Community Information Database


About CID

The Santa Cruz City-County Library System's Community Information Database (CID) was first developed in 1987. The database was a cooperative effort between five public agencies: Santa Cruz County Human Resources Agency, Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency, United Way, Watsonville Public Library, and the Santa Cruz City-County Library. Funding was provided through a Library Services and Construction Act grant. The goal was to develop a comprehensive database of human service resources available to people in Santa Cruz County.

In 1990, the Library assumed full responsibility for maintaining the CID. Since that time, the database has been enlarged to include the following:

  • Environmental groups
  • Health and human service agencies
  • Hobby clubs
  • Daycare and preschools
  • Political organizations
  • Service organizations
  • Social and fraternal organizations
  • Support groups

All agency records from HelpSCC which was maintained by First 5 Santa Cruz County were merged with the CID as of July 1st, 2007. The database is browsable by subject and location and can be searched by keyword. Each record provides:

  • Agency name, address, phone number
  • Description of purpose and programs
  • Access by public transportation
  • Languages other than English
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Fees (if any)