Child Care & Parenting Resources

“I have a 1 1/2 year old daughter I’ve always taken care of on my own but it’s kinda hard.” – 17-year-old


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. Teen parents need help in raising their children; the resources in this section can support them in doing so.

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.


Alta Med Health Services CAL-LEARN and Adolescent Family Life Programs

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


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater L.A.

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

M-F 9am-5pm



Cal Works (Greater Avenue for Independence Program) (Riverside County)

Education and training for individuals receiving public assistance, child care.  GAIN Program job search. 

Riverside, CA

M-F 8:30 - 4:30pm


Childcare Information Service

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


Children’s Home Society

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


Connections for Children

Resources/referrals service for childcare, resources library, job bank book, mobile, toy loan program. Westside area, Malibu-Redondo Beach. Bilingual. 

2701 Ocean Park Blvd,
Santa Monica, CA 90405

M,T,Th,Fri 8am-5pm & W 8am-7pm


East Valley Community Health Center West Covina

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 #680, Pomona, (909)-620-8088

420 South Glendora Avenue,
West Covina, CA 91790

M-Th 8am - 7pm & F 8am - 5pm & Sat 8am-2pm

(626) 919-4333

El Nido Family Centers

Comprehensive case management for pregnant/parenting teens. Teen Parenting Classes. Various counseling programs. 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

M-F 8:30am-5pm


First 5 LA

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



Friends of the Family

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


Girls Club of Los Angeles

Be a positive role model to some great girls who need you – become a mentor.  Community outreach, teen pregnancy programs, childcare center, state preschool. 

2057 W Century Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90047

M-F 8am-5pm



Heartline Pregnancy Counseling – Riverside

Free pregnancy tests, counseling, baby clothes, maternity clothes, references for adoption, strollers, diapers and other baby products. All services are FREE.

Riverside, CA

M-F 9am-4pm


Holy Family Services, Adoption and Foster Care

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



Home Safe – Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services

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

M-F 8:30am-5pm


Indian Child and Family Services – Riverside

Must be Native American. Foster Care and adoption agency, groups for small children. Can provide court representation if taken from foster care.

Riverside, CA

M-F 8am-5pm


International Institute of Los Angeles Child Development

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

M-F 8:30am-5pm


Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters

For Jewish kids ages 6 and older. Provides community based mentoring programs, and offers college scholarships.


Los Angeles Unified School District Teen Parenting Program

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

M-F 8:30am-4:30pm


Parents Anonymous

Self-help for parents and teens at risk for child abuse, child abuse prevention. Support groups for pregnant and parenting teens.

250 W 1st St,
Claremont, CA 91711

M-F 8am-4:30pm



Assist income eligible young mothers and families to receive no-cost and low-cost child care. Provides referrals and information to resources available. Bilingual.

3550 W 6th St,
Los Angeles, CA 90020

M-F 8am-5pm & W 8am-7pm


Project Fatherhood

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


Project Nateen at Children’s Hospital

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

M-F 8am-5pm


Teens Parenting Program of ABC Unified School District (CAL SAFE)

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

M-F 7:30am-3pm


Watts Health Care

Medical and Dental services, parenting classes and family life information. Sliding fees based on income. Bilingual.

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10300 Compton Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90002

M-F 8am-5pm & Urgent care M-F 8am-5:30pm


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