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North County Parenting Support

ASK THE PARENT COACH, FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL

Are you tired of yelling at and nagging your children? Do you want to find a more positive way to parent? Do you want an approach that teaches important life skills and develops healthy self confidence in your children? Then call or email the Parent Coach today. If you are a parent who is looking for insight into challenging child and teen behavior(s), contacting the parent coach will help you to generate solutions to every day parenting problems. If you want to: learn to set limits, handle disagreements, get your children to do chores and accept responsibilities, then don’t put off contacting the parent coach today!
North County (805) 904-1411
SLO (805) 543-3700
South County (805) 462-7135
info@sloparents.org

Intercesoras para padres contestan sus preguntas por teléfono o si Ud. prefiere, puede hacer una cita para una charla en persona.  Ud. recibe sugerencias y consejos para solucionar lo que le preocupa o el problema que se le presenta con la disciplina.  También se le puede guiar a los recursos que se ofrecen a traves del Condado de San Luis Obispo. Ximena le ofrece una consulta gratis y confidencial por teléfono o en persona.  Ud. puede llamarla a la linea de Intercesora Para Padres, (805) 462-7135 o por e-mail a xames@sloparents.org

Anna’s Home for Women and Children

Anna’s Home in north San Luis Obispo County can house up to five women in recovery and their children. While in the program assist residents will be assisted with securing employment and housing so that they may work towards self sufficiency

Please contact Restorative Partners for more information, 805-242-1272

Main Office
4251 S. Higuera Suite 102
San Luis Obispo, CA  93401

Mailing Address
793 E. Foothill Blvd.
San Luis Obispo,CA 93405

Visit us at
www.restorativepartners.org

ALPHA PREGNANCY & PARENTING SUPPORT

Confidential and nonjudgmental pregnancy and parenting support. Free services include: pregnancy/parenting groups, prenatal vitamins, maternity and infant clothing, formula, diapers, infant equipment (cribs, etc.).
All services are free and designed for pregnant women and/or parents with an infant two years old or younger
CONTACT: Alpha @ 541-3367 or info@sloalpha.org
Alpha Brochure English

Se habla Español. Todos los servicios son gratis y para mujeres embarazadas y/o padres de familia con un bebe de un ano o menos
CONTACTO: Alpha@ 541-3367 o info@sloalpha.org
Alpha Brochure Spanish

Arroyo Grande
Dates: 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
Time: Noon – 3pm
Location: SAFE Family Resource Center, Room #106, 1086 Grand Ave. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. 805-474-2105

Atascadero
Date: 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 11am – 12:30pm
Location: LINK Family Resource Center, 6500 A Morro Rd. Atascadero, CA 93422. 805-466-5404

Cambria
Date: 4th Tuesday of the month
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: The Cambria Connection, 870 Main Street, Cambria, CA 93428. (805) 927-1654

Los Osos / Morro Bay
Dates: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 3:30pm – 5pm
Location: Coastal Family Resource Center, 880 Manzanita Dr Room 18, Los Osos, CA 93402. (805) 544-0801

San Luis Obispo
Dates: Drop-in support services Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday (appointments are available)
Times: 10:00am-3:00pm Mon, Tues, Fridays & Wed. 10-5
Location: 11549 Los Osos Valley Rd, Suite #104, SLO

COAST CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER

Caring for a loved one with a cognitive disorder or another disabling condition forever changes the lives of family and caregivers. There can be devastating effects on those providing long-term care at home: financial pressures, legal quandaries, health problems, and emotional turmoil. Coast Caregiver has resources and support groups that can assist families in their time of need. Support group meetings are held in a variety of venues in the Tri-Counties and offered at no charge. Donations are gratefully accepted. For information on resources available through Coast Caregiver, please call (805) 962-3600.
Caregiver Support Groups

FAMILY TIES KIN CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS, KINSHIP CENTER

Are you caring for another relative’s child? Then join us at a Family Ties Support Group!! These groups offer a great opportunity to meet other kin caregivers, share ideas, and learn about the special needs and concerns that many kin caregivers share.

