Upcoming Events for Parents/Families

Here’s a roundup of events on perinatal health and family strengthening compiled for parents/families 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. 
Looking for LA Best Babies Network’s training calendar? Go here. Looking for a partner to coordinate a training in L.A. County? Submit your collaboration request here. Looking for a trainer? Check out HomeVisitingLA.org and its directory of trainings.

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


April 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.

Black Maternal Health Week and Virtual Conference
April 11 – 17
Presented by Black Mamas Matter Alliance

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
April 12 – April 23
, by appointment only: Weingart YMCA Wellness and Aquatic Center, 9900 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044
To schedule your vaccination appointment, call (855) 287-6789. The call center is open Monday – Friday from 6:00am to 8:00pm and on the weekend from 6:00am to 5:00pm. Bilingual agents are available.
Presented by CVS Health, in partnership with the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

Adult Grief Group
April 12 – May 31
, TBA
Group sessions are held over the course of 8 weeks and meet once a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
To register, call (562) 429-0075 ext. 2 or email programs@newhopegrief.org
Presented by New Hope Grief Support Community

Black Mother’s Week: Kitchen Divas Special Edition – Fertility & Womb Wellness
April 16
, 12:00pm
The Zoom meeting ID for this event is 993 7427 8662. The password to join this event is cook.
Presented by Black Women for Wellness

Empowering Self-Care Strategies for Wellness
April 16
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
This event will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook.
Presented by March of Dimes

Women Making Noise: Liberating Your Voice + Your Vagina
April 16
, 4:00pm
This event will be streamed live on Instagram or Madame Noire.
Presented by National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC)

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic/Clínica Gratuita de Vacunación Contra la COVID-19
April 17
, by appointment: Los Angeles Christian Presbyterian Church, 2241 N. Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90032
An appointment is required. This clinic is only available for people who are currently eligible under the state guidelines. For more information, please call (213) 294-2840.
Presented by L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center, in partnership with USC Pharmacy

Lung Power with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
April 17
, 11:00am
Presented by Breathe SoCal Health and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Cultivate Compassion in the Wake of Anti-Asian Violence
April 18
, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Presented by the California WIC Association

Black Maternal Health Week: Amplify Black Birthing Experiences. A Conversation with Kimberly Seals Allers and Mashariki Kudumu
April 19
, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
This event will be live streamed on YouTube and Facebook.
Presented by the Los Angeles Public Library

Black Mama-To-Be Swag Bag Social Series – Spotlight on Birth Workers
April 20
, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
This virtual event will provide attendees with information and resources for pregnant and parenting Black women in the Long Beach area and surrounding communities. All attendees will receive a complimentary swag bag and will be eligible for giveaways and opportunity drawings.
Presented by Long Beach Black Infant Health  

Courageous Conversations: “First Foods” and Race, Past, Present and Future: A Conversation Inspired by the Book “Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race and Injustice”
April 20
, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Participants are encourages to read Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race and Injustice before the event and submit questions for the panelists to Erin Sricharoon at erin@maternalmentalheatlhnow.org
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic/Clínica Gratuita de Vacunación Contra la COVID-19
April 21
, by appointment: Palmdale Transportation Center, 39000 Clock Tower Plaza Drive East, Palmdale, CA 93550
An appointment is required. This clinic is only available for people who are currently eligible under the state guidelines. For more information, please call (909) 620-1661.
Presented by L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center, in partnership with USC Pharmacy

What You Need to Know About Substance Use Disorder (SUD): Recognizing and Responding to an Overdose Using Naloxone
April 21
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Participants will receive a naloxone kit.
Presented by the Antelope Valley Wellness Community, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and the CORE Center

Free Legal Clinic for Veterans to Help With Clearing Outstanding Tickets, Warrants and Criminal Records
April 21
, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Registration is required. To register for this event, call (213) 896-6537 or email inquiries-veterans@lacba.org
Presented by LACBA Veteran Legal Services Project

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic/Clínica Gratuita de Vacunación Contra la COVID-19
April 22
, by appointment: Palmdale Transportation Center, 39000 Clock Tower Plaza Drive East, Palmdale, CA 93550
An appointment is required. This clinic is only available for people who are currently eligible under the state guidelines. For more information, please call (213) 438-5580.
Presented by L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center, in partnership with USC Pharmacy

Virtual Event: Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook
April 22
, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Participants will learn and practice tools to help manage anxiety and stress. They will also be raffling Food 4 Less gift cards.
To register via phone, call Maria at (213) 503-7280.
Presented by Eastside Child Abuse Prevention Council

Virtual Event: Best Start Compton/East Compton Local Council Meeting/Reunion del Consejo Local
April 22
, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Presented by Best Start Compton/East Compton

Ask a Lawyer: Renting During COVID
April 22
, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Presented by LA Law Library

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic/Clínica Gratuita de Vacunación Contra la COVID-19
April 23
, by appointment: Lynwood City Hall, 11330 Bullis Road, Lynwood, CA 90262
An appointment is required. This clinic is only available for people who are currently eligible under the state guidelines. For more information, please call (310) 661-3000.
Presented by L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center, in partnership with USC Pharmacy

Backpack Giveaway
April 23
, 4:00pm – 6:00pm: Lemon Grove Park, 4959 Lemon Grove Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029
To receive a backpack, youth must be 10-17 years old and present at the event.
Presented by El Centro del Pueblo

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic/Clínica Gratuita de Vacunación Contra la COVID-19
April 24
, by appointment: East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez (Lot 3), Monterey Park, CA 91754
An appointment is required. This clinic is only available for people who are currently eligible under the state guidelines. For more information, please call (213) 438-5570.
Presented by L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center, in partnership with USC Pharmacy

