"A home for students, by students"

What is Slug Shelter?

 

Slug Shelter is a student-led organization at UCSC that is committed to providing a temporary living space for college students experiencing homelessness in the Santa Cruz area. Our goal is to create a safe, reliable space that meets the physical and emotional needs of these students, enabling them to devote more time to their studies and other professional pursuits. With this program, we hope to mitigate the financial struggles endured by students who are most affected by the high cost of living in Santa Cruz. In addition, we offer student volunteers valuable, hands-on experience in building a strong community.

What we do?

Housing and Food

 

Provide semi-permanent housing to students in need, as well as meals for the students who live there

Mentoring

 

Connect each student with a mentor specializing in social work and with the housing and financial aid system to assist them with finding a more permanent housing solution

Volunteering

 

Offer volunteer experience and exceptional professional development opportunities to students who wish to help operate it. The team will consist of a range of positions for students who will fill roles ranging from managerial roles to Resident Assistants. 

Stand with us

 

Please stand with us in our mission to support homeless students in the Santa Cruz area by signing this petition!

Donate 

You can make a difference today! Your gift will help homeless students directly by supporting the operation of Slug Shelter! All our donations will be used for running the shelter.

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