An Initiative of United Way
of Santa Cruz County

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Share Not the Other: Oral Histories of People Experiencing 
Check out the page on our website here

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Buy your tickets!: December 4th Community Recognition Reception
SSH will be recognizing dozens of individuals and organizations for their inspirational work.
When: Sunday, December 4, 2016 

Time: 3 pm

Where: Temple Beth El in Aptos

Keynote Speaker: CA State Assembly Speaker Emeritus, Toni Atkinson the State Legislature's work to address homelessness and housing.

What Are Smart Solutions?

1. Evidence-based

2. Produce measurable results

3. Cost effective

4. Benefit the entire community

5. Take a step toward ending homelessness

6. Support the dignity of each individual

Our VISION is a Santa Cruz County in which every community member has some form of safe shelter, and where homelessness is a rare occurrence.

Our MISSION is to build the community will to reduce and ultimately end homelessness in Santa Cruz County through education and collaborative action.
In This Issue
Affordable Housing Week: Smart Solutions' Community Update

Affordable Housing Week is coming to Santa Cruz County! The week is launching on October, 13 with this event at the MAH presenting UCSC student and faculty research on the Santa Cruz Affordable Housing Crisis.

Smart Solutions has prepared a community update for that week. Please share and invite your friends to the FB event here.

Next House Gathering: November 12

As part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov. 12-20) Smart Solutions' House Gatherings are taking on a new life with a new venue; churches!

Please mark your calendars for the first one on Saturday, November 12 from 2pm-4pm at Calvary Episcopal Church aka the "Red Church" downtown. 

House Gatherings (now Church Gatherings) consist of a meal, conversation, people with lived experience sharing, a short presentation on Smart Solutions to Homelessness and a pledge with ways YOU can take action to make a difference in the lives of people experiencing homelessness in Santa Cruz County every day. 
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