The organizations below have officially joined the Los Angeles County Perinatal and Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium and signed on to the Charter and 2015-2020 Strategic Plan. For more information about becoming a member, please visit the Becoming a Member page.
Alliance for Children’s Rights: The Alliance for Children’s Rights protects the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth. By providing free legal services, advocacy, and programs that create pathways to jobs and education, the Alliance levels the playing field and ensures that children who have experienced foster care are able to fulfill their potential.
Antelope Valley Partners for Health: The mission of Antelope Valley Partners for Health (AVPH) is to educate, strengthen, and advocate for the community through services and partnerships, achieving optimal health and quality of life for all people living in the Antelope Valley.
Child Care Resource Center: The Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) cultivates child, family and community well-being. CCRC serves over 35,000 children and families each month in Northern Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties – working effectively with parents, child care professionals, community members.
Children Now: Children Now is the leading non-partisan national, state and local research, policy development, and advocacy organization dedicated to improving children’s overall well-being.
Children’s Bureau of Southern California: The Children’s Bureau mission is to help children succeed and excel at leading happy, healthy, productive lives through a combination of prevention, treatment, research and advocacy.
Children’s Institute, Inc.: CII helps children in Los Angeles’s most challenged communities heal from the trauma of family and community violence, build the confidence and skills to break through the barriers of poverty, and grow up to lead healthy, productive lives.
D’Veal Family and Youth Services: D’Veal Family and Youth Services was established in 1993 for the specific purpose of providing social services throughout Pasadena, Altadena and the San Gabriel Valley. The agency’s mission is to develop and manage activity centers for youth residing in “at-risk” environments, by providing referral and comprehensive behavioral healthcare services.
El Nido Family Centers: Since 1925, we have strengthened and empowered disadvantaged children, youth and families. Always evolving to meet the changing needs of the times, El Nido enables its young clients to break the cycles of poverty, child abuse, teen pregnancy, violence and academic failure. Through high quality case management, counseling, parent education, youth development, health promotion, and therapeutic services, our clients progress toward prosperity and emotional well-being.
Families in Good Health: a Community Benefits program of Dignity Health’s St. Mary Medical Center: Families in Good health is a multilingual, multicultural health and social education program for the Southeast Asian, Latino and other communities in Long Beach. Its mission is to help the community make informed choices and gain access to needed health and social resources.
Family Resource Center Network of Los Angeles County: Early Start Family Resource Centers, staffed by families of children with special needs, are California’s Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) program. Part C provides early intervention service systems for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disabilities, and their families. Family support is part of this system.
First 5 LA: First 5 LA is a leading early childhood advocate working collaboratively across L.A. County. We were created in 1998 to invest L.A. County’s allocation of funds from California’s Proposition 10 tobacco tax. Since then, First 5 LA has invested more than $1.2 billion in efforts aimed at providing the best start for children from prenatal to age 5 and their families.
Foothill Family: Foothill Family Service helps the San Gabriel Valley with family centers in Pasadena, El Monte, West Covina and Duarte. Working with more than 22,000 clients and family members a year, our staff of more than 290 employees includes social workers, marriage and family therapists, early childhood therapists, parent partners, psychologists and consulting psychiatrists.
Friends of the Family: Friends of the Family is a comprehensive family resource center known for pioneering innovative, practical programs where families are recognized as central to a child’s well being and are supported to build on their skills and strengths. Founded in 1972, the organization is a safety net of support for over 5,000 community members each year.
Home-SAFE, Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services: Home-SAFE, a division of Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services, provides a comprehensive range of services to meet the individual needs of children and their families. The agency specializes in working with families who need comprehensive services to become more self-sufficient economically, more effective as parents and more integrated in the community.
LA Best Babies Network: a Community Benefits program of Dignity Health’s California Hospital Medical Center: LA Best Babies Network coordinates the work of organizations that are dedicated to improving the health of pregnant women, newborns and their families. Launched as part of First 5 LA’s Healthy Births Initiative — and based at Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center — the Network works to ensure that high-quality perinatal care and social support are available to all families throughout Los Angeles County.
LA Care Health Plan: Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent local public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 1.8 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.
