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2-1-1 is a free, 24-hour, confidential phone service in 200+ languages and a searchable online database for community resources: health and wellness, enrollment services (Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CARE, and Covered California), housing and utilities, food assistance, disaster support, and military and veterans support, and more.

Birthline of San Diego County - Pregnancy and Family Support Center 

Birthline is a women's center that supports pregnant women and young families in need and provides basic necessities such as food, diapers, pregnancy tests, children's clothing, formula, and other baby items (when available). 

FIRST 5 San Diego  

First 5 San Diego wants to help new parents be the best parents they can be by providing education, information, and resources specially designed for San Diego families. 

San Diego Head Start Program 

Head Start is a program of the Neighborhood House Association that offers parents opportunities and support as they identify and meet their own goals, nurture their children in the context of their family and culture, and advocate for communities that support children and families of all cultures.  

Perinatal Care Network (PCN)  

PCN is in partnership with 2-1-1 and First 5 First Steps and provides services for new or expectant mothers who need assistance with prenatal care, pregnancy-related Medi- Cal, scheduling first prenatal appointments, transportation assistance, links to community services, and resources. 

Family Health Centers of San Diego – Reproductive Health Services

Multiple clinic locations are available (North County and San Diego County). Reproductive health Services include Family Planning and Counseling, Prenatal Support Services, STD Screening and Treatment, OB/GYN exams and screenings. Additional services include LGBTQ Services, Transgender Health Services, Medication Assisted Treatment Programs, Youth Behavioral Health Services, and more.  


Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. Women who text “BABY” (or “BEBE” for Spanish) to 511411 will receive three text messages a week, timed to their due date or their baby’s birth date, through pregnancy and up until the baby’s first birthday. The messages address topics such as labor signs and symptoms, prenatal care, urgent alerts, developmental milestones, immunizations, appointment reminders for mother and baby, nutrition, birth defect prevention, safe sleep, car seat safety, and more.

Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) 

The WIC Program is a nutrition-assistance program dedicated to improving the health and development of pregnant parents and families with little ones under the age of five. There are five agencies in San Diego County that offer WIC services (American Red Cross, San Diego State University Research Foundation, Scripps Health, San Ysidro Health, and TruCare). Please see the WIC flyer for websites, contact information, hours, and locations.   


Cal-Learn is a statewide program for pregnant and parenting teens in the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Program. It is designed to encourage pregnant and parenting teens to graduate from high school or its equivalent, become independent, and form healthy families. Three coordinated services help teens become self-sufficient adults and responsible parents. 

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At Altus Schools, we have developed a comprehensive mental health program that consists of several elements designed to support students directly and build staff capacity to create safe and supportive learning environments that are trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and that connect students and families to appropriate resources. Highlights of our mental health program include (1) teachers who are specially trained in suicide screening, trauma-informed practices, human trafficking prevention, and socio-emotional learning; (2) strategic partnerships with community organizations to provide mental health services; (3) a team of school nurses; (4) a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; (5) a Healthy Youth Department that coordinates student webinars and professional learning to support students’ mental health and wellness; (6) student webinars with socio-emotional learning through our Resilience in Students and Education (RISE) series; (7) suicide prevention, intervention and postvention protocols; (8) tools for connecting students and families to information resources; (9) parent/guardian webinars through our Family Learning Series on student mental health, wellness, and community resources; and (10) administration of special programs and coordination of services for identified student groups.