Education & Support

Pregnancy and Parenting Program

We believe strongly in educating and equipping our clients who have decided to carry their pregnancy to term. To this end, the clinic provides a pregnancy education and parenting skills program to qualified participants. There are a number of topics to choose from, and we will put together a lesson plan that is unique to you. Here are a few of the topic choices:

Eating for Two, Labor and Delivery, Your Developing Baby, Reducing the Risk of SIDS, Newborn Care, Breastfeeding, Infant Care and Nutrition, Sleep and Crying.

Active participants are rewarded with items from the Baby Closet according to the program guidelines.  Our Baby Closet is stocked with supplies like maternity and baby clothing, blankets, diapers, and other much-needed supplies.

Fatherhood Program

At Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic we want to help you in the journey of being a father. Research shows us that the absence of a father does make a difference and we are here to help you make the transition into fatherhood.

In the article 5 Ways Fathers Can Use Science and Nature to Bond with Their Children we read, "science now reveals that mothers don't have the market cornered when it comes to being biologically connected to their children. Nature also provides a way for men to prepare for the arrival of their children and to bond with them well after birth."[4]

We often hear from the men we meet how much they want to be involved during the pregnancy and after. You might be unsure about how to do this. We provide education before and after the baby is born. Our program can help you build relationships with other fathers going through the same transition.

Positive Partnerships

To aid our clients in better and more healthy life choices for themselves and their family, Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic offers the Positive Partnership series.  It includes two modules, one for men and one for women.  This program covers Healthy Relationships, Cohabitation, Marriage, and Single Parenting.

Support After an Abortion Decision

Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic offers support for those who have experienced a previous abortion. Sometimes an abortion experience can create intense emotions that you may not feel equipped to deal with on your own. For women, we provide an opportunity to receive help in a confidential, small-group setting. Throne of Grace is a confidential 10 week faith-based support group for women who have experienced an abortion. For men, we provide one-on-one support.

Support After a Miscarriage

If you or someone you care about is hurting from the loss of a baby through a miscarriage or still birth, there is a place to go for comfort. If you are looking for peace and healing from such a loss, you are not alone. In Loving Arms is a Support Group designed by and led by moms and dads who have walked this path.

 

Community Resources

When life happens and things don't go as planned, sometimes you may need some extra help or support.  The Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic partners with many community organizations that can be helpful resources for you. 

Family Empowerment

Project SAFE is a 0-5 focused child abuse and neglect prevention program, originally developed through First 5 LA's Partnerships for Families (PFF) Initiative in 2006. PFF is a program designed to prevent child abuse by addressing gaps in the current child welfare system. 

Project Safe LA

Family Shelter

Established in an effort to serve the homeless in the greater San Fernando Valley, the roots of the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission grow deep, span over 40 years and were established as an outreach ministry of the Rescue Mission Alliance – a Christian based non-profit organization. Founded in 1998, the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission began as the Rescue Survival Outreach Services (S.O.S.) Program serving meals to the Valley's homeless. 

San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission

Family Support

For more than 30 years, New Economics for Women (NEW) has been driven to create a new way, a blueprint if you will, that changes the lives of women and their families.

New Economics For Women

The Child and Family Guidance Center empowers children and families to achieve health and well-being through innovative mental health services and community programs. Our clients are children, youth, and young adults, from infancy to 21 years of age and their families, from diverse backgrounds and circumstances, many of whom are underserved populations, all of whom have either behavioral, emotional, and/or mental health challenges.

Child & Family Guidance Center

Social Services

The Department of Public Social Service is here to help you. DPSS has an annual budget of over $3.9 billion and provides services to one out of every three residents in Los Angeles County.

County of Los Angeles DPSS

Employment Preparation

We believe that a job is the single most important step someone can take out of poverty and onto a pathway to self-sufficiency.

Chrysalis

Independent Study

The mission of City of Angels School and Online Academy is to provide a standards-aligned, accessible, and individualized instructional program that will result in a high-quality education for every student.

City of Angels