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Career & Jobs

State Resources

Find job and career opportunities that are the right fit for you!

OnwardCA
OnwardCA is an initiative of companies, foundations, and humans to get California workers displaced by COVID-19 essential life services and back to work as quickly as possible.

California CareerZone
The California Career Zone is a web-based career exploration system providing four easy to use career assessment tools and information on over 900 California occupations.

CalJOBS
The CalJOBSSM system is California’s online resource to help job seekers and employers to easily search for jobs, build résumés, access career resources, find qualified candidates for employment, and gather information on education and training programs.

JOBS - CA Employment Develpoment Department
Provides a comprehensive range of employment and training services in partnership with state and local agencies and organizations. These services benefit job seekers, laid off workers, youth, individuals currently working, veterans, and people with disabi

Federal Resources

U. S. Department of Labor Career One Stop Toolkit
U. S. Department of Labor Career One Stop Toolkit provides employment information and inspiration for job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.

Local Resources

Job and career assistance in Santa Cruz and the surrounding area.

Monterey Bay Career Connect
Find information to prepare for college, take career assesments, build a resume, and view up-to-date employment data.

Santa Cruz Works
Santa Cruz Works can connect you with your dream job or next employee! Reach over 5,000 business professionals in the Santa Cruz Monterey Watsonville area.

Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce
The Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce offers numerous job and internship opportunies, as well as means to support small business owners.

Santa Cruz Employment Development Department
All the tools and resources Santa Cruz can offer a new small business owner to get up and running.

Education/Family & Youth

Local Education Resources

Homework Help
Resources from Santa Cruz Public Libraries including Live Tutoring, K-12 Math, Science, History, and Social Studies.

MyChildcare.com
Here you can find information on licensed childcare providers that are currently open including location, health and safety details, ages of children served, capacity, and hours of care.

Internet Safety for Kids During COVID-19
How to keep your child safe online while stuck at home during the COVID-19 outbreak

Free or low cost Internet Services
A list of temporary free internet service programs in Santa Cruz County.

County Office of Education COVID-19 Updates
Get the most recent communication information from the Santa Cruz County Office of Education.

County Office of Education - Distance Learning Resources
The Santa Cruz County Office of Education offers this resource to support our educational community in delivering high-quality educational opportunities to students through other options, distance learning and independent study.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Learning at Home
Guided activities for parents, caregivers and educators to support children’s learning at home.

Santa Cruz Public Libraries Kids Page
Find additional resources for youth age 0 to 11 on the SCPL Kids page of our website.

Santa Cruz Public Libraries Teens Page
Find additional resources for youth age 12 to 18 on the SCPL Teens page of our website.

State Education Resources

California Department of Education
Information and resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and California's response.

California State Library
ProQuest research databases, the TeachingBooks literacy service and online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica are available to every Californian from this website at least until May 31.

PBS Learning Media California
KVIE and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for California teachers.

PBS At Home Learning
This response includes a new educational schedule for broadcast on KQED Plus in the Bay Area as well as free corresponding digital learning media and activities for at-home learning.

California Academy of Sciences
Teaching and educational resources in the field of science, including webcams, teacher resources, videos, and interactive apps.

National Education Resources

National Center for Education Statistics
A portal for education resources, tools, data and learning activities for kids.

Library of Congress
On this page you'll find ways to engage with authors you love and ways to connect to the Library’s resources from anywhere in the world.

NASA
NASA STEM @ Home Resources -- Activities You Can Do Together.

Smithsonian Learning Lab
Resources, training, and support to assist caregivers, teachers, and students as they face new learning challenges.

United States Geological Survey
Learn from Home About Physical science, Geography and Maps

Equity & Race Relations

This list of resources includes materials offered by the library as well as outside organizations. There are two focuses in these resources: support for Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) and anti-racist resources for people seeking to educate themselves and become better allies. This list includes mental health and support resources for BIPOC as well as places to donate to pro-BIPOC organizations and lists of black-owned businesses that actively need support. There are also web resources, reading lists, and watch lists related to civil liberties and police accountability focused on ending police violence.

BIPOC Focused/Owned Mental Health Resources

BIPOC = Black Indigenous People of Color -- Right now it’s more crucial than ever that BIPOC folks have access to the quality mental health care they deserve. So, we’ve compiled a list of organizations and people working to support BIPOC’s mental health during the new coronavirus crisis.

14 Organizations Working to Support BIPOC Mental Health
14 Organizations and People Working to Support BIPOC Mental Health During the Coronavirus Crisis Nonprofits, agencies, online communities, therapists, and more.

Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness
At Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness, we believe that together, Black women across the African Diaspora can sustain mental wellness through connecting to resources and supporting one another.

Therapy For Black Girls
So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. This space was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.

Energy and Healing Work

Ethel's Club
Healing spaces that center and celebrate people of color through conversation, wellness and creativity accessible through monthly membership dues.

HealHaus
Our intention of creating HealHaus was to aspire to create a safe space where healing is accessible, inclusive, and community oriented.

Inclusive Therapists
A safer, simpler way to find care. La forma más segura y sencilla de recibir terapia.

Anti-Racism Resources

Anti-Racism Resources for White People
This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, fam

Racial Equity Book and Film List
The lists of written resources (books, articles) and videos and films provided here come from a number of organizations. Please use them to learn more about racial equity concepts, issues and strategies.

Racial Equity Work Tipsheets
Tipsheets are based on the experiences of the website authors in doing, evaluating and learning from others about how to do racial equity work. They are presented with the hope that they will be useful to readers of this site.

Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race
So you’ve realized your kids aren’t too young to talk about race, so now what? We’ve rounded up some resources for you to start.

How To Help

Public libraries across the country readily embrace their role as centers for democracy and civic participation. But what role should libraries play in advancing social justice and addressing persistent racial inequities? When it comes to community transformation, how can a social justice lens and racial equity tools guide us to be more engaged and inclusive at all levels of our work? ALA Website

ACLU
Civil Liberty legal support; fundraising; and educational resources

Bail Funds/Legal Help by City

Black Lives Matter
An active platform to support all facets of the black community

Black Owned Restaurants and Businesses You Can Support Now
Looking for a place to start? The restaurant industry “has suffered the most significant sales and job losses since the COVID-19 outbreak began.” A quick online search can probably help you find a list of black-owned restaurants in your city.

Campaign Zero
Developed with contributions from activists, protesters and researchers across the nation. This data-informed platform presents comprehensive solutions to end police violence in America.

Equal Justice Institute
Website dedicated to ending mass incarceration and supporting freedom for those wrongfully incarcerated.

NAACP
Our Mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

National Police Accountability Project
Website for trainings and resources provided by the National Lawyers Guild

Witness
A Library of Free Resources for Video Activists, Trainers and Their Allies focused on how to safely and ethically film the police and protests

Food

Local Resources

The following resources support Santa Cruz county residents

Great Plates...Delivered
HSD and its partners seek to help older adults remain home and healthy during the public health crisis through the provision of up to 3 meals a day from local businesses.

Grey Bears Healthy Food Delivery
Sign up for the Healthy Food delivery program This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Start or continue receiving your weekly shopping bag of groceries today – 48 weeks per year. There are no income requirements.

Los Osos Grise programa de entrega de alimentos saludables
Si tiene problemas financieros, el servicio es gratuito – no se rechaza a nadie

Second Harvest Food Bank
Need Food? | ¿Necesita Alimentos? The Community Food Hotline provides information & support to people who need food.

Meals on Wheels
Enhancing lives through healthy meals and friendly human contact. Nurturing elders at one of five dining sites, or meals delivered to the home.

County Lunch Sites for Kids
List of schools that provide free breakfast and/or lunch

Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
A nutrition assistance program that reimburses food for licensed caregivers, providing healthy meals to support both children and adults in our community. Please see the section labelled CACFP Forms.

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
WIC is a safe place for families to receive a sense of hope, comfort and security, allowing women, infants and children to thrive.

Salvation Army
Type in your zip code to find the nearest location and their list of proviced services.

Pharmacy Delivery services
This articles provides a list of pharmacies providing free home delivery for prescription mediacations.

Take Out Food SC County Restaurants
Local food businesses that will deliver food for free

State Resources

CalFresh
CalFresh CalFresh is California's food stamps (SNAP) program. Apply to get up to $194 a month per household member on an EBT card.

Solicite CalFresh
CalFresh es un programa de estampillas de alimentos (SNAP) en California. Solicite para recibir hasta $194 al mes por miembro en el hogar en una tarjeta llamada EBT.

Health

COVID-19 Related Resources

California Department of Health
COVID-19 updates from the California Department of Health

County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency
COVID-19 Information & Updates Santa Cruz County

Covered California
Special-Enrollment Period Due to Coronavirus Now Available

Centers for Disease Control
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

COVID-19 information in ASL
A video about what you need to know regarding COVID-19 in American Sign Language.

Megaputer Interactive Geo Map
Megaputer released a publicly available, interactive geo-map that forecasts peak dates for COVID-19 in the U.S. Users can look up individual counties and see the number of active cases and cumulative deaths

211 Santa Cruz Health Care
Information on health facilities, insurance, and other useful health related information for Santa Cruz County.

Domestic Violence Resources

Walnut Ave Women's Center
24/7 Crisis and abuse hotline: 1 (866) 269-2559. Please view the homepage for an up-to-date list of ongoing services available throughout the COVID-19 closure limitations.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1800-799-7233 (TTY 1-800-787-3324). Online chat is available 24/7/365. Chat en Español esta disponible cada cuando el botón de chat está en rojo. Para información en español, visita la página “En Español.”

Monarch Services
Monarch Services - children and youth programs are available via zoom or over the phone (youth under 11 need verbal consent from guardian). 24 hour crisis line 1.888.900.4232 available any time of the day or week, no matter what age.

Servicios Monarca
24-Hour BilinLínea de crisis disponible 24 horas 1-888-900-4232

Santa Cruz County Youth Violence Prevention Network

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health First Aid
We know you’re looking for ways to take care of yourself and #BeTheDifference. We’ve compiled these tips from the Mental Health First Aid curriculum to help you care for your own and your loved ones’ mental health.

National Alliance of Mental Illness resources
Recognizing how you’re feeling can help you care for yourself, manage your stress and cope with difficult situations. Even when you don’t have full control of a situation, there are things you can do.

CDC Resources focused on managing stress & anxiety
Sharing the facts about COVID-19. Understanding the risk to yourself and people you care about can make an outbreak less stressful. When you share accurate information about COVID-19, you can help make people feel less stressed.

