Ongoing Support Groups, Meetings, Classes

Here is a list of ongoing support groups, meetings, and classes on perinatal health and family strengthening compiled by LA Best Babies NetworkSubscribe here to get a weekly email with the latest updates.

NOTE: Most in-person events have been moved to an online format, postponed, or cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re making updates as we learn about them, but we recommend contacting organizers before registering for in-person events.

For updated information and resources for home visitors, visit our COVID-19 page on the Stronger Families Blog. From all of us at LABBN, we wish you and yours good health during these challenging times.

Do you have something for us to include here? Email vreyes@labestbabies.org. 

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Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Support
Tuesdays
, 10:00am – 11:00amPresented by Mahmee

Breastfeeding Support for African American Families (July – September)
2nd Mondays, 8:45pm – 9:15pm
3rd Mondays,12:30pm – 1:00pm
4th Saturdays, 9:45am – 10:30pm
To join any of these support groups, use this Zoom meeting link: zoom.us/j/8602142039 The meeting ID is 860 214 2039 and the password is 996633. To join via phone, dial (669) 900-9128. For more information or to sign up, please visit SoulFood4YourBaby.org or contact soulfood4yourbaby@sfyb.org
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby

MLKCH Mommy Support Group
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00am – 12:00pm
For more information, please contact Lactation Department at (424) 338-8227
Presented by Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital

Webinar: Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Every Wednesday
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
This weekly webinar was created as a safe place for lactation professionals to gather. There will be a new speaker/topic each week to provide current information on guidelines and recommendations.
Presented by the Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition

Breastfeeding Support Facebook Group
For the English group, click here. For the Spanish group, click here.
Presented by La Leche League International

Free Breastfeeding Support Groups
Almost every day at various locations throughout the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys

Awesome Breastfeeders Virtual Support Group
Every Friday
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Lydia O. Boyd, Lactation Specialist

Awesome Breastfeeders Virtual Support Group for Black Families
Every 3rd Sunday
, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Presented by Lydia O. Boyd, Lactation Specialist

Awesome Virtual Connection
Dates/Times Vary

Presented by Lydia O. Boyd, Lactation Specialist

“Chat Over Chai” Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group
1st Tuesday of the Month, 9:30am – 11:00am
3rd Thursday of the Month, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force

Breast Cancer Support

Free Breast Cancer Support Group
Dates and Times vary

This is a free patient and community support group to help individuals and families recover through mutual support, coping strategies and education. For more information please call (213) 742-6400.
Presented by Dignity Health’s California Hospital Medical Center Community Health Department

Free Breast Cancer Health Education Workshops
Learn about breast cancer risk factors, signs and symptoms, routine screening recommendations and how Every Woman Counts can help. For more information or to schedule a workshop, contact jmetz@healthcollaborative.org or call (310) 775-1276.
Presented by the Every Woman Counts team of the California Health Collaborative

Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening Education
Classes can be scheduled 7 days a week, including evening hours
For more information and to schedule a class, please contact Jenifer Metz, MPH at (310) 755-1276 or jmetz@healthcollaborative.org
Presented by The California Health Collaborative and Every Women Counts

Children Cancer Support

24-Hour Online Peer to Peer Support
Presented by American Childhood Cancer Organization, in partnership with Inspire

The Cancer Support Helpline
Monday – Friday,
 6:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday – Sunday, 6:00am – 2:00pmAll services are provided in English and Spanish. For support via telephone, please contact (888) 793-9355 or via live chat
Presented by the Cancer Support Community

Community Health

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration for LA County Residents
Open Registration
, 8:00am – 8:00pm
See the website for information on which groups are currently being vaccinated. No Internet access? Call (833) 540-0473 for assistance with appointments Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 8:30pm.
Presented by County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health

Virtual and Select In-Person Outdoor Classes
Dates and Times Vary

Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and others

Early Childhood Development

Restart Learning Center for All Students K-12: Online Learning Support
Monday – Friday
, 9:00am – 2:00pm: The Dream Center, 2301 Bellevue Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026
The learning center is open to support all students K – 12 who need help with online learning or are in need of educational support. Children will have free meals (breakfast and lunch), access to high-speed internet, in-person support, and more.
Presented by the Los Angeles Dream Center

Early Childhood Special Education Visually Impaired Program
Dates and Times Vary
: 333 South Beaudry Avenue, 17th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Free services are provided for infants and toddlers from birth to 3 years old and their families. All teachers have a California state credential for teaching the visually impaired. Translators are available. For more information, please email infantreferrals@lausd.net or call (213) 241-4713.
Presented by Los Angeles Unified School District

Essential Needs

Diaper Bank and Free Baby Goods Supply Distribution
Monday – Friday
, 9:00am – 3:00pm (while supplies last): 10200 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Diapers, wipes, Similac, baby cereal, breast pumps and more will be available.
Presented by M.E.N.T.O.R.S, Inc. and the Village Fund

Diaper Giveaway for Babies Sizes: 3 – 6
Every Tuesday and Thursday
, 10:00am – 11:30am and 2:00pm – 3:30pm (while supplies last)
Diapers can be picked up at the following WIC locations:

  • 2247 Palmdale Boulevard, Palmdale, CA 93550
  • 44216 10th St. West, Lancaster, CA 93534

Presented by Antelope Valley Hospital WIC Program

Free Diapers & Supplies for Long Beach Families
Every Friday
, 11:30am – 12:30pm (while supplies last): Locations vary (see below for details)
Limited quantities per child. Families can pick up from the following Long Beach park locations:

  • Cesar Chavez Park: 401 Golden Avenue, Long Beach, CA
  • El Dorado (West) Park: 2800 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach, CA
  • Houghton Park: 6301 Myrtle Avenue, Long Beach, CA
  • McBride Park: 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Long Beach, CA
  • Silverado Park: 1545 W. 31st Street, Long Beach, CA

Presented by Long Beach Mayor’s Fund for Education

Baby Diapers & Wipes Distribution Program
Dates Vary
, TBA
To receive the free diapers and baby wipes, you must meet the eligibility requirements. Priority will be given to families living in one of the following zip codes: 90043, 90047, 90008, 90016, 90018, 90056, 90222, and 90301 through 90305. For more information, call (424) 248-7475 or email kause-losangeles@hotmail.com.
Presented by Karing Advocated United for Social Equality (KAUSE)

