Resources in the Guide

The following is a list of toll-free numbers and/or websites

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Resource Description Voice TTY  Website
AARP Information and advocacy for seniors 1-800-424-3410
1-877-434-7598
www.aarp.org/
grandparents
AIM Program Low-cost health insurance for middle-income pregnant women 1-800-433-2611
1-800-735-2929
www.mrmib.ca.gov
Americans with Disabilities The rights of people with disabilities 1-800-514-0301
1-800-514-0383
www.ada.gov
America’s Workforce Helpline Referrals to local employment resources 1-877-872-5627  
AT (Assistive Technology) Network Assistive technology resources 1-800-390-2699
1-800-900-0706
www.atnet.org
Auto Safety Hotline Vehicle safety and consumer complaints 1-888-327-4236
1-800-424-9153
www.nhtsa.gov
BabyCal Low-cost prenatal care 1-800-222-9999  
California Children’s Services State services for children’s health care     www.dhs.ca.gov/
pcfh/cms
California Early Start Services for infants and toddlers with disabilities 1-800-515-2229 www.dds.ca.gov/
earlystart
California Fair Employment and Housing Legal assistance with housing and job discrimination and hate crimes 1-800-884-1684
1-800-700-2320
www.dfeh.ca.gov
California Immigrant Policy Center Information on eligibility for services     www.nilc.org/ciwc
California Literacy ESL and literacy classes 1-800-894-7323 www.caliteracy.org
California SIDS Program Prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 1-800-369-7437  
California Smokers’ Helpline Resources to stop smoking 1-800-766-2888
1-800-933-4833
www.nobutts.ucsd
.edu
California Society of Pediatric Referral to pediatric dentists
Dentists
1-800-503-9780 www.cspd.org
California State Parks Information on California state parks 1-800-444-7275
1-800-274-7275
  www.cal-parks.ca.gov
CDA (California Dental Association) List of local dental societies     www.cda.org
CFILC (California Foundation for Independent Living Centers) Resources for people with disabilities     www.cfilc.org
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Child Abuse Hotline

Child abuse prevention and reporting 1-800-422-4453
1-800-222-4453
www.childhelpusa.org
Childbirth Website on pregnancy and childbirth     www.childbirth.org
Child Care Connection Local child care referrals 1-800-543-7793 www.rrnetwork.org
Children’s Defense Fund Advocacy for children 1-800-233-1200   www.childrensdefense
.org
CHIRLA Information and referrals for immigrants 1-888-624-4752 www.chirla.org
Court Info for Kids Coloring book to teach kids about family court     www.courts.ca.gov
Court Info Self Help Information on California’s court system     www.courts.ca.gov
Debtors Anonymous Website on dealing with debt     www.debtors
anonymous.org
Delicious Decisions Website on nutrition     www.heart.org
decisions.org
Denti-Cal Low-cost or free dental care 1-800-322-6384  
Department of Transportation Information for drivers     www.dot.ca.gov
Postpartum Support International Mental health during and after pregnancy 1-800-944-4773   www.postpartum.net
Direct Student Loan Service Student loan information and assistance 1-800-848-0979 www.myedaccount.com/
Disability Rights Advocates Information on health care rights 1-888-926-0274   www.dralegal.org
Dr. Greene Information on children’s health     www.drgreene.org
Drug and Alcohol Resource Center Drug and alcohol abuse prevention 1-800-879-2772 www.adp.state.ca.us
Employment Development Dept. Website for job seekers     www.edd.ca.gov
Family Literacy Hotline Referrals to local literacy programs 1-877-326-5481 www.famlit.org
Family Planning Referrals to state-funded clinics 1-800-942-1054  
Family Village Resources for parents of children with disabilities     www.familyvillage.
wisc.edu
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Family Voices Health care advocacy for children with disabilities 1-888-835-5669 www.familyvoices.org
FDA Center for Food Safety and Nutrition Food safety and nutrition resources 1-888-723-3366   www.fda.gov/Food/default.htm
Federal Consumer Info Center Website of consumer information     www.pueblo.gsa.gov
FinAid Website on financial aid for education     www.finaid.org
First 5 California Order a free Kit for New Parents 1-800-543-7025 www.ccfc.ca.gov
Five-A-Day Website on nutrition     www.5aday.org
Healthfinder Website on finding reliable health information     www.healthfinder.gov
Healthy Families Health care for low-income families 1-800-880-5305 www.healthyfamilies.
ca.gov
HMO Help Center Information and help for HMO members

