5274 Scotts Valley Dr. #203, Scotts Valley 95066
429-1913 • 688-8833
rights protection and advocacy services for residents of nursing homes and residential
care facilities. Services provided free of charge
Bringing Alternative Learning and Nutritional Choices to Education
464-8669 • www.balance4kids.org
The BALANCE organization addresses the needs of children with severe disabilities
in the areas of nutrition, educational therapies, and alternative education.
COAST CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
1395 41st Ave., Suite B, Capitola 95010
462-8720 • www.cccil.org
Advocacy and information center organized by and for people with disabilities,
serving Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties. CCCIL’s purpose is
to make our communities more accessible and to empower people with disabilities
by providing information and skills to live fulfilling lives.
701 Ocean St., Room 30, Santa Cruz 95060
454-2355 • www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us
Advisory body to County Supervisors on issues affecting people with special
needs in Santa Cruz County.
Call for meeting times and agenda items..
SPECIAL PARENTS INFORMATION
1105 Water St., Santa Cruz 95062
Santa Cruz: 423-7713 • Watsonville: 722-2800
San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties, SPIN is a parent-to-parent organization that
provides support and advocacy on behalf of families that have children of any
age with special needs. In addition, they publish an excellent monthly newsletter.
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP
1777 A Capitola Rd., Santa Cruz, CA 95062
For families of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.
For directions call Clem Kintz 462-0305
call Eleanor Rosenast 426-5427
For individuals living with some degree
JUST ONE MORE CAST
An online community for disabled sportsmen and those who care about them. This website not only discusses the sports end of the picture, but who they are and what it is like to live each day.
Facilitator: Rodney Hall
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Facilitator: Dominican Hospital chaplains and Cancer Resource Center
When: First and third Tuesdays of each month,
For patients, families, and friends battling any form of cancer.
2901 Park Ave., Suite A1, Soquel 95062
457-2273 • www.womencaresantacruz.org
This organization has numerous support groups and healing circle
groups for women with any kind of cancer and their friends &
family. They also have a Sisters Offering Support program for newly
Entres Nosotras is their Spanish speaking support program.
1836 17th Ave. Suite D, Santa Cruz 95062
For individuals living with epilepsy. Irregular meetings. Call for information.
984-2 Bostwick Ln., Santa Cruz 95062
For information call Leslie Burnham
For parents of children ages 0-3 with special needs.
SPINAL CORD SUPPORT GROUP
Held at Pacific Cultural Center, hosted by Shine A Light Counseling Center.
Processes oriented group for adult individuals experiencing para and quadriplegia. Meets weekly to share stories, meet new people, and find support from those who know similar life challenges.
ARE YOU A PARENT STRUGGLING TO
KEEP IT ALL TOGETHER?
The Parental Stress Hotline is
always open and available to give you a little extra support!
or 724-2879 for help any time.
1105 Water St., Santa Cruz 95060
423-7713 • www.spinsc.org
Special Parents Information
Network has created an excellent resource guide to Santa Cruz County
for parents of young children with special needs.
ARE YOU A LOCAL SENIOR
LOOKING FOR A RESOURCE GUIDE GEARED SPECIFICALLY TO YOUR NEEDS?
1777 Capitola Rd. #A, Santa Cruz 95062
114 East 5th St., Watsonville 95076
Santa Cruz: 462-1433
Network Services offers a great online resource directory available in English
and Spanish at www.seniornetworkservices.org.
FSA ( Family Service Agency )
Suite 208, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Agency of the Central Coast offers affordable counseling to help you deal with
life's issues and disablility adjustment issues.
Sliding fee scale based on monthly gross income,
Medicare and Medi-Cal accepted, Professional therapists, Individuals, couples,
Senior Outreach Program
In-home peer counseling services, No cost, Deals with issues of aging: grief,
depression, isolation, loneliness, Support groups
24 hour multilingual confidential
crisis line, Education, Support group
CABRILLO COLLEGE STROKE
6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos 95003
Provides a classroom-based approach to rehabilitation
for adults with physical disabilities.
CALIFORNIA GREY BEARS
2710 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz 95065
479-1055 • www.californiagreybears.org
organization of senior citizens dedicated to the principle of self help. Their
brown bag food program distributes approximately 1.5 million pounds of food per
year through countywide distribution sites. Call to participate in activities
or receive food.
CAMPHILL COMMUNITIES CALIFORNIA
PO Box 221,
476-7194 • www.camphillca.org
Camphill is an international movement of intentional, life-sharing communities
established to meet the needs of children, adolescents and adults with developmental
disabilities. They provide residential care, education, training and vocational
opportunities to thousands of people with developmental disabilities. Call for
more information or to participate.
Dr., Santa Cruz 95062
Dedicated to offering equal access
to employment and community environments, Community Options provides community-based
support and instruction to men and women with developmental disabilities in a
wide variety of settings, with an emphasis on enhancing quality of life of each
participant Call for more information or to enroll.
DAVENPORT RESOURCE SERVICE CENTER
151 Church St., Davenport 95017
425-8115 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Multi-service bilingual community center provides outreach, transportation, information
and referral, translation, assistance filling out forms and food distribution
services to children and seniors living on the north coast of Santa Cruz County.
AND HARD OF HEARING SERVICE CENTER
339 Pajaro St., Suite B, Salinas 93901
753-6540 • 753-6541 TTY • www.dhhsc.org
Programs for the deaf and hard
of hearing include advocacy, outreach, interpreter referral services, peer counseling,
telephone, employment and independent living assistance, and much more. Sliding
1110 Main St., Suite 8, Watsonville 95076
728-1781 • 688-7633
Family-centered early intervention program for children from birth to 36 months
of age who have or are at risk of having disabilities. Provides assessments, counseling,
and development of an Individualized Family Service Plan. Free from birth to 36
months. Fee for older children.
