‘I am an 86 year old woman. I live alone with my dog. I recently had carpal tunnel surgery and was unable to drive or walk the dog. Village members stepped up to help, bringing me groceries, walking the dog, and maintaining contact to be sure my needs were met.
After that, I dislocated my shoulder. A village member picked up and took care of my dog for several days until I could do so. Another member picked me up from the hospital. My three children live out of state and I have no other family in this area. I don’t know what I would do without Village Santa Cruz County.’ Dede
Village Santa Cruz County
1740 17th Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062