Providing For Our Community During This Challenging Time
We are committed to doing our part to promote public health by postponing, interrupting or canceling in person activities while staying true to our mission of finding healthy, creative ways for people to contribute to community good. Across our 22 programs, we have suspended all non-essential services to be able to focus on the critical needs of our community members, clients, and fellow nonprofits.
View the list of services we are maintaining for volunteers, vulnerable populations, and fellow non-profits.
Recruiting COVID-19 Emergency Response Volunteers
Are you looking for ways to help during this public health emergency? We are actively working with community partners to identify where volunteers can safely help meet community needs. We invite you to check out the list of current needs and register. We are updating this list frequently, so check back for new opportunities!
Grocery Support for Vulnerable Seniors
We are dedicated to ensuring that our most vulnerable community members are able to get the food they need as they shelter in place. We are working with community providers to identify low income seniors age 60+ and older adults 55+ with medical conditions in need of grocery services and we connecting them with volunteer shoppers.
Mental Health Support Services & Food Distribution
Everyday staff and volunteers from our program Community Connection dedicate themselves to helping adults lead healthier and more productive lives by overcoming mental health and chemical dependency challenges. While the shelter in place mandate is in order we will rely on telecommunication to support our mental health participants. We will also continue to provide services for those in need of food, access to healthcare, or having a psychiatric emergency.
Volunteer To Support Contract Tracing with our County
Recruiting Volunteers to Serve at the Emergency Shelter
Mobilizing Volunteers for Mask-Making
We are currently working with the County of Santa Cruz to mobilize volunteers who want to sew safety masks. These masks will be used for county providers and at our newly opened emergency shelters to help maintain the safety of volunteers, staff, and clients. Give your time by sewing, view video tutorials, and download the project guidelines.
Special Resources for Nonprofits & Community Partners
As we face this public health emergency we are preparing to face it together. Our mission calls us to partner with our fellow nonprofit leaders, to ensure they have the resources they need. We are prepared to help with emergency volunteer recruitment, online fundraising, and free online training.