Upcoming Events for Families in L.A. County

Here’s a roundup of events on perinatal health and family strengthening compiled by LA Best Babies Network. Share with the families you serve! 

Also see our continually updated COVID-19 Information and Resources for Home Visitors and the Families They Serve. We also maintain this list of trainings and upcoming events for home visitors and other early childhood professionals

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Other resources: Upcoming Events for Early Childhood Professionals | Recorded Webinars, On-Demand Training | Ongoing Support Groups, Meetings, Classes | Other Organizations’ Events Calendars


January is:


Upcoming Events

See our updated list of food giveaways for families throughout L.A. County! For all in-person events, remind families to wear masks, maintain social distancing, and stay home if they feel sick or have been diagnosed with COVID.

Pick-Up Testing Kit Program
If you have COVID symptoms or think you were exposed to COVID, you can pick up a free PCR testing kit, administer it yourself, and return it to a designated site for processing. See pick-up locations here.

Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) Program
This program is open to low-income individuals who live in Los Angeles County. LIFE offers discounts on weekly and monthly transit passes on Metro and any LIFE participating transit agencies.
Presented by Metro

LA County Winter Programs: Sports, Recreation, Aquatics and More!
Dates and times vary

LA County parks are offering a range of activities and programs for the whole family this winter! For more information, please visit parks.lacounty.gov or call (626) 588-5364.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

Check-In with Your Mental Health Focus Groups
Recruiting participants
This opportunity is open to youth 14-17 years old who identify as Black/African-American, Latinx, or Multi-Racial and live and attend high school in South LA. For more information, please email ypar.southLA@gmail.com or call (323) 357-3454.
Presented by Charles R. Drew University

Free or Low-Cost Internet for StudentsVisit GetConnectedLosAngeles.lacity.org or call 3-1-1 to learn about available options.
Presented by the City of L.A.

Free COVID-19 Vaccines
Safe, effective and free – COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone age 5 and over, regardless of health insurance and immigration status, at hundreds of locations across L.A. County. Many of the vaccination sites are open late and on weekends. Some don’t require an appointment. Click here or visit VaccinateLACounty.com to find a location near you.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

From Trauma to Triumph: 5-Week Parenting Workshop
January 10, 24, February 7, 21 & March 7
, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
For more information email summer@parentingforliberation.org.
Presented by Parenting for Liberation

Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines/Gratis Pruebas y Vacunas de COVID-19
January 11-29
, 10:00am – 4:00pm: South LA Cafe, 1700 Browning Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90062
No appointment or ID is required. PCR tests are available.
Presented by Asian Americans Advancing Justice and others

2022 Food Distribution Event
January 14
, by appointment only
To receive food, call (213) 325-5056 to make an appointment.
Presented by LA Community Alliance

Drive-Thru Food Distribution Event
January 15
, 9:00am – 12:00pm (while supplies last): Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, 250 Union Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Presented by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Community Advisory Council

Free Produce Giveaway Event
January 15
, 10:00am – 12:00pm (while supplies last): Hawthorne City Hall, 4455 W. 126th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250
Presented by City of Hawthorne’s City Clerk’s Office

Capacitación de Primeros Auxilios en Salud Mental – Primer Paso
18 de enero
, 9:30am – 11:30am
Para inscribirse o preguntas sobre esta oportunidad de capacitación, conectase con Marta Julia Cruz en mcruz@elnidofamilycenters.org o (818) 665-8234.
Presented by National Council for Mental Wellbeing, El Nido Family Centers, Best Start San Fernando Valley, and National Alliance on Mental Illness – San Fernando Valley
Virtual Baby Shower for New Mothers with Children Under 1 Year Old and Expectant Mothers
January 18
, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
To sign up, email info@laccnp.org or call (213) 482-8616
Presented by Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP) and Anthem Blue Cross with other community partners

