Pregnant and Parenting Resources

If you need a resource not listed below, call the Referral Line for assistance 916-875-2229 or check out the Pregnancy Resource Guide (updated 2017).

Pregnancy Resource & Referral Line

(The Baby Line)

888-824-2229 or 916-875-2229

A resource for pregnant women and parents

If you call during business hours, you will be able to speak with a live person and ask questions. No cost.

This is a good place to start if you need help finding a health care provider for prenatal care.


Nurse-Family Partnership Program 
616 Micron Ave, Suite 950
Sacramento, CA  95827 | Map

Program for first-time pregnant women.

You receive home visits by a public health nurse - your "free personal nurse!"

You can self-refer. No cost.

Referral Form

Black Infant Health Program 
616 Micron Ave, Suite 670
Sacramento, CA  95827 | Map

Program services are provided to pregnant African-American women,

18 and older, residing in the County of Sacramento. No cost.

Referral Form

Sutter Teen Programs

1625 Stockton Blvd., Suite 210

Sacramento, CA 95816 | Map


Services for expecting or parenting teens. No cost.

Birth & Beyond

Nine locations throughout Sacramento

Support for families with young children. No cost.

You can self refer.

Click here for locations and phones. 

Crisis Nursery

If you need temporary free childcare due to a crisis or an emergency,

contact the Crisis Nursery for support.

North Crisis Nursery

4533 Pasadena Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95821

916-679-3600 | Map


South Crisis Nursery

6699 South Land Park Drive

Sacramento, CA 95831 | Map



Emergency Child Care Bridge Program

Program helps pay for child care for 6-12 months. Participants will also work with a child care navigator to develop a long term plan. Parenting youth and non-minor dependents with children of their own are qualified for the program. Please contact your social worker for a referral. 

Contacts for additional information:

Gloria Bedford, Bridge Program Contract Monitor


Janine Anderson, Bridge Program Liaison


WIC (Women, Infants, & Children)

A federally funded nutrition program. No cost.

The agency also provides electric breast pumps. 

Six locations throughout Sacramento

Call 916-876-5000 for details

Click here to apply

Free or Low-cost Car Seats 

The following agencies offer free or low-cost car seats when you attend car seat classes.

Sign up months in advance before you need the car seat as classes fill up fast and there could be a long wait list.

UC Davis Health/Sacramento Food Bank

Ask for Misael

Free car seat with class. 


Safe Kids/Dignity Health

One free car seat per family with class.

Additional car seats are low-cost. 


La Familia Counseling Center

Ask for Cinthia
5523 34th St.
Sacramento, CA 95820

Valley Hi Family Resource Center
7000 Franklin Blvd. Suite 820
Sacramento, CA 95823

Mutual Assistance Network/Firehouse Community Center 

Typically offers booster carseats instead of newborn carseats
810 Grand Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95838

Arcade Community Center
2427 Marconi Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95821