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All services are listed in order by National, Statewide, Regional, County & City. National, State, and Regional links are verified annually with the latest verification date at the bottom of the page. County/City links are not verified annually due to volume. If you find that a County/City link is broken or a service is no longer available, please message the page so that it can be corrected for future use.

Healthcare

ATTENTION
Services are available for free to low-income patients. Service providers may offer help in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed. Many service providers offer case management.

National

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- medicine assistance search engine- Medicine Assistance Tool

National- eyeglasses assistance- New Eyes

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

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Statewide- health department directory- NACCHO

Regional

Bay Area- mobile health clinic- Abode Services

Bay Area- multi-services-La Clinica

Central CA- free/discount care- Community Medical Centers

Northern California- behavioral health- Volunteers of America

Southern California- medical, dental, prescription- Lutheran Social Services

County/City

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

Riverside- dental & medical assistance- Calvary Presbyterian Church

Riverside- healthcare- Community Settlement Association

Riverside- medical & dental- Riverside Community Health Foundation

Riverside- medical sliding fee- Riverside University Health System

Sacramento- medical- Hope Clinic

Sacramento- healthcare assistance- Peach Tree Health

Sacramento- general healthcare- Sacramento Loaves & Fishes

Sacramento- healthcare assistance- SNAHC

Sacramento- sliding fee- WellSpace Health

Salinas- medical, mental health- Dorothy’s Place Health 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- healthcare- Amigos de Guadalupe

San Jose- Medical & Dental clinic- City Team

San Leandro- medical, dental, women’s, etc.- Davis Street Community Center

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

Housing/Shelter

ATTENTION
Most service providers offer case management. Listings range from emergency to permanent. Many providers offer additional services in conjunction with housing; including childcare, healthcare, etc. Service providers may offer help in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed.

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- search sublets- Airbnb

National- CoAbode

National (age limits)- Covenant House

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- ICNA Relief

National- Low Income Apartments

National- Mercy Housing

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- multiple rental platforms- RentPath

National- find a roommate- Roomies

National- housing locator- Socialserve

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

Statewide

Regional

Bay Area- Abode Services

Bay Area- BFHP

Northern California- Lutheran Social Services of Northern California

Sacramento Valley Region- LSS of Northern California

Silicon Valley- Life Moves

Southern California- Lutheran Social Services

Tri-Valley- Livermore Homeless Refuge

County/City

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- The Salvation Army

Alameda County- Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

Anaheim- ICNA Relief

Arroyo Grande (seasonal shelter)- Good Samaritan Shelter

Auburn- Acres of Hope

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- Housing and Community Services Department

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

Contra Costa County- YWCA

Daly City- Family Crossroads

Daly City- LifeMoves

East Palo Alto- Project WeHope

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 Community Pantry

Hemet- Valley Restart

Indio- Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

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

Placer County- The Gathering Inn

Placerville (includes maternity)- Mother Teresa Maternity Home

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

Riverside County- HomeAid Inland Empire

Riverside County- Housing Authority

Sacramento- City of Refuge

Sacramento- Family Promise

Sacramento- First Step Communitites

Sacramento (domestic abuse)- My Sister’s House

Sacramento- Next Move

Sacramento- Resources for Independent Living

Sacramento- Sacramento Loaves & Fishes

Sacramento- Saint John’s Program for Real Change

Sacramento- St. Vincent de Paul Society

Sacramento- The Salvation Army

Sacramento- Union Gospel Mission

Sacramento (includes maternity)- Waking the Village

Sacramento (domestic abuse)- Weave Inc.

Sacramento (ages 12-24)- Wind Youth Services

Sacramento- YWCA

Sacramento County- Cottage Housing Inc.

Sacramento County- Sacramento Self Help Housing

Salinas- Women Alive

San Bernardino- Time for Change Foundation

San Bernardino- Veronica’s Home

San Bernardino County- HomeAid Inland Empire

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- Amigos de Guadalupe

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 Leandro- Davis Street Community Center

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

West Sacramento- Shores of Hope

Whittier- First Day

Whittier- Women’s & Children’s Crisis Shelter

Woodland- Fourth and Hope

Affordable Childcare

ATTENTION
Service providers range from national to local. Local listings have been searched by services including but not limited to: 24 hour care, extended hours, discounts, crisis nurseries, tuition assistance, scholarships, and sliding fees.

