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General Agency Information
Name:Walnut Avenue Women's Center
Alternate Name(s):Walnut Avenue Womens Center
WAWC
Address:303 Walnut Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-426-3062
Fax Number:831-426-3070
Email Address:info@wawc.org
Website:www.wawc.org
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
Clinical Counseling
Community Education
Emergency Interim Shelter
Internships
Legal Advocacy
One-on-One Peer Advocacy
Support Groups
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

Mentoring:
One on One Mentoring
Youth Adventures Club(YAC)-a weekly summer adventure program

Gender Specific Support Groups:
Girl Talk
Wise Guys

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

ASSOCIATED PROGRAMS:

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
Information systems
Corporate & Community relations
Volunteer recruitment & training
Special Events
Agave Agape, Tequila Tasting & Auction Fundraiser
Human Race
Strawberry Festival
Hot Rods for Kids
Back to School Drive
Turkey Drive
Adopt A Family

WORKSHOP TOPICS:
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
 
Officials
 

Jen O'Brien-Rojo
Executive Director
831-426-3062 ext. 204
jobrienrojo@wawc.org

Related Agencies
Child Agencies:Walnut Avenue Women's Center Domestic Violence Services
Walnut Avenue Women's Center Downtown Children's Center
 
Subject Headings
 Book Loan
Breast Cancer
Child Abuse Prevention
Clothing
Domestic Violence Support Groups
English as a Second Language
Families and Individuals Needing Support
Family Counseling
Family Literacy Programs
Health Related Support Groups
Hiking
Parenting Education
Parenting/Family Support Groups
Preschools
Private Nonprofits
Teen Parent/Pregnant Teen Education Programs
Teen Parenting Education
Teenage Parents
Volunteer Opportunities
Youth Development
This record last modified March 19, 2014