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Nov 9 - Dec 31, 2023

Parenting Connection of Monterey County


All families in Monterey County benefit from equitable access to resources that reduce stigma, eliminate barriers, and provide support towards building positive parent-child interaction and family wellness through education and programming from pregnancy to age five. When caregivers are effectively supported, families thrive and children flourish.

The Big Idea

The Parenting Connection of Monterey County is a social justice minded organization that provides free, easily accessible, and culturally aware Maternal Mental Health programming to the most vulnerable communities in Salinas and Southern Monterey County. We aim to support pregnant people, new parents, and young children by providing spaces to form communities, connect to resources, and gain knowledge to support them in their parenting journey.

The (PCMC) staff is kind and understanding. I've had a positive experience with the Parenting Connection Circle. I find it insightful to share ideas with other parents and learn strategies to be the best person/parent I can be in my own way. I also am able to receive lactation advice, self-care ideas, and overall, it's an enjoyable experience. Talking to someone about my motherhood journey was something new to me, and I want to thank Jaimee and Bianca for being understanding and offering tools for me to be a better and happier mom.

- Isaura Garcia