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Santa Cruz Training Programs, Inc.

Supporting People with Disabilities in their Communities since 1968

aka Santa Cruz Training Programs, Inc.   |   Nogales, AZ   |  https://www.santacruztrainingprogramsinc.com/

Mission

The mission of Santa Cruz Training Programs, Inc. is to provide the necessary training, direct care, and support for people with disabilities, by working in partnership with others in our community.

Ruling year info

1983

Executive Director

Mrs. Marina C. Galhouse

Main address

PO Box 638

Nogales, AZ 85628 USA

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EIN

86-0424088

NTEE code info

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The mission of the Santa Cruz County Arc and its affiliate, Santa Cruz Training Programs, Inc., has always been to serve the local community by striving to provide a better life for all of its citizens with developmental disabilities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Day Treatment and Training for Adults

The Day Treatment and Training for Adults (DTTA) program provides recreation, art, travel, exercise, and targeted skills habilitation for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), such as socializing for social skills when eating and going to the movies, or going on a trip to Madera Canyon or Sierra Vista. For most members, without our staffs support, they would not experience these things on their own. The members explore new things and places with the help of our staff. Our members experience love from their super birthday parties and amazing handcrafted holiday decorations. Each day is precious to our members, thanks to our awesome staff.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Multiracial people
People of Latin American descent

The GSE program hires members and adults in the community with ID/DD who want to work. Members receive job training skills to enable them to be hired and integrated into the community workforce. To support this mission, we have a public cafe, La Castellana Cafe, on La Castellana Drive in Nogales, near the Post Office. This is where our members cook, bake and serve our famous pastries and home cooked meals. The Cafe has a meeting space, delivery and catering services. Next door is our Nayos Nursery, a plant nursery, which has plants and hand painted pottery pots for sale. In addition to all of this, we have a groundskeeping service available to the community, and anyone can call and request help as needed.

Population(s) Served
Adults

HCBS is a service for families in the community with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) relatives, four years old to elderly, who need in-home services for respite, attendant care, and habilitation services. Respite is a service to provide relief to the families who have a member with disabilities and need a break from the challenges they have at home. Attendant Care is support to the member to work on specific tasks for personal care and hygiene, and basic needs like feeding and bathing. Habilitation is teaching skills with the purpose of helping members maintain self-sufficiency or increasing independence, like healthy cooking, finance, and stranger-danger.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens
Caregivers
Families

The Group Homes are for our members who want more independent living but still need support, or who no longer have family to care for them. We provide enrichment opportunities for our residents to participate in the community, attend events, and take part in one of our day programs for job training or habilitation and recreation. One of the Group Homes is for retired residents and staff make plans with them for individualized activities. Residents in our Group Homes have access to transportation at all times to attend our programs, for daily errands, shopping, and appointments.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We provide transportation for all our members for various needs. The majority of our members use our service to participate in one of our job employment training programs or enjoy time at the La Espaola DTTA for rehabilitation and recreation.

All our vehicles follow the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. We have lifts for those who use a wheel chair or use walkers for mobility.

If families request transportation as part of their service for their son or daughter, we will assist as needed.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Santa Cruz County Arc 1968

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to support all individuals with disabilities who are valued members of the community, where based on their own choices and abilities, they actively lead full and productive lives.

Our goals for each member are below. We meet every six months to a year with each member and member's family/representative to review, discuss, and plan new goals to accomplish, which are written in a document called the Person Centered Support Plan.
1) Develop a vision for their future
2) Participate in and contribute to community life
3) Make increasingly responsible choices
4) Exert greater control over their personal future
5) Establish and maintain relationships with family and friends
6) Develop and exercise their unique gifts and talents
7) Experience personal security, self-respect, acceptance and a sense of belonging

From the member's point of view, each one has a direct care worker who knows his or her Person Centered Support Plan. The Plan is reviewed daily by the direct care worker with notes on progress, accomplishments, and areas to review by the plan team. The Program Coordinator and Group Home Managers have oversight of the members and direct care workers. As needed, they re-teach strategies, monitor and adjust the environment, and support everyone in their care. They receive feedback and input from the members and direct care workers for changes in care, activities, and food ideas. Quarterly they submit progress reports to the members' family and the Department of Developmental Disabilities. At the six month or yearly meeting, for each member, the Planning Team reviews, discusses, and plans new goals based on the progress notes, accomplishments, and areas of review.

We are consistent with the Person Centered Support Plan. What's next is looking at software systems to help the team coordinate care better.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Santa Cruz Training Programs, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/17/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Francisco Padilla

Retired Direct of Nogales Housing Authority

Term: 2015 -


Board co-chair

Mr. Hector Bojorquez

Retired Director of Nogales Housing Authority

Term: 2010 - 2024

Manuel Coppola

Nogales International Managing Editor

Cassandra Smith

Retired Special Education Teacher

Timothy Smith

Retired Construction

John Fanning

SCVUSD #35 Community Outreach/Co-Curricular Coordinator

Marco Pablo Coppola

Customer Service/Public Relations

Chris Bachelier

Retired Program/Project Manager SNAP-Ed and EFNEP grants

Adriana Romero

Chief Editor of Border Eco magazine, College instructor, therapist

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/17/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/17/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.