211 provides information and referrals to health, human, and social service organizations.
Call, text, or chat with your local 211 to speak with a community resource specialist in your area who will help you find services and resources that are available to you. You'll find help with:
AirNow is your one-stop source for air quality data. Our recently redesigned site highlights air quality in your local area first, while still providing air quality information at state, national, and world views. A new interactive map even lets you zoom out to get the big picture or drill...[Full Record]
In partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) headed this effort to support the use of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) and the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) available to the state o...[Full Record]
The men and women of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are dedicated to the fire protection and stewardship of over 31 million acres of California's privately-owned wildlands. In addition, the Department provides varied emergency services in 36 of the Sta...[Full Record]
The California Peer-Run Warm Line (1-855-845-7415) is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support. We provide assistance via phone and webchat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need.
Some concerns callers share are challenges with interpersonal re...[Full Record]
The American Red Cross of the Central Coast helps individuals and families recover from, prepare for, and prevent disasters supporting individuals and families who live in Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties. We are an independent, nonprofit organization that depends upon the gene...[Full Record]
Cruz511 is a free traveler information service for up-to-the minute traffic, transit, bicycle and pedestrian information in Santa Cruz County via a mobile-responsive website. It was developed with the mission to provide comprehensive, accurate, reliable and useful multi-modal travel inform...[Full Record]
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
This toll-free, multilingual, and confident...[Full Record]
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 provid...[Full Record]
Learn the steps to take during and after most disasters or emergencies to help ensure your family’s safety. Be sure to check our Emergency Resource Library to learn how to respond to specific disasters....[Full Record]