Brooke Newman made a presentation about DST (Downtown Streets Team) in Santa Cruz.


Downtown Streets Team helps bring hope and dignity for those who are homeless. Team members work side by side with community volunteers in some cases to clean our streets. They receive vouchers for a variety of services including job counseling and health services.
Teams have helped to clean Santa Cruz Downtown, San Lorenzo River area, Felton area near river & more. When surveyed about what the hardest part of experiencing homelessness is, the No. 1 answer was the way people look at them or— more often avoid looking at them.