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Santa Cruz AIDS Project

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General Agency Information
Name: Santa Cruz AIDS Project
Alternate Name(s): SCAP
Address: 542 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz,  CA  95060
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-427-3900
Use California Relay: True
Fax: 831-427-0398
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9-5
Description: The Santa Cruz AIDS Project (SCAP) serves men, women and children who are HIV positive living in Santa Cruz County. Our mission is to promote and participate in a comprehensive and compassionate response to HIV and AIDS through education, advocacy, and supportive services. All care services are free, confidential and offered within a non-judgmental environment.

SCAP is a welcoming place. We celebrate and value each person entering our doors for services regardless of age, race, culture, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, lifestyle, background, religion, ability, or income.
Mission: The Santa Cruz AIDS Project was founded in 1985 by a group of dedicated volunteers with the mission to lead a community response to the ever-changing HIV/AIDS pandemic, to enhance the quality of life through powerful support programs, to advocate effectively for the health and dignity of those living with HIV, and to reduce the spread of HIV through results-oriented and measured education and prevention programs that are tailored to specific at-risk community groups and focused on the health of Santa Cruz County.
Programs: Care services include case management, access to medical care, financial assistance, food bank, volunteer support, support groups, and pro bono professional support services.

The Santa Cruz AIDS Project provides free and anonymous rapid result HIV testing. The test is administered by California State Certified Test Counselors who will walk people through the testing process, the results, and local resources. The rapid test is done through an oral swab - no blood or urine - and only takes 20-25 minutes to develop results, which are given immediately. SCAP is now offering confidential rapid Hepatitis C testing for those who qualify. This rapid test is administered through a finger prick and also takes 20-25 minutes to develop results.
Volunteer Info: Volunteer positions are open to all individuals, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability. There are many ways to get involved, please review our volunteer opportunities. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact
Languages other than English: American Sign Language
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Available Within One Block
Eligibility: Open to All
Fees: None
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Physical Location: Santa Cruz
Funding Source: Donations
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Advocacy
African Americans
Aid Recipients/Beneficiaries
AIDS/HIV Control
AIDS/HIV Prevention Counseling
AIDS/HIV Prevention Supplies
Confidential HIV Testing
Family Counseling
Health Care Advocacy Groups
Health Education
HIV Testing
Individual Counseling
Legal Services
Mutual Support Groups
Private Nonprofits
Public Awareness/Education
Safer Sex Education
Speakers/Speakers Bureaus
SSI Applications
Volunteer Opportunities
This agency was last updated on March 13, 2019.