What's New

Surf City AIDS Ride – Help fight HIV/AIDS locally! Sunday, September 21st, 2014

A benefit for the Santa Cruz AIDS Project.  Cycling routes from 12 to 100 miles. We welcome cyclists at ALL levels.
Join in the camaraderie for a great cause.
Please visit www.surfcityAIDSride.org to register and for all other questions about this event.

Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center is now Encompass Community Services!

Our  new name reflects the vision and spirit of our multi-service organization.  Encompass means to hold within, envelop and encircle. The three arcs in our logo represent the self, family and community. We recognize that no one stands alone, that we are interdependent, part of a multi-faceted system of relationships which need to be respected and nurtured.  Read the Sentinel article on our 40th anniversary HERE

Community Recovery Services (CRS) provides counseling and treatment for adults experiencing life challenges as a result of drug and alcohol abuse. Our staff offers understanding and respect for the unique and diverse struggles of each person as they acquire the skills they need to recover from their addictions.

Through a combination of peer and professional support, personal responsibility and hard work, CRS participants make a commitment to abstinence and gain the skills they need to prevent relapse. Learn more

Child and Family Development Programs (CFDP) provides early childhood education, social services, and parent education to 1,300 families with young children each year. Offering this support as early as possible promotes healthy families and encourages parents to nurture their child’s physical, social and cognitive development.

CFDP serves families throughout Santa Cruz County, with preschool and home-based services, early childhood mental health services, and a program promoting positive father involvement. Learn more

Community Support Services (CSS) is a place of acceptance, hope and healing. We serve individuals who are facing the loss, poverty, and challenges associated with mental illness, HIV/AIDS, or experience as a foster youth. We value and build on the strengths and inherent worth of each individual.

We provide mental health counseling, residential treatment, emergency shelter, permanent and transitional housing, independent living support for former foster youth, HIV/AIDS support services, and a peer-run Respite House to more than 1,300 individuals annually. Learn more

Youth Services (YS) helps children, teens and families find constructive solutions to challenges that arise in school, at home, and with peers. Serving 2,600 youth and families each year, YS provides substance abuse treatment, emergency foster care, counseling and support.

We have found that the best solutions to issues involving family conflict, difficulties in school, substance abuse and gang involvement respond to the individual needs of each young person and the whole family. Learn more