211 Monterey County

2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-use source of information and referrals that allows anyone – administrators, students, and families – to connect with the resources available in to the services you need in Monterey County.

211 San Benito County

2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-use source of information and referrals that allows anyone – administrators, students, and families – to connect with the resources available into the services you need in San Benito County. The site also provides links to support service organization websites in San Benito County.

211 Santa Cruz County

2-1-1 Santa Cruz County is the comprehensive information and referral service for Santa Cruz County. 2-1-1- connects over 3,500 Santa Cruz County callers each year with information about health and human services available to them.

Department of Rehabilitation Student Services

DOR Student Services are activities that support qualifying students in exploring and preparing for the world of work. Services are based on interests and include all of the activities listed on the Explore Your Options and Get Ready to Work pages. There are two locations in the Monterey Bay:

Capitola Branch Office (831) 465-7100

1350 41st Avenue Ste. 101, Capitola, CA 95010

Salinas Branch Office (831) 769-8066

928 East Blanco Road Ste. 280, Salinas, CA 93901

Foster Youth Services Monterey County

Foster Youth Services (FYS) is a program offered by Monterey County Office of Education designed to serve the unique needs of children and youth placed in foster care.

Foster Youth Services Santa Cruz County

The mission of the SCCOE’s Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP) is to provide advocacy, guidance and community organization around the issues of school enrollment and success for students in foster care, especially as they relate to California Assembly Bill 490.

Growing Up in Santa Cruz

This site features a calendar of events that highlights activities, groups, performances and other programs that are focused on children, families, and parenting in Santa Cruz County.  It also has regular columns and articles focusing on parenting from pregnancy through the teen years.

There are annual guides developed each year; Independent Schools, Health, Beauty & Fitness, Childcare & Preschools, Teens, Summer Activities, Back to School Enrichment, Public Schools, and Pregnancy and Birth that offer an in-depth listing of resources in those areas.

Navy Life SW-Monterey

Navy Life SW-Monterey’s Fleet & Family Readiness Programs offer employment readiness and transition assistance programs that are geared towards assisting Sailors and family members finding meaning employment.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium provides resources for educators to teach a class, plan a field trip, enroll in professional development programs, inspire teens to conservation action or simply have some fun while learning about ocean animals and habitats.  The site also provides guided activities for parents and teachers who need to keep kids educated and entertained at home.

Monterey County Free Libraries

Monterey County Free Libraries provides online materials, including E-books, E-audio, E-magazines, full-text California Missions eBooks published online by Follett, and more!

San Benito County Free Library

San Benito County Free Library online resources that may be helpful to students, parents, and educators. Most of these resources require a San Benito County Free Library card.

Santa Cruz Public Libraries Homework Help

Homework Help provides free online and electronic academic resources, including Brainfuse, which has live online tutoring in elementary, middle school, high school, college.  Students can access resources using a Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) library card.

Santa Cruz Public Libraries Virtual Library

Did you know that you can download ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and music using your Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) library card for free?

Santa Cruz County Student Support Services Resource Directory

This resource guide allows anyone – administrators, students, and families – to connect with the resources available in Santa Cruz County so that students can take full advantage of learning opportunities.  This resource guide provides information about community, nonprofit, government, and social service agencies that provide low­ cost, free, or sliding scale supportive services to children from birth to college.

Veterans Connect @ the Library

Santa Cruz Public Library’s Downtown Branch provides a trained volunteer to connect veterans and their families with local, state, and federal resources on education, employment, housing, health, disability, and other benefits that may be available.

Veteran’s Transition Center of Monterey County

The mission of VTC is to empower Veterans to transition from crisis to self-sufficiency. The center offers assistance with housing, transportation, and helping Veterans become employment-ready and has a Job Development Center to assist 100 Veterans per year.

Western Academy Support and Training Center (WASTC)

Western Academy Support and Training Center (WASTC) provides support to instructors including sharing best practices, providing professional development and required instructor training, growing high school participation, maximizing lab equipment budgets, and sponsoring webinars and in-person retooling sessions.