Diaper Distribution and Baby Supplies
Every Wednesday
, 9:00am – 4:00pm*
Families in need can receive box of diapers for each other children, baby supplies and food.
*Distributions are by appointment only, for more information and to schedule an appointment please call (213) 401-4651.
Presented by Karsh Center

Food and Diaper Grab-and-Go Distribution
Tuesdays and Thursdays
*, 11:00am – 12:00pm: Crenshaw Family YMCA, 3820 Santa Rosalia Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008
*Distribution to take place at least until June 2021.
Presented by Crenshaw Family YMCA

Free Diapers and Baby Wipes Distribution
Dates and Times Vary

*COVID-19 emergency relief, education resources and other services will be available. For more information, please contact Ariana via email at ariana@centrocha.org or call (562) 612-4180.
Presented by Centro Community Hispanic Association (CHA)

Free Diapers, Baby Formula and Food Distribution
Thursdays
, 10:00am – 12:00pm*: Mid Valley YMCA, 6901 Lennox Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91405
*Diapers and baby formula will be given away while supplies last, during the produce distribution.
Presented by Mid Valley YMCA

Basic Necessities and Baby Essentials Distribution
Thursdays
, By Appointment Only: 8345 Firestone Boulevard, Suite #300, Downey, CA 90241
Walk-ins are not allowed. Families in need of baby essentials and/or basic necessities must call (562) 923-4357 to schedule an appointment to pick up these resources.
Presented by The Living Help Center

No-Cost Showers
Monday – Friday
, 9:00am – 2:00pm: Anderson Munger Family YMCA, 4301 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020
A valid ID is required; toiletries will be provided.
Presented by Anderson Munger Family YMCA

No-Cost Showers
Thursdays
, 9:00am – 2:30pm: Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA, 2900 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90023
Presented by Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA

Free Internet Access
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm: Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA Parking Lot, 2900 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90023
Presented by The Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA

The Pet Food Pantry
Every Sunday
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm (by appointment only*): Locations vary:

  • East Valley Animal Services Center: 14409 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, CA 91405
  • Chesterfield Square/South Los Angeles Animal Services Center: 1850 W. 60th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90047

Distribution is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please visit: laanimalservices.com/petfoodpantry Presented by Los Angeles Animal Services

Fatherhood

New Dads Connect Group
Dates and Times Vary

This is a free 4-week online group for new fathers who are looking for the best ways to support their growing family. For more information please email newdadsconnect@jfsla.org or call (213) 332-3421
Presented by Jewish Family Service LA

Project Fatherhood
Every Friday
, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Open community forum for fathers.
Presented by the MLK Jr. Center for Public Health – Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center

Fatherhood Group/Program
Dates and Times Vary
Please click here and complete the form to be placed on the waitlist.
Presented by the East Los Angeles Women’s Center

Monthly Dad Support Group
1st Friday of Every Month
, 7:00am
Presented by Postpartum Support International

Father/Male Engagement Virtual School Readiness Program
Dates and Times Vary

For more information and to register, please visit dadproject.org/
Presented by the D.A.D Project

Nurturing Fathers Group
Dates Vary, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: 525 E. 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90813
For more information, please call (562) 570-3284.
Presented by City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services

Fatherhood in Action: Father Self-Care
3rd Thursday of Every Month
, 6:00pm – 8:00pm: Miller Family Health Education, 3820 Cherry Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807
More information: klmclucas@gmail.com or (909) 234-2731
Presented by City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services

The Black Daddy Dialogues (Social Support Group)
Every 2nd Wednesday
, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
All fathers/father figures raising African American/Black children are welcome. For more information, email LeHenry Solomon at fathersforabrighterfuture@gmail.com or call (424) 223-2133.
Presented by South Los Angeles/South Bay African American Infant & Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Family Engagement and Wellness

Black & African American Family Focus Support Group
1st Wednesday of the Month
, 6:30pm
To register or for questions about this meeting, contact theresa.quary@csu.edu
Presented by Family Focus Resource Center

Prevention & Aftercare (P&A) Services and Support for Families (English and Spanish)
Dates and Times Vary
: Multiple locations throughout L.A. County You’re invited to attend their family fun nights, parenting education classes, wellness activities, peer support groups, and use the other free services they offer! All Los Angeles County families are eligible, regardless of age, immigration status or insurance status. If you have any questions, please call Nicole Davis at (213) 905-3291 or davisnc@dcfs.lacounty.gov or contact Christopher Perdue at (213) 276-4629 or perduca@dcfs.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services

Family Connect – Community Resource
By appointment
, Times vary
This is a family support resource that provides reunification services for youth ages 16 – 24 years old and their families through family counseling, life coaching, family bonding activities, transportation assistance (plane, bus, or train), and connecting with resources to meet basic needs. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please email familyconnect@thesoh.org or call (323) 786-2413.
Presented by Sanctuary of Hope

El Programa: Familia Tu Vales
Dates and Times Vary
Todos los grupos son de 8 sesiones. ¿Tiene preguntas? Favor de comunicarse con Gerry Balcazar escribiendo a gerry@visionycompromiso.org
Presented by Visión y Compromiso

Strengthening Families Through Therapeutic Groups
Dates and Times Vary

Presented by the Child Development Institute

Early Childhood and Family Engagement Events
Presented by the Los Angeles Public Library:

For more information on the events hosted, please refer to this calendar.

Activities for Dads & Kids
Access some ideas for easy, free or low-cost ways to spend quality time with your kids. Activities can be filtered by children’s ages.
Presented by National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

Kids Path Online Learning Resources
While all Los Angeles Public Library locations are physically closed, you can still access their online learning resources for activities for children. Here you’ll also find a list of their upcoming virtual and in-person events and more.
Presented by Los Angeles Public Library

Parent-Ade: When Life Gives You Distance Learning
Wednesdays
, 4:00pm in English and 5:00pm in Spanish
This virtual program series and accompanying resources provide helpful tips on a variety of topics related to the challenges of parenting during a pandemic.
Presented by LA County Library

Virtual Story Time/Momento de Cuentos Virtuales
Mondays & Fridays, 10:30am – 11:00am (English)
Wednesdays & Fridays, 2:30pm – 3:00pm (en Español)Presented by the Child Care Resource Center (CCRC)

Spanish Story Time with Music & Movement
Wednesdays
, 10:15am
Join via Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram Live.
Presented by Colors of Spanish

Grief and Loss Support

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group
Every Monday
, 10:00am
Presented by Postpartum Support International (PSI)

Grief Counseling Support Group Meeting
1st, 3rd, and 4th Monday of Every Month, 5:00 – 6:30 pm: Healthy African American Families, 4305 Degnan Blvd., #105, Los Angeles, CA
Presented by Healthy African American Families

M.E.N.D  Nationwide Online Support Group
3rd Thursday of Every Month,
 starting at 7:00pm
Presented by M.E.N.D.

