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General Agency Information
Name:Mountain Community Resources
Alternate Name(s):MCR
Address:6134 Highway 9
Felton, CA  95018
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-335-6600
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Thursday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Description:Mountain Community Resources (MCR) is a local family resource center that has been serving the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley communities since 1982. We offer a network of programs and services designed to help people thrive. We work directly with individuals and families to build a strong community one person, one family, one neighborhood at a time.

Because of the isolated nature of the valley communities, access to information and services is difficult. Some of the ways MCR responds is by providing free public computer terminals with internet access, free meeting space for community groups and events, and convenient access to our collaborative partners. These partners include: Healthy Families, SC County Mental Health Department, California Rural Legal Assistance, and other independent service providers. Contact us for more information on how to use our space, and for up-to-date information on the collaborative partner schedule.
Mission:The mission of Mountain Community Resources is to build a strong Valley community-one person, one family, one neighborhood at a time-by helping people to help themselves.
Programs:**NEW** Affordable Care Act
Certified Education and Enrollment Center
Mountain Community Bridges Advocates can connect your family to programs such as Medi-Cal and the Covered California Health Exchange.
Contact Jennifer at

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides low-income women and their children through age 5 with healthy food vouchers and nutrition education, and breastfeeding support. Call (831) 426-3911 to discuss eligibility and to make an appointment to meet with WIC at MCR.

Community Advocacy: We provide bilingual, short and long-term advocacy to access resources and set goals to address issues related to a variety of concerns including, housing, employment, healthcare, disability, insurance, counseling, education, substance abuse recovery, domestic violence prevention, and child care. Advocates are available for short-term advocacy, walk-in appointments from 9-11:30am and by appointment for long-term advocacy from 1-4:30pm, Monday-Thursday.

Latino Advocacy: we also provide translation assistance for parents with children in local schools, and facilitate English as a Second Language classes. Contact our Latino Advocate for more information.

Youth Advocacy: We provide advocacy and support to probation-assigned youth and their families in San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley communities. Services include case management, community outreach, and coordination of court mandates including school attendance, community restitution, employment and counseling. Our Teen Advocate mentors youth to become contributing members of their community by involving them in collaborative opportunities, volunteer work, and leadership roles.

Together In the Park: offers free parenting resources, crafts, music, stories and healthy snacks. Parents, family members and/or caregivers and their infant/preschool aged children meet for supervised play and group activities on Wednesdays 10:30am-12:00 noon. April-October, we meet at Felton Covered Bridge Park and November-March we meet at Mountain Community Resources.

Parent Education: We offer a variety of classes and one-on-one sessions addressing a wide range of topics, including: Preventing Tantrums, Dealing with Disobedience, Traveling in the Car, Fighting and Aggression, Managing Chores, and The Power of Self-Esteem. Both classes and individual sessions are available in Spanish and English. Contact us for class schedules or to book an appointment with one of our parent educators.

Emergency Preparedness: We offer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainings twice a year, in partnership with local emergency response agencies. Classes are available to teens and adults at no charge, and all materials are provided. Speakers are available to present to local groups on topics related to emergency preparedness. We also staff and support the San Lorenzo Valley Emergency Network, and host an emergency ham radio station within our agency.

Promotoras: We sponsor trained volunteers working to link community members with information and resources related to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Meetings:Call for more information.
Volunteer Info:Volunteers are needed to support all of our programs - please call 335-6609 for more information.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Three Blocks
Eligibility:Open to All
Areas Served:San Lorenzo Valley
Scotts Valley
Physical Location:Felton

Jennifer   Anderson-Ochoa
Executive Director

Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Community Bridges
Subject Headings
Case/Care Management
Child Abuse Prevention
Childbirth Education
Childhood Immunizations
Community Groups
Community Involvement Programs
Disaster Preparedness
English as a Second Language
Families and Individuals Needing Support
Family Counseling
Health Care Referrals
Health Insurance Information/Counseling
Homeless Families
Homeless Individuals
Housing Search and Information
Information and Referral
Language Translation
Low Income
Outreach Programs
Parent Counseling
Parent Support Groups
Parent/Child Activity Groups
Parenting Education
Parenting/Family Support Groups
Volunteer Opportunities
Youth Community Service Programs
Youth Development
This record last modified March 16, 2015