Grupo de Paternidad Activa (4a edicion) – Sesión 5:  Como comprender y recaminar el ma comportamiento
18 de enero
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Para registrarse o para más información, por favor contacte a Katerin Ochoa a kochoa@pacsla.org o (562) 526-7980.
Presented by Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS)

Guided Self-Affirmation via Zoom
January 18
, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Spots are limited. To join this event, please RSVP by January 14th. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jesenia at jcarmona@mhala.org or call (562) 708-5353.
Presented by Mental Health America of Los Angeles, Project Navigate, and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Free Community Coalition Testing and Vaccination Clinic
January 19 & 26, February 2, 9, 16, & 23
; 10:00am – 4:00pm
No ID and medical insurance requirements.
Presented by Community Coalition

No-Cost Fresh Produce Giveaway Events in Antelope Valley
January 20
, 10:00am – 11:30am (while supplies last): High Desert Regional Health Center, 335 East Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93535
This event will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call Jacquelyn Diaz at (661) 471-4334, M. Carmen Ludwig at (661) 471-4231, or Eva Rodriguez at (661) 471-4345.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and others

Baby Diaper Giveaway
January 20
, 4:00pm (while supplies last): 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716
This event is drive-thru only, no walk-ups allowed. Diapers will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Presented by City of Hawaiian Gardens and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Drive-Thru Food Giveaway
January 22
, 9:00am – 10:30am (while supplies last): Gage Middle School, 2880 E. Gage Avenue, Huntington Park, CA 90255
This event is drive-thru only, no walk-ups allowed.
Presented by Tzu Chi USA and others

Free Pet Wellness Day and More!
January 22
, 10:00am – 2:00pm (by appointment): 309 S. Oxford Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020
No appointments are needed for pet resources, supplies, pet food, COVID-19 testing and vaccines for pet owners. To schedule an appointment, email rsvp@foundanimals.org or text (323) 609-3269.
Presented by Michelson Found Animals Better Neighbor Project, the YMCA, and others

Capacitación de Primeros Auxilios en Salud Mental – Segundo Paso
24 y 25 de enero
, 9:30am – 11:30am
Para inscribirse o preguntas sobre esta oportunidad de capacitación, conectase con Marta Julia Cruz en mcruz@elnidofamilycenters.org o (818) 665-8234.
Presented by National Council for Mental Wellbeing, El Nido Family Centers, Best Start San Fernando Valley, and National Alliance on Mental Illness – San Fernando Valley

Grupo de Paternidad Activa (4a edicion) – Sesión 6:  Paternidad Activa para tener éxito en la escuela
25 de enero
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Para registrarse o para más información, por favor contacte a Katerin Ochoa a kochoa@pacsla.org o (562) 526-7980.
Presented by Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS)

No-Cost Fresh Produce Giveaway Events in Antelope Valley
January 26
, 10:00am – 12:00pm (while supplies last): Antelope Valley Wellness Community, 335-B East Avenue K-6, Lancaster, CA 93535
This event will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, contact Tina Franco at (323) 360-5791 or email AntelopeValleyWC@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County

You Don’t Have to Fly Alone. Supersquad Assemble: Support Group for New and Expecting Black Moms/Birthing Persons
Beginning January 26
, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
This group is free and will focus on mental health and strategies for wellness. For more information, please email sgvaaimm@gmail.com.
Presented by Therapeutic Play Foundation, in partnership with San Gabriel Valley African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team (SGV AAIMM)

New You Resource Fair
January 27
, 12:30pm – 4:30pm: 660 E. Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, CA 90301 (parking lot on corner of Manchester & Tamarack)
Participants who sign up early will be entered into a bonus raffle. For more information or to sign up, email pmandel@aadapinc.org or call (424) 331-5799.
Presented by AADAP, Inc.

