What's New:

  • NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Request for Proposals (RFP)
    The Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, our contracted partner for the grant distribution process, is now accepting applications for the Community Response to Opioid Misuse Prevention and Treatment RFP. 

    May 14 – Application period opens, Foundation staff available to answer questions via their Frequently Asked Questions page.
    July 10 – 11:59pm- Requests due in the grant portal.
    August – Funding decisions announced and grant payments issued.
    June 30, 2026 – Funds must be expended.
  • VIDEO: Opioid Settlement Town Hall - 8/30/23

Trends in fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses over time in Santa Cruz County
Opioid Overdose Clusters

Overdose clusters from January 1 - March 31, 2024 (Santa Cruz County Emergency Medical Services)

Total suspected overdoses: 73
Total fatal overdoses: 14
Narcan (Naloxone) administered: 73

Suspected Fatal and Non-Fatal Opioid Overdoses per Month

Suspected overdoses per month from January 1, 2021 - April 2024 (Santa Cruz County Emergency Medical Services)

Harm Reduction Services

Treatment for Addiction, Recovery Support Groups and Hotlines