Improving the Lives of Families
through Child Care Services,
Research and Advocacy

Families

2021 PED Resources

 

Angeles for Sight

Angels for Sight is a 501(c)3 non-profit community-based organization dedicated and committed to providing free vision screening, eye examinations and glasses to the uninsured, underserved children and seniors who otherwise would not have access to such services.

Phone: 310-537-2102

Link: http://angelsforsight.org/about-us/general-information/

 

Be Strong Families

Be Strong Families offers workshops, trainings and technical assistance for people, systems, and organizations that are trying to promote healing and prevent violence in families. Our work is strengths-based, family-centered, and trauma-informed.

Phone: (800) 805-2505

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Link: https://www.bestrongfamilies.org/covid-19-support

 

Black Women for Wellness

Black Women For Wellness is committed to healing, supporting and educating black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy.

Phone: (323) 290-5955

Link: https://www.bwwla.org/

 

The California Association for the Education of Young Children

The California Association for the Education of Young Children is dedicated to advancing excellence throughout the early care and education profession. CAAEYC envisions a respected professional workforce providing developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive, high-quality, early care and education for all young children achieved through research, education, professional development and advocacy.

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Link: https://caeyc.org/

 

Crystal Stairs Careers

Crystal Stairs is committed to building and sustaining a diverse workforce and culture. As part of this commitment, Crystal Stairs provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, medical condition as defined by state law, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other legally protected status. At Crystal Stairs, valuing differences means each staff member is appreciated for their own rich and unique background.

Link: https://crystalstairs.applicantpro.com/jobs/

 

Crystal Stairs Community Voices Program

Community Voices is a Los Angeles countywide program led by Crystal Stairs, Inc. that focuses on building parent leadership and stronger advocates for children and working families through workshops, community organizing and advocacy events.

Phone: (323) 421-2628

Link: https://www.crystalstairs.org/families/advocacy-overview

 

Crystal Stairs Head Start and Early Head Start

The Crystal Stairs Head Start/Early Head Start Program is a critical part of our family services mission to improve the lives of families through quality early childhood education, child care services, research, and advocacy by providing comprehensive child development services for low-income children and their families. Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of comprehensive services: education, health, mental health, disabilities, training, social and other services to enrolled children and families.

Phone: (323) 421-1100

Link: https://www.crystalstairs.org/crystal-stairs-head-start-program/crystal-stairs-head-start-program

Link: https://www.crystalstairs.org/crystal-stairs-head-start-program/early-head-start-family-child-care-partnership

 

Crystal Stairs Health Outreach Program

Provides enrollment into free or low-cost health care systems as well as community resources to improve the overall health and well-being of children and their families.

Phone: (323) 299-9295

Link: https://www.crystalstairs.org/families/need-health-services

 

Crystal Stairs Resource & Referral Program

Helps all families, regardless of income locate child care and provides a variety of information, which includes nutrition education and child development resources, to assist families; additionally they provide professional development trainings and quality career coaching for child care providers.

Phone: (888) KIDS-247

Link: https://www.crystalstairs.org/community-resources/resource-library-first-fridays

Link: https://www.crystalstairs.org/families/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=335&Itemid=142

 

D.A.D Project

Building next generation leaders by encouraging father/ male engagement in education and community settings! The vision is to ensure that education systems acknowledge the importance of father/ male engagement by providing programs designed for fathers to play an active role in their child's education!

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Link: https://www.dadproject.org/

Link: Registration flyer for Father and Family Day

 

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Medi-Cal Vision Benefits
Vision benefits are covered for those with full-scope Medi-Cal benefits. For questions regarding your Medi-Cal eligibility, please contact your county social services office.