Work Ready 6-Week Program to Enhance Job-Readiness
April 26 – June 4
, TBA
Presented by Los Angeles County Library

What You Need to Know About Substance Use Disorder (SUD): Your Teen and Substance Use
April 26
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Antelope Valley Wellness Community, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and the CORE Center

Parenting While Black Webinar Series: Embracing the Brilliance and Resilience in Black Families
April 26
, 1:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Welcome Baby Virtual Information Session
April 27
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
This virtual event is for all L.A. County families who are expecting. You can also register for this event by calling (213) 342-3127 or emailing mchawelcomebaby@gmail.com.
Presented by the Welcome Baby program at Maternal and Child Health Access (MCHA)

Welcome Baby: Free Virtual Event
April 27
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
L.A. County families who are expecting and plan to deliver at Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center or MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach are invited to join. There will be games, information about community resources and prenatal and postpartum support.
Presented by the Welcome Baby Programs at Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center and MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic/Clínica Gratuita de Vacunación Contra la COVID-19
April 28
, by appointment: San Fernando Swap Meet, 585 Glenoaks Boulevard, San Fernando, CA 91340
An appointment is required. This clinic is only available for people who are currently eligible under the state guidelines. For more information, please call (213) 438-5497.
Presented by L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center, in partnership with USC Pharmacy

What You Need to Know About Substance Use Disorder (SUD): Recognizing and Responding to an Overdose Using Naloxone
April 28
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Participants will receive a naloxone kit.
Presented by the Antelope Valley Wellness Community, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and the CORE Center

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic/Clínica Gratuita de Vacunación Contra la COVID-19
April 29
, Times vary*: Los Angeles City College (Lot 1), 4100 Marathon St., Los Angeles, CA 90029
An appointment is required. This clinic is only available for people who are currently eligible under the state guidelines. For more information, please call (213) 428-1457.
Presented by L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center, in partnership with USC Pharmacy

Conversation Circle: An Exploration of Anti-Asian Racism in the US
April 29
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by HER Health Collective

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic/Clínica Gratuita de Vacunación Contra la COVID-19
April 30
, by appointment: Los Angeles Southwest College, 1600 W. Imperial Hwy ((Western Gate – Parking Lot 3), Los Angeles, CA 90047
An appointment is required. This clinic is only available for people who are currently eligible under the state guidelines. For more information, please call (310) 330-3130.
Presented by L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center, in partnership with USC Pharmacy

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic/Clínica Gratuita de Vacunación Contra la COVID-19
May 1
, by appointment: Los Angeles Christian Presbyterian Church, 2241 N. Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90032
An appointment is required. This clinic is only available for people who are currently eligible under the state guidelines. For more information, please call (213) 294-2840.
Presented by L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center, in partnership with USC Pharmacy

Healthy Kids Day
May 1
, 10:00am – 12:00pm: Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA, 2900 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90023
There will be activities for the whole family. Free backpacks, toys, and books will also be given to families while supplies last.
Presented by Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA in collaboration with other community partners

Safe & Sacred Pregnancy: Black Mamas Glowing Through COVID-19 Support Group
May 4, 11, 18 & 25
, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Taller de Sillas de Seguridad – Clase Virtual de Sillas de Seguridad
May 6
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
El último día para registrarse para este evento es el 22 de abril. Este evento está abierto a familias de habla hispana que tengan 8 meses de embarazo o que tengan un hijo que necesita un asiento de seguridad. Los participantes recibirán un asiento de seguridad gratuito. Para registrarse, llame a Marysol García al (562) 249-9103.
Presentado por Children’s Bureau and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Ask a Lawyer: Renting During COVID
May 6
, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Presented by LA Law Library

Breastfeeding Class
May 8 & 15
, 9:30am – 11:30am
Presented by Soulfood For Your Baby and & Black Infant Health/The Children’s Collective, Inc.

Lung Power with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
May 15
, 11:00am
Presented by Breathe SoCal Health and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Lung Power with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
May 18
, 2:00pm
Presented by Breathe SoCal Health and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Ask a Lawyer: Renting During COVID
May 20
, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Presented by LA Law Library

Lung Power with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
May 20
, 6:00pm
Presented by Breathe SoCal Health and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Political Advocacy 101 and Hot Topic Conversations
May 27
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by StrengthUnited’s Leadership and the Staff Advisory Committee

Let’s Talk Sleep… or the Lack Of!
June 3
, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Presented by CinnaMoms

Safe & Sacred Pregnancy: Black Mamas Glowing Through COVID-19 Support Group
June 3, 10, 17 & 24
, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Lung Power with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
June 15
, 2:00pm
Presented by Breathe SoCal Health and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

What’s Your Love Language? Breastfeeding Edition
June 17
, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Presented by CinnaMoms

Lung Power with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
June 17
, 6:00pm
Presented by Breathe SoCal Health and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Lung Power with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
June 19
, 11:00am
Presented by Breathe SoCal Health and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Work Ready 6-Week Program to Enhance Job-Readiness
July 6 – August 13
, TBA
Presented by Los Angeles County Library

Political Advocacy 101 and Hot Topic Conversations
August 26
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by StrengthUnited’s Leadership and the Staff Advisory Committee

Work Ready 6-Week Program to Enhance Job-Readiness
September 13 – October 22
, TBA
Presented by Los Angeles County Library

Work Ready 6-Week Program to Enhance Job-Readiness
November 22 – December 13
, TBA
Presented by Los Angeles County Library

Political Advocacy 101 and Hot Topic Conversations
December 2
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by StrengthUnited’s Leadership and the Staff Advisory Committee


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.