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Personal & Professional Growth / BodyAwareness

Esalen® Institute was founded in 1962 as an alternative educational center devoted to the exploration of human potential. It is internationally known for its experiential/didactic workshops and steady influx of philosophers, psychologists, artists, and religious thinkers. It is also well known for its amazingly beautiful setting on the Big Sur coastline.

The Bodywork Institute Geffen is a certified Hendrickson Method instructor. This form of bodywork is providing a vehicle for Geffen to integrate her diverse background of over a decade of professional bodywork with movement, meditation, introspection, deep touch and gentleness. She is delighted to have found another powerful form of hands on work that is powerfully in line with her deepest values personally and professionally.

Myofascial Therapy Center The Myofascial Therapy Center for Health and Healing, located in Los Gatos, California, focuses on the whole-body benefits of physical and occupational therapy, as well as on other therapies that use an integrated approach. The Center empowers individuals to take charge of their healing experience by guiding them through an integrated process of connection, self-exploration, transformation and wholeness.

Gestalt Therapy a theory of mind and brain that proposes that the operational principle of the brain is holistic, parallel, and analog, with self-organizing tendencies; or, that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Internal Family Systems The Internal Family Systems Model (IFS) has evolved over the past twenty years into a comprehensive approach that includes guidelines for working with individuals, couples and families

Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a behavioral technology, which simply means that it is a set of guiding principles, attitudes, and techniques about real-life behavior, and not a removed, scientific theorem.

Rolfing is named after its founder Dr. Ida P. Rolf. Dr. Rolf began her inquiry more than fifty years ago, devoting her energy to creating a holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organized the whole body in gravity.

Rolfing in Los Gatos is performed by Deborah Weidhaas, Certified Advanced Rolfer. Rolfing® was the most fascinating and powerful healing process I'd ever experienced. I completed my basic training with the Rolf Institute and became a Rolfer in 1991.

Spiral Release Bodywork consists of deep tissue bodywork and neuromuscular therapy. While most massage therapists can incorporate deep pressure during a massage, SRB is a special therapy that encourages the permanent release of physical pain, trauma and stiffness. Just like neuromuscular therapy, SRB addresses chronic conditions affecting muscle/nerve interaction like carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica or tennis elbow.

Harbin Hot Springs is simply a beautiful place to relax... over 1600 acres of privacy, surrounded by many more acres of undeveloped woodland. Our location in Lake County features the cleanest air in California.

Watsu began in the warm pool at Harbin when Harold Dull began floating his students of Zen Shiatsu, applying its stretches and moves. Zen Shiatsu, which Harold studied with its founder in Japan, emphasizes stretching as an older, more effective way to balance our chi energy than working with points.

Institute of Transpersonal Psychology ITP Transpersonal Psychology is the extension of psychological studies into consciousness studies, spiritual inquiry, body-mind relationships and transformation. Carl Jung first coined the term transpersonal (uberpersonlich) when he used the phrase "transpersonal unconscious" as a synonym for "collective unconscious."

Carl Chase Flow After practicing the various styles of massage that exist today, CC developed a way of working with the body, which he calls 'The Flow'. What he found was that none of the current forms of massage offered an opportunity for the human body to experience a feeling of pure liquid freedom.

Moving Ventures a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit educational organization, is dedicated to offering training, workshops, and retreats in the fields of somatic's and meditation.

Spirit Rock Meditation Center is intended to be a place that always looks in two directions: inward and outward.

Nutrition An important tool for maximizing your nutrition is planning meals.  Sports nutrition meal planning will help organize your daily meals to ensure you maximize your performance.  You will follow the steps for the nutrition consultation plus provide your food likes/dislikes and workout schedules for three months.  You will know when and what to eat so there is no guesswork! 

Cranial Sacral The craniosacral system (a physiological system like the cardiovascular and respiratory systems) provides the physical environment in which the brain and spinal cord develop and function. The light-touch technique works with natural and unique rhythms of our different body systems to pinpoint and correct source problems.

Ayurveda is a holistic practice that integrates the mind, body and spirit in order to create balance within. Ayurveda is the science and wisdom of life and self-healing. Practiced in India for over 5,000 years, the name means true knowledge of life (that which exists and ages within time). "Ayus" means age or life-span. "Veda" is wisdom/ true knowledge.

