The following is a list of local resources divided by service areas:
California Department of Developmental Services
This site is the main website of the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to children and adults with developmental disabilities.
San Andreas Regional Center
San Andreas Regional Center is a community-based, private nonprofit corporation that is funded by the State of California to serve people with development disabilities.
Housing Authority of Santa Cruz County
This site provides information regarding rental subsidies and affordable housing for low-income families, seniors and persons with disabilities living in Santa Clara County.
Santa Cruz Publice Libraries Community Information Database
The most complete list of resources in Santa Cruz County.
Social Security Administration
Telephone - Watsonville: 800-772-7141
Telephone - Santa Cruz: 800-772-1213
An important site for information on SSI and SSDI
California Franchise Tax Board
Apply for renter assistance credit here.
San Andreas Regional Center Service Providers
This is a complete list of all service providers. They include Independent living, Supported living, Group Homes, Supportive Employment, Adult Day Care, etc.
Access Santa Cruz County
This guide is an invitation for locals and visitors with special needs to explore the sights, sounds and flavors that Santa Cruz County has to offer.
Central Coast Center for Independent Living
CCCIL assists all people with disabilities with a variety of services.
Special Parents Information Network (SPIN)
A non-profit parent to parent support and information network
Santa Cruz Commission on Disabilities
The Santa Cruz County Commission on Disabilities is a pro-active advisory board that serves to insure equal access for persons with disabilities in our County.
Santa Cruz County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Santa Cruz: 800-952-2335
The County system for metal health clients.
Parents Helping Parents
Our mission is to help children with special needs receive the resources, love, hope, respect, health care, education, and other services they need to reach their full potential by providing them with strong families, dedicated professionals, and responsive systems to serve them.
Homeless Service Center
Shelter, mailing address, local telephone number and messages, showers, meals.
Community Support Services
River Street Shelter and mental health services; medical emergency shelter at motels, hospital release, or have HIV/AIDS
Community Action Board
The mission of the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc., (CAB) is to conduct, administer, or coordinate community programs to combat poverty and the causes of poverty in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. Programs shall collaborate with private and public partners to establish a continuum of services and involve low income persons in program development and advocacy
Pajaro Valley Shelter Services
Shelter for women and Children. Transitional housing for families.
Women's Crisis Support/Defensa de Mujeres
Telephone: 24 hour crisis line 831-685-3737
Emergency shelter for victims of Domestic Violence/sexual assault, must be drug/alcohol free
Homeless Persons Health Project
Mental health assessment and crisis intervention
American Red Cross
Provides distaster relief only
Califorian Rural Legal Assistance
This group offers free legal assistance to the rural poor, especially around housing. They have a local branch.
Santa Cruz County Tenant/Lanlord Mediation
Free information for tenants and landlords about their rights.
California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
The Mission of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation, and from the perpetration of acts of hate violence.
Steve Gold - Lawyer and ADA Specialist
Archived information on how to enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act. Steve Gold is an attorney located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
HOME OWNERSHIP AND RENTAL TAX REBATE
Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition
Building and managing affordable rental housing in Northern California.
South County Housing
A non-profit developer and manager with numerous properties.
A non-profit developer and manager.
A non-profit developer and manager with numerous properties.
Families in Transition
Santa Cruz Telephone: 831-458-7124
Watsonville Telephone: 831-728-9791
A non-profit which assists families with working parents.
Habitiat for Humanity
This organization offers extremely low priced homes and a 0% interest mortgage. If you qualify, you will be placed in a lottery for a specific home.
COUNTY AND CITY WEBSITES:
The County of Santa Cruz and the cities of Watsonville, Santa Cruz, Capitola, and Scotts Valley have affordable housing programs such as silent second mortgages and incentives for providing affordable housing.
County of Santa Cruz
City of Capitola
City of Santa Cruz
City of Scotts Valley
City of Watsonville
Senior Network Services
A great website for senior resources.
This site offers information and access to the referral database for Santa Cruz County.
PG&E CARE Program
CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) is Pacific Gas and Electric Company's discount program for low-income households and housing facilities. CARE provides a 20 percent discount in monthly bills.
Santa Cruz Association of REALTORS Housing Foundation
The Santa Cruz Association of REALTORS Housing Foundation assists residents of our community in realizing the dream of homeownership in Santa Cruz County by providing education, financial programs, and by supporting organizations who embrace our goals.
Alliance for Technology Access
The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is a network of community-based resource centers, developers, vendors, and associates dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disablilities, and increasing their use of information technology.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service
Free credit counseling over the telephone or at their offices in San Jose
Second Harvest Food Bank - Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Our mission is to educate and involve individuals to end hunger and alleviate malnutrition in our communities. Our core values of compassion, service, involvement, empowerment, accountability, and advocacy govern our relationships with each other and with the community at large, ensuring that we stay true to our mission everyday.