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Cabrillo College - Academic Counseling

All Cabrillo counselors can assist students regarding transfer to four-year universities and in planning for Cabrillo’s career certificates and associate degrees.
Main Campus: 6500 Soquel Dr. Bldg 100, Aptos, CA 95003, Phone: 831.479.6274; Watsonville Campus: 318 Union Ave. Room A120, Watsonville, CA 95066, Phone: 831.786.4734 [ A, CO ]

Cabrillo College - Accessibility Support Center

The Accessibility Support Center (ASC), formerly Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS), offers a variety of support services for students with disabilities to help ensure their educational success at Cabrillo College. Services are designed to foster independence in Cabrillo programs and activities while providing necessary support for students with disabilities. Services are provided to students enrolled through the Accessibility Support Center include counseling and advising, academic support, referrals and coordination, interpreters, note takers, special classes, special equipment, on-campus transportation, special parking, priority registration, test proctoring, liaison with local, state and federal agencies, specialized adaptive equipment, assistive technology, alternate media and a high tech center with computer adaptations.
6500 Soquel Dr., Room 1073, Aptos, CA 95003 [ A, CO, M ]

Cabrillo College - Admissions

Information on how to apply as well as links to assessment, fees and financial aid.
Main Campus: 6500 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA 95003, Phone: 831.479.5782; Watsonville Campus: 318 Union Ave. Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: 831.786.4701 [ A ]

Cabrillo College - Assessment

The assessment process is required of all new Cabrillo students and is used for course placement in math, English, English as a Second Language. 831.479.6165
6500 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA 95003 [ A ]

Cabrillo College - Children's Center

The Cabrillo College Children's Center offers child care services on campus for children 5 month old to five years of age and in our own network of family child care homes for children zero to three years of age located in both mid and south county. The California Department of Education offers childcare grants to eligible families.
6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos, CA 95003 [ DC ]

Cabrillo College - College and Career Night

Held the first Monday in November at Cabrillo College. Meet with colleges, career and academic programs and attend transfer and financial aid workshop. 831.477.3246,
6500 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA 95003 [ A, SE ]

Cabrillo College - Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state-funded effort designed to provide financial, counseling and academic support services for full-time Cabrillo students identified as educationally and economically disadvantaged. 831.479.6305,
Main Campus: 6500 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA 95003 [ A, CO ]

Cabrillo College - Fast Track To Work

Fast Track To Work is a dynamic student services program serving low income, unemployed and under-employed Cabrillo students. Fast Track provides advocacy and supportive services; and promotes student success in achieving career advancement leading to financial self-sufficiency.
6500 Soquel Drive, Room 110, Aptos, CA 95003. [ A, CO, SE ]

Cabrillo College - Financial Aid

Financial aid can help pay for mandatory college fees, textbooks, transportation, room and board and other educational expenses while attending Cabrillo. Explore what’s available and apply for appropriate programs. Main Campus: 831.479.6415; Watsonville Campus: 831.479.6415
Main Campus: 6500 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA 95003; Watsonville Campus: 318 Union Ave. Watsonville, CA 95066 [ A ]

Cabrillo College - Foster and Kinship Care Educational Program

A group available to help with the needs of relative caregivers (grandparent, relative, or friend) for children. Group held the first Tuesday of each month: 6:30-8pm at LifeSpring Preschool.
1255 41st Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010 [ CO, FY, M, PS ]

Cabrillo College - Foster Youth Independence Program (FYI)

The Cabrillo College Foster Youth Independence Program (FYI) helps current and former foster youth students by providing supportive services to successfully navigate the college systems. Services include: application and enrollment assistance, financial aid and scholarship assistance, academic counseling, peer mentoring, tutoring services, survival living skills and referrals to college and community resources. Other services that help students succeed in school, such as food gift cards scholarship funds, bus passes, one-time emergency funds are also available to participating sttudents. Offices is open to students to come in and use student computers, study areas. calachanc@cabrillo.edu,
Main Campus: 6500 Soquel Dr. Room 1006 Aptos, CA 95003 [ A, CO, FY ]

Cabrillo College - High School Student Resources

Information on a wide variety of Cabrillo College options for high school students including concurrent enrollment and articulated credit. 831.477.3268,
Articulation Office 6500 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA 95003, [ A, CO ]

Cabrillo College - Learning Skills Program

The Learning Skills Program is designed to serve students with learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit disorder (ADHD). Eligible students utilize accommodations and services which include: extended time on tests in a less distracting environment, note takers, priority registration, assistance with class scheduling, specialized computer applications, tutoring, and/or counseling from DSPS counselors. Learning disability assessments conducted to determine eligibility. Students who have ADHD, or have previously received services because of a learning disability, should bring their supporting documentation to the Learning Skills Program Office. 831.479.6220,
Main Campus: 6500 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA 95003 [ A, CO, SPED ]

Cabrillo College - Main Campus

Cabrillo College is a community college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic, career, and personal development goals.
6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003, Phone: 831.479.6100 [ A, SE ]

Cabrillo College - Personal Counseling

Personal Counseling is offered to help students cope with stressors that are affecting their academic, career, or personal goals. Issues may include wellness, stress, anxiety, alcohol or drug problems, depression, relationship difficulties, anger, low motivation, grief, parenting issues, abuse or other issues affecting your personal well being.
Main Campus 6500 Soquel Dr. Room 907 Aptos, CA 95003 [ A, CO, HW, M, SE ]

Cabrillo College - Puente Project

The mission of the Puente Project is to increase the number of educationally underserved students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors to succeeding generations.
6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003; 318 Union, Watsonville, CA 95076. [ A, CO, M, SE ]

Cabrillo College - Registration

Information on registration for continuing, new and high school students who want to co-enroll at Cabrillo. , Main Campus: 831.479.6415; Watsonville Campus: 831.479.6415
Main Campus: 6500 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA 95003; Watsonville Campus: 318 Union Ave. Watsonville, CA 95066 [ A ]

Cabrillo College - Running Start

Provides graduating high school seniors from Santa Cruz County high school priority registration for Fall classes. 831.479.5759
Main Campus 6500 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA 95003 [ A, SE ]

Cabrillo College - Scotts Valley Center

Offers classes to help with career and educational goals.
104 Whispering Pines Dr. Scotts Valley, CA 95066, Phone: 831.477.3400 [ A, SE ]

Cabrillo College - The Outreach and Recruitment Office

The Outreach and Recruitment Office serves prospective students and their parents by introducing them to information, processes, and resources that will increase their awareness of the college experience, inform them of their educational options at Cabrillo, and provide them with steps to help them reach their educational goals. 831.479.5759,
Main Campus 6500 Soquel Dr. Room 907 Aptos, CA 95003 [ A, CO, PS ]

Cabrillo College - Watsonville Center

Offers a selection of classes that fulfill requirements and prerequisites for general education, transfer, career training and associate's degree level programs of study.
318 Union Ave., Watsonville, CA 95073, Phone: 831.786.4700 [ A, CO, SE ]

Cabrillo Summer Youth Institute

The Cabrillo Youth Summer Institute (CYSI) gives junior high and high school students the opportunity to begin their journey to college & careers. Students spend a week exploring a chosen “career path” through both classroom and hands-on activities. 831.477.3246
6500 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA 95003 [ A, SE ]

Career Exploration - Career Pathways

This online service is available through the Santa Cruz County College Commitment (S4C) website. Each sector contains multiple career pathways in which students can explore a career area now that best fits their interests. The Industry Sectors listed will enable students to research career pathways that can help them make informed decisions about their future.
6500 Soquel Drive 2100B Aptos, CA. 95003 [ A, CO, SE ]

Career Exploration - Career Zone

This online service is available through the Santa Cruz County College Commitment (S4C) website. Career information and resources for middle school and high school students. Students can do self assessments, explore job sectors and occupations.
6500 Soquel Drive 2100B Aptos, CA. 95003 [ A, SE ]

Career Exploration - My Success Plan

This online service is available through the Santa Cruz County College Commitment (S4C) website. Provides guidance on creating a success plan including steps to take during high school years.
6500 Soquel Drive 2100B Aptos, CA. 95003 [ A, SE ]

Child Care Switchboard Santa Cruz County Office of Education

Provides parents with referrals for childcare. Free. Bilingual services available. 8am-5pm. smoon@santacruz.k12.ca.us 831-466-5820
400 Encinal Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060 [ DC, PS ]

