Monterey County Information & Resources for Children & Families

Family Urgent Response System

For Access to Behavioral Health Services or the Crisis Line
1 888-258-6029

CalHOPE Warm Line
1 833 317-HOPE(4673)

Natividad Crisis Line

Virtual Support Services

Foster Parent Association
Foster & Kinship Care Education (FKCE) – Hartnell College
Seneca Kinship Center
Car Seat Program
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
San Andreas Regional Center
County of Education
Office of Education- Foster Youth Services
Covid-19 Resources
LGBTQ Resources
2-1-1 Resources
Home Internet Service FREE – $23/month
Free Online Tutoring Services  Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth
Resources for Non-Black Caregivers
Resources for Kinship Caregivers
ICWA Resources
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families Support Groups
California Foster Care Ombudsperson

Behavioral Health
Crisis Stabilization Unit
Crisis Resources
Crisis Hotlines
Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program

Child Care
Resource & Referral
Head Start

California Provider Helpline (For Foster & Kinship Parents!) 1-833-99YOUTH (999-6884)
Alliance for Children’s Rights
Kinship Navigator
CAC Foster & Kinship Newsletters


Bringing the Caregiver Voice to the State

California’s caregivers have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in statewide policy discussion & formation. Policymakers and decision-makers want to know what supports the retention and recruitment of quality family homes for the state’s most vulnerable children. You can add your voice by becoming a member of California Alliance of Caregivers for updates, events, and leadership opportunities and

Parents & Caregivers for Wellness

  • Increase Access to Appropriate, Individualized Care
  • Improve Quality and Effectiveness of Care
  • Encourage Greater Collaboration Among Child-Serving Agencies and Providers
  • Promote Engagement of Parents & Caregivers