Health Education

There are 81 programs in the Health Education Category.

Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Membership fee $35.

Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating suffering and death due to asthma, allergies and related conditions. Founded in 1985, AANMA’s core areas of expertise are education, advocacy and outreach. AANMA’s flagship publications “Allergy & Asthma Today” magazine and “The MA Report” newsletter and website are consumer lifelines to medical news and healthy living.

Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Alzheimer’s Aid Society of Northern California provides families with education, support, guidance and referral services. The Society promotes education to the general public and the professional community and conducts in-services to skilled nursing, residential facilities and law enforcement. The Society also contributes to research seeking the cause, possible prevention, treatment and cure of Alzheimer's disease. The Society works to educate legislators about Alzheimer's disease, as well as...

Alzheimer's Association-Greater Sacramento Office
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Alzheimer's Association-Greater Sacramento Office's mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's through the advancement of research; to provide enhanced care and support to all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The office serves 8 counties in the Greater Sacramento area, including San Joaquin. They estimate that over 60,000 people in the region have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia and over 180,000 caregivers provide support. Their free lo...

American Cancer Society
Eligibility: Cancer-diagnosed patients, caregivers, and their families.
Fees: None

American Cancer Society provides support to cancer patients and their families at no direct cost to patients or the people who care for them. This includes transportation to medical appointments, transportation reimbursement, lodging, support groups and wigs. The American Cancer Society also provides information on all types of cancer and prevention education.Cancer Support Groups hosts four cancer support groups:"Reach to Recovery" puts women with breast cancer into contact with breast cancer ...

American Childhood Cancer Organization (Childhood Cancer Support)
Eligibility: Families, caregivers or medical staff caring for children diagnosed with cancer.
Fees: None

American Childhood Cancer Organization is a national non-profit membership organization whose mission is to provide information and support for children and adolescents with cancer and their families, to provide grassroots leadership through advocacy and awareness, and to support research leading to a cure for all children diagnosed with this life-threatening disease. They offer free books to families of children with cancer. Referrals are made to chapters in the local area for support groups. ...

American Council of the Blind
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

American Council of the Blind (ACB) is a national organization of blind, visually impaired and sighted individuals whose purpose is to work toward independence, security, equality of opportunity, and improved quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people. ACB programs and services include "The ACB Braille Forum", a bimonthly publication available in braille, large print, on NLS-style cartridge (audio), and by e-mail subscription and at The magazine is free to members; a...

American Diabetes Association
Eligibility: Information is available to all interested parties.
Fees: None

American Diabetes Association was established to provide a wide range of services and programs. Its mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Services include: referrals to endocrinologists, diabetes educators and diabetes resources, summer camps for children and teenagers, and support groups and educational programs for people with diabetes. Information and literature about diabetes, nutrition and the complications of the disease are...

American Heart Association / American Stroke Association
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

American Heart Association (AHA), a nonprofit, voluntary health agency funded by private contributions, is dedicated to the reduction of death and disability from cardiovascular diseases, including heart diseases and stroke. The AHA is one of the world's largest voluntary health organizations with about 2,200 community organizations in all States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. More than 3.7 million persons volunteer with the AHA to fight cardiovascular diseases, the nation's No. 1 k...

American Kidney Fund
Eligibility: Anyone diagnosed with kidney disease and their families.
Fees: None

American Kidney Fund is a nationwide information and referral service for persons with kidney-related disorders and their family members. Educational materials on kidney-related disorders are also available.

American Lung Association in California
Eligibility: None for most programs.
Fees: None

American Lung Association in California works to prevent lung disease and promote lung health through education, community service, advocacy and research. Lung disease, including asthma, emphysema and lung cancer, is the third leading cause of death in America.Please call the American Lung Association for answers to questions about asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (C.O.P.D.), emphysema, tuberculosis and other lung diseases as well as questions about the health effects of air pollut...

American Red Cross (Gold Country Region)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Fees vary for health and safety classes. All disaster assistance is free-of-charge.

American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent and prepare for and respond to emergencies.The Red Cross can help if:You have had a home fire or have been involved in a natural disasterYou need emergency assistance for a member of the militaryYou would like to take a class - visit and click "Training and Certification"The Gold Country Region serves 24 counties in California: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Cal...

