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CASA of Santa Cruz

(831) 761.2956

Coastal Watershed

County of Santa Cruz Family and Children's Services

(831) 345-2700

Family Service Agency of the Central Coast


Hospice of Santa Cruz County


Red Cross Santa Cruz

831-462-2881 x12

Resource Center for Non-Violence


Santa Cruz Neighbors

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Santa Cruz Neighbors is a city-wide 501(c)3 nonprofit organization representing a network of neighborhoods which partners with educational institutions, local government, local businesses, and non-profits dedicated to a community oriented government and provides a neighborhood voice for the residents of Santa Cruz.

NEIGHBORHOODS as of 7/2010 with Street Boundary Description

  • 2030 N Pacific Neighbors / 2030 N Pacific Condos
  • Alta Vista Neighbors / Streets connected to Alta Vista
  • ATL Neighbors / Tannery Arts Center Neighbors
  • Beach Flats / Leibrandt-Raymond-Beach St-3rd Street
  • Beach Hill Association / Front St-Beach St-Riverside-Leibrandt-3rd Street
  • Birkshire, Society for a Better / Birkshire St
  • BOSS Neighbors / Residents the Broadway, Ocean, Seabright and Soquel area, covering: Ocean Street Ocean View Ave South Branciforte Ave Caledonia St Pine St Pennsylvania St Cayuga St Seabright Ave Soquel Ave Hanover St Effey St Broadway
  • Branciforte Ave Neighbors / Branciforte btw Soquel Ave and Water St with side streets off Branciforte Ave
  • California St Neighbors/ California and Mission Sts btw Bay and Laurel
  • Carbonera Area / All streets in Carbonera
  • Central Park Association / Leonard-May and part of Dakota St
  • Clearview Court / At Beach and Bay Sts
  • Cleveland Ave Area Neighbors / All streets connected to Cleveland Ave
  • Downtown Association / Laurel-Front-Roncon-Lincoln and Chestnut Sts
  • East Morrissey Neighborhood / Morrissey- Soquel- La Fonda - Hwy
  • El Rio MHP Neighborhood Watch / 2100 N Pacific Ave
  • Escalona, Jordan, Storey & Kirby / Escalona, Jordan, Storey & Kirby
  • Fair Ave Neighbors / Swift-Delaware-Almar-Mission
  • General Lower Westside
  • Grandview Neighbors / NW Hwy 1 & Western Drive
  • Harvey West Assoc. / All streets in Harvey West area
  • High Street Neighbors / Highland to Laurent Sts
  • Highland Watch Neighbors Assoc / Highland-Hillcrest-Story-Escalona-King
  • Lee St Neighbors / Lee St
  • Lighthouse Cowells Neighbors / Bay St to Pelton,West Cliff Dr to Columbia and Continental
  • Linden St Neighbors / Linden St
  • Lower Seabright Neighbors / Seabright-Murray-East Cliff-Buena Vista-Pine Sts
  • Lower Escalona Neighbors / Escalona from Hollywood to Highland, King from Hollywood to Mission Adjacent blocks of Kirby, Storey, Peyton, and Highland
  • Market St Neighbors / Market-Water-Ocean-Plymouth to Hwy 1
  • Miles St Neighbors / Miles-Dimond-Sherman Sts.
  • Mission Neighbors / Streets around Mission Plaza and 2 blocks Mission St
  • Moore Creek Area / inc. Western-Lisa Ct-Penquin Ct
  • Natural Bridges Neighbors / Swanton-Delaware-Swift-West Cliff Dr
  • Neary Lagoon Neighbors / Chestnut to California, along Laurel and Myrtle Street
  • Neighbors of Circles / All Circle Streets
  • Neighbors of Lower Ocean / NOLO-San Lorenzo Blvd-upto Ocean View- and Broadway
  • Nobel Neighborhood / All streets connected to Nobel Dr
  • Ocean's 11 / Oceans St from Water St to Hwy 1 Ocean St Ext, Jewel St, Coloma, Blaine,moon Alley, Villamar Way, Kennan, Humbolt, Franklin, Pryce and Felker Sts
  • Neighbors of Ocean View Assoc. / Oceanview from Broadway to Park, S. Branciforte, Peck Terr., 100 & 200 blocks of Windsor and Windham
  • Pasatiempo Neighbors / Pasatiempo area-Hwy 1
  • Prospect Heights Area / Pacheco-Prospect Heights-Brookwood-Hwy 1
  • Roundtree Neighbors Group / Palo Verde Terr area
  • S N A / Seabright area Murray St-East Cliff-San Lorenzo Rivermounth to Yacht Harbor
  • SAGE-SC Neighbors / Beachview Ave, Grandview St,Escalona to Mesa Lane, Arroyo Seco to Escalona, Serra and Crespi Courts
  • Seabright Avenue Neighbors / Near Frederick Street Park
  • Seabright Neighbors / Seabright-Clinton-Owen-Eaton Sts
  • SODA CANeighbors / Almar Ave and Woodrow Ave btw Delaware Ave and West Cliff Dr
  • SOMBA / Bay-Lennox-Almar Mission
  • GEMSS / South Morrissey Neighbors / S. Morrissey-Broadway-Soquel Ave-Frederick-Broadway-Seabright
  • South of Laurel Neighbors / Center-Laurel-Front St-Pacific Ave
  • SpringTree St Assoc / Part of Spring St-Kalkar-Quarry-Rockridge
  • Swift St Neighborhood Watch / Swift-West Cliff Dr-Almar-Delaware
  • West Escalona, King, Miramar / Escalona-Miramar-Mission-Bay Sts
  • West Cliff Drive Association / West Cliff Dr
  • Western Dr Lower Area / Grandview
  • Western Dr Upper Area / Mountain Way to Meder St
  • Westlake Neighbors Assoc / Above Escalona- all streets off Highland-High St to Bay St
  • Windsor Neighbors/ Windsor and Pennsylvania corners
  • Villa de Branciforte East Neighbors / Stanford-Fairmount-Morrissey-Water Sts

