About Us




Vision Statement


All individuals with disabilities are valued members of the community where, based on their own choices and abilities, they actively participate.


Mission Statement


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


The goal is for them to:


Develop a vision of their future

Participate in and contribute to community life

Make increasingly responsible choices

Exert  greater control over their personal         future

Establish and maintain relationships with family and friends

Develop and exercise their unique gifts and talents

Experiene personal security, self-respect, acceptance and a sense of belonging



The Santa Cruz County Arc was formed by a group of parents in 1968 to provide programs for people with disabilites 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 both 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 disabilites do not need to leave their local community to get services and support their needs.


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

Under Title VI & Title VII respectively of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 & the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 & the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, SCTP prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services or employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age & disability. The SCTP must make a reasonable accommodation to allow a person with a disability to take part in a program, service, or activity. Auxiliary aids and services are aviable upon request to individuals with disabilities. For example, this means that if necessary, the SCTP  must provide sing language interpreters  for people who are deaf, a wheelchair accessible location, or enlarged print materials.

It also means that SCTP will take any other reasonable action that allows  you to take part in and understand a program or activity, including making reasonable action changes to an activity. If you believe that you will not be able to undestand or take part in a program or activity because of your disability, please let us know of your disbility needs in advance if at all possible.

To request this document in alternative format or for further information about this policy please contact: Marina C. Galhouse at (520) 287-2043

Santa Cruz Training Programs, Inc.

"Supporting People with Disabilities in Their

Communities Since 1968"


70 E. La Castellana / Drive P.O. Box 638 / Nogales, AZ 85628 * USA

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Phone: (520) 287-2043

Fax: (520) 287-4437



91 E. la Castellana Dr