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Wings Homeless Advocacy

Organization Mission

We are committed to working with our community to end chronic homelessness in Santa Cruz County. We live 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.

Our work directly impacts those transitioning into permanent housing and we demonstrate the power of community by offering opportunities to volunteers.

The Big Idea:
Mobile Services to Double Outreach

Wings’ goal is to help people get into housing and to remain in permanent housing. With no building expenses, only 3 part time staff and 40 volunteers, we provide critical household items, beds & bedding, furniture, free haircuts, vital documents — and much more.

Our Big Idea is to raise funds for a much-needed vehicle which will allow for mobile services to be offered to those experiencing homelessness and will more than double our outreach capabilities. This vehicle will allow for vital document services to be provided directly where our clients are, as well as offer additional moving capacity of furniture, beds and welcome baskets that contain essential household items.

Your support will go directly toward acquiring an outreach vehicle, as well as purchase mattresses, bedding and supplies for welcome baskets. Thank you for your compassion!

People were living in such desperate circumstances in Santa Cruz, I wanted to do something and found Wings! I took people to appointments, delivered welcome baskets, and got to know people who were experiencing homelessness. I was so inspired, I made a career change and now work with the Downtown Streets Team — all thanks to the experience with Wings.

Jennifer R., Santa Cruz