About Us

The Human Services Department offers a wide range of programs and services to the Santa Cruz County community. The department provides safety net services to meet the basic needs of individuals and families, ensures the protection of children, the elderly, and dependent adults, and provides job search assistance and job training opportunities to help job seekers become self sufficient.

Who We Are

We enjoy watching the people we serve thrive and our communities grow stronger. Our jobs are meaningful and provide us with the opportunity to offer the highest quality service to the residents of Santa Cruz County. We strive to treat all people with respect, dignity and fairness.

Our ethnically diverse staff can provide services in Spanish and American Sign Language. Contract translators are available to provide services in other languages.

Serving a Diverse Community

We strengthen our community by protecting the vulnerable, promoting self-sufficiency, alleviating poverty, and improving the quality of life.

We Value

  • Excellent Service
  • Compassion
  • Integrity
  • Partnerships
  • Effective Practice

We Are dedicated to making a difference.