What is The Family Preservation Project?

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Purpose

The Family Preservation Project is where Moms and Resources Meet.

It is an interactive site focused on helping expectant and new mothers. Its purpose is to be a centralized resource page for mothers who might be in a moment of crisis. When in crisis, it’s difficult to find the essential time or breathing room to seek and sift through resources specific to your needs. This page has verified that every resource link provided can apply to mothers and their babies.

There are similar resource pages available. The Family Preservation Project is focused specifically on the needs of mothers in crisis in order to preserve families, not separate them.
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How to use this page

Each US State has its own page for national and local resources including state-specific programs, childcare assistance, housing, shelters, food pantries, crisis centers, baby items, child support offices, etc. Simply go to the Find Your State section of this page or any Search Bar  and type in your specific state. From there, scroll through a variety of available resources specific to the needs of mothers and babies.

Each state will have a Putative Father Registry link as well as Adoption Laws and Revocation Periods specific to the respective state. If you have decided to end an adoption plan, a non-profit organization has been provided to walk you through that process.

If you have any questions about what a state program or private service may entail, please visit the explanations provided on the page: Terms.

Please read Page Maintenance immediately below for more information.
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Page Maintenance

Yes! The page is expanding.

The Family Preservation Project began in February, 2018 and services are added daily. Over 20 service links are added every day. 

The page will be continuously evolving to add and maintain current links. If you find that a link is broken or a service is no longer available, please contact the page so that the information can be corrected. Also, please contact the page if you would like to share a service that is applicable. Services that are linked to the page have been vetted in order to promote Family Preservation and not adoption services. Services have also been vetted to filter out resources that wouldn’t apply to mothers and babies; such as senior, veteran, substance abuse, and men-only services.

 If you find a service on the page that is openly promoting adoption to its clients, please contact the page so that it can be removed. Keep in mind, if you seek out services from crisis centers, most will make referrals to adoption agencies.

To maintain current resources, the links will be appraised annually. The most recent verification date will be posted at the bottom of each state’s page.
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Pay It Forward

Many of us face a temporary crisis in life. In those difficult times, we depend on our community to get us through. This page is about community. If you’re here as an observer or a supporter, please consider “paying it forward” to those facing a crisis now, as you would want or hope for yourself. This page is full of opportunities to support local organizations. “Paying it forward” is one of the many reasons this page exists.

Be the person you needed when you were younger

The Family Preservation Project is a place for celebrating the mother-child bond even in less than ideal circumstances. Many mothers contemplating adoption simply need encouragement and empowerment. Adoption facilitators will not inform a mother that her child has already bonded to her during pregnancy. Her child already knows HER to be his mother. Scientifically, babies are not “blank slates.”

Permanent solutions shouldn’t be applied to temporary problems. The Family Preservation Project was created to help bridge the gap. It is an honor to help keep you and your baby together. Congratulations!

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Additional Reading

Visit other pages on this site:

Voices

A page for Adoptee and Natural/Birth Mother voices

Fathers

A description of what a Putative Father Registry is and why it is important

Experience

A page for Adoption studies and statistics

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Partners in Family Preservation

Family Preservation 365

fp365 is a global family preservation movement.

Our mission is to empower vulnerable, expectant mothers in order to prevent family separation. fp365 is dedicated to building a strong foundation of advocates willing to provide local support, networking, and community involvement.

Additionally, we believe a critical piece of education and awareness is by exploring each layer of lived experience. By listening to their voices we hope to shift the current cultural narrative which promotes separation by adoption to one which celebrates the preservation of family.

Saving Our Sisters

SOS supports all members of expectant families considering adoption. We are committed to helping them make fully informed decisions based on information that so many other families have learned too late. We are dedicated to ensuring that they avoid applying a permanent solution to a temporary crisis based on partial or misinformation.

SOS is dedicated to direct action and education regarding the preservation of biological families whenever possible. This may include assisting expectant and new parents by locating resources, explaining the long and short term effects of adoption separation on everyone in the natural family, explaining the lifelong effects of trauma their infant will suffer if exposed to maternal separation, and connecting them with a local support person and mentor.

SOS welcomes volunteers, donations, and donors to join us in empowering and preserving families by preventing unnecessary adoptions and advocating for fair and ethical adoption laws, policies and practices.
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About the Page Administrator

Katie Burns is a birth mother of nearly 2 decades. After observing mothers who have relinquished their babies for adoption, it was obvious to her that most did so out of temporary crisis rather than not wanting to parent their children. Many mothers lack social support and are unaware of available resources in their area. This page was created to offer support and encouragement by providing connections between mothers and those resources.

Visit the page on Facebook.

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Why Elephants?

The Elephant is symbolic of the community this page would like to build. Elephants are a matriarchal society; that is, one that is led by a head cow, who presides over her herd of females. Each herd is made up of mothers, daughters, sisters and aunts. They are guided by the oldest and largest female of the herd. This herd sticks closely together, rejoicing at the birth of a calf and mourning at the death of a member.

The Family Preservation Project is not a community that necessarily excludes men, but one that celebrates femininity and the intimate connections made by women through motherhood.

Find Your State

Alabama      Alaska    Arizona     Arkansas     California
Colorado     Connecticut    Delaware     Florida     Georgia
Hawaii     Idaho     Illinois     Indiana     Iowa
Kansas     Kentucky     Louisiana     Maine     Maryland (includes Washington D.C.)
Massachusetts     Michigan     Minnesota     Mississippi     Missouri
Montana     Nebraska     Nevada     New Hampshire     New Jersey
New Mexico     New York     North Carolina     North Dakota     Ohio
Oklahoma     Oregon     Pennsylvania     Rhode Island    South Carolina
South Dakota     Tennessee     Texas     Utah      Vermont
Virginia     Washington     West Virginia     Wisconsin     Wyoming

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I don’t see anything in my city?

If you don’t see any resources listed in your city, don’t worry. The page is adding links every day and it’s possible that your area has not been researched yet. In order to make your region a top priority, please contact the page by sending your city/state and resources you are in need of: Contact Page.

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*This page does not provide legal advice.


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If you’re on your mobile, the Search Bar should be located at the bottom of the page. If you’re on your desktop, the Search Bar should be located in the upper right column.
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Alabama

What are you looking for?

