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Healthy Girls Santa Cruz (HGSC)

Healthy Girls Santa Cruz (HGSC) aims to provide services that support girls' healthy development, with a focus on body image, self-esteem, relationships, self-care and leadership skill development.
400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 [ HW, M, REC ]

Head Start & Early Head Start

Head Start supports school readiness and promotes healthy families through delivery of education, health and social services. Early Head Start (EHS) enrolls low-income families with infants and toddlers. The pre-natal months and the first three years of life are periods of incredible growth in all areas of a baby's development. (831) 688-3802
225 Westridge Drive Watsonville, CA 95076 [ A, CO, FN, HW ]

Health Care Access Line

Assistance and referrals to low cost health coverage program for children and teens that pays for medical, dental, vision, mental health, and alcohol substance abuse services. Bilingual services available. 831-763-8568 (Watsonville) or 831-454-2515 (Santa Cruz)
See Website [ CO, HW ]

Health Projects Center—Santa Cruz County

Services focus on supporting family caregivers through resources and education. Includes respite care, family consultation, legal consultation, counseling, support groups, and workshops. Services are free or on a low cost sliding scale. Bilingual services available. M-F 9am-5pm. (831) 459-6639
1537 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95060 [ CO, FN, HW, LS ]

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Campground, call for availability. Closed in winter. Day or night entrance okay. $35/night. Maximum stay 7 consecutive; total of 30 days in a calendar year. Graham Hill Road, Scotts Valley. - - (831) 335-4598
101 N Big Trees Park Rd Felton, CA 95018 [ H, REC ]

Highlands Park Child Development Center (Community Bridges)

The Infant Program: 3 months - 18 months. The Toddler Program: 18 months -3 years. The Preschool Program: 3 years -5 years. This program includes three healthy, vegetarian meals daily in each of its programs.
8500 Hwy 9 Ben Lomond, CA 95005, (831) 336-2857 [ DC, FN, HW, PS ]

HIV Resource Drop-In Center – Santa Cruz County

Resource center for HIV/AIDS. One-for-one exchange of syringe and safe injecting equipment. Free, anonymous HIV testing site. 454-4014 (Santa Cruz)
412 Front Street Santa Cruz, CA [ HW ]

HIV Testing Hotline

Free, confidential HIV testing. Information on locations and times. Free or low cost services for HIV positive. This service is part of the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency. Bilingual services available. 1-800-273-2437
Phone only [ CO, HW ]

HIV/AIDS Nightline

Emotional support and referrals for persons with HIV and AIDS or anyone else with concerns or questions related to HIV and AIDS. 458-6020 (Santa Cruz)
Phone Only [ CO, HW ]

Homeless Community Resource Center

Emergency overnight shelter, showers, meals, laundry service, and referrals to other needed services. Bilingual services available.
115 Coral St., Santa Cruz [ HW, H ]

Horse & Heart Summer Camps

Through partnership with Horses in nature they strive to create emotionally healthy and socially competent individuals who become well-adjusted, thriving members of community, and are prepared to make a positive contribution. 650-248-4451 lori@wisdomark.com
5017 Ironwood Drive Soquel CA 95073 [ M, REC ]

Hospice of Santa Cruz County

Bereavement support groups for adults and children, general hospice, and death/dying support. Bilingual services available. Open M-F 8am-5pm.. 831.430.3000.

HSA Homeless Persons Health Project/Coral Street Homeless Health Clinic

HPHP works along side homeless adults and youth through case management during times of need or crisis. They offer supplies, information, and referrals to other services. (831) 454-2080
See Website [ CO, HW, H ]

Human Care Alliance

An alliance of over 60 different volunteer non-profit organizations. They “protect and advocate for the needy.” http://humancarealliance.org/ Homeless Services Center – 831.458.6020 Volunteer Center – 831.427.5070
See Web [ H ]