Star Legacy Foundation Support Groups
Presented by Star Legacy Foundation:

  • Bereaved Parents Group: 1st & 3rd Monday of the Month, 4:15pm
  • Pregnancy After Loss Group: Weekly on Monday, 5:30pm
  • Dads Grief Discussion Group: 2nd Monday of the Month, 4:15pm
  • Grandparents Group: 1st Wednesday of the Month, 5:30pm
  • Parenting After Loss Group: 1st or 3rd Wednesday of the Month, 10:00am and 6:30pm

First Candle runs support groups on Facebook that are specific to SIDSStillbirth, and Miscarriage Grief Support Resources in L.A. County

Additional Resources on Loss & Grief in Pregnancy & Postpartum

Food & Nutrition

For a list of food banks in L.A. County, please see this guide.
Produced by CHIRP Los Angeles

For a list of food pantries in the Long Beach area, please visit this page.
If you or someone you know is in need of FREE food, please contact (562) 612-5001.
Produced by Help Me Help You

Food Bank
Every Tuesday and Thursday
, 9:00am – 12:00pm (while supplies last): 515 E. 3rd Street, Long Beach, CA 90802
For more information, please call (562) 432-1440 or visit http://www.coalongbeach.org/
Presented by Christian Outreach in Action

Park Food Pantry
Dates vary
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm: Various locations
Arceo Park, 3125 Tyler Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731
Gibson Mariposa Park, 4140 Gibson Road, El Monte, CA 91731
Lambert Park, 11431 McGirk Avenue, El Monte, CA 91732
Mt. View Park, 12127 Elliott Avenue, El Monte, CA 91732
Zamora Park, 3820 Penn Mar Avenue, El Monte, CA 91732
For more information, please call (626) 580-2200, Monday to Thursday from 9:00am to 5:30pm.
Presented by the City of El Monte

Free Food Distribution
Every Friday
, 10:30am – 12:00pm: Diamonds in the Rough Thrift Store, 6909 S. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044
For more information, please contact Tyrone Nance at tyrone@itsbiggerthanusla.org or send a direct message to @itsbiggerthanus_ on Instagram.
Presented by It’s Bigger Than Us

Eastmont Community Center Food Pantry Program
Days and Times Vary

Food will be provided to low-income families in the East Los Angeles area. Proof of income, valid I.D., and address are required. To receive these resources, please call (323) 726-7998 Mondays – Fridays between the hours of 8:00am – 4:00pm to schedule an appointment.
Presented by Eastmont Community Center

Sundays In Skidrow: Fresh Food Giveaway for the Homeless
Every Sunday
, 8:30am – 10:30am: 445 Towne Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Presented by Starts with One Today

Free Grab & Go Breakfast & Lunch Meals
Monday – Friday
, 10:00am – 12:00pm: Avalos Community Center, 11832 Atlantic Avenue, Lynwood, CA 90262
First come, first served for kids and teens between 1 – 18 years of age
Presented by the City of Lynwood Recreation and Community Services Department

Free Groceries Distribution
Every 1st, 3rd, & 5th Friday
, 10:00am until supplies run out: 5840 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Presented by Greater Good News Church of God in Christ Food Pantry

East Los Angeles Food Pantry Program for Low-Income Individuals/Families
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday,
9:00am – 11:30am & 2:00pm – 3:00pm**Food assistance is available by appointment only to individuals residing in East Los Angeles zip code area 90022. To make an appointment, please call (323) 260-2804.
Presented by Centro Maravilla Service Center

East Los Angeles Food Pantry Program for Low-Income Individuals/Families
Monday – Friday,
8:00am – 4:00pm**Food assistance is available to low-income families residing in the East Los Angeles area. Proof of income, I.D., and address are required. To make an appointment, please call (323) 726-7998.
Presented by Eastmont Community Center

West Valley Food Pantry
Monday – Thursday
, 9:30am – 2:00pm and Friday, 9:30am – 12:00pm: 5700 Rudnick Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
For questions, please call (818) 346-3349.
Presented by West Valley Food Pantry

Groceries To Go Drive Thru
Thursdays
, 9:30am – 10:30am*: 4500 Sepulveda Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90230
*While supplies last.
Presented by Culver-Palms Family YMCA

Breaking Bread in Pacoima: Free Groceries & Resources
Thursdays
, 2:00pm: Humphrey Park, 2560 Filmore Street, Pacoima, CA 91331
Everyone is welcome and volunteers are needed. For questions or to volunteer, please contact Silvia Anguiano via email at silvia91331@gmail.com
Presented by People in Action for Community (PAC) and others

Drive-Thru Food Bank
Every 2nd Monday
, 9:00am – 11:00am: Via Care Community Health Center, 507 South Atlantic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90022
This event is for low-income individuals and families experiencing hardships during the COVID-19 crisis. You can expect to receive approximately 25 – 40 lbs of food.
For more information, please call (323) 268-9191.
Presented by Via Care Community Health Center, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Food Bank

Mi Centro Pride Food Pantry
Fridays
, 12:00pm – 4:00pm: 553 South Clarence Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
For more information, please email youth@latinoequalityalliance.com or call (323) 286-7224
Presented by Mi Centro – Los Angeles LGBT Center

Free Food Distribution
Every 2nd and 4th Friday
, 12:00pm – 3:00pm*: 3756 Santa Rosalia Drive, Suite 617, Los Angeles, CA 90008
*First come, first served.
Presented by Turning Point

Walk-Up/Drive-Thru Distribution
Monday – Friday
, 11:00am – 2:00pm: the Dream Center, 2301 Bellevue Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Meals will be provided for all LAUSD students and anyone in need.
Diapers service will be available only on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Presented by The LA Dream Center

Virtual Diabetes Prevention Program (CDC Recognized)
Tuesdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm (English)
Thursdays/Jueves, 11:00am – 12:00pm (en Español)
For more information: (323) 917-1700 ext. #1 or cristinac@newfamilia.org
Presented by New Familia Health Support Services, LLC

Wellness Wednesdays
Every Other Wednesday, 10:30am
15 – 30 minute learning sessions covering topics such as fall prevention, health cooking, organizing medicines, and more.
Presented by Partners in Care (PIC) Foundation

