Local Child Development Support Services
Help Me Grow is a county-wide system that supports children and their families by providing free developmental screenings and linkages to services that promote optimal growth.
Any child ages birth through 5 years old who is a SLO County resident is eligible. All services are provided free of charge. Contact SLO Help Me Grow:
(805) 544-4355 x282
Help Boost the Importance of Well Child Visits!
In California, 70% of children with developmental delays aren't detected until the child enters kindergarten. When developmental delays are identified early, interventions are more effective and yield greater life-long outcomes.
Please encourage families to schedule their well-child checkups and request a developmental screening with their well-child visits. Graphics like the one below can be found here and incorporated into your organization's social marketing.
Covered CA Re-Opens
With the large-scale job losses due to COVID-19, many people are losing their health insurance as well. Covered California, the state insurance exchange that provides health insurance subsidies to individuals who do not qualify for Medi-Cal, is now open for anyone who is uninsured.
Adults who work full time for low wages often earn too much to qualify for Medi-Cal. They will face new state tax penalties in 2020 if they do not have health insurance and they are at risk for high medical costs during the current epidemic.
You can help by referring uninsured clients to: www.coveredca.com/individuals-and-families/getting-covered/special-enrollment/
Clients can apply online at www.coveredca.com or get help from a certified insurance agent or certified enrollment counselor:
Coronavirus: resources, benefits and legal information
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This quick and easy reference guide contains contact information along with a brief description of numerous resource centers available for families in San Luis Obispo County. The list of supporting organizations include pregnancy support, homeless resources, mental health and much more.
We invite you to download our 2020 Directory of Family Resource Centers and share it with your colleagues and clients.