EASTER SEALS CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
9010 Soquel Dr., Aptos 95003
684-2166 • 684-1054 TTY
information, referrals, educational programs, camps, mobility training, equipment
loans, support groups, social and recreational programs, and more. The mission
of Easter Seals Central California is to create solutions that change the lives
of children and adults with disabilities or other special needs and their families.
Some fees may apply.
EAR OF THE LION FOUNDATION
Hearing aids and financial help for people with hearing loss who do not qualify
for government aid for hearing aids or surgery.
HEARTFELT HOME CARE
331 Soquel Ave. Suite 211, Santa Cruz 95062
466-9101 • www.HeartfeltHomeCareSCC.com
Heartfelt Home Care is the ideal solution for elderly or disabled individuals who want to maintain their independence and dignity by continuing to live in the comfort of their own homes. Our support will make their lives safer by assisting with many of the tasks which have become difficult and unmanageable.
510-427-3956 • www.hopeflightfoundation.org
access to medical care for those with life-threatening illnesses that are underserved,
isolated, and/or financially and medically challenged. We accomplish this through
free air transportation on our aircraft, to those with healthcare needs that require
long distance travel to and from medical facilities.
220 Lincoln St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
HOPE Services provides training and support services to
adults with developmental disabilities such as mental retardation,
autism and cerebral palsy. Client services are at sites throughout
Santa Cruz County. HOPE Services offers job training, personal living
skills training, community employment services, day programs, social
activities, independent living support and more.
HOSPICE OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
940 Disc Dr., Scotts Valley 95066
Not-for-profit community-based health project, providing compassionate
health care to individuals of all ages facing the advanced stages
of any life-threatening illness.
HOUSING CHOICES COALITION
21 Brennan St., Suite 18, Watsonville 95076
722-3955 • www.housingchoices.com
Provides quality, affordable housing opportunities for people with developmental
IN-HOME SUPPORT SERVICES
18 West Beach St, Watsonville 95076
454-4036 • www.santacruzinhomecare.org
Government-funded program which helps elderly, blind and disabled people remain
in their own homes when they are not able to fully care for themselves or handle
routine household tasks. IHSS is an alternative to out-of-home care in institutions.
AT HOME FOUNDATION
PO Box 3315, Santa Cruz 95063 • 425-3315
Provides advocacy, support and financial assistance to medical-technology-dependent
people who choose to live at home. Most services are free.
MEALS ON WHEELS
1777 Capitola Rd., Santa Cruz 95062
464-3180 • www.communitybridges.org
(follow links to “Meals on Wheels”)
Provides daily meals
to homebound adults and to five senior dining centers throughout the county.
MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS INTERVENTION (2 Locations)
1400 Emeline Ave., Building K, Santa Cruz 95060
phone counseling: 454-4170
12 West Beach St., Suite 219, Watsonville
Daytime phone counseling: 763-8990
After 5:00 p.m. and
Offers professional help for those in emotional/psychiatric
SAN ANDREAS REGIONAL CENTER
1110 Main St., Suite 8, Watsonville 95076
728-1781 • 688-7633
State funded corporation that provides opportunities for independence
at home and in the community for children and adults with developmental
disabilities. Services include advocacy, information and referral,
assistance in finding and accessing resources, counseling and more.
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY VETERANS CENTER
1350 41st Ave., Suite 102, Capitola 95010
counseling, psycho-social assessments and evaluations, support groups, information
and referrals for veterans. Nurse practitioner available by appointment.
SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIES
Multiple Locations in Santa Cruz County
(831) 462-3229 • email@example.com
The SSVF/FIT Collaborative provides supportive services to Veterans that are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness and is operated in partnership with Families in Transition of Santa Cruz County, Homeless Services Center, and Pajaro Valley Shelter Services at five office locations throughout Santa Cruz County. Funding is provided by a generous grant from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
We provide services such as; Security Deposit Rental, Assistance, *Car Repair Assistance, *Child Care Assistance, Intensive Case Management and much more!
(Depending, Case by Case)
If you are a Veteran, or if you know a Veteran in the Santa Cruz County that could use our services please get in contact with us.
VICTORIAN HOME CARE
10096 Soquel Dr., Suite 4, Aptos, CA 95003
622-3093 • www.victorianhc.com
Victorian is a leading provider of non-medical in-home care services in the Monterey and Santa Cruz area, offering both hourly and 24-hour live-in care. Serving Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties, Victorian has built its reputation through quality of care, professional integrity, and commitment to our employees. Victorian has been the trusted home care agency for thousands of patients, families, and healthcare professionals in the communities we serve, offering continuity of care.
413 Laurel St., Santa
458-9766 • ww.doranblindcenter.org
Services for the blind and visually impaired including evaluation, a low
vision clinic, training in daily living skills, orientation and mobility, in-home
volunteer support and social activities, as well as training and support groups
for families and caregivers.
Sliding scale fees.
An online interactive travel resource for those in wheelchairs looking to plan and share their adventures. Explore destinations around the world and find out what there is to do, see and where to stay. New destinations are always being added.
Let us know about your favorite accessible resource, order a print version
of the guide, or just tell us what you think! We welcome your thoughts, tips,
suggestions and contributions. We can be reached at:
PO BOX 396
Santa Cruz, CA 95061