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Infancy

Well Baby Center                                                                                                                                         
Low fee, sliding scale classes and counseling services for expecting and new mothers, fathers, and families including our popular Mindful Parenting Groups for pregnant mothers, newborns, infants and toddlers, as well as Loving Discipline - mindfulness-based parenting classes, and 
parent and me Swell Baby Music class. 12316 Venice Blvd, Mar Vista, CA 90066. 310.402.2229  
www.wellbabycenter.org

 

A Place For Parents
Part of the Santa Monica YWCA offering Toddlers/Infants & Me Classes, and a variety of Parent Support groups. Cottage Activity Time (2 hour drop-off groups for 2 1/2 year olds) is a program based on supporting development through play where social skills and conflict resolution skills are emphasized. The group supports the separation process between parent and child. Children do not have to be toilet trained.

www.smywca.org

Airport Marina Counseling Services
Community mental health center offering counseling and psychiatric services and groups including those to families, children and couples. Provide crisis intervention. Also offers assessment and evaluation services, psychological and psycho-educational testing.

310.670.1410                                                                                                                                                                                  
7891 La Tijera Blvd. Westchester, CA 90045
www.airportmarina.org

Birth and Beyond/Birth Partners
Programs for new mothers include infant care and infant CPR. 
310.837.5686
1750 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 206 Santa Monica, CA 90405

www.birthandbeyond.net

Breakthrough Parenting Services
Offering parenting classes with a specialty in divorce and custody issues. Website offers a free on-line parenting course (askdrjayne.com) and a forum for parents.
310.823.7846
12405 Venice Blvd., PO Box 172 Los Angles, CA 90066

www.breakthroughparentingservices.org

California Graduate Institute Counseling Services
Community-based mental health facility offering mental health counseling, psychotherapy and a full range of psychological services including those for children, couples, and families.
310.208.4240
1145 Gayley Ave. Westwood Village, CA 90024

www.cgi-cc.org

Campion Counseling Center
Under the umbrella of the Ocean Park Community Center, this counseling center offers mental health services including assessment and counseling for children and families. Programs include Playroom Therapy for children 4 years and older learn to express themselves and increase their self-esteem.
310.828.6007
1453 16th St. Santa Monica, CA 90404

www.opcc.net

Cedars-Sinai Hospital
This department of Cedars Sinai hospital offers parenting classes with a focus on infant care including breastfeeding.
310.423.5168
8700 Beverly Blvd., Room 3623 Los Angeles, CA 90048

www.cedars-sinai.com/prenatal

Cedars Sinai Hospital/Psychiatric and Mental Health
Inpatient and outpatient mental health services including those for children, infants and their families.
310.423.3411
8730 Alden Dr., Plaza Level Los Angeles, CA 90048

www.cedars-sinai.edu

Center for the Developing Mind
Offers education, therapeutic services and family support for children 0-22 yrs impacted by developmental and/or regulatory disorders.
310.652.7581
2990 South Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 308, Los Angeles, CA 90064

www.centerforthedevelopingmind.com

Children's Collective
Offers educational and case-managed family support services to children and their families. Programs also include childcare, preschool and aftercare programs as well as child and family advocacy.
310.733.4388
5870 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite C, Los Angeles, CA 90016

www.childrenscollective.org

Compassionate Friends/L.A.
Nationwide organization offering support groups for parents and children who have lost a child/sibling.
310.474.3407
PO Box 67823 Los Angeles, CA 90067

www.compassionatefriends.org

Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health  
Outpatient mental health facility offering therapy and substance abuse support for parents and families. Offers specialized mental health services inncluding case management and medication management as well as parenting classes, particularly to monolingual Spanish-speaking parents, that incorporate information on positive and effective discipline techniques, child development, anger management, and supportive resources.
213.381.3626

4760 South Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230

www.didihirsch.org

Early Childhood Parenting Center
Developmental parent/toddler classes and parent support groups for families with children 0-3 years of age. Groups are attachment based, helping parents to better connect with their children.
310.281.9770
1440 Harvard St. Santa Monica, CA 90404

www.parentingtots.org

Edelman Westside Mental Health Center
Child and family mental health services including medication management, crisis intervention, and support groups. Accepts Medi-Cal.
310.966.6610
11080 W. Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064

Family Resource Counseling Center
Counseling resources for couples, families, and children.
310.479.9798
11500 W. Olympic Bl., Suite 420 Los Angeles, CA 90064

http://www.frccla.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

LA Child Development Center/Insight LA
Mindfulness meditation and education center that teaches classes and workshops for families with young children. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program offered in partnership with the Venice Family Clinic's Wellness Center.
310.774.3325
2633 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405

www.insightla.org

LA Child Development Center
Affordable mental health services including counseling and groups for children whose parents could otherwise not afford it. Offered through a school-based early identification and intervention program.
310.477.8620
2014 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025

www.lacdc.net

La Leche League of Los Angeles
Provides education, information, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. Offers support groups and services led by experienced mothers who have breastfed.
310.454.2251 Warm Line 310.285.9393
St. Bede's Church 3590 Grandview Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066 or 1119 Broadway #D Santa Monica, CA 90404
or Gan Israel Preschool, 1341 - 19th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401

www.lllusa.org/web/LAWestsideCA.html

The Maple Counseling Center
Community-based mental health agency offering sliding scale psychotherapy to couples, children, and families. Also offers effective parenting classes.
310.271.9999
9107 Wilshire Blvd., Lower Level, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

www.tmcc.org

 

