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Resources for Families

Organization Phone Number

Advocacy & Planning Groups for Families & Children

Birth Network 425-3373

General Information - Referrals to Resources

Mountain - San Lorenzo Valley Resource Center

336-2553
Salud para la Gente 728-0222
Familia Center 423-5747
Live Oak Resource Center 476-7284
La Manzana Family Resource Center 724-2997 763-3106
Davenport Resource Center 425-8115
Child Development Resource Center Main: 479-5282 Watsonville: 763-8725 Switchboard: 476-8585 Emeline: 454-4213
Early Childhood Education (ECE) Main Campus: 479-6354 Watsonville Campus: 477-5100
Special Connections Resource Center 464-0669
Public Health Nurse Line 454-4339
Parent Information and Referral Center 1-800-690-2282

CRISIS HOTLINES

Child Protective Services (CPS) 454-4222
763-8850
Food Bank Community Hotline

662-0991
Shelter and Referral Hotline/Community Action Board 457-0511
728-4634
Parental Center Hotline 426-7322
724-2879
California Poison Control System 1-800-876-4766
Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline (& other 12 step prog.) 475-5782
Suicide Crisis Support 458-5300
1-877-663-5433
(1-877-ONE LIFE)
Women’s Crisis Support/Defensa de Mujeres 429-1478
685-3737

BREASTFEEDING

Nursing Mothers Counsel
688-3954
La Leche League 425-3088
Sutter Lactation Center 477-2229
Women, Infants, Children (WIC) Nutrition Program 426-3911

CAR SEAT INFORMATION

Health Education (S.C. County Health Services Agency) 454-4141

CHILD CARE

Child Care Switchboard 476-8585
763-8725

CPR AND INFANT SAFETY

Red Cross - Santa Cruz County Chapter Main

462-2881
PEP Program, Dominican Hospital 462-7709
La Manzana Community Program (Adult Literacy) 763-3106
Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center - Lactaion Center 477-2229
Community Education, Watsonville Hospital 761-5618

COUNSELING

Family Service Agency of the Central Coast

423-9444
Family Service Association of Pajaro Valley 724-7123
Parents Center 426-7322 724-2879
Marriage & Family Therapist Referral Line 429-7786
Children’s Mental Health 454-4900

CRISIS SUPPORT

Families in Transition

458-7124
CalWORKS (formerly TANF or AFDC) 454-4010
763-8583
HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) Watsonville: 1-888-728-3637
Legal Aid 688-6535
724-2253
Lawyer Referral Service 425-4755
688-8448
New Life Community Services (Drug & Alcohol Treatment) 427-1007
Janus (Drug & Alcohol Treatment) 462-1060
Mondanaro-Baskin Ctr. (Perinatal Drug & Alcohol Treatment) 423-9015
Fenix Services (Drug & Alcohol Treatment) 722-5914

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (for crisis support
see CRISIS HOTLINES)

Women’s Crisis Support/Defensa de Mujeres
477-4244
722-4532
Walnut Avenue Women’s Center 426-3062

FAMILY PLANNING

Planned Parenthood
Westside Santa Cruz: 426-5550
Watsonville: 724-7525
Salud para la Gente 728-0222
Family Planning Clinic (Santa Cruz County) 427-3500

FOOD CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION

Food Stamps Program (Santa Cruz County) 454-4004 763-8583
CSC of the Seventh Day Adventist Church 429-1442
Women, Infants, Children (WIC) Nutrition Program 426-3911 722-7121
Food Bank Community Hotline 662-0991
Salvation Army 426-8365
724-3922
St. Vincent De Paul Society 423-0878
722-3250

HEALTH CARE ACCESS

Medi-Cal

454-4131 763-8583
Health Families (low-cost health insurance for eligible children) 1-888-747-1222
California Children’s Services 763-8900
Main line for CCS and CHDP 454-2560
763-8900

HEALTH CARE

Santa Cruz Health Center (SC County HSA)

454-4100
Watsonville Health Center (SC County HSA) 763-8400
Planned Parenthood 426-5550
724-7525
Salud para la Gente 728-0222
Women’s Health Center 427-3500
Clinica del Valle 761-1588
Dientes (dental care) 464-5409

IMMUNIZATION

Santa Cruz County Health Services




454-4100
763-8400
Mountain Community Resource Center 336-2553
Clinica del Valle 761-1588
Salud para la Gente 728-0222
Women’s Health Center 427-3500
Planned Parenthood 426-5550
724-7525

