Off-Campus Resources

Central Coast Center for Independent Living: this local Santa Cruz organization provides information and referral related to disability needs and living independently. If you have questions about assistive technology, local disability resources, advocacy, etc, give them a call.

Community Information Database: this searchable Santa Cruz Library database lists every non-profit in town.

Department of Rehabilitation: DoR is a federal agency that helps people with disabilities enter the workforce. This can sometimes include paying for educational training toward employment. DoR has a branch office in Capitola, about 20 minutes from the UCSC campus.

Disability Benefits 101: a great resource for those receiving supplemental disability income, but who are interested in gainful employment.

Metro Santa Cruz Paratransit: information for those who cannot use the regular Metro system for off-campus transportation needs.

Third Party Transportation(Uber & Lyft): Third party transportation can be an excellent resource, and one that can often be convenient. Click on the embedded links to learn more. 

Grocery Delivery Services (Safeway & Instacart):  Convenient and reliable, these two services deliver groceries from various sources directly to your abode. Click on the embedded links to learn more.

Mobility International: interested in studying abroad? This is THE site for resources on study abroad and disability.

California Council of the Blind (CCB)As a statewide membership organization, CCB's mission is to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life for all Californians who are blind and visually impaired. Through CCB's offices in the Bay Area, Sacramento and Los Angeles, and its 40 local chapters and statewide special interest associations, the Council provides information and referral, technical assistance, advocacy, leadership development, publications, emergency funds, accessible technology loans, and scholarships. 

  • 1510 J Street #125

  • Sacramento, CA 95814

  • (916) 441-2100 

Vista Center for the Blind and Visual ImpairedThe Vista Center supports a number of activities designed to stimulate and assist those with visual impairments. From youth services to the Health Clinic, the Vista Center truly is a phenomenal resource. Click on the embedded link to learn more. 

National Institute of Mental Health: An excellent supplementary resource, The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, of mental health issues. This resource can help with peripheral information in regards to mental health and understanding all aspects of mental health. Not to be used in place of a mental health professional.