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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.

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.

USDA Summer Meals

Visit USDA Food and Nutrition and find nutritious free meals for children and teens 18 and younger in your community throughout the summer while school is out of session.

Immigration and DACA Resources

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