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Free of Charge

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA) is an educational, problem solving organization that provides leadership for Park Village residents by collaborating with the larger community to provide a safe, positive environment that promotes economic development and small business.APSARA offers many services as follows:Housing and Family Support ServicesTutoring Program (After School Program)Mental Health (Outreach and Treatment)Nutrition Education WorkshopsDiabetes and Pr...

Astoria Senior Living (Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group / Grief Support)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Astoria Senior Living is an assisted living and memory care facility that offers educational seminars and support groups. Caregiver Support Group meets the fourth Thursday of the month with families and friends who have a loved one with dementia.

Breastfeeding Coalition of San Joaquin County
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Breastfeeding Coalition of San Joaquin County provides information about breastfeeding support resources in San Joaquin County including prenatal breastfeeding classes, breastfeeding help lines, lactation consultant services, mother-to-mother support groups and breast pump rentals. The website includes a Breastfeeding and Working Toolkit with information for working moms and employers. There are also links to information about state and federal laws related to breastfeedi...

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton
Eligibility: Varies
Fees: Vary

For over 70 years, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton has provided social services to people in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine, and Mono counties, and throughout the years, it has served as a sign of hope in local communities for people of all ages, religions, and races. Today, Catholic Charities administers direct social services and advocacy through the following programs, as well as those listed separately in this directory: SERVICES FOR SENIORS AND CAREGIVERS...

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton (Health Care Access Program)
Eligibility: Open to all San Joaquin County residents in need of health care.
Fees: None

HEALTH CARE ACCESS: The Health Care Access program assists eligible uninsured individuals to apply for Medi-Cal, Medi-Cal Expansion and Kaiser Child Health Plan. Certified Enrollment Counselors (CECs) also case manage clients to assure utilization retention, renewals, and selecting a doctor or a dentist. The CECs help guide individuals to navigate the...

CDA Foundation (CDA Cares)
Eligibility: Californians in need of dental care, including anyone with difficulty accessing dental care, including uninsured, underinsured, unemployed, adults and children of any age.
Fees: None

The mission of CDA is to improve the oral health of all Californians by supporting the dental profession in its efforts to meet community needs. Oral health is critical to the total health and well-being of an individual. For young children, it means they won’t live with pain or miss school. For adults, it can enhance employment outcomes, improve their overall health and quality of life and, for many, restore dignity.That’s why they're tireless in their efforts to provide their CDA Cares events ...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) (National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention maximizes public health and safety nationally and internationally through the elimination, prevention, and control of disease, disability, and death caused by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs and TB. Educational materials are also available to download, view online or to order for mailing at no cost. Information is available in both English and Spanish.

Centre Plate
Eligibility: None
Fees: None for educational classes; membership fee for nutritional smoothies.

Centre Plate provides educational classes and nutritional presentations to the community. They also offer a smoothie service to help cleanse your body from the inside out.They specialize in two smoothies, Pat on the Back, and Blue Lagoon. Each drink is packed with 10 essentials, all organic fruits and vegetables. It has enough nutrients to work as a meal replacement through out your day! Centre Plate provides health education services, exercise and dance classes (Yoga for Health, Zumba, Africa...

Children At Risk Resources Foundation, Inc. (CARR 4 Kids, Inc., Community At Risk Resources)
Eligibility: None
Fees: See website for costs of materials, etc.

CARR 4 Kids’ mission is to empower youth to make smart choices that promote a healthy lifestyle. Their “My First Steps Series” addresses a variety of subject matter in an easy, simple and straightforward booklet. These booklets are for everyone, young and elderly.CARR’s motto is “A Vehicle to Empower Kids” and they strive to educate youth about health, behavioral and coping issues by providing imaginative guidelines to make smart choices.CARR takes a novel approach with the focus on prevention ...

Community Medical Centers, Inc. (CARE LINK "Health Care for the Homeless")
Eligibility: Eligibility is based solely on a person's housing status.
Fees: None

CARE LINK "Health Care for the Homeless" program provides access to primary health care for the greater Stockton area's homeless population. CARE LINK does the following: Provides primary health care services for the homeless at the Gleason House Medical Clinic, 423 South San Joaquin Street, Stockton; all Community Medical Centers, Inc. clinic sites and the Care Link Outreach Program at locations throughout San Joaquin CountyProvides medical outreach services and street outreach to inform homele...

