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380 Encinal St, Suite 200, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 469-1700


Encompass Community Services builds on the strength of people working together to create healthy change in their lives and communities. A large, countywide nonprofit, it provides varied social, economic, and educational opportunities.

Encompass serves more than 1,500 low-income children and families annually. The organization helps residents in Santa Cruz County gain access to these resources:

  • Housing
  • Counseling for individuals, families and youth
  • Substance use recovery programs 
  • Head Start and pre-kindergarten
  • Reentry services 
  • Health and financial services

Related News

California Local Pin Marker From Santa Cruz Sentinel...

A groundbreaking was held on June 20 at the site where the new 10,000 square foot Encompass Community Services mental health and substance abuse services facility is to be constructed in Watsonville.

California Local Pin Marker From Lookout Local...

Those watching the race to replace retiring Supervisor Bruce McPherson wondered whether Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart would run. Instead, Hart has endorsed Monica Martinez, giving the nonprofit CEO a leg up over fellow candidates Christopher Bradford and Theresa Bond.

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 Encompass 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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