HSCC was honored to be a sponsor of the Santa Cruz County 19th annual Community Assessment Project (CAP) yesterday. Spearheaded by the United Way of Santa Cruz County, Dominican Hospital and Applied Survey Research, The CAP is a multi-year initiative to measure and improve the quality of life in Santa Cruz County. The study evaluates the quality of life of Santa Cruz County residents in six subject areas: the economy, education, health, public safety, the social environment, and the natural environment.
Along with the Mayor of Watsonville Lowell Hurst, our CEO, Michael Milward was the co-emcee of the event and introduced community leaders who reported findings in the six categories to a standing-room-only crowd at the Watsonville City Council Chamber. The report highlighted successes and challenging issues faced by county residents in 2013. The full report can be found viewed by visiting Santa Cruz CAP Report 2013.
Mike also presented awards to the 18 Community Heroes who were honored for their efforts to improve the quality of life for our residents. Will O’Sullivan from Encompass Community Service’s Community Recovery Services was one of the Community Heroes honored in the category of Public Safety. Congratulations to Will and to all our Community Heroes!