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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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


August is:

Ongoing Opportunities

Apply to Become a Help Me Grow LA Parent Champion
Help Me Grow LA (HMG LA) is recruiting parents, caregivers and community members across Los Angeles County to join the HMG LA Community and Family Engagement Council (CFEC) as Parent Champions. You’ll serve as a strategic planning partner and advocate for HMG LA, representing the family perspective and helping to ensure that early childhood services and resources meet the needs of children with or at risk of behavioral and/or developmental delays and disabilities. Members meet four times a year. Applications are available in English and Spanish. Apply today!

WIC Families Get Benefits at the Farmers’ Market
WIC families can get $30 to buy fruits and vegetables at WIC-certified Farmers’ Markets (limit one per family per year). Text “Farmers” to 91997 for more info or use this tool to find your nearest Farmers’ Market that accepts WIC.

Pregnant? Sign up for KPCC’s New Pregnancy Texting Service
KPCC and LAist have a new texting service that they are inviting pregnant people to help beta test. Get answers to some of your questions about pregnancy, birth and parent life. Text “heybb” to 73224 to sign up.

Food Giveaways
See our updated list 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.

Infant Formula Resources for Families in L.A. County and Across CaliforniaSee this updated post in the Stronger Families Blog for resources and information to share with the families you serve.
Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) ProgramThis 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 Summer Recreation Programs: Sports, Recreation, Aquatics and More!
LA County parks are offering a range of activities and programs for the whole family this summer, including Splash Pads (available through September 30, 10:00am – 7:00pm). Find one near you.For more information, please visit parks.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

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

Resources to Bridge the Digital Divide
A recent LA Health Collaborative focused on helping underserved families in LA County get connected. For a very comprehensive library of resources, see the Digital Divide Toolkit from the Community Clinic Association of LA County. Here are a couple of good links to share with clients (those without Internet access can call 3-1-1 to learn about available options):
Get Connected LosAngeles
Affordable Connectivity Program

What You Should Know About Monkeypox
This continually updated webpage from the LA County Department of Public Health answers your questions and helps you find a vaccine clinic if you are at risk.

COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available to Children Older Than 6 Months
Over 900 locations across Los Angeles County are now vaccinating children ages 6 months and older. Visit VaccinateLACounty.com or VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) to learn about locations, and schedules for clinics offering these and other COVID-19 vaccines.

Free Rapid & PCR COVID Testing
Dates and times vary
: Locations varyFree testing will be available by appointment only.
Presented by Total Testing Solutions

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.

Free COVID-19 Vaccines, Food, Diapers, Wipes, and more!
By appointment only
To make an appointment, call (323) 789-4717.
Presented by The Children’s Collective – Family Source Center

LA Children’s Savings Account Program Information Sessions
Recorded on June 8
Learn about Opportunity LA, a children’s savings account program, available for current LAUSD first graders and how you can receive $25 to help your child start saving for college!
Presented by the L.A. County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Golden Bear Pass
CalWORKs families can now receive a complimentary 2022 Golden Bear Pass, which grants free entry at 200+ state parks and beaches. Learn more and apply here (or in Spanish here). Questions? Contact the California Dept. of Social Services at (916) 651-0515 or calworksoutreach@dss.ca.gov.

Discounted Internet Service Still Available

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps income-eligible households afford high-speed internet service. The program provides up to a $30 monthly discount per family. To learn more or apply, visit InternetForAllNow.org or call 866-425-2870.

Upcoming Events for Families in L.A. County

LA County Library’s Annual Summer Discovery Program
Now – August 14
Log books you read, complete fun activities, and discover all the resources the Library has to offer. Win prizes, like books, and be entered into drawings along the way. Sign up at LACountyLibrary.org/Summer-Discovery or pick up a paper version of the game and activity ideas at your local library.
Presented by LA County Library

Virtual Parent Workshops: How to Talk to Your Teen About Sexual Health
Tuesdays, Now – August 23, 10:00am – 11:00am Workshops take place almost every other Tuesday, with the next session talking about body image and boundaries. For details, email spa2@ph.lacounty.gov or WhittierWC@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by the Los Angeles County Public Health Community and Field Services Division Region 2, Antelope Valley Wellness Community, and Whittier Wellness Community

Summer Reading Program: Read Beyond the Beaten Path
Now – August 30

Explore familiar stories, discover new favorites, and earn prizes for reading. For more information, call (562) 989-7323.
Presented by the Signal Hill Public Library

Marina Movie Nights
Most Saturdays, Now – September 24, 8:00pm: Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
No tickets are required for entry.
Presented by the L.A. County Department of Beaches and Harbors

LA County Parks & Recreation Splash Pads
Now – September 30
, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Los Angeles County Parks and Rec offers 23 Splash Pads at parks across the county. These water play areas are specially designed for families with young children. Find one near you

Webinar: Orientation for New Refugees and Asylees
Now – December 15, 6:00pm
Participants learn about available services, including information on refugee rights, and access to resources. Questions? Call (800) 593-8222.
Presented by the L.A. County Office of Immigrant Affairs

Walk-Up Back to School Event
August 5
, 10:00am – 2:00pm: Community Resource Center, 2864 W. Imperial Hwy., Inglewood, CA 90303
Receive a FREE backpack and school supplies for children ages 3 and up. Students should be present. This event is free and open to the entire community! For more information, click here or call (877) 287-6290 or (213) 428-1457.
Presented by the L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center and others

Walk-Up Back to School and Food Distribution Event
August 6
, 10:00am – 2:00pm: Community Resource Center, 11721 Rosecrans Ave., Norwalk, CA 90650
Receive a FREE backpack and school supplies for children ages 3 and up. Students should be present. This event is free and open to the entire community! For more information, click here or call (877) 287-6290 or (213) 428-1457.
Presented by the L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center and others

