Counseling and Crisis


211 Bay Area
Find your county and click to see their page or just call 211 to find confidential help 24/7 with local community services, such as food, shelter, counseling, health care, employment assistance, quality child care, senior services, legal aid and more. (Multilingual)

California State Counties Crisis Hotlines

Parental Stress Hotline - Parents Center Santa Cruz
Hotline: 831-426-7322
Watsonville: 724-2879
Call for crisis parenting help or if child is at immediate risk of child abuse.

Parent Medical Info and Referral Hotline
Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford
(24 hour hotline for medical information and emergencies)

Santa Cruz County Children’s Mental Health Services – Access Line for Crisis Referral and Help
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health services

Access for Mental Health Services – How to Receive Mental Health Services

*Santa Cruz: 831-454-4900
*Watsonville: 831-763-8990

Survivors Healing Center
Offers lending library, many support groups for: different ages, men or women’s groups,  LBT, Latinas, and other support services for adults and children affected by sexual or other abuse.

Psychiatric Emergency

Family Service Agency of the Central Coast (24-hr. Crisis Line)
Low cost Counseling Services for families, children and individuals.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide Prevention Service: (Toll-free Hotline)

Hotline / Defensa de Mujeres


Youth Services Crisis Line - County
North County: 831-425-0771
South County: 831-728-2226

Walnut Avenue Womens Center
Offers Domestic Violence services for women and children (including a 24-hour hotline)