Parent Leadership Advisory Group (PLAG) - PLAG's goal is to help families access resources in the community to have a positive effect when working with Children and Family Services (CFS). PLAG produced a court handbook "A Parents Guide: When Children and Family Services are Involved". This booklet is used to help answer questions and provide tips regarding involvement with Children and Family Services. To request a copy, contact (530) 242-2020. Parents can talk to someone who know how they feel and answer any questions about the CFS process and help connect them to resources. (530) 710-8609 To find out more about PLAG, click here.
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 - Shasta CAPCC'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. Offered through Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council. Phone: (530) 241-5816
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 the calendar for the First 5 Institute's events for children and their families, or check 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. Find out more about the program here. Administrative Office is located at 375 Lake Blv. St. 100. Redding, CA 96003. Phone: (530) 241-2703 Click here for more centers and sites of Shasta Headstart.
Childcare & Preschool Directory - 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.
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
- Crime-related trauma
- Family Violence
- Loss of job or income
- Loss of home
- 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