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By Maria Parrish

Suicide Prevention:  831-458-5300

If you are feeling suicidal,if you know someone who is,if you are worried about someone,or if you have lost someone to suicide… we want you to know that you are not alone—support is available.

Encompass Community Services   

Our mission is “building on the strength of people working together to create healthy change in their lives and community. We deliver quality human services guided by the values of diversity, partnership, and the power of workplace democracy.” This year we served over 8,000 Santa Cruz residents with culturally-sensitive, bilingual services. We do this through our four service components: Child and Family Development Programs, Youth Services, Community Recovery Services, and Community Support Services.

Youth Services: 429-8350

The Diversity Center

The Diversity Center Santa Cruz County is building an equitable community where LGBTQ people thrive.


Teen Runaway Hotline      800-621-4000 (24 hours)

Teen Dating Abuse Helpline - Love is Respect

Their mission is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.



Alateen is part of Al-Anon, which helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend.


Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office 

Directory of phone numbers can be found here

Non‐Emergency   471‐1121

Walnut Avenue Family & Women's Center

Provides support and services so that women, children, and families will have the opportunities and skills to thrive.

Services for Children & Youth - Many workshops to choose from: Life Skills Workshop, The Healthy Relationships Workshop, I Decide, Mentoring, Wise Guys, Youth Advocate Training


Live Oak Family Resources 

Our mission is to strengthen our diverse community through innovative human services.


National Alliance on Mental Illness - NAMI

Find Help.  Find Hope.  


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