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211 in Santa Cruz County can help you find food, housing, health care, senior services, child care, legal aid and much more. Call today. Free. Confidential. Multilingual. Available 24/7.
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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
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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
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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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
Responsible for filing and prosecuting all criminal cases in the county. Bilingual services available. 831-454-4740
701 Ocean Street, Room 200, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 [ LS ]
Emancipation of Youth - Youth Services
Information about the Legal Emancipation of Minors. Teen & family counseling agency designed to support youth (ages 12-21) and families in finding positive solutions to difficulties that arise during adolescence, including family conflict, school, drugs & alcohol, gangs, homelessness, runaways, and crisis situations. Bilingual services available. 425-0771 or 429-8350
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Free legal advice and counseling, information and referral line. Sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, employment, disability, or student issues. Telephone counseling. Bilingual services available. 415.621.0672
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Family court services. Court appointed mediators to help resolve custody issues (only available when court ordered, not to general public). Family Law Facilitators are available to the general public to help prepare legal paperwork in family law cases. Call the number provided (judge’s chambers) to be referred to the program. 420-2200 x 6 (Judge) 454-2012 (general court)
1 Second Street, Room 300 Watsonville, CA 95076, [ LS ]
The FPC provides treatment and supportive services to families who are involved with the Human Services Department Family and Children's Services (HSD/FCS) Division due to parental substance abuse. firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Second Street, Room 300 Watsonville, CA 95076, [ CO, HW, LS, PS ]
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 ]
Advocacy and referral services. Distributes food and clothing on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Bilingual and bicultural services available. (831) 423-5747
711 E Cliff Dr Santa Cruz, CA 95060 [ CO, FN, LS, M ]
PAPÁS is a community-based social justices program raising awareness for social change while engaging in action-oriented activities that lead to progressive social transformation. We are providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services that strengthen family relationships, help fathers/father-figures become more involved with their children, and provide a more positive environment for the children’s social-emotional development. Our mission is to honor and promote fathers and father-figures through advocacy and education to support their role in strengthening family and community relationships. In addition to providing direct services, we actively promotes awareness and education that builds social consciousness around the importance of having father friendly services, social service agencies, and a supportive community. "Kids and dads need each other, have you supported a dad today?"
225 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076; 1025 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 [ A, CO, G, HW, LS, M, PS, 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 ]
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 ]
SCOTTS VALLEY AND SAN LORENZO VALLEY RESIDENTS. Emergency food pantry, vouchers for gas, funds for emergency rent, mortgages, and utilities as available. Very limited medical assistance. Bilingual can be arranged.
9400 HWY 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005 [ FN, H, LS, REC ]
24 hour domestic violence hotline (bilingual). Individual and group counseling, peer counseling, education, safe-house for survivors, legal services, and accompaniment to court. No Cost. http://wawc.org Address: 303 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz CA 95060 1-866-269-2559
303 Walnut Avenue Santa Cruz CA 95060 [ CO, H, LS ]
Domestic violence/sexual assault response and advocacy. 24 hour counseling available for rape survivors. Accompaniment to hospital, police, and court. Pick-up available. Offers alternatives to police intervention. Confidential shelter for battered women & their Children. Services are free or low cost. 9am-5pm M-F. Bilingual and Bicultural services available. (831) 722-4532
233 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076 [ CO, H, LS ]