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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
Website:www.communitybridges.org
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 yolandah@cbridges.org

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS:
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.

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

TRANSLATION:
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.

PANTRY SERVICES:
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 edgarl@cbridges.org

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

TEEN HOMEWORK CLUB:
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 edgarl@cbridges.org 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 edgarl@cbridges.org
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
 
Officials
 

Yolanda Henry
Program Director
831-423-5747 ext. 12
Yolandah@cbridges.org

Subject Headings
 Advocacy
Case/Care Management
Certificates/Forms Assistance
Child Abuse Prevention
Clothing
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
Interpretation/Translation
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
Workshops
This record last modified March 19, 2014