Black Infant Health Program is a state program providing health education, health promotion, social support and service coordination to pregnant and parenting African American adult women. BIH program services are located in local health jurisdictions where over 75% of California’s African American live births occur.
Nurse Family Partnership intervenes when a first-time mother-to-be is 28 weeks pregnant, and provides quarterly visits until the child’s second birthday. The NFP has proven success in reducing childhood injury, involvement in the juvenile justice system and improving parent bonding, health behaviors in pregnant women, and child health and development.
MotherNet L.A. is a perinatal home visiting program based in South Los Angeles that targets families at risk for a poor birth outcome. Offers one-on-one visits from an extensively trained, bilingual home visitor, who provides guidance and education on topics such as maternal and child health, child development and positive parenting. The home visitor also links families to other health, social and educational resources in the community.
Esperanza Community Housing’s list of community resources in L.A. County
Magnolia Place Family Center in Los Angeles offers: access to quality medical and dental care; a comprehensive child development center; classes on parenting, child care, and family economics; mental health services; legal assistance; foster care and adoption; and LA County services. It is also a gathering place for the community.
211 is an easy to remember three-digit phone number that accesses over 28,000 health and human service programs throughout L.A. County, 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, and is TTY accessible. They also make referrals to crisis hotlines. http://www.211Losangeles.org/
CommunityResources.net lists social service, health and disability agencies.
Healthy City is a resource for availabe community services throughout California which is searchable by category of service and by location.