Parenting Support


Pathways to Hope - Parent Leadership Advisory Group (PLAG) - "Parents and professionals will collaborate to promote empowerment of families through parent leadership, mentoring in preventing child abuse, and building successful and healthy families." Contact (530) 242-2020. Parents can talk to someone who know how they feel and answer any questions and help connect them to resources. (530) 710-8609 


Nurse Family Partnership - This free program is for first time, at risk moms, less than 28 weeks pregnant, low income, and residing in Shasta County. It helps first time mothers have healthy pregnancies, improve child health and development, and become more economically self sufficient. The program partners first time moms with a Nurse Home Visitor. When a woman is enrolled into the program, a specially trained nurse will visit the family throughout the pregnancy and until the baby turns two years old. Call to schedule first meeting at the home or at a local Shasta County location; women are encouraged to enroll as early as possible in the pregnancy. Call the main office at (530) 245-6411 or the national service office at (866) 864-5226.


Triple 'P' Positive Parenting Program - Triple P is a multi-level program designed to provide solutions to a wide variety of parenting situations.Visit their parenting tips page for some quick and easy tips to get you started, listen to some real life stories from parents who have had first hand experience with Triple P, or simply learn where you can find Triple P services in your area by visiting their “Triple P in My Community” page.


Bridges to School Success - These support group sessions are for parents and others caring for children during which they gather to share ideas, support, and information each Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 at their location, on a drop-in basis; great for parents/caregivers with children of all age groups. Child care is available. Located at 1644 Magnolia Avenue, Redding, CA 96001. Phone:  (530) 225-0350


Parent Partner Program – This program is for any pregnant women or caregivers with children under age of 18. The programs help link families with needed resources, support and advocacy in the following areas: 

  • Parenting Education
  • Community and School Advocacy
  • Medical & Dental Care
  • Shelter, Food and Clothing Resources
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Counseling Services
  • Substance Abuse

Located at 3609 Bechelli Lane, Suite A, Redding, CA 96002. Phone:  (530) 242-2020


Family Resource Center -  Pathways to Hope for Children's Family Resource Center provides parent to parent support, outreach, information and referral services to caregivers of children living in Shasta County. They have a dedicated Parent Partner who is available for home visits and walk-in services to help families find needed resources such as affordable housing, food, clothing and more. They also offer an area for parents and caregivers to use office equipment such as computer, phone and fax machines. The Family Resource Center also provides the following FREE Services:  Parenting Education , Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), SafeCare, Diapers, Baby Clothes, Household Products, and Job lists. Walk-In:  Mondays 9am to 4pm. Additional days and times are available by appointment. Located at 2280 Benton Drive, Building C, Suite A, Redding, CA 96003. Phone:  (530) 242-2020


Parent Cafe - Attend a "Parent Cafe" where moms, dads and primary caregivers build off each others experiences to solve problems that could affect their own families. Parents will make new friends, share ideas and learn about community resources. Follow the link to learn more about Parent Cafes and to see the schedule for upcoming meetings. Meetings may be on hold until further notice. Offered through Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council. Phone: (530) 241-5816


Healthy Families Shasta County - This home visiting program is free with no income requirements. “Know what to expect during pregnancy and when you have your baby. Be connected to community resources and events. Set and reach goals, learn healthy new habits. Give your child the best start in life.” To qualify, you must be at least 28 weeks pregnant or have a baby 3 months old or younger, and live in Shasta County. For more information, call (530) 247-3312 or fill out the questionnaire online


First 5 Shasta - "Working in partnership with the community to promote, support, and improve the early development of children from the prenatal stage through five years of age." Check out their resource page for helpful services available to families with young children.


National Parent Helpline - "Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent." 1-(855)- 4A PARENT or  1-(855) 427-2736


Shasta Headstart -  Provides high quality child care and social services to low income children and their families in Shasta County.  Administrative Office is located at 375 Lake Blv. St. 100. Redding, CA 96003. Phone:  (530) 241-2703  


Shasta Family YMCA - The YMCA offers afterschool programs at Boulder Creek School and Redding School of the Arts. Located at1155 Court St, Redding, CA 96001. Phone:  (530) 246-9622


Help for Low-Income Single Parents and Families - This webpage lists options in Shasta County and is found on the North State Parent Magazine website. Visit the Family Resource Guide webpage for a comprehensive list of resources for families in the North State area.


Help Me Grow Shasta – “Do you have questions or concerns about your child’s development, behavior, or learning? Are you wondering what services are out there for kids from birth through age eight? All parents have questions. Help Me Grow has answers.” Help Me Grow Shasta has online developmental screenings that a parent may complete and receive guidance to referrals or support for their child. Contact Help Me Grow Shasta for questions about your child's development by texting HMGshasta to 898211, calling (530) 605-2645, emailing or contacting 2-1-1 and asking for Help Me Grow.


2-1-1 Shasta - 211 NorCal Parent Resources - Find services available for parents in Shasta County.


Child Safety Seats - Public Health is excited to offer a free car seat to expecting mothers who attend a child safety seat class! To earn a free coupon for the class, participants must be seen by a participating doctor, receive Medi-Cal, and attend three Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) classes. Find out if you qualify by calling (530) 225-5168. Did you know that 4 out of 5 child safety seats are used incorrectly? Find out if yours is one of them. Learn how to place a child in a seat correctly, the safest location for the seat in a car, proper seat installation, and the latest car seat laws. Low-cost car seats are available for those who qualify. Call to pre-register: (530) 225-5850 or 1 (800) 300-5122


Healthy Families Handbook - Find resources in Shasta County for a healthy pregnancy and family in this mobile-friendly booklet. The online booklet has links and phone numbers for family-friendly resources. For more information, call 1 (800) 300-5122


Hill Country C.A.R.E. Center – The CARE Center provides rapid access to professional help for people who are overwhelmed by emotional distress, traumatic events or severe life stressors. Additional activities will include peer support, education groups, pre-crisis and emergent crisis access to mental health professionals, case management, and more. Also, the center is designed to help foster youth and their caregivers by providing supportive services and training. (C.A.R.E. stands for Counseling and Recovery Engagement.)  They can help when a person is experiencing distress or is having difficulty functioning due to:

  • Any mental illness
  • Acute anxiety/panic
  • Abuse/neglect
  • Crime-related trauma
  • Disability
  • Disasters
  • Family Violence
  • Harassment/bullying
  • Loss of job or income
  • Loss of home
  • Miscarriage/stillbirth/etc.
  • PTSD
  • School violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sudden loss of a loved one
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Workplace violence
  • Other distressing or traumatic situations

It is located at 1401 Gold Street, Redding CA. Phone:  (530) 691-4446   Urgent Outpatient Mental Health Services 365 Days a Year.  Hours:  Mon through Fri 12pm-9pm and Weekends/Holidays 11am-9pm

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