Family Resource Centers throughout Siskiyou County offer parents and children activities and services including:
- Parenting education
- Family Fun Nights
- Healthy Families Applications
- Play groups for toddlers and parent
- Mental Health services
- Family Resource Centers
Shasta Head Start Child Development is part of a national program that provides income-eligible pre-school children with educational and developmental activities as well as social services for families. There are locations in Yreka, Weed and Dunsmuir.
Siskiyou Child Care Council provides child care payment assistance, an on-site center, a toy and resource lending library, child care provider training and respite child care services.
Siskiyou Early Head Start offers families comprehensive child development services for pregnant mothers and children from newborns to 3 years old. Services are offered at both the Center located in Yreka and at the parents’ homes.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) WIC is a temporary assistance program for pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children up to five years of age, who have special nutritional needs. WIC provides nutrition education to help improve eating habits, and dispenses supplemental food vouchers to buy specific foods important for good health. Childhood immunizations are also available at most WIC clinics, in addition to breastfeeding education and support. WIC clinics are held monthly throughout Siskiyou County. For more information, call (530) 841-4001 or toll free at 1-800-442-2333.
Siskiyou Domestic Violence and Crisis Center offers services to victims of family violence and sexual assault. They provide 24 hour crisis response and the only emergency shelter in Siskiyou County. The 24 hour hotline number is 1-877-842-4068.
California's Healthy Families is low cost insurance for children and teens. It provides health, dental and vision coverage to children who do not have insurance and do not qualify for free Medi-Cal.
- Healthy Families, state website
Dads at a Distance and Moms Over Miles are two site that give long-distance parents ideas for activities to share with their children for those times when they are separated.
Children's Health Guide, sponsored by Drug Watch, a guide for parents of newborns to preteens: