Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby, a component of The CHILD Project: Road to Resilience, is helping to build family resiliency in Yolo County through comprehensive support after the birth of a new baby. Welcome Baby partners with parents to reduce toxic stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and support optimal child development.

Welcome Baby is a free and voluntary program where you will receive:

  • An in-home nurse visit within one week of coming home with your newborn
  • Up to two more visits from a Community Health Worker specializing in family resources (in-home or virtual)

Visits will include:

  • Clinical assessments of mom and baby
  • Breastfeeding support and referrals
  • Connection to community resources
  • Help scheduling appointments
  • Health Education
  • And more!

Click here to meet our staff!

Direct services are provided by CommuniCare Health Center’s Perinatal and Behavioral Health Departments and Yolo County Children’s Alliance.

Who qualifies?

  • Have public health insurance (MediCal, Partnership, MCAP) or are uninsured
  • Pregnant or within two weeks of hospital discharge for birth (mom or baby)
  • Live in Yolo County

Referrals and Questions

Contact Welcome Baby

Call and leave a confidential voicemail at 916-403-2905

Fax/e-mail referral form


Click here to refer online

Please call the referral line if you have questions about eligibility. We will NEVER ask about immigration status.

For more information, contact Martha Michel, Welcome Baby Coordinator, at 916-403-2905 or martham@communicarehc.org

Welcome Baby is having a significant positive impact on our community.  Check out the results in this infographic.

Welcome Baby Year One Report 2023


Welcome Baby Family Flyer (English, Spanish, More)

Welcome Baby Brochure

Community Resources (English, Spanish)

First 5 Yolo Launches Grants for Childcare Providers

First 5 Yolo is excited to announce funding opportunities available through the Childcare Recovery Package, which aims to support Yolo County Childcare providers serving Yolo County children ages 0-5.

First 5 Yolo Launches Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby expands First 5 Yolo’s navigation and home visiting initiative (R2R) and reaches Medi-Cal and uninsured families giving birth.

The COVID-19 Vaccine

For Expecting and New Parents: What You Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine

Routine Vaccinations

For Expecting and New Parents: What You Need To Know about Routine Vaccinations

Tips for Staying Healthy

For Expecting and New Parents: Tips for Staying Healthy

What are ACEs?

And How Do They Relate To Toxic Stress? Check out this article from Harvard University to learn more:

10 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Child at School

An article detailing ways to be your child’s best education advocate.

Donate to First 5 Yolo

Go to the county website to donate to First 5 Yolo.

First 5 California’s Parent Guide

First 5 California’s Parent Guide.

What you need to know to help your child grow up healthy and thrive.

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

Join us for a Movement and Dance playgroup every Wednesday from 9:30am-10:15am.

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