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NAMI Santa Cruz County offers support and classes for families of children with mental illness and for young adults who have mental illness. Our website lists local resources, support groups, peer and parent education classes and community events. We offer classes in the fall and spring that teach families the basic information necessary to take the best care possible of their child, their family, and themselves. The class covers the impact that mental illness has on the child living with the illness and the entire family; and provides tools to use even after completing the program that will assist in making the best decisions possible for the care of the child. For more information visit our website or call (831) 427-8020.
Old Sashmill, 303 Potrero, Bldg 42, Suite 103, Santa Cruz. 523-B Capitola Ave., Capitola, CA 95010. [ CO, PS ]
What is Nar-Anon? The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a Twelve-Step Program, we offer our help by sharing our experience, strength, and hope. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. Our program of recovery is adapted from NA and uses our Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts. What is a Nar-Anon Family Group? The Nar-Anon Family Group is for those who know the feeling of desperation due to the addiction problem of someone close to them. Members share their experiences, strength, and hope at weekly meetings, which are usually held at locations such as treatment and community centers, hospitals, churches, or local twelve-step clubs.
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Connect your kids with nature this summer through Natural History Museum camps. Hone your artistic skills in nature, become a junior curator, or embark on an outdoor adventure! Online registration is now open at www.santacruzmuseum.org
1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 [ A, REC ]
Emergency shelter for families and single parents with kids. Floor space only, day-by-day basis. 30-day limits. Shelter residents are provided breakfast, lunch, & dinner. Priority for people attending AA or NA or enrolled in Drug/alcohol rehab program. Bilingual services available. (831) 458-1668
707 Fair Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95060 [ FN, H ]
Advocacy and referral services. Distributes food and clothing on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Bilingual and bicultural services available. (831) 423-5747
711 E Cliff Dr Santa Cruz, CA 95060 [ CO, FN, LS, M ]