Special Edition: COVID-19 Resources for Youth
YVPN is Always Committed in Supporting Youth!
The Youth Violence Prevention Network (YVPN) is committed to creating an equitable, united, and safe county where youth are engaged in family, school, and community. During this unprecedented time, we acknowledge the transition youth and families are experiencing and are here to provide a connection to local youth organizations and other helpful resources.

In this newsletter, we are sharing a variety of different online activities for youth, self-care ideas, and resources for adults supporting youth during this time.

For Service Providers:
As we navigate COVID-19 as a community, we would like to know how our partners are adjusting during this time and how we can support each other through the sharing of resources . Please fill out the following SURVEY ! We will be adding shared resources to our YVPN Website

United 4 Youth Programs & Services:

Santa Cruz

  • Yoga for All Movement is offering Virtual Yoga for Kids & Adults!
  • Your Future is Our Business: What to Be Radio Show Live on Sundays @ 7:00 90.7FM KSQD.
  • Boys and Girls Club: scavenger hunts, arts and crafts & club kits to go for members.
  • Live Oak Community Resources: continuing to provide essential services on a drop-in basis for any community member in need. Resource distributions and free bilingual mental health and wellness support.
  • Walnut Avenue Family & Women Center: over the phone youth mentoring & one-on-one advocacy, food bag program & more!
  • Monarch Services: children and youth programs are available via zoom or over the phone (youth under 11 need verbal consent from guardian). 24 hour crisis line 1.888.900.4232 available any time of the day or week, no matter what age.
Youth Activities:
Other Local Activities

Fitness & Health:

Entertainment & Apps:
Youth Volunteer & Internship Opportunities
  • Digital Nest-Nest Corps:
  • Our community needs innovative-minded individuals like you (ages 14 - 24 years old) to help them during the COVID-19 crisis. All work will be done remotely. We will activate our minds to tackle problems that our community is struggling with. You can gain volunteer hours for your high school and gain workforce experience that will show the positive contribution you've made for the community during this pandemic.
  • Santa Cruz Volunteer Center: COVID-19 Emergency Response Volunteers
Self-Care & Support
Educational Resources:
Resources for Adults Supporting Youth:
Academic Support Resources:


Teenagers & Young Adults:
  • Rutgers: Tips for Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis at Home with Teens & Young Adults
  • Child Mind: Supporting Teenagers & Adults during Coronavirus Crisis

YVPN Coordinator
Amanda Gamban

Project Thrive Coordinator
Ruben Garcia Jr

4450 Capitola Rd, Ste 106
Capitola, CA 95010

PHONE | [831.479.5466]
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