LA County Department of Health Services – Medical Hub System: The Los Angeles County Medical Hub Clinics provide high quality, coordinated health care for children who are involved with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
LA County Department of Mental Health: The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is the largest county-operated mental health department in the United States, directly operating programs in more than 85 sites, and providing services via contract program and DMH staff at approximately 300 sites co-located with other County departments, schools, courts and other organizations. Each year, the County contracts with more than 1,000 organizations and individual practitioners to provide a variety of mental health-related services.
LA County Department of Public Health: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health protects health, prevents disease, and promotes the health and well-being for all persons in Los Angeles County. Our focus is on the population as a whole, and we conduct our activities through a network of public health professionals throughout the community. Public health nurses make home visits to families with communicable diseases; epidemiologists investigate the sources of disease outbreaks; environmental health specialists ensure safe food, water, and housing; and all work with community coalitions to advocate for public policies to protect and improve health.
- Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health Programs: The Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Programs is a division of the Department of Public Health in Los Angeles County. It is responsible for the planning, implementing and evaluating of services that address the health priorities and primary needs of infants, mothers, fathers, children and adolescents, and their families in Los Angeles County through ongoing assessment, policy development and quality assurance.
- Nurse-Family Partnership Program: The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Program is an evidence-based model program that was developed by Dr. David Olds in Elmira, New York in 1977 to help young women take better care of themselves and their babies. NFP uses specially trained public health nurses (PHNs) who begin follow-up of high-risk, low income pregnant youth/women who are pregnant for the first time and who are living in poverty. All services are free, voluntary and families are followed and supported using an intensive home visiting schedule until the first-born child reaches the age of 2 years old.
LA County Office of Child Protection: The Office of Child Protection was established by the LA County Board of Supervisors in 2014 to enhance the County’s child safety network by adopting and implementing the 65 recommendations of the County’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection. The Office of Child Protection is tasked with developing a primary prevention plan and is responsible for “leading a broad partnership that implements meaningful solutions to improve the lives of children and families.”
LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment: Founded in 2003, the LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment (the Partnership) is a philanthropic funding collaborative comprised of some of the country’s largest private foundations, impactful family foundations and public funders of early childhood development. The LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment is dedicated to realizing the potential of every child in Los Angeles County. We are a diverse collaboration of funders and government agencies that promotes innovations to prepare children for success when it is most effective and impactful for us all: in the earliest years.
Lara Consulting Group, Inc.: LARA Consulting Group partners with leading organizations to seamlessly and effectively move forward evidence-based knowledge in early childhood and mental health to daily living. By focusing on families with young children, the LARA Group’s aim is to promote healthy early childhood development that has a positive impact lasting across the life span.
Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services: The Long Beach Health and Human Services Department (Health Department) has been improving the health of the Long Beach community for over a century. We strive to create a safe and healthy community for all to live, work, and play.
Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP): Los Angeles Education Partnership is an education nonprofit that works as a collaborative partner in high-poverty communities to foster great schools that support the personal and academic success of children and youth from birth through high school.
M & I Youth and Family Services: M&I Educational Consulting Network provides a variety of services to families and youth, for-profit and non-profit organizations, agencies, schools, school districts, SES providers, community, state, and federally funded programs, and county offices of education throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties for the past seven years. We have a staff of highly qualified social workers, child development specialists, behavior intervention specialists, therapists, healthcare professionals, credentialed teachers, parent educators, curriculum developers, grant writers, and evaluators.
Maternal and Child Health Access: Maternal and Child Health Access (MCHA) improves the health of low income women and families through advocacy, education, training and direct services.
Maternal Mental Health NOW: The mission of Maternal Mental Health NOW is to remove barriers to the prevention, screening and treatment of prenatal and postpartum depression in Los Angeles County.
Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach: Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach provides specialized pediatric care for children and young adults, with conditions ranging from common to complex — as well as maternity care for expectant mothers — all under one roof.
Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS): Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS) is a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles dedicated to healing people with mental illness through counseling and caring. The agency serves people of all ethnicities but we are especially proud of our expertise with refugee and immigrant Asian Pacific Islander populations. The staff strives to be linguistically diverse and culturally sensitive. Our clients are Medi-Cal eligible or low-income. PACS is here to help people overcome emotional challenges so they can lead productive and meaningful lives.
