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La Manzana Community Resources

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General Agency Information
Name:La Manzana Community Resources
Alternate Name(s):Family Resource Collective
Address:521 Main Street, Suite Y
Watsonville, CA  95076
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-724-2997
Description:Monday-Thursday 8:30am-1pm walk-in;
1-4pm by appointment.
Friday 8:30am-11:30am by appointment only.

La Manzana Community Resources is a neighborhood and community-based center where families can receive a broad range of direct services, as well as information and referrals to other programs that may be of assistance to their specific needs.

FUNDING SOURCE: City Government, County Government
Donations, First Five Santa Cruz County and foundations.
Mission:The mission of La Manzana Community Resources is to connect people to services. Our activities respect all cultures and support families in creating a strong, safe, and healthy community.
Bilingual advocacy with resources for housing, employment, healthcare, disability, insurance, immigration, counseling, education, substance abuse recovery, domestic violence prevention and childcare.

The goal of Summer Lunch is to provide a nutritionally balanced meal to children who may be without lunch while school is out. In collaboration with Snap-Ed, we also provide nutrition education, food sampling, and physical education for children and families at the Summer Lunch sites, in addition to outreach and referrals for public assistance programs, including Calfresh, Medi-Cal, and Covered CA.

We offer classes in Spanish and English literacy, including graduation certificates for elementary and secondary education. Partnering with the Mexican Consulate to offer the Plaza Comunitaria curriculum, literacy classes are taught weekly to participants who have not had an opportunity to learn to read or write in Spanish or English. We also hold a yearly literacy event which includes book give-a-ways and family activities.
Bilingual Parent Education

We partner with Second Harvest Food Bank to provide free supplemental groceries and nutritional awareness to the community. Our distributions are in the open air plaza at La Manzana Community Resources every second and fourth Wednesday, and first Friday of each month at 11am.

Parent education classes, workshops, seminars and individual sessions are available in both Spanish and English.

one-on-one emotional and parenting support for Foster Families, providing assistance with things like finding a tutor or volunteer, finding low cost activities or entertainment, finding clothing or furniture, and connecting to community resources, such as parenting classes and positive parenting strategies. The goals of the initiative are to help Santa Cruz County children in foster care stay rooted in their communities, neighborhoods and schools, and to help parents, foster parents, and relative caregivers form supportive relationships and work together to help children.
Volunteer Info:Minimum Age: 16.
Call 688-8840 or email
See website for Volunteer Application Packet
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:Open to All
Fees:Donations Accepted
Areas Served:Pajaro Valley
Physical Location:Watsonville
Funding Source:See Description Notes

Jennifer  Anderson-Ochoa
Program Director

Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Community Bridges
Subject Headings
At Risk Youth
Caregiver Support Groups
Certificates/Forms Assistance
Child Abuse Prevention
Child Care Instruction
Child Passenger Safety Education
English as a Second Language
Families with Children
Family Support Centers/Outreach
Food Distribution
Food Stamps
Government Agencies
Health Insurance
Health Insurance Information/Counseling
Information and Referral
Language Translation
Literacy Instruction
Low Income
Nutrition Education
Parent Counseling
Parenting Education
Parenting Skills Development
Parenting/Family Support Groups
Social Security Recipients
Summer Food Service Programs
Tutoring Services
Utility Bill Payment Assistance
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified December 12, 2015

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