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Housing Matters


115 Coral St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 458-6020


After 33 years as the Homeless Services Center, this group changed its name to Housing Matters in September 2019. According to the Housing Matters website, “The new name reflects who we are today; we provide services to clients well beyond the walls of our campus.”

That campus has evolved into four emergency and transitional housing shelters for nearly 230 people, a medical clinic, and a 12-bed medical respite care facility. And on top of that, Housing Matters offers programs and services to help individuals and families find pathways into permanent housing.

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 Housing Matters 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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