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

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- child care search- Tootris

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

National- child care search- Winnie

National- emergency child care- YMCA

Statewide

Statewide- California Head Start Association

Statewide- drop-in/hourly- Kids Park

Regional

Bay Area- crisis nursery- Bay Area Crisis Nursery

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

County/City

Alameda County (north)- child care referrals and reimbursement assistance- Bananas Inc.

Alameda County- The Salvation Army

Bakersfield- Discovery Depot

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

Bakersfield- 24 hours- Tiff’s Tiny Tots

Citrus Heights- scholarship, discounts- Single Mom Strong

Fresno- Fresno EOC

Fresno- 24 hours- Kids Kingdom

Los Angeles- flexible hours- WeVillage

Napa- CANV Kids

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

Rancho Cordova- 24 hours- All About Kidz Child Care & Preschool

Riverside- tuition assistance- ABC Child Care

Riverside- Path of Life Ministries

Riverside County- child care directory & tuition assistance- Riverside County Office of Education

Sacramento- 24 hours- Augustine’s Dreams Learning Center

Sacramento- 24 hours- The Tiny Tot Child Care

Sacramento- homeless- Women’s Empowerment

Sacramento County- child care assistance- Child Action Inc.

Sacramento County- crisis nursery- Sacramento Children’s Home

San Diego- YMCA Alternative Payment Program

San Francisco- Compass Children’s Center

San Jose- Voyager Child Development Center

San Leandro- adjusted pay- Davis Street Community Center

Union City- childcare assistance referrals- Union City Family Center

Venice- St. Joseph Center

Watsonville- Encompass Community Services

West Sacramento- income eligible- Shores of Hope

Government Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

CalWORKs Housing Support Program

CalWORKS TANF

Child Care Assistance

CHIP

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Energy Assistance CARE/FERA

Energy Assistance LIHEAP

FAFSA

HUD

IRS Free File Program

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medi-Cal

National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing

SNAP

TEFAP

Tribal TANF  (for American Indians and Alaska Natives)

Unemployment Insurance

WIC

Baby Care

ATTENTION
Most Crisis/Resource Pregnancy Centers will encourage and refer for adoption. Please do your research before accepting or pursuing adoption materials. Adoption is a lifelong commitment to grief. Visit the Voices and Experience pages on the website for more accurate information. A permanent solution should not be applied to a temporary problem.

National

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

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- material assistance directory- Baby2Baby

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- family-focused support- Healthy Families America

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- (Not all, but some locations may be affiliated with a national adoption entity. For transparency, please be advised. Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) – family preservation assistance- Safe Families for Children

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National- car seat trade-in events- Target Brands, Inc.

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

National- crib alternative- The Baby Box

National- cloth diapers- The Cloth Option

National- parental leave grant- The Mom Economy

Statewide

Statewide- parenting programs- First 5 California

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

Statewide- diaper assistance directory- Supply Bank

Regional

Bay Area- crisis nursery, case management- Bay Area Crisis Nursery

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

Inland Empire- diaper bank- Junior League of Riverside, Inc.

Inland Empire- parenting classes- Parentz@Work

County/City

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

Alameda County (north)- parenting classes, baby item donations- Bananas Inc.

Alameda County- family support program, case management, prenatal care, referrals, etc.- Brighter Beginnings

Alameda County- diaper bank- Help a Mother Out

Alameda County- diapers, community closet, referrals- Hively

Alameda County- county program- Perinatal Services and Family Planning

Alameda County- diapers, formula, clothes, baby supplies- Telegraph Community Ministry Center

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 –(refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience  before pursuing adoption material)–  baby & maternity clothes- Birthright

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

Concord-(refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience  before pursuing adoption material) – 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

Riverside- diaper assistance- Community Settlement Association

Riverside- doula services- Riverside Community Health Foundation

Riverside- parenting education- The Carolyn E. Wylie Center

Riverside County- parenting classes, case management- First 5

Riverside County (teen parents)- baby shower program, parenting program, home visits- Purposely Chosen Inc.