Community Medical Centers, Inc. (Early Intervention Services Program (EIS))
Eligibility: To receive assistance for HIV care and treatment or prevention, means testing and eligibility determination is required. Please call program staff if you think you are eligible. Requirements in many...
Fees: Fees are based on annual income reviewed once every 6 months or at reporting of changes (i.e., new job, layoff, increase/decrease in benefits, etc.)

Community Medical Centers, Inc. (CMC) has been providing quality HIV and AIDS health care in San Joaquin, Solano and Yolo Counties to Latino, multi-ethnic and underserved communities for over 20 years. Their services include specialty care, treatment, prevention services, counseling, and complex care coordination to assist patients with their medical needs.Their HIV and AIDS primary care clinics are staffed by expert teams of highly skilled professionals in the treatment and prevention of...

Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center
Eligibility: To be eligible for services, a client must be caring for an adult with a cognitive impairing condition that occurred after the age of 18 (for example: dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, traumatic ...
Fees: None

The professional staff at Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center works with families and caregivers to provide support, alleviate stress, examine options and enable them to make decisions relating to the care of adults. Del Oro also helps identify existing and potential services to assist caregivers in coping and meeting their needs, as well as the needs of care recipients. Del Oro’s Family Consultants provide an assessment of caregiver needs, short and long-term care planning, and ongoing consultati...

Delta Health Care
Eligibility: Vary
Fees: Vary

Delta Health Care and Management Services Corporation is a private non-profit community based organization dedicated to providing health, nutrition, wellness, breastfeeding, and health education outreach services to underserved families, women, adolescents, children and individuals in San Joaquin County.School-Based Health Programs: Delta Health Care operates school-based health centers at Stagg and Edison High Schools. Services for students enrolled on these campuses include Medical Care, Spo...

Delta Health Care (Edison Health Center)
Eligibility: Must be a student enrolled at Edison High School.
Fees: None

Edison Health Center is a comprehensive medical facility located on the Edison High School campus. Medical care, sports physicals, mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, anger management counseling, dental care, crisis intervention, support services, case management, health education, and a variety of other services are available at no charge to students.

Delta Health Care (WIC (Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program))
Eligibility: Vary

Delta Health Care’s WIC (Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program) continues to be a leader in the provision of WIC Nutrition Services in San Joaquin, including: enrollment, food instrument distribution, nutrition and breastfeeding education & support, offer community referrals, and creation of nutritional care plans for WIC eligible participants at four sites located in Stockton and Lodi. Please call Stockton: (209) 444-8600 or Lodi: (209) 370-6850, for more information....

Delta Health Care - Stagg High School (Stagg Healthy Start Center)
Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in Stagg High School, the Public Safety Academy (PSA), or the Pacific Law Academy (PLA) to receive services.
Fees: None

Stagg Healthy Start Center is a comprehensive medical facility located on the Stagg High School campus. Services include medical care, sports physicals, first aid, vision and hearing tests, dental care, mental health services, crisis intervention, trauma counseling, substance use prevention, family planning referrals, sports physicals, conflict mediation, and health education. In addition, support groups for anger management, depression, coping skills, substance use, smoking cessation, and life...

Directions Medical Clinic
Eligibility: Call for details.
Fees: None

We are a FREE medical clinic offering pregnancy testing, limited ultrasounds and options education..All our services and contact are kept confidential which means we cannot tell anyone about you! Not parents, not boyfriends, not husbands or anyone.Medical services are provided by licensed physicians and nurses.The Directions Medical Clinic does not refer for or perform abortions.

Directions Medical Clinic (Directions Medical Clinic)
Eligibility: Pregnant women.
Fees: Services are FREE and confidential.

Directions Medical Clinic is a life-affirming licensed medical clinic that provides pregnancy testing, nurse consultations, and obstetrical ultrasound. The Center offers education about parenting, abortion, adoption, contraception, and sexual health. A parenting program providing parenting support and baby care items is offered. Post abortion healing classes are also offered here. The Clinic does not provide or refer for abortion or contraception services.

Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California is a charitable organization leading the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. The Foundation directs information, resources and support toward the over 140,000 Northern Californians living with epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California provides information about support groups and general information to educate the public about Epilepsy. The Foundation also helps by providing training to ...

