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Resources for all Parents

Triad Moms on Main

Triad Moms on Main is an online parenting resource for the Triad, NC area. Provides an all-inclusive resource for parents that features daily blogs, directories, a detailed local events calendar, contests, and giveaways. Their website explores new topics daily through their blog – from how to find the right school or summer camp for your child, to showcasing local restaurants and birthday party venues. Their team focuses on needs and interests of parents raising children in the Triad while also hosting guest blogs from a variety of viewpoints.

Ready for School, Ready for Life (Ready Ready)

Ready Ready is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our focus is ensuring all children in Guilford County and their families get the resources they need for healthy development. We want every child born in Guilford County from 2023 and beyond to enter kindergarten developmentally on track in five key areas:

Language and communication
Approaches to play and learning

From the very beginning, we asked families in our area to help define our work and our voice. Family voice informs our work and we share our learning with residents and community stakeholders. We also work with more than 100 community partners in Guilford County and North Carolina to create this system of care. As a backbone organization, our goal is population-level change. We know it won’t be easy or quick, but we’re in it for the future of our county, our state, and our country.

Family Connects Guilford 

An evidence based program that offers a variety of quality services to Guilford County families including:

  • In-home nurse visits following the birth of their baby.
  • Confidential home visits
  • Recommendations on infant care
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Help tidentify back-to-work and home support and home connections
  • And so much more!

The Center of Parenting Education

The Center for Parenting Education offers support throughout the parenting life cycle, including:

  • Online Library of parenting articles
  • Recommended parenting books
  • Online resource directory

Every Baby Guilford

They’re a collective action movement building collaborative solutions within the community to disrupt longstanding health outcomes and racial disparities in Guilford County. Formerly the Guilford County Coalition on Infant Mortality,  their mission is to ignite and mobilize Guilford County through partnerships and unified strategies to eliminate racial disparities and prevent infant deaths.

Empowering Parents

These resources have been compiled by the Empowering Parents Parent Coaching team to help families who may be facing a crisis or who have a problem that requires professional attention. Including Kids with ADD or ADHD, Bullying Prevention and Awareness, Boot Camps, Depression and other Mental Disorders, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Foster & Adoptive Parenting, and more.

Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro
Mission: “The Mission of WRC is to promote the self-reliance of women by assessing needs, providing services, and acting as a gateway to community resources. In seeking solutions for unmet needs, the WRC provides strategic leadership through collaboration and partnerships within the community”.
Website: https://womenscentergso.org/

YWCA Greensboro
“The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.” The YWCA offers classes, an onsite emergency family shelter, and parenting programs for teens, and adult childbirth education.” Check out the YWCA Website below:
Website: https://ywcagsonc.org/

Greensboro Urban Ministry
Mission: “To express the love of God to our neighbors in need by offering food, shelter, and solutions.” Check out the website to get to know the team, food pantry, emergency shelter, supportive services, and more.
Website: https://www.greensborourbanministry.org/
Main Office: (336)271-5959

CareNet Counseling
Mission: “CareNet Counseling improves the health of the mind, body, spirit and community through spiritually-integrated counseling, psychotherapy, research and education. We are here to help our clients restore and maintain mental wellness. There is no real health without mental health.” CareNet Counseling has programs, services, and counseling for individuals of all ages, and individual counseling. Check out the website.
Website: https://carenetnc.org/

Alpha Mom
Is a helpful website with mom and child friendly recipes, health, crafts, pregnancy and parenting links to help with parent life.
Website Link: https://alphamom.com/

Resources for Breastfeeding

Guilford County Breastfeeding Support

WIC can help provide the services and support you need to meet your breastfeeding goals. If you’re fully breastfeeding, you are eligible to receive our largest food package up to one year after having your baby. When your baby turns 6 months old, they will also be eligible to receive a greater amount of baby food. If you’re mostly breastfeeding, you are also eligible to receive more food for yourself or your baby up to one year after having your baby.

Baby Cafe USA

Their vision is that no parent experiences isolation, racial disparities, cultural disparities, or disease, due to lack of access to breastfeeding support. Baby Café USA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization coordinating a network of licensed U.S. Baby Cafés. Communities across the U.S. are implementing the Baby Café model in efforts to reduce health disparities nationwide and help mothers realize their breastfeeding goals. All Baby Café sites in the U.S. are licensed by Baby Café USA, and have use of the Baby Café trademarked name and logo.

Breastfeeding Warmline

If you have breastfeeding questions, feel free to leave a message on our warmline 336-641-4114 (Greensboro) or 336-641-7689 (High Point). A member of our breastfeeding team checks messages every day including weekends and holidays. Your call will be returned within 24 hours.

