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Hunger & Homelessness
Caring for People,Holiday Guide

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Winter Shelter

This year’s Santa Cruz Winter Shelter is bigger and better than ever!! It will be open for people that need a place to sleep from November 15th to April 15th. We are looking for more players, more agencies, and more services to be involved and to join us in becoming a model for other areas on innovative collaboration.

The volunteer possibilites are endless - somebody donating flower arrangements for the dinners to someone wanting to read children’s stories to the kids. We are open to creative brainstorming to support one of our most vulnerable populations. Volunteers are encouraged to volunteer on a regular basis, but if you are only available for one or two nights we are happy to work with you (just let us know)

All guests complete an intake process from 4pm to 6pm and ongoing volunteers can assist with this process. 
We will have dinner for everyone from 6pm to 7pm
After dinner volunteers can help with activities of their choice or assist staff with monitoring the showers or other services offered. 

Locations: we have two shelter sites (Salvation Army downtown and the VFW on 7th Ave)
Volunteers that are not assisting with intake can go directly to the shelter. 


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1740 17th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: 831-427-5070

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