Expectant Parent and Parenting Support Hub
Resources for Parenting Foster Youth
Welcome to the Expectant Parent Support Hub! This site will provide pregnant minors and nonminor dependents (NMDs) with resources to support themselves and their child(ren).
Financial Planning Resources
This section will provide you with a list of financial resources and will be updated as new resources are received.
Health Care Resources
This section will provide you with a list of health care resources and will be updated as new resources are received.
Expectant Parent Support
This section will provide you with a list parent support resources and will be updated as new resources are received.
- Main Street Mamas is a Facebook group where moms post and ask other local moms for resources, donations, hand-me-downs.
- VROOM is a phone app that provides free, easy to do activities to do with your baby.
Resources for Parenting Fathers in Foster Care
This section will provide you with a list of resources for fathers in foster care and will be updated as new resources are received.
This section will provide you with a list of public benefits and will be updated as new resources become available.
- California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS) provides cash aid to families to pay for living expenses. If you are under 19 and have not yet graduated high school, Cal-Learn helps pregnant and parenting teens in the CalWORKs program to graduate from high school or its equivalent, and become independent and healthy families.
- SSI provides cash for living expenses if you are disabled.
- CalFresh benefits help pay for groceries.
- WIC is a health and nutrition program for growing families. WIC helps families by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, benefits for healthy foods, and referrals to healthcare and other community services.
- Medi-Cal medical insurance.
- One Simple Wish is a scholarship program that helps children impacted by the trauma of foster care.
- Financial Aid/California Dream Act
- Supporting LGBTQ+ Students Instructional guidance, law, and policies for local educational agencies to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ+) students and provide safe learning environments that protect the health and safety of LGBTQ+ students
- CAL Grant Programs The Cal Grant is a California-specific financial aid allocation that does not need to be paid back.
- Family Urgent Response System (FURS) is a coordinated statewide, regional, and county-level system designed to provide collaborative and timely state-level phone-based response and county-level in-home, in-person mobile response during situations of instability, to preserve the relationship of the caregiver and the child or youth.