Virtual Safe Space
The Safe Space is home to resources and tools to provide you with some extra support in an emotionally safe environment.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. This is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

Housing/Homeless Services

Local Homeless Resources

This section offers resources for people experiencing homelessness in Santa Cruz County. The local HUD contact is: Julie Conway, Housing Project Manager County of Santa Cruz 831-454-5162

City of Santa Cruz Handwashing Stations

HUD Exchange Resources

Santa Cruz Free Guide - Shelter In Place Resources

Santa Cruz County Housing Authority

Santa Cruz County Human Services Department

National Homeless Resources

National Alliance to End Homelessness

National Healthcare for the Homeless Council

US Interagency Council on Homelessness Resources

Income & Expenses

Local Resources

Information For Businesses in Response to COVID-19
Up to date information from Santa Cruz Economic Development journal

State Resources

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Work
California Department of Labor and Workforce Development guidance on benefits for workers including: paid family leave, disability insurance, unemployment insurance, paid sick leave, worker's compensation.

CA Employment Development Department COVID-19 Resources
This page contains links to and answers FAQs about the following topics: Disability or Paid Family Leave Benefits, Unemployment Insurance Benefits, Employer Information, COVID-19: WARN FAQs

FAQs on Laws Enforced by the CA Labor Commissioners Office
CA Department of Industrial Relations answers FAQ's in regards to employees' rights topaid leave, compensation, and accomodations

Preguntas frecuentes sobre las leyes que hace cumplir la Ofi
El Departamento de Relaciones Industriales de CA responde las preguntas frecuentes sobre los derechos de los empleados a vacaciones pagadas, compensación y alojamiento.

Federal Resources

US Small Business Admin- Disaster Assistance LoanApplication
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.

US Small Business Administration: Guidance & Loan Resources
Find assistance from a local Small Business Administration office, various funding opportunities, products and resources to help your small business during the COVID-19 outbreak.

IRS News Releases related to paid leave and tax credits
Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave

Servicios en español

Salud/COVID-19

211 Cuidado de la Salud
2-1-1 del Condado de Santa Cruz es el servicio integral de información y referencia para el Condado de Santa Cruz.

las actividades al aire libre durante la pandemia del Corona
Sugerencias sobre cómo uno puede disfrutar, responsablemente, las actividades al aire libre durante la pandemia del Coronavirus

Lo que necesita saber sobre la enfermedad del coronavirus 20
Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades CDC: Hoja informativa

COVID-19 Información y actualizaciones Condado de Santa Cruz
Agencia de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Santa Cruz. CAMBIAR EL IDIOMA DE LA PÁGINA WEB AL ESPAÑOL

Actualizaciones diarias del estado de California
Departamento de Salud Pública de California.

Covered California - Período de inscripción especial
Debido al COVID-19, puedes aplicar para tener cobertura si eres elegible y no tienes seguro.

Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades CDC
Información actual del CDC.

Recursos para COVID-19
Esta guía de recursos está destinada a proporcionar recursos informativos de los CDC relacionados con COVID-19 en español.

MEDI-CAL NON-MAGI – HOJA INFORMATIVA
Departamento de servicios humanos del condado de Santa Cruz.

Listo (Ready.gov)
Listo (Ready) es una campaña nacional de servicio público diseñada para educar y capacitar al pueblo estadounidense para prepararse, responder y mitigar emergencias, incluidos desastres naturales y provocados por el hombre.

Ingresos y Gastos

211 Ingresos y Gastos
2-1-1 del Condado de Santa Cruz es el servicio integral de información y referencia para el Condado de Santa Cruz.

Preguntas frecuentes – Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Departamento del Desarrollo del Empleo.

Recursos para empleadores y trabajadores
la Agencia de Desarrollo Laboral y de la Fuerza Laboral (LWDA)..CAMBIAR EL IDIOMA DE LA PÁGINA WEB AL ESPAÑOL.

Pagos de impacto económico
Lo que debe saber: el Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS).

Orientación para pequeñas empresas y recursos de préstamos
US Small Business Administration (SBA). Administrador de pequeñas empresas de EE. UU.

Preguntas frecuentes sobre las leyes
la Oficina del Comisionado Laboral de California.

INFORMACION BASICA DE CALWORKS
Departamento de servicios humanos del condado de Santa Cruz.

HOJA INFORMATIVA DEL PROGRAMA WELFARE-TO-WORK
Departamento de servicios humanos del condado de Santa Cruz.

SERVICIOS DE BENEFICIOS Y EMPLEO INFORMACION
Departamento de servicios humanos del condado de Santa Cruz.

Moratoria Temporal Sobre los Desalojos
Aprobada por el Concilio Municipal de Watsonville el 23 de marzo de 2020.

PROGRAMAS TEMPORALES GRATUITOS DE SERVICIO DE INTERNET
La Oficina de Educación del Condado de Santa Cruz (SCCOE).

Vivienda y Servicios Para Personas Sin Hogar

211 Vivienda y Servicios Para Personas Sin Hogar
2-1-1 del Condado de Santa Cruz es el servicio integral de información y referencia para el Condado de Santa Cruz.

LA AUTORIDAD DE VIVIENDA DEL CONDADO DE SANTA CRUZ
Información Sobre Cómo Trabajar Con La Autoridad De Viviendas Durante La Pandemia COVID-19.

Comida

211 Comida
2-1-1 del Condado de Santa Cruz es el servicio integral de información y referencia para el Condado de Santa Cruz.

PROGRAMA DE ALIMENTOS PARA EL CUIDADO DE NIÑOS Y ADULTOS
Community Bridges/Puentes de la Comunidad. CAMBIAR EL IDIOMA DE LA PÁGINA WEB AL ESPAÑOL.

