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General Agency Information
Name:Familia Center
Alternate Name(s):Centro de Familia
Address:711 East Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-423-5747
Fax Number:831-423-5922
Description:Advocacy, information and referral, translation, educational workshops, parent education, nutrition education, resumes, job searches, assistance with government forms and youth programs.

ELIGIBILITY: Low income and recent immigrant families.

AREAS SERVED: City of Santa Cruz and surrounding mid and north county area.
Mission:To empower those who struggle with poverty, exclusion and racism while assisting them to meet their basic needs.
Programs:**NEW** Affordable Care Act
Certified Education and Enrollment Centers
Our advocates can connect your family to programs such as Medi-Cal and the Covered California Health Exchange.
Contact Yolanda at

Familia Center hosts workshops in Spanish on topics such as domestic violence, the signs of drug use, food stamps eligibility, and family values in a new culture. For information about upcoming workshops please contact Rosa Reyes at 831-423-5747 ext. 11.

Assistance in resolving landlord/tenant issues, access to health care and employment rights assistance.

Assistance in completing applications for jobs, rentals and government services.

HEALTH ADVOCATES/PROMOTERS: a service to encourage and support clients with chronic health issues. SCREENINGS: Free glucose, blood pressure and anemia screening is provided at that time.

Food and clothing distribution on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 3-5pm.

YOUTH PROGRAMS: All youth programs are now at the Beach Flats Community Center. For information please call Edgar Landeros at 831-423-2322 or

AFTER SCHOOL HOMEWORK CLUBS: for 5th-8th grade meets Monday-Thursday. Please call for times.

Evening Home Work Club for 9th, 10th and 11th grades meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8:00 pm. Volunteers welcome to call 831-423-5747 ext 18 or Yolanda Henry at 831-423-5747 ext. 12.

Summer fun: a recreation program for children ages 7-15 provides safe and educational activities for low-income youth. Summer lunch is served to all participants and other low-income youth, ages 0-18.
Meetings:For the youth programs Please call Edgar Landeros at 831-426-2322 or Delete Erika Lomeli and reference to pantry volunteers
Volunteer Info:Minimum Age: 15. Tutors needed to assist youth ages 10-17 years. Help with recreation activities for Summer Fun youth program. For the youth programs please call Edgar Landeros at 831-426-2322 or
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:Donations Accepted
Areas Served:See Description Notes
Physical Location:Santa Cruz

Yolanda Henry
Program Director
831-423-5747 ext. 12

Subject Headings
Case/Care Management
Certificates/Forms Assistance
Child Abuse Prevention
Emergency Food
Field Trips/Excursions
Food Distribution
Food Pantries
Food Stamps
Health Care Advocacy Groups
Health Insurance Information/Counseling
Homework Help Programs
Information and Referral
Job Search/Placement
Landlord/Tenant Assistance
Language Translation
Nutrition Education
Parenting Education
Private Nonprofits
Resume Preparation Assistance
Summer Food Service Programs
Tutoring Services
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified March 19, 2014