Riverside County- car seat distribution program- Riverside University Health System

Sacramento-(refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)– material assistance- Sacramento Life Center

Sacramento- diapers- Sacramento Loaves & Fishes

Sacramento- pregnant teen programs- Sutter Health

Sacramento- parenting classes, home visits- Valley Hi Family Resource Center

Sacramento- diapers- Wellspring Women’s Center

Sacramento County- parenting program- Birth & Beyond

Sacramento County- pregnancy and postpartum support- Black Infant Health

Sacramento County- diapers- Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

San Bernardino County (teen parents)- baby shower program, parenting program, home visits- Purposely Chosen Inc.

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

San Clemente- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) – material support, parenting classes- Pregnancy Resource Center Medical Clinic

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 Leandro- parenting classes, family support- Davis Street Community Center

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

Child Support

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General Assistance

ATTENTION
Most service providers offer case management. Help may be available in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed. Services include: food and clothing assistance, car repair and donation, employment services, case management, rent and utility assistance, transportation, holiday assistance, school supplies, homeless prevention, etc.

National

National- women scholarships- AAUW

National- feminine hygiene products- Alliance For Period Supplies

National- garden fresh food assistance directory- Ample Harvest

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

National- cell phone assistance- Assurance Wireless

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- energy assistance directory- Energy Assistance

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- job search- Glassdoor

National- mortgage & lease assistance- Gradient Gives Back Foundation

National- food assistance, family services- ICNA Relief

National- job search- Indeed

National- on a budget meal plans- Kids Eat in Color

National- employment agency- Labor Finders

National- jobs access program- Lyft

National- financial assistance- Modest Needs

National- various assistance- Net Wish

National- workforce staffing- PeopleReady

National- trade clothes- Rehash

National- wireless service- SafeLink

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- school supply events, rent assistance, etc.- United Way

National- food assistance database- Why Hunger

National- car donation programs- Working Cars for Working Families

National- location based assistance- YMCA

Statewide

Statewide- public transit directory- American Public Transportation Association

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

Statewide- food bank directory- California Emergency Foodlink

Statewide- job search- Cal Jobs

Statewide- county directory- CA Social Services

Statewide- bill payment assistance for customers- Pacific Power

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

Statewide- school supplies directory- Supply Bank

Regional

Bay Area- self-sufficiency programs- Felton Institute

Bay Area- Operation Backpack- Volunteers of America

Central CA- food pantry directory- Central California Food Bank

Coachella Valley- food, clothing, hygiene, counseling, etc.- The Narrow Door

Desert Region- food bank directory- Find Food Bank

Greater Sacramento Region- Operation Backpack- Volunteers of America

North Central CA- energy assistance- PG&E

Northern California- case management, general assistance- Lutheran Social Services of Northern California

Sacramento Valley Region- general assistance- LSS of Northern California

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

Southern California- food & clothing, rent & utility assistance, transportation, etc.- Lutheran Social Services

Southern Coastal Region- food assistance- Saddleback Church

Temecula Valley Region- school-age children clothing- Hope’s Community Closet

County/City

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- food pantry, clothing closet- Telegraph Community Ministry Center

Alameda County- food assistance- The Salvation Army

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

Banning- food assistance, utility assistance- H.E.L.P. Inc.

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

Blythe- food pantry- Blythe Emergency Food Pantry

Carmichael- food assistance- Carmichael Presbyterian Church

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

Corona- food, clothing, holiday assistance- Corona/Norco Settlement House

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

East Palo Alto- food, job training, showers, laundry, safe parking- Project WeHope

Elk Grove- food & clothing assistance, pet food pantry- Elk Grove Food Bank

Elk Grove- food assistance- God’s Next Level Ministry of California

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

Fairfield- showers, daily meals- Mission Solano

Folsom- food bank- Twin Lakes Food Bank

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- food pantry, rent & utility assistance- Valley Community Pantry

Hemet- daily meals, rental assistance- Valley Restart

Indio- dailey meals, vocational training, counseling- Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

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

Menifee- food assistance- Menifee Valeey Community Cupboard

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

Merced- mail, clothing vouchers- Merced County Rescue Mission

Moreno Valley (students only)- food & clothing closet- Moreno Valley College

Murrieta- food assistance- Murrieta UMC

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

Rancho Cordova- food assistance- Rancho Cordova Food Locker

Rancho Cordova- food pantry- Rancho Cordova Food Pantry

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

Riverside- food assistance- Arlington Temporary Assistance

Riverside- meals & clothing- Calvary Presbyterian Church

Riverside- food assitance, career services, bus tickets, etc.- Community Settlement Association

