National Resources for FAMILIES

Support for NFP families and others who need help managing the disruptions in every day life and work created by the COVID-19 pandemic:

    • Nutrition Assistance 
      • Learn more about where you can find meals for kids visit this USDA website.
      • To see if you are eligible for WIC, or to learn more about applying click here.
    • Employment and Income Assistance
    • Additional Resources

Education & Career Assistance

Income Assistance

Need Help Paying Bills (Local Assistance Resource)

Housing Assistance

Volunteers of America (Housing Insecurity)

Catholic Charities (mostly housing and food insecurity, but some have emergency bills assistance)

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)

Cooking Matters (helps families to shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget)

Insurance and Prescription Assistance

Federal Medicaid Info (Health Care Insecurity)

Affordable Care Act (Health Care Insecurity)

Pregnancy Assistance

Centering Pregnancy/Parenting (complimentary pre/post-natal support resource)

Choosing between a midwife or a doula

Doulas of North America—find a local doula and resources for parents

International Childbirth Association (ICEA)—find local certified classes, and childbirth education resources

Breastfeeding Assistance

La Leche League – Breastfeeding resources, and direct links to local LLL leaders for breastfeeding support groups

Happy Family (provides forum to chat with an expert for help with breastfeeding and nutrition)

Kelly Mom: evidence-based information on breastfeeding and parenting

PARENTING Resources – Health & Safety

National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255
Family Violence Hotline and Resources or call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Addiction Support

Child Proofing and Safe Sleep Resources 

Child and Infant CPR

Car Seat Safety Guidelines

Car Emergency Kit Recommendations

Postpartum Support Resource

Healthy Native Babies

Indian Health Service (IHS) – Numerous documents on SIDS reduction and prevention (Search for topic areas of interest)

CDC – Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome:

PARENTING Resources – general

FamilyAlbum (free app for storing photos and sharing memories)

Love and Logic (Parenting Resource)

Sesame Street in Communities (an online community sharing Sesame Street’s free educational resources)

Vroom (app for activities to do with children to help with early brain development)

Parental controls for screens

Parents as Teachers (support program for parents and caregivers)

Healthy Families America (program for parents)

FIND Local Resources

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