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Medical (Doula services under Crisis Centers/Baby Items)


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

Adoption Law/Revocation

End An Adoption Plan

Pay It Forward

Recommend a Service


Medical Info


Federally Qualified Health Care Centers- Directory

National- healthcare financing- Care Credit

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- prescription discount card- Familywize

National- free clinic directory- Free Clinics

National- free/sliding fee dental clinic directory- Free Dental Care

National- prescription discounts- Good Rx

National- birth control, emergency contraception- Nurx

National- vision care- One Sight

National- patient assistance programs- Rx Assist

National- prescription assistance- Rx Outreach

National- free clinic directory- Volunteers in Medicine


Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Statewide- health department directory- NACCHO


Bay Area- mobile health clinic- Abode Services

Bay Area (age limit)- medical-La Clinica

Central CA- free/discount care- Community Medical Centers

Northern California- behavioral health- Volunteers of America


Alameda County- healthcare- Alameda County Healthcare for the Homeless

Alameda County- mental health- Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients

Alameda County- health clinic- St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County

Alameda County- medical, dental, mental health- Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center

Albany- mental health- City of Berkeley

Anaheim- free clinic- ICNA Relief

Antioch- primary health- Brighter Beginnings

Bakersfield- medical and dental- Bakersfield Homeless Center

Bakersfield- health screenings, bus passes to appointments- Dignity Health Outreach Center

Berkeley- mental health-City of Berkeley

Berkeley- medical- The Suitcase Clinic

Contra Costa County- health services-Contra Costa Health Services

Fairfield- medical respite- Mission Solano

Fresno- limited medical- Community Health Center

Fresno- medical and dental- Holy Cross Clinic

Kern County- limited prescription assistance- Mountain Communities Family Resource Center

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

Richmond- primary health- Brighter Beginnings

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

Taft- medical discounts- West Side Health Care District

Union City- healthcare access- Union City Family Center

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Housing info


National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National (age limits)- Covenant House

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- Low Income Apartments

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- housing locator- Socialserve

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room


Bay Area- Abode Services

Bay Area- BFHP

Silicon Valley- Life Moves

Tri-Valley- Livermore Homeless Refuge


Alameda County- Alameda County Housing and Development

Alameda County- Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients

Alameda County- Alameda Point Collaborative

Alameda County- BOSS

Alameda County-Building Futures with Families

Alameda County- EOCP

Alameda County- FESCO

Alameda County- Home Stretch

Alameda County- Housing Authority

Alameda County- Midway Shelter

Alameda County (veterans and non-veterans)- Operation Dignity

Alameda County- Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

Anaheim- ICNA Relief

Arroyo Grande (seasonal shelter)- Good Samaritan Shelter

Bakersfield- Bakersfield Homeless Center

Bakersfield- Flood Bakersfield Ministries

Barstow- Desert Manna Homeless Shelter

Barstow- New Hope Village

Bay Point- Love A Child Missions

Bell- Bell Shelter

Berkeley- Berkeley Food & Housing Project

Berkeley- Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

Brentwood- Shepherd’s Gate

Camarillo- RAIN Communities

Carlsbad- Interfaith Community Services

Castro Valley (dometic abuse)- Ruby’s Place

Chico- Catalyst Domestic Violence Services

Chico- Esplanade House

Chico- Torres Shelter

Coachella- Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

Contra Costa County- Contra Costa Health Services

Contra Costa County- Interfaith CCC

Daly City- Family Crossroads

Daly City- LifeMoves

Escondido- Interfaith Community Services

Fairfield- Mission Solano

Fair Oaks- Bishop Gallegos Maternity Home

Fort Bragg- Hospitality House

Fremont (domestic abuse)- SAVE

Fresno- Evangel Home

Fresno- Fresno EOC

Fresno- Fresno Housing Authority

Fresno- Fresno Rescue Mission

Fresno (domestic violence)- Marjaree Mason Center

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

Kern County (domestic abuse)- Alliance

Kern County- Housing Authority

Kern County- Kern County Homeless Collaborative

Ladera Ranch- Laura’s House

Lancaster- Valley Oasis

Livermore- Shepherd’s Gate

Livermore- Tri-Valley Haven

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

Oakland- City Team

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- Episcopal Community Services

San Francisco- Hamilton Families

San Francisco- MSC-South

San Francisco- Navigation Center

San Francisco- Project Homeless Connect

San Francisco- Raphael House

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 Cruz- Siena House Maternity Home

