links to other resources
For Yolo County resources, call 2-1-1 or visit www.211yolocounty.com
For more information about Yolo County resources in the following areas, call 2-1-1 or visit www.211yolocounty.com
- Crisis Services
- Disaster Response
- Employment & Finance
- Public Assistance & Benefit Programs
- Household & Hygiene (including clothing)
- Farmers’ Markets (Freshtext & Markettext)
- Children & Family
- Children & Family (including Family Resource Centers and parenting classes)
- Youth & Young Adults
- Mental Health
- Maternal Wellness
- Substance Abuse Assistance
- Legal Services
- Legal Aid
- Vital records and certificates
- Individuals with Disabilities
Pregnancy and Postpartum
- Baby Center provides pregnancy information, such as pregnancy aches and pains, weight gain and nutrition, what’s safe during pregnancy and what’s not, pregnancy stages, labor and delivery. Click HERE for more information.
- The Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Program provides supplemental food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and links with community resources. It serves low- to moderate-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, as well as infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. Call 530-666-8445 (Woodland) or 916-375-6390 (West Sacramento) or click HERE for more information.
- Postpartum Support International (PSI) provides information and resources about pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, including depression. It also has a warm-line, or toll-free telephone number, anyone can call to get basic information, support and resources. Warm-line messages are returned every day of the week, and they have a confidential voicemail. Call (800) 944-4773 or click HERE for more information.
* Note this is not a crisis hotline and does not handle emergencies. If you are in crisis, please call your physician, 911, or one of the suicide crisis hotlines listed below.
Caring for Children
Hotlines and Local Help
- National Parent Helpline at 1-855-4A PARENT (1-855-427-2736) provides parents and caregivers with emotional support and refers them to services if necessary. Click HERE for more information.
- Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453). Available 24/7 and in 200 languages, the hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.
- Children’s Home Society provides referrals to local childcare and provides assistance paying for childcare for income qualifying families. Call (530) 723-5225 or click HERE for more information.
- The Yolo Crisis Nursery provides safe, temporary care for children up through age 5 when parents need a place for their children while they are dealing with emergencies, or even just so that they can deal with a medical issue, an unexpected job situation, or just need a break. Services are voluntary and free. Click HERE for more information or call (530) 758-6680.
- The Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Program provides supplemental food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and links with community resources. It serves low- to moderate-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, as well as infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. Call (530) 666-8445 (Woodland) or (916) 375-6390 (West Sacramento) or click HERE for more information.
- American Academy of Pediatrics has information on healthy living, safety and prevention, family life, health news, tips and tools. It also has a section on Ages and Stages, which gives parents information on developmental stages from pregnancy to age 21. Click HERE for more information (available in English and Spanish).
- The Period of PURPLE Crying describes the point in a baby’s life when they cry more than any other time and equips caregivers with strategies to soothe the baby and cope with stress. Click HERE for more information.
- Talk+Play=CONNECT Toolkit for Families from Yolo County Children’s Alliance has many ideas for how you can connect with your child.
The toolkit contains:
- Information about why talking and playing are so important for your child’s development,
- Tips that can help you and your child communicate better, and
- Fun, easy ideas for how to play and connect with your child at 3 times of the day: in the morning, at mealtimes, and at bedtime.
- Ideas are divided by your child’s age (baby, toddler, preschooler, school-age, and teenager) so you can get the most helpful information for you and your child!
- The toolkit is available in English, Spanish, and Russian HERE.
- Make Time for Yourself—A Self-Care Guide for Busy Parents from Yolo County Children’s Alliance talks about the importance of self-care and provides many ideas to try. To help parents prioritize self-care, the guide divides specific self-care ideas into those that only take 5 minutes to do and those that take more time. There are also activities that parents can do with children. The guide is available in English, Spanish, and Russian HERE.
The ideas involve:
- calming the mind,
- connecting with supportive relatives and friends,
- finding activities that bring joy, and
- getting enough sleep.
Hotlines and Car Seat Checks
- Nationwide Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-122 offers free, confidential, expert medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Click HERE for more information.
- Child Car Seat Inspection Station Locator can help you find a child car seat inspection station nearest you. Certified technicians will inspect your child car seat, in most cases, free of charge – and show you how to correctly install and use it. Click HERE for more information.
