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Human Services Department County of Santa Cruz

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General Agency Information
Name: Human Services Department County of Santa Cruz
Alternate Name(s): HSD of Santa Cruz County
Human Services Department of Santa Cruz County
Address: 1020 Emeline Avenue
Santa Cruz,  CA  95060
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Contact Information
Toll Free: 888-421-8080
TDD/TDY: 831-454-4763
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8-4
Description: 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.
Programs: Residents impacted by the CZU Lightning Complex fire and who are enrolled in benefits programs may be eligible for replacement benefits. Please call the Human Services benefits hotline to learn more, 888-421-8080.

The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program offers temporary cash aid, employment services and health insurance to eligible families who have children under age 19. CalWORKs provides time-limited cash payments to families with children under 19 when one or both parents is absent, disabled, deceased or unemployed.
Languages other than English: American Sign Language
Interpreters Available
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Call for Information
Public Transportation: Available Within One Block
Eligibility: Contact for Information
Fees: None
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Funding Source: County Government
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Child Abuse Counseling
Child Abuse Hotlines
Child Abuse Prevention
Employee Assistance Programs
Families and Individuals Needing Support
Food Stamps
Government Agencies
Low Income
Public Assistance Programs
TANF Applications
TANF Recipients
Temporary Financial Aid
This agency was last updated on December 23, 2021.