A coalition of the Department of Public Health in partnership with First 5 LA and the LA County Department of Health Services united in one purpose: to address the unacceptably high rates of Black infant and maternal deaths countywide and ensure healthy and joyous births for Black families in LA County.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
The Birth Injury Center aims to create informational web content and guides to help women and their families seeking support and guidance for the harm caused by others. The Birth Injury Center is focused on helping parents identify and manage their newborn’s birth injury so that the child may lead a full and happy life.
Carousel Developmental Services is an early intervention and family service agency designed to meet the needs of infants and toddlers with disabilities or at risk of developing a delay and their families. In home developmental play individually designed to help infants and toddler 0-3 with special needs or at risk of developmental delays meet cognitive, social, emotional, fine motor, gross motor, communication, and adaptive milestones
CinnaMoms aims to increase breastfeeding rates among Black/African American women at the PHFE WIC Program. They offer support circles to provide encouragement and a safe space to chat about historical feeding practices, perceptions of breastfeeding, familial feeding experiences, and the health benefits of breastfeeding. We discuss interesting topics that spark conversations about maternal and postpartum health, support systems, and cultural beliefs while enjoying nutritious foods.
Foothill Family is committed to improving the social-emotional well-being of infants, children, youth, and families in the Greater Los Angeles region. Programs include mental health care; early childhood development and parent education; school-based services; and youth and family services including prevention and treatment of child abuse, domestic violence, and elder abuse, as well as services for pregnant and parenting teens.
Help Me Grow LA works together with local community programs and agencies to help families find support and get services more quickly. Help Me Grow LA connects all families to free or low-cost programs to help your child’s development. HMG LA also provides resources, tips and tools to help you support your child’s developmental milestones and skills.
Through Pomona Valley Hospital, Milestones Centers for Child Development are dedicated exclusively to the developmental concerns and special needs of children from birth through adolescence. We provide full service pediatric occupational therapy, pediatric physical therapy, and pediatric speech and language therapy. We offer individualized and collaborative treatment sessions, plus family education regarding home support between treatments.
Through chapters and online, Mocha Moms, Inc. provides support for women of color as they journey through all phases of motherhood while advocating for them nationally. Mocha Moms, Inc. also encourages the spirit of community activism and service among its supporters. Mocha Moms, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Mocha Moms, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, socio-economic level, education, or religion. Anyone who supports the mission and purpose of Mocha Moms, Inc. is welcome to join.
The Therapeutic Play Foundation is a non profit organization that has a mission to build a healthier, more resilient world through: EMPOWERMENT, ART, EDUCATION, and PLAY. We aim to assist children and their families to improve resilience and coping skills; thereby improving overall family health and by extension, overall community health.
The mission of the WIC Program is to provide our most vulnerable population the best possible start by providing nutrition education and healthy foods during critical stages of fetal and childhood development in order to achieve optimal nutritional status for children before they start school.
YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women; working to improve the lives of women, girls and communities of color through advocacy, local programming and services.
The African American Museum of Beginnings is a virtually self-funded community museum that inspires and educates all on the history, culture, and arts of African and African Americans through exhibits, programs, and community engagement.
Black Infant Health (BIH) aims to help women have healthy babies. Participants learn proven strategies to reduce stress and develop life skills. This is accomplished through a group-based approach with complimentary case management.