Pregnancy and parenting is a brand new chapter of life--which can be both breathtaking and anxiety inducing.
Because of the pandemic, it is exceptionally easy to feel panicked, anxious, and like all your plans are coming undone. It might also be hard for to find resources like diapers, newborn and baby clothes, and formula. If you are struggling, read on and find resources that can help.
Early Childhood Resource Center
The Early Childhood Resource Center offers referrals to licensed Temporary Pandemic Child Care Programs for parents and childcare centers during this time of emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They also hold various Parent Education courses and support kindergarten readiness for families with preschool-aged children through SPARK.
For more information on the programs offered, click the link below.
Child Guidance & Family Solutions
Taking care of your own mental health during times of extreme change and stress is often overlooked by new parents. Child Guidance & Family Solutions is there for you during this time of transition. They offer various mental health services, such as group therapy, individual counseling, and crisis intervention. They also offer programs for those with young children, such as The Incredible Years, which focuses on forming bonds with children from birth to age 8, and Parenting Wisely, a parenting skills education program.
For more information on what Child Guidance & Family Services offers to parents, click the link below.
Pregnancy Choices is here for you as you navigate the trials of pregnancy and parenthood. They offer diapers or formula after each visit with a client advocate, provide free maternity and infant care items to mothers and fathers in need, and offer infant clothes (up to 18 months). They also have a host of services, such as a mom and dad support group, Earn and Learn programs, and more.
For more information on these vital services, click the link below.
Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy? Embrace Clinic & Care Center seeks to help you make the best decision for you, your health, and your future. All services are free and confidential. Receive an ultrasound, talk about your options, and get support no matter what your decision is.
For more info, click the link below to be taken to Embrace Clinic & Care Center.
Birthing Beautiful Communities
Beautiful Communities is a Village of birth workers, or doulas, supporting women who are at the highest risk for infant mortality during the perinatal period. Birthing Beautiful Communities provides free neighborhood-based services, including childbirth and parenting education, classes on bonding with your baby, and more. They also offer perinatal support training for support during labor, delivery, and postpartum.
We hope that these resources provide you with the needed material to make the best decisions for you and your growing family. Having a baby is a beautiful, and sometimes even scary, chapter in your life. It's okay to need assistance. These organizations and more want to help--after all, it takes a village sometimes!
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