Counseling for Modern Life This site is about coping with the events of modern life, discovering ways to make life easier, and more fun ...through articles and information that you can use, and information about resources for self-help and counseling.

The College of Orgonomy Medical orgorne therapy is a unique approach to treating emotional and physical illness by reducing or eliminating those barriers that block the natural expressions of emotion and healthy sexual feeling. This method of treatment was developed by Austrian psychiatrist and scientist Wilhelm Reich, M.D. (1897-1957).

The Orgonomic Institute is dedicated to practicing the principles and techniques of Wilhelm Reich’s Orgonomic Therapy, also known as Reichian Therapy. Orgonomic Therapy recognizes the unitary function of mind and body, creates profound character transformation and significantly lowers levels of stress, muscular contraction, and physical and psychological symptoms.

Aikido Aikido is a Japanese martial art created by Morihei Ueshiba (1883 - 1969).  He is more commonly referred to as O-Sensei (great master).  His ultimate goal was to know the True Self through training in martial arts.  Training in Aikido encompasses not only technique, but also the journey to Self-realization, where our perception of who we truly are turns from the ego to a more universal state of being.  From there a world of peace, found on a powerful stance of love, is actualized.

The Feldenkrais Method The Feldenkrais Method is for anyone who wants to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think and feel. Whether you want to be more comfortable sitting at your computer, playing with your children and grandchildren, or performing a favorite pastime, these gentle lessons can improve your overall well being.

The Rosen Institute Rosen Method is distinguished by its gentle, direct touch. Using hands that listen rather than manipulate, the practitioner focuses on chronic muscle tension. As relaxation occurs and the breath deepens, unconscious feelings, attitudes, and memories may emerge.

Neuromuscular Therapy Udo Magel is a native of Germany, residing in the United States since 1986. He has a vast level off Neuromusuclar Physical Therapy.

Hatha Yoga The Indian tradtion is one of the four main tradtions of Tantra Yoga. Hatha Yoga is first of all concentrating on the practice of postures and breath control to energize the subtle channels.

Avalon Yoga was built through a collaboration of artists and friends gathered together by Paul Crowl (founder) in January 2002. Our goal was to create a soothing yet inspiring environment in a facility that is optimum for your yoga practice.

Birth

BirthWorks provides programs to promote safe and loving birth experiences through education, introspection and confident action.

Child Development

Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Given the evidence that permanent emotional damage -- deficient capacities for trust, empathy and affection -- can be inflicted relatively easily during the very early years of life, CSPCC’s concern is with ignorance of, or indifference to, the emotional needs of very young children. CSPCC believes that most parents are willing and able to provide their infants and toddlers with the care they have been biologically programmed to need – when they receive the necessary support. CSPCC is working toward higher status for parenting, greater support for parents with young children, increased emphasis on trust, empathy and affection in the adult world, and vastly improved preparation for parenthood.

The Natural Child Project. A nonprofit organization founded by Jan Hunt, with extensive resources on its web site. Its objective is “to help parents to understand the critical importance of the earliest years of childhood, and to provide the kinds of information and encouraging support they need to treat their children with unconditional love and respect.”

Raising Teens: A Synthesis of Research and a Foundation for Action by A. Rae Simpson. This report from the Harvard University Center for Health Communication is an important study that provides a synthesis of major research findings on the parenting of adolescents. This well-organized report includes an overview of the developmental changes that occur in adolescence, and it outlines five basic of parenting teens: (1) love and connect, (2) monitor and observe, (3) guide and limit, (4) model and consult, and (5) provide and advocate.

Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. To accomplish this mission, the institute generates and communicates new knowledge, and brings together community, state, and national leaders.

Talaris Research Institute. Talaris Research Institute is dedicated to discovering how children think, feel and learn. From birth to age five, a child observes, experiments, and begins to understand the world — a learning experience unmatched by any other.

Support for Dads

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC)The NRFC captures information about policies, priorities, trends, research findings, promising practices, and emerging lessons from the field and helps key audiences translate that knowledge into policies and practices that make a difference for fathers, children, families, and communities.