Nutrition and Health Cooking Virtually on YouTube
Updated Weekly
Offered in Spanish and English
Presented by L.A. Care Family Resource Center

Free Healthy Food Pop Up Pantry
Every Wednesday
, 12:30pm: Sole Folks, 4317 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008
*While supplies last.
Presented by Let’s Be Whole Mind, Body & Soul

Free Healthy Food Pop Up Pantry
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month
, 12:30pm*: MLK Healing Center, 11833 Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90008
*While supplies last.
Presented by Let’s Be Whole Mind, Body & Soul

St. Margaret’s Center Open Air, Drive-Thru Food Pantry
Every Wednesday
, TBA: 10217 S. Inglewood Ave., Lennox, CA 90304
Pre-registration is required. Call Monday or Tuesday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to receive an appointment time for Wednesday.
Presented by St. Margaret’s Center

Project Angel Food & APLA Health Food Pantry
Every Saturday
, 1:30 – 5:00pm: Parking lot behind Project Angel Food’s location, 922 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Presented by AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) Health and Project Angel Food

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles Food Distribution

  • Monday – Friday,1:00pm – 2:30pm: 2131 East Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90002
  • Monday – Friday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm: Bell Gardens Clubhouse, 7104 Perry Road, Bell Gardens, CA 90201
    For more information, please call (562) 231-2500.
  • Monday – Friday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm: Watts Willowbrook Clubhouse,1339 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059
    For more information, please call (323) 567-2278.
  • Monday – Friday, 3:15pm – 4:15pm: Challengers Clubhouse,5029 Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90037
    For more information, please call (323) 971-6161.

Community Assistance: Food and Household Good Distribution
Every Thursday, 
12:00pm – 2:30pm: 1153 Valencia Street (Parking lot on the corner of 12th street)
Presented by The Pico Union Project

AVPH Drive Thru Food Pantry
Every 2nd and 4th Friday
, 8:00am – 11:00am*: Antelope Valley Partners for Health, 44226 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534
*Fresh produce, non-perishables, and hot meal distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis
Presented by Antelope Valley Partners for Health

Senior Drive Thru Food
Every 3rd Monday
, 1:30pm – 3:30pm*: Antelope Valley Partners for Health, 44226 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534
*Prepackaged non-perishables provided for those 60 years of age or older on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Presented by Antelope Valley Partners for Health

Emergency Meals
Every Friday
, 10:00am – 12:00am: Antelope Valley Partners for Health, 44226 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534
Hot meals provided on a first-come, first-serve basis
Presented by Antelope Valley Partners for Health

Certified Farmer’s Market Essentials for Delivery or Free Pickup
Sundays, 
11:00am – 3:00pm (delivery times only): Lomita Chamber of Commerce
Wednesdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm (delivery times only): Norwalk Farmers Market
Saturdays, 11:00am – 3:00pm (delivery times only): East L.A. Farmers Market
Presented by VenaVer Events

A Tu Salud: Free Produce Pick Up
4th Wednesday of Every Month: 
Hazard Park Gym, 2230 Norfolk Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
For more information, please call (323) 442-7801 or (213) 485-6839
Presented by Keck Medical Center of USC, American Heart Association, and many more

Vida Sana Farmer’s Market Emergency Food Distribution
Every Tuesday and Friday
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm: Pico Union Project, 1153 Valencia Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Presented by The Pico Union Project and Seeds of Hope – Cultivating Wellness

Laundry Love Food Distribution
3rd Tuesday of Every Month,
 starting at 6:00pm: Laundry Love at Cathedral Center of St. Paul, 840 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Presented by St. John Cathedral 

Laundry Love Food Distribution
Last Wednesday of Every Month,
 starting at 6:00pm: Laundry Love at East Hollywood, 4371 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029
Presented by St. John Cathedral 

St. Athanasius at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul Food Pantry
Every Friday and 3rd Thursday of Every Month (for seniors)
, 8:00am: Cathedral Center of St. Paul, 840 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Presented by St. John Cathedral

St. John’s Pro Cathedral – Cooking Class/Food Distribution  
1st and 3rd Saturday of Every Month
, 10:30am – 1:30am: Cathedral Center of St. Paul, 840 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Presented by St. John Cathedral

Free Farmer’s Market
Every 3rd Saturday (March 28, 2020 – November 27, 2021)
, 12:00pm-3:00pm: Community & Resource Center-Mariners Church, 5001 Newport Coast Dr., Irvine, CA 92603
Presented by The Free Pantry

Market Match – Adams/Vermont
Every Wednesday,
 2:00pm – 6:00pm: 1432 W. Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Presented by CalFresh & Hunger Action LA

Market Match – Altadena
Every Wednesday,
 3:00pm – 7:00pm: 600 W. Palm St, Altadena, CA 91001
Presented by CalFresh & Hunger Action LA

No-Cost Food Distribution
Mondays,
8:00am – 11:00am (while supplies last): Wilshire Presbyterian Church, 300 S Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020 
Presented by Wilshire Presbyterian Church

No-Cost Grab N’ Go Meals*
Mondays & Wednesdays
, 9:00am – 2:00pm (while supplies last): Anderson Munger Family YMCA, 4301 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90020
*The meals are for children only; adults may pick up on their behalf.
Presented by Anderson Munger Family YMCA 

No-Cost Grab N’ Go Meals
Monday – Friday,
11:00am until supplies last: Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA, 2900 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90023 
Presented by Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA

No-Cost Fresh Produce & Pet Food Distribution
Tuesdays
, 8:30am – 2:00pm (while supplies last): Anderson Munger Family YMCA, 4301 W 3rd, Los Angeles, CA 90020
It is recommended that you bring a cart.
Presented by Anderson Munger Family YMCA

Healthy Food Giveaway
Wednesdays
, 12:30pm until supplies last: Sole Folks, 4317 Degnan Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90008
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 12:30pm until supplies last: George Washington Carver Park, 1400 East 118th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059
Fridays, 1:00pm until supplies last: YWCA Harbor Area (back alley area), 437 West 9th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
No ID or signup required. Walk up and drive-up service is available. Attendees must wear a mask and maintain social distancing guidelines of 6 feet.
Presented by Let’s Be Whole

No-Cost Food Distribution
Saturdays, 7:00am – 12:00pm (while supplies last): Urban Partners Los Angeles, 2936 W 8th St., Los Angeles, CA 90005
It’s recommended that you bring a cart.
Presented by Urban Partners Los Angeles

