Mountain Community Resources Showers and Laundry Re-open

FELTON, Calif. — Shower and laundry facilities will re-open December 7 at Mountain Community Resources (MCR), a program of Community Bridges. The center provides resources and drop-in services for more than 1,200 individuals in San Lorenzo Valley each year to meet their everyday needs.

The facilities were closed in July due to the loss of $150,000 funding from Santa Cruz County. Maintenance, staffing and operating costs forced an immediate closure of shower and laundry facilities. Support from the 1440 Foundation allowed the services to re-open in time for Christmas thanks to a grant of $100,000 to help residents with housing, access to showers, laundry, food pantry, counseling, storage and legal services.

Services will remain open for an estimated 18 months through the current funding. If you would like to make a contribution or help support our mission to provide dignity efforts and opportunities, please donate to Mountain Community Resources through communitybridges.org/donate.

Mountain Community Resources provides weekly food distributions, clothing pantry, parenting groups and one-on-one counseling and resources. Drop-in services include computer and internet access, phones, charging stations and restrooms. Many people visit the center daily for water, snacks, a cup of coffee and a pair of warm socks. It has become the drop-in center for unhoused valley community.

The shower facility was built through housing support funds from the County of Santa Cruz in 2019. Construction was completed in time for the Felton Fire Department to use as a staging area during the CZU Lightning Complex fire in August 2020. The laundry facility provided emergency resources for CZU fire survivors who were without water for several weeks while recovering from smoke and fire damage. The agency continues to serve this community through rebuilding efforts.

As the only family resource center in the San Lorenzo Valley, MCR provides half of the community services in the area. Mountain Community Resources has been a community hub for disaster response and emergency preparedness resources since 1982 following deadly mudslides. Prior to closure, residents accessed more than 3,000 showers and 800 loads of laundry since the facilities opened in September 2020.

Showers and laundry will operate Monday-Thursday from 9:30AM-3:00PM. MCR drop-in hours are Monday and Thursday from 9:00AM to 4:30PM (closed 12:30 to 1:00PM), Tuesday and Wednesday from 9AM to 3PM (by appointment 1-5PM) and by appointment Monday through Friday 9AM to 4PM. Mountain Community Resources is located at 6134 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018 and can be reached at 831-335-6600.

About Mountain Community Resources
Mountain Community Resources (MCR), a program of Community Bridges, is a local family resource center serving the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley communities since 1982. We offer a network of programs and services designed to help people thrive. We work directly with individuals and families to build a strong community.

Community support is needed to maintain services. Visit communitybridges.org/donate to help operate essential services for San Lorenzo Valley residents.

Elderday is breaking ground on renovations for a brand new location in Watsonville. At Elderday, we believe in the power of a smile and are dedicated to providing top-notch mental and physical healthcare for our patients, all while allowing them to remain in the comfort of their own homes. While we are excited over our new location we are still enrolling at our Santa Cruz location. We invite you to join us in bringing our community together and creating memories for our elderly loved ones. Come be a part of something special. Call 831-458-3481 to learn more.#watsonville #CommunityBridges #watsonvillefamily #ElderDay #elderdaysantacruz #ElderlyHealthCare #olderadults #elderlyservices #mentalhealth #physicalhealth #watsonvillehealthESPAÑOL . . . . . . . . . Elderday está iniciando la renovación de una nueva ubicación en Watsonville. En Elderday, creemos en el poder de una sonrisa y nos dedicamos a brindar atención médica física y mental de primer nivel a nuestros pacientes, al mismo tiempo que les permitimos permanecer en la comodidad de sus propios hogares. Si bien estamos entusiasmados con nuestra nueva ubicación, todavía estamos inscribiendo en nuestra ubicación de Santa Cruz. Lo invitamos a unirse a nosotros para unir a nuestra comunidad y crear recuerdos para nuestros seres queridos mayores. Ven a ser parte de algo especial. Llame al 831-458-3481 para obtener más información. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
REMINDER: Tax season is here! Let us help you prepare. Project SCOUT is here to help with FREE tax preparation for older adults, low-income families and individuals. Live Oak Community Resources will serve clients every Monday beginning February 6th, and La Manzana Community Resources will help clients every Tuesday starting February 7th. To be eligible, clients must: •Earn less than $60,000 per year•Be filing a simple tax return (i.e., no married filing separately, no amended returns).•Live or work in Santa Cruz County (Anyone requesting service from out of county can call 211 for their nearest VITA site).Make an appointment today at (831) 724-2997 ext 213ESPAÑOLRECORDATORIO: ¡La temporada de impuestos está aquí! Permítanos ayudarlo a prepararse.El Proyecto SCOUT está aquí para ayudar con preparación de impuestos GRATIS para adultos mayores, familias de bajos ingresos e individuos. Live Oak Community Resources atenderá a los clientes todos los lunes a partir del 6 de febrero y La Manzana Community Resources atenderá a los clientes todos los martes a partir del 7 de febrero.Para ser elegible, los clientes deben:•Gana menos de $60,000 por año•Estar presentando una declaración de impuestos simple (es decir, sin casados ​​que presenten declaraciones por separado, sin declaraciones enmendadas).•Vive o trabaja en el condado de Santa Cruz (cualquier persona que solicite el servicio desde fuera del condado puede llamar al 211 para conocer el sitio VITA más cercano).Haga una cita hoy en(831) 724-2997 extensión 213 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
COMMUNITY RECOVERY MEETINGS SCHEDULED: Learn more about the recovery process by joining The County of Santa Cruz on zoom or by phone. The first meeting will focus on the restoration of public roads, while the second will focus on aspects of the rebuilding process for private property owners.Details below ↓2023 Storms Disaster Recovery - County Roads Community MeetingFeb 2, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.us06web.zoom.us/j/82581989122Or One tap mobile :US: +16694449171 or +17193594580Webinar ID: 825 8198 91222023 Storms Disaster Recovery - County Rebuilding Community MeetingFeb. 7, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.us06web.zoom.us/j/85417677176Or One tap mobile :US: +16694449171 or +17207072699Webinar ID: 854 1767 7176Spanish translation will be available.Español. . . . . . . .REUNIONES COMUNITARIAS DE RECUPERACIÓN PROGRAMADAS: Aprenda más sobre el proceso de recuperación uniéndose al Condado de Santa Cruz en zoom o por teléfono. La primera reunión se centrará en la restauración de las vías públicas, mientras que la segunda se centrará en aspectos del proceso de reconstrucción para propietarios privados.Detalles abajo ↓2023 Storms Disaster Recovery - Reunión comunitaria de County Roads2 de febrero de 2023 a las 18:30us06web.zoom.us/j/82581989122O un toque móvil:EE. UU.: +16694449171 o +17193594580ID del seminario web: 825 8198 91222023 Storms Disaster Recovery - Reunión comunitaria de reconstrucción del condado7 de febrero de 2023 a las 18:30us06web.zoom.us/j/85417677176O un toque móvil:EE. UU.: +16694449171 o +17207072699ID del seminario web: 854 1767 7176La traducción al español estará disponible. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
EnglishEspañolFilipino简体中文