Resources for Moms in Need
- Guadalupe Pregnancy Services
1168 San Gabriel Blvd Unit E-F, Rosemead, CA 91770
Guadalupe Pregnancy Services offers help to each client one person at a time. Support is offered in an atmosphere of acceptance, caring and confidentiality. We offer our clients the following services: Free Pregnancy Tests, Options Counseling, Maternal Instincts Program (MIP): Material Assistance – Baby Supplies & Maternity Clothes, Talents Program (TP): Parenting & Personal Development Classes, Sexual Integrity Education, Natural Family Planning (NFP): Fertility Awareness, Relationship Mentoring, Post-Abortion Recovery & Healing, Referrals: Prenatal & Medical Care, Maternity Housing, Adoption, Long-Term Counseling, Post-Abortion Counseling, Domestic Violence Counseling and more. All services are free.
2) Pregnancy Help Center of San Gabriel Valley
902-904 E. Main St. Alhambra, CA 91801
(800) 712-HELP (24-hour help line)
Everyone who visits the Pregnancy Help Center for Services is eligible to meet with a staff Nurse. You will receive the resources you need for a safe, healthy pregnancy. We offer free pregnancy tests, upon review of consultation, eligibility for a free ultrasound, sensitive options counseling, baby supplies until 2 years of age, and bi-monthly Parenting Classes. Services are offered to anyone who needs them. You do not have to meet any financial guidelines. Spouses and boyfriends are encouraged to visit. The staff and volunteers of the Center are bi-lingual. All services are confidential and free of charge.
- Options for Pregnancy
Options for Pregnancy provides referrals to local pro-life pregnancy centers (by zip code) which offer free help with resources, pregnancy services (ultrasound and pregnancy testing), and referrals that include help with material aid, emotional aid, parenting classes that can go from pregnancy to years after the birth of the baby.
- By Your Side LA
By Your Side provides post-abortion support including trained counselors and referrals to professional counselors, retreats, support groups, spiritual healing and other community resources to those in need as they heal.
- The Children’s Collective
The Children’s Collective provides pregnancy support to South LA moms under 27 weeks pregnant – support meetings 1 day/week for 10 weeks during pregnancy and another 1 day/week for 10 weeks after. Connection to a case worker not advertised but part of the support program, eligibility for specific needs (ex. Car seats, bassinets, etc.) Partner support for breast feeding assistance and a doula (both are free services).
COMMUNITY HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CENTERS
- Obria Medical Clinic
Obria Medical Clinic provides multiple services, physical, mental, spiritual, and social needs. Medical services, including pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, Mom-to-be classes on childbirth and parenting, material support and referrals are provided plus practical needs including maternity clothes, baby clothes, baby food, diapers, and emotional support.
MATERNITY HOMES (SHORT AND LONG-TERM)
- Elizabeth House
760 Santa Barbara St, Pasadena, CA 91101
Elizabeth House provides a residential program for pregnant mothers through the duration of their pregnancy and for up to four months after their babies are born. They have weekly counseling and case management, access to health care, parent education, job training, mentoring, scholarship support, baby supplies, and more. Alumni women and children are provided with ongoing support and services.
- Angels Way Maternity Home
22212 Welby Way, Woodland Hills, CA 91303
PO Box 70, Woodland Hills, CA 91365 (Mailing Address)
Angels Way Maternity Home is a refuge for homeless pregnant women. They provide a loving nurturing home where women can receive education, counseling, and training. They offer a comprehensive program of education in areas of self-care, infant care, independent living skills, counseling, relationships, schooling, employment, etc. They serve pregnant women 18 years or older who have chosen to give their babies life. The mothers and infants for the first few months of their lives live in a real home in a safe neighborhood to be given a chance to build healthy family-like relationships.
- Casa de Los Angelitos
954 Koleeta Dr, Harbor City, CA 90710
Casa de Los Angelitos provides a safe, secure, and compassionate environment for women in crisis pregnancies and their newborns. Encourages its residents to continue their education and move forward in a positive way. Open to women 18 years or older. Must submit to drug tests and other restrictions. Offers structured, nurturing environment throughout pregnancy and up to 3 months after birth. Provides personal care items, clothing, food, and baby items. Counseling services, education, and life skills are offered. Assistance in finding housing, education, and employment.
- Anne’s Family Services
155 N. Occidental Blvd. L.A. 90026
Working together to build safe, nurturing, and resilient families-from pregnancy to parenthood and childhood to adulthood, St Anne’s Family Services is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic ministry. They provide high quality housing, early childhood education, mental health, and supportive services. There are early childhood education centers spread throughout Los Angeles. In 2018 Beverly Terrace opened-a supportive housing complex helping homeless and chronically homeless families.
- Be Not Afraid
Be Not Afraid provides comprehensive case management to parents carrying to term thru one year, following a prenatal diagnosis. They support parents in advocating for basic care, and in obtaining the treatment they deem appropriate for their child after birth no matter the diagnosis, in addition to bereavement support, practical guidance, information, and referrals so that parents understand what is normal, what is possible and what might be helpful as they carry to term. They help parents develop of a written birth plan which includes a newborn care plan They attend births when requested or assist parents in finding appropriate birth support. They share information on funeral planning and memory-making and can help with the cost of a funeral if needed. For parents after birth, they offer on-going contacts for one-year, private Facebook communities, and referrals for support as needed.
3167 Bern Drive Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Sidelines provides international support for women and their families experiencing high-risk and complicated pregnancies and premature births. They believe that families can cope more successfully with a high-risk pregnancy with appropriate medical intervention, education, and a strong support system.