No-Cost Food Distribution
Thursdays, 9:00am – 1:00pm: Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP), 501 S. Bixel St., Los Angeles, CA 90017 
Presented by Central City Neighborhood Partners

The Salvation Army Long Beach Corps Food Pantry

  • Food boxes for seniors, families and individuals with a residence:
    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
    , 9:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 4:00pm: 3092 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90807
  • Food bags for our friends without a residence:
    Every Tuesday, 9:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 4:00pm: 3092 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90807

For seniors in quarantine and families with restrictions, food box delivery is available. Please call (562) 247-3528 for assistance.
Presented by The Salvation Army

Crossroads Long Beach Food Distribution

  • Seniors 60+ & disabled individuals:
    Every Saturday, 8:00am – 9:00am*: 1900 E. South Street, Long Beach, CA 90805
  • General public:
    Every Saturday, 9:00am – 11:00am*: 1900 E. South Street, Long Beach, CA 90805

*First come, first served.
Presented by Crossroads Long Beach

The Salvation Army Torrance Corps Food Pantry for Torrance, Lomita, Carson, Harbor City, and Wilmington residents
Monday – Friday
, 9:30am – 12:30pm: Stillman Sawyer Family Service Center, 820 Lomita Blvd., Harbor City, CA 90710
Clients are welcome 1 time per month. Walk-ins welcome.
Presented by The Salvation Army

Help Me Help You Drive-Thru Food Pantries

  • 1st & 3rd Friday of the month, 11:30 – 12:30pm: Stevenson Elementary School 515 Lime Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802 (Walk-ups only at this location)
  • 2nd & 4th Friday of the month, 11:30am -12:30pm: Oropeza Elementary School: 700 Locust Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815
  • 2nd & 4th Friday of the month, 4:00pm – 6:00pm: MOLAA Museum of Latin American Art: 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802
    1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, 11:30 – 12:30pm: Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 730 W. Third Street, Long Beach, CA 90802
  • 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month, 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Revive Church, 668 Obispo Ave., Long Beach, CA 90814

For more information, call (562) 612-5001.
Presented by Help Me Help You

For more information on available food distribution locations in the Long Beach, Signal Hill, and Seal Beach area, please click here.

For additional information on local food and essential needs distributions in the Los Angeles County area, please visit Resources for Everyone’s (@resources.for.everyone) Instagram page.

Homeless and Stable Living Resources

Support Services
Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm: Watts Labor Community Action Committee Access Center for Homeless Services, 4920 S Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90011
They offer the following support services ID, access to showers, and case management, shelter listings, benefits advocacy, rapid rehousing, food bank listings, and more. For more information, please contact them at (323) 563-4721. Safe Parking is also provided. For more information on that program, please email Linah Zayed at lzayed@wlcac.org.
Presented by Watts Labor Community Action Committee Access Center for Homeless Services

Families Eviction Prevention Program
Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm: Family Solution Center, 5849 Crocker Street, Los Angeles, CA 90003
To receive this form of support, you must meet eligibility requirements. To view the requirements, see this flyer. Questions should be sent via email to epp@hopics.org.
Presented by Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System

Eviction Defense Network – Know Your Housing Rights Presentations in Spanish (Red de Defensa de Desalojo – Inquilinos Conozca sus Derechos Presentaciones)
Every Tuesday/Cada Martes, 6:00pm
Every Thursday/Cada Jueves, 5:00pm
Every Saturday/Cada Sábado, 1:00pm
Presented by Eviction Defense Network (Presentado por Red de Defensa de Desalojo)

The Source: Free Health & Homeless Shelter Services
Services offered may vary by location and include: same day transportation, free California ID vouchers for the DMV, mental health services, child support services, and more. For more information, please call the number listed for the location you are interested in attending.

  • 3rd Tuesday of Every Month, 12:30pm – 3:00pm: Exposition Park Regional Branch, 3900 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90062
    For more information, please call (323) 290-3113.
  • Last Tuesday of Every Month, 12:30pm – 3:00pm: Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
    For more information, please call (213) 228-7000.
  • 4th Wednesday of Every Month, 10:00am – 1:00pm: North Hollywood Regional Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91601
    For more information, please call (818) 766-7185.
  • 2nd Wednesday of Every Month, Panorama City Branch, 10:00am – 1:00pm: 14345 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City, CA 91402
    For more information, please call (818) 894-4071.
  • 3rd Thursday of Every Month, 12:00pm – 3:00pm: Edendale Branch, 2011 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
    For more information, please call (213) 207-3000.
  • 4th Thursday of Every Month, 12:00pm – 3:00pm: Will & Ariel Durant Branch, 7140 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
    For more information, please call (323) 876-2741.
    Presented by the Los Angeles Public Library
Law/Policy Support

Free Immigration Services for Los Angeles Residents
Dates and Times Vary

Residents in the city of Los Angeles who meet the income requirements can receive support and services with green card renewals, employment authorization, permanent residence and more. To make an appointment, call (323) 789-4717.
Presented by The Children’s Collective Inc. – FamilySource Center in partnership with CARECEN

Legal Education Classes
Access free classes and recordings of classes on many different types of everyday legal issues related to COVID-19, housing, employment, civil rights and more. Some recordings are available in Spanish too.
Presented by LA Law Library

Tenant Rights Q&A Sessions on Facebook Live
Every Wednesday
, Times vary
Presented by Strategic Actions for a Just Economy

Free, Confidential, Telephonic Workers’ Rights Clinic
Wednesdays
, 4:00pm – 7:00pm (by appointment)
This clinic is open to all residents of Los Angeles County, regardless of status. They can provide legal advice about your employment, such as issues with unemployment benefits, unpaid wages, sick pay or leave, workplace safety, discrimination or harassment and more.
To schedule an appointment, call and leave a voicemail at (323) 939-0506, ext. 415.
Presented by the Employment Rights Project

Mental Health Support

Pregnancy Emotional Support
Thursdays
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Mahmee

Telehealth Mental Health Services for Children & Adolescents Ages 0 – 21 and Their Families During COVID-19
Dates and Times Vary
Services offered in English and Spanish. For more information see this flyer in English | Spanish, call (800) 520-2445, or email mhreferrals@all4kids.org.
Presented by Children’s Bureau

Los Angeles Unified School District Parenting Mental Health Hotline
Monday – Friday
, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Teachers, Parents, & Caregivers of Young Children can call: (213) 443-0165
Teachers, Parents, & Caregivers of Older Children can call: (213) 241-3840
Presented by Los Angeles Unified School District