Menstrual Product Program Feminine Pads Giveaway
January 27
, 4:00pm (while supplies last): 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716
This event is drive-thru only, no walk-ups allowed. Diapers will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Presented by City of Hawaiian Gardens and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Paw Place Pet Health Fair – Keep Your Pet Healthy & Happy!
January 29
, 10:00am – 4:00pm: Treder Park, 6250 Pine Avenue, Bell, CA 90201
For more information, call (323) 773-1596. Services will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Presented by City of Bell and ASPCA

No-Cost Fresh Produce Giveaway Events in Antelope Valley
February 9
, 10:00am – 12:00pm (while supplies last): Antelope Valley Wellness Community, 335-B East Avenue K-6, Lancaster, CA 93535
This event will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, contact Tina Franco at (323) 360-5791 or email AntelopeValleyWC@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County

Black Daddy Dialogue Social Support Group: Changing the Narrative of African American/Black Fathers and Families
February 9
, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Meetings are open to fathers/father figures of all ages raising African American/Black children and take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month. For more information, please contact LeHenry Solomon at fathersforabrighterfuture@gmail.com or call (424) 223-2133.
Presented by South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

No-Cost Fresh Produce Giveaway Events in Antelope Valley
February 17
, 10:00am – 11:30am (while supplies last): High Desert Regional Health Center, 335 East Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93535
This event will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call Jacquelyn Diaz at (661) 471-4334, M. Carmen Ludwig at (661) 471-4231, or Eva Rodriguez at (661) 471-4345.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and others

No-Cost Fresh Produce Giveaway Events in Antelope Valley
February 23
, 10:00am – 12:00pm (while supplies last): Antelope Valley Wellness Community, 335-B East Avenue K-6, Lancaster, CA 93535
This event will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, contact Tina Franco at (323) 360-5791 or email AntelopeValleyWC@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County

No-Cost Fresh Produce Giveaway Events in Antelope Valley
March 9
, 10:00am – 12:00pm (while supplies last): Antelope Valley Wellness Community, 335-B East Avenue K-6, Lancaster, CA 93535
This event will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, contact Tina Franco at (323) 360-5791 or email AntelopeValleyWC@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County

Black Daddy Dialogue Social Support Group: Changing the Narrative of African American/Black Fathers and Families
March 9
, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Meetings are open to fathers/father figures of all ages raising African American/Black children and take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month. For more information, please contact LeHenry Solomon at fathersforabrighterfuture@gmail.com or call (424) 223-2133.
Presented by South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

No-Cost Fresh Produce Giveaway Events in Antelope Valley
March 17
, 10:00am – 11:30am (while supplies last): High Desert Regional Health Center, 335 East Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93535
This event will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call Jacquelyn Diaz at (661) 471-4334, M. Carmen Ludwig at (661) 471-4231, or Eva Rodriguez at (661) 471-4345.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and others

No-Cost Fresh Produce Giveaway Events in Antelope Valley
March 23
, 10:00am – 12:00pm (while supplies last): Antelope Valley Wellness Community, 335-B East Avenue K-6, Lancaster, CA 93535
This event will be on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information, contact Tina Franco at (323) 360-5791 or email AntelopeValleyWC@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and others

Black Daddy Dialogue Social Support Group: Changing the Narrative of African American/Black Fathers and Families
April 13
, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Meetings are open to fathers/father figures of all ages raising African American/Black children and take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month. For more information, please contact LeHenry Solomon at fathersforabrighterfuture@gmail.com or call (424) 223-2133.
Presented by South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Virtual Baby Shower for New Mothers with Children Under 1 Years Old and Expectant Mothers
April 19
, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
To sign up, email info@laccnp.org or call (213) 482-8616
Presented by Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP) and Anthem Blue Cross with other community partners


Other resources: Upcoming Events for Early Childhood Professionals | Recorded Webinars, On-Demand Training | Ongoing Support Groups, Meetings, Classes | Other Organizations’ Events Calendars

Disclaimer: LA Best Babies Network provides this content as a service to the community. Listing an event here does not necessarily imply endorsement or approval. Please contact the host organizations directly for more information on any of these events.