TEMPLETON: First and third Tuesday every month, 6:00-8:00pm
75 N. Main St., Templeton
Family Ties Templeton, Info Flyer

ADVANCED SUPPORT GROUP: TBA
75 N. Main St., Templeton

CAMBRIA: Fourth Tuesday every month, 6:15-8:00p.m.
Cambria Connection, 870 Main Street

DINNER: Family Ties provides the main dish. We ask that participants contribute by bringing a side dish or dessert.
COST: Free, including supervised recreation for children.
Kin Caregiver must live in SLO County and child’s primary residence is with the relative caregiver. Family Ties is a free, voluntary program.
CONTACT: 805-434-2126 RSVP a must (let us know how many & ages before noon, on or before the day of the support group)!

OTHER FREE FAMILY TIES SERVICES: legal assistance, parent education, case management, recreational events, referral and information, and counseling – Call (805) 434-2126 with questions or to set-up an intake appointment.
http://www.kinshipcenter.org/

MEET YOU IN DREAMLAND-CLASSES AND SUPPORT

“Meet you in Dreamland.” is a place where families on the Central Coast  can receive help and support in their quest for a better nights’ sleep for their little ones. Founded in 2011 by Kerrin Edmonds, Meet You in Dreamland’s goal is for families to become well rested and able to enjoy each day to its fullest. If you are a parent or family member who is exhausted and overwhelmed from too many sleepless nights, tired of bedtime battles and inconsistent naps or just need help adjusting your current schedule, Meet You in Dreamland can help.
There are many services available, including face to face, email and phone consultations
Every family is different and therefore has different needs. Meet You in Dreamland strives to meet your family right where they are, and in partnership with you, to come up with a plan that everyone is comfortable and happy with.
Please email us if you have any questions or to set up a consultation.

Live Q&A on facebook Thursdays- 7-8pm

Contact: Kerrin at 805-296-2149 or email at Meetyouindreamland@gmail.com
http://www.meetyouindreamland.com/

MEN’S SUPPORT GROUP, FACILITATED BY JULIE STOWASSER

There is still room in this remarkable group of men who have banded together in camaraderie, humor, support and reality checking. We explore our relationships-parenting, families, assertiveness, boundaries, love, violence and anything else we want.
Our group is facilitated by Julie Stowasser, M.S., LMFT who has more than 10 years experience leading, teaching, and challenging group members to be their best and most authentic selves.
DATES: Every Tuesday
TIME: 6:00PM – 7:30PM
LOCATION: Calm Clear and Connected Counseling Center at 7528 Morro Road, Atascadero
TUITION: $35 each group
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: free initial interview with group facilitator is required
CONTACT: Julie Stowasser, M.S., LMFT at (805) 466-4681
www.CalmClearAndConnected.com

NEWBORN AND PARENT SUPPORT GROUP, TWIN CITIES COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Newborn and Parent Support Group
Please join us for a casual, weekly support group for babies and their parents.
Topics Include: weight checks, health information, question & answer session with a Lactation Consultant
Held every Monday (excluding holidays) from 9:30-10:30a.m.
Classes & support groups are complimentary for parents delivering at Twin Cities. No Registration Required
For more information:
http://www.twincitieshospital.com/en-US/cwsapps/findanevent.aspx
Twin Cities Hospital-3rd Floor Waiting Room, 1100 Las Tablas Road, Templeton

NURSE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based, community health program that helps transform the lives of vulnerable mothers pregnant with their first child. Each mother served by NFP is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits that continue through her child’s second birthday. Independent research proves that communities benefit from this relationship — every dollar invested in Nurse- Family Partnership can yield more than five dollars in return.
Call 805-788-2068 to learn more on how to connect to this fabulous resource.
http://www.cfsslo.org/nurse-family-partnership

PARENTS SHARING SORROW & HOPE SUPPORT GROUP

This unique bereavement support group provides friendship and support to those who have experienced the loss of a child of any age (including a lost pregnancy). The group is organized & led by parents who they themselves have lost a child.
Monthly groups: Groups meet in Santa Maria and Atascadero. Call for day and time.
Information: Susan Moran, R.N. at (805) 466-0294