Free Virtual Support Group for Essential Workers
Mondays
, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
To register via phone, please call (310) 258-9677 or visit openpaths.org
Presented by Open Paths Counseling Center

Online COVID-19 Support Groups
Every Monday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Every Tuesday, 11:00am – 12:30pm & 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Every Wednesday (Spanish), 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Every Thursday, 12:00pm – 1:00pm & 5:00pm – 6:30pm
These social support groups offer a space for continued connection during these times of increased isolation. These are not psychotherapy groups, but the therapists facilitate the groups to offer structure and support.
Presented by The Relational Center

Village Virtual Mental Health Support Group for Black/African American Moms
Wednesdays
, 11:00am
For more details and to attend a group, please contact Denise at ctheus@dmh.lacounty.gov or via phone at (213) 247- 6678.
Presented by the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, in collaboration with the Antelope Valley African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (AV AAIMM) Prevention Initiative and the AV Wellness Community

NAMI San Gabriel Valley Family Support Group Meetings
Every Thursday (except holidays)
, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Holiday update: The last group session for 2020 will be on December 17, 2020. Sessions will resume weekly beginning January 7, 2021.
Participants must be able to participate via video in this virtual meeting. For those who do not have access to a camera or prefer to not participate in a video call, please call the NAMI SGV Warm Line for telephone support and resources at (626) 577-6697.
Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Webinar: 5 Steps to Freedom from Anxiety, Stress, Sadness and Depression
Every Sunday
, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Presented by Dr. G. Hernandez

Midday Mindfulness via Instagram (IG) Live
Every Tuesday,
 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Join on Instagram at @YPRC. For more information, please call (310) 554-4639 or email info@yprcla.org
Presented by Yetunde Price Resource Center

Virtual Family Support Group
Every Thursday,
 5:30pm – 7:00pm
This meeting is for family members only. Attendance is limited to 10 participants and attendees must be able to participate using a video-camera.
Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Gabriel Valley

Mindfulness Breaks: Weekly Guided Mindfulness Sessions
Every Friday, 
9:00am – 9:15am
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Meditation Classes
Dates Vary, Time Vary
Classes are offered online in English and Spanish
Presented by InsightLA Meditation Center

Connection Recovery Support Group via Video Conference
Every Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Advanced reservations are required. Call or text (626) 988-2600 to RSVP.
Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Gabriel Valley

The Arts Can Change Lives – A Mind/Body Connection Virtual Group
Every Wednesday
, 6:00pm
Every Thursday, 6:30pm
Presented by Lasting Impressions Center and others

LAUSD Mental Health Hotline
Monday – Friday
, 6:00am – 6:00pm
Students and families are welcome to call (213) 241-3840 for a consultation, support and referrals.
Presented by Los Angeles Unified School District

New Challenges Support Group
Every Wednesday
, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
A support group that explores trauma and substance abuse during challenging life experiences. For questions please contact (323) 568-8732
Skype Meeting ID: 790500250 or join by phone: (323) 776-6996
Presented by the MLK Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center

Wednesday Meditations (Live-Streamed)
Every Wednesday, 6:00pm
Presented by Dr. Rick Hanson

Webinar: Weekly Stress Management for Health Care Providers
Every Friday
, 9:00am
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Mindful Meditation
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
, 12:00pm – 12:30pm: MLK Jr. Center for Public Health, 11833 S. Wilmington, Los Angeles, CA 90059
For more information, please email mlkhealingcenter@ph.lacounty.gov
Presented by the MLK Jr. Center for Public Health – Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center

Wellness Check-In
Every Monday
, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Opportunity to talk with the healing center staff. Please call (323) 568-8186 for details.
Presented by the MLK Jr. Center for Public Health – Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center

Sisters in Recovery
Every Monday
, 7:00pm
Presented by the MLK Jr. Center for Public Health – Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center

New Challenges
Every Thursday
, 10:00am – 11:30am
This is a virtual support group led by licensed mental health clinicians. Topics discussed include trauma, depression, anxiety, and resiliency. Session are for community members only.
Presented by the MLK Jr. Center for Public Health – Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support

Support Groups for Pregnant and Postpartum Parents
Dates and Times vary

  • Childbirth Recovery
  • High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Returning to Work

Presented by Mahmee

Free Therapy Group for New Moms
Mondays
, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
This is an 8-week online therapy group for pregnant women and mothers with babies up to 6-months old. This group will be offered in English, and topics will include figuring out your parenting style, child development, self-care, sleeping, co-parenting, depression, bonding with your baby and more. For more information or to join the group, please contact Lilly Jay by emailing ljay@thehelpgroup.org or calling (818) 779-5286.
Presented by The Help Group

Mothercraft Circle: A Postpartum Mother’s Support Group
Fridays
, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
To register, please contact Lisa Mejia at Lisa.Mejia@motherbabysupport.net or Joana Allis at Joana.Allis@motherbabysupport.net. You can also call (626) 388-2191, ext. 2.
Presented by Happy Mama Healthy Baby Alliance

Live Perinatal Yoga Classes on Zoom for Pregnant and Parenting Persons
Thursdays
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To register, please contact Joana Allis at Joana.Allis@motherbabysupport.net or Estevan Valdes at Estevan.Valdes@motherbabysupport.net. You can also call (626) 388-2191, ext. 2.
Presented by Happy Mama Healthy Baby Alliance

Docent Health Maternity Service at Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center
Monday – Friday
, 9:00am – 5:00pm
This service is provided free-of-charge and can be a helpful resource for a family who is expecting. Find a childbirth class or help with deciding which hospital to deliver in, this service can help! To view this flyer in Spanish, click here.
Presented by Dignity Health in partnership with Docent Health

Childbirth Education Classes
Dates and Times Vary

These classes are free and offered monthly via Zoom in both English and Spanish. For more information, see this flyer. To reserve your spot please contact Nancy Lainez via email at NancyL@wellnestla.org or via phone at (323) 373-2400 ext. 3117.
Presented by Wellnest

Postpartum DOULA Services
Dates and Times Vary

Available for individuals in their third trimester of pregnancy or who have a newborn. These services are free and offered via Zoom in both English and Spanish. For more information, see this flyer. To reserve your spot, please contact Nancy Lainez via email at NancyL@wellnestla.org or via phone at (323) 373-2400 ext. 3117.
Presented by Wellnest

Birthing Babies Support Group (en Español)
1st Wednesday/Miércoles
, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
This group provided moms the opportunity to ask questions and receive accurate information about labor, delivery and the golden hour.
Presented by New Familia Health Support Services

