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Support FIT with a Tax-Deductible Donation

Support FIT with a tax-deductible donation Families In Transition is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. You can help support our efforts by making a tax-deductible donation securely through PayPal. For other ways you can help, please visit our services page or contact us for more information. We greatly appreciate any & all help you can give. Thank you.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)/FIT Collaborative

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)/FIT Collaborative, operated in partnership with the Homeless Services Center and Pajaro Valley Shelter Services, offers one-on-one case management and housing stability assistance to eligible Veterans, and their families, at five offices located throughout Santa Cruz County. The SSVF/FIT Collaborative is made possible by generous funding from the Department of Veteran Affairs. For more information or to see if you qualify please call (831) 462-3229 or email the SSVF/FIT Collaborative directly at

Help us reach our Indiegogo goal!

Help us reach our Indiegogo goal! Indiegogo is a crowdfunding platform where people who want to raise money can create fundraising campaigns to tell their story and get the word out. Help Families In Transition reach our Indiegogo fundraising goal! Please consider even a small donation, every bit counts! Thank you for your support!

FIT featured in Yahoo News article

FIT featured in Yahoo News article Yahoo News posted an article detailing the rise in homelessness during these hard economic times. Families In Transition was referenced and quoted in the article. Please read and consider making a donation to help support struggling families throughout Santa Cruz County. Thank you.

Families In Transition Store

Visit our FIT Store! You can help support Families In Transition and get some cool merchandise at the same time! We have all sorts of apparel, hats, bags, coffee mugs, mousepads, and more! Visit our Cafépress Store to browse the selection. Thanks, and happy shopping!

Support FIT With OneCause!

Sign up with OneCause! Support FIT through your regular purchases! Go to OneCause and register with Families In Transition. Shop online at hundreds of participating merchants and a rebate will be given to FIT at no cost to you! Merchants include clothing outlets, office supply stores, bookshops, department stores, pet supplies and more! OneCause is a quick, easy and FREE way to help!

FIT Referral Form

FIT Referral Form Agencies wishing to refer a client for any of our services can download a copy of our Official Client Referral Form. After completing the Referral Form, please email it as an attachment to We will then contact elligible clients once they have been added to our waiting list. Thank you for your cooperation.

Client Feedback Survey [en Español]

Give us your feedback! Families In Transition greatly appreciates any feedback that our clients may have on their experience working with us. If you are a current or previous client of FIT, you can give us your feedback on the services you've received. Please visit our Feedback Page to participate. Thank you. [en Español]


Welcome to Families In Transition of Santa Cruz County. The goal of Families In Transition is to provide high quality supportive & housing services to struggling families throughout Santa Cruz County.

Families In Transition works closely with many community partners to ensure that families are able to access all appropriate resources and opportunities for success and stability. In addition to linkages with community programs and on-going case management services Families In Transition provides a variety of housing strategies to meet the individual needs of homeless and at-risk families with children throughout Santa Cruz County.

In most cases Families In Transition provides a short-term housing subsidy to families in scattered sites throughout the community. The goal is for the family to obtain necessary rental assistance and social services tailored to their individual circumstances while living in stable, private market housing that they will be able to maintain on their own at the completion of Families in Transition services.

Since 1992 Families In Transition has been preventing and ending homelessness for local families with children. Over one thousand families have received services that have enabled them to provide a home and greater stability for their children.


U.S. Department of Housing & Urban DevelopmentThe David & Lucile Packard FoundationUnited Way of Santa Cruz CountyWorkforce Santa Cruz CountyCity of Santa CruzCity of CapitolaCounty of Santa Cruz Redevelopment AgencyCounty of Santa Cruz Human Services Department