Support Groups

See also:
Support for Special Needs – Support Groups for Special Needs Parents

California Mothers of Twins /Multiples Clubs and Organizations
http://www.twinshelpstore.com/camotheroftwins.aspx

Family Mental Health Advocacy Services
Children’s Mental Health Advocate  – 831-458-1923
Adult Mental Health Advocate -  831-768-7330
Support groups for families of children and adults with Mental Health issues

Educational Resource Center of Santa Cruz
www.edcentersantacruz.com/
224 Walnut Avenue, Suite C, Santa Cruz, CA
831-818-8178

Lorraine Pursell Parenting Revolution ‘The Parent Mentor”  – Lorraine Pursell, MA, BCET
E-mail: lorraine@lorrainepursell.com
808-936-4370
Provides parent empowerment through her online tools, products, coaching, workshops, live events and personal mentoring. Experienced with therapy for special needs students.

Hand in Hand Parenting (Formerly Parent Leadership Institute)
www.handinhandparenting.org
P.O. Box 1279, Palo Alto, CA
(650) 322-LEAD (5323)
Teaches skills parents need to build and rebuild close connections with their children, as well as skills to build connections with other parents and their community. Offers classes, parent support groups, parent-child classes, leadership training and parenting literature.

Parents Center Santa Cruz
530 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
831-426-7322
Hotline: 831-426-7322
Professional counseling in a confidential atmosphere for parents and children. Parenting skill classes according to a court approved curriculum. Education and counseling for prevention of
child abuse and to strengthen families.

Santa Cruz Parent – Parent Groups, Playgroups, Clubs
www.santacruzparent.com/Resources/index.html?category=59&subcategory=174
List of local groups

Santa Cruz Mommy
http://www.scmommy.com/play.htm
Join the group email list, go on walks or play dates, and get info about Santa Cruz activities for moms and kids.

Survivors Healing Center
www.survivorshealingcenter.org/
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.

Walnut Avenue Womens Center
www.wawc.org/
175 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
831-426-3062
Offers Domestic Violence services for women and children, (including a 24-hour hotline) womens’ support group, youth support groups, and empowerment programs.

Yahoo Groups
groups.yahoo.com/
Search for online parent groups for all types of parents and families issues.

Yahoo Groups – Santa Cruz Homeschoolers
www.groups.yahoo.com/group/santacruzhomeschooling/