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|Name:||Monarch Services-Servicios Monarca|
Defensa de Mujeres
Womens Crisis Support
233 East Lake Avenue
Watsonville, CA 95076
Use California Relay: True
|Description:||24-Hour Bilingual Crisis line: 1-888-900-4232
Monarch Services was founded in 1977, when volunteers secured a grant to open the safe shelter, Mariposa House. The agency continued to grow to meet the need for safe shelter and services to domestic violence victims.
In 1987, the agency became one of the first Rape Crisis Centers to be funded in California, and was instrumental in developing and implementing one of the first Sexual Assault Response Teams in the nation. We currently serve approximate 1,500 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault each year.
All of our crisis intervention and prevention services are available in Spanish and English and are culturally sensitive. Printed materials are also available in both languages. Our outreach efforts have concentrated on poor Latino neighborhoods with residents that have several barriers to seeking services, including language, literacy and legal status issues, and cultural biases. We are extremely proud of our success in serving this special population.
SANTA CRUZ OFFICE
1509 Seabright Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
ELIGIBILITY: All survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault.
|Mission:||Lives free from violence and abuse.|
|Programs:||Monarch Services offers immediate crisis response to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through our 24-hour crisis line, including emergency response to law enforcement or medical facilities, and accompaniment to forensic rape examinations.
Support services include emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and their children, peer counseling, advocacy, information, referrals, drop-in support groups, and assistance with restraining order applications. We also provide community education presentations to schools, community groups and service providers.
Please visit the website for more information on these programs:
Crisis Intervention Program
Children and Youth Program
Teen Violence Programs
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Wheelchair Access|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within One Block|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Fees:||Call for Information|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
Domestic Violence Hotlines
Domestic Violence Shelter
Domestic Violence Support Groups
Information and Referral
Sexual Assault Counseling
Sexual Assault Hotlines
|This agency was last updated on August 8, 2018|