners.

ELIGIBILITY: Must be incarcerated, recently released (within 3-6 months) or have a family member incarcerated


Affordable Care Act

Certified Education and Enrollment Centers

Our advocates can connect your family to programs such as Medi-Cal and the Covered California.
Health Exchange, as well as CalFresh for persons who are 30-days prior to release, and those who are recently released from custody.
Contact 831-427-5078 and 831-722-2127
Volunteer Info:Call for monthly volunteer orientation to learn more, opportunities include:
Jail Visiting
Reentry Advocacy
Volunteer Fundraiser
Kid's Day Volunteer
Volunteer Office Assistant
Office support
Case managers
Event planning
Life Skills Workshop facilitators
Benefits assistance
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz

Deanna   Adams, Esq.
Program Manager

Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County
Subject Headings
 Ex-Offender Services
Families and Individuals Needing Support
Health Insurance Information/Counseling
Information and Referral
Information and Referral Volunteer Opportunities
Inmate Support Services
Private Nonprofits
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified August 3, 2016