Services for families in the Bay Area
Blossom Birth: Supports expectant and new families with meaningful information, connections and resources to help them thrive in their parenting journey. Some of the services parents can find at Blossom Birth are support groups, classes, and referrals for professionals such as doulas, lactation and sleep consultants. www.blossombirth.org
Children’s Council: Serving all types of families with childcare needs. Giving free referrals and placement services, financial assistance and family workshops. www.childrenscouncil.org/families/family-resources/
Compass Family Services: Services for families facing housing crisis, including temporary shelter, crisis intervention, social services and therapy.
Family Support Services of the Bay Area: Help for families – parents, grandparents and other relatives-, in caring for children facing serious challenges due to abuse, disabilities, medical conditions or negligence.
La Raza Community Resource Center: Varied family services for the Latino community, such as visitation program, parenting classes, support groups, social services, immigration services and food pantry. larazacrc.org/programs.php
SF Doula Group: Source for referrals of trained and experienced birth and postpartum doulas. sfdoulagroup.org
Talk Line Family Support Center: Offers resources, referrals, counseling, support groups and children’s’ playroom -among other services-, in a homelike setting. They also provide a 24-hour crisis and counseling telephone line for caregivers in San Francisco.
Information on pregnancy, infancy, lactation, sleeping, and parenting:
American Academy of Pediatrics: Updated medical information and trends on infant health. aap.org
Kellymom.com: evidence-based information about lactation and parenting. Kellymom.com also offers pregnancy and breastfeeding support groups.
National Sleep Foundation: Organization dedicated to improve health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy, Their website offers evidence-based information about topics related to sleep. sleepfoundation.org
Postpartum Support International: Offers information, local resources and free phone line to support women through the emotional changes they experience during pregnancy and postpartum. www.postpartum.net