Santa Cruz Emergency Contacts
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY OR FIRE, CALL 9-1-1
Call 9-1-1 in an emergency to reach the Police, Sheriff, Highway Patrol, Coast Guard (Search and Rescue), Fire Department, Ambulance, and Paramedics.
California Poison Action Line 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-876-4766
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 831-458-5300
Child Protective Services: 831-454-2273 or toll free 1-877-505-3299
Adult Protective Services: 831-454-4101 or toll free 1-866-580-4357
Mental Health Crisis Intervention: 800-952-2335 or 9-1-1
The Santa Cruz Area Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental in helping Santa Cruz through local emergencies since 1889. Whether it's helping rebuild after the 1955 flood or helping businesses get back on their feet right after the 1989 earthquake, the Chamber is here to help the community in an emergency. Please use this list of organizations that can help in case of an emergency in Santa Cruz county. The following numbers are for non-emergency situations only.
If you don't know who to call:
Dial 2-1-1 for Santa Cruz County's one-stop call center for help with food, housing, health care, senior services, child care, legal aid, and much more through a variety of county agencies and charitable groups. During a disaster, 211 provides critical information about evacuation routes, food and shelter, as well as job search and permanent housing support during long-term recovery. 211 is confidential and available 24 hours a day in more than 150 languages.
For more information, visit the 211 website.