  • Santa Cruz Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

    (831) 465-5000

    Santa Cruz Toymakers

    We design and make toys throughout the year and meet on a monthly basis. We donate toys to local organizations.

    Our toymkers group has no dues, no offices, no requirements.

    We encourage you to make one toy a month - and it can be anything you want.

    All skills are welcome. We learn from each other: share original plans, ideas and designs; and aim to do no more than have some fun in a good cause.

    We invite new members to the group.
    We meet the first Thursday of the month 11:30am at Severinos, Aptos.

    Come and join us, or just show up one day to check out who we are and what we do.


    Save Our Shores

    (831) 462-5660
    Santa Cruz

    Save Our Shores is a non-profit marine conservation organization in Santa Cruz, California.

    Our mission is caring for the marine environment through ocean awareness, advocacy, and citizen action.


    Save Our Shores is the Central Coast leader in caring for the marine environment through ocean awareness, advocacy and citizen action. Our core initiatives are Clean Boating, Marine Debris and Ocean Awareness. Over the last 30 years SOS has been locally responsible for key accomplishments such as helping to establish the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, preventing offshore oil drilling and cruise ship pollution and bringing together diverse stakeholders to find common solutions to ocean issues. Today we focus on educating youth about our local watersheds, tackling marine debris on our beaches and rivers, supporting habitat conservation efforts, implementing our nationally renowned DockWalker program and providing our community with educated and inspired Sanctuary Stewards! We are always accepting volunteers, learn more at our volunteer site.

    Address: 345 Lake Avenue, Suite A

    Valley Churches United Missions

    Ben Lomond
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    Valley Thanksgiving and Christmas Projects, Valley Churches United Missions
         Thanksgiving Project provides ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal.

         The Christmas Project provides food, toys, gifts, basic necessity items and gift certificates to families, seniors, disabled and homeless.

         Adopt-a-Family and Adopt a Senior Programs. Christmas Food Drive. San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley. Boony Doon, Summit and Holiday Mission Outreach countywide

         Donations Needed Cash, food, food vouchers, gift certificates new toys, cookies, senior gifts, Christmas trees, gift-wrap, poinsettia plants, new blankets, sox, jackets and teenage gifts.

         Volunteers Needed Food bag fillers, gift wrappers, pick up and delivery drivers, clerical and distribution help.

         Cash donations are welcome.





    Address: P. O. Box 367

    Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County

    Santa Cruz (831)
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    Women's Center at UC Santa Cruz

    Santa Cruz
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    The UCSC Women's Center affirms the dignity and diversity of all women. The Center continues and challenges feminist traditions by creating community space for all women and allies to achieve individual and social change.

    Address: 1156 High Street

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