COMMUNITY SERVICE

Mia Thorn

Executive Director Telegrams & Party Jams

Mia Thorn is a local Santa Cruz woman who is raising her young family while working as an Oncology nurse and launching a new nonprofit singing telegram business. 

Her mission is to give back to the community in three ways. First, to help people take the time to celebrate one another, making memories while creating beautiful times with singing telegrams and party entertainment. 

Secondly, to create a space for people with musical talent to share their gift and make a living doing so. Our community benefits from exposure from the arts especially when it’s right at your door. 

The nonprofit proceeds will go to school aged children to help with school supplies, clothing and funding for activities. When kids can let go of economic stress they can feel free to flourish. Giving all our future a better chance at being peaceful and full of light.

For more information email her at mia@telegramsandpartyjams.com or visit her website...

Walnut Avenue Family& Women's Center

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 Family & Women’s Center (Walnut Avenue) is a strength-based family center that has been providing services to the community of Santa Cruz County for over 85 years.  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.

Suicide Prevention Service

Suicide Prevention Service, a program of Family Service Agency of the Central Coast provides a free, confidential, and multilingual 24-hr Suicide Crisis Line for anyone who is thinking of suicide, in crisis, concerned about someone else, or grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide.  Volunteer responders provide compassionate support, community resources, and options for safety.  Program staff also offer a variety of presentations and trainings to raise awareness and prepare members of the community to get support and provide support for themselves or someone else in a suicidal crisis.  Bereavement support services (including peer led support groups for adults) are available for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide.

 

Suicide Crisis Line:

1 (877) 663-5433

(831) 458-5300

Or via the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1 (800) 273 - TALK (8255)