Post Partum Men Dr. Will Courtenay specializes in helping men with postpartum depression, anxiety and other concerns that can prevent us from living happy and fulfilling lives. In addition to my work with individual men, and women, I facilitate groups for dads with postpartum depression and anxiety.

Dads and Daughters is a national non-profit organization that provides tools to strengthen father-daughter relationships, reinforce our daughters' values, and helps families help girls to realize their dreams.

National Center for Fathering is a non-profit organization who's mission is to inspire and prepare men to be better fathers. Founded in 1990 by Dr. Ken Canfield to conduct research on fathering and to develop practical resources for dads in nearly every fathering situation.

National Fatherhood Initiative is a non-profit, non-sectarian, non-partisan organization. It conducts public awareness campaigns promoting responsible fatherhood, organizes conferences and community fatherhood forums, provides resource material to organizations seeking to establish support programs for fathers, publishes a quarterly newsletter, and disseminates informational material to men seeking to become more effective fathers.

Slowlane is the online resource for Stay-At-Home Dads (SAHD) and their families. Established as a reference, resource and network to assist fathers who have made (or are considering) the decision to stay home and raise their children.

Dictionary For Dads will provide resources and information which will be fundamental in helping men make informed decisions based on education, research and practical experience all provided by Dictionary for Dads. In doing so this will not only reinforce the male role model in our society it will increase the social welfare of children throughout the world.

Health & Human Services for Dads The President is determined to make committed, responsible fatherhood a national priority...

National Fatherhood Initiative mission is to improve the well being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers.

National Center for Fathering is to improve the well-being of children by inspiring and equipping men to be more effectively involved in the lives of children.

Father Matters Our purpose is to support, encourage, and enlighten today's dads. Our vision is to see men with children become more effective, more active, and more involved in their role as fathers. From a single dad to a father of five, newly married or divorced.

Television/Media and the Family

TV-Turnoff Network encourages children and adults to watch much less television in order to promote healthier lives and communities. It sponsors an annual National TV Turnoff Week and provides information for organizing a TV free week with your family, school, library or community.

Center for Media Literacy is a non-profit membership organization that develops and distributes educational programs and materials that promote critical thinking about the media.

A Parents' Guide to the Internet has information regarding keeping Internet access safe for children.

Wikipedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.

Legislation and Public Policy

Health Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

SafeState is a crime and violence prevention tool to create a safer California. It is based on the premise that crime and violence are not inevitable. There are solutions. The goal of SAFESTATE is to serve as a portal to statewide crime and violence prevention information. The site provides practical information on child abuse, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, elder abuse, gangs and youth violence, hate crimes, high-tech crimes, violence in schools and other topics.

Family Friendly Jury Duty tracks state laws regarding optional jury duty deferral for parents and caregivers. Works with volunteers who are trying to get legislation passed in states that do not excuse parents from jury duty.

Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet is the Library of Congress's on-line service providing information about bills in Congress. The home page features the option to search by either bill number or key word(s), such as "child care".

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. has launched research relating to the role low-income fathers play in the lives of their infants and toddlers, in their families, and in the Early Head Start programs in which they participate

Administration for Children & Families is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.

Health & Safety

Children's Dental Group is an office that has been designed and staffed to meet the special needs of treating children. Our doctors are either pediatric specialists, general dentists who have chosen to limit their practice to children, or orthodontists.

Support Network for Battered Woman is to empower our diverse community to live free from domestic violence. Our services include a 24-hour toll-free crisis line, an emergency shelter, counseling, information and referrals, support groups, safety planning, legal services and community education presentations.

California Family Health Council Health Information & Education Our vision is of a world in which adequate health, education, and human services are equally available to all.

Sidelines is a national, non-profit organization with a network of support groups across the country for women and their families experiencing complicated pregnancies.

Mayo Clinic from the renowned medical research institute. Pregnancy and Child Health Resource Center has library of reference articles. Pose questions to the clinics physicians (though only about fifteen are answered each month). Health and nutrition information is also offered. Also has a wealth of information in the archives.

Resolve assists people in resolving their infertility by providing information, support, and advocacy. Site includes list of local chapters.

