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Santa Cruz Free Guide


Santa Cruz Free Guide provides individuals with a list of resources for housing and supportive services.

The Santa Cruz and Watsonville Free Guides were begun as quick single sheets made to be easily folded to pocket size, and distributed to people who might need them; especially people experiencing homelessness. Community volunteer Meredy Wells created the Santa Cruz Free Guide and Watsonville Free Guide in both English and Spanish, updating, printing and distributing them herself for more than two years.

Today the guides are also maintained by volunteers. The Santa Cruz Free Guide team believes that information should always be free and accessible, maintained collaboratively. If you use the free guide and notice something is incorrect; or if you are a provider of services and notice something that should change, email

Connecting With Community Groups in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County community groups and nonprofits play a fundamental role in making this a safe and thriving place.

Consider getting involved by volunteering your time, donating money, or both. Above you can learn about what services Santa Cruz Free Guide provides to the community and easily volunteer, donate, register for services, or connect with them on social media. Visit the Santa Cruz County Community Groups directory to see a comprehensive list of organizations on all subjects that are relevant to creating a vibrant local community.

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