Facts of Life Line
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Facts of Life Line provides anonymous, toll free, confidential and automated health information and referrals for health care and other services. Pre-recorded health messages are available in English or Spanish.

Family Resource and Referral Center (Help Me Grow Call Center)
Eligibility: Families with children ages birth to 5 years living in San Joaquin County.
Fees: None

Help Me Grow Call Center provides developmental and social-emotional screenings of children ages birth to 5 years, referrals based on the child's needs and follow up. Uses Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), a nationally-recognized model. Services provided by a Community Resource Specialist.

Family Resource and Referral Center (San Joaquin Treatment & Education for Everyone on Teeth and Health (SJ TEETH))
Eligibility: Children between birth and 20 years of age and receiving Medi-Cal
Fees: None

Provides assistance to families with children to improve oral health. A Certified Enrollment Counselor will assist in identifying and selecting a dentist and secure dental appointments. Funded by First 5 San Joaquin Children and Families Commission.Oral health services available through Denti-Cal include:Exams and x-raysScreening for cavitiesCleaningFluoride treatment and sealantsFillings and crownsRoot canalsBraces Appliances to replace missing teeth...

Family Resource Network (SJ TEETH (San Joaquin Treatment & Education for Everyone on Teeth & Health)
Eligibility: Children and youth between one and 20 years of age and receiving Medi-Cal
Fees: None

Provides assistance to families with children to improve oral health. A Care Coordinator will assist in identifying and selecting a dentist and secure dental appointments. Funded by First 5 San Joaquin Children and Families Commission.Oral health services available through Denti-Cal include:Exams and x-raysScreening for cavitiesCleaningFluoride treatment and sealantsFillings and crownsRoot canalsBracesAppliances to replace missing teeth...

Fathers & Families of San Joaquin (Health Justice Department)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Health Justice Program works to establish community capacity to advocate for healthy eating, creating healthier communities through built environment change, bridging connections to healthcare and healthcare services, and advancing health equity. The program is certified to enroll individuals in Covered California. They are bilingual.

Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ)
Eligibility: Residents of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties who are eligible for California's Medi-Cal program..
Fees: None

Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) is a publicly sponsored, local non-profit, health care plan designed by and for the people of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. HPSJ is available for San Joaquin and Stanislaus county residents for Medi-Cal benefits. A directory of participating health care providers is available for members. HPSJ offers: Primary care and specialist physicians and clinicsPharmacy prescriptionsBehavioral HealthCustomer serviceBilingual & interpreter servicesTransportation ...

Healthy Beginnings
Eligibility: Low-income females residing in San Joaquin County.
Fees: Medi-Cal and Medi-Care pending and private insurance accepted. Payment plans based on ability to pay. Payment for services & sliding scale fee. San Joaquin General Hospital and the San Joaquin Coun...

Healthy Beginnings provides pregnancy counseling and prenatal care to low-income women living in San Joaquin County. Classes and workshops are also available to teach infant CPR, general care of an infant, childbirth and parenting. Family planning counseling, emergency contraception and health maintenance of female reproductive organs are also provided. Healthy Beginnings accepts former and current alcohol and drug users. It refers high-risk patients to San Joaquin General Hospital. Three conven...

JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

JDRF has as its focus, finding a cure for type one diabetes and its complications through the support of research. JDRF is an organization for ALL ages, and ALL stages of this disease. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1...

Kristen Watt Foundation for Eating Disorders Awareness
Eligibility: Individuals suffering with eating disorders. Information will be provided to anyone dealing with or concerned about someone dealing with an eating disorder.
Fees: No fees within the greater San Joaquin area.

Kristen Watt Foundation for Eating Disorders was established after the tragic loss of the Watts' daughter to an eating disorder in July 1999. She was 14 years old and a normal-weight bulimic. The Watt family has established the foundation as a result of their frustration from the lack of available resources and knowledge. The Foundation aims to prevent any other family from having to experience this horrific loss and offers information focusing on body image and self-esteem.

La Leche League
Eligibility: Women who are pregnant or have infants.
Fees: None for attending meetings or requesting information.

La Leche League provides information, counseling and a support group for mothers who wish to breastfeed their infants. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at the Central United Methodist Church, Fireside Room, 3700 Pacific Avenue, Stockton California. Please call a leader for meeting locations. A manual entitled “The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding” is also available, as are baby slings and other breastfeeding and parenting books.

