National Resources for FAMILIES

Education & Career Assistance

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/prepare-for-college/help
https://novoresume.com/
https://novoresume.com/career-blog/stay-at-home-mom-resume

Income Assistance

Need Help Paying Bills (Local Assistance Resource)
http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/index.html

Housing Assistance

Volunteers of America (Housing Insecurity)
https://www.voa.org/get-help

Catholic Charities (mostly housing and food insecurity, but some have emergency bills assistance)
https://catholiccharitiesusa.org/find-help

Food Assistance

Women Infant Children (provides supplements for foods, health care referrals, and nutrition information for pregnant and postpartum women and infants and children up to age five)
https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/women-infants-and-children-wic

Cooking Matters (helps families to shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget)
https://cookingmatters.org/

Insurance and Prescription Assistance

Federal Medicaid Info (Health Care Insecurity)
https://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/606

Affordable Care Act (Health Care Insecurity)
https://www.healthcare.gov/

Pregnancy Assistance

Birth Injury Center—resources to assist the injured and their families
birthinjurycenter.org/

Centering Pregnancy/Parenting (complimentary pre/post-natal support resource)
https://www.centeringhealthcare.org/what-we-do/centering-pregnancy

Choosing between a midwife or a doula
https://nursejournal.org/nurse-midwife/nurse-midwife-vs-doula/

Doulas of North America—find a local doula and resources for parents
https://www.dona.org/

International Childbirth Association (ICEA)—find local certified classes, and childbirth education resources
http://icea.org/

Breastfeeding Assistance

La Leche League – Breastfeeding resources, and direct links to local LLL leaders for breastfeeding support groups
https://www.llli.org/

Happy Family (provides forum to chat with an expert for help with breastfeeding and nutrition)
https://happyfamilybrands.com/

Kelly Mom: evidence-based information on breastfeeding and parenting
https://kellymom.com/category/about/

PARENTING Resources – Health & Safety

National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255
Family Violence Hotline and Resources thehotline.org or call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Addiction Support https://www.addictions.com/drug-alcohol-addiction/

Child Proofing and Safe Sleep Resources

https://infantcpr.com/blog/posts/best-sleeping-position-for-baby
https://www.safekids.org
https://www.safekids.org/sites/default/files/documents/home_safety_tips.pdf
https://www1.nichd.nih.gov/sts/about/Pages/default.aspx 

Child and Infant CPR

https://infantcpr.com
https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class

Car Seat Safety Guidelines
https://www.experiencedmommy.com/car-seat-safety-installation-ages-stages/

Car Emergency Kit Recommendations
https://www.neighbor.com/storage-blog/car-emergency-kit/

Postpartum Support Resource
http://www.postpartum.net/

Healthy Native Babies
https://www1.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/documents/healthy_native_babies_workbook.pdf

Indian Health Service (IHS) – Numerous documents on SIDS reduction and prevention
http://www.ihs.gov/ (Search for topic areas of interest)

CDC – Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome:
https://www.cdc.gov/sids/Parents-Caregivers.htm

Start Your Recovery – Support for Overcoming Substance Misuse

https://startyourrecovery.org/

Resume Builder – Resources for People Living with Disabilities

https://www.resumebuilder.com/comprehensive-resume-and-career-guide-for-people-with-disabilities/

PARENTING Resources – general

FamilyAlbum (free app for storing photos and sharing memories)
https://family-album.com/

Love and Logic (Parenting Resource)
https://www.loveandlogic.com/parents/what-is-love-and-logic-for-parents

Sesame Street in Communities (an online community sharing Sesame Street’s free educational resources)
https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/

Vroom (app for activities to do with children to help with early brain development)
https://www.vroom.org/

Parental controls for screens
https://www.inmyarea.com/resources/parental-controls-tv-video-toddlers-teens

Parents as Teachers (support program for parents and caregivers)
https://parentsasteachers.org/

Healthy Families America (program for parents)
http://www.healthyfamiliesamerica.org/

BIPOC Mental Health Support

Live Another Day (mental health & substance use resources)

https://liveanotherday.org/

The Summit Wellness Group (addiction & mental heath resources)

https://thesummitwellnessgroup.com/resources/bipoc-resources/

FIND Local Resources

Use FindHelp.org to find local resources including free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training and more.

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