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Teen Peer Court

Teen Peer Court is a program run by teens for teens. The objective of the Teen Peer Court program is to interrupt the developing pattern of criminal behavior in referred juveniles by promoting self-esteem, motivation for self-improvement, forming a healthy attitude toward authority, and increasing education.
400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 [ A, LS, REC ]

The Diversity Center

The Diversity Center Santa Cruz County is building an equitable community where LGBTQ+ people thrive.
1117 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz CA 95060 [ HW, M, PS, Q, REC, SS, SE ]

The Lotus Collaborative

The Lotus Collaborative is a holistic health and recovery center for eating disorders. We specializing in eating, weight, exercise, and nutrition concerns including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, orthorexia, and compulsive exercising. We provide partial hospitalization services, intensive outpatient services, free eating disorder support groups, family therapy, nutritional counseling and transitional living. Our Free Support Groups are open to anyone in the community struggling with an eating disorder, as well as those supporting a loved one who is struggling. We serve teens (14+) and adults female, male and transgender from Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Jose and San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. More information about our free supports groups can be found on our website.
701 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; 1610 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123. [ CO, FN, HW, M, PS ]

The Trevor Helpline

NATIONWIDE. 24 Hour suicide hotline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. 1-866-488-7386.
Phone Only [ CO, Q ]

Together In The Park, Live Oak & Santa Cruz (LOFRC & Santa Cruz Adult School)(Watsonville/Aptos Adult Ed)

Parenting support and information along with age appropriate activities. Parents and their children, birth to 5 years are welcome. Tuesdays, 10AM-12Noon at Jose Ave. Park, Live Oak. Thursdays, 10AM-12noon at Frederick Street Park Santa Cruz. or call 429-3966. In South County, call 786-2160. In Felton, call 335-6600.
319 La Fonda Ave Santa Cruz, California 95062 [ M, PS, REC ]

Translation Services La Manzana

Free assistance to low income Spanish-speaking people who need translation services and help completing government and income tax forms, employment applications, and other documents. (831) 724-2997
Phone Only [ LS ]

Trips For Kids Santa Cruz

Trips for Kids provide a safe environment where kids 12-18 can have a positive mountain biking experience.
Phone Only, See Website [ G, REC ]

Tyler House

Tyler House is a residential dual-diagnosis treatment program for teens with drug and alcohol issues. Through daily participation in counseling and structured activities, Tyler House residents learn to understand and address the issues that have contributed to their emotional struggles and substance use. Bilingual counselors and mental health professionals provide support, education and guidance to help teens meet their individual goals to get sober. The program lasts for four to six months and is for teens age 14 - 17. Call (831) 688-6293 x117 for more information.
[ CO, HW ]