The second annual Good Neighbor Social Celebrates Community and Raises Money to Help End Homelessness


 | May 9, 2023

SANTA CRUZ, CA — May 8, 2023 — Get ready for a night of feel-good fun and community spirit as Housing Matters announces its second annual Good Neighbor Social on Thursday, June 1, from 6 to 9 pm at Woodhouse Blending and Brewing.

The Good Neighbor Social brings together neighbors, supporters, and advocates from all corners of the community to raise funds and awareness towards ending homelessness in Santa Cruz County. Guests will enjoy a delicious array of local beer, wine, and non-alcoholic refreshments from Woodhouse Brewing, while savoring the culinary delights of Sampa Brazilian Kitchen, and dance the night away to the dulcet tones of local legends, The Joint Chiefs.

But that’s not all! Attendees can also participate in classic party games set up throughout the brewery, all of which relate to facts about housing and homelessness.

“As much as we, at Housing Matters, diligently work to address our mission of resolving homelessness, we also aspire to build a community of Good Neighbors — and to have fun in the process,” said Phil Kramer, Chief Executive Officer of Housing Matters. “We had such an amazing time with our community at last year’s Good Neighbor Social, we are looking forward to hosting another evening to remember.”

The event will take place at Woodhouse Blending & Brewing from 6 to 9 pm on Thursday, June 1. Tickets start at $10 for general admission. Tickets are available in advance here.

Interested in volunteering for the event? Sign up here.

As Housing Matters’ Donor Relations team member Louis Powell shares: “We have worked diligently to ensure the second annual Good Neighbor Social is a night to remember, and we cannot wait to welcome our neighbors to what is sure to be a very special evening.”

For more information and tickets for the Good Neighbor Social, including sponsorship opportunities, visit

About Housing Matters
Founded in 1986, Housing Matters is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that partners with individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness to create pathways out of homelessness and into permanent housing. Housing Matters offers housing support services and case management as well as emergency shelter and direct services — including hot showers, public bathrooms, and a mailroom — to people experiencing homelessness. We hold firmly to a vision that homelessness in Santa Cruz County should be rare, brief, and non-recurring.

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