Live Oak Community Resources

Our compassionate staff build a warm, friendly, safe place for the Live Oak community to access resources that offer stability and hope for the future. Live Oak Community Resources is part of the Community Bridges family of programs. (Para Español, desplácese hacia abajo y en el icono de Google seleccione “Spanish.” La información estara traducida a partir de allí.)


Click here for a complete list of services across our sites.

Food Distribution:

We partner with Second Harvest Food Bank to provide free supplemental groceries and nutritional awareness to the community. Our distributions are temporarily suspended. For a list of food distributions, please visit Second Harvest Food Bank directory at:

Community Advocacy:

We seek to meet the needs of families through bi-lingual, bi-cultural support on both a long and short-term basis. Our drop-in advocacy support aims to help our community access resources and set goals to address issues such as housing, employment, education, domestic violence prevention, childcare and more.


We partner with professionally pre-licensed clinical counselors to offer free counseling and advocacy to youth, families and individuals. Our services provide support for people to learn and access healthy coping skills, stress management techniques and work on other issues as needed.
*Appointments will be virtual until further notice.

Parent Education:

We offer a variety of parent education classes and one-on-one sessions, including classes that address a wide range of topics including preventing tantrums, traveling in the car, managing chores, the power of self-esteem, and more. Classes, workshops, seminars and individual sessions are available in both Spanish and English, funding for the program is made available by First 5 Santa Cruz County.
*Classes and support currently offered virtually and on the phone

Public Benefits Enrollment Assistance:

Our advocates help with enrollment and reporting for government benefits and services (i.e. Cal-Fresh, unemployment, MediCal, CoveredCA). Our advocates can help you select the best healthcare program for you and your family.

Youth Tutoring:

Our dedicated volunteers provide individualized after-school tutoring support in multiple subjects throughout the school year.
*Tutoring is currently not being offered

Client Satisfaction:

We value feedback from participants to help develop services, measure effectiveness, and identify needs most critical to our community. Participant surveys help us learn how to serve clients more efficiently and effectively. Click here for the outcomes of our most recent client feedback survey.

“When I lost my job it was so hard to get by. Live Oak helped me with everything – job applications, parenting skills, food stamps, and help enrolling in insurance. They made sure my family and I were okay.”

—Carolina, mother of 4


Drop-in hours:
Monday – Thursday: 9am to 5pm (closed for lunch 12pm-1pm)
1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Community Bridges Family of Programs