Here’s a frightening fact: the average pre-school aged child receives only 32 positive messages each day but over 400 negative messages!
No one receives training on how to be a parent, let alone how to be a good parent. If your parents gave you only negative messages, chances are you’ll give only negative messages to your child; if your parents hit you, chances are you’ll hit your child, and a cycle of abuse will continue.
The agencies listed below can direct you to a variety of resources for parents: parenting classes, support groups, counseling, and child care. Also check with your school nurse or school counselor for other referrals.
Teen program offers pregnancy and parenting services. Serves East L.A. Bilingual. Helps teens gain independence.
2040 Camfield Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90040
M-Th 7am-6pm & F 8am-5pm
To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one to one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better. Servicing children from ages 6-16.
800 S Figueroa St,
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Education and training for individuals receiving public assistance, child care. GAIN Program job search.
M-F 8:30 - 4:30pm
Resource/referrals for parents looking for childcare. Serves Pasadena, S. Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia, San Marino, La Canada, Alhambra, Temple City, San Gabriel, Rosemead, Azusa, and Whittier.
885 S Village Oaks Dr,
Covina, CA 91724
M- F 8:30am - 4:30pm
Offers a variety of family support services including family education programs, post adoption program, child-care resources & referral program, and child-care assistance & placement programs. Serves Norwalk, Cerritos, Long Beach (including Carson and Harbor city), Artesia, Bellflower, Orange County, San Diego, Yuba City.
249 E Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
M - F 8:30am-5pm
Mental health counseling, job training resources, legal assistance, medical and dental assistance, pregnancy/birth control/family planning services, and sexuality/sexually transmitted diseases for teens.
Other office: 1555 S Garey Ave, Pomona, (909)-620-8088
420 South Glendora Avenue,
West Covina, CA 91790
M-Th 8am - 7pm & F 8am - 5pm & Sat 8am-2pm
Comprehensive case management for pregnant/parenting teens. Teen Parenting Classes. Teen Parent & Infant Development Program. Early Head Start program for children ages 0-3. Call for location of center in your area (offices in South L.A., Central L.A., Compton, San Fernando Valley, Antelope Valley, Carson and Santa Monica).
10200 Sepulveda Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 91345
First 5 LA believes in a future where every child in Los Angeles County from prenatal to age 5 grows up healthy, protected and ready to succeed in school. It provides important information on Children’s Health & Nutrition, Mother’s Health, Parenting Tips by Age & Topic, and more.
750 N Alameda St,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Individual and family counseling available. Free info and support for young dads and moms between the ages of 13 and 25, with children from newborn – 5 years-old. Free transportation, child care, and meals. Various locations in San Fernando Valley.
16861 Parthenia St,
Los Angeles, CA 91343
M 9am–9pm & T-W 9am-10pm & Th 9am–9pm & F 9am–5pm & Sat 9am-3pm
Additional Phone: Los Angeles County, Pasadena office 626-432-5680 ext.31
Orange County, Santa Ana office 714-835-5551 ext.11
Free counseling for parents considering adoption. Adoption services. Locations in Pasadena, Santa Ana, Thousand Oaks, and San Bernardino.
840 Echo Park Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Referrals of childcare and adoption, counseling, and support services for low income and at risk families. Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire areas. Spanish speaking. Pregnant and parenting teen support groups at Hollywood, Fairfax, and Whitman Oasis High School. Medication, psychiatric and psychological testing services
3200 Motor Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Provides comprehensive social services to assist individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency. Preschools, Day Care Centers, Family Day Care Homes, Parent Workshops, Social Services and Medical Referrals. Services to children 0-12 yrs. Assists families with cash aid.
3845 Selig Pl,
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Services in advocacy, educational and social support, resources and referral information, drop-out prevention for pregnant and parenting students (including teen fathers).
Los Angeles, CA
A program to engage fathers in the upbringing of their children through individual group and family counseling. Resources available include parenting classes, employment services and communication/relationship classes. Servicing fathers of all ages.
2121 West Temple Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90026
M - F 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
FREE services. Case management for pregnant and parenting teens 18 and under and for teens on CAL-Learn. Assistance in issues of health, nutrition, education, Medi-Cal, and more.
4650 Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Ext. 22200 or After hours 562-429-1793
A school program offered as a choice to pregnant and parenting teens (males and females). Parenting and prenatal classes available in addition to academic classes. Also available infant care, WIC, counseling district transport and help with social services
16700 Norwalk Blvd,
Cerritos, CA 90703
Medical and Dental services, parenting classes and family life information. Sliding fees based on income. Bilingual.
– See more at: http://teenlineonline.org/youth-yellow-pages/child-care-and-parenting-resources/#sthash.eAAykeY9.dpuf
10300 Compton Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90002
M-F 8am-5pm & Urgent care M-F 8am-5:30pm