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

Union City- Union City Family Center

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- extended hours-

National- child care search- Care Lulu

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

National- campus-based child care services- CCAMPIS

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- Childcare Co-Op- Komae

National- Mom Trusted

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

National- emergency child care- YMCA


Statewide- California Head Start Association

Statewide- drop-in/hourly- Kids Park


Central CA (50 locations)- subsidized childcare- Kidango

Central Valley- childcare assistance- Central Valley Children’s Services

San Fernando Valley- childcare subsidies- Child Care Resource Center


Bakersfield- Discovery Depot

Bakersfield- 24 hours- Rosie’s 24 Hour Child Care

Bakersfield- 24 hours- Tiff’s Tiny Tots

Fresno- Fresno EOC

Fresno- 24 hours- Kids Kingdom

Los Angeles- flexible hours- WeVillage

Napa- CANV Kids

Oakland- low-income- St. Mary’s Center Preschool

Riverside- Path of Life Ministries

San Diego- YMCA Alternative Payment Program

San Francisco- Compass Children’s Center

San Jose- Voyager Child Development Center

Union City- childcare assistance referrals- Union City Family Center

Venice- St. Joseph Center

Watsonville- Encompass Community Services

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

CalWORKs Housing Support Program


Child Care Assistance


Energy Assistance CARE/FERA

Energy Assistance LIHEAP



IRS Free File Program

Job Corps

Lifeline Program


National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing



Tribal TANF  (for American Indians and Alaska Natives)

Unemployment Insurance


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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis Info


National- car seat distribution directory- 800 Buck-L-Up

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- cloth diapers- Cloth for Every Bum

National- location-based resources- Community Action Partnership

National- portable crib directory- Cribs for Kids

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- cloth diaper loans- Giving Diapers, Giving Hope

National- cloth diapers- Jake’s Diapers

National- baby care package- Little Llamas USA

National- National Diaper Bank Network

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

National- first time mom assistance- Nurse Family Partnership

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- car seat distribution directory- Safe Convertible Car Seats

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National (ages 13-23)- family support programs- Teen Mother Choices

National- crib alternative- The Baby Box


Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Statewide- children’s clothing- God’s Closet

Statewide- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience  before pursuing adoption material)- material support, prenatal care, parenting education- Obria Medical Clinics

Statewide- car seat events- Safe Kids


Bay Area- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience  before pursuing adoption material) -prenatal through pediatric care, scholarship program (age limits)-La Clinica


Alameda County- diapers, clothing- 4Cs of Alameda County

Alameda County- diaper bank- Help a Mother Out

Alameda County- diapers, community closet, referrals- Hively

Alameda County- case management, parenting education- Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center

Antioch- material assistance, parenting support- Brighter Beginnings

Bakersfield- earn while you learn, diapers, wipes, clothes, baby items, etc.- Bakersfield Pregnancy Center

Bakersfield- baby clothes- The Mission at Kern County

Berkeley- parenting workshop- Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

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- car seat program- Child Ride Safe Program

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

Newark- baby food, formula, etc.- Viola Blythe Community Services

Pleasanton- diaper pantry- Child Care Links

Richmond- material assistance, parenting support- Brighter Beginnings

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

San Diego- diaper bank- San Diego Food Bank

San Francisco- parenting support, basic needs- Homeless Prenatal Program

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

Union City- diapers, resource referrals- Union City Family Center

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Child Support

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Essentials info


National- women scholarships- AAUW

National- feminine hygiene products- Alliance For Period Supplies

National- school supplies, food assistance, clothing, etc.- Assistance League

National- cell phone assistance- Assurance Wireless

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

National- car donation program- Cars 4 Christmas

National- poverty relief program- Circles USA

National- internet discount- Comcast Internet Essentials

National- location-based resources- Community Action Partnership

National- professional clothing, workforce assistance- Dress for Success

National- school supply events- Eventbrite

National- scholarship database- Fastweb

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- food assistance- Food Finder

National- food pantry directory- Food Pantries

National- education financial aid- Frank

National- car donation program- Free Charity Cars

National- mortgage & lease assistance- Gradient Gives Back Foundation

National- job search- Indeed

National- jobs access program- Lyft

National- financial assistance- Modest Needs

National- various assistance- Net Wish

National- trade clothes- Rehash

National- various assistance- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