MUJERES, INFANTES Y NIÑOS (WIC)
Community Bridges/Puentes de la Comunidad. CAMBIAR EL IDIOMA DE LA PÁGINA WEB AL ESPAÑOL.

COMIDAS SOBRE RUEDAS PARA EL CONDADO DE SANTA CRUZ
Community Bridges/Puentes de la Comunidad. CAMBIAR EL IDIOMA DE LA PÁGINA WEB AL ESPAÑOL.

Los Osos Grises
Regístrese en el programa de entrega de alimentos saludables.

CalFresh
Solicite CalFresh (estampillas de comida).

County School Lunch Sites
a página web del COE de Santa Cruz de distribución de servicios de alimentos.

Second Harvest Food Bank
La Linea Directa Comunitaria ofrece información y apoyo para personas que necesitan comida. (831) 662-0991

Mapa de County Lunch Sites
Mapa de ubicaciones de servicios de alimentos a lo largo de los cierres.

La educación

La Oficina de Educación del Condado de Santa Cruz (SCCOE)
Actualizaciones de coronavirus (COVID-19). CAMBIAR EL IDIOMA DE LA PÁGINA WEB AL ESPAÑOL.

5 modos de ayudar a que las experiencias de tu hijo en inter
Cómo mantener a salvo a tu hijo mientras se encuentra confinado en casa durante el brote de COVID-19

Recursos de aprendizaje a distancia
La Oficina de Educación del Condado de Santa Cruz (SCCOE).

¡Colorín colorado!
¡Ayudando a los niños a leer... y a triunfar!

PBS- Recursos de PreK-12 para Cierres de Emergencia
PBS Learning Media.

Recursos para niños
Santa Cruz Public Libraries - niños.

Salud Mental

Como manejar el estrés relacionado con el coronavirus
Community Bridges/Puentes de la Comunidad.

211 Salud Mental
2-1-1 del Condado de Santa Cruz es el servicio integral de información y referencia para el Condado de Santa Cruz.

Consideraciones psicosociales y de salud mental
Oficina Regional para las Américas de la Organización Mundial de la Salud.

HHS, Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos
Administración de servicios de abuso de sustancias y salud mental. si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-877-696-6775.

Estrés y cómo sobrellevarlo
Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades CDC.

Hablar con los niños acerca de la enfermedad del coronavirus
Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades CDC.

Cómo hablar con los niños sobre el coronavirus
Child Mind Institute/ instituto de mente infantil.

Cómo pueden los adolescentes proteger su salud mental
UNICEF.

Servicios de Crisis

211 Servicios de Crisis
2-1-1 del Condado de Santa Cruz es el servicio integral de información y referencia para el Condado de Santa Cruz.

la Línea Nacional contra la Violencia Doméstica
La Linea Nacional Contra la Violencia Domestica otorga herramientas que pueden salvar vidas y ayuda de manera inmediata a hacer posible que las víctimas de violencia hallen seguridad y puedan vivir sus vidas sin abuso. 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Línea de crisis disponible 24 horas
Monarch Services/Servicios Monarca. Línea de crisis disponible 24 horas1-888-900-4232

Taxes

Local Resources

The following are local resources available to residents of Santa Cruz County.

Project Scout
Project SCOUT provides free tax assistance to seniors, individuals with a disability, low-income families and individuals in Santa Cruz County. We are offering remote services via phone and web for those that have the option.

State Resources

California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC)
The California Earned Income Tax Credit is a cashback tax credit that puts money back in the pocket of hardworking Californians.

Golden State Opportunity Free Tax Prep
In light of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay at home order, Golden State Opportunity’s (GSO) CalEITC4Me campaign has suspended our scheduled in-person free tax preparation events until further notice. Yet you can still file your taxes safely from home for free

Federal Resources

Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
We are offering tax help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others – including health plans – affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

IRS Online Tax Help
IRS has several online resources to help taxpayers.

Veterans

Resource links for housing, health care, education and employment for veterans.

Local Resources for Veterans

Below are some local resources for Santa Cruz County Veterans.

Santa Cruz County Veterans Service Office

Capitola VA Clinic
Available Health Care Services: General Internal Medicine Smoking Cessation Wellness Clinic

Local Veterans Jobs with VET Lighting Corp.

Santa Cruz County Veterans HUD-Vash

Santa Cruz County Vets Center
Mental Health Services for local veterans

Veterans Connect @ the Library
Many local, state and national resources for veterans especially for housing, healthcare, education and employment

Veterans Resource Center
Housing resources for local veterans

State and National Veteran Resources

A wide variety of State and National resources for veterans

Cal Vet - Veterans Connect at the Library

California Veterans Resource Book

Novel Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) Services for Veterans

Disabled American Veterans Covid-19 Relief
The DAV organization is offering $250 grants for disabled vets whose jobs are affected by Covid-19

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities for youth, adults and the entire family.

Local Volunteer Opportunities

Digital Nest NEST Corps
This will send you to a volunteer interest form for the Nest

Grey Bears
Grey Bears improves the health and well-being of seniors and our community through food distribution, volunteerism, resource conservation and recycling

Red Cross
American Red Cross Volunteer Connection for Youth

Santa Cruz Volunteer Center
We are a "one-stop shop" for all things volunteer related for individuals, organizations, and businesses. It should be easy to find out when and where your skills are needed. We are committed to doing the legwork so you don't have to

City of Santa Cruz Community Volunteer Links
Volunteer oppportunities provided by the City of Sata Cruz

Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County
Covid-19 Volunteer Guide

Career & Jobs

State Resources

Find job and career opportunities that are the right fit for you!

