Public Works Announcements

Children's Crisis Center

July 10, 2024
Children's Crisis Center

Construction is underway for the Children's Crisis Center! The Children's Crisis Center will occupy a two-story building at the intersection of Soquel Avenue and Chanticleer Avenue. The first floor will house a state-of-the-art Children's Crisis Stabilization Program, providing immediate support for youth facing a mental health crisis. On the second floor, the Children's Crisis Residential Program will offer a home-like setting with intensive care treatment services and a maximum stay of 14 days.

This project is aligned with the County's Strategic Plan to provide Comprehensive Health and Safety to support residents and improve community impacts through increased access to integrated mental health, substance use disorder, and healthcare services.

  • Estimated time of completion:
    • Children's Crisis Stabilization Program (1st floor) = Late spring/early summer 2025
    • Children’s Residential Program (2nd floor) = Fall 2025
  • Funding: The project is funded by State grants and County funding sources.
  • Project Manager: County of Santa Cruz Department of Community Development & Infrastructure & General Services Department
  • Project Sponsor: Health Services Agency

Rendering of the 1st Floor Family Room*

Current construction involves framing the interior walls, enclosing the two balconies with exterior walls, and installing the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in the new rooms. The next phase will involve removing the HVAC units from the roof using a crane in the parking lot.

Rendering of the 2nd level - single room*

Learn more about this project in our latest press release and the 2022 Children Crisis Programs presentation.


*Rendering may not reflect the actual final design.