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Student & Personnel Services: Special Education

Special Connections Family Resource Center (SCFRC)

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Special Connections Family Resource Center serves children and their families with special needs, ages 0 to 3.

The mission of SCFRC is to bring parents, professionals and resources together to strengthen families and to support and encourage parents to enable their children with special needs to fulfill their highest potentials.

We serve families in North Santa Cruz County, South Santa Cruz County and San Benito County.

Programs and Services

SCFRC offers regularly scheduled support groups for families, free lending libraries, internet access and research assistance, ongoing parent trainings and workshops, information and referral to community resources and parent to parent connections.

Boy in pumpkin patch Our Program Supervisor, Cathy McDowell, is a licensed clinical social worker and is available to provide brief counseling, either at your home or at SCFRC. Areas of specialization are post partum depression and trauma recovery.


Welcome to Special Connections Family Resource Center. Our address is:

984-2 Bostwick Lane
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 464-0669
Program Supervisor, Cathy McDowell, LCSW

Please allow 1 to 2 business days for calls and emails to be returned.

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Santa Cruz County Office of Education  |  400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060  |  831.466.5600  |  Fax: 831.466.5607
The Santa Cruz County Office of Education provides quality educational programs and services to a diverse community.