OnwardCA
OnwardCA is an initiative of companies, foundations, and humans to get California workers displaced by COVID-19 essential life services and back to work as quickly as possible.

California CareerZone
The California Career Zone is a web-based career exploration system providing four easy to use career assessment tools and information on over 900 California occupations.

CalJOBS
The CalJOBSSM system is California’s online resource to help job seekers and employers to easily search for jobs, build résumés, access career resources, find qualified candidates for employment, and gather information on education and training programs.

JOBS - CA Employment Develpoment Department
Provides a comprehensive range of employment and training services in partnership with state and local agencies and organizations. These services benefit job seekers, laid off workers, youth, individuals currently working, veterans, and people with disabi

Federal Resources

U. S. Department of Labor Career One Stop Toolkit
U. S. Department of Labor Career One Stop Toolkit provides employment information and inspiration for job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.

Local Resources

Job and career assistance in Santa Cruz and the surrounding area.

Monterey Bay Career Connect
Find information to prepare for college, take career assesments, build a resume, and view up-to-date employment data.

Santa Cruz Works
Santa Cruz Works can connect you with your dream job or next employee! Reach over 5,000 business professionals in the Santa Cruz Monterey Watsonville area.

Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce
The Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce offers numerous job and internship opportunies, as well as means to support small business owners.

Santa Cruz Employment Development Department
All the tools and resources Santa Cruz can offer a new small business owner to get up and running.

Education/Family & Youth

Local Education Resources

Homework Help
Resources from Santa Cruz Public Libraries including Live Tutoring, K-12 Math, Science, History, and Social Studies.

MyChildcare.com
Here you can find information on licensed childcare providers that are currently open including location, health and safety details, ages of children served, capacity, and hours of care.

Internet Safety for Kids During COVID-19
How to keep your child safe online while stuck at home during the COVID-19 outbreak

Free or low cost Internet Services
A list of temporary free internet service programs in Santa Cruz County.

County Office of Education COVID-19 Updates
Get the most recent communication information from the Santa Cruz County Office of Education.

County Office of Education - Distance Learning Resources
The Santa Cruz County Office of Education offers this resource to support our educational community in delivering high-quality educational opportunities to students through other options, distance learning and independent study.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Learning at Home
Guided activities for parents, caregivers and educators to support children’s learning at home.

Santa Cruz Public Libraries Kids Page
Find additional resources for youth age 0 to 11 on the SCPL Kids page of our website.

Santa Cruz Public Libraries Teens Page
Find additional resources for youth age 12 to 18 on the SCPL Teens page of our website.

State Education Resources

California Department of Education
Information and resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and California's response.

California State Library
ProQuest research databases, the TeachingBooks literacy service and online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica are available to every Californian from this website at least until May 31.

PBS Learning Media California
KVIE and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for California teachers.

PBS At Home Learning
This response includes a new educational schedule for broadcast on KQED Plus in the Bay Area as well as free corresponding digital learning media and activities for at-home learning.

California Academy of Sciences
Teaching and educational resources in the field of science, including webcams, teacher resources, videos, and interactive apps.

National Education Resources

National Center for Education Statistics
A portal for education resources, tools, data and learning activities for kids.

Library of Congress
On this page you'll find ways to engage with authors you love and ways to connect to the Library’s resources from anywhere in the world.

NASA
NASA STEM @ Home Resources -- Activities You Can Do Together.

Smithsonian Learning Lab
Resources, training, and support to assist caregivers, teachers, and students as they face new learning challenges.

United States Geological Survey
Learn from Home About Physical science, Geography and Maps

Equity & Race Relations

This list of resources includes materials offered by the library as well as outside organizations. There are two focuses in these resources: support for Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) and anti-racist resources for people seeking to educate themselves and become better allies. This list includes mental health and support resources for BIPOC as well as places to donate to pro-BIPOC organizations and lists of black-owned businesses that actively need support. There are also web resources, reading lists, and watch lists related to civil liberties and police accountability focused on ending police violence.

BIPOC Focused/Owned Mental Health Resources

BIPOC = Black Indigenous People of Color -- Right now it’s more crucial than ever that BIPOC folks have access to the quality mental health care they deserve. So, we’ve compiled a list of organizations and people working to support BIPOC’s mental health during the new coronavirus crisis.

14 Organizations Working to Support BIPOC Mental Health
14 Organizations and People Working to Support BIPOC Mental Health During the Coronavirus Crisis Nonprofits, agencies, online communities, therapists, and more.

Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness
At Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness, we believe that together, Black women across the African Diaspora can sustain mental wellness through connecting to resources and supporting one another.

Therapy For Black Girls
So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. This space was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.

Energy and Healing Work

Ethel's Club
Healing spaces that center and celebrate people of color through conversation, wellness and creativity accessible through monthly membership dues.

HealHaus
Our intention of creating HealHaus was to aspire to create a safe space where healing is accessible, inclusive, and community oriented.

Inclusive Therapists
A safer, simpler way to find care. La forma más segura y sencilla de recibir terapia.

Anti-Racism Resources

Anti-Racism Resources for White People
This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, fam

Racial Equity Book and Film List
The lists of written resources (books, articles) and videos and films provided here come from a number of organizations. Please use them to learn more about racial equity concepts, issues and strategies.

Racial Equity Work Tipsheets
Tipsheets are based on the experiences of the website authors in doing, evaluating and learning from others about how to do racial equity work. They are presented with the hope that they will be useful to readers of this site.

Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race
So you’ve realized your kids aren’t too young to talk about race, so now what? We’ve rounded up some resources for you to start.

How To Help

Public libraries across the country readily embrace their role as centers for democracy and civic participation. But what role should libraries play in advancing social justice and addressing persistent racial inequities? When it comes to community transformation, how can a social justice lens and racial equity tools guide us to be more engaged and inclusive at all levels of our work? ALA Website

ACLU
Civil Liberty legal support; fundraising; and educational resources

Bail Funds/Legal Help by City

Black Lives Matter
An active platform to support all facets of the black community

Black Owned Restaurants and Businesses You Can Support Now
Looking for a place to start? The restaurant industry “has suffered the most significant sales and job losses since the COVID-19 outbreak began.” A quick online search can probably help you find a list of black-owned restaurants in your city.

Campaign Zero
Developed with contributions from activists, protesters and researchers across the nation. This data-informed platform presents comprehensive solutions to end police violence in America.

Equal Justice Institute
Website dedicated to ending mass incarceration and supporting freedom for those wrongfully incarcerated.

NAACP
Our Mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

National Police Accountability Project
Website for trainings and resources provided by the National Lawyers Guild

Witness
A Library of Free Resources for Video Activists, Trainers and Their Allies focused on how to safely and ethically film the police and protests

Food

Local Resources

The following resources support Santa Cruz county residents

Great Plates...Delivered
HSD and its partners seek to help older adults remain home and healthy during the public health crisis through the provision of up to 3 meals a day from local businesses.

Grey Bears Healthy Food Delivery
Sign up for the Healthy Food delivery program This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Start or continue receiving your weekly shopping bag of groceries today – 48 weeks per year. There are no income requirements.

Los Osos Grise programa de entrega de alimentos saludables
Si tiene problemas financieros, el servicio es gratuito – no se rechaza a nadie

Second Harvest Food Bank
Need Food? | ¿Necesita Alimentos? The Community Food Hotline provides information & support to people who need food.

Meals on Wheels
Enhancing lives through healthy meals and friendly human contact. Nurturing elders at one of five dining sites, or meals delivered to the home.

County Lunch Sites for Kids
List of schools that provide free breakfast and/or lunch

Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
A nutrition assistance program that reimburses food for licensed caregivers, providing healthy meals to support both children and adults in our community. Please see the section labelled CACFP Forms.

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
WIC is a safe place for families to receive a sense of hope, comfort and security, allowing women, infants and children to thrive.

Salvation Army
Type in your zip code to find the nearest location and their list of proviced services.

Pharmacy Delivery services
This articles provides a list of pharmacies providing free home delivery for prescription mediacations.

Take Out Food SC County Restaurants
Local food businesses that will deliver food for free

State Resources

CalFresh
CalFresh CalFresh is California's food stamps (SNAP) program. Apply to get up to $194 a month per household member on an EBT card.

Solicite CalFresh
CalFresh es un programa de estampillas de alimentos (SNAP) en California. Solicite para recibir hasta $194 al mes por miembro en el hogar en una tarjeta llamada EBT.

Health

COVID-19 Related Resources

California Department of Health
COVID-19 updates from the California Department of Health

County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency
COVID-19 Information & Updates Santa Cruz County

Covered California
Special-Enrollment Period Due to Coronavirus Now Available

Centers for Disease Control
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

COVID-19 information in ASL
A video about what you need to know regarding COVID-19 in American Sign Language.

Megaputer Interactive Geo Map
Megaputer released a publicly available, interactive geo-map that forecasts peak dates for COVID-19 in the U.S. Users can look up individual counties and see the number of active cases and cumulative deaths

211 Santa Cruz Health Care
Information on health facilities, insurance, and other useful health related information for Santa Cruz County.

Domestic Violence Resources

Walnut Ave Women's Center
24/7 Crisis and abuse hotline: 1 (866) 269-2559. Please view the homepage for an up-to-date list of ongoing services available throughout the COVID-19 closure limitations.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1800-799-7233 (TTY 1-800-787-3324). Online chat is available 24/7/365. Chat en Español esta disponible cada cuando el botón de chat está en rojo. Para información en español, visita la página “En Español.”

Monarch Services
Monarch Services - children and youth programs are available via zoom or over the phone (youth under 11 need verbal consent from guardian). 24 hour crisis line 1.888.900.4232 available any time of the day or week, no matter what age.

Servicios Monarca
24-Hour BilinLínea de crisis disponible 24 horas 1-888-900-4232

Santa Cruz County Youth Violence Prevention Network

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health First Aid
We know you’re looking for ways to take care of yourself and #BeTheDifference. We’ve compiled these tips from the Mental Health First Aid curriculum to help you care for your own and your loved ones’ mental health.

National Alliance of Mental Illness resources
Recognizing how you’re feeling can help you care for yourself, manage your stress and cope with difficult situations. Even when you don’t have full control of a situation, there are things you can do.

CDC Resources focused on managing stress & anxiety
Sharing the facts about COVID-19. Understanding the risk to yourself and people you care about can make an outbreak less stressful. When you share accurate information about COVID-19, you can help make people feel less stressed.