All services are listed in order by National, Statewide, Regional, County & City

Medical
Housing/Shelter
Affordable Childcare
State Programs
Crisis Centers/Baby Items
Child Support
Essentials (food pantries, financial assistance, vouchers, household items, etc.)
Support Groups
I don’t see my city?
Putative Father Registry
Adoption Law/Revocation
End An Adoption Plan
Pay It Forward
Recommend a Service

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Medical

 

Medical Info

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- vision care- One Sight

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

County/City

Gulf Shores- charitable pharmacy, durable medical equipment- Christian Service Center

Mobile- respite care- Waterfront Rescue Mission

Tuscaloosa- emergency prescription assistance- Catholic Social Services

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Housing/Shelter

Housing info

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Low Income Apartments

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

County/City

Anniston- Joy Katherine Courtney House

Baldwin County- Good Counsel Homes

Birmingham- Firehouse Ministries

Birmingham- First Light Shelter

Birmingham- Jessie’s Place

Birmingham- Mary’s House

Birmingham- Pathways

Birmingham- Salvation Army

Birmingham- YWCA

Chelsea- Hannah Homes

Cullman- Harbor Haus

Dothan- Dothan Rescue Mission

Guntersville- Marshall County Home Place

Huntsville- Crisis Services of North Alabama

Huntsville- Downtown Rescue Mission

Huntsville- New Futures, Inc.

Huntsville- Salvation Army

Jasper- Daybreak Shelter

Mobile- Family Haven

Mobile- Family Promise

Mobile- Sybil H. Smith Family Village

Montgomery- Family Promise

Montgomery- Friendship Mission North

Pelham- Safe House

Tuscaloosa- Turning Point of West Alabama

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Affordable Childcare

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

Statewide

Statewide- Alabama Head Start Association

Regional

Child Care Financial Assistance- Family Guidance Center

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Child Care Subsidies

CHIP

Energy Assistance LIHEAP

Housing Authority

HUD

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

National School Lunch Program

Plan First

Section 8 Housing

SNAP

TANF

TEFAP

Unemployment Compensation

WIC

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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis Info

National

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- diapers- Cloth For All

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

Statewide

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

County/City

Tuscaloosa- formula, diapers- Catholic Social Services

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Child Support

Contact Here

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Essentials

Essentials info

National

National- babysitting, errands, carpooling, meal swaps, etc.- Babysitter Exchange

National- feminine hygiene- Cloth For All

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- rideshare- Zimride

Statewide

Statewide- Operation Backpack- Volunteers of America

County/City

Albertville- food pantry- Marshall County Christian Services

Birmingham- daily meals- Firehouse Ministries

Birmingham- daily meals, clothing, laundry, etc.- Pathways

Birmingham- rent assistance, clothing, food, etc.- Salvation Army

Birmingham- daily meals- The Community Kitchens

Gulf Shores- utilities assistance, food pantry, summer food program, etc.- Christian Service Center

Huntsville- daily meals, laundry, showers, etc.- Downtown Rescue Mission

Huntsville- daily meals, food boxes, clothing assistance, etc.- Salvation Army

Jasper- limited financial assistance- Daybreak Shelter

Tuscaloosa- food pantry, financial assistance, clothing, etc.- Catholic Social Services

For more information: 211 Connects Alabama

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Support Groups

Support Info

National

National- CoAbode

National- Meetup

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

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I don’t see my city?

Don’t worry. There are resource links added to the website every day and it’s possible that your area has not been researched yet. If the administrator is not currently working on other projects, your city can be made a priority. Please contact the page here.

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Putative Father Registry

Register Here

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Adoption Law/Revocation

Law Info

consent or relinquishment may be taken at any time, except that once signed or confirmed, may be withdrawn within five days after birth or within five days after signing of the consent or relinquishment, whichever comes last.

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End an Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator:

Saving Our Sisters

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Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.
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Recommend a Service

Know a service applicable to moms and children in this state, but it’s not listed? Please share it by contacting the page: Here.
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*This page does not provide legal advice

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Alaska

What are you looking for?

All services are listed in order by National, Statewide,  Regional, County & City

Medical
Housing/Shelter
Affordable Childcare
State Programs
Crisis Centers/Baby Items
Child Support
Essentials  (food pantries, financial assistance, household wares, vouchers, etc)
Support Groups
I don’t see my city?
Putative Father Registry
Adoption Law/Revocation
End An Adoption Plan
Pay It Forward
Recommend a Service

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Medical

medical

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- vision care- One Sight

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

County/City

Anchorage- limited medical care- Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission

Juneau- family medicine, dental- Front Street Clinic

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Housing/Shelter

Housing

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Low Income Apartments

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

County/City

Anchorage- Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission

Anchorage- AWAIC

Anchorage- Clare House

Anchorage- Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center

Anchorage- Passage House

Anchorage- McKinnell House

Bethel- Tundra Women’s Coalition

Fairbanks- Fairbanks Rescue Mission

Juneau- Aware Inc.

Juneau- Family Promise

Juneau- Gastineau Human Services

Juneau- St. Vincent de Paul

Juneau- The Glory Hole

Kenai- LeeShore Center

Ketchikan- Women in Safe Homes

Nome- Alaska Family Services

Nome- Bering Sea Women’s Group

Sitka- Sitkans Against Family Violence

Valdez- Advocates for Victims of Violence

Wasilla- Family Promise

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Affordable Childcare

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

Statewide

Statewide- Alaska Head Start Association

County/City

Kenai- LeeShore Center

Palmer- Alaska Family Services

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

ATAP  (Alaska TANF)

Child Care Assistance

CHIP

Energy Assistance HAP

HUD

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing

SNAP

TEFAP

Unemployment Insurance

WIC

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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis

National

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- diapers- Cloth For All

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

Statewide

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

County/City

Palmer- parenting classes, baby care programs, etc.- Alaska Family Services

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Child Support

Contact Here

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Essentials

essentials.

National

National- babysitting, errands, carpooling, meal swaps, etc.- Babysitter Exchange

National- feminine hygiene- Cloth For All

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- trade clothes- Rehash

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- rideshare- Zimride

County/City

Anchorage- laundry, showers, clothes, etc.- Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission

Anchorage- daily meals, mail service, basic necessities, etc.- Bean’s Café

Anchorage- daily meals, showers, laundry- Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center

Anchorage- food boxes, clothing vouchers, utility assistance, etc.- McKinnell House

Anchorage- food pantry- St. Francis House Food Pantry

Juneau- daily meals, laundry, clothes, hygiene, etc.- The Glory Hole

Wasilla- daily meals (ages 14-24)- My House

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Support Groups

National

National- CoAbode

National- Meetup

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The life of a Single Mom

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I don’t see my city?

Don’t worry. There are resource links added to the website every day and it’s possible that your area has not been researched yet. If the administrator is not currently working on other projects, your city can be made a priority. Please contact the page here.

 

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Putative Father Registry

There is no Putative Father Registry at this time.