Child Development Resource Center

Helps families find childcare, trainings for providers (Licensed or unlicensed) wanting to provide for children. Santa Cruz (831) 466-5820 Watsonville (831) 724-2997 ext. 210
521 Main Street, Suite Y Watsonville, CA 95076 - 400 Encinal Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060 [ DC, PS ]

CREEC: California Regional Environmental Education Community

The CREEC network is helping to enhance the environmental literacy of our students. One click to CREEC.org links you to the fully searchable on-line directory where you will find environment-based education, field trips, curriculum, classes, and workshops aligned with state standards. CREEC.org brings life to learning and learning to life! For more information, please contact Amity Sandage, (831) 466-5711.
See Website [ CO, REC ]

CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps)

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 ]

California Association of Marriage & Family Therapist (CAMFT) – Santa Cruz

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 ]

California Children’s Services (CCS)

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 ]

California Department of Education Procedural Safeguards Referral Service

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 ]

California Department of Rehabilitation

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. 800-662-8887
Phone Only [ HW ]

California State Bar Association

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 ]

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)

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 ]

Camp Capitola

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 ]

Camp Catwalk

Offer camps for ages 8-16. Camps include Camp Photoshoot and Camp Fashion Designer. 831-252-0665
Call/See Website [ REC ]

Camp Opportunity

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

NATIONWIDE. Cancer information services via phone and internet. Bilingual services available. 1-800-422-6237
Phone Only [ HW, M ]

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer foundation

Support group for families touched by childhood cancer. Phone: 909-558-3419
Phone Only [ HW, M ]

Catalyst Soccer

A local soccer development program that is nationally recognized for its focus on skill and youth development. catalystsoccerleage@gmail.com 831-423-3556
Phone Only, See Website [ REC ]

Centeotl Grupo de Baile y Danza

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 ]

Central Coast Center for Independent Living (CCCIL)- Santa Cruz County

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: cccil@cccil.org
41st Avenue, Suite 101 • Capitola, CA 95010 [ HW, SPED ]

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

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 ]

Child Protective Services (CPS) Santa Cruz County

Takes reports and investigates cases of suspected abuse and neglect. Crisis counseling and referrals. Bilingual services available. (831) 454-227
See Website [ CO, LS ]

City of Capitola - Recreation Department

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: capitolarecreation@ci.capitola.ca.us Register for classes online. Capitola Recreation , 4400 Jade Street, Capitola, CA 95010. [ REC ]

City of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation

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 ]

Cocaine Anonymous

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 ]

Codependents Anonymous (CODA)- Santa Cruz County

12 Step program and support group. Self-help group for individuals who are co-dependent. Call for current meeting schedule.
See Website [ HW ]

Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women

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 ]

Community Bridges

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. sams@cbridges.org
236 Santa Cruz Ave Aptos, CA [ CO, FN ]

Community Education Classes (Sutter Santa Cruz)

Classes include: Infant Massage, Baby Sign Language Workshop & Play Group, & New Mom/Baby Yoga and support. Phone: (831) 477-2200
2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95065 [ HW, PS ]

Community Food Hotline- Second Harvest Food Bank

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 ]

Community Prevention Partnership

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 sccfnlp@co.santa-cruz.ca.us
Phone Only [ CO, HW, SS ]

Community Support Services

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 ]

Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County

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 ]

County Mental Health (Children & Adolescent Mental Health)

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 ]

County of Santa Cruz Employment and Benefit Services

Includes CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps), Medi-Cal and CalWORKs. Bilingual Services.
1020 Emeline Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060; 18 West Beach Street, Watsonville, CA 95076 [ FN, FY, HW, H ]

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

CASAs are volunteer lifelines of support and a powerful voice in court for abused and neglected youth.They offer permanency transition meetings and college counseling.
See Website [ A, CO, FY, M ]

Covered California

Millions of Californians will be able to choose affordable, quality health insurance coverage offered through Covered California™ that will take effect January 2014. You will also be able to learn if you qualify for Medi-Cal. Covered California is a new, easy-to-use marketplace where you and your family may get financial assistance to make coverage more affordable and where you will be able to compare and choose health coverage that best fits your needs and budget. By law, your coverage can't be dropped or denied even if you have a pre-existing medical condition or get sick.
See Website [ HW ]