National- education grants- Soroptimist

National- food assistance for summer- Summer Food Rocks

National- food assistance- The Little Free Pantry

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- food assistance database- Why Hunger

National- car donation programs- Working Cars for Working Families

National- location based assistance- YMCA

National- rideshare- Zimride


Statewide- public transit directory- American Public Transportation Association

Statewide- job seeking- America’s Job Center of California

Statewide- county directory- CA Social Services

Statewide- bill payment assistance for customers- Pacific Power

Statewide- children’s bed assistance- Sleep in Heavenly Peace


Bay Area- self-sufficiency programs- Felton Institute

Bay Area- Operation Backpack- Volunteers of America

Central CA- food pantry directory- Central California Food Bank

Greater Sacramento Region- Operation Backpack- Volunteers of America

North Central CA- energy assistance- PG&E

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


Alameda County- clothing, food assistance- 4Cs of Alameda County

Alameda County- food pantry- Alameda County Community Food Bank

Alameda County- employment support- Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients

Alameda County- case management, resource referrals- Alameda Family Services

Alameda County- employment program- BOSS

Alameda County- case management, legal representation- Homeless Action Center

Alameda County- food assistance, daily meals, clothing closet, workforce training, etc.– St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County

Alameda County- daily meals, resource referrals, case management, mail, etc.- Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

Bakersfield- food pantry, clothing, career center- Catholic Charities

Bakersfield- food baskets, hygiene kits, referrals, sack lunches, etc.- Dignity Health Outreach Center

Bakersfield- food pantry- Food Pantry at CSUB

Bakersfield- food bank- Golden Empire Gleaners

Bakersfield- assistance referrals- Love, Inc.

Bakersfield- food assistance- Morning Star Fresh Food Ministry

Bakersfield- food pantry, various assistance- New Life Church

Bakersfield- food bank- The Hope Center

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

Berkeley- daily meals, day shelter, case managment, mail, etc.- Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

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

Concord- rental & deposit assistance- Shelter Inc.

Contra Costa County- showers, laundry, food, case management- Contra Costa Health Services

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

Davenport- food pantry- Davenport Resource Service Center

Delano- food pantry- Valley Faith Fellowship

Dublin- clothing, toiletries, haircuts- Monthly Miracles

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 pantry- Bulldog Pantry

Fresno- food pantry, career center, clothing- Catholic Charities

Fresno- public transit- FAX

Fresno- food distribution- Fresno EOC

Fresno- food assistance, case management, employment services, etc.- Fresno Rescue Mission

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

Fresno- food pantry- Hope Lutheran Food Pantry

Fresno- food pantry- Life Cathedral Food Pantry

Fresno- food pantry, clothing assistance- Mountain View Church

Fresno- daily meals- Poverello House

Fresno- food pantry, weekly meal- Wesley United Methodist Church

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

Kern County (domestic abuse)- employment assistance, childcare, etc.- Alliance

Kern County- food bank- Community Action Partnership of Kern

Kern County- case management, food pantry, utility assistance, clothing, etc.- East Kern Family Resource Center

Kern County- resource referrals- Kern County Homeless Collaborative

Kern County- public transit- Kern Transit

Kern County- food programs, family assistance, utility assistance, etc.- Mountain Communities Family Resource Center

Kern County- food pantry- St. Anne’s Food Bank

Kern County- food pantry- Shafter Christian Fellowship

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

Livermore- food pantry-Tri-Valley Haven

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.

McFarland- utility assistance, food baskets, etc.- McFarland Family Resource Center

Merced- food pantry, career center, clothing- Catholic Charities

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

Union City- food assistance, hygiene items, resource referrals, vocational, etc.- Union City Family Center

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

Support Info


National- CoAbode

National- La Leche League International

National- Meetup

National- Moms Club International

National- MOPS

National- pregnancy and post partum- My Red Tent

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Postpartum Support International

National- support group directory- Psychology Today

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom


Central CA (mom groups)- Central California Parent


Alameda County- Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients

Fresno (at risk families)- Comprehensive Youth Services of Fresno

Fresno- support group directory- Fresno Family

Fresno (domestic violence)- Marjaree Mason Center

Kern County- Mountain Communities Family Resource Center

San Jose- Sacred Heart Community Service

Santa Clarita- Single Mothers Outreach

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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.

Father’s Rights Support- Sky is the Limit Foundation

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Adoption Law/Revocation

Law Info

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

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

*Verified 2/20