Building on the strength of people working together creating healthy change in their lives and community.

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Encompass Community Services (formerly Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center) cares for the people of Santa Cruz County through the broadest spectrum of social services that heal, connect, and nurture the mental and social well being of children, individuals, families and communities. As the largest community based nonprofit agency in Santa Cruz County, we serve over 7500 people annually with 35 programs ensuring a safety net of counseling, education, housing, and advocacy that ultimately benefits the whole community.

Since 1973, our multi-service organization has touched the lives of one in four families through our broad spectrum of services. Our work is grounded in best practices using strength-based, culturally competent approaches and reflects our shared values of collaboration, hope, innovation, trust, and compassion. Our programs include Head Start and other early childhood education services, parent education with a focus on fathers, youth and family and school-based counseling, transition-age foster youth and LGBTQ youth services, adult outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment, HIV/AIDS services, a wide array of adult mental health services, and special needs supported housing. We are recognized as a nonprofit leader in service to those most vulnerable, focused on our mission of changing lives, building community.

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