PARENT PARTNERS-SUPPORT & RESOURCE SERVICES, CWS

Parents Supporting Parents: Our vision for Parent Partners is to help families to build their strengths and utilize their resources. We are parents who have been in your situation, who want to offer our experience, provide ongoing support, share our knowledge, and connect you with community resources. A Parent Partner is available at no cost to any parent involved with San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services.
For more information or help in deciding if Parent Partners can assist you, please contact us. We are parents who have been there and understand the journey.
Kassi at (805) 781-1824 or parentpartners.slo@gmail.com

PARENTS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP

Do you ever feel stressed and overwhelmed as a parent?
Can your kids really push your buttons?
Want other parents to talk to?
COME TO A PARENTS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP
Where parents can freely share their questions, concerns, problems, and solutions about parenting in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
Groups are free, meet once a week, and children and youth programs are available during the meetings.
WHERE: North County Connection, 8600 Atascadero Ave, Atascadero
WHEN: This group is not currently available, call if you are interested in future dates
Being a parent today is not easy, but getting help is.
Call Parents Anonymous at: 805-462-8600
Where asking for help is a sign of strength!
Parents Anonymous Flyer

RISE: RESPECT, INSPIRE, SUPPORT, EMPOWER

Parenting Support Groups for Women and Children Affected by Intimate Partner Violence and/or Sexual Assault
On-going Parenting & Children’s Support Groups
These weekly groups are for women and their children (separate groups running at the same time) with a focus on supporting and developing parenting skills after (or during) trauma related to IPV or SA. These are closed groups: Please call to confirm dates and register for the next 8-week group.

Mondays 9:30am – 11am. 1030 Vine Street, Paso Robles.
Parenting group facilitated by Denise Kilimnik.
Children’s group facilitated by Christina Azruei.

Creating Safety
A Domestic Violence Support Group for Women
This weekly group is for adult women with a focus on healing trauma from violence in relationships including physical. emotional. verbal, or financial abuse and on creating healthy relationships.

Wednesdays 5:30pm – 7pm. 1030 Vine Street, Paso Robles.
Facilitated by Christina Azruei and Maia Kiley.

Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault
An On-going Women’s Support Group
This weekly group is for adult women with a focus on healing trauma from childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual assault.

Thursdays 12pm – 1:30pm. 1030 Vine Street, Paso Robles.
Fridays 10am – 11:30am. 51 Zaca Ln. Suite 140, San Luis Obispo.
Facilitated by Christina Azruei and Lara Laity

Please call 805-226-5400 Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm for additional information or to request a referral to individual counseling services.

WOMEN’S GROUP, FACILITATED BY JULIE STOWASSER

Come and join us! We’ll save a seat for you. We discuss  our adult and childhood relationships, our families, parenting,  trauma and neglect, limits and boundaries, love and affection, violence, alcohol and other substances, depression, anxiety, anger management, and power and control, as well as a variety of other topics. We explore these topics in our quest to make change sustainable. The goal is a calm body, clear mind, and a feeling of healthy connection to ourselves and others.
DATES: Wednesdays
TIME: 10-11:30
LOCATION: Atascadero
TUITION: Call for information
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: An initial interview and assessment is required before joining the group.
CONTACT: Julie Stowasser, M.S., LMFT at 544-2273, to learn more  about the group
Women’s Group-Flyer
www.CalmClearAndConnected.com

YOUNG PARENTS’ GROUP

Teen Parents and their babies, attending Paso Robles Schools, are welcome to join us for an hour of education, support, resources, stories & crafts. We meet once a week, during the school year.
Days: Every Monday, except school holidays
Time: 1:30- 3:00PM
Location: Independence High School, Paso Robles
Groups are offered at no cost and are drop-in.  Parents participating on a regular basis will receive school credits.
Facilitator and Contact: Edith Puga, Bilingual School Readiness Advocate, Georgia Brown Area
(805) 769-1200 ext. 23262