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Monarch Services

Monarch Services, formerly Women’s Crisis Support - Defensa de Mujeres, has been providing domestic violence and sexual assault services in Santa Cruz County for the past 37 years. The services give children and youth the opportunity to unlearn attitudes and behaviors that could otherwise cause them to perpetuate the cycle of violence in their adult relationships. Individual counseling sessions are available in order to help children and teens understand that domestic violence is not their fault and to teach them alternative coping skills. Educational/support groups are also conducted at several high schools, which include group counseling, and domestic violence and sexual assault prevention education.

We are proud to support the commitment and service that Monarch Services provides to the children and youth of our community.

For more information about their program or how you can get involved, please visit