Virtual Safe Space
The Safe Space is home to resources and tools to provide you with some extra support in an emotionally safe environment.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. This is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

Housing/Homeless Services

Local Homeless Resources

This section offers resources for people experiencing homelessness in Santa Cruz County. The local HUD contact is: Julie Conway, Housing Project Manager County of Santa Cruz 831-454-5162

City of Santa Cruz Handwashing Stations

HUD Exchange Resources

Santa Cruz Free Guide - Shelter In Place Resources

Santa Cruz County Housing Authority

Santa Cruz County Human Services Department

National Homeless Resources

National Alliance to End Homelessness

National Healthcare for the Homeless Council

US Interagency Council on Homelessness Resources

Income & Expenses

Local Resources

Information For Businesses in Response to COVID-19
Up to date information from Santa Cruz Economic Development journal

State Resources

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Work
California Department of Labor and Workforce Development guidance on benefits for workers including: paid family leave, disability insurance, unemployment insurance, paid sick leave, worker's compensation.

CA Employment Development Department COVID-19 Resources
This page contains links to and answers FAQs about the following topics: Disability or Paid Family Leave Benefits, Unemployment Insurance Benefits, Employer Information, COVID-19: WARN FAQs

FAQs on Laws Enforced by the CA Labor Commissioners Office
CA Department of Industrial Relations answers FAQ's in regards to employees' rights topaid leave, compensation, and accomodations

Preguntas frecuentes sobre las leyes que hace cumplir la Ofi
El Departamento de Relaciones Industriales de CA responde las preguntas frecuentes sobre los derechos de los empleados a vacaciones pagadas, compensación y alojamiento.

Federal Resources

US Small Business Admin- Disaster Assistance LoanApplication
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.

US Small Business Administration: Guidance & Loan Resources
Find assistance from a local Small Business Administration office, various funding opportunities, products and resources to help your small business during the COVID-19 outbreak.

IRS News Releases related to paid leave and tax credits
Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave

Servicios en español

Salud/COVID-19

211 Cuidado de la Salud
2-1-1 del Condado de Santa Cruz es el servicio integral de información y referencia para el Condado de Santa Cruz.

las actividades al aire libre durante la pandemia del Corona
Sugerencias sobre cómo uno puede disfrutar, responsablemente, las actividades al aire libre durante la pandemia del Coronavirus

Lo que necesita saber sobre la enfermedad del coronavirus 20
Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades CDC: Hoja informativa

COVID-19 Información y actualizaciones Condado de Santa Cruz
Agencia de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Santa Cruz. CAMBIAR EL IDIOMA DE LA PÁGINA WEB AL ESPAÑOL

Actualizaciones diarias del estado de California
Departamento de Salud Pública de California.

Covered California - Período de inscripción especial
Debido al COVID-19, puedes aplicar para tener cobertura si eres elegible y no tienes seguro.

Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades CDC
Información actual del CDC.

Recursos para COVID-19
Esta guía de recursos está destinada a proporcionar recursos informativos de los CDC relacionados con COVID-19 en español.

MEDI-CAL NON-MAGI – HOJA INFORMATIVA
Departamento de servicios humanos del condado de Santa Cruz.

Listo (Ready.gov)
Listo (Ready) es una campaña nacional de servicio público diseñada para educar y capacitar al pueblo estadounidense para prepararse, responder y mitigar emergencias, incluidos desastres naturales y provocados por el hombre.

Ingresos y Gastos

211 Ingresos y Gastos
2-1-1 del Condado de Santa Cruz es el servicio integral de información y referencia para el Condado de Santa Cruz.

Preguntas frecuentes – Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Departamento del Desarrollo del Empleo.

Recursos para empleadores y trabajadores
la Agencia de Desarrollo Laboral y de la Fuerza Laboral (LWDA)..CAMBIAR EL IDIOMA DE LA PÁGINA WEB AL ESPAÑOL.

Pagos de impacto económico
Lo que debe saber: el Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS).

Orientación para pequeñas empresas y recursos de préstamos
US Small Business Administration (SBA). Administrador de pequeñas empresas de EE. UU.

Preguntas frecuentes sobre las leyes
la Oficina del Comisionado Laboral de California.

INFORMACION BASICA DE CALWORKS
Departamento de servicios humanos del condado de Santa Cruz.

HOJA INFORMATIVA DEL PROGRAMA WELFARE-TO-WORK
Departamento de servicios humanos del condado de Santa Cruz.

SERVICIOS DE BENEFICIOS Y EMPLEO INFORMACION
Departamento de servicios humanos del condado de Santa Cruz.

Moratoria Temporal Sobre los Desalojos
Aprobada por el Concilio Municipal de Watsonville el 23 de marzo de 2020.

PROGRAMAS TEMPORALES GRATUITOS DE SERVICIO DE INTERNET
La Oficina de Educación del Condado de Santa Cruz (SCCOE).

Vivienda y Servicios Para Personas Sin Hogar

211 Vivienda y Servicios Para Personas Sin Hogar
2-1-1 del Condado de Santa Cruz es el servicio integral de información y referencia para el Condado de Santa Cruz.

LA AUTORIDAD DE VIVIENDA DEL CONDADO DE SANTA CRUZ
Información Sobre Cómo Trabajar Con La Autoridad De Viviendas Durante La Pandemia COVID-19.

Comida

211 Comida
2-1-1 del Condado de Santa Cruz es el servicio integral de información y referencia para el Condado de Santa Cruz.

PROGRAMA DE ALIMENTOS PARA EL CUIDADO DE NIÑOS Y ADULTOS
Community Bridges/Puentes de la Comunidad. CAMBIAR EL IDIOMA DE LA PÁGINA WEB AL ESPAÑOL.