Lao Family Community Empowerment, Inc. (LFCE)
Eligibility: Open to anyone who needs the services - contact the office for eligibility requirements.
Fees: None

Lao Family Community Empowerment (LFCE) assists refugees and immigrants with developing skills needed to become self-supportive. Services include mental health, health access and education, home visitation, Hmong youth project, parent engagement, senior services, Covered California health insurance, information and referral and naturalization services.LFCS is also affiliated and involved with People and Congregations Together (PACT) and Pacific Institute for Organizing (PICO) to promote, mot...

Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) (Health)
Eligibility: Reside in LSNC Health Unit's service area (includes San Joaquin County), and be a U.S. citizen or eligible immigrant.
Fees: None

Health Unit offers free legal advice for health care consumers regardless of age or income. Assistance ranges from information and advice to representation at hearings and appeals. Advice is provided on all forms of coverage including through Covered California, Medi-Cal, Medicare, county programs, COBRA, employer group health plans, and others.

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
Eligibility: None. Information is available to anyone interested in learning about Lupus.
Fees: None

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. is dedicated to improving the detection of Systemic Lupus Erythemetosis via awareness, education and support. The ultimate goal of the foundation is to eradicate the disease through improved medical research. This chapter serves the entire State of California.

Mended Hearts, Inc. (Stockton Chapter #40)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Mended Hearts, Inc. Stockton Chapter #40 is a support group for individuals who have had open-heart surgery and for their families as well. Meetings are designed to provide moral support for patients and their families. All patients meet with a counselor prior to open-heart surgery to discuss concerns or issues associated with the procedure. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month, excluding July, August and December, in Classroom #2 on the lower level of St. Joseph's Medical Cen...

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) (Northern Region)
Eligibility: Must be referred by a personal physician or MDA director. Serving 24 counties, Yolo to Stanislaus, and Sacramento to Oregon border.
Fees: None

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) provides comprehensive medical services to people with neuromuscular diseases at some 240 hospitals and affiliated clinics across the country. MDA provides an initial diagnosis and follow-up care, recreation at MDA summer camps, a variety of support groups, annual family information conferences, seminars and information exposé. Summer Camp programs are available for children that have medical referrals.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health (Su Familia National Hispanic Family Helpline)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Su Familia National Hispanic Family Helpline offers free reliable and confidential health information in Spanish and English. Health Promotion Advisors provide basic information on a wide range of health topics and can refer to a health care provider in your community.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of San Joaquin County (NAMI SJC)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None. All services, classes and support groups are free.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of San Joaquin County (NAMI SJC) provides personal and mutual support for families and individuals living with a mental illness, in times of crisis, including information and referral services. It assists families and individuals with coping and survival skills.The NAMI Family Support group meets on a regular basis in Stockton, Lodi, Tracy and Manteca. See below, or the website for times and locations. LodiMantecaTracyFourth Thursday each month: Famil...

National Cancer Institute (Cancer Information Service)
Eligibility: Services are available to anyone, whether they are a patient or cancer survivor, a concerned family member or friend, a health provider or someone who has been touched by cancer.
Fees: None

National Cancer Information Service is a federally funded cancer education program that provides accurate, up-to-date, and reliable information on cancer that is easy to understand. Trained information specialists provide personalized responses to a range of cancer questions, including:Cancer research and clinical trialsHow to find cancer treatment centersCancer preventionRisk factorsSymptomsEarly detectionDiagnosisTreatmentLiving with cancerQuitting smokingInformation specialists have access t...

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship's (NCCS) mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer. Founded by and for cancer survivors, NCCS created the widely accepted definition of survivorship and defines someone as a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life. NCCS has worked with legislators and policy makers to represent cancer patients and survivors in efforts to improve their quality of care and quality of life after diagnos...

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. The following is a listing of activities and programs: NEDA sponsors National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW) held during the last week of February each year. There are over 350 NEDAW coordinators, teachers, social workers, eating disorder professionals and college teams who distribute educational materials ...

