The following is a continuously evolving list of local and national selected web
sites providing informatin on parenting, early learning, family life and health
and safety information applicable to children and families. We hope you find
these links useful.
Santa Cruz/ Monterey
211 in Santa Cruz County can help you find food, housing, health care,
senior services, child care, legal aid and much more. Call today, just dial
211. Free. Confidential. Multilingual. Available 24/7.
- Encompass Community Support Services-
Recovery Services (addiction support), Child and Family Development Services
(Early Head Start/ Head Start), Community Support Services (Mental Health/HIV
Aids Support) and Youth Services (Counseling) is provided locally in the Santa
Cruz County Area.
- First 5 Santa Cruz invests in
Children and Families in our Community. They offer help with low cost health
insurance, Triple P Parenting Classes, and resources for Early Childhood
- Child Development Resource
Center (CDRC)- Need help finding child care? The CDRC maintains a
switchboard for families with information about child care throughout the
County. CDRC also is a resource for Child Care Providers and Early Childhood
- Santa Cruz County Child Care
Planning Council-Advocates for high quality, affordable and accessible early
care and after school education.
- Santa Cruz County Parents
Association- Child Care Assistance Program (Vouchers)
- Community Bridges A Family
of Programs- Here you will find the Familia Center (Health care), Beach
Flats Community Center, Live Oak Family Resource Center, Mountain Community
Resource Center, Elder Day Care, Food Stamps Assistance, WIC Food Vouchers, Lift
Line Transportation, Meals and Wheels and many other important community
- Monterey County
Child Care Planning Council-Advocates for high quality, affordable and
accessible early care and after school education.
Monterey County Head Start/Early Head Start- Child Development Programs,
Preschool, Home Visitation programs.
- First 5 Monterey-
invests in Children and Families in our Community. They offer help with low cost
health insurance, Triple P Parenting Classes, and resources for Early Childhood
Resources by category.
- Child Care
- Children With
- SIDS (Sudden
Infant Death Syndrome)
- Support Groups
Developed by the Genetic Alliance a
directory of parental support groups by congential syndrome.