As professionals who work with families and their children, you may be asked for resources to support families with the many issues that arise while raising children. Many times parents may turn to you for direction and advice on issues ranging from parenting support and education to discipline and behavior management. Additionally, helping families find the most appropriate resource may be further complicated by individual agency and program criteria regarding city of residence, income level, or language among other factors.
Help Me Grow, a free service for you and your families, is funded by the Children and Families Commission of Orange County and can make the referral process easier for you and the families with young children.
Help Me Grow staff can assist you by locating the appropriate, non-medical services that meet the individualized needs of children from birth through age 5 and their families. When a family is referred to Help Me Grow, they are to call 1.866.GROW.025 (1.866.476.9025) and speak directly with a Child Development Care Coordinator who has access to the most current resources in Orange County. After referrals are provided, the parent will receive a follow-up call to ensure the family is connected to resources.
If preferred, a professional can directly call Help Me Grow to receive resource and referral information for the families and children he/she serves. In this instance, parents will not receive follow up calls since the professional has provided the resource information directly to the family.