Family Support/Child Safety

Programs that receive funding in this priority area work to strengthen families, empower parents, reduce stress, and prevent child abuse and neglect. Programs and services in this priority include:

The CHILD Project: Road to Resilience

The CHILD Project: Road to Resilience (R2R) is an innovative systems improvement designed to improve coordination of services and supports for families at the earliest point in a child’s life, prenatal – 1 year. R2R is free to families, offers individualized supports, and provides a better system for improved health, safety, early childhood experiences, and family strengthening in Yolo County.  Families receive home visits, connections to resources, and support navigating complex service systems to ensure that all families have access to the care, supports, and services they need and deserve, to raise children who are healthy, safe, and ready to learn. For additional information and current flyer for R2R, click here.

The project design allows resources to be allocated according to the needs of families through a coordinated system at CommuniCare’s perinatal medical clinics across the County (Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento, and intermittent clinics in Winters and the County Jail), as well as through a collaborative partnership for referrals from both traditional and non-traditional agencies outside of the medical system.  

Direct services are provided by CommuniCare Health Center’s Perinatal and Behavioral Health Departments, Yolo County Children’s Alliance, and Yolo Crisis Nursery.  Supporting this direct service effort, First 5 Yolo leads The R2R Partnership Network, whose purpose is to establish a multi-agency, cross-sector partnership of local leadership to continually examine data, outcomes, and options for systems and practice improvements.  

R2R direct services are collaboratively funded by First 5 Yolo, State of California Office of Child Abuse Prevention, City of Davis, City of Woodland, County of Yolo, and private contributors. Support for the R2R Partnership Network was generously sponsored by Dignity Health in 2019.

Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby is an extension of The CHILD Project: Road to Resilience (R2R) that serves all of Yolo County’s Medi-Cal and uninsured families giving birth. Each family receives one registered nurse home visit within the first week postpartum to assess both mother and baby and provide breastfeeding support, healthcare navigation, and infant education. In the following weeks, families can receive up to two additional home visits from a community health worker who connects the family to community resources and longer-term home visiting programs, if needed. Welcome Baby is designed to mitigate toxic stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and build family resiliency starting from birth.

Yolo Crisis Nursery

Day and night, 365 days a year, the Crisis Nursery provides safe, temporary care for children up through age 5. They accomplish their goals primarily through their three signature programs: Crisis Overnight and Respite Care, Wrap-Around Services for Parents, and Specialized Infant Day Care and Preschool. The nursery helps parents manage emergencies, keep up with their jobs, learn a new job, get medical care, or just get a break. Their services are voluntary and free.

ABC Home Visiting

ABC is an evidence-based parenting intervention home visiting program for caregivers of infants and toddlers who have experienced early adversity. It enhances children’s behavioral and regulatory capabilities and fosters the development of secure attachments between children and their caregivers. In Yolo County, the ABC intervention is available for infants between 6 and 24 months of age, and for toddlers between 24 and 48 months, referred by Child Welfare Services. To learn more, visit

Family Hui

Peer-led parenting support networks.

Family Hui parenting groups highlight ACEs science, love and empowerment.

The Nurturing Parenting Program is a family-centered trauma-informed course designed to build nurturing parenting skills and child-rearing practices. The sessions feature activities to teach positive parenting skills and self-nurturing, home practice exercises, family nurturing time, and activities to support positive brain development in children birth to age 5.

Partner Agencies offering the NPP program: Yolo County Children’s Alliance and RISE Inc.

RISE, Inc: Providing 27-week Nurturing Parenting Program courses in Esparto and Winters.  Empower Yolo will provide a 10-week course in Woodland.

Winters classes start September 26th (Wednesdays) from 6:00-7:30.

Location: 200 Baker Street, Winters, CA

Esparto classes start November 6th (Tuesdays) from 6:00-7:30.

Location: 17137 Fremont Street, Esparto, CA

Interested participants can call Oralia Rodriguez or Leticia Flores at (530) 787-4110 for both locations.

For more information about our 10-week course in Woodland, please call First 5 Yolo at (530) 419-2476.

What is Home Visiting?

Visit your local Family Resource Center Today!


Main Office 175 Walnut Street, Woodland, CA 95695
Ph: 530-406-7221
Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School
1441 Danbury Street, Davis, CA 95618
Ph: 530-759-2100
Knights Landing
Knights Landing Family Resource Center
986 Mill Street, Knights Landing, CA 95645
Ph: 530-735-1776 ext. 102
Yolo Branch Library
37750 Sacramento Street, Yolo, CA 95697
Ph: 530-406-7221


17313 Fremont Ave., Esparto, CA 95627
Ph: 530-787-3433
201 First Street, Winters, CA 95694
Ph: 530-794-6000


West Sacramento
637 Toddhunter Street Room 21B, Broderick, CA 95605
Ph: 916-572-0560
Delta Elementary Charter School
36230 North School Street, Clarksburg, CA 95612
Hours: Tuesdays 9:00 – 4:00
Ph: 530-902-6850 or 916-572-0560

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Family Fun Event

Family Fun Event on the last Thursday of the month at 2pm*.

Music Groups for children 0-5

Music Groups for children 0-5 every Monday morning (English) from 9:30am-10:30am and Friday morning (Spanish) from 9:30am-10:30am.

Movement and Dance Playgroup

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