Mission Statement
Serving HIV-positive clients and providing innovative education
and prevention programs and resources for the Santa Cruz community
716 Ocean St Suite 200, Santa Cruz, California 95060
9:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday
(831) 427-3900


Watsonville Office
585 Auto Center, Watsonville, California 95076
(831) 722-5914


Executive Director
Encompass Community Services
(Name of founder here)
Tax ID
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The Santa Cruz AIDS Project works to provide services which help HIV positive clients, as well as to enact harm-prevention and educational programs for various communities and age groups in Santa Cruz county.

Client programs include:

  • Housing assistance

  • Benefits advocacy program

  • Massage Therapy program

  • Food box delivery

  • Mental health services

  • Legal referrals

Support Groups include:

  • The Men's Social Support Group

  • Apoyo y Amistad (Spanish)

  • Convivo (Spanish)

Educational Services Include:

  • Community Health Outreach

  • People of Color Outreach Program- education focused on African American and Latino/a communities

  • Needle Exchanges

  • HIV Resource and Drop-In Center-offers HIV testing and services, specifically targeted at youth and the homeless.

  • Tribe- Provides a safe meeting space for gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer and questioning men of all ages

  • Speaker's Bureau Program- sends volunteer speakers to give presentations to community groups

  • Project First Hand

Individuals interested in becoming clients should call the project and set up an appointment with a client services case manager. Meetings last about an hour, and you will need bring proof of residence and medical documentation of your HIV-positive status.

Community groups and educators interested inHIV education should call the SCAP and ask for the Community Education Coordinator (427-3900 ext. 208).

The Santa Cruz AIDS Project was previously located at 113 Cooper Street. The Santa Cruz AIDS Project also operated the Drop-In Center which was located on Front Street.

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