Parenting Resources You Can Use

From parenting education to childcare resources, food assistance and youth activities, we have tools you need to help your family thrive. We also offer self-care resources to help you take care of yourself, so you can take care of your family. Browse through the resources below and find the support you need today.

Self Care for Parents

It’s as important to care for yourself as it is to care for your family.


Name of organization/Service Service Description 
All-Options Talkline offers a free and confidential space to talk about pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption. Peer Counselors offer judgment-free support at any point before, during, and after pregnancy, regardless of which options the caller is considering.
Baby Blues Connection Baby Blues Connection provides support, information and resources to women and families coping with pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders. Services include 24-hour phone support, parent to parent support groups in multiple locations, partner support for family members who want to support someone coping with postpartum depression or anxiety, and resource packets emailed/mailed at no cost.
Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Behavioral health help in crisis or non-crisis situations. 24/7 call center to support anyone experiencing distress –  for you or anyone else. Help finding local behavioral health supports and providers. 
Exhale – BIWOC Well-Being EXHALE mobile phone app serves as a place that women can visit as often as you’d like to find refuge and healing during your emotional well-being journey.
Insight Timer Free app for sleep, anxiety and stress. Timer app for meditating, guided meditations: Buddhist mindfulness, Kundalini yoga, walking meditation, and so many others.
Lines for Life Support line for those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence, microagressions, and the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and/or other cross-cultural issues. The line is led and staffed by people who have experienced racism. 
Postpartum Support International Information and support groups to help families, providers, and communities learn about the emotional and mental health of childbearing families. 
Reach Out Oregon  A non-judgmental listening ear, and support navigating the complex world of resources and services for children and youth. Spanish language available. Free.


Access to affordable, high-quality childcare is essential for working families. Explore the following resources and support to help families find the right childcare for their needs.


Name of organization/Service Service Description
Baby Promise Baby Promise offers free, full-day care and education for eligible infant and toddler children in local early care and education settings.
ERDC Childcare Assistance The Employment Related Day Care program (ERDC) helps working families pay for child care, including registration fees. ERDC now also helps non-working students with child care, including registration fees.
Wonderschool Wonderschool helps families find high-quality child care that meets their unique needs.
Find Child Care Oregon Find Child Care Oregon helps families locate child care through referrals and provides resources to make informed decisions about child care needs.

Parenting Education

Learn the skills you need to be the best parent you can be.


Name of organization/Service Service Description 
Arise and Shine Assist immigrant, refugee, and community families with parenting skills classes and mentorship program.
Autism Society Oregon Oregon’s leading organization providing resources, education, advocacy on policy matters, and support for Autistic individuals and their families.
Black Parent Initiative Since 2006, BPI’s mission has been to educate and mobilize the parents and caregivers of African, African American and African American Multi-cultural children to ensure they achieve success.
Fact Oregon Peer support, trainings, and resources to equip and empower families, transform how they see disability, and help them have high expectations and dream big dreams for their children.
Hacienda Community Development Corp. Sembrando Semillitas aims to reduce academic and health disparities among Latino children in Oregon by providing support for families with children from birth to age five.
Mother and Child Center Parenting classes, childbirth education, financial health workshop, parent-to-parent networking opportunities, and free breastfeeding support group.
NAYA Family Center Native American youth ages 0-24, their birth parents, and their foster parents. Young adults who have aged out of foster care can receive services through age 24.
Northwest Family Services A workshop to help parents understand mental health symptoms in teens, including signs and symptoms of depression, drug and alcohol use, bullying, when to seek assistance, and how to talk to your teen about these issues.
Pathfinder Network Center for Family Success Parenting classes, reentry mentoring support for justice-involved mothers and fathers, early childhood home visiting, peer mentoring, case management, and mentoring and intervention programs for children of justice-involved parents.
Self Enhancement  Self Enhancement, Inc works with schools, families, and partner community organizations to provide support, guidance, and opportunities to achieve personal and academic success.