  1. Routine eye exam and eyeglasses once every 24 months
    All beneficiaries are eligible for a routine eye exam which checks the health of the eyes and tests for an eyeglass prescription.
    Effective January 1, 2020, coverage for eyeglasses (frame and lenses) for eligible adult beneficiaries ages 21 or older are reinstated.​
  2. Other services available:
    Contact lens testing may be covered if the use of eyeglasses is not possible due to eye disease or condition (i.e., missing an ear).
    Low vision testing for those with vision impairment that is not correctable by standard glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery that interferes with a person’s ability to perform everyday activities (i.e., age-related macular degeneration).
    Artificial eye services and materials for those individuals that have lost an eye or eyes to disease or injury.
  3. Types of Vision Care Providers
    Optometrists: are doctors of optometry who preform comprehensive vision examinations, and prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses. They can also diagnose, treat and manage certain eye diseases and disorders of the eye as well as diagnose certain related systemic conditions.
    Ophthalmologists: are medical doctors and surgeons who specialize in the diagnosis, management and treatment of eye disease. They also preform vision examinations, and prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses.
    Opticians: are optical professionals who fill eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions.
    Ocularists: are professionals who specialize in making and fitting of artificial eyes for people who have lost an eye or eyes due to trauma or illness.
  4. Finding A Vision Provider
    Contact a Medi-Cal provider directly for an appointment. Please visit the Medi-Cal Vision Care Provider Directory​ webpage for a list of vision providers and an online directory.
    For other vision program questions, please contact Vision Services Branch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. ​

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Link: https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/provgovpart/pharmacy/Pages/VisionBenefits.aspx

 

Dress for Success

Dress for Success is the only free global employment resource for women. When a woman joins Dress for Success, it's not just about access to content and resources; she becomes a part of a network ready to leverage their talent and time to help her get ahead. In this time, when women cannot come to our boutiques and career centers, our priority of creating a true network of support has not changed. We continue to work rapidly to be there for women giving them the community and support they need as they continue to navigate the world of work in these uncertain times.

Phone: (323) 461-1021

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Link: https://worldwidewest.dressforsuccess.org/client-services/

 

Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System (HOPICS)

HOPICS operates several programs that help individuals experiencing homelessness become stably housed through financial assistance. Our team work with landlords to help locate available units to permanently house participants through short to medium term rental assistance for up to 12 months.

Phone: (323) 948-0444

Link: https://www.hopics.org/

 

Kaiser

Kaiser provides various health & wellness resources including: mental health, social health, and life care planning.

Phone: (800) 488-3590

Link: https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/southern-california/health-wellness

 

LA Care Health Plan

L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

Phone: 1-866-518-4567
Phone: 1-855-270-2327

Link: https://www.lacare.org/get-to-know-us?gclid=Cj0KCQjwpdqDBhCSARIsAEUJ0hPc3nTLbl8iwRgNLOJ1cUpmkFWGtNDrk641o__nePx_KwzXbBUTxpMaAi5oEALw_wcB

Link: https://lacare.org/members/getting-care/vision

 

LA Job Corps Center

Job Corps is a tuition-free training and education program that connects eligible young men and women with the skills and educational opportunities they need to establish real careers.

Phone: (800) 733-5627

Link: https://losangeles.jobcorps.gov/our-program

 

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF)

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) youth development program, Dodgers RBI is a youth development program that uses sport as a vehicle to provide critical resources and services to communities who are experiencing social injustices.

Phone: (323) 224-1410

Link: RBI Registration Flyer pdf

Link: Dodgers.com/Dodgersrbi

 

MLK Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center

The MLK Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center serves children, families and individuals with services designed to promote health, healing, and well-being. The goal of the Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center is to offer the community a place to connect to people, resources and activities. Programs offered include support groups, classes, workshops, and events.

Phone: (323) 568-8732

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Link: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/CHS/SPA6/index.htm

 

New Eyes for Those in Need

New Eyes transforms the lives of children and adults facing financial hardship across the United States through the simple, yet critical, tool of new eyeglasses.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Link: https://new-eyes.org/

 

Operation HOPE

Operation HOPE is a for-purpose organization working to disrupt poverty and empower inclusion for low and moderate-income youth and adults. Their focus is financial dignity and inclusion. They equip young people and adults with the financial tools and education to secure a better future—coaching them through their personal aspirations and life’s challenges, and facilitating their journey to financial independence.

Link: https://operationhope.org/our-locations/#california

Link: https://operationhope.org

 

Parenting for Liberation

Using a healing justice approach, P4L engages with Black parents to do their own healing and transformative work, helping Black parents to understand intergenerational trauma rooted in slavery. Based on research by Dr. Joy DeGruy-Leary, there are many chains that need to be broken to heal Black parents from the impacts of post-traumatic slave syndrome – such as punitive parenting styles – that are rooted in fear stemming from slavery. P4L is working to unearth and connect to these deeply seeded historical traumas and provide liberatory and healing practices for Black parents; then begin to build with parents as leaders as an essential driver of social movements. When parents can access their own liberation and healing, they are equipped to advocate and support their children and community.

