Adoption Advocates, Inc.
Adoption Advocates is a nonprofit, charitable adoption agency licensed by the State of Texas since 1991. We offer expertise and sensitivity in meeting the needs of expectant parents and prospective adoptive parents. Adoption Advocates’ mission is to serve the best interests of children, build families through adoption, treat all touched by adoption with honor and respect, and to serve as a resource to our communities.
(800) 966-HOPE | (512) 477-1122
Austin Public Health: Maternal Infant Outreach Program
MIOP supports African-American women who are pregnant or have a baby. Connect with a community health worker to help get your home ready for baby, get support during doctor visits, make connections to services for you & your family, learn how to have a healthy pregnancy & a healthy baby, and receive personal & emotional support during pregnancy & until baby’s first birthday.
Giving Austin Labor Support
Giving Austin Labor Support is an organization of dedicated volunteers who provide emotional, physical and informational support to those who are under-supported through their birth experience in order to improve birth outcomes and empower women and their families. Our services are free. We work with local non-profits, clinics, and Travis County Correction Complex. We have an on-call hotline for anyone in need of labor support and frequently get referrals from families, nurses, and more.
Hand to Hold
Hand to Hold helps families before, during, and after NICU stays and infant loss by providing powerful resources for the whole family, and most importantly, one-on-one mentoring from someone who has been there.
Jeremiah Program Austin
Jeremiah Program provides support for single moms and their preschool aged children (ages 0-5) through safe, affordable housing, an onsite preschool, support for a career track education, empowerment and life skills training, all within a supportive community in East Austin. To apply, call Marla Miller at 512-770-9041 or visit www.jeremiahprogram.org/Austin.
Mama Sana Vibrant Woman
Mama Sana Vibrant Woman is a community organization that works to facilitate access to culturally appropriate and quality, prenatal and postnatal care for women of color in Austin/Travis County. MSVW provides Pregnancy & Birthing Circles, Childbirth Preparation Classes, Birth Companion Trainings, and Birth Companion support to low-income Black and Latina mothers. The Pregnancy & Birthing Circles are an ongoing series of 16-week culturally-specific support groups through a woman's pregnancy and postpartum. The groups offer a range of services including free exercise classes, nutrition support, access to a network of midwifery care at no cost, and culturally specific monthly social support groups.
March of Dimes
The March of Dimes works to end premature birth and other poor birth outcomes. We help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies, through education on healthy pregnancy, prenatal care and other services to reduce the risk of premature birth. If something goes wrong, we offer information and comfort to families whose babies need specialized care in the NICU. And we research the reasons why babies are born too soon or very sick and work on prevention.
Through our work in communities, the March of Dimes invests time and resources in local programs and activities to improve maternal and child health. March of Dimes works with local and state public and private health care systems and organizations to enhance and expand the services available to women and their families. Partnering with local health agencies, community-based organizations, professional associations, hospitals and others on the prevention of preterm birth, March of Dimes works to improve systems of care for mothers, babies and their families through leadership, educational programs and community grants.
Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin
The Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin is a non-profit that saves babies' lives by providing prescribed pasteurized donor human milk. Could your excess breast milk be saving lives?
(877) 813-6455 | (512) 494-0800
Partners in Parenting
Partners in Parenting (PIP) is a nonprofit organization that provides neighborhood-based support to new parents. We do this primarily through our PIPsqueaks groups for parents of babies 0-4 months old. Over the course of 10 weekly meetings, the families in PIPsqueaks groups share their highs and lows, process the experience of becoming a new parent, and learn from each other as well as guest speakers. All groups are led by a trained facilitator. Our goal is to provide a welcoming, nonjudgmental space where families become a support network for each other. All parents and babies are welcome at PIP groups. Our daytime groups tend to be for moms and our evenings groups include many dads, too.
People's Community Clinic
The People's Community Clinic is a non-profit, primary health care facility whose purpose is to provide high quality medical, counseling and health education services at reasonable costs to individuals and families in the Austin area.
Pregnancy & Postpartum Health Alliance
Pregnancy & Postpartum Health Alliance (PPHA) is a volunteer driven non-profit dedicated to supporting Central Texas families struggling with Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorders. We aim to build alliances in the community, maintaining a website with resources links and list of local providers who have expertise in treating PMDs, and offering programs that help those with limited resources receive care.
ReadyKidSA is a coalition of organizations across Bexar County that builds on successful child and family programs in San Antonio. ReadyKidSA was created because research shows that early investments in children's early childhood development not only benefit them now, but into the future as they transition into becoming healthy, thriving and contributing adults to the local workforce and to their community.
Strong Start is a Community Education program that offers support services to help strengthen families that live in Travis or Williamson county. Our program offers free in-home parent education as well as connection/referrals to other services based on the specific needs of the family. Families must be parenting at least one child 0-5 to qualify for services. The Strong Start program aims at increasing the knowledge and awareness of child development, encourages positive discipline techniques, as well as tailor-making the curriculum (Triple P and Nurturing Parenting) used to address the challenges the family is facing directly in their home. We also offer group settings for those that would rather access the information that way.
Texas Parent to Parent
Provides parent to parent matches, emotional support and information for parents of babies who spent time in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. A statewide non-profit developed for parents by parents. Supports parents of children with disabilities, chronic illness, and other special healthcare needs.
(866) 896-6001 | (512) 458-8600
WilCo Wellness Alliance
The WilCo Wellness Alliance is Williamson County's health and wellness coalition consisting of nine working groups and four community groups. It is comprised of community members and organizations from healthcare, school, government, business, non-profit, and faith-based organizations. The Maternal and Infant working group focuses on fostering a healthy environment for women and families.
YWCA Greater Austin
Behavioral and Mental Health Services
Provides mental health counseling services to individuals, groups, couples, and families at a low sliding-fee scale and free services to veterans and victims of crime. Therapists can assist with the follow challenges; anxiety, violence, grief and loss, pre/post-natal mental health, depression attachment, sexuality, gender identity/ expression, trauma, family dynamics, immigration, intimate relationships, etc. Call 512.326.1222. for more information.
Youth Services/ Substance Abuse
YWCA Generation YW program offers life skills for at-risk teens covering topics such as substance abuse, healthy relationships, and anti-bullying. They also provide school presentations catered to the school’s identified need. Currently, Generation YW serves Blanco, Burnette, Llano, Fayette, Travis, and Bastrop counties.
Employment | YWCA Volunteer and Training Institute
Helps individuals and organizations develop skills to address the root causes of race and gender based inequities. This includes the provision of continuing education units for licensed professionals and professional development for social service providers through the Community Partnership Initiative.