MUJERES, INFANTES Y NIÑOS (WIC)
Community Bridges/Puentes de la Comunidad. CAMBIAR EL IDIOMA DE LA PÁGINA WEB AL ESPAÑOL.

COMIDAS SOBRE RUEDAS PARA EL CONDADO DE SANTA CRUZ
Community Bridges/Puentes de la Comunidad. CAMBIAR EL IDIOMA DE LA PÁGINA WEB AL ESPAÑOL.

Los Osos Grises
Regístrese en el programa de entrega de alimentos saludables.

CalFresh
Solicite CalFresh (estampillas de comida).

County School Lunch Sites
a página web del COE de Santa Cruz de distribución de servicios de alimentos.

Second Harvest Food Bank
La Linea Directa Comunitaria ofrece información y apoyo para personas que necesitan comida. (831) 662-0991

Mapa de County Lunch Sites
Mapa de ubicaciones de servicios de alimentos a lo largo de los cierres.

La educación

La Oficina de Educación del Condado de Santa Cruz (SCCOE)
Actualizaciones de coronavirus (COVID-19). CAMBIAR EL IDIOMA DE LA PÁGINA WEB AL ESPAÑOL.

5 modos de ayudar a que las experiencias de tu hijo en inter
Cómo mantener a salvo a tu hijo mientras se encuentra confinado en casa durante el brote de COVID-19

Recursos de aprendizaje a distancia
La Oficina de Educación del Condado de Santa Cruz (SCCOE).

¡Colorín colorado!
¡Ayudando a los niños a leer... y a triunfar!

PBS- Recursos de PreK-12 para Cierres de Emergencia
PBS Learning Media.

Recursos para niños
Santa Cruz Public Libraries - niños.

Salud Mental

Como manejar el estrés relacionado con el coronavirus
Community Bridges/Puentes de la Comunidad.

211 Salud Mental
2-1-1 del Condado de Santa Cruz es el servicio integral de información y referencia para el Condado de Santa Cruz.

Consideraciones psicosociales y de salud mental
Oficina Regional para las Américas de la Organización Mundial de la Salud.

HHS, Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos
Administración de servicios de abuso de sustancias y salud mental. si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-877-696-6775.

Estrés y cómo sobrellevarlo
Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades CDC.

Hablar con los niños acerca de la enfermedad del coronavirus
Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades CDC.

Cómo hablar con los niños sobre el coronavirus
Child Mind Institute/ instituto de mente infantil.

Cómo pueden los adolescentes proteger su salud mental
UNICEF.

Servicios de Crisis

211 Servicios de Crisis
2-1-1 del Condado de Santa Cruz es el servicio integral de información y referencia para el Condado de Santa Cruz.

la Línea Nacional contra la Violencia Doméstica
La Linea Nacional Contra la Violencia Domestica otorga herramientas que pueden salvar vidas y ayuda de manera inmediata a hacer posible que las víctimas de violencia hallen seguridad y puedan vivir sus vidas sin abuso. 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Línea de crisis disponible 24 horas
Monarch Services/Servicios Monarca. Línea de crisis disponible 24 horas1-888-900-4232

Taxes

Local Resources

The following are local resources available to residents of Santa Cruz County.

Project Scout
Project SCOUT provides free tax assistance to seniors, individuals with a disability, low-income families and individuals in Santa Cruz County. We are offering remote services via phone and web for those that have the option.

State Resources

California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC)
The California Earned Income Tax Credit is a cashback tax credit that puts money back in the pocket of hardworking Californians.

Golden State Opportunity Free Tax Prep
In light of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay at home order, Golden State Opportunity’s (GSO) CalEITC4Me campaign has suspended our scheduled in-person free tax preparation events until further notice. Yet you can still file your taxes safely from home for free

Federal Resources

Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
We are offering tax help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others – including health plans – affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

IRS Online Tax Help
IRS has several online resources to help taxpayers.

Veterans

Resource links for housing, health care, education and employment for veterans.

Local Resources for Veterans

Below are some local resources for Santa Cruz County Veterans.

Santa Cruz County Veterans Service Office

Capitola VA Clinic
Available Health Care Services: General Internal Medicine Smoking Cessation Wellness Clinic

Local Veterans Jobs with VET Lighting Corp.

Santa Cruz County Veterans HUD-Vash

Santa Cruz County Vets Center
Mental Health Services for local veterans

Veterans Connect @ the Library
Many local, state and national resources for veterans especially for housing, healthcare, education and employment

Veterans Resource Center
Housing resources for local veterans

State and National Veteran Resources

A wide variety of State and National resources for veterans

Cal Vet - Veterans Connect at the Library

California Veterans Resource Book

Novel Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) Services for Veterans

Disabled American Veterans Covid-19 Relief
The DAV organization is offering $250 grants for disabled vets whose jobs are affected by Covid-19

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities for youth, adults and the entire family.

Local Volunteer Opportunities

Digital Nest NEST Corps
This will send you to a volunteer interest form for the Nest

Grey Bears
Grey Bears improves the health and well-being of seniors and our community through food distribution, volunteerism, resource conservation and recycling

Red Cross
American Red Cross Volunteer Connection for Youth

Santa Cruz Volunteer Center
We are a "one-stop shop" for all things volunteer related for individuals, organizations, and businesses. It should be easy to find out when and where your skills are needed. We are committed to doing the legwork so you don't have to

City of Santa Cruz Community Volunteer Links
Volunteer oppportunities provided by the City of Sata Cruz

Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County
Covid-19 Volunteer Guide