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
AIM Program Low-cost health insurance for middle-income pregnant women 1-800-433-2611
Americans with Disabilities The rights of people with disabilities 1-800-514-0301
America’s Workforce Helpline Referrals to local employment resources 1-877-872-5627  
AT (Assistive Technology) Network Assistive technology resources 1-800-390-2699
Auto Safety Hotline Vehicle safety and consumer complaints 1-888-327-4236
BabyCal Low-cost prenatal care 1-800-222-9999  
California Children’s Services State services for children’s health care
California Early Start Services for infants and toddlers with disabilities 1-800-515-2229
California Fair Employment and Housing Legal assistance with housing and job discrimination and hate crimes 1-800-884-1684
California Immigrant Policy Center Information on eligibility for services
California Literacy ESL and literacy classes 1-800-894-7323
California SIDS Program Prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 1-800-369-7437  
California Smokers’ Helpline Resources to stop smoking 1-800-766-2888
California Society of Pediatric Referral to pediatric dentists
California State Parks Information on California state parks 1-800-444-7275
CDA (California Dental Association) List of local dental societies
CFILC (California Foundation for Independent Living Centers) Resources for people with disabilities
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Child Abuse Hotline

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

I Am Your Child Website on child care and child development
Inhalants Information on inhalant abuse 1-800-269-4237
Just Move Website on staying active for your health
Kaiser Cares for Kids Low-cost health insurance for children 1-800-255-5053  
Kids Health Website on children’s health
La Leche League Breastfeeding 1-800-525-3243
Lead Hotline Lead poisoning prevention 1-800-532-3394
Legal Aid Society Information on the rights of working parents 1-800-880-8047
March of Dimes Information on prenatal care 1-888-663-4637 www.marchof
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
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National Center for Learning Disabilities Information on learning disabilities 1-888-575-7373
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Help and information for parents 1-800-843-5678
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability Fitness and sports for people with disabilities 1-800-900-8086
National Crime Prevention Council Crime prevention and community safety 1-800-937-7383
National Domestic Violence Hotline Help for victims of domestic violence 1-800-799-7233
National Immunization Hotine Immunization guidelines and local resources 1-800-232-2522
National Info Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) Resources for parents of children with disabilities 1-800-695-0285
National Literacy Hotline Referrals to local literacy programs 1-800-228-8813
National Mental Health Assn. Mental health care and self-advocacy 1-800-969-6642
National Resource Center for Parents with Disabilities Resources and support for parents with disabilities and their children 1-800-644-2666
National Sexual Assault Hotline Support and referrals to local resources 1-800-656-4673
Women's Health Health issues for women 1-800-994-9662
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
Nutrition Website on nutrition
Office of the Patient Advocate Information on California HMOs 1-866-466-8900
Parents Without Partners Support for single parents     www.parentswithout
Pesticide Information Pesticides and pesticide poisoning 1-800-858-7378
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Planned Parenthood Local referrals for birth control, prenatal care, sexual health and reproductive rights 1-800-230-7526
Poison Action Line Emergency help for victims of poisoning 1-800-876-4766
Preventive Ounce Website on children’s personalities
Protection & Advocacy Legal advocacy for people with disabilities 1-800-776-5746
READ California Lists of good books for children
Red Cross Information on preparing for disasters
Safe Arms Program for women who want to give up their baby in first 72 hours after birth 1-877-272-3327 www.safeplacefor
Safe Kids Campaign Website on child safety
ScholarShare California’s tax-deferred college savings plan 1-877-728-4338
Seat Check Where to get your child car seat checked locally 1-866-732-8243
Sight for Students Low-cost vision care for children under 18 1-888-290-4964
Social Security Social Security updates and information 1-800-772-1213
State Disability Insurance Program Information on Short Term Disability Leave 1-800-480-3287
State Insurance Hotline Consumer information and complaints 1-800-927-4357
STD/HIV Hotline Sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and AIDS 1-800-227-8922
National Stepfamily Resource Center Resources for stepfamilies 1-800-735-0329
Suicide Hotline 24-hour crisis line 1-800-784-2433
Talking with Kids Advice on talking with kids and teens about sex, violence, AIDS and drugs 1-800-244-5344 www.talkingwithkids
Tolerance Website to promote tolerance
TrustLine Registry of in-home child care providers 1-800-822-8490
Health research for Action Website version of the Wellness Guide
UC Center for Weight and Health Information on weight and health    


Victim Resource Line Help and advice for crime victims 1-800-842-8467
WIC Works Food and nutrition for women and children 1-888-942-9675
Zero to Three Website on early childhood
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