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General Agency Information
Name:Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance, Inc.
Alternate Name(s):PVPSA
Address:335 E. Lake Ave.
Watsonville, CA  95076
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-728-6445
Secondary Phone:831-728-5808
Fax Number:831-761-6011
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Description:Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance (PVPSA) is a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing education, training, and counseling and prevention services to students, families, and staff of the Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD). By helping prevent criminal behavior, gang involvement, truancy, and drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, PVPSA improves the quality of life in our community and its schools.

ELIGIBILITY: Students and their families and community members.

FEES: Family counseling services provided on a sliding scale, Medi-Cal and private insurance.

AREAS SERVED: Within the boundaries of Pajaro Valley Unified School District.
Young people today have difficulty avoiding exposure to alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and violence. PVPSA offers a number of programs to help youth resist those pressures and to live a healthy, substance-free life. Our programs include:
Drug Prevention Curriculum (K-12)
Violence Prevention Education and Training Curriculum (K-12)
Tobacco Prevention Curriculum (K-12)
Gang Prevention Education and Awareness
Tobacco Policy Advocacy in treatment facilities and multi-unit housing.
Parenting Workshops (Guiding Good Choices)

COUNSELING: In addition to school-based counseling, quality counseling services are provided at our main office, located at 335 East Lake Ave. and at our community counseling center at 240 East Lake Ave. to hundreds of children, youth, families and adults each year. Email to:
Volunteer Info:Call for information.
Languages other than English:Portuguese
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:See Description Notes
Physical Location:Watsonville
Funding Source:City Government

Erica  Padilla-Chavez

Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Pajaro Valley Unified School District
Subject Headings
 Adolescent/Youth Counseling
Alcohol Abuse Education/Prevention
Alcoholism Counseling
Drug Abuse Counseling
Drug Abuse Education/Prevention
Family Counseling
Gang Programs
Juvenile Probation
Prevention Programs
Private Nonprofits
Smoking Education/Prevention
Substance Abuse Counseling
Truancy Counseling
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified August 17, 2016