- Life of A Single Mom
The mission of Life of a Single Mom is to ensure that no single mom walks alone. Their hope is that every single mom is connected to a group in her area. They have worked to launch or improve thousands of single mom support groups across the nation. They are a hub for all things single parent and single parent-ministry related, offering a barrage of resources and services for single moms and those who work with single moms.
- Estrella Del Mar de Los Angeles, Inc (Regis House Community Center
2212 Beverly Blvd. LA, CA 90057, 90057
RHCC is a safe place for underserved individuals and families to access resources and programs. Serves children primarily. Programs include food distribution, summer day camp, and after-school programs (for grades K-5). Emergency food and clothing (often have baby items), diapers – when available – have monthly rummage sales Information referral for whoever is in need, primarily east of 110, south to Pico and west- Vermont and north of the 101
2) Catholic Charities Parish Liaison Program (CCPaL)
1307 Warren Street, LA CA 90033
CCPal provides Mental Health first-aid training for parish and school staff. Case management driven, provides parenting and other types of education classes. Applicants can apply for CalFresh food stamps. Provides centers in various geographic locations as well as type of services.
- Brownson House Catholic Charities Community Center
1307 Warren Street, LA CA 90033
Brownson House offers basic needs assistance with food, clothing, motel vouchers, transportation, shelter, utility and rental assistance and CalFresh application/benefits. Provides nutrition and educations classes; support groups for women and elderly; free lunch and summer program for youths ages 7 to 12.
- Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley
1005 E. Las Tunas Blvd. #525, San Gabriel CA 91776
Helping families experiencing or at risk of homelessness achieve sustainable independence through a community-based approach is the promise of Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley. Families are sheltered until they are able to find permanent housing, a day center is also provided for case management, healthcare, childcare, mental health and academic resources.
- Farley House
(213) 235-1460 ext. 131 Sr. Anne Tran
(213) 235-1460 ext. 162 Elvia Valdes
213-235-1460 – for Shelter
213-250-5241 – for Drop-In Services
Farley House connects with other resources, provides referrals for case management, collaborates with various groups/congregations for support (housing). Assists with transportation need – taxi vouchers, gas cards, contracts with Uber & Lyft. Part of Good Shepherd Center. Transitional shelter/residence for mothers (over 18) with up to 2 children; Case management including finding long term affordable housing, educational and vocational training, computer access & training, life skills & parenting classes, children, teen and family programs, advocacy & support for family reunification, referrals to potential housing and subsidies, aftercare, Partnership with PATH-Beyond Shelter (rapid rehousing program), employment and education focused, job coaching and placement, counseling, dedicated children’s programs
- House of Ruth
House of Ruth is a shelter/housing resource and more – permanent, affordable housing, emergency goods, services & clothing, job training & placement, medical assistance, child care, counseling, transitional shelter, social services, legal assistance, case management, Support services – mental health counseling – children & parents, food & nutrition education programs, After Care Programs – trauma, childcare & parenting, arts & crafts, health screening & referrals, indoor & outdoor play facilities for kids, educational and recreational field trips, partnerships with skills and learning centers
- Angel Guardian Home
1660 Rockwood St, LA CA 90026
Angel Guardian Home is for mothers with physical or mental disabilities and minor children, residence provided until youngest child reaches age 18, same services as Good Shepherd & Farley House plus: life skills training, family planned activities and events, needs assessment, connection to proper community resources, support groups and services, parenting workshops, field trips, activities and services for children – academic and enrichment programs, 1 on 1 homework tutoring, weekly art group, writing workshop, child care, health & wellness programs – fitness, yoga, nutrition, anger management, self-esteem, building resilience, dealing and understanding stress, social skills.
- Good Shepherd Center
Multiple Locations: Languille Shelter, Hawkes Residence, Farley House, Angel Guardian Home
The mission of Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children is to empower women and their children to move from homelessness to self-sufficiency, through housing, employment and support services offered with dignity and love. Our Goals: 1) Assist women and children in need, 2) Build for the future by breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness and by giving women the skills and resources to build independent, self-sufficient lives for themselves and their children, and 3) Further the social and economic viability of our community, and its desirability as a place to live and work.
- Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services (AYE) Youth and America’s Job Center
(323) 887-7122 East LA Office
Adult services in Alhambra/San Gabriel area: (626) 677-2600
AYE provides assistance to help with unemployed and underemployed youth and adults. Helps with finding employment and with certifications for trades.
- Holy Family Services – Adoption and Foster Services
For birth mothers: (800) 464-2367
Holy Family Services help birth moms by partnering up with prospective adoptive parents. They help during pregnancy with food, clothing, gift cards, etc. The birth mom chooses the adoptive parents, but if she is unable to decide, HF services will help her find the best fit for her child. They are non-profit. Assistance with paperwork for insurance is provided. Many services are free of charge or billed on a sliding scale. At the current time, they also offer free std testing for males.
FAMILY AND PARENTING EDUCATION
- Foothill Family Services
(626) 993-3000, intake dept. opt. 4
Foothill Family Services provides free or low-cost parenting classes: parent education, child development, parent-child interaction, couples: relationship skills, financial literacy, conflict resolution with a focus on early childhood development, mental health care, school-based services and youth and family services.
2) Hearts To Serve
The Hearts to Serve Hotline provides information and resources to those in need, especially the elderly and homebound. The hotline provides the faithful throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles with a connection to local parish, city, or county resources. We can help find resources such as local food pantries, pregnancy centers, mental health resources and community centers to help families in need.