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Our 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 improve the way Santa Cruz County works collaboratively to reduce and ultimately end homelessness.

Not the Other symposium from Kati Greaney on Vimeo.

Local ethnographer Annette March gives us a powerful and personal view into the lives of homeless people in Santa Cruz County. This is a 9-minute introduction to her documentary; you can also watch a 20-minute video, and/or visit the website, www.oralhistoriesproject.org.

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.