Mindful Mamas Support Group
Wednesdays
, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Presented by New Familia Health Support Services, LLC

Taking Care of Mama Virtual Support Group
Tuesdays, May – July 2021
,1:00pm – 1:45pm (Spanish)
Spanish participants: Para recibir en enlace de registro, por favor comunicarse con Karla Cardoza a kkmmcardoza@gmail.com o por teléfono (310) 590-5088
Tuesdays, May – July 2021
,3:00pm – 3:45pm (English)
English participants: For the registration link and any questions, please contact info@maternalmentalhealthnow.org
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW and Providence Health & Services

Postpartum Support International Online Support Meetings
Presented by Postpartum Support International:

  • Apoyo Perinatal (Spanish-Language): Every Tuesday, 11:00am
  • Perinatal (Pregnancy & Postpartum) Mood Support Group: Every Thursday, 11:00am & 7:00pm
  • Pregnancy Mood Support Group: Every Wednesday, 11:00am
  • NICU Parents: Every Thursday, 3:30pm

Black Maternal Health Virtual Check-In Meeting
1st and 3rd Fridays of the Month, 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Presented by Black Women for Wellness

Free Weekly Postpartum Support Groups
Saturdays and Sundays
, TBA: San Pedro – 916 North Western Ave, Suite #210, San Pedro, CA 90732
To register and inquire about days and times of Postpartum Support group, please visit www.RecoveryNowLA.com or www.PositiveCounselingPsychology.com Presented by Recovery Now, Inc. & Positive Counseling Center

Free Pregnancy and Postpartum Stress Support Group
Every Tuesday,
 12:30 – 2:00 pm: Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, 1770 N. Orange Grove Ave., Suite 210, Pomona, CA
Facilitated by Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D., host of the Mom and Mind podcast.

Hope for New Mothers: A Virtual Support Group for Pregnant and New Moms With Babies Up to One Year Old
Mondays, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Tuesdays, 10:00am – 11:00am
Wednesdays, 7:00am – 8:00am (en Español)Thursdays8:00am – 9:00am
Fridays, 8:00am – 9:00am (en Español)Presented by the Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Virtual Support Groups: Supporting New Mothers & Their Families –
Offered in English and Spanish on the following topics:

Presented by New Familia Health Support Services, LLC

Professional Training and Seminars

Witness to Witness (W2W) Program
Dates and times Vary

This program is designed to serve those in high stress level jobs working with vulnerable populations. Peer support groups are available in English and in Spanish.
Presented by the Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN), in partnership with the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA)

Virtual Workshop: Delivering Culturally Sensitive Care to Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women
This FREE one-hour workshop addresses the following topics:

  • Health disparities among lesbian, bisexual, and queer women
  • Promoting self-disclosure of sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Approaches to exhibiting cultural humility and sensitivity in providing care
  • Barriers in accessing quality healthcare
  • Action steps to take in promoting inclusive services
  • Creating welcoming environments
  • Best practices in delivering care

If you are interested in scheduling a workshop, please contact Julie Grassian via email at info@lbqwhc.org. To learn more about the LBQWHC, click here.
Presented by the Los Angeles County Lesbian, Bisexual & Queer Women’s Health Collaborative (LBQWHC)

Heart and Hands Postpartum Doula Training & Certification Program
For dates or to schedule a training at your agency please call (626) 388-2191
Presented by The Association for Wholistic Maternal & Newborn Health

Maternal Child Health Education Training and Consultation for Perinatal Professionals
Offers trainings and seminars on a variety of topics. Please see their flyer of course offerings and their webpage for more information.
Presented by the Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health

Safety & Prevention

Free COVID Vaccine Clinics
Tuesdays and Fridays
, 9:00am – 1:00pm: Pico Union Project, 1153 Valencia Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Presented by Pico Union Project in partnership with Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and Curative Health

Beyond Pregnancy Diabetes Prevention Program
Tuesdays
, 11:00am – 12:00pm (English)
Thursdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm (Spanish)
For eligibility requirements and information on how to participate, please refer to this flyer. This program is currently being offered virtually.
Presented by New Familia Health Support Services

Virtual Preparedness Classes
Dates and Times Vary
To access the links or request a private session, please email the Faith Based team at faithbasedla@redcross.org
Presented by the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region

Burn Prevention Presentation
A free presentation for parents, caregivers and babysitters of children under the age of 5. Available in English and Spanish format. For more information, please contact Debbie Karaman at Debbie.Karaman@hcahealthcare.com or call (818) 676-4483
Presented by The Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital and the Children’s Burn Foundation

Community Women’s Self-Defense Class
Last Sunday of Every Month, 10:30am – 12:00pm: Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studios, 6534 East Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90815
Presented by Out of Harm’s Way CA

Substance Use Support

Free Virtual Cessation Support Groups
Monday (English)
, 3:00pm
Via Zoom: CityofHope.zoom.us
Meeting ID: 95674191143
Password: 040510
Tuesday (English), 6:00pm
Via Zoom: CityofHope.zoom.us
Meeting ID: 97570111353Password: 91010
Cada Miércoles (Español), 6:00pm
A través de Zoom: CityofHope.zoom.us o via teléfono: (415) 762-9988 (U.S. toll)De reunión: 94025375714 Contraseña: 91010
Presented by City of Hope C3I Tobacco Cessation Program

Parent Peer Support

Parent to Parent: Family Focus Support Group
Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month
, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Presented by California State University, Northridge’s Michael D. Eisner College of Education – Family Focus Resource Center

Breakthrough Parenting Series (Spanish)
Every Wednesday
, 10:00am – 12:00pm: East L.A. Family Resource Center, 4801 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90022
For more information, please contact Iris Gomez via email at igomez@lacare.org or via phone at (213) 438-5570.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services

Breakthrough Parenting Series (English)
Every Wednesday
, 4:00pm – 6:00pm: East L.A. Family Resource Center, 4801 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90022
For more information, please contact Iris Gomez via email at igomez@lacare.org or via phone at (213) 438-5570.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services

Reflective Parenting Group
Tuesdays
, 9:30am – 11:00am
Spaces are available! This is a special 12-week workgroup for parents of kids ages 4-10 years old. Sessions for this group will begin mid-March. For more information, please email malbert@reflectivecommunities.org
Presented by Center for Reflective Communities

Postpartum Support International Online Support Meetings
Presented by Postpartum Support International:

