7th Avenue Center believes that recovery is possible for all people. We provide individualized services and are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness.
Everyone at 7th Avenue Center works to help residents achieve their goals. We do this by
- Providing individualized services utilizing residents self-identified goals
- Maintaining a beautiful environment including a Serenity Garden and Bocce Ball court
- Celebrating individual successes such as meeting personal goals, improvement of physical health and successful community placement
7th Avenue Center promotes a complete wellness approach including helping residents make healthy decisions such as encouraging smoking cessation, healthy eating habits and daily exercise. We work with residents to focus on their strengths and identify ways in which individual strengths can provide hope and inspiration towards the future.
7th Avenue is a leader in Trauma Informed Care and works with residents to create a safe environment allowing a faster recovery. We understand that there is a strong correlation between trauma and severe mental illness and our program minimizes triggers and distress to maximize individual’s recovery
Team is dedicated to work every day to help individuals thrive in their recovery. Our Managers meet with staff daily to discuss the individual needs of the clients to ensure efficient, consistent care.
- Longstanding member of NAMI
- Member of the Santa Cruz Trauma Consortium
- Certified Green Business
- Environmentally conscious — utilizes solar panels and practices water conservation.
- ADA accessible
At 7th Avenue Center, cultural competence is an integral part of residents treatment and recovery. By heightening staff and resident awareness of cultural backgrounds, including variances in personal choices and ideologies, services can be provided with knowledge and understanding.
We recognize and value the diversity and individuality of residents. The services provided aim to strengthen the individual’s natural support systems including family, friends, and spiritual and culturally significant institutions as they exist in the resident’s home community.
Our multicultural staff is educated and trained to serve residents from different cultural origins and traditions. 7th Avenue Center periodically reviews its resources and service methods. This review ensures that staff are adequately educated and that its programs are constantly presented in a culturally competent manner. Additional assistance, translation services, and expert consultants are available on an as needed basis.