Riverside- food, clothing, household items, low-income services- Fruit of Our Hands Ministries

Riverside- food pantry- Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Church

Riverside- referrals, general assistance- Path of Life Ministries

Riverside- food assistance- Riverside City Mission

Riverside- housing sustainability, financial management, etc.- The Carolyn E. Wylie Center

Riverside- food assistance- The Salvation Army

Riverside- food & clothing assistance- Wesley UMC

Riverside County- general assistance- Catholic Charities

Riverside County- utility & emergency assistance- Community Action Partnership

Riverside County- food assistance, pet food, benefits coordinator- Food Now

Riverside County- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)– services directory- Network of Care

Riverside County- utility assistance- Riverside Public Utilities

Riverside County- public transportation- Riverside Transit Agency

Riverside County- rent & utility assistance- United Lift

Sacramento- food assistance- Atonement Lutheran Church

Sacramento- food assistance- Bethany Slavic Food Closet

Sacramento- food bank- Carmichael Seventh Day Adventist Church

Sacramento- food assistance- Central Downtown Food Basket

Sacramento- utility assistance- City of Sacramento

Sacramento- food assistance- Elevation of the Holy Cross Orthodox Christian Church

Sacramento- food bank- Manna Food Bank

Sacramento- day shelter- Maryhouse

Sacramento- food assistance- Peach Tree Health

Sacramento- food assistance- River City Food Bank

Sacramento- drop-in center, feminine hygiene, daily meals, etc.- Sacramento Loaves & Fishes

Sacramento- public transportation- Sacramento Regional Transit

Sacramento- food bank- Sacramento Samoan New Covenant Feeding Ministry

Sacramento- job search- Sacramento Works

Sacramento- rent & utility assistance, food & clothing, furniture, etc.- St. Vincent de Paul Society

Sacramento- food bank- Sierra Vista Community Church

Sacramento- food & clothing assistance- South Pointe Christian Center

Sacramento- food bank- SSIP Food Closet

Sacramento- food assistance- Starting With A Penny’s South Sacramento Food Bank & Community Service

Sacramento- family services, food assistance- The Salvation Army

Sacramento- food, clothing, mail, etc.- Union Gospel Mission

Sacramento- case management, safety net services- Wellspring Women’s Center

Sacramento- job readiness- Women’s Empowerment

Sacramento County- food & clothing assistance- Daughters of Zion Enterpryz

Sacramento County- food bank- Fair Oaks Orangevale Food Bank

Sacramento County- food & clothing assistance- Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

Sacramento County- rent & utility assistance- SHRA

Sacramento County- food assistance- Sunrise Christian Food Ministry

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 Bernardino County- Catholic Charities

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- crisis management- Amigos de Guadalupe

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, housing & financial assistance, clothing- Sacred Heart Community Service

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 Leandro- resource center, food, clothing, etc.- Davis Street Community Center

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- food assistance, school supply events- Oasis City Center

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

Temecula- food pantry- Circle of Care

Temecula- food pantry, finacial assistance- St. Vincent de Paul

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

Support Groups

ATTENTION
All support groups listed are aimed to provide support in parenting. National organizations may provide local chapter listings.

National

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- Peanut

National- Postpartum Support International

National- support group directory- Psychology Today

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

Statewide

Regional

Central CA (mom groups)- Central California Parent

County/City

Alameda County- Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients

Alameda County- Brighter Beginnings

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

Riverside County- Up 2 Riverside

Sacramento- Women’s Empowerment

Sacramento County- Black Infant Health

San Jose- Sacred Heart Community Service

Santa Clarita- Single Mothers Outreach

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.

Putative Father Registry

There is no Putative Father Registry at this time.

Father’s Rights Support- Sky is the Limit Foundation

Putative Father Registry explained here.

Adoption Law/Revocation

ATTENTION
This page does not provide legal services or advice. Adoption law and revocation is listed as a courtesy. The page attempts to link to the latest adoption codes in the respective state. Laws can change. Verify your adoption laws and revocation timeframes before signing termination of your parental rights.

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.

End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator, revoking your legal consent to an adoption, or learning more about the adoption process and long-term effects, please contact Saving Our Sisters

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.

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.

*This page does not provide legal advice

*Verified 2/20