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Adoption Law/Revocation

The required consent to adoption shall be executed at any time after the birth of the child in the presence of the court or in the presence of a person authorized to take acknowledgments.

A consent to adoption may not be withdrawn after the entry of a decree of adoption.

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End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator:

Saving Our Sisters
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Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.
Top of Page

Recommend a Service

Know a service applicable to moms and children in this state, but it’s not listed? Please share it by contacting the page: Here.
Top of Page

*This page does not provide legal advice

*Verified 2/18

Arizona

What are you looking for?

All services are listed in order by National, Statewide,  Regional, County & City

Medical
Housing/Shelter
Affordable Childcare
State Programs
Crisis Centers/Baby Items
Child Support
Essentials  (food pantries, financial assistance, household wares, vouchers, etc)
Support Groups
I don’t see my city?
Putative Father Registry
Adoption Law/Revocation
End An Adoption Plan
Pay It Forward
Recommend a Service

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Medical

medical

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- vision care- One Sight

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

County/City

Flagstaff- medical and prescriptions- Flagstaff Shelter Services

Mesa- children’s healthcare- Banner Health

Phoenix- mobile medical clinic- Circle the City

Phoenix- medical, dental, equipment loan- St. Vincent de Paul

Phoenix- medical- The Parsons Family Health Center

Phoenix- medical, vision, hearing, etc.- Umom

Tempe- medical, dental- Mountain Park Health Center

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Housing/Shelter

Housing

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Low Income Apartments

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

Regional

East Valley- A New Leaf

County/City

Bisbee- Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless

Chandler- Jesus Cares Ministries

Flagstaff- Flagstaff Shelter Services

Flagstaff- Hope Cottage

Flagstaff- Northland Family Help Center

Glendale- The Michael House

Kingman- Diana’s Faith House

Maricopa County (domestic abuse)- Chrysalis

Maricopa County- Housing Authority

Mesa (substance abuse/behavioral health)- Community Bridges, Inc.

Mesa- House of Refuge

Mesa- La Mesita

Mesa- The Hannah House

Phoenix- Central Arizona Shelter Services

Phoenix- Homeward Bound

Phoenix- House of Refuge

Phoenix- LCSA

Phoenix- Phoenix Rescue Mission

Phoenix (domestic abuse)- Sojourner Center

Phoenix- The Magdalene House

Phoenix- The Mary House

Phoenix- The Salvation Army

Phoenix (age limits)- Tumbleweed

Phoenix- Umom

Scottsdale- Family Promise of Greater Phoenix

Sierra Vista- Good Neighbor Alliance

Tempe- Housing Services

Tempe- The Elizabeth House

Tucson- Casa Paloma Women’s Residence

Tucson- Gospel Rescue Mission

Tucson- Hospitality House

Tucson- Sister Jose Women’s Center

Tucson- Our Family Services

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Affordable Childcare

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

Statewide

Statewide- Arizona Head Start Association

County/City

Apache Junction- Interview Care*- Sunrise Preschool

Chandler- discount rates- Bridges Preschool

Chandler- extended hours- Precious Treasures

Chandler- Interview Care*- Sunrise Preschool

Gilbert- discount rates- Bridges Preschool

Gilbert- Interview Care*- Sunrise Preschool

Glendale- Interview Care*- Sunrise Preschool

Glendale- scholarships- Tots Unlimited

Goodyear- Interview Care*- Sunrise Preschool

Mesa- discount rates- Bridges Preschool

Mesa- Interview Care*- Sunrise Preschool

Peoria- Interview Care*- Sunrise Preschool

Phoenix- tuition assistance and scholarship- Lincoln Learning Center

Phoenix- Interview Care*- Sunrise Preschool

Phoenix- Umom

Phoenix- hourly rates- Valley Child Care & Learning Center

Phoenix- Vista Colina Child Development Program

Queen Creek- discount rates- Bridges Preschool

Scottsdale- Interview Care*- Sunrise Preschool

Surprise- Wirtzie’s Preschool & Child Care

Tempe- discount rates- Bridges Preschool

Tempe- scholarships- Discovery Time Child Care

Tempe- Interview Care*- Sunrise Preschool

Tolleson- Interview Care*- Sunrise Preschool

*Interview Care- Sunrise Preschools provide free licensed child care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old while parents go to job interviews.

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Arizona Department of Housing

Arizona Work (Job Search)

Cash Assistance

Child Care Assistance

CHIP

Energy Assistance LIHEAP

Health Start  (Pregnant/Postpartum Care)

Housing Authority

HUD

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

National School Lunch Program

Nutrition Assistance

Section 8 Housing

TEFAP

Unemployment Insurance

WIC

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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis

National

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- diapers- Cloth For All

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

Statewide

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Regional

Central Arizona- diaper bank directory- Diaper Bank of Central Arizona

Southern Arizona- diaper bank directory- Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona

County/City

Avondale- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) diapers, wipes, parenting classes, etc.- New Life Pregnancy Center

Buckeye- emergency baby boxes (baby items)- All Faith Community Services

Casa Grande- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) diapers, wipes, parenting classes, etc.- New Life Pregnancy Center

Chandler- diapers- Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank

Coolidge- diapers, baby items, etc.- Hope Women’s Center

Gilbert- diapers, wipes- Family of God Ministry

Mesa- parenting classes- Child Crisis Arizona

Mesa- (refer for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) diapers, wipes, parenting classes, etc.- New Life Pregnancy Center

Phoenix- parenting classes- Child Crisis Arizona

Phoenix- diapers, wipes, etc.- Father Matters

Phoenix- diapers, baby items, etc.- Hope Women’s Center

Phoenix- diapers, formula, clothing- icm Food & Clothing Bank

Phoenix- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) diapers, wipes, parenting classes- New Life Pregnancy Center

Phoenix- emergency baby box- The Cultural Cup Food Bank Inc.

Snowflake- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) diapers, wipes, parenting classes- New Life Pregnancy Center

Tempe- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) diapers, wipes, parenting classes- New Life Pregnancy Center

Tucson- diapers, baby food, baby clothing, etc.- Community Ministries

Tucson- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) diapers, wipes, parenting classes, etc.- New Life Pregnancy Center

Wickenburg- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) diapers, wipes, parenting classes, etc.- New Life Pregnancy Center

Winslow- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) diapers, wipes, parenting classes, etc.- New Life Pregnancy Center

Yuma- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) diapers, wipes, parenting classes, etc.- New Life Pregnancy Center

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Child Support

Contact Here

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Essentials

essentials.

