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Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County Community Connection

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General Agency Information
Name:Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County Community Connection
Alternate Name(s):Community Connection
Custom Mailing Service
Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County Career Services
Address:300 Harvey West Blvd.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-425-8132
Website:www.ccsantacruz.org/
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 9-5
Description:Custom Mailing Services: 831-425-0440

Community Connection (CC)is a nonprofit mental health program of the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County that serves adults and families referred through the Santa Cruz County Mental Health System of Care.
Participants have access to a variety of person-centered, strength based programs that provide pre-employment, employment, education, community integration and peer support services for individuals and families.

Watsonville Volunteer Center
10 Carr Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 768-8132

College Connection
Disability Student Services Office
Cabrillo College Campus
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 479-6512

ELIGIBILITY: serves residents of Santa Cruz County who are at least eighteen years of age, have a severe disability in at least one functional area and have been diagnosed as schizoaffective, schizophrenic, bipolar or major depressive by County Mental Health. Services will be provided to all individuals meeting these eligibility guidelines without regard to ethnicity, religion, age, disability, national origin, gender, or sexual preference.

FEES: Medi-Cal, MediCare, sliding scale according to fee evaluation by County Mental Health. No one will be denied services because of inability to pay

FUNDING SOURCE: Community Connection is funded in part by Santa Cruz County Mental Health Services, State of California Department of Rehabilitation and United Way of Santa Cruz County.

Mission:Assist and support adults with psychiatric disabilities and their families in achieving greater independence and an improved quality of life as members of the community.
Programs:Community Connection offers a variety of free, outpatient mental health programs and employment related services to adults with psychiatric disabilities and families residing in Santa Cruz County.

Programs:
Career Services provides support and assistance to individuals referred through County Mental Health who are interested in gainful employment in the community. For more information and enrollment, contact: Program Coordinator Chuck Perry (831) 425-8132 ext 206
Email: cperry@ccsantacruz.org

Mariposa Wellness Center provides outpatient services to mental health consumers who live independently, without intensive case management. For more information and enrollment, contact:
Program Coordinator Jodie Wells 768-8132 ext 309
Email: jwells@ccsantacruz.org

Opportunity Connection is a recovery-oriented program focusing on employment readiness and skill building. For more information and enrollment, contact: Stephanie Hassani
(831) 425-8132 ext 210
Email: shassani@ccsantacruz.org

College Connection provides individual educational support on site at Cabrillo College.
For more information and enrollment contact:
Mental Health Specialist Lisa Ferrari (831) 479-6512 E-mail: lferrari@ccsantacruz.org

Housing Support is a partnership between Community Connection, Front Street Inc., Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center and North County Mental Health. For more information and enrollment, contact Program Coordinator
Trea Robinson (831) 425-8132 ext 216
E-mail: trobinson@ccsantacruz.org

Prevention & Early Intervention is a partnership program with The County of Santa Cruz that provides employment services to transition age youth and adults referred through the County Prevention and Early Intervention team (PEI). For more information and enrollment contact:
Program Coordinator: Andrea Turnbull
(831) 425-8132 ext 222 cell (831) 212-5954
Email: aturnbull@ccsantacruz.org

Avenues provides employment focused support and assistance to individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.
For more information and enrollment contact:
Program Coordinator: Janelle Carolotta
(831) 768-8132 ext 306
Email: jcarlotta@ccsantacruz.org
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:See Description Notes
 
Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County
Child Agencies:Mariposa Wellness Center
 
Subject Headings
 Developmental Disabilities
Employment
Independent Living Skills Instruction
Private Nonprofits
Vocational Education
Vocational Rehabilitation
This record last modified November 28, 2014

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