Encompass Community Services (formerly Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center) and CFSC, its partner corporation, own and operate over 130 beds in duplexes, apartments, and multi-bedroom homes throughout the County in order to provide stable, permanent, affordable housing for individuals with psychiatric disabilities.
The Community Support Services Housing Support Team provides support to all the tenants of Encompass/CFSC housing in order to assist them in maintaining housing stability and in connecting to the community. The team also assists tenants with independent living skills such as shopping, eating well, maintaining safety in housing, and accessing community resources. They also work closely with the County Mental Health (CMH) Housing Support Team to provide linkage with additional mental health support services as needed.
In order to be eligible for housing, an individual must be low-income, have a serious psychiatric disability, and must also pass a criminal background check and have good landlord references. Applications are available at CFSC, at 380 Encinal Street Suite 200, Santa Cruz.