Santa Cruz Homeless Shelters & Services For The Needy

Welcome to our Santa Cruz, California Homeless Shelters and Services for the needy page. Below are all of the homeless shelters and services for the needy that provide help to those in need for Santa Cruz, CA and surrounding cities.



We also provide other homeless resources such as transitional resources for the homeless. Homeless clinic and treatment center resources are also provided on the right navigational bar.

Many shelters also provide services such as alcohol and drug rehab treatment along with clinics. I try to provide as much information as possible on my details pages.



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Active Listings In Santa Cruz California

Homeless Services Center

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-458-6020
Homeless Services Center provides a pathway to housing for individuals and families living in Santa Cruz County.

Homeless Services. Mission Statement: "The Homeless Services Center is dedicated to the coordinated provision of services for homeless persons. The goal of the Homeless Servic
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Pajaro Valley Shelter Services

Watsonville, CA 95076
15.27 miles from city center Santa Cruz
(831) 728-5649
The Emergency Shelter is open 24 hours a day and families may reside in the Shelter for a maximum of three months. The Shelter’s current capacity is twenty-eight women and children who are generally referred to PV Shelter Services by other social service agencies, schools, civic and/or religious o
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The Salvation Army Watsonville CA

Watsonville, CA 95076
15.67 miles from city center Santa Cruz
(831) 724-0948
The Salvation Army Watsonville Corps serves those in need on daily basis through other social service programs:

-- The Corner House, a 18-bed permanent housing facility dedicated to serving single mothers in drug and alcohol recovery. The program helps the mothers maintain sobriety an
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Pajaro Rescue Mission

Watsonville, CA 95076
16.63 miles from city center Santa Cruz
(831) 724-9576
Our emergency services are available 365 days a year. They include…
        Bilingual Daily Bible services
        Shelter for up to 35 homeless men
        Nourishing meals twice
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Community Solutions Transitional Housing Program (THP)

Morgan Hill, CA 7130
23.46 miles from city center Santa Cruz
408.779.2113

Office hours: Mondays through Fridays 9am - 5pm.

Community Solutions’ Criminal Justice Transitional Housing Unit provides clean and sober living for 180 days or longer to adult males, age 18-59, who are enrolled in Commu
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Asian Women's Home

San Jose, CA 95128
24.19 miles from city center Santa Cruz
(408) 975-2739
Our 12-bed shelter is the only domestic violence shelter in Santa Clara County that focuses on the Asian community, and we are one of only nine shelters focusing on Asian and Pacific Islander domestic violence victims in the entire continental U.S. Asian Women's Home is an equal opportunity service
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Shelter Outreach Plus

Marina, CA 93933
24.83 miles from city center Santa Cruz
8313843388
Shelter Outreach Plus is Monterey County's largest provider of homeless transitional housing and emergency shelters (including beds for those fleeing domestic violence). With 10 programs in 3 cities, we house an average of 200 persons nightly. Men. Women. Children.

For all of our Tran
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Sacred Heart Community Services

San Jose, CA 95110
25.26 miles from city center Santa Cruz
(408) 278-2160
The Housing Program helps people with financial assistance to prevent them from becoming homeless, or, to keep them stably housed. We assist with past-due rent, rental deposit, utilities (PG&E), and Section 8 rental deposit.

The Housing Program provides assistance to the following
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ALANO Club of San Jose

San Jose, CA 95113
25.94 miles from city center Santa Cruz
408-297-1878
Need to be 30-days clean and sober. Call for interview. Fee of $250 per month + 20 hours of volunteer work and three 12 step meetings per week.

The mission of the Alano Club of San Jose is to provide:
a safe and supportive environment where twelve step recovery can take
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InnVision: Cecil White Center

San Jose, CA 95110
26.06 miles from city center Santa Cruz
(408) 271-5160
This location is for men, women, and families.
Shower

Hours and Days of Access:
Men's Showers:
8am - 10am daily
2pm - 4pm daily

Women's Showers:
10am - Noon daily

Additional Service Details:
This service is offered by the Cecil White Cen
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Montgomery Street Inn Shelter

San Jose, CA 95110
26.09 miles from city center Santa Cruz
(408) 271-5160
Montgomery: 85 beds for men, short & long term housing, including job development programs Daytime drop-in center: for singles and families with 300 individuals served daily Hours and Days of Access: 7pm - 8am daily Additional Service Details: Montgomery Street Inn houses two shelter pr
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United States Mission Transitional Housing San Jose

San Jose, CA 95112
26.12 miles from city center Santa Cruz
408-294-2853
Offers a work based transitional housing program. Will provide food, clothes, and shelter to homeless individuals who are willing to fund-raise money for themselves and the facility. 0-50% of the earnings will go to the house and the individual.

