Community Resources

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We're here to connect you to resources in your community.

Whether you are a parent, caregiver, provider or member of the general public, the links below can help you find child development resources. These have been reviewed by HMG LA staff. Please review carefully to see if they are right for you. Keep checking! We regularly add new resources. Feel free to share with friends, colleagues, and networks.

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Find a local Regional Center near you.

Find a local Family Resource center near you.

Find a local Family Empowerment Center near you.

The Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles (CCALA), also referred to as, the Alliance, is a unique and significant partnership of ten partner agencies that serve communities at the local level. Those 10 Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies are: Child Care Resource Center (CCRC), Connections for Children, Crystal Stairs Inc., Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF), Options for Learning, Pathways LA, Pomona Unified School District, City of Norwalk, International Institute of Los Angeles, Drew CDC, In coordination with its ten member agencies, the Alliance offers the following services to thousands of families each year:

  • Assist families in finding and identifying quality child care and other existing supportive services in the community
  • Offer comprehensive training and other workforce professional development for child care providers to enhance practice with a focus on quality improvement
  • Provide subsidized child care vouchers to eligible families through programs such as CalWORKs Stages 1, 2, and 3, Alternative Payment (AP), and the Emergency Child Care Bridge program
  • Convey information to families and child care providers on topics such as advocacy, health, nutrition, and other family-strengthening initiatives

If you are a child care provider or family seeking child care, click here to find the closest Resource and Referral agency to you: Connect to Child Care

We give children the head start they deserve! The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Head Start and Early Learning Division offers a tuition-free comprehensive prenatal-to-five early learning program. We partner with families, communities, and providers to give children of all abilities the skills to succeed in school and life. Head Start serves the whole child by providing healthy meals, nutrition, education, social skills, vision and hearing screenings, and resources that support the entire family's health and well-being. Learn more and apply today! Prekkid

SELPA Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPA) in Los Angeles County are provided to meet the needs of students with disabilities. A SELPA may include one school district or several school districts that are located close to one another. Search for a SELPA in your area.

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Long Beach Unified School District Child Development Centers provide quality instruction including opportunities for physical, mental, academic, and social development for children. Most centers (with the exception of California State Preschool) are open from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday throughout the year except for legal and declared holidays. All programs are designed to develop age appropriate living and working skills with daily opportunities to plan, work and recall; to manage materials, and to problem solve. These programs assure active participation, language development, math, science, art, music, movement, literacy and social emotional development.

The HMG LA home page at includes a collection of linkages to partners and service providers that provide support for child development needs. Users can create a free One Degree account and access self-referrals or view the referrals provided by a Help Me Grow LA liaison. If you need assistance from a Help Me Grow LA liaison, contact us through the client referral form or by phone at (833) 903-3972.

The Braille Institute's Child Development Program helps parents find resources and support to maximize their child's growth and development. There are community parent groups, family workshops, educational series, Braille Institute services, and much more.

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program helps individuals who are pregnant or just had a baby, and children up to age 5 eat well, be active, and stay healthy. WIC welcomes partners, grandparents, foster parents, or guardians who care for eligible children. WIC services are provided at no cost to you.

LAUSD's Student & Family Wellness Hotline provides support on mental health, immunizations, health insurance, food, housing, and more; support for LAUSD students but no one is turned away. Call (213) 241-3840.

Provides support for housing, food, and other needs including domestic violence and substance use. Call 211, search or browse their online database of resources.

LA County Domestic Violence (Intimate Partner Violence) resources are available to anyone in need. Access support services or call the Hotline at (800) 978-3600.

"Help Me Grow LA will assist your family by referring you to trusted resources to address your needs and concerns. Plus, it's free!"

- Linda Landry, HMG LA Community & Family Engagement Council member

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