National Kidney Foundation of Northern California
Eligibility: None for information and referrals. For programs and services, must be a kidney patient or family member of a kidney patient.
Fees: None

National Kidney Foundation of Northern California provides literature on kidney and urology diseases and organ donation. Free kidney health screenings are also provided in various communities.Serves the Northern California, Oregon, and Washington area.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Eligibility: Persons with multiple sclerosis and/or their families, health care professionals, employers and the community at large.
Fees: None, except for some programs.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society publishes a quarterly magazine, “MS Connection”. The publication includes lists of self-help group meetings in San Joaquin County. This society loans informational videos, books and audio tapes. Information in Spanish is also available.

National Stuttering Association (NSA) (Roseville/Sacramento Chapter)
Eligibility: Individuals who stutter, parent of a person who stutters or those who have a special interest in stuttering.
Fees: None

Sacramento Chapter of the National Stuttering Association meets monthly as a support group for People Who Stutter (PWS). They offer a safe and comfortable place to openly discuss speech concerns and provides support while reminding each other they are not alone. They do allow parents and educators to join their local monthly chapter meetings. The National Stuttering Association is a non-profit self-help organization. Resources, DVD’s and a website with current research is available. In additi...

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Eligibility: Individuals with limited financial resources.
Fees: Low to no-cost.

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte provides confidential and low-cost services. Medi-Cal welcome. Day, evening and Saturday hours are offered.Family Planning information and education, medical services including pregnancy testing, birth control exams, routine medical exams, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, abortion services, AIDS testing and counseling, breast and testicular exams and prenatal care are provided. Educational presentations are offered to the community. These ...

Postpartum Support International
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

PSI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide.It is the vision of PSI that every woman and family worldwide will have access to information, social support, and informed professional care to deal with mental health issues related to childbearing. PSI promotes this vision through advocacy and collaboration, and by educating and training the professional community and the p...

Pregnancy Help Center of Manteca
Eligibility: Pregnant individuals with one form of the following identification: California Driver's License, School Identification Card, Immigration Card or California Identification Card.
Fees: None

Manteca Pregnancy Help Center offers free counseling, pregnancy testing, post-abortion counseling, referrals to other agencies, maternity and infant clothing, baby equipment, diapers, prenatal vitamins and formula to pregnant women who are in need. Services are available until infant reaches 12 months of age. Earn-While-You-Learn parenting classes are available. In addition, mentoring and counseling services for young men are offered.

Pregnancy Resource Center of Tracy
Eligibility: Pregnant women and families who need our services.
Fees: None

Pregnancy Resource Center of Tracy provides support to expectant mothers and their families by offering referrals to community agencies for needed services and prenatal care. Teen and first time moms childbirth and parenting classes are provided to better understand the development and basic needs of babies.Services Provided:Free pregnancy tests (Accurate, quality tests are used)Information on Pregnancy Abortion alternativesPost-abortion support servicesMaternity clothingInfant clothing and su...

ROP-California Foster Families
Eligibility: Please call for more information.
Fees: None

ROP-California Foster Families is a private non-profit foster family agency licensed by the State of California to recruit, train and provide extensive services to foster/resource family homes. Their goal is provide safe, ethical and loving homes for foster youth ages infant to 17 years. The agency provides 24-hours per day, 7 days per week emergency support along with weekly home visits by a Master degree level social worker. In-home training for families is offered and reimbursement is give...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Taft Community Center)
Eligibility: Low-income Stockton residents living in the 95206, 95231 and 95330 zip codes. Residents must provide picture identification and proof of residency (utility bill or a current bill).
Fees: None

Taft Community Center offers a wide range of services. Please see below:Food and Nutrition ServicesUSDA Commodity Food - every 3rd Thursday of each month for 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Donated Foods - Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with exceptions. Donated Food is not distributed the week of commoditiesEmergency Food Assistance - Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.; once every 90 days; must have proof of residence and I.D. Emergency Food is not distribut...

San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) (SJCOE Roots of Readiness Home Visitation Program)
Eligibility: Ages birth to 5 years old, and pregnant moms. Living in designated zip code areas:95336 - Manteca95337 - MantecaFirst 5 San Joaquin funds home visitation programs that serve the entire county. You ca...
Fees: None

Parent Educators, through the San Joaquin County Office of Education Roots of Readiness Home Visitation Program offer the following services:Comprehensive screenings and referralsDevelopmental screenings and ensure appropriate referral and follow up for special needs servicesAdminister the Parent As Teacher curriculum annually (for duration of 12 months) to families with children between the ages of 0-3 and prenatal momsAdminister the Health Education curriculum (for duration of six months) to f...

