Santa Cruz County Welfare (California)

A Santa Cruz County Child, Youth, and Family Services Office provides programs and services to assist children, youth, and families in Santa Cruz County, California. This can include protective services, emergency assistance, and income support programs. Santa Cruz County Child, Youth, and Family Services Departments may offer job training, education assistance, and childcare subsidy programs. They may also be responsible for children's welfare services, such as adoption and foster care, as well as regulating and licensing Santa Cruz County child daycare providers. They may be responsible for enforcing Santa Cruz County child support payments and investigating child abuse, domestic abuse, and elderly or adult abuse. The Child, Youth, and Family Services Office may provide access to services on its website.

Pajaro Childrens Services Watsonville CA 420 Main Street, 210 95076 831-763-8100

Santa Cruz County 4-H Youth Program Watsonville CA 1432 Freedom Boulevard 95076 831-763-8040

Watsonville Youth Center Watsonville CA 30 Maple Avenue 95076 831-728-6126


Santa Cruz County Food Stamp Offices administer the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a form of nutrition assistance provided to income-eligible households in Santa Cruz County, California. Local Santa Cruz County Food Stamp Offices can process applications for SNAP benefits, help determine eligibility for the program, and provide nutritional education. They also help administer monthly benefits, distribute food assistance benefits, and accept applications from individuals and Santa Cruz County households. Food Stamp Offices in Santa Cruz County may also monitor compliance with SNAP rules. Food Stamp Offices provide access to information and services on their websites.

Santa Cruz Human Services Department Food Stamp Office Santa Cruz CA 1020 Emeline Avenue 95060 831-454-4165

Watsonville Human Services Department Food Stamp Office Watsonville CA 18 West Beach Street 95076 831-763-8500