Since 1977, Community Bridges has been a catalyst for a brighter future by opening doors, offering hope and providing a hand up to the people of Santa Cruz County. Each year, our family of 10 programs, across 20 different sites, meets the needs of 27,000 local children, families and seniors. While each program is remarkable on its own, brought together, we are unstoppable.
Child & Adult Care Food Program: A nutrition assistance program that reimburses food for licensed caregivers, providing healthy meals to support both children and adults in our community.
Child Development Division: The first five years of a child’s life are critical to their health and success. Our six centers provide nurturing and affordable early education.
Women, Infants & Children (WIC): A safe place for families to receive a sense of hope, comfort and security that empowers women, infants and children to thrive.
La Manzana Community Resources (Watsonville) | Live Oak Community Resources (Live Oak) Mountain Community Resources (Felton) | Nueva Vista Community Resources (Santa Cruz)
Our compassionate Family Resource Collective staff build a warm, friendly, safe place for the Pajaro Valley, Live Oak, San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz communities to access resources that offer stability and hope for the future.
Elderday Adult Day Health: We empower elders to live with greater independence and dignity. Here, adults in our community benefit from health care services, respite and companionship.
Lift Line: Providing 80,000 door-to-door rides a year to seniors and people with disabilities; allowing these Central Coast residents to remain active and social.
Meals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County: Enhancing lives through healthy meals and friendly human contact. Nurturing elders at one of five dining sites, or meals delivered to the home.
“Community Bridges really covers the community from the very youngest – the little babies – all the way up through the eldest. It extends from North County clear to South County, from the coast to the hills.”
- Catherine Steele, volunteer and donor since 2014