American Dentistry Association web site has helpful information regarding parents and children's dental concerns.

Food Allergy Network is a resource for families dealing with food allergies, including practical suggestions in dealing with common problems for children and adults.

National Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. The focus is children and young adults (birth to age 22).

Kids In Danger is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of children from dangerous juvenile products, the site has information on recalled child's products.

Consumer Product Safety Commission includes information on product recalls.

Adoption

www.adoption.com has registries which may be searched by state, category, or keyword. Information for parents looking to adopt, adoptee's searching for family, birth mothers who have an unplanned pregnancy, and professionals who want to help more people.

Comeunity has adoption resources, especially regarding special needs children.

Adoption Search is an adoption-focused search engine.

Marriage

Retrouvaille is the name of a program designed to help, heal and renew marriages. The program offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. The web site offers information on program, as well as links to other marriage sites.

Frugal/Simple Living

The Simple Living Network is a small home-based business that provides resources and free community services that may help you live a more simple lifestyle.

Miserly Moms provides tips and resources to help people (especially moms) get the tools that their family needs to spend more time together. Site includes tips, recipes, success stories, and many links to other resources.

Alternatives for Simple Living started in 1973 as a protest against the commercialization of Christmas. They emphasize relationships and traditions over things, encourage the avoidance of stress and debt, and promote alternative giving.

Working at Home

Beware of scams – working at home business deals, telephone, online, others. Check out the Better Business Bureau and the National Consumer League's Internet Fraud Watch.

Kiva mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.

Home-Based Working Moms (HBWM) provides its members with support, networking, information, a monthly (print) newsletter, member's listserv, panel of experts, member's showcase on the web, publicity opportunities, membership directory, and more.

eWorking Women includes information on how to plan, start and succeed in your own online business; find legitimate work-at-home opportunities; at-home job resources and home business ideas.

Entrepreneurial Parent is an interactive online community of parents on the home career track. Features include expert Q&As, articles, forums, member profiles, newsletter, resource centers and more, covering topics from home office design to work-family transitions to low-cost marketing to childcare.

Work at Home Moms has links with home businesses, a book room, networking. Spanish version available.

Mothers' Home Business Network provides ideas, inspiration and support for mothers who choose to work at home. Includes mentoring and Q & A online.

Loss of a Child

The mission of SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. The web site offers chat rooms, message boards, and information on local and regional support groups across the country.

SIDS Alliance is a national, non-profit, voluntary health organization dedicated to the support of families dealing with SIDS, education and research.

The Compassionate Friends assists families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and provides information to help others be supportive. Web site offers help through grief articles, brochures, chat lines, information on special events, and a locator for the nearly 600 TCF chapters across the United States.

Postpartum Depression

Depression after Delivery is a non-profit organization that provides support to women as well as educational materials and referrals for women and families coping with mental health issues associated with childbearing, both during pregnancy and postpartum.

Education and Homeschooling

The National Home Education Network exists to encourage and facilitate the vital grassroots work of state and local homeschooling groups and individuals by providing information, fostering networking and promoting public relations on a national level. The site includes legislative news, support, and resources.

Home Education Magazine has information about their magazine, free e-mail service, online library, laws and regulations for all 50 states, support group listings, back issues of their free online newsletter, a unique collection of Homeschooling Resource Files, and more. The site also has information about the American Homeschooling Association (AHA) (www.home-ed-magazine.com/AHA/aha.html).

Home School Legal Defense Association is a Christian-based organization that advocates for the right of all families to home school regardless of religious affiliation. The web site offers a variety of information on home schooling including publications, providers of curriculums and current home schooling issues. The site also has a book store.

National Home Education Research Institute. The goal of this institute is to provide high quality research on home education; serve as a clearinghouse of research for home educators, researchers and policymakers; and educate the public concerning the findings of all research on home education.

Alternative Learning Exchange (ALE) has "information about and connections to a variety of alternative learning environments which appreciate and respect children."

Growing Without Schooling has information about homeschooling and the work of John Holt; homeschooling FAQ, bookstore, and "tools and ideas for independent learning."