National

National- babysitting, errands, carpooling, meal swaps, etc.- Babysitter Exchange

National- feminine hygiene- Cloth For All

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- trade clothes- Rehash

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- rideshare- Zimride

Statewide

Statewide- Arizona food bank directory- Association of Arizona Food Banks

County/City

Apache Junction- food bank- Apache Junction Food Bank

Apache Junction- clothing, food, utility assistance- Hope Women’s Center

Bisbee- daily meals, food bags- Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless

Buckeye- food boxes, GED program, jobs program, etc.- All Faith Community Services

Buckeye- job placement, financial assistance- B.O.S.S.

Cave Creek- food bank, financial assistance- Foothills Food Bank

Chandler- job training, emergency financial assistance, utility assistance, etc.- Azcend

Chandler- food bank- Harvest Compassion Center Chandler

Chandler- food boxes, holiday food programs, toiletries- Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank

Coolidge- toiletries, food, utility assistance, etc.- Hope Women’s Center

Flagstaff- showers, laundry, daily meals, etc.- Flagstaff Shelter Services

Flagstaff- daily meals, food boxes, clothes- Sunshine Rescue Mission

Fountain Hills- food bank- Extended Hands Food Bank

Gilbert- job training, emergency financial assistance, utility assistance, etc.- Azcend

Gilbert- food assistance, holiday assistance, financial assistance, etc.- Family of God Ministry

Gilbert- food pantry, clothing- Open Arms Care Center

Glendale (age limit)- maternity clothes, baby items, etc.- Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services

Globe- (age limit)- maternity clothes, baby items, etc.- Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services

Kingman- daily meals, food boxes, showers, clothes, etc.- Cornerstone Mission

Maricopa- food bank- F.O.R. Maricopa

Maricopa- food bank- Mountain View Community Church Food Bank

Mesa- rent/utility assistance, financial coach, career services, matched savings accounts, etc.- MesaCAN

Mesa- food assistance, jobs program, haicuts & bus tickets for interviews, etc.- Paz de Cristo

Mesa (age limit)- maternity clothes, baby items, etc.- Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services

Mesa- food bank- United Food Bank

Phoenix- food bank- 7th Street Food Pantry and Outreach

Phoenix- emergency assistance services- Family Service Centers

Phoenix- single mom scholarship program- Helping Hands for Single Moms

Phoenix- food, clothing, household items- Homeward Bound

Phoenix- food bank, job training, etc.- HonorHealth Desert Mission

Phoenix- toiletries, household items, utility assistance, etc.- Hope Women’s Center

Phoenix- food boxes- House of Refuge

Phoenix- food boxes, clothing, shoes, toiletries, school supplies, household items, etc.- icm Food & Clothing Bank

Phoenix- food bank- Joshua Tree Feeding Program Inc.

Phoenix- vehicle donation program- LCSA

Phoenix- daily meals- Phoenix Rescue Mission

Phoenix- food assistance- PV Emergency Food Bank

Phoenix- job search- St. Joseph the Worker

Phoenix- mobile food pantry- St. Mary’s Food Bank

Phoenix- homeless prevention, bill assistance, daily meals, home visits, etc.- St. Vincent de Paul

Phoenix- food boxes, pet food, clothing, household items, hygiene kits, etc.- The Cultural Cup Food Bank Inc.

Phoenix- food assistance, rent & utility assistance, holiday programs, etc.- The Salvation Army

Phoenix- public transit- Valley Metro

Scottsdale- hygiene boxes- Shoebox Ministry

Tempe- public transit- Tempe Transit System

Tempe- food assistance, hygiene- Shepherd’s Warehouse

Tempe- food assistance, rent & utility assistance, etc.- Tempe Community Action Agency

Tempe- (for middle & high school students) clothing closet, school supplies, hygiene, etc.- Threadz

Tucson- food distribution- Amphi Corps Community Center

Tucson- laundry, meals, showers, clothing, etc.- Casa Paloma Women’s Hospitality Center

Tucson- food boxes, hygiene packs, etc.- Community Ministries

Tucson- rental and utility assistance- Primavera Foundation

Tucson- daily meals, showers, hygiene, clothing, laundry, etc.- Sister Jose Women’s Center

Tucson (age limit)- maternity clothes, baby items, etc.- Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services

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Support Groups

National

National- CoAbode

National- Meetup

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

County/City

Glendale (age limit)- Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services

Globe (age limit)- Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services

Mesa (age limit)- Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services

Phoenix- Mother 2 Mother

Tempe- (teen parents) offers scholarships as well- Open Horizons

Tucson (age limit)- Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services

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Putative Father Registry

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Adoption Law/Revocation

consent given before seventy-two hours after the birth of the child is invalid.

A consent to adopt is irrevocable unless obtained by fraud, duress or undue influence.

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End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator:

Saving Our Sisters

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Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.
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Arkansas

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Medical
Housing/Shelter
Affordable Childcare
State Programs
Crisis Centers/Baby Items
Child Support
Essentials  (food pantries, financial assistance, household wares, vouchers, etc)
Support Groups
I don’t see my city?
Putative Father Registry
Adoption Law/Revocation
End An Adoption Plan
Pay It Forward
Recommend a Service

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Medical

medical

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- vision care- One Sight

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

County/City

Little Rock- medical, prescription vouchers- St. Francis House

Paragould- prescription assistance- Mission Outreach

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Housing/Shelter

Housing

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Low Income Apartments

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

County/City

Batesville- Safe Haven Shelter

Bentonville- Havenwood

Bentonville- Salvation Army Shelter

Clinton- The Dove House

Conway- Bethlehem House

Fayetteville- Salvation Army Shelter

Fayetteville- The Walker Family Residential Community

Fort Smith- Community Rescue Mission

Fort Smith- Crisis Intervention Center

Fort Smith- The Esther House

Hot Springs- Potters Clay Ministries

Little Rock- Family Promise

Little Rock- Little Rock Compassion Center

Little Rock- Our House

Little Rock- Union Rescue Mission

Little Rock- Women and Children First

Mountain Home- Gamma House

Northeast Arkansas- The Haven

Paragould- Mission Outreach

Pine Bluff- CASA

Rogers- Saving Grace

Russellville- River Valley Shelter

Siloam Springs- Genesis House

Trumann- Stepping Stone Sanctuary

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Affordable Childcare

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

Statewide

Statewide- Arkansas Head Start Association

County/City

Fort Smith- Better Beginnings

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Cash Assistance TEA

Child Care Assistance

CHIP

Energy Assistance LIHEAP

HUD

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing

SNAP

TEFAP

Unemployment Insurance

WIC

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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis

National

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- diapers- Cloth For All

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

Statewide

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

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Child Support

Contact Here

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Essentials

essentials.

