Resources

Support Groups

We’ve compiled a list of support groups to make your job of parenting a little easier.
These organizations can provide services, information, advice and the support you may be looking for.

Please contact us if your group is not listed, or if your group’s information needs to be updated.


ABUSE PREVENTION


Addiction Resource

2440 M St NW # 320
Seattle, WA 98106
360-663-4353
https://AddictionResource.com
Addiction Resource was founded in 2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Our goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life. We believe in our ability to help improve the lives of others, and belief is what motivates us to educate and support our readers every day.

Fresno Council on Child Abuse Prevention

924 N. Van Ness Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728
559-268-1118
www.fccap.org
Advocacy for child abuse prevention through the coordination of community efforts to improve existing services. Services include provision of educational materials and trainings in child abuse prevention & healthy child development.

Marjaree Mason Center

1600 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721
559-237-4706, 559-233-4357 (Hotline)
www.mmcenter.org


ADVOCACY AND CIVIL RIGHTS


Project ACCESS

1350 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721
559-457-3359
www.fresnounified.org


CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES


Autism Center at Fresno State

5048 N. Jackson Avenue
Mail Stop LS 138
Lab School Room 125
Fresno, CA 93740
559-278-6773
www.fresnostate.edu/csm/bsi/autism-center
The Autism Center @ Fresno State is Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI)and research center. Intervention consist of 20 – 40 hours per week of individualized instruction for children with autism who begin treatment at the age of four years or younger and usually continue for 2 – 3 years.

California Autism Center & Learning Group

1630 E. Shaw Ave. #190
Fresno, CA 93710
559-475-7860
www.calautismcenter.org
A NEW kind of center, a NEW kind of hope! Conveniently located in Fresno, the CAC is a center-based program that provides behavioral therapy to individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Services include one-on-one early intensive treatment, social skills groups, after-school programs, community education and seminars, and whole family support. All services are tailored to each individual and designed to positively change social and cognitive skills in children with autism and provide a new kind of hope to their families. The compassionate CAC team is made up of a specific blend of experts dedicated to ensuring your child or loved one receives the best possible care and treatment plan.

Central Valley Juvenile Vitiligo Support Group

559-281-4364
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Valley-Juvenile-Vitiligo-Support-Group/462311900530755
We are looking for members to join our support group bringing together children and young adults living with Vitiligo. Letting them know they are not alone and providing them with opportunities to share their experiences and encourage each other with activities and friendship.

Comprehensive Youth Services, Inc.

3795 E. Shields Avenue
Fresno, CA 93726
559-229-3561
www.cysfresno.org

County of Fresno, Behavioral Health, Perinatal program

West Fresno Regional Center
142 E. California Ave
Fresno 93706
559-600-1033
Provides mental health services to mothers on Medi-Cal. Provides brief mental health services to pregnant and postpartum mothers. Services can be provided in the office or home in the Metro area. Multidisciplinary team of Clinicians, Case managers, Psychiatrist, Nurse Practitioner, LVN & Public Health nurse. Doctor, agency or self- referral to 600-1033

Footsteps of Saint Agnes

6729 N. Willow Avenue Suite 103
Fresno, CA 93710
559-450-5608
www.samc.com/footsteps
Footsteps, an expansion program of Saint Agnes Hospice, continues its 23-year tradition of supporting children and teens who have experienced a loss or change due to death. Its home grown, award-winning, expressive arts curriculum offers a healing bridge for communication among children, parents, grandparents and foster parents whose families are on the unpredictable passageway of grief. In 2013, 190 youth participated in Footsteps community- and hospital-based events.
Children and teens (ages 4-18) are placed in small groups with others of similar age and loss situations. Each group meets weekly for six weeks under the guidance of a trained facilitator. Concurrent parent/caregiver support groups are also an integral part of Footsteps.

Fresno County Department of Child Support Services

2220 Tulare Street Suite 310P
Fresno, CA 93721
1-866-901-3212
www.childsup.ca.gov
The Fresno County Department of Child Support Services is committed to providing timely and courteous services. The Department of Child Support provides various services such as establishing parentage, establishing, enforcing, and modifying child and medical support orders. Services are available to the general public; in person, over the phone, by mail, and online.

Grit Moms

559-801-2758
www.gritmoms.com

Rescue the Children

2141 N. Parkway Drive
Fresno, CA 93705
559-227-2190
www.fresnorescuemission.org

Supportive Services, Inc.

5090 N. West Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711
559-230-2030
www.ssifresno.org
Supportive Services, Inc. is a non-profit corporation, organized as a service, research, educational and advocacy agency for child care and the related needs of children and families. The Supportive Services, Inc. Alternative Payment Program is a parental choice child care subsidy program that is funded by grants from the State and Federal Government. This program can pay for all, or part, of the cost of child care for eligible families in the Fresno County Area.

The Cord Blood Center

121 S. Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
www.cordbloodbanking.com
cordbloodguide.com
Our goal is to provide information for expectant mothers and families considering cord blood banking – we want to help you find the right option for your loved ones. Whether you choose private banking for the safety of your family, or public banking to help patients in need of a transplant, The Cord Blood Center is committed to giving you relevant, up-to-date information on benefits, pricing and current research for cord blood stem cells.


DAY CARE / DAY SHELTER


F.I.N.D. Care

1911 N. Helm Avenue
Fresno, CA 93727
559-456-1100
www.cvcsn.org


DISABILITIES


AffordableColleges.com

P.O. Box 5277
Houston, TX 77052
281-846-3088
http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/scholarships-students-with-disabilities/
Growing up with a disability poses many educational and financial challenges for students and parents. Beginning college can be an especially difficult time for students with learning disabilities as this will often be their first time living independently. To help with the cost of college, the financial experts at AffordableColleges.com have assembled a Financial Aid Guide for Students with Disabilities. The guide includes valuable resources for students with disabilities, such as: A curated list of more than 85 disability-specific scholarships, Strategies for utilizing state and local financial aid resources, An overview of loan forgiveness and reduction options, and more.

