This resource directory is focused on resources that support children in grades pre-K through college. For other resources, please call 211 or use the community information database at the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.
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Assists low-income residents with the cost of purchasing food. Bilingual Services. Apply in person, online or by phone at 1-888-421-8080.
1020 Emeline Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060; 18 West Beach Street, Watsonville, CA 95076 [ FN ]
A referral service to locate licensed Marriage and Family therapist in Santa Cruz County. On-call therapist will return call. Not an emergency service. Can refer to bilingual services. 429-7786.
See Website [ CO ]
Specialized medical services for children under 21, who have serious medical conditions. Must meet the criteria set by the agency. Bilingual services available. 454-2540
County Office, 1430 Freedom Blvd., Suite 101, Watsonville, CA 95076. Open: 8am - 5pm, M - F, Phone (831) 763-8000 [ HW, LS ]
California Commission on Judicial Performance State Building, San Francisco.
STATEWIDE. To file a complaint against any California judge for judicial misconduct. 1-415-557-1200
Phone Only [ LS ]
Provides technical assistance information and resources for parents, school districts, advocates, agencies and others of procedural safeguards regarding students between ages 3 and 21 with disabilities and their educational rights. 479-6431
See Website [ A, LS, PS, SPED ]
We are a State agency that provides services to assist individuals with disabilities to become employed. We provide a wide range of services which are based on the individual's needs, interests, aptitudes and previous work experience. Services include but are not limited to: assistance with job search, bus passes, assistive technology, training, clothing and tools required for work.
1350 41st Avenue, Suite 101, Capitola, CA 95010 [ CO, SE ]
California Relay Services
STATEWIDE. Services enable Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Speech Disabled persons to communicate over the phone. Specially trained operators relay the conversation as it takes place. For information on how to obtain special TTY/TDD equipment, call 800-1191 24 hours. Free. Bilingual services.
Phone Only [ SPED ]
California Rural Legal Assistance, INC.
Serves very low income residents of Santa Cruz County with civil legal needs such as landlord/tenant matters, issues involving fair housing, wage and hour claims, public education issues, and public benefit denials and overpayments (Social Security, TANF, MediCal, MediCruz, In Home Support Services, etc.) 831-724-2253 (Watsonville) 831-458-1089 (Santa Cruz)
Phone Only [ LS ]
California Smokers Helpline
Help with quitting smoking. No Fee + Free Phone Call. Open M-F 7 am to 9:30 pm and Sat-Sun 9 am to 5 pm.
Phone Only [ HW ]
STATEWIDE. To make complaints or instigate an investigation against an attorney. Info about attorneys is available. 1-800-843-9053
Phone Only, See Website [ LS ]
Provides assistance to low income families with children (can include unborn children), including cash aid; employment and training services; and supportive services such as child care, transportation, work expenses and counseling. Bilingual services. 1-888-421-8080
1020 Emeline Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060; 18 West Beach Street, Watsonville, CA 95076 [ CO, DC, FN, FY, HW, H, SE ]
California Youth Crisis Line
STATEWIDE. Crisis line for youth and parents. Support and referrals provided. Patch through system to connect runaway youth to their parents by phone. Relay system to carry messages between youth and parents. Bilingual services available. Free. 1-800-843-5200
Phone Only [ FY, H, PS ]
A fun day camp at Jade St Park for kids ages 6-11. Activities include: sports, arts & crafts, beach days and more! 831-475-5935
Call/See Website [ REC ]
Offer camps for ages 8-16. Camps include Camp Photoshoot and Camp Fashion Designer. 831-252-0665
Call/See Website [ REC ]
A 6 day camping experience for children ages 8-10 who have been referred by social workers from Family & Children's Services. There is no charge to the camper. He/she is covered by insurance from the time he/she is picked up until he/she is returned. 1-800-750-2267
See Website [ CO, REC ]
Campus Kids Connections, INC.
CKC offers a Summer Day Camp Program for children that have completed kindergarten through 5th grade.
820 Bay Avenue, Suite 109 Capitola, CA 95010 [ REC ]
Cancer Information Services
A local soccer development program that is nationally recognized for its focus on skill and youth development. email@example.com 831-423-3556
Phone Only, See Website [ REC ]
Centeotl Grupo de Baile y Danza provides children, youth, and young adults dance and choral practice and performance activities. There are no fees. The mission is to preserve and celebrate participants’ countries of origin with pride, promote harmony and erode discrimination and stereotyping, and honor and preserve Spanish and indigenous languages, dances, music, and clothing. We also provide academic tutoring for Centeotl participants and family members to promote bi-literacy, techno-literacy, cultural competence, and higher education.
