Santa Cruz Training Programs, Inc. encourages people with disabilities to participate in and to contribute to their community. Key efforts of our agency are to provide training for members and guidance to families on how to use community services and by providing relief and support in their homes.

The Santa Cruz County Arc was formed by a group of parents in 1968 to provide programs for people with disabilities in Nogales and the surrounding area of Santa Cruz County.

The goal of this organization was to establish a community alternative to state institutions for people with developmental disabilities and their families in Nogales. With limited resources and community recognition, the SCC Arc started providing a few services that grew and evolved into what today has become the “Santa Cruz Training Programs, Inc.” SCTP serves over 70 people, ages birth to elderly, in a variety of services provided throughout the Santa Cruz County area. Today most people with developmental disabilities do not need to leave their local community to get services and support for their needs.