"I've been struggling..."
"I live in my van which has solar electric power. I've been a solar technician and contractor since 1980 and have degree in solar energy technology and one year of completed law school. I'm disabled from a boating accident. I'm a nice person who believes in religion and spirituality. I have recently been attacked at night by a band of a several car vigilante squad and I am not feeling very safe. I really need a safe place to go in my van. I'm scared and feel desperate and have been looking for HUD housing, but nothing has been available for the 2 years I've been in the van. I'm 58 years old and I'm asking for help."
AFC is working for a solution
Welcome to Association of Faith Communities
We are committed to honor the faith communities of Santa Cruz County in their myriad forms as they work to fulfill God's call to serve those in need.
Serving Santa Cruz County
Helping those who are suffering due to injustice, poverty, homelessness or disability.
Since 2012, the AFC has been sponsoring nightly transitional shelter at ten faith communities from Santa Cruz to Aptos. We are able to do so for about $11.00 a night per participant because we depend upon donated space and volunteer cooks. .
Each first Thursday of the month, leaders of the AFC meet to discuss our and other groups initiatives to assist those living outside. A speaker from social service groups, local government officials meet with us to explain what they are doing. It's a lively exchange among people that are passionate to work for and with God's people. Join us. First Thursday; 5:30, Calvary Church, 532 Center.
Socks. People need socks. And homeless folks go through them fast. SPIN has distributed over 23,000 pair of socks a area shelters and food kitchens.
Every faith community is invited to join the AFC. Come help relieve the suffering that living without shelter causes. Be in fellowship with those who are struggling. Bring to your congregation a better understanding that we are all God's people. AFC needs cooks, food servers, planners, fundraisers, caring people to assist those without homes to a better life.