1-888-466-2219
1-877-688-9891

www.hmohelp.ca.gov
I Am Your Child Website on child care and child development     www.iamyourchild.org
Inhalants Information on inhalant abuse 1-800-269-4237   www.inhalants.org
Just Move Website on staying active for your health     www.justmove.org
Kaiser Cares for Kids Low-cost health insurance for children 1-800-255-5053  
Kids Health Website on children’s health     www.kidshealth.org
La Leche League Breastfeeding 1-800-525-3243 www.lalecheleague.org
Lead Hotline Lead poisoning prevention 1-800-532-3394 www.epa.gov/lead
Legal Aid Society Information on the rights of working parents 1-800-880-8047 www.las-elc.org
March of Dimes Information on prenatal care 1-888-663-4637 www.marchof
dimes.com
Medi-Cal Hotline Information on Medi-Cal 1-800-952-5294  
NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Information on child care standards     www.naeyc.org
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National Center for Learning Disabilities Information on learning disabilities 1-888-575-7373   www.ld.org
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Help and information for parents 1-800-843-5678
1-800-826-7653
www.missingkids.com
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability Fitness and sports for people with disabilities 1-800-900-8086
1-800-900-8086
www.ncpad.org
National Crime Prevention Council Crime prevention and community safety 1-800-937-7383   www.ncpc.org
National Domestic Violence Hotline Help for victims of domestic violence 1-800-799-7233
1-800-787-3224
www.ndvh.org
National Immunization Hotine Immunization guidelines and local resources 1-800-232-2522
1-800-243-7889
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
National Info Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) Resources for parents of children with disabilities 1-800-695-0285 www.nichcy.org
National Literacy Hotline Referrals to local literacy programs 1-800-228-8813
1-877-576-7734
www.literacydirectory
.org
National Mental Health Assn. Mental health care and self-advocacy 1-800-969-6642
1-800-433-5959
www.nmha.org
National Resource Center for Parents with Disabilities Resources and support for parents with disabilities and their children 1-800-644-2666
1-800-804-1616
  www.lookingglass.org
National Sexual Assault Hotline Support and referrals to local resources 1-800-656-4673   www.rainn.org
Women's Health Health issues for women 1-800-994-9662
1-888-220-5446
www.womenshealth.gov
Newborn Hearing Screening Local referrals for infant hearing tests 1-877-388-5301    
Nineline 24-hour youth help and crisis line 1-800-999-9999
1-800-999-9915
www.covenant
house.org
Nutrition Website on nutrition     www.nutrition.gov
Office of the Patient Advocate Information on California HMOs 1-866-466-8900 www.opa.ca.gov
Parents Without Partners Support for single parents     www.parentswithout
partners.org
Pesticide Information Pesticides and pesticide poisoning 1-800-858-7378 http://npic.orst.edu
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Planned Parenthood Local referrals for birth control, prenatal care, sexual health and reproductive rights 1-800-230-7526 www.ppfa.org
Poison Action Line Emergency help for victims of poisoning 1-800-876-4766
1-800-972-3323
www.calpoison.org
Preventive Ounce Website on children’s personalities     www.preventiveoz.org
Protection & Advocacy Legal advocacy for people with disabilities 1-800-776-5746
1-800-776-5746
www.pai-ca.org
READ California Lists of good books for children     www.readcalifornia.org
Red Cross Information on preparing for disasters     www.redcross.org
Safe Arms Program for women who want to give up their baby in first 72 hours after birth 1-877-272-3327 www.safeplacefor
newborns.org/
Safe Kids Campaign Website on child safety     www.safekids.org
ScholarShare California’s tax-deferred college savings plan 1-877-728-4338 www.scholarshare.org
Seat Check Where to get your child car seat checked locally 1-866-732-8243 www.seatcheck.org
Sight for Students Low-cost vision care for children under 18 1-888-290-4964
1-800-428-4833
www.sightforstudents
.org
Social Security Social Security updates and information 1-800-772-1213
1-800-325-0778
www.ssa.gov
State Disability Insurance Program Information on Short Term Disability Leave 1-800-480-3287
1-800-563-2441
www.edd.ca.gov/
diind.htm
State Insurance Hotline Consumer information and complaints 1-800-927-4357
1-800-482-4833
www.insurance.ca.gov
STD/HIV Hotline Sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and AIDS 1-800-227-8922
1-800-243-7889
www.cdc.gov/hiv
National Stepfamily Resource Center Resources for stepfamilies 1-800-735-0329   www.stepfamilies.info
Suicide Hotline 24-hour crisis line 1-800-784-2433
1-800-784-2433
www.suicidehotlines.com
.org
Talking with Kids Advice on talking with kids and teens about sex, violence, AIDS and drugs 1-800-244-5344 www.talkingwithkids
.org
Tolerance Website to promote tolerance     www.tolerance.org
TrustLine Registry of in-home child care providers 1-800-822-8490 www.trustline.org
Health research for Action Website version of the Wellness Guide     www.healthresearchforaction.org
UC Center for Weight and Health Information on weight and health    

http://nature.berkeley.
edu/cwh

Victim Resource Line Help and advice for crime victims 1-800-842-8467 www.1800victims.com
WIC Works Food and nutrition for women and children 1-888-942-9675 www.wicworks.ca.gov
Zero to Three Website on early childhood     www.zerotothree.org
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