Resources for Parents & Families

Resources | Safety Tips | Nutrition Tips

Use this page to find some great websites and places to help you and your family!



Emmaus House:
San Benito County Domestic Violence Shelter for Women & Children

24-Hour Hotline: (877) 778-7978
To Volunteer or Donate call: (831) 630-5899

Emmaus House is a nonprofit organization providing shelter and assistance to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. We are the only domestic violence shelter in San Benito County and have been serving families in need since 2006.

What Does Emmaus House Do?

  • Safe & confidential emergency shelter during time of transition
  • Trained client advocates to assist with support and referrals
  • Onsite counseling and advocacy
  • Weekly group support sessions
  • Medical and legal referrals
  • Referrals for legal assistance with restraining orders/custody disputes
  • Court and social advocacy
  • Emergency food & clothing
  • Individualized wellness and safety planning

Every Woman Counts Program

Phone: 1-(800)-511-2300

Free clinical breast exams, mammograms, & pap tests.

To qualify:

  • live in California
  • be 21 years of age or older
  • have no or limited health insurance
  • have health insurance with co-payment or deductible you cannot afford
  • have low household income

First 5 San Benito

Address: 1011 Line Street, Suite 10 – Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 634-2046
Fax: (831) 634-2049

The promise of First 5 California is to continue to invest in integrated programs and resources designed to benefit three target audiences: the Child, the Teacher, and the Parent. Current efforts focus on the areas of nutrition, early literacy and language development, and smoking cessation, among others.

Hollister Pregnancy Center

Address: 483 Fifth Street, Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 637-4020

Think you might be pregnant? Want to know your options? Afraid you might have an STD?

At the Hollister Pregnancy Center, you’ll be greeted by caring, knowledgeable staff. All services are offered in a gentle, safe and supportive environment.

San Benito Health Foundation Community Health Center

Address: 351 Felice Drive, Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 637-5306
Phone (for Saturday Appointments): (831) 637-6871

They offer:

  • Medical and Dental Family Practice
  • Preventative & Internal Medicine
  • Ophthamology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Family Planning
  • Pediatrics
  • Immunizations and Health Screening Services
  • WIC – Women Infants and Children
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • HIV/AIDS Testing and Counseling

The San Benito Health Foundation Community Health Center accepts most insurance providers and offers discounts based on ability to pay for uninsured patients.

Safety Tips

AAA Car Seat Guide

Find a technician to help you correctly install you child safety seat – visit or call: 1-866-SEAT-CHECK

How do you select the best safety seat for you child? Visit to access their ease of use rating system on car seats. This will help you find seats that have convenience factors, safety features, and simple instructions to follow. Find the right car seat for you child by entering in their weight and height at this website.

Nutrition Tips

Healthy Eating for Busy Families

Eating a variety of foods helps kids grow healthy & strong, and be ready to learn.

Have a picky eater? | Looking for quick meal ideas? | Need help creating a shopping list? | Need breakfast ideas? 


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