Support Services

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION
1777-A Capitola Road
Santa Cruz 95062
1-800-272-3900  24/7 Helpline
Fax: 464-8930
alz.org/norcal
Local chapter of national organization. Offers resource information and referral, care consultations, support groups, lending library, educational workshops, annual conference and speakers bureau.
 
 ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUPS
1777-A Capitola Road
Santa Cruz 95062
1-800-272-3900  24/7
www.alz.org/norcal
Caregivers share experience and receive education and support at afternoon or evening groups. A group for individuals with early stage memory loss is also available.
 
CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY TRANSITIONS (CCT)
Health Projects Center
1537 Pacific Avenue, Suite 300
Santa Cruz 95060
459-6639
CCT partners with home and community-based service providers to help eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries living in health facilities return to community living.
 
CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Senior Network Services
1777-A Capitola Road
Santa Cruz 95062
462-1433
www.seniornetworkservices.org
Case managers identify social, financial and safety needs of senior citizens who wish to maintain independent living and assist in arranging services.
 

FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM
Senior Network Services
1777-A Capitola Road
Santa Cruz 95062
462-1433
www.seniornetworkservices.org
Senior Network Services administers a program that includes caregiver assessment and case management, respite care, and information and assistance about community resources.

HOME HELP FOR SENIORS
Senior Network Services
1777-A Capitola Road
Santa Cruz 95062
Phone: 462-0880
www.seniornetworkservices.org
Matches seniors with workers who provide home help and home maintenance.

MEALS ON WHEELS
Community Bridges
1777-A Capitola Road
Santa Cruz 95062
464-3180 ext. 100
www.communitybridges.org
 

MULTIPURPOSE SENIOR SERVICES PROGRAM (MSSP)
Health Projects Center
1537 Pacific Ave., Suite 300
Santa Cruz 95060
459-6639
www.hpcn.org
Provides case management services by nurses and social workers to help maintain frail elderly in their homes. Must be Medi-Cal eligible, over 65 and live in Santa Cruz County.

NAMI (NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS)
P.O. Box 360
Santa Cruz 95061
824-0406: Office
427-8020
1-899-950-6264: Information HelpLine
www.namiscc.org
Offers support, education and advocacy for people with mental illness and their family members. Provides support
groups, education and referrals.

VOLUNTEER CENTER
Offers the following programs serving seniors:
Helping Hands
Senior Home Repair Program

File-of-Life
1740 17th Avenue
Santa Cruz 95062
427-5070
www.scvolunteercenter.org
Social service agencies can refer low income senior homeowners to receive minor home repairs to reduce safetry and health risks. Labor is free, materials costs may be covered. No roof repairs or work requiring a permit.