Many different assistance programs are provided to low income moms and dads in Sacramento County. There are resources for women who are pregnant as well as new parents. The goal is to ensure the baby has the supplies and support they need from when they are born, whether it is a box of infant formula, diapers, clothing, or even a crib to sleep in.
The 7 agencies to call on for help are below. Each is focused on addressing one or more needs. Each if one of the organizations does not provide material aid (such as disposable diapers or hygiene items), then the charity may still offer other support. As some focus on providing both parenting and co-parenting classes. Or they provide workshops on cooking, life skills, or more.
Sacramento County based agencies also want to ensure the bay or infant has the food they need. This is why many are involved in distributing free infant formula. So it is fairly common for multiple needs to be addressed, such as a client getting some diapers, a piece of furniture, or free food for their baby. More information on each program is below.
Chicks in Crisis
Primary location is 9455 East Stockton Boulevard
Elk Grove, California 9562
They help women under the age of 25, including teen moms. Assistance is for females with priority given on unplanned or unwanted pregnancy's. There is a crisis hotline, food and health classes, finance workshops, and more. Supplies for the baby range from clothes to disposable diapers, wipes, and even maternity clothing.
Children's Boutique at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
Address is 3308 Third Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817
Free baby stuff is given from the Children's Boutique. Moms and dads are given infant formula and diapers, if they applied to the Parent Education Program. There is also baby as well as maternity clothes, baby food, strollers, toys for kids, furniture, diapers and more. Donations are always needed from people and businesses in Sacramento.
River City Food Bank
1800 28th Street
Sacramento, California 95816
Main phone: 916-446-2627
Up to 5 days of food can be given from the pantry, including baby formula. There are also toiletries, diapers when available, and other supplies. Case managers also provide referrals as well as follow up to clients on everything from CalFresh to housing. Resources are also offered in Spanish.
Center for Community Health and Well Being - Black Mothers United
Address is 4625 44th Street, Suite 9
Sacramento, CA 95820
For intake, call 916-558-4809
Women of all incomes can get access to prenatal and post-partum care. There is also a Baby Bucks Store. The location has free or low cost blankets, baby formula, cribs, infant and toddler clothing, diapers, and furniture. Other programs include free transportation/bus passes as well as home visitation services.
Saint John's Program for Real Change
Baby supplies are given for clients of this shelter. They also help women facing domestic violence by offering financial management as well as housing placement programs.
Central Downtown Food Basket
Main address is 1701 L Street
Sacramento, California 95811
Dial (916) 761-5624
They only support struggling, working poor residents in the city of Sacramento and not rural regions.
Cultural Broker Program - WellSpace Health
Location is 8243 East Stockton Boulevard, Suite A
Sacramento, California 95828
Clients need to be lower income African American women in Sacramento County. Staff install car seats for free. Thy also give advice on childbirth expectations, run a Nurturing Parent Program curriculum, and more.
Call (916) 387-9000
This is a regional service that offer baby stuff as well as food. Applicants need to have proof of income as well as residency.