San Joaquin County Public Health Services (Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP))
Eligibility: San Joaquin County residents.
Fees: None

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) provides case management services to lead poisoned children in San Joaquin County. This program also works with local organizations to educate the community about the dangers of lead poisoning and assists the medical community in identifying and effectively treating lead poisoned children.

San Joaquin County Public Health Services (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS))
Eligibility: Individuals who have lost an infant due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Fees: None

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Program provides grief and bereavement services and case management to families and/or child care providers who have experienced the death of an infant due to SIDS. Contact with the family is made within three working days after notification from the coroner about the death. Support services, information, referrals to community resources, community and provider education are offered.

San Joaquin County Public Health Services (Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC))
Eligibility: WIC serves babies and children up to age 5, pregnant women, and new mothers. Fathers, grandparents, foster parents of young children and working families are welcome as well.
Fees: None

Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) helps families by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, vouchers for healthy foods, and referrals to healthcare and other community services. Sites:Stockton: 620 North Aurora Street, Suite 2 (209) 468-3280. Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Open two Saturdays each monthTracy: 205 West 9th Street (209) 831-5930. Hours: Wednesdays only 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Manteca: 283 Spreckels Avenue (209) 4...

San Joaquin Dental Referral Service
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

San Joaquin Dental Referral Service is an answering service that contracts with some of the local dentists for the purpose of referring patients.

San Joaquin Dental Society
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

San Joaquin Dental Society is a resource and referral service for those in need of emergency or general practice care.

San Joaquin Medical Society
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

San Joaquin Medical Society assists the public with a physician, hospital and clinic locator, a list of patient support groups, patient news and information regarding insurance. Please visit their website.

Spina Bifida Association (SBA National Resource Center)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Spina Bifida Association is a non-profit organization which promotes the prevention of Spina Bifida and enhances the lives of all affected. This organization provides services such as:National Resource Center (information and referral service)SB Insights blogLegislative updates Publications Conferences and educational symposiumsCorporate and affiliate chapters and eventsSB-YOU SB StoriesIndividual and systems advocacy...

St. Joseph's Medical Center (Diabetes Education Empowerment Program (DEEP))
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

St. Joseph’s Medical Center Community Health Education Department provides the DEEP program, which is a Diabetes Education Empowerment Program. This is a six-week, hands-on and interactive diabetes curriculum. It is free. Please call for more information or to sign up.

St. Joseph's Medical Center (Diabetes- Lo Basico Para Una Vida Saludable)
Eligibility: Abierto a la comunidad de habla hispana que está interesado en aprender más sobre la diabetes.Open to the Spanish speaking community who is interested in learning more about diabetes.
Fees: Gratis

Diabetes- Lo Basico Para Una Vida Saludable ofrese una clase gratis para informacion y educacion sobre el Diabetes. This is a Spanish Diabetes education program.

St. Joseph's Medical Center (Healthier Living with Chronic Diseases and Diabetes Education)
Eligibility: Please contact the Health Resource Coordinator, Monica Gonzalez, for details on registering for a class or if you are interested in hosting this program at a location of your choice.
Fees: None

Healthier Living program was established and created by Stanford University. It is a chronic disease self management program consisting of a six-weeks. It is designed to teach people how to become better self managers of their chronic illness. This program is also beneficial to people without a chronic illness. Some of the topics covered include: making healthier choices, exercise, better sleep, action plans, decision making and problem solving. St. Joseph's also offers diabetes education and...

St. Joseph's Medical Center (St Joseph's Cancer Institute)
Eligibility: Cancer patients and their families. Clinical treatment requires physician referral. All "support services" are no charge to ANYONE dealing with a cancer diagnosis in our community.
Fees: None

St. Joseph's Cancer Institute is the only Accredited Cancer Program in San Joaquin County. SJCI includes a dedicated inpatient oncology department and state of the art Radiation Therapy. In addition, St. Joseph’s provides cancer support groups and support for patients and families dealing with cancer. Including - 6-week cancer survivng and thriving class; FREE medically supervised exercise program to assist wih fighting fatigue, gaining stamina and more.The Navigator Program is available to hel...

