Student and Family Resources
Student & Family Support Resources
FIRE INFORMATION & RESOURCES
Sign up for incident updates- www.tinyurl.com/czulightning
Live evacuation map- www.smco.community.zonehaven.com
Red Cross Hotline- 1-866-272-2237 (for accommodations for evacuees only, not for fire info)
"List Yourself as Safe and Well”- www.redcross.org/safeandwell
Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/SantaCruzSheriffsOffice
County Human Services Benefits Hotline- 1-888-421-8080
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076
Open to county residents. Nearing capacity, additional sites in process. Pets are allowed under the owner’s control, carriers encouraged. Behavioral Health on site for support.
If You Want to Donate-
The County is accepting contributions of large, family-sized tents at the Emeline Warehouse, 1082 Emeline in Santa Cruz (rear of the property behind 1080 Clinic). Please do not donate durable goods and food during disasters.
2-1-1 Santa Cruz County- https://www.211santacruzcounty.org/
Santa Cruz County Office of Education Student Support Services Resource Directory- http://www.sccstudentresources.org/
Santa Cruz Public Library Community Information Database- https://www.santacruzpl.org/cid/
In Case of Immediate Emergency- 9-1-1
Sign up to be notified in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.
Santa Cruz County 24-Hour Suicide Crisis Line- 1-877-663-5433 (ONE LIFE)
Santa Cruz County 24-Hour Crisis Line- 1-800-952-2335
Immediate crisis support to assess for hospitalization in a psychiatric crisis.
NAMI Santa Cruz County Help Line- 831-427-8020 x7
For individuals and family members affected by mental illness interested in learning more about local resources and navigating the mental health care system. Leave a message and receive a call back within 24 hours.
National 24-Hour Disaster Distress Helpline- 1-800-985-5990
Free counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters (COVID-19 included).
Santa Cruz County 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline- 1-888-900-4232
Santa Cruz County 24-Hour Child Abuse and Neglect Report Line- 1-877-505-3299
Suicide Prevention Services of the Central Coast- https://fsa-cc.org/suicide-prevention-service/, 831-459-9373
Central California Alliance for Health (Medi-Cal)- www.ccah-alliance.org, 800-700-3874
Regional non-profit managed care health plan (Medi-Cal) assisting low-income residents in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced Counties.
Dientes Community Dental Care- www.dientes.org, 831-464-5409
Provides affordable, high-quality, and comprehensive dental care to the under-served populations in Santa Cruz County and neighboring communities.
Planned Parenthood- www.ppmarmonte.org, 831-460-3122 (Santa Cruz), 831-786-2003 (Watsonville)
Provides confidential, non-judgmental sexual and reproductive healthcare for all people. Some sites also provide general medicine for all ages, behavioral health and LGBTQ+ specific care.
Santa Cruz Community Health Centers- www.schealthcenters.org, 831-427-3500
Provides affordable and comprehensive medical and behavioral health services in English and Spanish regardless of ability to pay. Located in Santa Cruz and Live Oak.
Salud Para La Gente- www.splg.org, 831-728-0222
Provides affordable and comprehensive medical and behavioral health services in English and Spanish, regardless of ability to pay. Located in Watsonville.
Behavioral Health Services
County Children’s Behavioral Health (Medi-Cal)- http://www.santacruzhealth.org/, 1-800-952-2335
Family-based approach to working with children/youth and their parents/caregivers and are committed to providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
County Substance Use Disorders Services- http://www.santacruzhealth.org/, 831-454-4050
Provides substance use disorder prevention, early intervention, and treatment services across the continuum of care.
Encompass Community Services-
Offers counseling services in English and Spanish for children and youth facing a wide array of challenges. Sessions may include individual, family and group counseling.
Family Service Agency- www.fsa-cc.org/, 831-423-9444
Provides the resources, support, and counseling services essential to healthy families and communities.
Private Insurance- www.psychologytoday.com
Search local therapist listings that accept specific private insurance. Employed families can also ask their employer about counseling available through an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance (PVPSA)- https://www.pvpsa.org/, 831-728-6445
Survivors Healing Center- https://fsa-cc.org/survivors-healing-center/, 831-824-4385
Mental Health Education & Support
Family Support Groups- https://www.namiscc.org/nami-family-support-groups.html
Free, drop-in friendly virtual support groups every month for parents of youth with mental health concerns. English and Spanish groups offered.
Santa Cruz County Office of Education Mental Health and Wellness Resources- https://padlet.com/sccoe/r3rowbr7nz2a
A compilation of free resources for children, youth, and caregivers (and anyone!) ranging from tip sheets to mindfulness to physical activity.
Child Development Resource Center- http://www.cdrc4info.org/, (831) 466-5820
Support finding child care.
Community Action Board- https://cabinc.org/, 831-763-2147
Rental assistance and services for undocumented individuals and families.
