Family Support Services

Family Support Services is part of our Resource Development Department. Our Resource Development Department includes our Community Engagement Program, Business & Donor Development and Family Support Services Program.

The mission of Family Support Services is to ensure that everyone who enters our doors feels welcomed, respected, and cared for. This program provides support to participants of our Early Childhood Education Center, Services for Children & Youth program and Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence program by managing our Food Bank, Donation Room and Agency Campaigns.

When individuals have no shelter, food, or clothing, they can not focus on more complex goals of healing. Walnut Avenue addresses the basic needs first with supplemental food, clothing and household support.

Family Support Services provides the following:

  • Agency campaigns: Back to School, Turkey Drive and Adopt-a-Family

  • Emergency Needs: Food Bank & Donation Room

It is the policy of Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center to provide equal employment, volunteer opportunities and services (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices),national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, protected medical leaves (requesting or approved for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act or the California Family Rights Act), domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, and any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Funding for this program provided by

  • Appleton Foundation

  • CalOES

  • Second Harvest Food Bank

  • Newman's Own Foundation

  • FEMA/Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program

  • City of Scotts Valley

  • County of Santa Cruz