National

National- babysitting, errands, carpooling, meal swaps, etc.- Babysitter Exchange

National- feminine hygiene- Cloth For All

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- trade clothes- Rehash

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- rideshare- Zimride

County/City

Conway- Transportation- Bethlehem House

Conway- Food Pantry- Bethlehem House

Fayetteville- daily meals, laundry, clothing, transportation, etc.- 7 Hills Center

Fayetteville- rental and utility assistance, vouchers, etc.- Cooperative Emergency Outreach

Fort Smith- meals, mail service, etc.- The Next Step

Jonesboro- food pantry- Helping Neighbors Food Pantry

Little Rock- showers, laundry, etc.- DePaul

Little Rock- daily meals- Little Rock Compassion Center

Little Rock- food pantry, utility assistance, clothing, etc.- St. Francis House

Little Rock- food pantry, limited financial assistance- Helping Hand

Paragould- daily meals, food pantry, utility assistance, etc.- Mission Outreach

Russellville- utility assistance- Help Network

Russellville- clothing, food items, etc.- River Valley Shelter

Springdale- meals, showers, laundry, food pantry, clothes, etc.- House of Hope

Trumann- daily meals, food pantry- Stepping Stone Sanctuary

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Support Groups

National

National- CoAbode

National- Meetup

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

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Putative Father Registry

Contact Here

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Adoption Law/Revocation

The required consent  to adoption shall be executed at any time after the birth of the child.

A consent to adoption cannot be withdrawn after the entry of a decree of adoption.

Top of Page

End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator:

Saving Our Sisters

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Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.
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California

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Medical
Housing/Shelter
Affordable Childcare
State Programs
Crisis Centers/Baby Items
Child Support
Essentials  (food pantries, financial assistance, household wares, vouchers, etc)
Support Groups
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Putative Father Registry
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End An Adoption Plan
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Medical

