Parenting Resources

Events for the Whole Family

Follow this LINK to see events happening in the community for free or a nominal fee. The events calendar lists fun children’s community events, family-friendly events for kids and things to do on the Central Coast and San Luis Obispo County

Click HERE  to subscribe & stay up-to-date on family events and activities in SLO County!



211-logoSan Luis Obispo County’s  information & referral service available free of charge, 24 hours every day. The confidential telephone service allows callers to remain anonymous while receiving assistance and answers to non-emergency questions about local health and social service resources, including parenting support services.

You can now visit their new website to get the latest information: 


Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children of San Luis Obispo County reach their full potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters focuses on finding common interests between the participants, as well as keeping in mind convenience of location. This program is a donor and volunteer supported organization proven to help vulnerable children of single, low-income and/or incarcerated parents succeed.

Two programs:

(1) Community-based: children ages 5-15 are paired with adult mentors, commit to meeting 2-4 times a month with personalized outings they both enjoy such as sports, the beach, or music!

(2) School-based: elementary school kids paired with qualified high-school mentors, meet once a week at “Littles” school. Current schools participating: Pacheco, Del Mar, and Nipomo Elementary. Topics revolve around academic achievement, bullying, self-esteem and how to build healthy relationships.

“Changing Lives for the Better, Forever” click HERE for more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO county.

Contact Information:
142 Cross Street, Unit 140
San Luis Obispo
(805) 781-3226


Central Coast Family News is distributed monthly throughout San Luis Obispo County. Their goal is to support Central Coast families and connect them with the resources they need to thrive!

Read the latest issue online HERE.


To report suspected cases of child abuse and/or neglect to Child Welfare Services, call 1-800-781-KIDS/5437 (24-hour line).

You are not required to have witnessed abuse or have complete proof of the incident. Report what you observed or what you were told that caused suspicion that a child is being physically, sexually, or emotionally abused or neglected. When in doubt, call CWS or law enforcement.

If you are a parent trying to contact your Social Worker at Child Welfare Services, please call the office at (805) 781-1700. 

For more information & specific services regarding Child Welfare Services in SLO county visit HERE.


The mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.
There is nothing more important than a child’s well-being. Knowing the extent of the drug problem in our society, any parent naturally tries to protect their child from the destruction drugs can cause them physically, mentally and emotionally. We provide factual information to assist in changing the mindset and understanding about drug abuse, addition and recovery.

Resources for teens can be found here:

Parents looking for more information on how to help their child please visit:


Get On The Bus brings children and their guardians/caregivers from throughout the state of California to visit their mothers and fathers in prison. Each year around Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, hundreds of children and their caregiver’s board buses and travel from cities all over the State of California to be united.

For more information: https://
Visit Central Coast Get on the Bus on Facebook:


San Luis Obispo County Womenade is a non-profit serving San Luis Obispo County; a network that donates items, time, and money directly to support those in crisis. Referrals come from schools, medical professionals, county health departments, and organizations such as Family Care Network, Women’s Shelter, CAPSLO, and Prado Day Center. To refer a woman or family in need (medical payments, dental care, bus transportation, car repair, rent utilities, childcare, etc):


North County Families supports families in SLO’s North County. Their website has many options for ways to connect with moms in the area. The website provides information on available resources and local events. See the “Moms” tab for information on birth & newborns, postpartum help, or mom groups.

Visit this LINK for more information or email any questions to


The Supervised Visitation Network is a membership organization of professionals who provide supervised visitation and access services to families. Access their Provider Directory here.


Asgardian Child Monitor
Mahgum Asgarian
Professional Supervised Visitation Provider
PO Box 1955 | Templeton, CA 93465-1955
Mobile 805 635.5201
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Balanced Supervision Services
Angela Allen, Professional Supervisor

Connect Supervision
Professional Supervision Monitor
Areas: San Luis Obispo County


Donna Lewis – Supervised Visitation Moniter
I am a Professional Visitation Monitor bringing safety and neutrality to your visit. My main focus is the child’s well being and helping to keep the family unit intact. Please contact me if you have any questions. 805-528-5662 or

Ed Spera
I provide a safe and unbiased environment so as to facilitate a healthy and enjoyable experience. I have 18 years with SLO Crisis Intevention Hot Line. My experience is in Family Issues, Domestic Violence, Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention.
Morro Bay, CA, Cell 805-704-1797, Fax 805-772-1012

Elite Family Visits
Lucinda L. Petit is recognized by Lawyers who work with children and the judges as a reputable visitation monitor.  Her understanding and education in the Judicial System gives her the ability to help families in a way that is unique to each families needs.  She is available county wide and works with families on rates that make it financially easier.  Contact her at 805.748.6681 or

Forget Me Not
Forget Me Not, Inc. is a professional child visitation monitoring service that understands the importance of maintaining a relationship between a child and both parents, regardless of conflict or misunderstanding between the parents. For more information call Mrs. Loren at (805) 574-0249 or email or visit

Jessica Stewart
A safe and neutral environment for supervised visitation between children and their non-custodial parents.
Contact: or (805) 904-5243

Sandy McNamara
530-515-2265 or


Women’s Community Center
Address: 1124 Nipomo Street, Suite D
The Women’s Community Center provides a variety of services including:
The Pro Per Clinic, with one on one legal advice in family law matters
“Dealing with Divorce”- non-legal divorce tips

Visit their Blog-Site for more information. See right-hand side for legal help and programs: