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Wings Homeless Advocacy

Organization Mission

Wings Homeless Advocacy is committed to living out our values of compassion, dignity and respect for all people by uniting our community to be volunteer advocates for those moving out of homelessness and onto a path of healing — working together to end chronic homelessness in Santa Cruz County.

The Big Idea:
Make a House a Home

Wings works at the intersection of homelessness and housing. Our volunteers and two part-time staff find that the best way for us to advocate for a newly housed, recently homeless participant is to simply care and support basic needs.

Wings has been offering Welcome Home baskets full of essential personal care and household items for several years. We added new, refurbished mattress sets with community donations, and this year, with your help, we are excited to expand to donate pillows and bedding for those moving into permanent housing.

One volunteer’s encouragement can make all the difference in helping a chronically homeless person make a 180-degree turn. We also offer transportation to important appointments, help clients obtain vital documents, offer free haircuts, and much more.

Our continual goal is to increase our capacity to serve youth, single adults, families and seniors by offering volunteers to assist professionals in moving people out of homelessness. Wings has a well-organized structure to provide maximum support to advocates, partners, and participants.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I received the bed and houseware items on Saturday, and let me tell you...the bed feels so good! Such a blessing!

Shawn, Watsonville

We Did It!

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And please come back in November, 2020!