Skip to Content

I want to:

Contact Us

Contact information and locations.

Services A to Z

Program and Services Links

Client Confidentiality

Read our e-mail encryption FAQs (PDF)

Dial 2-1-1

Dial 2-1-1 to find out how to access food, housing, and other services.

Community Food Hotline

Call the hotline at (831) 662-0991.

Metro Bus Routes

Find metro bus schedules and routes.

Human Services Social Media

Blue Facebook Logo

We are excited to announce our County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department Facebook page. Use the links below to visit our Facebook pages:

Programs and Services

Adults and Long Term Care

Adult and Long Term Care protects and cares for the disabled, frail, and elderly and assist Veterans.

Employment and Benefit Services

Employment and Benefit Services provides services and benefits to low-income adults and families.

Family and Children's Services

Family and Children's Services protect children from abuse and neglect to keep children safely in their homes.

Workforce Services

We offer a network of Career Centers.

What's New

CalWORKs Educational Opportunity and Attainment Program

If you are a CalWORKs recipient who received notice that you may be eligible for a one-time education incentive and you wish to apply, find more information here.

Need Benefits?

Obtaining Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWORKs, or General Assistance has never been easier. Watch the Benefits - A Fresh Start (5m 46s) or Benefits - A Fresh Start Spanish (7m 1s) videos on YouTube.

Immigration and DACA Resources

Request for Proposal

The Human Services Department is seeking proposals from consultants interested in building capacity on a results-base collective impact initiative.  For more information.