Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services


California Rural Legal Assistance is a non-profit that works with marginalized communities such as people who are of low income, farm workers, and those with disabilities, school children, seniors, and those are a part of the LGBT community. Marginalized people most often get taken advantage of and are afraid to ask for help. The housing crisis in the Santa Cruz County has led many to endure harsh living conditions despite this; CRLA has a stagnant rate of people going into the office for consultations. The outreach project was about conducting a survey in the community to find out how aware the community was about CRLA and the services provided. The results of this project uncovered that people in the community did not know about CRLA or the services they provide. Recommendations for the future are; doing outreach in Libraries, public bulletin boards, attending community events and the Farmer’s Market at least twice a month targeting the Spanish speaking community.