In order to receive assistance from Families In Transition families must be referred by an outside agency or organization such as through a county worker or a shelter.

To qualify a family must meet the following guidelines:

  1. Be either homeless, escaping domestic violence, or have an active eviction notice
  2. Living within the County of Santa Cruz unless they are relocating in order to escape domestic violence or if they have served in the United States Military

This program is designed to help our most vulnerable members in the community. Being placed on our eligibility list does not  guarantee that services will be provided. Common situations that do not qualify for our services include situations such as someone who is living with a family member long term but wants to find a place of their own. Those who are struggling financially but have not received an eviction notice and those who are housed but wish to relocate to a nicer neighborhood.

In order to refer someone to our program please fill out the form below completely and e-mail to


FIT Referral Form 2017


Please NOTE: It is necessary to download and save the “Referral Form Template” to your computer prior to entering data on the form.  Once completed you can save and email as an attachment to


In order to be placed on our eligibility list please have a third party send a completed referral form to Families In Transition. Referrals should be e-mailed to







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