233 East Lake Avenue
Monarch Services, formerly Women’s Crisis Support~Defensa de Mujeres, was established in Santa Cruz County in 1977. Through crisis counseling, legal assistance, and advocacy, we help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or human trafficking become survivors and repair their lives. Monarch Services has the only rape crisis center and emergency domestic violence shelter in Santa Cruz County and the Pajaro Valley. Monarch is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity of ethnic, cultural, religious, socio-economic, gender identification and expression, and political backgrounds.
Cultural Humility Statement:
Monarch Services embraces the spirit of cultural humility by understanding and dismantling systemic oppression through a lifelong commitment to self-reflection and self-critique of one’s own power and privilege in society.
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