Breastfeeding Task Force
BFTF’s goal is to boost the duration of breastfeeding by increasing community awareness and support for breastfeeding mothers. Members include lactation consultants, health care providers, nurses, doulas, peer counselors and mothers. DHHS’s Maternal Child & Adolescent Health program helps coordinate the BFTF.
Changing Tides Family Services
2379 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka CA 95501
Resources and referrals for parents and children.
First 5 Humboldt
525 Second St., Suite 201, Eureka CA 95501
Promotes comprehensive, integrated systems of services for early childhood development in order to foster secure, healthy and loving children eager to learn and develop to their full potential. Provides several play groups for 0 to 5 year olds in various communities.
Healthy Moms Program (DHHS)
2910 H Street, Eureka CA 95501
Alcohol and other drugs recovery programs for women who are pregnant or have children that are less than 6 years of age. Support groups, out-patient treatment program, and mental health services.
Love & Logic, Parents in Training Parenting Classes
PO Box 6358, Eureka, CA 95502
Parent training provides information about gangs, substance use disorder, divorce and stepparents. Also covers early childhood (birth to 3 years old) and (4 years and older).
Mother 2 Mother Breastfeeding Support Circle
Free Mother-to-Mother support circle. A great opportunity to meet with other nursing mothers, share concerns, funny stories, and discuss day-to-day management of breastfeeding
Northcoast Children’s Services
1266 9th Street, Arcata CA 95521
Head Start and Early Head Start provide reliable assistance in securing resources for families in areas such as food security, safe and adequate housing, family counseling, and the many other challenges that parents face in creating a healthy and nurturing environment for their children.
North Coast Regional Department of Child Support Services (parenting)
2420 Sixth St., Eureka, CA 95501
Caring professionals serving Humboldt and Trinity families living in separate households. Utilizes legal practices to establish paternity and resolve financial issues related to supporting their children. Mediated child support and time share agreements, and free budgeting skills education for parents using Department services.
Nurse-Family Partnership (Public Health, DHHS)
529 I St., Eureka CA 95501
Evidence-based public health program that helps transform the lives of low-income mothers pregnant with their first child. A free, voluntary program for first time moms under 28 weeks along. Home visiting with nursing and other resources.
Paso a Paso (St. Joseph Health)
2200 Harrison Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501
Various parenting workshops offered throughout the year, as well as Positive Discipline classes. All classes presented in Spanish.
Perinatal Services, Public Health, DHHS (Parenting)
908 Seventh St., Eureka CA 95501
The goal of the Perinatal Services Program is to improve the health of low-income pregnant women and give their babies a healthy start in life.
Redwood Coast Parent Project (HCOE)
1820 Sixth St., Eureka, CA 95501
Coordinates the Parent Project®: 11 week workshops that provide parents with effective strategies & tools to influence and motivate strong-willed teens, w/ focus on turning around the most destructive adolescent behaviors: truancy/school refusal, defiance in the home, & more. Appropriate for parents with youth 10+. Available in Arcata, Eureka, Fortuna.
The Women, Infant, Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is for income-eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and nonbreastfeeding women and children under the age of 5 years old who have a nutritional need. Locations in Eureka, Fortuna, Garberville, and Mckinleyville.