Community Food Hotline- https://www.thefoodbank.org/find-foodcomida/, 831-662-0991
Information about access to food, including CalFresh (food stamps), meal sites, and pantries.
County Benefits- MyBenefitsCalWIN.org, 1-888-421-8080
Apply for Medi-Cal health insurance, CalFresh (food stamps), General Assistance and more.
Housing Matters Rebele Family Shelter- https://housingmatterssc.org/, 831-458-6020
Emergency shelter to families with children.
Kinship Navigation Portal- https://kinshipcareca.org/
Pajaro Valley Shelter Services- www.pvshelter.org, 831-728-5649
Emergency shelter for homeless women and children, as well as transitional housing for homeless families. Annex conjunction to shelter to accommodate boys over age 12 and single fathers with children.
Smart Path Coordinated Entry System- www.smartpathscc.org, 831-454-4122
Assessment process streamlines access to select housing resources.
Parent Education & Support
Family engagement, empowerment, and support for Live Oak children, parents & caregivers in Spanish and English.
PFLAG (Parents, Families, LGTBQ, and Allies Group)- http://www.pflagscc.org/, 831-427-4016
Provide encouragement and resources to parents, families, friends, as well as LGBTQ+ people themselves.
Positive Discipline Community Resources-
Virtual Learning/Support Groups- https://www.pdcrcc.org/classes-schedule
English and Spanish groups offered.
Tip Sheets- https://www.pdcrcc.org/tip-sheets
Triple P Positive Parenting Program
Virtual Parent Classes- http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings
English and Spanish groups offered.
5 Principles of Positive Parenting- http://first5scc.org/families-are-strong/triple-p
County Office of Education Distance Learning Website- https://dlearning.santacruzcoe.org/families
Information and resources to support families during distance learning.
Youth Support & Activities
The Diversity Center- https://www.diversitycenter.org/youth, (831) 425-5422
Support for teens, families, and schools on issues of gender, sexuality, acceptance, and overcoming discrimination. During shelter in place, offering private LGBTQ+ youth virtual groups with daily activities.
Youth Violence Prevention Network COVID-19 Resources for Youth & Families- http://www.sccyvpt.org/covid-19-resources.html
Resources to support youth and families, including programs for youth.
RESILIENCE WITHIN EDUCATION
School Reentry Considerations Supporting Student Social and Emotional Learning and Mental and Behavioral Health Amidst COVID‑19- https://bit.ly/39IQ9Ig
Provides recommendations and resources, developed by the American School Counselor Association and the National Association of School Psychologists.
Integrating Social and Emotional Learning within Distance Learning- https://bit.ly/32RaOZn
One-pager with links to helpful, instructional resources.
Greater Good in Education- https://ggie.berkeley.edu/
Science‐based practices for integrating social‐emotional learning, mindfulness, and character education into classrooms and schools.
What Can Teachers Do- Trauma Informed Classrooms- https://bit.ly/3eRfiBR
One-pager with ten actions educators can take to create trauma informed spaces.
Strategies for Trauma Informed Distance Learning- https://bit.ly/308s6iR
Utilizing neuroscientist Bruce Perry’s “3 Rs” approach to intervention (Regulate, Relate, and Reason) within distance learning.
Mindfulness in Schools- Bruce Neudstadter, [email protected]
Free informational trainings to integrate mindfulness into middle and high school classes. Also, ongoing mindfulness classes for teachers and staff on Thursdays 10:00 -10:30am and one afternoon a week starting in September, time and day TBD. Contact Bruce for details on either offering.
REGIONAL INFORMATION AND CONTACTS
Bonny Doon Union Elementary- http://bduesd.org/, 831-427-2300
Happy Valley Union Elementary- http://www.hvesd.com/, 831-429-1456
Live Oak- http://www.losd.ca/, 831-475-6333
Mountain Elementary- http://www.mountainesd.org/, 831-475-6812
Pacific Elementary- http://www.pacificesd.org/, 831-425-7002
Pajaro Valley Unified- http://www.pvusd.net/, 831-786-2100
San Lorenzo Valley Unified- http://www.slvusd.org/, 831-336-9672
Santa Cruz City- http://sccs.net/, 831-429-3410
Scotts Valley Unified- http://scottsvalley-ca.schoolloop.com/, 831-438-1820
Soquel Union Elementary- https://www.suesd.org/, 831-464-5630
Community Resource Centers
Davenport Resource Center- https://cabinc.org/drsc/, 831-425-8115
La Manzana Community Resources (Watsonville)- https://communitybridges.org/lmcr/, 831-724-2997
Live Oak Community Resources- https://communitybridges.org/locr/, 831-476-7284
Mountain Community Resources (San Lorenzo Valley)- https://communitybridges.org/mcr/, 831-335-6600
Nueva Vista Community Resources (Beach Flats)- https://communitybridges.org/nvcr/, 831-423-5747
Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County- https://scvolunteercenter.org/, 831-427-5070