Santa Cruz Public Libraries'
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Walnut Avenue Women's Center|
|Alternate Name(s):||Walnut Avenue Womens Center|
|Address:||303 Walnut Avenue|
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Monday-Friday, 9-5|
|Description:||The Walnut Avenue Women's Center is a 501(c)3 public benefit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for women, children, and families in the local community for over 75 years. Through interactive, supportive programs, WAWC seeks to improve the economic, physical, and emotional well being of all families in Santa Cruz County.|
|Mission:||To provide high quality support and services so that women, children, and families will have to opportunities and skills to thrive.|
|Programs:||DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES
24-Hour Bilingual Crisis Hotline: 1-866-269-2559
Emergency Interim Shelter
One-on-One Peer Advocacy
Career Advancement Workshops
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Life Skills Workshops:
The Healthy Relationship Workshop
I Decide- a comprehensive sex education program
Live in Your Skin- a media awareness and body image workshop
One on One Mentoring
Youth Adventures Club(YAC)-a weekly summer adventure program
Gender Specific Support Groups:
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Downtown Children's Center: serves children ages 2.5 to entering kindergarten.
TAPP Infant Center (Teen Age Parent Program): serves infants of teen parents who are students in the Santa Cruz City School District.
TAM Infant/Toddler Center serves ages 2 months to two and 1/2 years. This site serves both teen parents and community parents. 429-3050
African American Community Health Project:
"Healthy for Life", a series of health education lectures promoting healthy choices including nutrition, disease prevention and maintenance. Includes:
"Sisters Reaching Sisters" & "Reaching Brothers", tailored peer outreach promoting early cancer detection & screening.
"Juneteenth Health Fair", annual community health forum including general health information and free health screening held at Louden Center
Resource Library, support groups, 1 to 1 trained peer health outreach workers, university interns, community, church and salon outreach.
Office hours: Tuesday/Thursday 9-4pm
Meetings: 1 Friday evening per quarter 7pm
SMART Single Moms Alliance for Resources and Tools
to support and inspire single moms to identify their goals and take action to achieve individual success, confidence and economic independence.
The California Center of Excellence for Trauma Informed Care program trains professionals and provides information and support to social service agencies to help them better understand the impact of trauma on the brain, decision-making and coping, and design programs, policies and procedures to respond effectively to traumatized individuals and populations.
COMMUNITY AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT oversees
Daily operations (including the Front Office, Food Pantry and Basic Needs Support for WAWC Program Participants)
Fundraising & Marketing
Corporate & Community relations
Volunteer recruitment & training
Agave Agape, Tequila Tasting & Auction Fundraiser
Hot Rods for Kids
Back to School Drive
Adopt A Family
women’s spirituality, creative writing, body image, legal issues for battered women, financial issues, women’s history, lesbian battering, parenting issues and women’s health issues.
|Publications:|| Safety Planning brochure online|
Creando un Plan de Seguridad Personal
Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ Community brochure online
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Information brochure online
Domestic Violence Support Services brochure online
Internship Opportunities brochure online
Servicios de Apoyo Para Víctimas de Violencia Doméstica
Violencia Doméstica en Comunidades LGBT
|Volunteer Info:||Volunteer Orientations are held twice a month.
If you have questions, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at (831) 426-3062 Ext: 206.
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Wheelchair Access|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within Four Blocks|
|Eligibility:||Call for Information|
|Fees:||Call for Information|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|Physical Location:||Santa Cruz|
|Child Agencies:||Walnut Avenue Women's Center Domestic Violence Services|
Walnut Avenue Women's Center Downtown Children's Center
Child Abuse Prevention
Domestic Violence Support Groups
English as a Second Language
Families and Individuals Needing Support
Family Literacy Programs
Health Related Support Groups
Parenting/Family Support Groups
Teen Parent/Pregnant Teen Education Programs
Teen Parenting Education
|This record last modified March 19, 2014|