Autism Society of America

P.O. Box 13213
Fresno, CA 93794
559-301-5763
www.asacc.org

Birth Injury Center

http://birthinjurycenter.com/
A comprehensive website dedicated to promoting awareness of common birth injuries and their causes. Our mission is to help users find helpful information on devastating birth injuries and their symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

California Children’s Services (CCS)

1221 Fulton Mall, 2nd Floor Brix Building
Fresno, CA 93721
559-600-3300
www.fcdph.org
The California Children’s Services (CCS) program provides medical case management services to children under the age of twenty-one, with CCS-eligible medical conditions. CCS is administered as a partnership between county health departments and the California Department of Health Care Services (CDHCS). The Medical Therapy Program (MTP) is a program within CCS that provides physical and occupational therapy services for children who have physical disabilities that fall within the programs guidelines and who need MTP services.

California Children’s Services (CCS)

1221 Fulton Mall, 2nd Floor Brix Building
Fresno, CA 93721
559-600-3300
www.fcdph.org
The California Children’s Services (CCS) program provides medical case management services to children under the age of twenty-one, with CCS-eligible medical conditions. CCS is administered as a partnership between county health departments and the California Department of Health Care Services (CDHCS). The Medical Therapy Program (MTP) is a program within CCS that provides physical and occupational therapy services for children who have physical disabilities that fall within the programs guidelines and who need MTP services.

Cerebral Palsy Group

400 Putnam Pike, Suite J
Smithfield, RI 02917
1-774-325-0083
www.cerebralpalsygroup.com
Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, brain injuries, or birth injuries. We are a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are here to provide information and support so that we may help provide resources and education to those affected by CP.

Cerebral Palsy Guide

3208 E. Colonial Drive #241
Orlando, FL 32803
www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/
Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national resource for families that provides information on the causes, symptoms and treatments of cerebral palsy. This site also offers information on support groups for parents and caregivers.

Cerebral Palsy Information

https://www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com/cerebral-palsy/
Cerebral Palsy Guidance is a robust informational website on Cerebral Palsy. It provides detailed medical information, as well as lifestyle and behavior information in it’s daily living section. For more information, please visit https://www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com.

Diagnostic Center, Central California

1818 W. Ashlan Avenue
Fresno, CA 93705
559-243-4047
www.dcc-cde.ca.gov
The Diagnostic Center, Central California (DCC) is one of three regional diagnostic centers operated through the State Special Schools and Services Division of the California Department of Education. Diagnostic Center Central provides assessment, instructional support, training, and technical assistance to staff of Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to assist their efforts in providing appropriate educational programs for students with special needs. Diagnostic Center Central serves LEA’s and families within the 13 counties of Central California’s service area.

TheBestColleges.org

P.O. Box 961
Seattle, WA 98101
347-353-0007
http://www.thebestcolleges.org/
Students with disabilities often have a larger financial burden than those without. Specialized equipment and medical care can be prohibitively expensive, particularly when also paying for a college education. This is why scholarships for students with disabilities are so important. The extra boost in financial security can be the difference between attending college or not attending college. To that end, we have compiled a handy data set meant to help people with disabilities find the help that can take them through graduation.

The CP Lawyer

41850 West Eleven Mile Road, Suite 121
Novi, MI, 48375
248-347-7300
http://www.thecplawyer.com/contact-ken-stern
The CP Lawyer was created with the goal of providing a comprehensive legal resource to parents struggling to find answers for their children dealing with a birth injury. The medical-legal professionals at CP Lawyer care deeply about parents and children who have suffered as the result of medical malpractice, and they are committed to improving lives through sharing information and resources.


EDUCATION


CHADD (Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)

9495 N. Fort Washington Road
Fresno, CA 93720
559-275-3276
www.chadd.org

Fresno Regional WIB All Youth One System

1900 Mariposa Mall Suite 303
Fresno, CA 93721
559-263-1100
www.workforce-connection.com

J.E. Young Academic Center

822 N. Abby
Fresno, CA 93701
559-457-3190
www.fresnounified.org/schools/high/jeyoung

P.A.C.E. Program Fresno Unified School District

2348 Mariposa Street
Fresno, CA 93721
559-457-3680
www.fresnounified.org

RCS Fresno

259 N. Blackstone Avenue
Fresno, CA 93701
559-497-2900, 222-7273 (Hotline)
www.rcsfresno.org
RCS Fresno offers confidential and free 24-hour support to persons traumatized by rape or other forms of sexual violence. Call 559-222-7273 [559-222-RAPE]. RCS Fresno is a member of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault the and the only 24-hour rape crisis center in Fresno County. RCS Fresno also provides professional training on sexual violence intervention and prevention issues. More information is available at rcsfresno.org.

Reading and Beyond

4670 E. Butler Avenue
Fresno, CA 93727
559-600-6191
www.readingandbeyond.org


SPECIAL NEEDS


Exceptional Parents Unlimited

4440 N. First Street
Fresno, CA 93726
559-229-2000
www.exceptionalparents.org
For over 40 years, the EPU Children’s Center has provided support for children and families facing extraordinary medical, developmental and parenting challenges throughout Fresno County. Today, the EPU Children’s Center serves over 950 children and families each week. The EPU Children’s Center’s staff of more than 100 therapists and early childhood specialists meet the critical needs of children and families through six specialized programs. For more information, visit www.epuchildren.org