The National Center for Learning Disabilities provides national leadership in support of children and adults with learning disabilities by providing information, resources, and referral services; developing and supporting innovative educational programs, seminars, and workshops; conducting a public awareness campaign; and advocating for more effective policies and legislation to help individuals with learning disabilities.

Parenting Support Resources

First Five Based on sound research in early child development, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County supports the healthy growth and nurturing of children prenatal through age 5. By working with parents, community leaders, social service and healthcare agencies, FIRST 5 funds and sponsors essential services for young children and their families.

Choices for Children The variety of additional programs demonstrate our commitment to building the capacity of families to raise children that are healthy, safe, loved and ready to learn.

Kids, Court, & You (PDF). Putting Kids First, Helping Kids Adjust, written by Family Court Services, Santa Clara County, California.

For Parents: A Guide to Resources in Santa Clara County (PDF) provided by Santa Clara County Department of Child Support Services in San Jose, California.

Superior Court of California, Family Court. For all the legal forms you may need for family law cases in Santa Clara County, California, visit this section of the Superior Court of California, Family Court web site.

Child Abuse Council of Santa Clara The Child Abuse Council of Santa Clara County began as a committee, appointed in 1980 by the county's Board of Supervisors, to address a serious lack of coordination and cooperation among numerous public and private agencies which provided services to child abuse victims and their families.

Go Kids Inc. child care centers incorporate an integrated thematic based creative curriculum into a learning center environment. Our philosophy is based on the Developmentally Appropriate Practices model developed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Cleo Eulau Center
helps children and adolescents develop their capacity to rebound from hardship and adversity and grow to become caring and competent adults.

The Center for Healthy Development The Center for Healthy Development is a non-profit counseling agency guided by a strong commitment to the community, assessing each individual's needs and offering affordable, quality counseling and psychotherapy that may not be sufficiently available through government or for-profit agencies.

Community Technology Alliance The Community Technology Alliance mission is to end and prevent homelessness by linking and networking communities through technology.

United Way of Silicon Valley has conducted a comprehensive community needs assessment to identify the most urgent health and human service needs right here in our community. That research is guiding our new community impact strategy, which focuses on solving our most pressing community problems by addressing the underlying causes. Our community impact strategy focuses on two specific areas.

Lucile Packard Foundation To promote, protect and sustain the physical, mental, emotional and behavioral health of children.

KidsCal Awesome resource for social services and programs throughout the bay area!!!!

Project Cornerstone Project Cornerstone’s vision is quite simple – to build a web of support around every young person in our community.  This web of support includes families, schools, community centers, faith communities and local businesses. 

Nami is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and other severe and persistent mental illnesses that affect the brain.

Catholic Charities For over 50 years, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County has changed lives for good by helping strengthen families and building economic self-sufficiency. Each year we serve 27,000 poor and vulnerable individuals of all cultures and beliefs through a broad base of programs including housing services, job skills training and placement, older adult services, mental health and substance abuse counseling, financial education, immigration, refugee resettlement, and children and youth services and education.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States.

City Year An "action tank" for national service, City Year seeks to demonstrate, improve and promote the concept of national service as a means for building a stronger democracy.

EMQ Children & Family Services (a.k.a. Eastfield Ming Quong) is a leading provider of children's mental health, Wraparound, and social services in California.

The Health Trust Born out of the sale of the nonprofit Good Samaritan Health and Hospital System to HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) over 10 years ago, The Health Trust is leading the community to advance wellness in order to transform Silicon Valley into the healthiest region in the country.

Alliance for Community Care exists to help individuals achieve mental and emotional health, discover and reach their potential, and fully participate in life.

Cross Culture Community Services has experienced a significant increase in the variety of services offered to the community. Originally supported only by the local Chinese American community, CCSC now receives additional funding through government funding and private foundations.

Family & Children's Services is dedicated to increasing the strength, safety, and self-sufficiency of children, adults, and families in our community. To achieve this goal, we offer a range of innovative, accessible, and integrated programs and services addressing critical health and human services needs.

Parents Helping Parents a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public benefit agency meets the needs of one of our community's most vulnerable populations-children with any special need and their families.

The Role Model Program culturally diverse, positive adult role models will inspire, motivate and empower underserved elementary and middle school youth to realize academic achievement, set ambitious dreams for their future, and prepare for post secondary education. 