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Link: https://parentingforliberation.org/programs/

Event Flyer For Saturday, May 8th: https://www.crystalstairs.org/images/PDFs/Black_Mama_Magic.pdf

 

Partners for Children South LA (PCSLA)

Partners for Children South L.A.’s Early Childhood System of Care is an effective holistic and cross-disciplinary approach to early childhood systems (social services, health, early childhood education) that identifies and mitigates risk, helps families remain intact, and supports the healthy development of their children.

Phone: (323) 541-1600

Link: www.partners4childrensla.org

 

PBS So Cal

PBS SoCal is committed to helping bridge the various gaps in education in our region through accessible resources, community events and educational programming. They have various resources to help families and community partners support students bridge the various gaps in education in our region. They also have free tools for early childhood educators to provide learning opportunities and support for families and students.

Link: https://www.pbssocal.org/

Link: https://www.pbssocal.org/education

 

Social Justice Learning Institute

We use education as a tool to empower communities of color to unlock their ability to change their lives and the world around them. We work to transform neighborhood conditions by improving the built environment and expanding access to resources that enable residents to be healthy and thrive. We build capacity for community members to identify and rectify injustice and to advocate for policies that address their needs.

Phone: (323) 952-7363

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Link: https://sjli.org/what-we-do

 

South Bay Workforce Investment Board

SOUTH BAY ONE-STOP BUSINESS & CAREER CENTERS are a cooperative partnership of business, employment development, education, training, local government, public as well as non-profit organizations, committed to developing job skills, abilities and attitudes essential for participation in today's workplace. We take great pride in the results that we have achieved and continuously strive to surpass our goals.

Phone: (310) 970-7700

Link: https://www.sbwib.org/

Link: https://www.southbay1stop.org/

 

Special Needs Network

Special Needs Network is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to addressing the needs of underserved families struggling with raising a child with developmental disabilities.
Since our inception, we have provided resources and services to thousands of families through programs centered on health and human services, education and awareness, and outreach and advocacy.

Phone: (323) 291-7100

Link: https://snnla.org/

 

The Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC)

The Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) focuses on resilience building and social and emotional development. we’ve cultivated all of our resources that are available to you at no cost, and placed them right here.

Phone: (866) 872-4687

Link: https://centerforresilientchildren.org/free-resources/#videos

 

The Knowledge Shop

The KNOWLEDGE SHOP was developed to provide guidance and support programs that would enable success for both child and parent. Our shop was launched in July 2015 and we are currently based in South Los Angeles, California. We are a Technology based business committed to furthering student’s education.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: (323) 819-7212

Link: https://www.theknowledgeshopla.com/

 

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

LAFLA is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved—leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system.

Phone: 800-399-4529

Link: https://lafla.org/get-help/#services

 

Union Bank

Union Bank is a long standing, trusted, Crystal Stairs partner. Since 1864, we’ve been a pillar to the communities we serve. While we’ve expanded to 370 branches in the past 150 years, our foundation, built on trust and loyalty, remains the same. Our offering includes a wide range of commercial, retail banking, and wealth management solutions to meet the financial needs of all our customers.

Phone: (800) 238-4486

Link: https://www.unionbank.com/

 

VSP Global

At VSP Global, our vision is to provide access to affordable, high-quality eye care and eyewear to the world. VSP Global comprises five complementary businesses that combine eye care insurance, high-quality eyewear, lens and lens enhancements, ophthalmic technology, and connected experiences to strengthen the relationship between patients and their eye doctors.

Phone: 800.852.7600

Link: https://vspglobal.com/cms/about-us/home.html

 

Western Dental Kids

While Western Dental serves children in all its locations, our dedicated pediatric (kids only) offices specialize in the comprehensive care of infants, toddlers, young children, adolescents and teens, as well as patients with special needs to ensure kids receive exceptional care.

Phone: (866) 620-8390

Link: https://www.westerndental.com/en-us

 

WIN LA

WIN provides free, in-home mental health therapy and in-home comprehensive supports to vulnerable families with young children. Through its clinical and consultation work, WIN serves 500-800 individuals, families, and professionals annually; With its new Department of Mental Health Innovation 2 work, WIN supports thousands more.

Phone: (213) 222-6975

Link: https://winla.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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