Papás of the Central Coast

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Papás of the Central Coast offers young parent groups (ages 14 to 24) in Santa Cruz County designed to improve the co-parenting relationship and strengthen the father-child bond. Our goals are to increase positive father involvement in the family and promote the role of young fathers in the lives of children. Program activities offer fun and educational opportunities for young parents to learn about the beneficial role of father figures in the family and community.

Young parents concentrate their skill-building learning toward improving five relationships: relationship to child, to self, to co-parent, to family of origin, and to the community. Research shows that when dads (or father-figures) participate in children's lives, those kids do better in school, have less legal troubles, have better problem-solving skills and reduced teen pregnancy rates. In addition, fathers report more satisfaction at work, greater self-esteem, and better overall health. The strong father-child bond is a win-win partnership with lifelong benefits!

In addition, we help young parents develop job search skills, including identifying strengths, resume writing and preparing for an interview.

Additional Papás services include our Nonviolent Communication classes for fathers of all ages, to help fathers and their families improve communication and foster harmony in the family. Case management is provided to each participant of all our programs. Meals and childcare are provided for all community-based classes.  During COVID-19 pandemic all of the classes are via telehealth.


If you are a father or father-figure to at least one child, call Papás today!

(831) 226-3478 or [email protected]


Expectant fathers welcome!

Papás Office Locations:

380 Encinal St, Suite #200, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
225 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076