Community Resources

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Help Me Grow connects children and their families to developmental services to enhance the development, behavior and learning of children birth through eight years. By calling the toll free number 1.866.GROW.025, (1.866.476.9025) or using the online link, parents, caregivers, child care providers, early educators and health care providers have a point of access to developmental services for all young children who live in Orange County.

 

 

Orange County Start Inc. (OCHS) was established in 1979 as non-profit 501(c)(3) agency. OCHS is funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to provide Head Start and Early Head Start services throughout all of Orange County, CA. Each year, OCHS serves over 3,000 pregnant mothers, infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families throughout all of Orange County, including those who are homeless, in foster care, have special needs, are on public assistance, whose family incomes are at or below the federal poverty line, and/or have other high risk circumstances.

 

 

Download the free “Kid Builders” Mobile App — a fun and free, activity-packed resource to help your children grow up healthy and ready to succeed in school and life. These easy-to-do activities, right at your fingertips, can help your kids grow in six critical areas: body, health, mind, relationships, safety and words.

 

 

Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) is one of 21 private, nonprofit organizations contracted by the State of California to coordinate lifelong services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The regional center is the first stop for those seeking to obtain local services and supports to help them live safely and with dignity in the community. Currently, RCOC serves over 22,000 Orange County residents with developmental disabilities and their families. Developmental disabilities include autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and intellectual cognitive disabilities.

 

Our mission is to deliver life-changing programs to assist people in crisis by giving them the tools and support necessary to end the generational cycle of trauma- including prevention of child abuse and neglect, through early intervention and mental health services and advocacy

 

CHS provides a variety of services to children and families in California and nationwide — working to improve their quality of life by offering vital informational, educational, and resource services, which include Early Learning and Education Programs, our Family Education Program, the Oakland Family Resource Center, the Orange County Neighborhood Resource Network, and additional family resource services. Along with helping children and their families, CHS is an expert resource for child care providers, other social service agencies, and government agencies at the local, state, and national level.

 

At WIC, we answer your questions about breastfeeding, nutrition, and so much more. We offer you support from the moment you join WIC until your child turns 5.

 

 

Family Resource Centers (FRCs) offer services to families in their own neighborhoods. Their staff work hard to engrain themselves in their community resulting in a high level of trust from their clients. Each FRC is operated collaboratively by several agencies including hospitals, non-profits, and cities. Families and Communities Together (FaCT) is a network of Family Resource Centers (FRCs) administered by over 100 community partners. We provide services, such as training and strategic planning, to these partners bolstering their work serving and strengthening families. Prevention happens when we work together.

 

Precious Life Shelter is an emergency, transitional, and single parent efficiency program providing a safe environment for the pregnant woman with no place to live. The woman may be facing an immediate financial, physical or emotional emergency which threatens her with loss of housing, food and/or necessities for daily living. The woman has decided to have her child and she needs a place to stay. Each phase of the program builds on their previous success. Our program will help her realize that both her life and that of her baby are precious. 

 

Start Well is a program dedicated to building the social-emotional skills of young children, ages birth to eight. The program’s Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants build supportive, collaborative relationships with Early Care and Education (ECE) providers in family child care homes and center-based programs, providing information and guidance through a six step consultation process.

 

 

 

The Behavior Compass© Academy programs offer parents and caregivers opportunities to learn, practice and implement positive behavior intervention strategies that will benefit the entire family system.  The various topics emphasize practical and proven strategies to make parenting less stressful and help nurture a more enjoyable atmosphere for the entire family. 

 

 

Pathways provides free resources to help understand, track, and encourage your baby’s milestones for the best possible outcomes.