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Pajaro Valley Shelter Services

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Organization Mission

To assist Santa Cruz County homeless women, children and families to obtain stable housing through temporary shelter and services.

The Big Idea:
Ending Family Homelessness,
Building Skills for Self-Sufficiency

At PVSS, we inspire and support families to build skills to move out of homelessness and into self-sufficiency and stable housing. Funds from the Santa Cruz Gives campaign would go toward housing families while they go through our program to build financial and emotional stability. We are asking for support to go toward our supportive case management services to guide families experiencing homelessness in gaining the skills they need to become independent.

As a woman, Pajaro Valley Shelter Services gave me the confidence to hold my head high, coming back from addiction. PVSS has given me the skills to parent my children and manage a household so I can have a happy and loving home for them. My goal now is to keep a steady job and move my family forward. I want to be the woman I know I can be!

— Amber, former PVSS client, Watsonville resident