We REALLY need continuing donations to directly support asylum seekers and refugees with basic necessities like medical care, food, shelter and transportation. Your contribution helps those affected by devastating humanitarian crises.

Our Santa Cruz Gives Fundraising Campaign begins on Wednesday, Nov 15th!

You can donate any amount, $5 and up. The Volunteer Center and its partners will even provide partial matching funds to make your donation go even further. Last year, the Welcoming Network raised about $60,000. We hope to do as well or better this year. Thank you in advance for your consideration: santacruzgives.org/welcomingnetwork


The Welcoming Network is a 100% volunteer based organization! Volunteers assist asylum-seekers secure safe rental housing, enroll their children in school, get medical and dental care, work through the immigration courts, and more. 

While each family has unique needs, here are examples of how the Welcoming Network puts your generous donations to work.

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Refugee Camp in Northern Mexico

The children in this photo and their parents were forced to camp for months in dangerous conditions in Mexico while they awaited their turn to apply for asylum. Now they have rental housing in Santa Cruz and are navigating their asylum claims through our court system. 

Credit Card or Paypal

Make a contribution by clicking the donate button. You can choose to make a one-time donation or a monthly donation. Quick, easy and secure!

Donate by CHECK 

If you would like to send in your donation by check, please make it payable to:

Welcoming Network

311 Darwin Street,

Santa Cruz CA 95062 

Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living

If you would like to claim a tax deduction, you may make a donation through our non-profit fiscal sponsor, the Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable LivingAfter clicking the yellow "donate" button, choose "Santa Cruz Welcoming Network" in the drop-down menu.  Or, if you prefer to make your tax deductible donation by check, make your check out to "The Hub" and write "Welcoming Network" in the memo field.  Mail your check to the address above.

IRA RMD Contributions 

 Have an IRA?  Consider making a donation through your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). The donation needs to be written to our 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor: “The Hub for Sustainable Living.