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General Agency Information
Name:Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc.
Alternate Name(s):CAB
Address:406 Main Street, Suite 207
Watsonville, CA  95076
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-763-2147 ext. 204
Fax Number:831-724-3447
Description:Monday-Friday 9am to Noon; 1 to 5pm

CAB's Santa Cruz Office: 501 Soquel Ave., Ste E
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

For specific services, please review CAB's Programs below and their individual contact phone numbers. The Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc., operates seven programs to assist low-income people to move out of poverty.

FUNDING SOURCE: Federal, State and local governmental jurisdictions (County of Santa Cruz, Cities of Santa Cruz, Capitola and Watsonville), private foundations, donations and fundraising efforts.
Mission:The mission of the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc., (CAB) is to advocate for, coordinate and administer community programs to combat poverty and the causes of poverty in Santa Cruz County.
Programs:Day Worker Center of Santa Cruz County
Assists day laborers in Santa Cruz County to secure safe employment.
(831) 475-9675
Tuesday-Saturday 7:00am-1:30pm
Sunday 8:00am-1:30pm Closed Monday

The CalWORKs Emergency Payment Program:
Provides emergency payments for services that enable CalWORKS participants to retain their employment or continue their education.
763-2147 x260;

The Community Restoration Project:
provides pathways back into the community for juvenile and adult offenders through employment, advocacy, mentorship and community strengthening. 831-724-4771;

The Davenport Resource Service Center:
Operates a multi-service community center, providing outreach, transportation, information & referral, translation, form completion, and food distribution services to the Davenport North Coast area. 425-8115;
***see related agency below

Provides reentry services including case management, therapy, education, job readiness, and transitional housing for women reintegrating into the community after incarceration. 457-4560;

The R.I.S.E program is an in-custody treatment program instituted by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office and the Community Action Board’s Gemma Program to provide re-entry education for offenders returning to our communities.
831-457-4560, ext. 228

The Santa Cruz County Immigration Project (SCCIP):
Provides immigration legal services including naturalization, appeals, waivers, information & referral and community education & advocacy for persons legalizing under IRCA & related immigration programs. 724-5667;
***see related agency below

The Shelter Project:
Operates services for homeless people or to avoid homelessness, motel vouchers for emergency medical situations, rental/mortgage assistance to avoid eviction, message center voice mail. 831-457-1741 x130;
***see related agency below

Shelter Hotline: Santa Cruz 831-457-1741 Watsonville 831-728-4634

Women Ventures Project:
WVP provides women with the information, skills, and support that they need to enter into living wage, nontraditional green and higher wage employment. 831-763-2147 x212
***see related agency below
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:Low Income
Areas Served:Monterey County
Santa Cruz County
Funding Source:See Description Notes
Related Agencies
Child Agencies:Davenport Resource Service Center
Santa Cruz County Immigration Project
The Shelter Project
Women Ventures Project
Subject Headings
Certificates/Forms Assistance
Citizenship Test Preparation
Emergency Food
Emergency Shelter
Environmental Beautification
Environmental Protection and Improvement
Environmental Quality
Homeless Advocacy Groups
Homeless Families
Homeless Individuals
Homeless People
Homeless Shelter
Immigrant Labor Certification Adjudication
Immigrant Labor Certification Filing Assistance
Immigrant Legalization/Registry
Immigrant Rights Groups
Immigrant Visa Application Adjudication
Immigration/Naturalization Legal Services
Information and Referral
Job Finding Assistance
Job Search/Placement
Job Training
Low Income
Older Adults
Physical Disabilities
Political Action/Lobbying Groups
Private Nonprofits
Rent Assistance
Rental Deposit Assistance
Tax Preparation Assistance
Temporary Financial Aid
Undocumented Workers
Vocational Education
This record last modified July 25, 2014