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Moving out of homelessness isn’t an event 

It’s a journey. Wings focuses on two critical steps in that journey: We overcome barriers to housing & employment and provide the newly housed with basic needs for health & hygiene.


We've provided over 1,500 birth certificates over the last six years to people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness

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We've delivered over 300 mattresses in the last three years, with each mattress representing at least one person exiting homelessness



Wings saved the community $80,780 last year by leveraging dedicated volunteers and providing efficient services

Susan was prepared to sleep on the floor again

She was part of a program that was able to help her get into permanent supportive housing, but she wasn’t able to afford a bed or the delivery costs and no program could pay for these items. She would have ended up on the floor, but her case manager called Wings Homeless Advocacy and within 48 hours Susan had a bed, frame, and bedding delivered to her by the caring volunteers of Wings.

To read more stories of people impacted by our programs, check out our Impact Gallery. 


We believe that homelessness will not be solved by a person, agency, or town - but by everyone collaborating together to test solutions. Hear what some of our partners and participants have to say about us. 

"Wings is making a big difference in helping people who have spent years homeless become part of the community and remain stably housed.”

Philip Kramer

Executive Director of Housing Matters, a partner agency

‘’I'm really excited about Wings. The trainings reinforced that Wings is where I want to put my volunteer time and energy. One of the things that stood out for me from the training last night is the respect and compassion Wings has for both the individuals they serve
and for the volunteers.

-Sharron, Wings Volunteer

Our volunteer-driven model is the beauty of Wings. We can fill in where other services aren't available. And we can do it in a way that is responsive to what our unhoused neighbors need. This is our piece of the puzzle, how we contribute to the bigger solution of resolving homelessness in Santa Cruz County.

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