Statement of Purpose

Elm Street Mission's Purpose

To proclaim the good news of salvation from sin through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!

"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:9-10

This is our 48th year of helping the homeless and hurting in Santa Cruz

Elm Street Mission has been helping the homeless and hurting of Santa Cruz since 1972. We are a church with a focus on working with those who are bound by addictions and/or mental illness. We serve a big God who can and will help all those who desire a change in their life and will surrender their lives to Him in repentance. We feed, clothe, and help people to get into programs.

All donations are tax deductible and we are supported by individuals as God leads them to help in this ministry.

Please send to:
Elm Street Mission, 117 Elm Street, Santa Cruz, CA. 95060-4420

Elm Street Mission now can take PayPal donations:

The harvest is plentiful,

But the laborers are few... Matthew 9:37

Schedule of Services

I was glad when they said unto me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD." Psalm 122:1

Elm Street Mission

Sunday Morning

Service: 10:45 a.m. to Noon

Pastor John Wilcox, Nazarene Pastor

Wednesday Morning

Service and Breakfast - Doors open at 7:00 a.m. and close shortly thereafter. Breakfast is servied at 8:00 a.m.

Bible Study

Wednesday Evening

Bible Study from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Mike Crane, Chris Maxey, Jim Probst, George Kirk

Weekend Evening Service and Food

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Evening Services: 4:30-6:00 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 and close shortly thereafter. Dinner is servied between 6:15 and 7:00 p.m.


Just a few highlights from the mission during the past several months!

  • Bible Study
  • Richard Butler helping out with serving
  • Mark Warner and Will helping out in the kitchen
  • Much appreciated help from Vintage Faith Church
  • Serving trays donated by LeeAnn D'Arcy Levitre
  • Bill Dauphin & George Kirk
  • George Kirk
  • Good Samaritan Community Coveneant Church pitches in
  • Hazel serving dessert
  • Even food for his cat
  • Rob Walter
  • Eula Beatrice McBride, 'When We All See Jesus...'
  • Wrapping up after dinnertime
  • Happy Birthday to Don Winget!
  • More goodies from Mrs A's Famous Salsa Buena!
  • Thank you LeeAnn D'Arcy Levitre for the clothes!
  • Service inside and out
  • Eula lowers Mike's ears a bit!
  • Thanks to Grady Swanson!
  • National Day of Prayer
  • Steve from Vnage Faith Church joins us for service and serving.
  • Friday Evening at Elm Street Mission
  • Just looking for a good cap. Provided.
  • Mother's Day morning
  • Mother's Day during Mission
  • Zachary Pennel & Urban Plunge #11
  • More Bible Study
  • Sandy Hale, the thanks keep coming!

Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!

Our Staff

I am thy servant, give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. Psalm 119:125

Mike Crane

Mission Pastor

George Kirk

Chief Chef

Refresh Mail Form
Mailing Address

117 Elm Street,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4420


(831) 420-0543

Email us

Pastor Mike

We're on social networks

We are near the Metro Bus Station in downtown Santa Cruz. On Elm Street between Street Light Records (Pacific Avenue) and the former Cafe Pergolesi (Cedar Street).