Adult & Long Term Care

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We protect and care for the disabled and elderly, and assist Veterans.

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Employment & Benefits

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We provide services and benefits to low-income adults and families.

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Family & Children

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We protect children from abuse and neglect to keep them safely at home.

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Workforce SCC

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A local partnership that serves job seekers and businesses.

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Smart Path

Smart Path

Smart Path to Housing and Health is a project of the local Continuum of Care and the Homeless Action Partnership. As Santa Cruz County’s coordinated entry system, Smart Path streamlines access to housing assistance and services for all people experiencing homelessness. Individuals and families will complete uniform assessments at a variety of easy to access locations throughout the county for housing assistance.

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Fraudulent Phone Calls

The Social Security Administration (SSA) Inspector General is warning the public of an ongoing caller-ID “spoofing” scheme misusing the SSA’s national customer service phone number. The SSA has received numerous reports of questionable phone calls displaying SSA’s 1-800 number on a caller-ID screen.

This is a scam; citizens should not engage with those calls or provide any personal information. The caller identifies themselves as an SSA employee and asks for the person’s personal information. SSA employees do not contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes.  SSA employees will never threaten you for information or promise a Social Security benefit approval or increase in exchange for information. These calls are fraudulent, and you should just hang up.

The SSA urges citizens to be extremely cautious, and to avoid providing information such as your SSN or bank account numbers to unknown persons over the phone or internet unless you are certain of who is receiving it. If you receive a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from SSA, you should report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online at https://oig.ssa.gov/report.




Immigration & DACA

Know Your Rights

Find answers to your questions about public benefits, immigration, and DACA resources.