Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center provides support and services so that women, children, and families will have the opportunities and skills to thrive.

Walnut Avenue is a 501 (c) 3 public benefit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for women, children, and families in Santa Cruz County for over 85 years. Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center (Walnut Avenue) is a strength-based family center. Walnut Avenue’s service providing programs include; Early Childhood Education, Services for Children & Youth, Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Family Support Services and Community Engagement. Many of the families participating in Walnut Avenue programs are from under-served populations due to poverty, early pregnancy, homelessness, and/or domestic violence. Walnut Avenue seeks to improve the economic, physical, and emotional well-being of the individuals and families we serve. 

It is the policy of Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center (Walnut Avenue) to provide equal employment, volunteer opportunities and services (EEO) to all persons regardless of ancestry, age, color, national origin, disability (physical and mental, includes HIV and AIDS), genetic information, race, religion (includes religious dress and grooming), gender, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), sexual orientation,  gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran, request for FMLA or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.