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Other Santa Cruz County Resources

Residential Care Facilities

Access to these residential care facilities is limited to individuals with a serious mental disability and is coordinated through the Housing Council Meeting at Santa Cruz County Mental Health. These facilities are for adults and older adults.

  • Adults (18-60 years of age)
    • Front Street Residential Care Facility
      47-bed residential care facility serving individuals with mental disabilities located near downtown Santa Cruz. 
      • For more information call (831) 427-3387.        
    • Rose Acres
      34 board and care beds in the San Lorenzo Valley area.
      • For more information call (831) 335-1925.       
    • Willowbrook Residential Care 1 
      34-bed Adult Residential Program that offer mental health support services to adults from 18 through 59 years of age located in a beautiful creek side setting.
      • For more information, call (831) 336-5196.
    • Wheelock Residential Care
      Provides 16 adults with residential and mental health services. Located in the hills of Watsonville.
      • For more information, call (831) 768-0941
    • Opal Cliff Rehabilitation Center
      S
      erves 15 adult clients with the primary emphasis being supporting and empowering residents to gain or reclaim skills that will enable them to enter various independent living situations.
      • For more information, call (831) 464-8694
  • Older Adults (older then 60 years of age)
    • Drake House
      49-bed Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) bed facility located in Monterey on a hillside with beautiful ocean views. This is primarily an older adult residential care facility with enhanced services for people with a combination of both mental health issues and/or complex medical problems.  This a regional program in collaboration with Monterey County Mental Health. Santa Cruz County Mental Health contracts for 5 of the beds, the other beds are utilized by Monterey County Mental Health and private citizens. 
      • For more information call (831) 643-9069.
    • Willowbrook Residential Care 2
      Residential care facility for the elderly (over 60 years of age). The facility consists of 1 small cottage containing 6 beds with 24-hour staffing in a beautiful creek side setting.
      • For more information, call (831) 336-5196.

Legal and Advocacy Resources

Other Santa Cruz County Resources

  • National Alliance for the Mentally III (NAMI) offers education and support for family members of those with mental illness. For more information call (831) 427-8020 or write NAMI, PO Box 360, Santa Cruz, CA 95061.

  • Mood Matters Peer Support Group provides a support group for individuals with mood disorders. This group meets every Mondays from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at MHCAN, 1051 Cayuga and Soquel Avenue.

  • Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA) offers 12- step groups for individuals with a mental disorder and a substance abuse problem. Call (831) 454-9620 for more information.