IN-HOME PARENT/FAMILY SUPPORT

Public Health and Emergency Unite / Salud publica y unidad de emergencias

454-4339
Together for Families (Mountain Community Resource Center) 336-1721
Together for Families (Parents Center, Santa Cruz) 426-7322
Together for Families (Parents Center, Watsonville) 724-2879

POST-PARTUM SUPPORT

Visiting Nurses Association


479-6620
High Risk Infant Program (SC County HSA-for premature & drug exposed infants) 454-4339

PARENTING/FAMILY EDUCATION, INFORMATION & SUPPORT

Child Development Resource Center

479-5282
763-8725
Early Childhood Education (ECE) CabrilloCollege 479-6354
477-5100
Special Connections Resource Center English: 464-0669 Spanish: 477-5438
Special Parents Information Network(SPIN) 423-7713 722-2800
Family Partnership Program/Club Hope 454-4961
Live Oak Family Resource Center 476-7284
Familia Center 423-5747
Mountain - San Lorenzo Resource Center 336-2553
Parents Center 426-7322
724-2879
Walnut Avenue Women’s Center 426-3062
Santa Cruz Adult Education 429-3966
Scotts Valley Recreation 438-3251
Capitola Recreation 475-5935
Santa Cruz County Parks & Recreation 454-7900
Radcliff Center, Watsonville/Aptos Adult School 728-6330
Healthy Start, PVUSD Special Services 761-6131
Personal Enrichment Program (PEP), Dominican Hospital 462-7709
Community Education, Watsonville Hospital 761-5618
Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center - Lactation Center 477-2229
Santa Cruz Mother’s Club 688-6509
Santa Mothers of Twins Club 688-8541
CRADLE Project 722-1777
YMCA Centro Familiar 761-6297
Birth Network 425-3373
Growth & Opportunity, Inc., Migrant Head Start Program Fax: 722-3337

ESPECIALLY FOR NEW PARENTS/FAMILIES

New Mothers Support Group (Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center)
No-cost group for mothers with babies newborn through 3 months and group for mothers with babies 4 months through 6 months
477-2229
Postpartum Exercise and Support (Dominican Hospital PEP Program) Gentle exercise for new mothers and babies and discussion of parents’ concerns and baby issues 462-7709
Postpartum Support Warm Line
Talk to mothers who have recovered from postpartum distress, including depression and traumatic birth experience
454-1206
Breastfeeding Education & Support Meetings (La Leche League)
Experienced volunteer Leaders facilitate informal monthly meetings to provide support, information, encouragement and education for women who want to breastfeed. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers and babies are encouraged to attend
425-3088

PARK AND PLAYGROUP PROGRAMS

Together in the Park, Santa Cruz (Live Oak Family Resource Center) Parenting support and information along with age appropriate activities. Parents and their children, birth to 5 years, welcome 476-7284
Together in the Park, Watsonville
(CRADLE Project and Watsonville Adult Ed)
Parents and their children, birth to 5 years, welcome. Parenting support and information along with age appropriate activities
722-1777
Friends Together (Mountain - San Lorenzo Resource Center)
Free, drop-in playgroup for parents and their children, birth –5 years (older siblings welcome)
336-1721

PARENT/FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS

Together for Families
In-home support for expectant parents and parents with children from birth to 5 years
San Lorenzo Valley: 339-1721
North Santa Cruz County: 426-7322
South Santa Cruz County: 724-2879
SPIN of Santa Cruz County (Special Parents Information Network)
Provide parent-to-parent support, networking, and resource information over the phone for parents of children of all ages with special needs
423-7713 722-2800
Nursing Mothers Counsel
Provide no charge breastfeeding information and support by trained and experienced mother volunteers
688-3954

PARENT/FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS

Parent Support Group (Parents Center, Santa Cruz)
This support group is for parents of children 1-12 years of age. No cost. Drop-in welcome.
426-7322
Parent Support Groups (Walnut Avenue Women’s Center)
For women who have experienced abuse in their lives, and their children; for lesbian and bisexual women and their children; for women seeking work (Women’s Work Center); and GirlTalk, a curriculum-based support group for pregnant and parenting teen women.
426-3062
Support Group for Parents of Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs Ongoing support groups include: informal weekly drop-in support groups in English and Spanish, a monthly "Special Feeders" support group, and workshops on parenting issues for families with special needs children English: 464-0669 Spanish: 477-4538
Support Group for Families/Caretakers of Children in the System of Care For families of children involved with Juvenile Justice, CPS, Children’s Mental Health, and special public school systems 454-4961
Parent Support Group - Special Needs Meets at Dominican Hospital Education Building - Nancy 423-7713


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