“You have created a really wonderful place for parents.” — Ed Tronick, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology, UMass Boston
Well Baby Center believes that every family deserves a place to feel supported, especially in the beginning.
By strengthening family connections, healing past traumas, and providing social support, we help families and communities thrive.
Our core values
Well Baby Center is built on the belief that prevention and early intervention services provide the most effective path to transforming dysfunctional family systems. Unmitigated mental health challenges have far-reaching adverse effects on the family, particularly on the mother-infant relationship.
Psychoanalyst and pediatrician Dr. Donald Winnicott famously stated that “there is no such thing as a baby. If you show me a baby, you certainly show me also someone caring for the baby.” Following this philosophy, we believe that early developmental support for the child must always include supporting parents during their transition to parenthood.
what’s at stake?
Untreated mental health issues can lead to long-term consequences
Over the last decade, Well Baby Center has established itself as a reliable community resource, and since COVID-19, we have expanded our reach to provide online services for all Los Angeles residents. We now provide full and partial scholarships to those in need, regardless of documented status, in both English and Spanish. Thanks to a generous grant from the Cedars-Sinai Community Benefit Giving Office we are able to continue providing free services to those most in need.
support our vision
“We have the ability to make our community a better place and knowing that we are in it together helps keep us all going.” — Dr. Robert J. Watkins IV, Donor, Surgeon, Father
In the next few years we envision shepherding more supportive, affordable housing communities with support from individual and major gifts from like-minded partners like you.
Due to the ever-increasing competition for public dollars, preventative services for families bear the brunt of financial cuts. As a society, we need to do much more to ensure that low-income families with young children have a fair shot at a meaningful and healthy life.
By investing in Well Baby Center, you are putting your commitment to social responsibility into direct action. Your contribution will have an immediate and long-lasting impact on hundreds of families across the city.
You care deeply about promoting a more inclusive, healthy society and we have a proven track record of serving families toward this end. Together we can make history.
Our Financial Report is available upon request.