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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.

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

EBT Scam Alert

The County or state will never text or call you requesting your EBT card number and your personal identification number (PIN). Never give your EBT Card number and PIN to anyone. With this information, someone could steal your benefits. Contact Employment and Benefits.

EBT Planned Outage

The EBT card is the debit card used by cash aid and CalFresh recipients to access benefits. EBT will be down on Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, 2018 and you will not be able to use your card during this time. Your EBT card will be available again on Sunday, June 24, 2018 after 11 p.m.

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.

Immigration and DACA Resources

For more information, go to the Employment and Benefits page.