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Friends Outside of Santa Cruz County

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General Agency Information
Name: Friends Outside of Santa Cruz County
Alternate Name(s): Friends Outside
Friends Outside, Amigos Afuera
Address: 1740 17th Ave., Suite 2
Santa Cruz,  CA  95062
Driving Directions
Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-427-5078
Description: 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.
Mission: Our goal is to help reduce the trauma of incarceration for inmates and their families, to provide information that can lead to positive change, and to assist post-release clients with their re-entry into the community.
Programs: Pre-Release and Jail Visiting
All local jail facilities are visited by volunteers who provide one-on-one case management and pre-release planning. Additionally our volunteers provide re-entry prep classes and post-release planning services.

Post Release Services
After release from jail or prison, case managers can help facilitate post-release plans and provide applicable services, along with support and advocacy.

Family Services
Friends Outside supports the family through the initial trauma of incarceration and helps to begin the process of rebuilding the family unit.
Volunteer Info: Take part in building a safer, stronger community by volunteering. Contact us or visit our webpage to learn more.
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Available Within One Block
Eligibility: Contact for Information
Fees: None
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Physical Location: Santa Cruz
Officials/Contact Persons
Officials: Deanna Adams, Esq.
Program Manager
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Ex-Offender Services
Families and Individuals Needing Support
Health Insurance Information/Counseling
Information and Referral
Information and Referral Volunteer Opportunities
Inmate Support Services
Private Nonprofits
Volunteer Opportunities
This agency was last updated on March 22, 2018.