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About Community Action Board Santa Cruz County
CAB’s mission is to partner with the community to eliminate poverty and create social change through advocacy and essential services.
CAB’S vision is a thriving, equitable and diverse community free from poverty and injustice.
Following its start in October of 1965, the Santa Cruz County Community Action Program applied for and received federal funding to launch local initiatives to combat poverty. Programs that were started to address local needs included Head Start, the Emergency Food Bank (now Second Harvest Food Bank), the Legal Aid Society of Santa Cruz County (now part of California Rural Legal Assistance), Housing Authority of Santa Cruz County, state pre-school programs including COPE Centro Familiar, WIC, Senior Citizens Legal Services, Foster Grandparent Program and many others. In addition to these accomplishments, CAB also successfully pushed for establishment of bilingual education in public schools and family planning services that are now operated by the County of Santa Cruz.
As a result of these efforts poverty has been reduced, as has infant mortality. More Santa Cruz County residents, including those disadvantaged by income status, disabilities, age, ethnicity and gender, for the first time received services promoting independence and self-sufficiency. In addition, the safety net for the neediest individuals was strengthened.
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