Behavioral Health Menu

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 Behavioral 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
    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 on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers education and support for individuals experiencing mental health challenges and their loved ones.
    • For more information call (831) 824-0406 or write 542 Ocean St., Suite F, Santa Cruz CA 95060.
  • 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.