Parenting resources

UC Berkeley’s Tang Center (Health Services) provides a wealth of internal and external family oriented resources. 

A fellow parent in the Berkeley Lab's HR department put together this Google Sheet of family/kid friendly websites, activities and healthy recipes. 

Topics include: Birth Support/Preparing for Parenthood Education, Postpartum/New Parent Support and Breastfeeding Support

Topics include: Public Adoption Agencies, Local Private Agencies and Other Information Resources, National Resources, For grandparents raising grandchildren

Topics include: Types of Child Care, Childcare Resource & Referral, Infant/Toddler Programs, Preschool Programs, Afterschool Day Care Sites, Child Abuse Reporting Agencies 

Topics include: Babies and Toddlers, School-Aged Children, Adolescents, Counseling Services, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Education & College Resources, Gender Identity, LGBTQ, Special Needs

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps employees and their family members find solutions to personal and work-related challenges through counseling, consultation, assessment, and referrals. All services are voluntary, confidential, and free of charge.

Call or text 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262)

The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support before, during, and after pregnancy. The Hotline offers callers:

Berkeley Parents Network (BPN) is an online nonprofit network for parents who live in the San Francisco Bay Area.  BPN was founded in 1993 as a mailing list for student parents at UC Berkeley and has grown by word of mouth to include more than 30,000 subscribers from all over the Bay Area. Parents use BPN to get advice from other parents, and exchange recommendations for childcare, schools, classes, camps, and other local services.  It is free for local parents to subscribe. BPN also accepts paid Community Subscriptions from schools, camps, childcare providers, and other kid-related services that want to publicize their programs on BPN.