Local Support in the Community

Cone Health Lactation: 336-832-6860
NC A&T Community Lactation Clinic or 336-937-0257
Mahogany Milk Support Group supports, protects, and normalizes nursing for families of color in the Triad Area.
La Leche League of Greensboro: facebook.com/LLLofGreensboroNC; Email: LLLofGreensboro@gmail.com
La Leche League of Greensboro Leaders are available by phone or email support as well:

Arlene: 336-644-1567 or aadamick@triad.rr.com
Jimmy: 336-855-8703 or rstimpson22@gmail.com
Laura: 336-207-1170 or lasmith6@gmail.com
Leila: 267-872-4550 or Lewis.amma@gmail.com

Resources for Pregnancy

BabyCenter is a helpful website with excellent tips, videos, and helpful articles to help you with your first child. The website provides a chart to help you follow the size of your baby during pregnancy, due date calendars, a pregnancy weight gain calculator, and a baby registry builder. Check out the website below or type in Babycenter.com on your mobile device.
Website Link: https://www.babycenter.com/

The website is easy to use and has tips, articles, and pregnancy due to date calendar. Check out the website here!
Website Link: https://mothertobaby.org/

Motherly has many interesting new stories, classes, health, baby registry, and many more links to discover.
Website Link: https://www.mother.ly/

What to Expect
This website has many useful links to help you through your pregnancy journey. The website includes registry, baby products, a free pregnancy tracker, and many different links to help you navigate pregnancy. What to Expect even has an app.
Website Link: https://www.whattoexpect.com/

Alpha Mom
Is a helpful website with mom and child friendly recipes, health, crafts, pregnancy and parenting links to help with parent life.
Website Link: https://alphamom.com/

Evidence Based Birth
EBB is a website that only publishes inclusive and accurate research for mothers and their families. You can also receive a free crash course on evidence-based care. All you must do is sign up for their newsletter and get access to the course by email. Join their membership or ask questions in the link below.
Website Link: https://evidencebasedbirth.com/

Resources for Mom with Low Income/Financial Assistance Needs

Pregnancy Care Management:
“A free care management service to pregnant women enrolled in North Carolina Medicaid and to a limited number of low incomes, uninsured pregnant women.” To learn more about Pregnancy Care Management call Lydia Monk at the local health department at 336-641-3700. “Our goal is to help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.”
Website: https://www.guilfordcountync.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/4837/636670890477530000

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
In North Carolina, Work First Family Assistance is the state’s version of (TANF). The program provides grants for families in financial need and support services. It is also a state-administered program to include job preparation, work and childcare assistance. To see if you qualify visit Benefits.gov.
Phone Number: (919) 334-1224
More information: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ofa/programs/temporary-assistance-needy-families-tanf

Child Care Financial Assistance
The assistance program “provide subsidized childcare services to eligible families through a locally administered state-supervised voucher program.” For the amount, the state pays, qualifications, and the application process visit NCDDHS.
Phone Number: (800) 859-0829
Website: https://ncchildcare.ncdhhs.gov/Services/Financial-Assistance

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
The LIEAP is a federally funded program. The program “provides a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills. The eligibility list can be found here…Link: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/social-services/energy-assistance/low-income-energy-assistance-lieap

Baby Love Program
The program is available via Medicaid. The program is “available to Medicaid-eligible pregnant women during and after pregnancy (60-day postpartum period). Services offered are childbirth education, health and behavior intervention, and medical home visits. To apply click on the link below or visit the NCDHHS website.
Link: https://medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/beneficiaries/get-started/find-programs-and-services/maternal-support-services-baby-love-program

North Carolina Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
WIC provides breastfeeding support, and healthy food habits for the entire family. Nutrition is essential for women and children to live long and healthy life.
Link: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/ncwic

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
WAP helps low-income families with their utility bills.
To Read More: https://deq.nc.gov/energy-climate/energy-group/weatherization-assistance-program

Resources for Mothers from Diverse Backgrounds

Resources for Black/African American Moms

Black Women Empowered Safe Haven
Black Women Empowered Safe Haven is dedicated to support women who are in need of various resources. Including but not limited to housing, clothing, food and shelter. We have been serving Women Veterans and in general for ten years. Website Link: https://womenintheworld.org/solutions/entry/black-women-empowered-safe-haven/

Sisters Network
The Sisters Network works to increase awareness of breast cancer in the African American community both locally and nationally.
Website Link: https://www.sistersnetworkgreensboro.org/

The Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association (BMBA)
“BMBA’s mission is to reduce racial inequalities in breastfeeding support for black families”. The BMBA website also has blogs, events, training, and classes for mothers.
Website: https://blackmothersbreastfeeding.org/

North Carolina African Services Coalition (NCASC)
“The North Carolina African Services Coalition is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to empowering refugees and immigrants of the Triad through direct social services and employment programs. It serves as a one-stop information source for refugees and immigrant community to be self-sufficient and independent.”
Website: https://ascafrica.org/


Resources for Asian Moms

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)
AAJC is a wonderful organization that seeks to fight for civil rights in many institutions in America. Check out their website below:
Website: https://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/

