When the COVID-19 outbreak arrived and the Shelter in Place Orders were announced, hundreds of our neighbors lost their jobs and called us for help.

People from Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito and San Luis Obispo Counties call everyday asking for help with rent, utilities, legal immigration services, CalFresh (food access) or Medi-Cal (health insurance). Many are parents who work in agriculture, hospitality, food, and other service industries. These families and individuals reach out, wondering how to keep their families fed and  housed with less or no paycheck. Although our offices are mainly closed, our services and hearts are still open. Our dedicated staff adjusted delivery of services and learned new ways to help our brothers and sisters in need.

This work is made possible thanks to the caring community of donors, foundation grants and volunteers who quickly answered the call to help families and individuals as Christ calls us to.

Thank you donors, foundations, and organizations for supporting our COVID-19 relief efforts!

Our staff provides assistance primarily by phone and email.

We continue to adjust as local and state policies evolve. Thank you for your understanding.

In serving the most vulnerable in our communities, financial assistance programs are open to families and individuals who:

  • have lost their jobs or reduced their income.

  • are not eligible for unemployment or other programs.

  • are undocumented or have mixed-status families.

Thank you for your caring heart and generosity! Together we will continue to provide help and create hope in our communities!