Friends Outside has provided support to the incarcerated, their family members, and those recently released for more than thirty years in Santa Cruz County. Our mission is to engage volunteers to restore justice, provide hope, and support change for those impacted by incarceration. We work closely with community partners to provide a continuum of services from custody to community re-entry. Our services are open to anyone who has been in jail or prison within the past 6 months from the date of intake, or has a referral from Probation.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID we have limited hours for in person drop-in services. We can provide phone or email support outside of these hours.
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Learn More About What We Do
We provide a wide variety of support services for pre- and post released individuals. Learn more about our programs to support clients with community re-entry.