Kid’s Club

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Walnut Avenue Women’s Center

Youth Development Services

Kid’s Club Program

“If we are to teach real peace in this world… we shall have to begin with the children”

Mahatma Gandi

What is Kid’s Club?

  • Kids’ club is a childcare program that provides strength-based, trauma informed support to children, ages 0 to 11 years, while their parent/guardian is attending support groups or workshops offered by Walnut Avenue Women’s Center.
  • Kid’s club is staffed by Volunteer Advocates who are part of our Youth Development Services department. The Volunteer Child Advocates have received training on the needs of children who have experienced trauma.

Our Goal

  • To provide a safe space for children where they can express themselves, relax and have fun.

What do we do?

Activities and Projects

If you are attending a group or workshop at Walnut Avenue Women’s Center ask about Kids Club! On your first day we will ask you to fill out some forms for our records.

When is Kid’s Club available?

  • Tuesday- during Domestic Violence Support Lunch group
  • drop off: 11:50AM
  • pick up:  1:10PM
  • Thursday- during Seeking Safety Support Lunch group
  • drop off: 11:50AM
  • pick up:  1:10PM
  • Thursday Evening – during Domestic Violence Support Group
  • drop off: 6:25PM,
  • pick up:  8:05PM
  • Tuesday Evening – Wellness Running Group (day and time varies : call for details)
  • Wednesday Evening – Early Education Program Parenting Class Workshops ( day & time varies: call for details)

    News and Events:

    Announcing Youth Department art exhibit (art from children in Kids Club and teens who attend groups)

    Express Yourself at the Santa Cruz Art League.

    Show dates: May 3-24, 2014

    Click Here for Kid’s Club Wishlist

    Give to Kid’s Club

    Thinking of volunteering to be a Child Advocate?

    The first step is to register and attend a general Volunteer Orientation. To register for an orientation please call our front office at (831) 426-3062.

    Have questions about volunteering?

    Contact Denise Gonsalves, Staff Development & Volunteer Program Manager

    (831) 426-3062 x221

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    -Anne Frank

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