Open Paths Counseling Center
Outpatient therapy and support including for children, couples, and families. Offers domestic violence and anger management classes, parenting classes, and school programs for at-risk youth.
Spanish line 310.967.6090.
310.398.7877
12655 W. Washington Blvd. Suite 101 Los Angeles, CA 90066

www.openpaths.org

Our House
Grief support groups including those for children.
310.475.0299
1663 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90025

www.ourhouse-grief.org

Outside the Box for Babies
Offers developmental playgroups for babies and parents together with a concentration on cognitive development through multisensory learning, specifically with music. Founder is a doula.
818.645.4692

www.otbee.com

Pacific-Asian Counseling Services
Multicultural counseling center offering services to low income youth and families.
310.337.1550
8616 La Tijera Blvd., Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90045

www.pacsla.org

RIE Groups
Classes provide an infant-oriented environment that encourages babies to become attentive, exploring persons who are self-rewarded in the mastery of new tasks. Classes take place in eight-week sessions and are limited to seven infants and their parents.

310.392.2462

www.rie.org

SmartStart 
SmartStart provides a comprehensive developmental program tailored to the individual needs and differences of each child. 
310.452.5437
2505 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405

www.smartstartschool.com

SMMUSD/Infant and Family Support Program/Childcare and Development Services
This division of the Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District provides parent and child programs in local parks and schools, and offers special events and health insurance application assistance.
310.399.5865
1649 16th St. Santa Monica, CA 90404

www.smmusd.org

Sojourn
Hotline and shelter for battered women and their children.
310.264.6644
1453 16th St. Santa Monica, CA 90404

www.opcc.net

St. John's Healthcare Center - Child and Family Development Center
A child and family developmental center geared to address to the issues and needs of family members through a brief family psychotherapy, therapy preschools for children,  psychiatric evaluations and medication support, psychological testing, and psycho-educational evaluations. Accepts Medi-Cal and Healthy Families.
310.829.8921
1328 22nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90404

www.stjohns.org

St. Joseph's Center's Infant Toddler Development Center
Program provides bilingual, all-day, licensed childcare to 23 children ages 12 weeks to 35 months with an emphasis on cognitive, emotional and physical development. The program serves homeless and very low-income families, who also benefit from regular parenting classes and access to St. Joseph Center's entire array of family-oriented programs.
310.452.8481
204 Hampton Dr. Venice, CA 90291

www.stjosephctr.org

St. Joseph's Center
Family service center for low-income and homeless families. Services include childcare, therapy and a foodbank.
310.396.6468
204 Hampton Dr. Venice, CA 90291

www.stjosephctr.org

Twinsight
Offers classes and workshops to help families with the unique needs that come with parenting multiples.
310.458.1373
1137 2nd St., Suite 109 Santa Monica, CA 90403

www.twinsight.com

UCLA NIPH Spanish Psychiatric Clinic
Clinic offers psychological evaluation, therapy, psycho-social interventions, parent education and psychiatric services to Hispanic patients.                                                                                              
310.825.6501
300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 2232 Los Angeles, CA 90095           
                                               
www.uclahealth.org

UCLA Psychological Clinic
Counseling center serving children and families.
310.825.2305
P.O. Box 951563, 2191 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095

www.psych.ucla.edu/center-and-programs/clinic

Venice Family Clinic/Venice Family Health Center
Clinic provides mental health and childcare services to low income families -- Women's Health focuses on prenatal care for mothers. Children First is a comprehensive child development program focusing on strenghtening the family, parent education and parent empowerment. The Pediatric Child Development program offers tailored case management services for families in need.
310.392.8636
604 Rose Ave. Venice, CA 90291

www.venicefamilyclinic.org

Vista Del Mar Child/Family Services
Offers counseling children and families as well as parenting education classes. Placement services include foster-care and adoption. Medi-Cal accepted.
310.836.1223
3200 Motor Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90034

www.vistadelmar.org

Vista Del Mar/Reiss Davis Child Study Center
Serves children and family with mild to severe behavioral problems, emotional problems and learing disorders. Services range from assessment to family and child therapy. Grandparenting classes offer support raising young children.
310.836.1223
3200 Motor Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90034

www.vistadelmar.org

Westside Children's Center
Offers foster-care and adoption services, infant and family mental health, family support services that offer case mamangement, therapy and child specialists for families in need, as well as affordable childcare through their Early Care and Education program.
310.390.0551
12120 Wagner St. Culver City, CA 90230

www.westsidechildrens.org
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Westside Regional Center/Family Resource Center
Parent support groups, parenting classes, and free resources for families of children with special needs including free neuropsychological testing and referrals to local agencies for needed services. Spanish spoken.
310.258.4000
5901 Green Valley Circle, Ste 320, Culver City, CA 90230

www.westsiderc.org

Whole Body Momma
Providing nurturing massage experiences designed to pamper the expectant mother and baby. Their massages are specifically tailored to relieve the strains and stresses unique to a pregnant woman's body. They provide prenatal and postpartum massages and also provide in-home treatments. 
310.405.3874
15219 Sunset Blvd. Suite #203, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

http://wholebodymomma.com/

YMCA/Santa Monica/Westside Centers
Community centers offer childcare, creative movement classes, and "gym and swim" for children. Financial assistance available.
310.393.2721
1332 6th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401

www.ymcasm.org


 

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