I’ve been a social worker all my life. Before I moved to Santa Cruz, I was working with Catholic Charities up in San Francisco where

We recently received the following letter from Jess, a mother in our community, reflecting on her son’s experience through extreme mental health trials. Her words

How can we work within the existing systems to really make good things happen in our community?  This is a large question, but Cecilia Espinola,

Cynthia Chase brings her 20+ year career working to advance systems change and community wellbeing in government, criminal justice, education, and clinical settings to her

Watching someone you love struggle with addiction and mental health is not easy. For so many of us, we are born into this world and,

When I first became homeless, I was married to my husband, Darel. He and I did everything together. He had my back when I first lost my housing in the late ‘90s and…

Tom Gill is a member of Housing Matters’ Board of Directors and brings his background as a Silicon Valley executive to his role as Board

My life was filled with all sorts of adventures. I loved being with my students. I was a college professor for many years, teaching literature

Mario’s hope is to find a way to help the agencies that saved his life expand, so more people can access their services. That, and get back to fishing. A third-generation Santa…

or many 23-year-olds, finding a job is at the top of their to-do list. To Vince, the thought of getting a job seemed impossible.