Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County Community Connection
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County Community Connection|
|Alternate Name(s):||Community Connection|
Custom Mailing Service
Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County Career Services
|Address:||300 Harvey West Blvd.|
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Monday-Friday, 9-5|
|Description:||Custom Mailing Services: 831-425-0440
Community Connection (CC)is a nonprofit mental health program of the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County that serves adults and families referred through the Santa Cruz County Mental Health System of Care.
Our mission is to assist and support adults with psychiatric disabilities and their families in achieving greater independence and improving the quality of their lives. Participants have access to a variety of person-centered, strength based programs that provide pre-employment, employment, education, community integration and peer support services for individuals and families.
ELIGIBILITY: serves residents of Santa Cruz County who are at least eighteen years of age, have a severe disability in at least one functional area and have been diagnosed as schizoaffective, schizophrenic, bipolar or major depressive by County Mental Health. Services will be provided to all individuals meeting these eligibility guidelines without regard to ethnicity, religion, age, disability, national origin, gender, or sexual preference.
FEES: Medi-Cal, MediCare, sliding scale according to fee evaluation by County Mental Health. No one will be denied services because of inability to pay
FUNDING SOURCE: Community Connection is funded in part by Santa Cruz County Mental Health Services, State of California Department of Rehabilitation and United Way of Santa Cruz County.
|Programs:||Community Connection offers a variety of free, outpatient mental health programs and employment related services to adults with psychiatric disabilities and families residing in Santa Cruz County.
Career Services provides support and assistance to individuals referred through County Mental Health who are interested in gainful employment in the community. For more information and enrollment, contact:Program Coordinator: Renars Gonzales (831) 425-8132 ext 216
Mariposa Wellness Center provides outpatient services to mental health consumers who live independently, without intensive case management. For more information and enrollment, contact:
Program Coordinator: Jodie Wells (831) 768-8132
Opportunity Connection is a recovery-oriented program focusing on employment readiness and skill building. For more information and enrollment, contact:Uriel Mendoza, Program Coordinator (831) 425-8132 ex 229
Avenues provides employment focused support and assistance to individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. For more information and enrollment contact:
Program Coordinator: Eli Chance(831) 425-8132 x247
College Connection provides individual educational support on site at Cabrillo College.
For more information and enrollment contact:
Mental Health Specialist:
Lisa Ferrari (831) 479-6512
Housing Support is a partnership between Community Connection, Front Street Inc., Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center and North County Mental Health. For more information and enrollment, contact Program Coordinator:
Rachel Foster at (831) 425-8132 ext 244
Prevention & Early Intervention is a partnership program with The County of Santa Cruz that provides employment services to transition age youth and adults referred through the County Prevention and Early Intervention team (PEI). For more information and enrollment contact:
Andrea Turnbull (831) 425-8132 ext 227
"Cute as a Button" Custom handmade buttons, magnets and mirrors. An in-house business designed to provide employment services to transition age youth and adults who are referred through the County Prevention and Early Intervention Team.
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Parking & Wheelchair Access|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within Four Blocks|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Fees:||See Description Notes|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|Physical Location:||Santa Cruz|
|Funding Source:||See Description Notes|
|Parent Agency:||Volunteer Centers of Santa Cruz County|
|Child Agencies:||Mariposa Wellness Center|
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|This record last modified September 24, 2012|