  • Birth Moms Support Group: 1st & 3rd Monday of every month, 10:00am
  • Queer Parents Support Group: Every Wednesday,11:30am
  • Dad Support Group: 1st Friday of every month, 7:00am
  • Desi Chaat, Support Group for South-Asian moms: 1st Monday of every month, 1:00pm
  • Black Mamas Matter Support Group: Every Tuesday, 5:30pm
  • NICU Parents: Every Thursday, 3:30pm
  • Military Moms: Every Wednesday, 3:30pm

Free Virtual Parent Support Group
Tuesdays, 11:00am – 11:45am; Conference ID: 431 786 597#
Thursdays, 4:00pm – 4:45pm; Conference ID: 537 033 924#
To call-in for the virtual groups, please dial (323) 776-6996 United States, Los Angeles (Toll) and enter the conference ID for the specific time of your choice (listed above)
For all other questions, please call (310) 533-6633
Presented by TIES for Families – South Bay

Virtual Workshop: PBS SoCal Parent Workshop Series
Every Wednesday (English) and Thursday (Spanish)
, 1:00pm
Presented by PBS SoCal

Parenting with Nonviolence: A Support Group with Ruth Beaglehole
Saturdays
, 9:00am – 11:00am
For the Zoom meeting details, please email parentingwithnonviolence@gmail.com
Presented by Ruth Beaglehole

Facebook Live: Mini-Learning Sessions for Families at Home (Spanish)
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00am – 10:30am
See all previous mini-sessions here.
Presented by Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, in collaboration with Partnership for Community Action

Virtual Mommy Support Group
Every Tuesday and Thursday
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
For more information, please contact lactation@mlkch.org or call (424) 338 -8227.
Presented by Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital

Adoption, Foster & Kinship Care Support Group (Anaheim)
Every Saturday:
 4:00pm – 5:30pm: Saddleback Anaheim, 2095 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806
For more information, please contact orphans@saddleback.com
Presented by Saddleback Church | Anaheim

Project ABC Virtual Parent Support Group
Every Thursday, 
11:30am – 12:30pm
The meeting ID is 993-5350-2054, and the passcode is 280260.
For more information please contact Claudia Iglesias via email at cliglesias@childrensinstitute.org or at (323) 610-8734, Adriana Aguilar via email at aaguilar@ecdpla.org or at (213) 605-0450, or Lorena Herrera via email at lherrra@shieldsforfamilies.org or at (323) 385-7304.  
Presented by Children’s Institute and Shields for Families

Parent Support Group for Parents of Young Children (ages 0-5) (Spanish Support Group)
Every Tuesday
, 9:30am – 11:30pm: Call (206) 279-9587, Access Code: 323769
Every Thursday, 8:30am – 10:30am: Call (206) 279-9587, Access Code: 323769
Every Friday, 10:00am – 12:30pm: Call (971) 224-6616, Access Code: 463210
Presented by For The Child

Families Moving Forward Program
Dates TBA, Times TBA
For caregivers of children with FASD between the ages of 4-12 years old. For more information please contact Dr. Michele Walker-Bauer at (323) 221-4134 ext. 107.
Presented by the Violence Intervention Program

Through the Challenges of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Parenting Class
Wednesdays (Dates Vary), 10:00am – 12:00pm: Violence Intervention Program, CMHC, 1741 Griffin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031
Childcare will be available. For information on how to enroll in the class, contact Dr. Michele Walker-Bauer at (323) 221-4134 ext. 107 for English classes and Ana Cardenas, LCSW at (323) 221-4134 ext. 158 for Spanish classes.
Presented by the Violence Intervention Program

NICU Families Support

Peer Mentor Support for NICU Families
Presented by Hand to Hold and Prolaca Bioscience

Virtual Support for NICU Families
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am – 10:00am
Wednesdays, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Thursdays (Spanish), 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Fridays, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Hand to Hold and Huggies

Beyond the NICU: Virtual Support Group for NICU Graduate FamiliesMondays and Wednesdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Hand to Hold and Huggies

Hand to Hold NICU Families Online Facebook Community
Presented by Hand to Hold

UPDATED: Mighty Little Giants NICU Support Group – It’s Okay. Let’s Talk NICU
Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
For more information, please email info@mightylittlegiants.org
Presented by Mighty Little Giants

NICU Parents Support Group
Every Thursday
, 3:30pm
Presented by Postpartum Support International (PSI)

Physical Fitness

Let’s Dance Together – For Children with Developmental Disabilities
Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays
, Times vary
Meeting ID: 773 8415 4263
Password: Dance
For questions, please email alwaysdancingproject@gmail.com
Presented by Always Dancing Project

Fitness & Exercise Virtually on YouTube
Updated Weekly
Presented by L.A. Care Family Resource Center

Art for Healing Through Wazobia Dance
Every Monday and Thursday
, 6:30pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 652 679 1615
Password: WazobiaD
Presented by Wazobia Dance and others

Yoga for Everyone
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Meeting ID: 827 9685 8038
Password: YogaFit
Presented by the MLK Jr. Center for Public Health – Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center

Youth Support

Free Virtual Groups for Children & Teens
To call-in for the virtual groups, please dial (323) 776-6996 United States, Los Angeles (Toll) and enter the conference ID for the specific support group of your choice (listed below):

For all other questions, please call (310) 533-6633
Presented by TIES for Families South Bay

Free Private Tutoring Online Afterschool Program
Monday – Friday
, 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Meeting take place on Google Meet and YouTube. This program is for students in grades 3 – 12 in the South Los Angeles area.
Presented by the Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center

New-comers Group/Grupo para Los Recién Llegados
Thursdays
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
This group is for youth between 15-18 years old. The purpose of it is to help them cope with the challenges they experience as they immigrated to the United States.
For more information, please contact Jacqueline Diaz at (323) 204-1964 or Stephany De La Torre at (323) 434-2416
Presented by Wellnest

Treating Youth with Problematic Sexual Behavior
Every Wednesday,
 4:30pm – 6:00pm: Children’s Institute, Inc. (Central & South LA)
Central – 2121 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
South LA – 1522 E 102nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90002
To register please call Aricelli at (213) 385-5100 ext. 3433
Presented by Children’s Institute, Inc.  

Mindfulness & Mediation Saturdays for Children at Bodhi Academy
Every Saturday
, 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Bodhi Academy Afterschool Center, 8762 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA.
For additional information and to sign up, please email info@bodhiyouth.org.
Presented by Bodhi Academy

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