medical

National

Federally Qualified Health Care Centers- Directory

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- vision care- One Sight

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

County/City

Bakersfield- medical and dental- Bakersfield Homeless Center

Berkeley- medical- The Suitcase Clinic

Fairfield- medical respite- Mission Solano

Fresno- medical and dental- Holy Cross Clinic

Los Angeles- medical- Covenant House

Merced- medical respite- Merced County Rescue Mission

Modesto- medical- Modesto Gospel Mission

Oceanside- prescription assistance- Brother Benno’s

Palo Alto- medical- Opportunity Services Center

Pasadena- medical- Housing For Health

Petaluma- medical- COTS

Redding- medical, dental, medical respite- Good News Rescue Mission

Salinas- medical, mental health- Dorothy’s Place Health Clinic

Sacramento- medical- Hope Clinic

San Clemente- prescription assistance- Family Assistance Ministries

San Diego- limited medical- County Medical Services

San Diego- medical & dental, all ages- Family Health Centers of San Diego

San Diego- medical respite- San Diego Rescue Mission

San Francisco- City Team

San Francisco- medical- UCSF Homeless Clinic

San Jose- Medical & Dental clinic- City Team

San Rafael- medical & dental- Ritter Center Health Center

Santa Monica- medical- OPCC

Simi Valley- medical & dental assistance- The Samaritan Center

Sonora- medical- Project Hope

Stockton- medical respite- Gospel Center Rescue Mission

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Housing/Shelter

Housing

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Low Income Apartments

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

County/City

Arroyo Grande (seasonal shelter)- Good Samaritan Shelter

Bakersfield- Bakersfield Homeless Center

Barstow- Desert Manna Homeless Shelter

Barstow- New Hope Village

Bay Point- Love A Child Missions

Bell- Bell Shelter

Berkeley- Berkeley Food & Housing Project

Brentwood- Shepherd’s Gate

Camarillo- RAIN Communities

Carlsbad- Interfaith Community Services

Chico- Catalyst Domestic Violence Services

Chico- Esplanade House

Chico- Torres Shelter

Coachella- Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

Daly City- Family Crossroads

Daly City- LifeMoves

Escondido- Interfaith Community Services

Fairfield- Mission Solano

Fair Oaks- Bishop Gallegos Maternity Home

Fort Bragg- Hospitality House

Fresno- Evangel Home

Fresno- Fresno EOC

Fresno- Poverello House

Garden Grove- Thomas House Family Shelter

Glendale- Ascencia

Grass Valley- Hospitality House

Hayward- FESCO

Hayward- Ruby’s Place

Hemet- Valley Restart

Jackson- Amador Tuolumne CAA

Ladera Ranch- Laura’s House

Lancaster- Valley Oasis

Lompoc- Good Samaritan Shelter

Long Beach- Lydia House

Los Alamitos- Precious Life Shelter

Los Angeles- Covenant House

Los Angeles- Elizabeth House

Los Angeles- Emmanuel Baptist Rescue Mission

Los Angeles- Good Shepherd Center

Los Angeles- Los Angeles Mission

Los Angeles- PATH Services

Los Angeles- The Midnight Mission

Los Angeles- Upward Bound House

Los Angeles- Weingart Center

Madera- Madera Rescue Mission

Manteca- Hope Ministries

Marina- Community Homeless Solutions

Menlo Park- Haven Family House

Menlo Park- LifeMoves

Midway City- American Family Housing

Milpitas- HomeFirst

Modesto- Haven Women’s Center

Modesto- Modesto Gospel Mission

Newhall (seasonal shelter)- Bridge to Home

North Hollywood- LA Family Housing

Northridge- San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission

Oceanside (seasonal shelter)- Bread of Life Rescue Mission

Oceanside- Interfaith Community Services

Orange- Family Promise

Palo Alto- LifeMoves

Palo Alto- Opportunity Services Center

Pasadena- Centennial Place

Pasadena- Euclid Villa

Pasadena- Marv’s Place

Pasadena- Union Station Homeless Services

Petaluma- COTS

Placentia- His House

Porterville- Family Crisis Center

Redding- Good News Rescue Mission

Redwood City- LifeMoves

Redwood City- Redwood Family House

Richmond- Bay Area Rescue Mission

Riverside- Path of Life Ministries

Sacramento- Next Move

Sacramento- Resources for Independent Living

Salinas- Women Alive

San Bernardino- Time for Change Foundation

San Bernardino- Veronica’s Home

San Clemente- Family Assistance Ministries

San Diego- PATH Services

San Diego- San Diego Rescue Mission

San Diego- YWCA

San Francisco- Compass Family Services

San Francisco- Hamilton Families

San Francisco- MSC-South

San Francisco- Navigation Center

San Francisco- Raphael House

San Francisco- Episcopal Community Services

San Jose- Family Supportive Housing

San Jose- Georgia Travis House

San Jose- Heritage Home

San Jose- House of Grace

San Jose- LifeMoves

San Jose- PATH Services

San Jose- Villa

San Luis Obispo- CAPSLO

San Mateo- First Step for Families

San Mateo- LifeMoves

San Rafael- Ritter Center

Santa Ana- Mary’s Path

Santa Ana- Mercy House

Santa Barbara- PATH Services

Santa Cruz- Homeless Services Center

Santa Cruz- River Street Emergency Shelter

Santa Maria- Good Samaritan Shelter

Santa Monica- OPCC

Santa Rosa- California Human Development

Santa Rosa- The Rose

Sonora- Amador Tuolumne CAA

South Bay- Casa De Los Angelitos

Stockton- New Hope Family Shelter

Stockton- Stockton Shelter

Thousand Oaks- Many Mansions

Tracy- McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter

Turlock- Turlock Gospel Mission

Tustin- Orange County Rescue Mission

Upland- Foothill Family Shelter

Upland- Pacific Lifeline

Vacaville- Opportunity House

Vallejo- Christian Help Center

Venice- St. Joseph Center

Ventura- The Salvation Army

Ventura- The Tenderlife Maternity Home

Victorville- Victor Valley Domestic Violence Inc.

Visalia- Visalia Rescue Mission

Vista- Operation Hope Vista

Vista- Solutions For Change

Watsonville- Pajaro Valley Shelter Services

Whittier- First Day

Whittier- Women’s & Children’s Crisis Shelter

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Affordable Childcare

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

Statewide

Statewide- California Head Start Association

County/City

Bakersfield- Discovery Depot

Fresno- Fresno EOC

Napa- CANV Kids

Riverside- Path of Life Ministries

San Diego- YMCA Alternative Payment Program

San Francisco- Compass Children’s Center

San Jose- Voyager Child Development Center

Venice- St. Joseph Center

Watsonville- Encompass Community Services

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

CalWORKS TANF

Child Care Assistance

CHIP

Energy Assistance LIHEAP

HUD

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing

SNAP

TEFAP

Tribal TANF  (for American Indians and Alaska Natives)

Unemployment Insurance

WIC

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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis

National

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- diapers- Cloth For All

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

Statewide

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

County/City

Alameda County- diaper bank- Help a Mother Out

Bakersfield- baby clothes- The Mission at Kern County

Brentwood- baby & maternity clothes- Birthright

Carlsbad- food assistance, laundry, showers, mail, emergency services, etc.- Interfaith Community Services

Concord- baby & maternity clothes- Birthright

Contra Costa County- diaper bank- Help a Mother Out

Dublin- diaper pantry- Child Care Links

Fresno- diapers- Holy Cross Center for Women

Lancaster- diapers, baby food, formula- Grace Resources

Livermore- diaper pantry- Child Care Links

Marin County (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience  before pursuing adoption material)- maternity and infant clothing, layettes, etc.- Marin Pregnancy Clinic

Marin County (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)- baby items- The Gabriel Project

Pleasanton- diaper pantry- Child Care Links

San Clemente- diapers, formula, baby care items- Family Assistance Ministries

San Diego- diaper bank- San Diego Food Bank

San Francisco County- diaper bank- Help a Mother Out

San Francisco County- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)- baby items- The Gabriel Project

San Jose- diapers- City Team

San Jose- clothing- Sacred Heart Community Service

San Jose- clothing closet- Santa Maria Urban Ministry

San Lorenzo- baby & maternity clothes-  Birthright

San Marcos- diaper bank- North County Food Bank

San Mateo County- diaper bank- Help a Mother Out

San Mateo County- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)- baby items- The Gabriel Project

Santa Clara County- diaper bank- Help a Mother Out

Santa Rosa- bottles, diapers, baby clothing, strollers, etc.- The Living Room

Sonoma County- Help a Mother Out

Stockton- car seats, play pens, diapers, formula, comprehensive assistance, etc.- Stockton Shelter

Sunol- diaper pantry- Child Care Links

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Child Support

Contact Here

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Essentials

essentials.

National

National- babysitting, errands, carpooling, meal swaps, etc.- Babysitter Exchange

National- feminine hygiene- Cloth For All

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- trade clothes- Rehash

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- rideshare- Zimride

Regional

Bay Area- Operation Backpack- Volunteers of America

Greater Sacramento Region- Operation Backpack- Volunteers of America

Silicon Valley- rent & deposit assistance, energy assistance, bus pass, grocery assistance, clothing vouchers, etc.- The Salvation Army

County/City

Bakersfield- clothing, daily meals, household items- The Mission at Kern County

Barstow- daily meals- Desert Manna Homeless Shelter

Berkeley- daily meals- Berkeley Food & Housing Project

Coachella- daily meals, meal vouchers, clothing- Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

Concord- rental & deposit assistance- Shelter Inc.

Costa Mesa- daily meals, showers, laundry, mail, clothes, etc.- Lighthouse Outreach Ministries

Davenport- food pantry- Davenport Resource Service Center

Escondido- food assistance, showers, laundry, mail, emergency services, etc.- Interfaith Community Services

Fairfield- showers, daily meals- Mission Solano

Fort Bragg- food bank- Fort Bragg Food Bank

Fresno- food distribution- Fresno EOC

Fresno- clothing, laundry, showers, etc.- Holy Cross Center

Fresno- daily meals- Poverello House

Garden Grove- financial assistance, vouchers, childcare assistance, etc.- Thomas House Family Shelter

Hemet- daily meals, rental assistance- Valley Restart

Jackson- food bank, utility assistance, etc.- Amador Tuolumne CAA

Lancaster- food pantry, meals, winter wear- Grace Resources

Long Beach- daily meals, clothing- Long Beach Rescue Mission

Los Angeles- showers, daily meals, laundry, etc.- Covenant House

Los Angeles- daily meals- Emmanuel Baptist Rescue Mission

Los Angeles- daily meals, food baskets, clothing, showers, etc.- Los Angeles Mission

Los Angeles- central location of multiple social service providers- The PATH Mall

Marin County- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)- transportation assistance, financial assistance- The Gabriel Project

Marina- showers, laundry, etc.- 12th Street Day Center

Martinez- rental & deposit assistance- Shelter Inc.

