Local Resources for parents in Monterey County
Birth Network Monterey County; www.birthnetworkofmontereycounty; guide listing classes, doulas, midwives, etc. for parents
Developmental Evaluation for children birth to age three; free; San Andreas Regional Center (SARC), Monterey, Marina, Seaside, 831-759-3136. For Salinas, Pacific Grove, Carmel and South County, 831-443-1279.
Domestic Violence Crisis Line; YWCA, 800-992-2151
ICAN, International Cesarean Awareness Network; Vaginal Birth after Cesarean & Cesarean Recovery Support; icanofmontereycounty.webs.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
La Leche League (LLL); General Breastfeeding support and monthly meetings in Marina and Salinas. lllnorcal.org/groups/MontereyPeninsulaCA.html; email@example.com
Monterey Babywearers, babywearing options & safety; firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified Car Seat Child Passenger Safety Instructor, Margaret Sirtak
Yourcarseatlady@sbcglobal.net; 831-887-0116, $25, she will come to your home
CAR SEAT check: 796-2100, 960 E. Blanco Road, Salinas, free, call for appointment AND Local Fire Station- some offer car seat inspections
Managing Multiples, Cristina, email@example.com; https://www.facebook.com/groups/18414655826569496-6900
Men’s Group: a group designed specifically for men experiencing life changes (marriage, fatherhood, grief, etc.) by Manfred Melcher, MSW, LCSW; located in Carmel, visit www.manfredmelcher.com
Parenting Connection Monterey County (PCMC); classes for parents with children, birth to age four, Saturdays & Evenings; firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents’ Place of Pacific Grove Adult Education; classes for parents with children birth to age three, weekdays; www.pgusd.org/parents; 831-646-6623; 1025 Lighthouse Av, Pacific Grove
The Parent Center; Salinas Adult School; classes for parents with children birth to age three; childbirth preparation and breastfeeding classes also. www.theparentcenter.org;20 Sherwood Place, Salinas; 796-6900 (option #3)
Parenting Teens support group; The Parent Project/Partners for Peace, 831-754-3888.
Postpartum Warmline and Wellness Group; 831-783-5933; 1 in 4 new parents experience postpartum depression & anxiety that requires support. Free, confidential, bilingual therapist will return your call to the Warmline, listen to concerns, offer a postpartum screening & help you connect with right local resources. Also, two Wellness groups are offered monthly.
Postpartum Support International, PSI, www.postpartum.net; 800-944-4773. Another Resource for Postpartum depression & anxiety.
Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Program, part of Papillon Center for Loss & Transition, 831-320-1188, 824 Munras Av, Suite K&L, Monterey; www.papillon-center.org. Also offer Adult Drop in Bereavement Program, Good Grief for Kids & Pet Bereavement Support Program.
Special Kids Crusade, mission is to develop resources, raise awareness & provide support to children with disability and their family in Monterey County. www.specialkidcrusade.com
Military Family Resources:
Army Community Services Ord Military Community, Family Advocacy: 242-7660
New Parent Support: 242-7660
Navy Fleet & Family Support Center, La Mesa, 656-3060
Military One Source, 1-800-342-9647
Military & Family Life Counselor, confidential (they do not keep case notes and there is no reporting), 831-324-5831
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) provides support for all active duty service members with family members with special needs, anything from food allergies to spina bifida and anything in between. 242-7960