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County of San Diego’s CalFresh website. CalFresh is a program for low-income families and individuals that meet certain income guidelines to receive extra money for healthy and nutritious food. Individuals can find important information about the program and submit an application online.
California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS)
The Pregnancy Health Information Line is a statewide service operated by the California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS). The service provides FREE information to pregnant and breastfeeding women about chemical and environmental exposures that may be harmful to their baby’s health.
Cerebral Palsy Guide
Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national organization that provides parents and caregivers with information on cerebral palsy causes, symptoms, treatments and support groups.
The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families
Through educational and health programs, training and services, CHCF provide families with the skills and information they need to raise healthy children, to make sure those children are well cared for and have what they need to succeed in life.
Cord Blood Center
Our goal is to provide information for expectant mothers and families considering cord blood banking – we want to help you find the right option for your loved ones. Whether you choose private banking for the safety of your family, or public banking to help patients in need of a transplant, The Cord Blood Center is committed to giving you relevant, up-to-date information on benefits, pricing and current research for cord blood stem cells.
County of San Diego Health and Human Services
The County of San Diego has historically made every effort to protect, serve and enrich the children in our region. Here you will find an array of services dedicated to promoting healthy, happy and opportunity-filled lives for every child.
The First Signs Web site provides information on a wide range of developmental issues, including information on screening and referrals and treatments for autism spectrum disorders.
Fussy Babies Network
Offering support for families with a baby who is fussy, crying excessively, or has difficulties with sleeping or feeding. Visit this site if you have questions or concerns, or feel exhausted and overwhelmed by chronic crying.
HealthyChildren.org from the American Academy of Pediatrics
HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting Web site backed by 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. You’ll find information regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics many programs and activities, policies and guidelines, publications and other child health resources, and more.
iVillage allows women around the world to connect, share ideas, and seek advice and support about everything from parenting to health tips.
Kids Off the Couch
Kids Off the Couch is a free, weekly e-mail that provides families with fresh ideas for getting kids off the couch and into their city. Their secret formula? A bowl of popcorn and a memorable movie. Like a spoonful of sugar, the magic of a good film will lure kids to cultural outings that are more than typical kid fare.
Leading to Reading
RIF’s Leading to Reading is where children discover the joy of reading and parents enjoy the journey.
Live Well San Diego
Live Well San Diego is an innovative initiative of the County of San Diego to be healthy, safe and thriving. Although Live Well San Diego began in 2010 as a health strategy, it has evolved into a greater long-term effort to improve the health and wellness of all County residents.
March of Dimes
Working to help mothers have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
National Children’s Oral Health Foundation
National Children’s Oral Health Foundation mission is to eliminate pediatric oral disease and promote overall health and well-being for millions of children from vulnerable populations.
The New Children’s Museum
The New Children’s Museum provides a dynamic, playful public space and community center for children and families—a place to experience exciting art exhibitions, hands-on studio projects, performances, birthday parties, in-depth classes, camps and educational programs.
Potter Loves Water
Potter the Otter is the champion for water and the mascot for the ReThink Your Drink campaign. The annual Rethink Your Drink campaign encourages families to “rethink their drink” and drink water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages such as sodas, sports drinks, juice blends, punch and even 100% juice.
Project ABC is designed to create a system of care for young children who are in need of mental health services in the Los Angeles area. The goal is to ensure that children 0-5 years old have access to mental health services that are family-centered, strength-based, and culturally competent.
Re Spectrum Community
Re Spectrum Community is developed to assist and guide families in creating change, both within their immediate families and among the autism community, through therapeutic support, recreation, and community activities for the whole family.
San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition – Working and Breastfeeding Resources
Breastfeeding resources for working mothers and employers.
San Diego County Library
Informed, Literate, and Engaged Communities.
San Diego Family Magazine
A community resource for parents and families in San Diego County.
Thrive San Diego – IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
Free tax preparation for low- to moderate-income (generally, $49,000 and below) individuals and families. One of the goals is to increase participation in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and link clients to other public benefits.
Very best baby
What’s the best way to soothe your baby? Or give her a bath? Or pick him up for the very first time? There are a million things moms want to know. The experts at the Very best baby resource center can help.
Why Immunize Kids
Whyimmunizekids.org gives current immunization recommendations for children 0-18 months and shares information about why immunizations are important to give your child a healthy start in life.
ZERO TO THREE
Zero to Three supports the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers, and their families.
The YMCA Childcare Resource Service is San Diego’s source for low or no cost childcare programs in San Diego. Visit www.crs.ymca.org or call 1-800-481-2151.