10th Annual Health Fair
August 6
, 10:00am – 1:00pm: Wilmington Community Clinic, 1009 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington, CA 90744
Local organizations will be providing health screenings, mental health services, and information on how to access other community health resources. To pre-register for this event, please call (31) 549-5760, ext. 158 or email CMedina@WilmingtonCC.org.
Presented by the Wilmington Community Clinic

Collecting and Storing Breast Milk for Your Baby
August 6
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Eisner Health and Mothers’ Milk Bank

Como Extraer y Almacenar Leche Materna Para Su Bebé
August 6, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Eisner Health and Mothers’ Milk Bank

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic at the AV Wellness Expo
August 6
, 11:00 am – 3:00pm: Antelope Valley Mall, 1233 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93551
HPV is a common virus that can cause six types of cancer in men and women. Getting the HPV vaccine can prevent your child from getting HPV-related cancer later in life.
Presented by Antelope Valley Partners for Health

Breast Milk Drive (Spanish)
August 6
, 11:00am – 3:00pm: Eisner Health Women’s Health Center, 1513 S. Grand Ave., Suite 220, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Presented by Eisner Health and Mothers’ Milk Bank

Back to School Giveaway
August 6
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Backpack and school supplies giveaway, plus live entertainment, raffles, DJ, and prizes. School supply donations for elementary, middle, and high school students are encouraged and appreciated.
Presented by It’s Bigger Than Us

Annual Backpack Giveaway
August 7
, 10:00am – 1:00pm: Centro de Niño’s, Inc., 4850 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90022
If you have any questions, call (213) 483-5151.
Presented by Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo

Black Mamas Glowing: Pregnancy Peer Support Group
August 9, 16, 23, & 30; 6:00pm – 7:30pm
This virtual peer support group is open to pregnant/postpartum people that self-identify as Black or pregnant/postpartum people that will birth a Black child. For more information about this virtual peer support group, click here. To register, email EBranch@iDreamNow.org.
Presented by iDREAM for Racial Health Equity and others

Learning to Breastfeed
August 10
, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Presented by Eisner Health

11th Annual Job and Career Fair
August 12
, 9:00am – 1:00pm: Almansor Court, 700 S. Almansor St., Alhambra, CA 91801
To register for this event, visit this webpage.
Presented by Asian American Economic Development Enterprises, Inc.

Khmer Hiking Group
August 12
, 9:00am – 12:00pm: Various locations
To register, call Putheavy Hun at (562) 522-6399 or Jessica Dance at (562) 533-8242.
Presented by Families in Good Health and others

The Birth of Your Baby
August 12
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Eisner Health

Community Health & Resource Fair (Spanish)
August 12, 2:00pm – 4:30pm: Nickerson Gardens Gym, 11251 Compton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90059
Presented by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and others

Free Dental Clinic
August 13
, 8:00am – 5:00pm: Children’s Dental Health Clinic
To schedule an appointment, contact Carrie Harcharik at 916-554-5923.
Presented by the Children’s Dental Association

Back to School and Food Distribution Event
August 13
, 10:00am – 2:00pm: Banning Senior High School, 527 Lakme Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90744
Receive a FREE backpack and school supplies for children ages 3 and up. Students should be present. This event is free and open to the entire community! For more information, click here or call (877) 287-6290 or (213) 428-1457.
Presented by the L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center and others

Nutrición en el Embarazo
17 de agosto
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Eisner Health

Nacimiento de su Bebé
19 de agosto
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Eisner Health

Aprendiendo a Amamantar
23 de agosto, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Eisner Health

Diabetes en Embarazo
25 de agosto, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Presented by Eisner Health

Diabetes in Pregnancy
August 25
, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Presented by Eisner Health

Khmer Community Health and Wellness Workshop
August 31
, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
To register, call Putheavy Hun at (562) 522-6399 or Jessica Dance at (562) 533-8242.
Presented by Families in Good Health and others

Protect Your Babies, Toddlers & Young Kids: COVID-19, Its Variants & The Vaccine / Proteja a sus Bebés y Niños Pequeños: COVID-19, Sus Variantes y La Vacuna
August 31
, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Presented by The Children’s Partnership and others

Somos Latinx Families: What Does it Mean to be Latinx and a Latinx Parent in 2022? / ¿Qué Significa Ser Latinx y Padre Latinx en el 2022?
September 19, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Parenting While Rising to Child Developmental Challenges / Paternidad al Enfrentarse a los Desafíos del Desarrollo Infantil
September 26, October 24, November 7 & 21, December 5
; 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Somos Latinx Families: Embracing our Latinx Identity and Parenting Our Children to Know Who They Are / Aceptar Nuestra Identidad Latinx y Criar a Nuestros Hijos Para Que Sepan Quiénes Son
October 3, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Somos Latinx Families: Becoming Allies for our Latinx Children who Identify as LGBTQIA+ / Convertirse en Aliados de Nuestros Niños Latinx Que Se Identifican Como LGBTQIA+
October 17, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Somos Latinx Families: Latinx Parenting: Our Emotional Health and Well-Being / Paternidad Latinx: Nuestra Salud y Bienestar Emocional
October 31, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Somos Latinx Families: Latinx Parenting: Our Children’s Emotional Health and Well-Being / Paternidad Latinx: La Salud Emocional y el Bienestar de Nuestros Hijos
November 14, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Somos Latinx Families: Looking Forward: Hopes and Dreams for Our Latinx Children / Mirando Hacia el Futuro: Esperanzas y Sueños Para Nuestros Niños Latinx
November 28, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

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.