Monday, March 04, 2024

Resources For Parents

Car Seats Made Simple: www.carseatsmadesimple.org

Child Care Information: Resources for Child Caring: Childcare Resources & Referral 651-641-0332

Childcare Assistance Program 651-266-4019 651-774-7000 -- In home, mobile, 24/7 response in Ramsey County (A variety of services including youth programs, individual and family counseling,and educational programs.) 651-646-6393
Resources Parents

Early Childhood Family Education Coordinated Outreach: www.ecfe.info

Early Intervention Network (EIN) Help Me Grow Washington County: (Free service available to families having concerns about their child from birth to three years of age) 651-430-6700

www.emwc.org (Transitional housing for low income families. Adults must be in school or
working.) -773-8401

First Call for Help: www.unitedwaytwincities.com -- 211 or 1-800-543-7709 or 651-291-0211

Food Shelf Info & Locations: 651-291-0211

Health Insurance: Minnesota Care 651-297-3862 -- Medical Assistance 651-266-4444

Housing Link: www.housinglink.org (Affordable rental housing information.) 612-522-2500

HSI Crisis Clinic: 651-777-5222 (Face-to-face emergency counseling. Sliding fee. No denial of service due to inability to pay.)

Lactation/Breast Feeding Resource Center: (Registered Nurse lactation consultants provide over the phone consultation.) 651-241-6250

Libraries: www.ramsey.lib.mn.us (Ramsey County), www.co.washington.mn.us [Washington County], and www.sppl.org (St.Paul Library)

Life Care Centers: (Free pregnancy test, financial help and other support such as car seats, diapers, layettes, highchairs, cribs, and clothing for up to two years old. A $10.00 refundable deposit can be waived. Available to anyone in need.)

Life Care Center East: (E. St. Paul) 651-776-2328

Minnesota Parents Know: www.parentsknow.state.mn.us

New Life, Woodbury, www.newlife4u.org 651-459-0444

Trinity Lutheran, Stillwater (Little Tots & Polka Dots) www.trinitylc.org 651-439-7400

Mom Enough: www.momenough.com  Marti and Erin Erickson mother and daughter co-hosts.

Parent Further: [formerly Media and the Family) www.parentfurther.com/technology-media

Parent Support Groups: Parents Without Partners 952-953-7100- MELD, Parenting Groups 612-332-7563 - Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota 651-523-0099

Poison Control: Emergency and general information concerning poisoning 1-800-222-1222

Ramsey County Community Human Services: http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/hs/index.htm

Ramsey County Mental Health Center: 651-266-7890

Ramsey County Public Health Nursing: (Intake) 651-765-7733

Ramsey County: Community Human Services 651-266-4444 Emergency Social Services After
5:00 PM 651-291-6795

Food Stamps: 651-266-4005

Ready 4K: www.ready4k.org

St. Croix Valley Life Care Center: (Stillwater) 651-439-5964

United Way: (211) 651-291-0211

University of Minnesota Extension Service & Parent Education Resources:

University of Minnesota Extension Washington County: (Programs and publications available on a variety of home and family topics) 651-430-6800

Washington County Adult Intake: (Call to report adult abuse and neglect) 651-430-6484)

Washington County After Hours Crisis Response: (5pm-8am) weekends and holidays, 651-290-8605

Washington County Child Protection: (Call to report child abuse and neglect) 651-430-6457 the child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department.

Washington County Community Services: Economic Assistance (Provides services to families in crisis, including counseling referral to other agencies, coordination of services to assist families in meeting their goals) and child care assistance: -430-6459 www.co.washington.mn.us/info_for_residents/community_services/

Washington County Emergency Social Services: (Evenings 5PM to 8AM; weekends and holidays) 651-291-6795

Washington County Family Resources: www.co.washington.mn.us/client_files/documents/FHL-Resources.pdf

Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority: www.wchra.com (Providing administration of public housing and Section 8 vouchers. Public notification when accepting new applications. Waiting list closed. 651-458-0936

Washington County Mental Health Crisis Line: (24 hour line) Information, referral, and counseling for people living in Washington County 651-777-4455

Little Canada Women's Life Care Center: www.womenslifecarecenter.org 651-777-0350

Zero to Three: www.zerotothree.org

Working Family Resource Center: www.workingfamilyresourcecenter.org
325 Cedar Street
St Paul, MN 55101-1017
(651) 293-5330

Lending library is filled with over 1200 current titles that cover topics like child development, family life, work-life balance, time management, leadership, and a variety of others for personal and professional use. Books, audiotapes, videos, and CD's are available for loan to the public at no cost. Hours and Location  Open to the public Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. It is conveniently located in the heart of downtown St. Paul on the skyway.

The Working Family Resource Center Child Care Database is the most comprehensive in the Twin Cities Metro Area and western Wisconsin. Search for licensed home care providers, licensed childcare centers, preschools, camps, care for mildly ill, nanny agencies, sitter services, as well as adoption and general resources. Available from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment at the Working Family Resource Center in downtown St. Paul on the Skyway level. Access to the database is unlimited and free. This information is not available via phone, fax, or email. This service is available in collaboration with Career/Life Alliance Services, Inc.

NOTE:  The resources and websites listed are suggested sites for parenting information. This is not an endorsement by the ECFE Program in ISD 622. Further by exploring and investigating each site. If you find any of this information in error, please let us know as soon as possible so we can make the correction.

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