Better Together: Support Services for African-American Women and Families During and After Pregnancy

Directories for Various Services

Here is a list of directories available with information about various community resources and support services pregnant women and families may be interested in accessing during and after pregnancy. If we’re missing a valuable resource, or you find a broken link, please let us know at contact@LABestBabies.org.

Other categories: After Pregnancy | Breastfeeding | During Pregnancy | Fatherhood | Family Planning | Support Groups | Parenting | Social Media & Podcasts Download the PDF version of this guide


Online resource directory that helps families find and apply for free or reduced-cost social service programs in their community.

Available on the web and through a free mobile app (Apple App Store and Google Play) or via text: just text any keyword (e.g., “food stamps”) to 844-833-1334.

2-1-1 LA is a community resource that provides information and referrals for health care and social services in L.A. County. Simply dial 2-1-1 or call 800-339-6993, or go to 211LA.org to access their directory and/or use the chat service.

Online directory that helps families find and apply for free or reduced-cost social service programs in their community that support food security, housing, goods (e.g., baby supplies, medical supplies, home goods), transportation, health, finances, education, work and more.

Also, search by ZIP code at FindHelp.org.

Online prenatal and postpartum doula directory maintained by Black Women Birthing Justice, a group working to improve birthing experiences for Black/African-American women.

Online directory that helps families find free in-home support during and after pregnancy. Some programs continue to provide service up to the child’s 5th birthday.

Paired with a trained professional, in the comfort of their home or in another preferred meeting spot, moms and dads get tips on having a healthy pregnancy and caring for a newborn, plus support with breastfeeding, developmental screenings for the child, and connections to helpful resources in the community.

Online resource directory that helps moms find help in L.A. County for depression and other mental health concerns during pregnancy and after giving birth


Other categories: After Pregnancy | Breastfeeding | During Pregnancy | Fatherhood | Family Planning | Support Groups | Parenting | Social Media & Podcasts Download the PDF version of this guide

Disclaimer: LA Best Babies Network provides this content as a service to the community. Listing a community resource/support service here does not necessarily imply endorsement. Please contact the organizations directly for more information on any of these programs.