Aternaterm Pregnancy Services
Faith-based counseling to pregnant women, new mothers and new and expecting fathers. Information and referrals for prenatal care, maternity housing, adoption and post-abortion support, as well as items such as baby clothing.
Beech Brook Family Drop-in Center
Offers classes and mentoring program for teen moms ages 17 through 21 who have been involved in the foster care system to work on parenting skills such as stress management and early childhood development.
Boot Camp for New Dads
Helps expectant fathers learn about prenatal and infant care. Offered at nine hospitals and two correctional facilities in Cuyahoga County. Visit website for locations. Free to men who qualify.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland – St. Philip Neri Family Center
Offers Young Parent Program providing formal education for students ages 12 through 18, who are pregnant. Includes well baby care and nutrition classes.
Center for Families and Children
Offers early learning programs, health and wellness, workforce development, youth and family services and emergency food distribution.
Cleveland Department of Public Health – Main Office
Provides basic medical services as well as pregnancy testing and HIV/STD testing. MomsFirst program offers case management for pregnant moms until child is age two.
Cleveland Pregnancy Center
Offers free pregnancy tests, peer counseling, childbirth preparation, baby clothing, support groups, and parenting education for parents, parents-to-be, and support for teens seeking counseling after having an abortion.
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland (CEOGC)
Babies and Moms Support (BAMS) program offers support and assistance for mothers and their babies. Weekly parenting and nutrition classes for participants held at a local neighborhood opportunity centers.
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Operates Title X Clinic: Tuesdays 12:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Provides STD testing/treatment, birth control and safer sex education and counseling.
Cuyahoga County Job & Family Services
(216) 987-7000 (benefits)
(216) 443-5100 (Office of Child Support Services)
Help for teen and low-income parents, including child support services; childcare assistance; food assistance; utility assistance; limited-time income assistance; and Healthy Start Medicaid insurance for children.
Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center
Program for teen mothers provides support and education during pregnancy and deals with parenting issues after pregnancy. Answers anonymous questions on parenting and child development through the Family Helpline.
Faith Baptist Community Center
Earn and Learn Program provides a variety of classes and workshops on parenting and life skills for pregnant women or mothers with infants up to six months old. By attending, participants can earn new baby clothes and necessities.
(216) 921-2023 (Shaker Heights)
(216) 321-0079 (Cleveland Heights)
Provides parenting classes and drop-in sessions for mothers, fathers and caregivers. Offers free support and information to families with a preschooler with special needs.
Help Me Grow of Cuyahoga County
Provides ongoing home visits to eligible mothers and families with kids up to age three. Offers developmental evaluations and linkages to early intervention services for children with developmental delays or disabilities and provides information to families with young children.
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation – Stork’s Nest
Offers prenatal health education for pregnant women. By attending classes, women earn points that can be exchanged for donated baby clothing.
MetroHealth Center for Community Health – Public Health Programs
Offers programs including Cuyahoga County Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program, a food supplement and nutrition education program serving pregnant and breast-feeding women, infants younger than one year, and children up to the age of five who are at risk due to inadequate nutrition; Child and Family Health Services Program (CFHS), a neighborhood-based maternal/child health program, providing clinical visits, outreach and health education services, including community health assessments and planning activities; and Friends of Mothers and Infants (Friends of M&I) to promote the health and well-being of families by providing essential items for mothers and infants who are clients of the MetroHealth Center for Community Health.
Faith-based services for parents and children who are dealing with incarceration or re-entry. Services include workforce development training; father and child retreats; family retreats; dialogues between African American and Hispanic families; custody and visitation referrals; legal assistance; child support direction and other services.
Postpartum Support International
(800) 994-4PPD (4773)
Helpline to help new moms who are experiencing depression.
(800) PPD-MOMS (800-773-6667)
Crisis hotline offers postpartum depression help for new mothers.
Starting Point for Child Care and Early Education
Provides free referrals to child care services, out-of-school activities and care, special needs childcare and programs for men and boys.
United Hearts Life Mission Center
Provides maternity clothes, formula and occasionally other baby items to single parents. Se habla Español.
University Hospitals Women’s Health Center
Offers prenatal and childbirth classes designed for teens. Provides birth control, STD testing, pregnancy testing, pregnancy counseling and prenatal care.
Offers pregnancy testing and prenatal care through 28 weeks. Planning for last trimester care and delivery. Offers support services, counseling, post-abortion counseling, natural family planning, childbirth classes, breast-feeding information, maternity and baby items (as available) and referrals.