There are many support groups for parents in the Elk Grove and Sacramento areas. Please add to this list as you see fit.


  • Adoption Support Group


Crisis or Dealing with Abuse


New Parents




Single Parents

  • Blossom: Contact Becky Dossey at (916) 276-1635

General Parenting


  • International MOMS Club
  • Me Gusta Baby Playgroups - Downtown Auburn
  • MSN Folsom Area Playgroup - at Ernie Sheldon Park: Contact Jen DeLugach at (916) 985-4136
  • MSN Infant and Toddler Playgroup: Contact Temperance Harkins at (916) 879-0571
  • MSN Sacramento Area Playgroup - at Tahoe Park: Contact Shirley Jellison at (916) 359-0633

Parents and their Children with Special Needs

Pregnancy Loss

  • Pregnancy Loss Support Groups - For women who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or other types of pregnancy loss, these groups are intended to provide a safe place to meet and share, to give and receive support.

Families Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders

Families Affected by Down Syndrome

Public Education & Resource Programs

  • State Department of Education - Special Education
  • Programs for Infants & Toddlers with Disabilities: Birth-2 Years: Contact Carlos Flores: (916) 654-2773
  • Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3-5
  • Office of State Coordinator- Vocational Ed for Students with Disabilities: Department of Education: (916) 657-2451
  • Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs" Maridee Gregory, Chief of State Children’s Medical Services Branch: (916) 654-0832
  • Programs for Children and Youth Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Contact Fred Lewis:(916) 653-8320; (916) 653-7651

There are also youth resources and shelters available in the Sacramento area.