All In! Launch event, 2015Our Community Working Together to Reduce and End
Homelessness in Santa Cruz County

Our vision is a Santa Cruz County in which every community member has some form of safe shelter, and where homelessness is a rare occurrence.

Our mission is to build the community will to reduce and ultimately end homelessness in Santa Cruz County through community education and collaborative action.

Our Goals are to:

  • Create broader and more diverse community engagement on homelessness.
  • Improve public understanding of the realities of homelessness in Santa Cruz County.
  • Foster community dialogue on homelessness that promotes dignity and respect for all.
  • Develop better communication & coordination among those concerned about and/or working on issues related to homelessness.
  • Share information about proven, successful models and solutions working both here and in other communities.
  • Sustain a diverse community leadership group to carry forward this work of shaping policies and developing resources to reduce and end homelessness.
  • Develop a shared vision for change and agreed-upon action steps.
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The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors is considering the County Housing Element tomorrow, Tuesday, February 9th. The meeting starts at 9:00am at 701 Ocean Street, Room 525, Santa Cruz.This item is expected to be considered after 10:45am.

The Smart Solutions to Homelessness Leadership Council supports increasing the availability and affordability of local housing as one of the primary ways we can end homelessness- and prevent it from happening in the first place. This image is from the All In plan, which outlines why affordable housing (and lack thereof) is the solution (and cause) of homelessness.
And this isn't just about ending homelessness. This is about providing a diversity of housing for our working families, disabled residents, students, and seniors to create the Santa Cruz County in which we all want to live and thrive.
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Local compassionate hero uses his heart and hands to help his unhoused neighbors in West Oakland. ... See MoreSee Less

This big-hearted man is building miniature homes for West Oakland's homeless. Watch the full documentary here:

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