840 North Branciforte Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 [ REC ]
Advocacy and information center for the disabled. Helps with access to services, programs, benefits/information, living independently, improvingly access to our communities, info regarding disability rights, housing, etc. Also, will provide interpreter for hearing impaired clients of social services agencies. Voice: (831) 462-8720 • TDD (831) 462-8729 • Fax (831) 462-8727 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
41st Avenue, Suite 101 • Capitola, CA 95010 [ HW, SPED ]
CACFP is a federally funded nutrition assistance program designed to provide healthful meals to children and adults receiving day care. (831) 688-8840.
236 Santa Cruz Ave. Aptos, CA 95003 [ DC, FN, HW ]
Pre-School Classes, School-Age Classes, Jr. Guards, and Camp Capitola. Dance, sports, martial arts, tennis, etc.
General Info: (831) 475-5935. Class Registration: (831) 475-6115. Email: email@example.com Register for classes online. Capitola Recreation , 4400 Jade Street, Capitola, CA 95010. [ REC ]
Camps include (age requirement): Camp Cruz (6-12) Super Camp (5-6) Junior Explorers (6-7) The Spot (8-10) Beach Cruzers (6-12) Mountain Bike Summer Camp (7-14) Skate Camp (5-14) Day Kids Climbing Camp (8-14) Rock Stars Climbing Camp (8-10) Martial Arts Summer Camp (7-13) Story Book Dance Camp (4-6) Camp Hip Hop! (6-10) Camp Tannery Arts (7-13) Explorers Science Camp (4-16) Creative Camp: Paint and Draw (10-18) Teen TV: Field Production Camp (13-18) Youth Rock Climbing Camp (11-17) Diggerz Beach Volleyball Camp (10-17) Kids Kayak Camp (8-12) Baseball All-Star Camp (8-14) Baseball Beach Camp (8-14) Baseball Hitting Instruction Camp (8-14) Wiffle Ball Camp (8-14) Soccer -- World Cup Goalkeeper Camps (7-9)
See Website [ REC ]
A fellowship of men and women who come together to obtain freedom from addiction to cocaine and other mind-altering substances. Go to their website for specific meeting information.
See Website [ CO, HW ]
12 Step program and support group. Self-help group for individuals who are co-dependent. Call for current meeting schedule.
See Website [ HW ]
Free information and referral for battered women; teen violence preventions programs. Self-defense classes for girls, teens, women, and seniors are offered at a nominal charge- no one turned away because of lack of funds. Pre-register for self-defenses classes through parks and recreations. 831-420-5363
809 Center Street, Room 10 Santa Cruz, CA. 95060 [ CO, LS, M, REC ]
Services include parent education, community building, transportation for elderly and disabled, nutrition education and food coupons, home delivered meals for seniors, and more. Programs include: Beach Flats Community Center, Meals on Wheels, Lift Line, Live Oak Family Resource Center, La Manzana Community Resources, WIC, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and five Child Development Centers. firstname.lastname@example.org
236 Santa Cruz Ave Aptos, CA [ CO, FN ]
Call the day that food is needed. We make referrals to local pantries and USDA distribution sites. Free summertime lunch program for children. Provides referrals for other services (rent, utilities, medical, free meals, Shelters, etc. Bilingual services available. 1-800-984-3663
See Website [ FN, H ]
Santa Cruz Community Prevention Partners are dedicated to building a diverse community that promotes health and well being, and enhances youth and community safety through sustainable alcohol and drug prevention efforts. Phone (831) 454-5007 Email email@example.com
Phone Only [ CO, HW, SS ]
Provides housing, treatment, case coordination, and peer support services that support and educate mental health consumers and their families. (831) 459-0444
542 Ocean Street Santa Cruz, CA [ CO, HW, H, M, PS, SPED ]
Mediation services – free, confidential, flexible pay scale; group facilitation; trainings & workshops. Also provide victim-Offender dialogue program, as well as Girl Space (program for young women in the justice system to prepare for reintegration with families). Bilingual services in Watsonville. (831) 475-6117
1414 Soquel Ave #218 Santa Cruz, CA 95062 [ CO, M ]
Bilingual services available. The Access Team is available 24 hours a day for Santa Cruz County residents to access hospitalization in a psychiatric crisis. Based upon the results. of an assessment, the team’s care managers will link individuals and their families to the most appropriate services available. Individuals meeting the System of Care criteria (i.e., having trouble with serious and persistent mental illnesses) are referred to one of several coordinated care treatment terms based in Santa Cruz or Watsonville. 831-454-4170
1430 Freedom Blvd. Watsonville, CA 95076 , 1080 Emeline Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 [ CO ]
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See Website [ HW ]