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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Works with schools to ensure that they are safe environments for LGBT youth and compliant with California Safe Schools and Violence Prevention Act of 2000.
Director, Safe Schools Project (831) 427-4014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org [ Q, SS ]
The Department Of Child Support Services provides the following services: Establish court orders for paternity, child support, and medical coverage; Locate the non-custodial parent and his/her assets to enforce the court order; Maintain accounts of payments paid and past due; Modify court orders when appropriate; Enforce court orders for child, family, and medical support; and spousal support in conjunction with child support. Our services are available to all parents and/or legal guardians, we assist in providing financial assistance for the children in their care through the collection of child support.
420 May Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 [ HW, LS, PS ]
Dormitory accommodations and private rooms. Call for info. $22/night members, $25/night non-members. Youth age 12-17 are $15/night, non members 12-17 $18 night and children 3-11 are $10/night (under 2 yrs is free). Costs are higher for private rooms.
321 Main Street, Santa Cruz, CA USA 95060 [ H ]
Rent subsidy for low-income persons. List of low-come apts. Bilingual services available. Waiting list up to 5yrs. Closed to the public on Fridays. Also serves Hollister and San Juan Bautista.
2931 Mission St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060 [ H ]
Winter-Spring, and Summer Classes of all kinds, including arts, sports, academic-focus, recreation, camps, etc.
Register online, or by phone at 831-420-5270 and in person and by mail at 323 Church St., Santa Cruz. [ REC ]
Little Guards and Junior Guards are instructed by qualified ocean lifeguards. All of the instructors have successfully completed an intensive United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) certified Open Water Lifeguarding training course and most have worked in the field as lifeguards for more than one year. Instructors are also certified in emergency first aid and CPR for the professional rescuer. Many of the instructors are graduates of the Junior Guards program and have teaching and interpretation experience with children. The program is held on Cowell Beach adjacent to the Municipal Wharf in one of the calmest areas of ocean in Santa Cruz. During the program, Junior Guards are also always under the watchful eye of on-duty beach lifeguards in addition to the supervision provided.
Registration Information and Help 420-5270. Jr. Lifeguard Phone (6/18-8/15) 420-6248. [ REC ]
Emergency overnight shelter, showers, meals, laundry service, and referrals to other needed services. Bilingual services available. (831) 458-6020
115 Coral St., Santa Cruz, CA [ H ]
The Volunteer Center was founded in 1967 to address the pressing needs of our local community through volunteer service. The Volunteer Center offers 18 programs that engage young people, families, seniors, working professionals, and people with disabilities in meaningful service.
Santa Cruz Volunteer Center, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, Phone: 831-427-5070; Watsonville Volunteer Center, 12 Carr Street, Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: 831-722-6708 [ ]
12 Step12 tradition program of recovery for adults of any sexual orientation and support group. The only qualification to be a member is the desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and live addiction. http://slaasantacruz.org/ 831-218-1762 ext.1: Women Only 831-218-1762 ext.2: Men Only
See Website [ CO, HW ]
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
Information and referrals to local shelters. Services are especially for single parents with children. Sun-Thurs., 7:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat 7:30 am-Midnights. Shelters are free. Bilingual services available. (888) 474-6758 Toll-Free (831) 427-1007 Local
Phone Only, See Website [ H ]
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit counseling center in Santa Cruz & Los Gatos, California. Our goal is to provide high quality yet affordable psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. We provide services on a sliding scale, meaning that our fees are based upon your income.
305 Soquel Ave. Suite A, Santa Cruz, CA 95062; 315 Los Gatos Saratoga Rd., Los Gatos, CA 95030. [ CO, HW, PS ]
Parent-to-parent support, networking, and resource information over the phone and educational workshops for parents of children of all ages with special needs. P.O. Box 2367, Santa Cruz, CA 95063 (831)722-2800 email@example.com
P.O. Box 2367, Santa Cruz, CA 95063 [ A, CO, PS, SPED ]
Lists many faith groups and churches that are LGBTQ friendly.
1117 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz CA 95062 [ Q ]
Serves soup and salad lunches at noon. Showers available M-F 11am-12:45pm. Clothing available M, W, and F. When donations permit, milk is provided; pregnant women and children are allotted more milk.
205 Mora St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 [ FN, H ]
Suicide Crisis Hotline
A hotline for anyone who is contemplating or has suicidal thoughts, knows someone who they believe is suicidal, or has any other kind of emotional crisis. Open to Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties. 831-458-5300
Phone Only [ CO ]
Y sports camps and activities provide children opportunities to become more confident and healthy.. Activities include swim lessons, basketball, princess camp, science camp, art camp, etc…
See Website [ A, REC ]
Survivors Healing Center offers group therapy to survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Support groups are available for women and men as well as for teenage girls and boys.
104 Walnut Avenue, Suite 208, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 [ CO, HW, PS ]