MISSION AND VISION

Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center provides support and services so that women, children, and families 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 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.