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First Things First- Investing in Children and Families

First Things First partners with families and communities through supporting parents in their role as the child’s first teachers, child care organizations, preventive and educational programs. First Things First is an organization truly dedicated to investing in children and families in Santa Cruz County. Their mission is to create family-centered, comprehensive, collaborative and high-quality early childhood systems that supports child’s ... Read More »

Santa Cruz County International Film Festival

The Santa Cruz County International Film Festival originated from the Santa Cruz Nature and Heritage, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) a non-profit organization in Santa Cruz County for 6 years.The Santa Cruz County International Film Festival started from a simple conversation between  film enthusiastics,  sparking the idea to educate tourists and community members on the  history of film making  in Santa ... Read More »

Nuestra Casa/Our House

Nuestra Casa/Our House is a program provided by Catholic Community Services in Southeastern Arizona non-profit organization. It is a program here in Santa Cruz County that provides a safe haven to victims of physical, economic, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. Their primary purpose here in the community is to maintain and strengthen the family in crisis through support and education. Services ... Read More »

Su Voz Vale-Your Voice Matters

“Su Voz Vale” your voice matters is a non-profit organization here in Santa Cruz County dedicated to working with individuals who are victims of sexual and domestic abuse. Su Voz Vale is currently under the umbrella of CODAC Behavioral Health Services. Su Voz Vale is a crisis intervention, and advocacy program. It provides support, and information to victims of sexual ... Read More »

United Way of Santa Cruz County “Paving the Way for Opportunity”

United Way of Santa Cruz County has been paving the way for local organizations to continue providing services, and resources to the community. United Way of Santa Cruz County has been serving our area for over 74 years. For several years, United Way has been working in collaboration with the community, and local organizations to help solve problems, and provide ... Read More »

Maternal Child Health-Give your baby the chance to be “Healthy from the Start!”

Recently, the Maternal Child Health team received training from Project Concern International’s California Border Healthy Start Program on a Life Skills Curriculum.  Women participating in our Maternal Child Health programs will have the opportunity to develop communication, computer, and financial literacy skills through this curriculum in efforts to address social determinants of health affecting their overall well-being.  There is a ... Read More »

Rebuilding Together Santa Cruz County Teams with Sears to Provide Critical Home Repairs

Heroes at Home project complete renovations for a local veteran’s home. Rebuilding Together*Santa Cruz County provided critical repairs to a U.S. Veteran home, Mr. Jose Luis Jacquez and his family.  More than 12 volunteers from Rebuilding Together and The Santa Cruz Board of Realtors, and Sheriff Tony Estrada, along with our volunteers came to help volunteer at the rebuild project, ... Read More »

D.A.R.E 2016

On Thursday April 28th our local law enforcement hosted their D.A.R.E event at the Oasis Theater, where approximately 350 students from all over Santa Cruz County participated.The students were treated to a free movie the “Jungle Book,” and free popcorn sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Attorney George Silva. Every single branch of law enforcement was in representation at the ... Read More »

Santa Cruz Serving Veterans (SCSV) Committee

The Santa Cruz Serving Veterans Committee has been meeting for several months. It is a meeting of community partners, individuals, City and State Leadership, Veterans, and Veteran Service Organizations work in collaboration to addresses Veteran needs in Santa Cruz County. The meeting facilitator is Samantha Bivens an outreach specialist from the American Red Cross. The goal of the committee is ... Read More »

Team Anonymous helping young people succeed

Team Anonymous is a peer youth program in Santa Cruz County. Team Anonymous started in October of 2007 as a result of a conversation between incarcerated students in the juvenile detention facility and support staff. Students were asked what support was needed for them to avoid recidivism. One suggestion was a youth center or group for older teens focused on ... Read More »

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