Resources for New and Expectant Parents (in alphabetical order)

211

"211 connects Bay Area residents with health & human service programs in their local community" Find them at http://www.211bayarea.org or by dialing 211 on your phone.

Bay Area Birth Information

Little Elf Family Services is a member of BABI.  BABI serves the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Peninsula region by bringing together resources for a healthy, positive birth experience. Visit them at http://www.bayareabirthinfo.org

Crisis Text Line

"Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text." Find them at https://www.crisistextline.org/how-it-works/

Las Madres

"Las Madres began in 1953 when 12 mothers came together at a childbirth preparation class.  The Las Madres mission is to provide neighborhood and community-wide forums for educational assistance and support for children and their parents or caregivers pertaining to parenting and early childhood mental, physical and social development." Find them at lasmadres.org.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

"We build circles of moms who love each other like family. Women around the world are starting MOPS groups in churches, hospitals, YMCAs, homes, coffee shops, correctional facilities and on military bases around the world, and profound things are taking place.

Our gatherings are where moms can meet to share their hopes, fears and insights, in a format that works with their schedules, that doesn’t neglect their faith nor their womanhood, their motherhood nor their purpose, their heart nor their mind." Find them at mops.org.

Starling by VersaMe™

Research has shown that the more words a child hears, the smarter they become. Talking is the easy part. Knowing is your baby is hearing enough? A little bit harder. Built by parents, for parents, the Starling by VersaMe™ processes your verbal engagements telling you just how many words your baby hears. Want to improve your word count? Set daily word goals and complete challenges. The Starling will help you with fun activities and tips. Talk, track and achieve with the Starling.

Little Elf Family Services is an affiliate. Use coupon code littleelf20 to receive $20 off at https://www.versame.com/product/little-elf/.

Supporting Mamas

Information and support for families experiencing perinatal depression or anxiety in the south Bay Area.  Visit them at http://supportingmamas.org

Zero To Three

Lara Elfstrand is a member of Zero to Three.  ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. Visit them at zerotothree.org.

[At Bringing Baby Home] I feel like I am in a safe space. I’m learning some things I didn’t know before.
— Mother of an 18-month old from San Jose, CA