Penny Lane Centers: Penny Lane Centers is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that cares for over 3500 abused and neglected children, youth and families a month. We provide therapeutic residential services, foster family home placements, adoption services, transitional and affordable housing, family preservation, wraparound and mental health services for children youth and families throughout Los Angeles County.
Providence Health and Services: Providence Health & Services, Southern California, is a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry committed to providing for the needs of the communities we serve — especially the poor and vulnerable. The region serves the South Bay, Westside and the Greater San Fernando Valley Area, operating six award-winning medical centers, a comprehensive network of physician offices, long-term care, home care and hospice, urgent care centers and Providence High School. The hospital administers a Welcome Baby program.
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center: Providence Holy Cross Medical Center was founded in 1961 to provide healing and health care to the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Simi Valleys. A 377-bed, not-for-profit facility, the medical center offers both inpatient and outpatient health services, including a state-of-the-art Cancer Center, a Heart Center, Orthopedics, Neurosciences and Rehabilitation Services, Women’s and Children’s Services, as well as providing our communities with a Level II Trauma Center. We offer a full continuum of health care, from inpatient and outpatient services to home health care, health education and community outreach programs. The hospital operates a Welcome Baby Program.
Providence Saint John’s Child & Family Development Center (CFDC): Children with developmental disabilities, emotional challenges, encounters with domestic violence, substance or physical abuse receive assistance through one of the many programs and services offered at the Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center (CFDC). Our specially trained professional staff includes clinical social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, case managers, teachers and educational, occupational and speech therapists. Services are provided within the center, on school sites, in the home and in the community.
Public Health Foundation’s Women, Infants & Children Program (PHFE WIC): The PHFE WIC Program provides WIC services in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. The WIC program serves pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to 5 years old in low income families. WIC also serves women who have recently lost a pregnancy. WIC provides free, supplemental foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and education and other support services.
SHIELDS for Families: SHIELDS is known for our award-winning programs. Through 39 different programs, our services reach more than 5,000 children and parents every year. These programs encompass the full spectrum of human needs—from basic needs, like shelter, housing and transportation, to substance-abuse treatment to child protective services.
St. Francis Medical Center: St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the communities of Southeast Los Angeles. Our vision is to be a values-driven integrated health care delivery system in collaboration with those who share our values.
The Children’s Clinic: The Children’s Clinic, “Serving Children and Their Families” (TCC), was founded in 1939 by a group of physicians and community leaders who recognized the importance of access to healthcare for all children, particularly those who are from low income families and who are at risk for health problems. Since then, TCC has grown from offering weekly well-child care to daily, full service health care with primary care services for children, adolescents and adults. TCC is known as a unique leader in the greater Long Beach community, addressing disparities in health by providing quality care for the under-served of all ages, offering them a true “medical home”.
The L.A. Trust for Children’s Health: The mission of the Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health is to improve student health and increase readiness to learn through access, advocacy, and programs. The Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health (the Trust) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to improve the health of the children of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and beyond.
The Whole Child: The Whole Child, formerly known as Intercommunity Child Guidance Center, is one of the oldest private nonprofit mental health contractors in Los Angeles County. Founded in 1957 by concerned community members of the Whittier Coordinating Council, the agency’s mission is to give children of all ages the skills, support and security they need to build emotionally healthy lives and become caring, responsible adults. The agency changed its name to “The Whole Child”, honoring its 55-year legacy of helping underserved and under-represented infants, children, and their families achieve “wholeness”.
Therapeutic Living Centers For the Blind (TLC): Therapeutic Living Centers for the Blind (TLC) is a community of learners and teachers who have come together to create a supportive and encouraging environment for those with developmental disabilities and blindness. More than a facility, TLC represents a family working together to support each individual in order to develop his or her unique strengths. Here you will find hope, laughter and success.
University of California, Los Angeles’ Early Head Start Program: The reauthorization of the Head Start Act in 1994 made it possible to establish Early Head Start as a program to serve infants and toddlers under the age of 3, and pregnant women. Early Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and pregnant women and their families.
Zero to Three: ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development.