Community Matters

There are many community services and resources in Humboldt County to support you and your family.

North Coast Resource Hub

For a list of local resources, visit the North Coast Resource Hub by clicking here.

Changing Tides Family Services

Changing Tides Family Services is a dynamic family resource agency dedicated to increasing the health and success of children, youth, families, and individuals in Humboldt County. Established in 1975 as the Humboldt Child Care Council, Changing Tides Family Services has grown to employ over 200 full and part-time staff who cover more than 4,000 square miles in providing an array of behavioral health, child care, special needs, and other family services. Call 707-444-8293 or visit their website here.

Family Resource Centers

Family/Community Resource Centers throughout Humboldt County provide families with opportunities to connect with resources and information. Find a Family Resource Center near you.

First 5 California

First 5 California offers a wealth of parent and family information. Visit their website and explore their resources.

Food for People

In need of food? Food for People is working to eliminate hunger and improve the health and well-being of our community through access to healthy and nutritious foods. This includes providing a variety of food assistance programs in many locations around Humboldt County. Click here to learn about food assistance programs, or click here to find a food distribution site closest to you.

Healthy Moms

Healthy Moms is a substance use disorder treatment program that assists participants in treating their addictions and supporting them to become healthy, productive women and mothers. Childcare is provided on-site for children under the age of 6. Visit their website for more information on services and eligibility.

Northcoast Children’s Services

Northcoast Children’s Services’ vision is to nurture and empower the whole child and family; enhance our quality of life and create a more peaceful global community. They offer a variety of services including state preschool and Head Start programs. Call 707-822-7206 or visit their website here.

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based public health program that helps transform the lives of low-income mothers pregnant with their first child.

Each mother served by this national program is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy (by week 28) and receives support and guidance through her child’s 2nd birthday. This partnership can help break the cycle of poverty by empowering mothers to become confident, skilled parents able to prepare for successful futures. Visit their website here.

Paso a Paso

Paso a Paso offers preventative information and support to the Latino community. The bilingual staff provides childbirth education, breastfeeding support, parenting classes, home visits, resource referrals, and support groups to communities served by St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals. Spanish-speaking women and their families are supported in an atmosphere built on kindness and respect, allowing them to discover and build their independence and recognize their own strengths. Program services are provided in a safe environment where feelings, concerns, and beliefs can be confidentially shared. Call 707-441-4477 or visit their website here.

WIC: Women, Infants, and Children

WIC provides food, nutrition and breastfeeding education services, as well as referrals to family supports. Visit their website here.