Pan-Asian Voices and Experiences (PAVENC)
“A non-partisan volunteer-led initiative created to educate by sharing real stories and experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in North Carolina.” Check out their website for more information: https://pavenc.org/

The Greensboro Chinese Association
GCA is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote, value, and teach traditional Chinese culture.
Website: https://gcanc.org/

South Asian Therapist. org
“Southasiantherapists.org is now key in helping mental health providers serve the mental health needs of the South Asian diaspora.”
Website: https://southasiantherapists.org/

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMH)
Here is their mission: “The mission of NAAPIMH is to promote the mental health and well-being of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.”
Website: https://www.naapimha.org/

*International Hindi Association
IHA will allow you to have access to a community of individuals who value Hindi language and literature, access to Visha an online Hindi literacy journal, and so much more. Check out the website for more information.
Website: http://hindi.org/aboutus.html

Triad Nepalese Community Center
Mission and Goal: “To preserve the Nepalese cultural heritage by uniting the Nepalese community, delivering direct and supportive services for the community, creating opportunity for the members and enabling them for competence and well-being in the Triad Area.”
Website: https://hamrotncc.org/
(Facebook Page): https://www.facebook.com/Triad-Nepalese-Community-CenterTNCC-171150696253671/

Taiwanese Association – NC Chapter
Check out the Facebook page to see events, pictures, and communities.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Taiwan.N.Carolina/

Mission: “Kiran’s mission is to end the cycle of abuse and to serve and empower South Asian victims of domestic violence in North Carolina by providing culturally specific services and comprehensive economic, social and community resources.” The website offers events, training, services, and personal stories.
Phone Number: 1-877-NC- KIRAN (24-hour confidential assistance)
Website: http://kiraninc.org/

Philippine American Association of North Carolina
Mission: “The mission of PAANC is to preserve cultural heritage, foster education, and social exchange, and provide humanitarian assistance and services in the wake of natural or economic disasters regardless of geographical location, but especially in North Carolina and the Philippines.” Read their impacts, stories, events, and continuous effort to help the community.
Website: https://www.paanc.org/

*Bengali Association of North Carolina (BANC)
“Bengali Association of North Carolina (BANC) is a cultural, charitable, social, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Bengali culture, education, social activities in and around the state of North Carolina. We welcome everybody interested in our culture and heritage to join us.”
Website: http://www.banc-online.org/

La Leche League Asia and the Middle East
Mission: “To help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.” The website offers events, memberships, support by countries, and meetings.
Website: https://www.lllasia.org/index.html


Resources for Hispanic/Latina Moms

The Hispanic League
The Hispanic League “strives to improve the quality of life for Hispanics/Latinos through promoting community inclusion, education, health, and multicultural understanding.”
Website Link: https://www.hispanicleague.org/

El Futuro
“El Futuro is a one-of-a-kind place where Spanish-speaking immigrants can access culturally-responsive mental health services.”
Website Link: https://elfuturo-nc.org/


Resources for Middle Eastern Moms

Islamic Center of Greensboro
“We serve as a center for religious development, social, educational, economic and cultural enrichment.”
Website Link: https://icgnc.com/

Islamic Ummah Relief
“a registered, non-partisan, non-profit, humanitarian aid to help the vulnerable.”
Website Link: https://islamicummahrelief.org/

La Leche League Asia and the Middle East
Mission: “To help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.” The website offers events, memberships, support by countries, and meetings.
Website: https://www.lllasia.org/index.html

Resources for Fathers

Here are essential resources for soon-to-be or current fathers. Each website provides helpful advice on fatherhood and raising children.

National Healthy Start Association
National Healthy Start Association or (NHSA) “is committed to improving birth outcomes and health disparities that exist within communities of color throughout the United States.” The program works to improve maternal health, fatherhood health, and much more!
Check Out the Website: https://www.nationalhealthystart.org/

The Fatherhood Website has excellent sources to assist fathers in raising their children. The website includes activities, dad jokes, fact sheets, tips, and fatherhood programs near you link.
Website Link: https://www.fatherhood.gov/

Fathers and Family Center
The website includes classes, job readiness assistance, community resources, and can become a corporate sponsor. Check out the link!
Website: https://fathersandfamiliescenter.org/
Phone: (317) 921-5935

Bright Horizons
The website offer’s great tips and articles relating to fatherhood. Website: https://www.brighthorizons.com/family-resources/the-art-of-being-a-father

Resources for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Family Support Network of North Carolina
Mission: “Promoting and providing support for families with children who have special needs.” FSN offers support groups, workshops, parent-to-parent support, and more. Call or check out the website for more information.
Website: https://fsnnc.org/
Access Family Support Phone: (1-800-852-0042) Phone interpreters are available in over 200 Languages

Other Resources

Family Service Planning:
The Family Service Planning of the Guilford County Health Department provides services to teens and adults. The services offered include birth control, physical examinations, STD and STI Testing, short-term counseling, health education, and many other families care services.
Website: https://www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/human-services/health-department/adult-health-services/family-planning-services