Our purpose is to provide our residents w
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Heritage Home Shelter - CityTeam Ministries

San Jose, CA 95112
26.38 miles from city center Santa Cruz
(408) 294-1238
Homelessness continues to be a difficult and complex issue for the Bay Area. The rise in the cost of living, the lack of affordable housing, and sudden layoffs are part of the picture. For pregnant women, homelessness can mean a frustrating search for services for themselves and their unborn childre
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HomeFirst Program San Jose

San Jose, CA 95125
26.51 miles from city center Santa Cruz
(408) 294-2100
The BRC serves homeless adults year-round, providing emergency shelter and an array of supportive services including job search and placement, mental health services, a medical clinic, case management, legal assistance, and housing search assistance.

Hours of Operation


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Salvation Army Emmanuel House

San Jose, CA 95112
26.77 miles from city center Santa Cruz
(408) 282-1175
The Emmanuel House has been serving Santa Clara County since 1966 and endeavors to provide the services needed to answer the questions of homelessness. The Emmanuel House has a full range of services to adult men needing assistance to make the final move from homelessness. The Emmanuel House is also
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Casa de Clara San Jose Catholic Worker

San Jose, CA 95112
26.78 miles from city center Santa Cruz
(408) 297-8330
We are a small faith-based shelter serving primarily single women. We can also accept up to three women who have one child only. Girls must be 12 & under, boys must be 4 & under. We do not accept any two adult families (mother/daughter, sisters, etc.) Women must not have physical or mental challeng
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Seaside Women's Shelter

Seaside, CA 93955
27.13 miles from city center Santa Cruz
831-422-2201
Emergency Shelter for Women and Women with Children. Both women who are homeless and those fleeing domestic violence. This is not a warming shelter. The residents return to the same bed each night during their stay. Area schools are set to receive the children so they don't fall behind. Emergency fo
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Community Resource Center Puente

Pescadero, CA 94060
27.61 miles from city center Santa Cruz
650-879-1691
Shelter Network network referral area for shelter. Contact the Community Resource Center Puente's social workers to arrange intake to a shelter or other resources for help.

Puente itself provides mental health counseling and support to dozens of families and individuals, including th
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Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

San Jose, CA 95112
27.64 miles from city center Santa Cruz
(408) 279-2962
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence creates paths for women to achieve safety, stability, and self-sufficiency.

Domestic violence crosses all socio-economic, ethnic and religious boundaries and affects every part of the lives damaged by it.

Although the problem is
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Commercial Street Inn

San Jose, CA 95112
27.69 miles from city center Santa Cruz
(408) 271-1630
Stabilization family shelter and services for 55 women and children.

Eligibility:
    Homeless families with children under the age of 18 or women who are at least 7 months pregnant, OR individuals without children
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InnVision: Georgia Travis Center

San Jose, CA 95112
27.74 miles from city center Santa Cruz
(408) 453-3124
MultiService Drop-In Center Open Weekdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Shelter for women and children. The primary gateway to emergency assistance for homeless women and children in Silicon Valley.

Breakfast: 9:00am to Lunch: 12:00pm.

Who is eligible for IVSN’s shelte
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City Team Ministry Men's Shelter

San Jose, CA 95112
28.07 miles from city center Santa Cruz
(408) 288-2153

Every night our homeless guests at the Rescue Mission are provided with food, a hot shower, toiletries, clean clothes, and a freshly laundered bed. A hot meal is often the first step to helping a homeless person get off the streets. Our dinning hall serves men, women and children every night startin
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City Team Ministry Rescue Mission - Community Services

San Jose, CA 95112
28.10 miles from city center Santa Cruz
(408) 293-4657

Drop in between 4:00 - 5:00pm for bed availability.

Drug and alcohol program. Free showers Mon., Wed., Fri. 9:30-10:30am. 10 days per month free, fee charged thereafter. Overnight emergency shelter for men. Mandatory chapel service attendance required.

Here at the Cit
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Family Supportive Housing's San Jose Family Shelter

San Jose, CA 95133
28.59 miles from city center Santa Cruz
408.926.8885
Our San Jose Family Shelter is the only emergency shelter in Santa Clara County that houses 35 one and two parent families for up to 90 days. Each family lives in their own apartment style private room and bathroom. Our 50,000 square foot building includes a commercial kitchen, communal dining room,
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Salinas Women's Shelter

Salinas, CA 93906
28.85 miles from city center Santa Cruz
831-422-2201
Emergency Shelter for Women and Women with Children. Both women who are homeless and those fleeing domestic violence. This is not a warming shelter. The residents return to the same bed each night during their stay. Area schools are set to receive the children so they don't fall behind. Emergency fo
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Victory Mission, Inc.

Salinas, CA 93901
28.96 miles from city center Santa Cruz
831-424-5688
Intake for evening dinner is 6:15pm (all are welcome).
Overnight lodging (men only) intake is 7:15pm.

There is a requested donation of $2.00 for overnight lodging.

Services to the homeless and needy (blankets (during winter days), cups of ice, water bottles, food ite
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