Merced- mail, clothing vouchers- Merced County Rescue Mission

Napa- food pantry network with multiple locations- CANV Food Bank

Oakland- daily meals, showers, clothing, hygiene, food packages, school supplies, etc.- City Team

Oceanside- daily meals, food pantry, clothing, toiletries, blankets, bicycles, etc.- Bread of Life Rescue Mission

Oceanside- daily meals, food boxes, clothing, showers, hygiene, laundry, transportation assistance, rent & utility assistance, etc.- Brother Benno’s

Oceanside- food assistance, showers, laundry, mail, emergency services, etc.- Interfaith Community Services

Orange- daily meals, clothing- Mary’s Kitchen

Palo Alto- rental & utility assistance, clothing, toiletries, etc.- Opportunity Services Center

Petaluma- daily meals- COTS

Redding- hair cut vouchers, laundry, daily meals, clothing, household items, etc.- Good News Rescue Mission

Richmond- daily meals, food pantry, clothing, furniture, household items, etc.- Bay Area Rescue Mission

Salinas- daily meals, showers, laundry, clothing, mail, etc.- Dorothy’s Place

San Bernardino- Clothing Closet, Food Pantry, Showers, Daily Meals- Mary’s Mercy Center

San Bernardino- bus passes, rent & utility assistance, etc.- Time for Change Foundation

San Clemente- transportation assistance, utility assistance, clothing, hygiene, food baskets, etc.- Family Assistance Ministries

San Diego- Resource Listings- 2-1-1 San Diego

San Diego- one-time assistance for various needs- Nice Guys

San Diego- food bank/assistance- San Diego Food Bank

San Diego- cash assistance- San Diego County

San Diego- 30 nonprofit and community partners providing supportive services at one address- The PATH Depot

San Diego- transportation assistance- Travelers Aid

San Francisco- daily meals, food boxes, clothes, hygiene- City Team

San Francisco- rental assistance- Compass Family Services

San Francisco- daily meals, mail, laundry, showers- United Council of Human Services

San Francisco County (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)- transportation assistance, financial assistance- The Gabriel Project

San Jose- Food boxes, Daily meals, Clothes, Diapers, Hygiene items, Furniture- City Team

San Jose- daily meals, food assistance- Loaves and Fishes

San Jose- food pantry, clothes, rent & deposit assistance, etc.- San Jose Community Service

San Jose- clothing closet, food pantry, etc.- Santa Maria Urban Ministry

San Luis Obispo- minor home repair, energy efficiency- Community Action Partnership

San Luis Obispo- showers, laundry, bus tokens, mail, etc.- Prado Day Center

San Marcos- food bank/assistance- North County Food Bank

San Mateo County (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)- transportation assistance, financial assistance- The Gabriel Project

San Rafael- food pantry, laundry, showers, mail, etc.- Ritter Center

Santa Maria- daily meals, food pantry, clothing- Central Coast Rescue Mission

Santa Rosa- Redwood Empire Food Bank

Santa Rosa- daily meals, mail- The Living Room

Simi Valley- mail, transportation assistance, dog food, laundry, meals, rental assistance, etc.- The Samaritan Center

Sonora- utility assistance, hair cuts, household items, food, clothing, etc- Interfaith Community Social Services

Stockton- clothing, household items, furniture, etc.- Gospel Center Rescue Mission

Stockton- clothing, hygiene items, transportation assistance, etc.- Stockton Shelter

Turlock- clothing- Haven Women’s Center

Turlock- daily meals, pet food & veterinarian assistance- Turlock Gospel Mission

Tustin- daily meals, food boxes, clothing, etc.- Orange County Rescue Mission

Venice- food pantry, showers, laundry, mail, daily meals, etc.- St. Joseph Center

Visalia- daily meals- Visalia Rescue Mission

Watsonville- rental assistance program- Community Action Board

Whittier- hygiene, clothing, rent/utility assistance, bus/gas vouchers, mail, etc.- First Day

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Support Groups

National

National- CoAbode

National- Meetup

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

County/City

San Jose- Sacred Heart Community Service

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Putative Father Registry

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Adoption Law/Revocation

Private Adoption: The agreement may not be signed by either the birth parents or the prospective adoptive parents until the time of discharge of the birth mother from the hospital.

Agency Adoption: The relinquishment shall be signed before a representative of an agency licensed or otherwise approved to provide adoption services under the laws of the relinquishing parent’s state of residence whenever possible or before a licensed social worker on a form prescribed by the department, and previously signed by an authorized official of the department, county adoption agency, or licensed adoption agency, that signifies the willingness of the department, county adoption agency, or licensed adoption agency to accept the relinquishment.

Private Adoption revocation, the birth parent or parents signing the consent shall have 30 days.

Agency Adoption: The agency shall inform the birth parent that during this time period he or she may request that the relinquishment be withdrawn  and that, if he or she makes the request, the relinquishment shall be withdrawn. The relinquishment shall be final 10 business days after receipt of the filing by the department.

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End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator:

Saving Our Sisters

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Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.
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Recommend a Service

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Colorado

What are you looking for?

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Medical
Housing/Shelter
Affordable Childcare
State Programs
Crisis Centers/Baby Items
Child Support
Essentials  (food pantries, financial assistance, household wares, vouchers, etc)
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Putative Father Registry
Adoption Law/Revocation
End An Adoption Plan
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Medical

medical

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- vision care- One Sight

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

County/City

Alamosa- immediate medical needs- La Puente Home

Boulder- prescription assistance- Bridge House

Boulder- assistance with medical, dental, and vision expenses- EFAA

Colorado Springs- Women’s Clinic- Dream Centers

Colorado Springs- prescription assistance- Ecumenical Social Ministries

Colorado Springs- financial assistance, immunizations, etc.- Mercy’s Gate

Colorado Springs- primary care, dental, optometry, etc.- Mission Medical Center

Colorado Springs- prescription assistance- REACH Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs- prescription assistance, medical & dental assistance, eyeglass vouchers- Westside Cares

Denver- OTC medication, Medicaid Representatives, Mobile Medical Clinic, etc.- Father Woody’s Haven of Hope

Denver- medical, dental, vision, all ages- Stout Street Health Center

Denver- mental health, mobile clinic, etc.- The Gathering Place

Greeley- medical screenings and referrals- Guadalupe Community Center

Loveland- prescription assistance- House of Neighborly Service

Westminster- medical services all ages- Growing Home

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Housing/Shelter

Housing

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Low Income Apartments

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

County/City

Alamosa- La Puente Home

Boulder- Boulder Shelter

Boulder- Bridge House

Boulder- EFAA

Boulder- Safehouse

Brighton- Almost Home

Colorado Springs (motel vouchers)- Catholic Charities

Colorado Springs- Dream Centers

Colorado Springs- Family Life Services

Colorado Springs- Greccio Housing

Colorado Springs- Housing Authority

Colorado Springs- Mt. St. Francis

Colorado Springs- Partners in Housing

Colorado Springs- Springs Rescue Mission

Colorado Springs- TESSA’S Safehouse

Colorado Springs- Urban Peak

Commerce City- Access Housing

Cortez- The Bridge Shelter

Delta- (seasonal shelter)- Abraham Connection

Denver- Bannock Youth and Family Center

Denver- Beacon Place

Denver- Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Denver/Emergency Shelter- Denver Rescue Mission

