News, Upcoming Events & Monthly Calendar

Monarch Monthly Activity CALENDAR:

October 2019 Monarch Activity Calendars – Santa Cruz and Watsonville Offices

Monarch Ongoing FREE EVENTS:

Peer Group Informative Flyer

Community Classes at Louden Nelson


Monarch Newsletter Spring 2019

Monarch participated in The Gathering of Extraordinary People 2018 on Friday, August 17th at Harvey West Park.  It was great to see you there!
Thank you for your donations and fundraising support for The Human Race in 2018!   
Wings of Success raised over $2800 to benefit Monarch clients and other community members!   
The Human Race happens rain or shine on the second Saturday of each May. The course is along beautiful West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz, CA. Consider walking with us or cheering us on as we fly by. Please join us next year to help us support individuals with developmental disabilities to enjoy the most independent and fulfilling life possible for them!

Wings of Success

Wings of Success is committed to providing low-income people with developmental disabilities opportunities for fun, fitness, and lifelong learning!

In 2016, Monarch ILS became one of the recipients of charitable donations through Wings of Success, Inc., a 501(c)(3) a charitable corporation. The purpose of Wings of Success is to assist low-income people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. All donations made to Wings of Success by community businesses and individuals are tax deductible. Funds and goods that Monarch ILS receives from Wings of Success will be used to strengthen our community through providing free access to enriching classes and activities, adaptive technology and equipment, food and clothing, and other services of products eligible individuals needs and cannot afford. We are so happy and grateful for this opportunity that Wings of Success will provide to us in helping our clients to enjoy the most independent and fulfilling life possible for them.

Two Can Art

Two Can Art, the collaborative team of artist Patti Gay and her son Noah, have partnered with Studio-M (Magnetworks) in creating an Autism Aware design. The design, with colorful puzzle pieces created from Noah’s painted textures, is available in large house flags, garden flags, welcome mats and mailbox covers. Studio-M is donating ALL net profits from the products with this design to Wings of Success, Inc. Please visit Two Can Art @ and Studio-M @

Past Events:

The Gathering of Extraordinary People August 2017

Wings of Success raised $4,721 in the May 2017 Human Race!

Holiday Party 2016 Photos

Gathering 2016 Photos

Past Newsletters: 

Monarch Newsletter Summer 2018

Monarch Newsletter Spring 2017

Monarch Newsletter Fall 2016

Monarch Newsletter Spring 2016