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Client Confidentiality

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Dial 2-1-1

Dial 2-1-1 to find out how to access food, housing, and other services.

Community Food Hotline

Call the hotline at (831) 662-0991.

Metro Bus Routes

Find bus schedules and routes (EXIT).

Human Services Social Media


We are excited to announce our County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department Facebook page.

Use the links below to visit our Facebook pages:

Programs and Services

Adults and Long Term Care

Adult and Long Term Care protects and cares for the disabled, frail, and elderly and assist Veterans.

Employment and Benefit Services

Employment and Benefit Services provides services and benefits to low-income adults and families.

Family and Children's Services

Family and Children's Services protect children from abuse and neglect to keep children safely in their homes.

Workforce Services

We offer a network of Career Centers.

What's New

May 2018 is CalFresh Awareness Month

To learn more about CalFresh Awareness Month visit the CalFresh Program page.

CalWORKs Educational Opportunity

Attention CalWORKs recipients who received notice that you may be eligible for a one-time education incentive.  Learn more on the CalWORKs page.

Need Benefits?

Obtaining Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWORKs, or General Assistance has never been easier. 

Go to YouTube to watch the Benefits - A Fresh Start video or the Spanish version.

Immigration and DACA Resources