Denver/Transitional Living- Denver Rescue Mission

Denver- Family Homestead

Denver- Family Motel

Denver- Family Promise

Denver- Irving Street Women’s Residence

Denver- New Genesis

Denver- Open Door Ministries

Denver- Providence Network

Denver- Samaritan House

Denver- St. Francis Center

Denver- Urban Peak

Denver- Warren Village

Durango- Durango Community Shelter

Englewood- House of Hope

Fort Collins- Fort Collins Rescue Mission

Glenwood Springs- Feed My Sheep

Grand Junction- Homeward Bound of the Grand Valley

Greeley- Greeley Transitional House

Greeley- Guadalupe Community Shelter

Lafayette- Safehouse

Loveland (seasonal shelter)- 137 Homeless Connection

Pueblo- YWCA

Westminster- Growing Home

Westminster- Hope House

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Affordable Childcare

National

Nationwide- extended hours- Care.com

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

Statewide

Statewide- National Head Start Association

County/City

Colorado Springs- extended hours- The Children’s Playroom

Lakewood- Renaissance Children’s

Westminster- Hope House

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Child Care Assistance

Child Health Plan

Colorado PEAK central application for all state benefits

Energy Assistance LEAP

HUD

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing

SNAP

TANF

TEFAP

Unemployment Insurance

WIC

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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis

National

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- diapers- Cloth for All

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

Statewide

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

County/City

Colorado Springs- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)- diapers, formula, etc.- Family Day Center

Colorado Springs (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)- children’s clothes, maternity clothes- Marian House

Denver- recycled/reusable baby items, diaper bank- WeeCycle

Westminster- parenting classes, diapers, formula, clothes, etc.- Hope House

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Child Support

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Essentials

essentials.

National

National- babysitting, errands, carpooling, meal swaps, etc.- Babysitter Exchange

National- feminine hygiene- Cloth for All

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- rideshare- Zimride

Regional

Denver Metro- energy efficiency- Energy Resource Center

East Colorado- energy efficiency- Energy Resource Center

North Colorado- energy efficiency- Energy Resource Center

San Luis Valley- energy efficiency- Energy Resource Center

South Colorado- food bank directory- Care and Share

County/City

Alamosa- rental/utility assistance, gas vouchers, daily meals, etc.- La Puente Home

Arvada- food pantry, food assistance- Community Table

Boulder- meals, showers, laundry, mail, etc.- Boulder Shelter

Boulder- bus fare assistance, daily meals- Bridge House

Boulder- food pantry, financial assistance, transportation, etc.- EFAA

Brighton- utility assistance- Almost Home

Colorado Springs- food pantry- Christian House of Prayer

Colorado Springs- food pantry & financial assistance directory- Church of the Lord of Glory

Colorado Springs- food assistance, clothing- Colorado Springs Central SDA Church

Colorado Springs- food assistance, daily meals- Colorado Springs Food Rescue

Colorado Springs- food, clothing, hygiene, vouchers, etc.- Crossfire Ministries

Colorado Springs- clothing, hygiene, transportation assistance, utility assistance, food pantry, etc.- Ecumenical Social Ministries

Colorado Springs- food boxes, clothing, job search, etc.- Family Day Center

Colorado Springs- food assistance- Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

Colorado Springs- job program- High Plains Helping Hands

Colorado Springs- showers, laundry, mail, transportation, etc.- Interfaith Hospitality Network

Colorado Springs- daily meals, clothing, food boxes, mail, utility assistance, etc.- Marian House

Colorado Springs- rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance, food pantry, clothing and transportation vouchers, etc.- Mercy’s Gate

Colorado Springs- public transit- Mountain Metro Transit

Colorado Springs- rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance, food & transportation assistance, etc.- REACH Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs- food bank- St. John’s Baptist Church

Colorado Springs- food & financial assistance- St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church

Colorado Springs- daily meals, food boxes, clothing- Samaritan’s Kitchen

Colorado Springs- food pantry- Southeast Baptist Food Pantry

Colorado Springs- food assistance, clothing- Springs First

Colorado Springs- daily meals, food boxes, clothing household items, etc.- Springs Rescue Mission

Colorado Springs- food pantry, weekly meal, rent & utility assistance, clothing & laundry vouchers, school supplies, etc.- Westside Cares

Cortez- meals, showers, laundry, hygiene supplies- The Bridge Shelter

Delta- showers, laundry, daily meals- Abraham Connection

Denver- daily meals, laundry, showers, hair cuts, clothing, etc.- Christ’s Body Ministries

Denver- Daily meals, Food pantry, Clothing, Furniture- Denver Rescue Mission

Denver- daily meals, food boxes, showers, laundry, clothing, hair cuts, mail, hygiene kits, etc.- Father Woody’s Haven of Hope

Denver- showers, mail, storage, clothes, meals, etc.- St. Francis Center

Denver- daily meals- Sox Place

Denver- daily meals, food pantry, showers, laundry, mail, etc.- The Gathering Place

Denver- meals, laundry, showers, etc.- Urban Peak

Durango- daily meals, showers, laundry, clothing, hygiene, etc.- Durango Community Shelter

Fort Collins- clothing, meals- Fort Collins Rescue Mission

Fountain- meal assistance, utility assistance, seasonal assistance: school supplies, coat giveaway, etc.- The Salvation Army

Glenwood Springs- daily meals, showers, laundry, storage, personal care kits, etc.- Feed My Sheep

Greeley- daily meals, laundry, etc.- Guadalupe Community Center

Loveland- food baskets, clothing, utility assistance, gas vouchers, etc.- House of Neighborly Service

San Luis Valley- A network of 13 food banks in the surrounding area- Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley

Westminster- utility assistance, emergency rent, food pantry, etc.- Growing Home

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Support Groups

National

National- CoAbode

National- Meetup

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

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I don’t see my city?

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Putative Father Registry

There is no Putative Father Registry at this time.

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Adoption Law/Revocation

Colorado law does not address timeframe surrender.

A relinquishment may be revoked only if, within ninety-one days after the entry of the relinquishment order, the relinquishing parent establishes by clear and convincing evidence that such relinquishment was obtained by fraud or duress.

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End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator:

Saving Our Sisters

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Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.
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Recommend a Service

Know a service applicable to moms and children in this state, but it’s not listed? Please share it by contacting the page: Here.
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