St. Joseph's Medical Center (Sugar Fix)
Eligibility: Must call to register.
Fees: Free

When it comes to dealing with diabetes, "fixing" sugar levels is not as sweet as it sounds. That’s why St. Joseph’s Medical Center offers a variety of classes and support to help you keep your numbers in a healthy range. Join their Sugar Fix group for informative presentations and support through the highs and lows of your journey with diabetes. Sessions are free and open to all; caregivers and family members are welcome.

St. Joseph's Medical Center (Sweet Journey 101)
Eligibility: Must call to register.
Fees: None

Is your glucose soaring? If so, then you have an IMMEDIATE Boarding Call! St. Joseph’s Medical Center is now offering a fun and interactive diabetes basics workshop, Sweet Journey 101. The first class itinerary offers sessions monthly on every first and third Tuesday, so pick the day and time best for you. This one-time course is geared to offer you tips and tools to better manage your health for a sweet, life’s journey.

Stockton/San Joaquin Parkinson's Disease Support Group
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Stockton/San Joaquin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month (except Dec. and July) at 1:30 p.m. in West Hall at O'Connor Woods. The group is designed for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease as well as for their family and caregivers. It provides attendees with an opportunity to share and learn from others who are experiencing similar difficulties.

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital (Breastfeeding Education and Supplies)
Eligibility: Expectant and new mothers. Open to the community. By appointment only.
Fees: None

Breastfeeding education, lactation support, and breastfeeding supplies are available by appointment. Certified Lactation Consultants offer support to expecting and new moms needing information and support for successful breastfeeding of their child.

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital (Childbirth Education Classes)
Eligibility: Expectant parents, pre-registration is required.
Fees: $50 per couple. Fee is waived for those who deliver at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital.

Childbirth Education Classes draw upon a variety of techniques. Childbirth instructor prepares expectant mothers and their partners for birth. The class includes instruction in relaxation and breathing to reduce the discomfort of labor, the partner's role, possible medical procedures, medicated and non-medicated labor and anesthesia, postpartum and newborn care, along with a tour of the Obstetrics Department. This class is held on specific Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and offers the ...

The Organizing and Leadership Academy
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

The Organizing & Leadership Academy (TOLA) is a rigorous “hands-on” training program for individuals interested and motivated to pursue a career in organizing. The TOLA program is demanding and effective.TOLA Fellows participate in classroom instruction, do significant reading and reflective writing, and are challenged by experienced organizers, community leaders and elected officials. Most importantly, Fellows work on real organizing projects developing the discipline and skills necessary t...

University of California Cooperative Extension of San Joaquin County (Healthy San Joaquin Collaborative)
Eligibility: Must work in or reside in San Joaquin County.
Fees: None

Healthy San Joaquin Collaborative is a member organization of San Joaquin County that works collectively to bring about individual, community, system and environmental changes to shape nutrition and physical activity behaviors.

University of California Cooperative Extension of San Joaquin County (UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program)
Eligibility: Low-income families in San Joaquin County.
Fees: None

UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program: Offers workshops at local agencies serving low-income families and individuals in San Joaquin County. The workshops promote healthy eating, physical activity, food resource management skills and safe food handling. The following is a list of their programs:Youth program offers San Joaquin County children research-based nutrition and physical activity focused curicula. The information helps them make consistent, healthful choices in their daily lives. Au...

University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP))
Eligibility: Participants must satisfy one of the following:Receive or be eligible to receive federal food assistanceHave a monthly household cash income that is at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty LevelBe a p...
Fees: None

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) participants learn to:Plan nutritious mealsIncrease physical activityStretch their food dollarPractice safe food handlingPrevent obesity through healthy lifestylesLife skillsTarget Audience: Families with children under 18 years. Participants should be responsible for planning and preparing family meals.

Wellness WORKs! (Work Wellness: The Basics)
Eligibility: San Joaquin County CalWORKs participants. Must be referred by a CalWORKs Employment and Training Specialist (case manager).
Fees: None

Wellness WORKs! is a center that provides wellness classes and activities to the San Joaquin County CalWORKs population. The Wellness WORKs! program teaches participants the tools needed to become a healthier and productive person in both the home and the workplace.The One-Week program may be used for CalWORKs participants that have been identified by their case managers as having the following barriers or needs:Frequent job losses (quits and firings) or excuses for not participating Prerequisit...