- Injury Prevention & Control: Protect the Ones You Love—Child Injuries are Preventable has information on burn prevention, drowning prevention, poisoning prevention, fall prevention, and playground, road traffic, teen driver, bicycle, pedestrian, child passenger, sports and helmet safety. Click HERE for more information.
- Parents Central from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides information about keeping your children safe on the road (e.g., car seats, teen driving, seatbelts, in and around the car). Click HERE for more information.
- The Ultimate Car Seat Guide provides practical tips to keep kids safe in cars. Click HERE for more information.
- Stopbullying.gov provides information about what bullying is and what it is not, the warning signs of bullying, and steps to take for preventing and responding to bullying, including how to talk to children about bullying, prevention in schools and communities, and how to support children involved. Click HERE for more information.
Child Abuse and Neglect
- Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) is available 24/7 and in 200 languages, the hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.
- Call Yolo County Child Welfare Services at 530-669-2345 or 1-888-400-0022 if you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected.
- Learn more about the symptoms of abuse and neglect of children. For warning signs of abuse and neglect, visit:
Child Sexual Abuse
- Empower Yolo Crisis Line provides crisis support for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking. Trained advocates are available 24/7 to provide crisis intervention, emotional support, advocacy, information and referrals. Call (530) 662-1133 or (916) 371-1907.
- Call Yolo County Child Welfare Services at (530) 669-2345 or 1-888-400-0022 if you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected.
- Stop It Now! works to prevent child sexual abuse from occurring. It provides information about sexual abuse, normal and concerning adult and child behaviors, tips on how to talk about sexual abuse, resources, and an email and phone helpline. Click HERE for more information. For warning signs of possible sexual abuse, visit: http://www.stopitnow.org/ohc-content/tip-sheet-7
- The Enough Abuse Campaign provides information and resources to help stop child sexual abuse. The website includes prevention messages, conversation starters, red flags, what to do if you suspect sexual abuse, and actions individuals, including parents, can take to prevent child sexual abuse. Click HERE for more information.
Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence
Hotlines and information
- Empower Yolo provides free and confidential support to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, and child abuse. In addition to walk-in crisis support, emergency shelter, counseling and legal services, Empower Yolo also has a Crisis Line where trained advocates are available 24/7 to provide crisis intervention, emotional support, advocacy, information and referrals. Call (530) 662-1133,
(916) 371-1907 or click HERE for more information.
- RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. It has information on sexual assault, safe and prevention, after sexual assault, and public policy and action. It also has a free, confidential National Sexual Assault Hotline at
1-800-656-HOPE and offers chatting on the website as well. Click HERE to visit website.
Hotlines and information
- Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County has a 24-hour Yolo Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-888-233-0228 where you can get confidential, anonymous telephone counseling and referral information by trained crisis volunteers. It also as an ASK Teen Crisis Line, and School Safety Tip Lines. It also provides a Survivors of Suicide Support Group. Click HERE to visit their website.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7 skilled, trained counseling at a crisis center in your area (for Yolo County, it’s the Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County). It also provides information about mental health (therapy, safety plan, coping, tragedies) and prevention (risk factors and warning signs). Call 1-800-273-8255 (in 150 languages), talk to someone in Spanish at 1-888-628-9454, or chat with someone online HERE.
- Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide provides information, including warning signs, for parents, educators, and teens on teen suicide prevention. Click HERE for more information.
- Youth Suicide Prevention from youth.gov provides mental health information and key resources for people wanting to know more about suicide and suicide prevention. Click HERE for more information.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information about the Adverse Childhood Experiences study and its implications. Click HERE for more information.
- ACEs Connection is a social network that accelerates the global movement toward recognizing the impact of adverse childhood experiences in shaping adult behavior and health, and reforming all communities and institutions — from schools to prisons to hospitals and churches — to help heal and develop resilience rather than to continue to traumatize already traumatized people. Click HERE for more information.
- Resilient Yolo is a Yolo County group committed to educating people in Yolo County about ACEs, resilience, and trauma-informed and resilience-building practices. Click HERE for more information.