Resource Library

Resource Library

Find resources to help in raising your child

Babies can be both the sweetest reward and biggest challenge of our lives. Research shows a child’s experiences in their first 5 years shapes their future. That is a lot of responsibility. We know you are the best person for the job – and we are here to help. On this page, you’ll find local resources for your family, information on parenting, and much more.

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4Cs Child Care Coordinating Council

Get help with everything related to child care, from finding care to financial support to pay for it.

First 5 California Parents Guide

What you need to know to help your child grow up healthy and thrive.

Help Me Grow San Mateo County

Contact Help Me Grow to get a free developmental screening. 

SMC Health: Health Coverage

Understand your health insurance options, find affordable plans, and receive free, confidential help.

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Parentage Opportunity Program

The Parentage Opportunity Program offers eligible parents a free and efficient opportunity to establish a legal parent-child relationship, with the same legality without going through court.

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Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse

CORA provides specialized services for parents and kids of all ages. Services include physical shelter and emotional support, individual and family counseling, parental support groups, after-school enrichment programs, safety planning, and more.

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SMC Health: Oral Health

Local clinics and organizations across San Mateo County provide dental services at a reduced cost for patients that are uninsured and under-insured, as well as Medi-Cal and Denti-Cal patients. Information is available from San Mateo County Health.

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Legal Aid Society of San Mateo

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County provides free civil legal advice, counsel, and representation to low-income people living in San Mateo County.

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San Mateo County Core Agencies

Core Service Agencies provide safety net services to San Mateo County residents in need of food, emergency housing assistance, emergency utility assistance, shelter, and other basic needs.

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For assistance in finding mental health and/or substance use services for someone who may be experiencing a mental illness and/or substance use condition, or for someone you are concerned about, call the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services ACCESS Call Center. You can get information, an assessment, and a referral based on individual needs.

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San Mateo County Alert System

SMC ALERT is an alert notification system used to immediately contact you during urgent or emergency situations. Sign up for free! You can set alerts to send emergency and non-emergency text and voice messages to your: – email accounts – cell phones, smartphones, tablets – voice messages to landline phones (home & work)

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Car Seat Checks

Baby on Board! The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department provides FREE car seat inspections.

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