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Local Resources

Parenting resources local to Santa Cruz County and the Monterey Bay Area

Birth Network of Santa Cruz County helps parents find local resources and providers for their childbearing needs

Birth Network of Monterey County provides free Parenting 101 workshops as well as connections to local resources and providers

Raíces y Cariño: A Community Collective for Families is a multicultural center in Watsonville providing classes, groups, activities and services for families of all income levels

The Circle Family Center offers a variety of classes and activities for families in Aptos

Live Oak Community Resources provides a variety of low- or no-cost services to families in the East Santa Cruz/Live Oak/Capitola area, including counseling, tutoring, food distribution and public benefits enrollment assistance

Santa Cruz Parent Newsletter is a great source for information about local resources and family events

Growing Up in Santa Cruz is another great source for information about local resources and family activities

Parenting Connection of Monterey County provides bilingual services including parent-child activities, parenting education and wellness circles

Family Service Agency of the Central Coast offers a variety of low- and no-cost family mental health services

Family Tree Wellness offers mental health support for pregnancy, postpartum, fertility challenges, parenthood, trauma, loss and beyond in Los Gatos

Perinatal Mental Health Coalition of Santa Cruz County provides information, resources and a warmline for mothers experiencing postpartum stress

Bay Area Babywearing is a volunteer group providing babywearing education, support and a lending library with monthly meetings in Watsonville and Aptos

GroovaRoo Dance is a community-centered babywearing line dance class

Fit4Mom provides fun and social outdoor exercise classes, playgroups, and events for parents and caregivers

Nursing Mother’s Counsel offers free services including prenatal breastfeeding classes and breastfeeding support provided by trained volunteers

La Leche League of Santa Cruz County provides support for breastfeeding families, with special emphasis on the breastfeeding relationship and a Warm Line for breastfeeding questions: 831.425.3088

Full Moon Birth and Family Wellness Center is the only non-hospital birthing center in Santa Cruz County. It provides birthing people and their families with a home-like atmosphere for their birth and experienced midwifery and doula care

The Monterey Birth and Wellness Center provides evidence-based care for pregnancy, birth, postpartum, lactation, and annual exams in a beautiful, spa-like environment

Positive Discipline Community Resources offers classes, support groups and other services to support parents, teachers, and service providers in learning to have respectful adult-child relationships