LOCAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES  

HEALTHY PREGNANCY & BABY 

Well-Visit Planner Before your next well-child visit, go to wellvisitplanner.org. This FREE resource will help you walk through all of the things you may want to talk with your pediatrician or family doctor with at each stage of your child's development.

Sutter Lakeside Hospital-Family Birth Center

  (707) 262-5085  www.babies.sutterhealth.org 

Bright Start - St. Helena Hospital, Clearlake

   (707) 995-4594  Bright Start website

La Leche League

   (707) 277-0846 

Partnership Health Plan

   (800) 809-1350 - Perinatal program offers help for a      healthy pregnancy including up to $50 in gift cards,      free breast pumps for breastfeeding, referral to            community resources and more. website

TEXT 4 BABY

   Free text messages to keep you and your baby            healthy website

QUIT 4 BABY

   Help to quit smoking while pregnant and                      beyond website

California Smokers' Helpline 1-800-NO-BUTTS

   Smoking in your home raises your child's chances      of getting ear infections and can make asthma              worse. Call now for free help or go to this website


How Safe Sleep Savvy Are You?

This short video quiz can be used by health professionals to engage caregivers in conversations about safe sleep recommendations. It provides eight different examples of sleeping infants and asks viewers to identify whether or not the depicted behavior is safe. An explanation and recommendation is provided after each scenario.

Physicians, nurses, home visitors and other public health professionals can use the quiz as an interactive, visual tool to prompt discussions around best-practices. 

 View


CHILD CARE AND PRESCHOOL

Lake County Childcare Planning  Council

  1152 S. Main Street, Lakeport, CA  95453                  707-262-4161      www.lakecountychildcareplanning.com 

North Coast Opportunities

   Head Start child enrichment program and referrals      to licensed family child care homes, preschools and    after school programs. - website

   707-263-4688 (Lakeport)

   707-994-4647 (Clearlake)

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Local Child Care Planning Council

    Angela Cuellar-Marroquin, M.A.

               acuellar@lakecoe.org

   1152 S. Main St., Lakeport, CA 95453

                 707-262-4162

CLOTHING ASSISTANCE

St. Vincent de Paul

  16125 Orchard St, Lower Lake, (707) 995-1724,           Monday, Weds, Saturday 10am-3pm

St. John's Episcopal

  1190 North Forbes St, Lakeport, (707) 263-7564,         Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am-4pm

Mother-Wise

  180 N. Main St, Lakeport, Jaclyn (707) 349-1210,   mostly for children newborn to age 5


"Quality Counts California" 

First 5 California Unveils New Branding and Website

California Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS) Consortium has been rebranded as Quality Counts California.  In March 2018, First 5 California (F5CA) and the California Dept. of Education (CDE) released the official logo.

A new Quality Counts California website was unveiled at F5CA’s Child Health, Education, and Care Summit last month which is intended to become a 1-stop shop for parents and families about high-quality early learning and care programs. It is also designed to help providers with support and resources to improve their early learning and care programs.

Here is the link to the new website: https://qualitycountsca.net/.



FIRST 5 has launched a countywide campaign this summer encouraging young children and families to drink water and to join Potter the Otter this summer during his Drink Water Pledge.

As part of the campaign, FIRST 5 has designed colorful messages highlighting tiny steps families can take to make drinking water fun for little ones. These messages can be found on buses, light-rail cars, and billboards throughout the county.

Messaging will also appear in waiting rooms and doctors’ offices at local medical clinics to provide young children and families with information about how much sugar is in popular drinks and how to make drinking water fun!   


MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH

   Mother-Wise (click on name for flier)

   (707) 349-1210 - 180 N. Main Street, Lakeport              Friendly support options for expecting and new             moms.    Facebook

  •  Weekly moms groups in Lakeport (Tuesday 1-3pm)
  • Weekly walks
  • Mom-to-Mom closet
  • Saathi home visiting
  • Connection to other resources

   Postpartum Support International

   (800) 944-4773 - If you are feeling depressed and         don't know where to go for help, please call.                 website

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Fruits &  Vegetables!
Use your CalFresh EBT card and get your benefits doubled with Market Match at your local farmers' market.  



FOOD AND NUTRITION

 SNAP-Ed

   (707) 263-1090, Matthew Lee, Director                 Food assistance resources and nutrition             education - website

   Farm Fresh Produce Pantry provided by             NORTH COAST OPPORTUNITIES:

  FIRST Friday each month:

 Distribution 1 - Clearlake Oaks Moose  Lodge (9:30-11am)

 Distribution 2 - Upper Lake Park (1-2:30pm)

 SECOND Friday each month:

 Distribution1 - Lucerne Northshore    Community Center (9:30-11am)

 Distribution 2 - Lake County Fairgrounds (1-  2:30pm)

 THIRD Friday each month:

 Distribution 1 - Kelseyville Presbyterian   Church (9:30-11am)

 Distribution 2 - Calvary Chapel of Clearlake   (1-2:30pm)

 FOURTH Friday each month:

 Distribution 1 - Lower Lake Community  Center (9:30-11am)

 Distribution 2 - Middletown Lion's Club   (1-2:30pm)

       No distribution if a 5th Friday exists.

For more info about Friday Produce and a detailed list visit:  "Our Programs" at www.ncoinc.org.

Contact:  Tammy Alakszay 707-994-4647 or talakszay@ncoinc.org

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

 Easter Seals Bay Area

   (877) 263-3994 or (707) 263-3949 - website

 Redwood Coast Regional Center

   (707) 262-0470 - website

 Lake County Child Health & Disability  Prevention Program

   (707) 263-1090 - website

 California Children's Services

   (707) 263-5806 - website

 Lake ASD

   Serving the autism community of Lake County     website

FAMILY SAFETY & STRENGTHENING

 Lake Family Resource Center

    (707) 279-0563 - website 

    (888) 485-7733 - 24-hour Community Crisis         Line

 CARE, COPE & CONNECT a free resource     guide to help families deal with stress (made possible        through a collaboration between First 5 California and      Sesame Street)

    Spanish booklet

     English booklet

     How to Use Guide

 Nurturing Families Parenting Classes

     (707) 289-4110 - website

 Child Welfare Services

     (707) 262-0235 - website