Silicon Valley Council of Non-Profits “Magnify the influence and contribution of nonprofit business in Santa Clara County.”

Nonprofit's Insurance Alliance of Ca. The Nonprofits' Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC) is a liability insurance pool which was established in 1989 exclusively for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations in California.

Raft is a non-profit organization that believes hands-on teaching is the best way for teachers to teach and students to learn.

Saratoga Diagnostic Center Our Services include Psycho educational and Neuropsychological Assessments, Individual Education Plan (IEP) Consultation, Orton-Gillingham and other multi-sensory Tutoring methods for reading and writing.

Family Service Agency Helping build positive and productive lives.

Fred Friendly To create these moments, for our PBS programs and for our clients, the FFS production team engages in intensive research, brings together remarkable groups of panelists, and involves them in hypothetical scenarios spun by masterful moderators. The results reveal the complexity of the issues with greater depth, and drama, than a standard debate ever could.

Plastelina Games Very fun online logic game site. Most games are free.

Child Support Calculator Child Support Calculator for California parents.

Time Zone Converter A useful tool that allows time zone conversions.

Family Giving Tree The Family Giving Tree Holiday Program works with more than 250 Bay Area social service agencies. They supply us with the names and wishes of the children they serve and a wish card is printed with their age, gender,first name and their wish!

Bill Wilson Center is to support and strengthen the community by serving youth and families through counseling, housing, education, and advocacy. Bill Wilson Center serves over 10,000 clients in Santa Clara County annually.  

Child Advocates Childhood is a precious and critically important time for building self-esteem and nurturing dreams, but some children are faced with extreme challenges.

Future Families We offer extensive free services to both foster and adopting families who care for the children that we place. As you can imagine, parents need experienced and professional help when caring for older children who have been abused or neglected, but even families with very young children find that they need advice, reassurance and practical support.

Hospice of the Valley Transitions is a community service program designed to enhance the quality of life for adults, children and their families facing life-limiting illness. Services include emotional support, education and practical assistance. Based on specific needs, an individualized plan is formulated for clients and their families.

Planned Parenthood is America's leading sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider.  Founded by Margaret Sanger in 1916 as America’s first birth control clinic, Planned Parenthood believes that everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, that every child should be wanted and loved, and that women should be in charge of their destinies.

Support Systems Founded in 1991, Support Systems is an internationally accredited, state licensed substance abuse treatment program dedicated to the innovative and cost-effective treatment of chemical dependency. Based in Northern California, our facilities offer a comprehensive structure of treatment programs, sober living environments, and services for those suffering from the diseases of alcoholism and drug addiction.

San Jose Library Public Library locations.

Campbell Library Local Public Library.

Santa Clara Public Library

Campbell Community Center The local community center in Campbell.

Kid's Haven Inc. (Supervised Visitation) (408) 266-3882

TLC-Kids (Supervised Visitation) (408) 729-5514

Vist & Exchange Solutions (Supervised Visitation) (408) 710-9965

Agape (Supervised Visitation) (408) 313-8309

Angel Watch (Supervised Visitation) (408) 571-8521

Heart to Heart Care (Supervised Visitation) (650) 592-4145

Children's Musical Theater mission is to train and educate today's youth so that they will become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow.

Children's Discovery Museum a place where children are expected to test, prod and tinker.

The Tech Museum of Innovation of Innovation engages people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing the technologies affecting their lives, and aims to inspire the innovator in everyone.

Monterey Bay Aquarium mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans.

Exploratorium is a collage of hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. The Exploratorium is a leader in the movement to promote museums as informal education centers.

Great America Large Theme Park

Bonfonte Gardens Family Theme Park

Happy Hollow Family Theme Park and Zoo

Hand in Hand We foster healthy parent-child relationships that will last a lifetime.

Junior Achievement We are the passionate people behind a movement that seeks to educate and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy.

USChess Federation The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is the official, not-for-profit US membership organization for chess players and chess supporters of all ages and strengths, from beginners to Grandmasters.

Divorced Fathers Network The Divorced Fathers Network is a peer support nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, fathers and mothers by supporting engaged, effective fathering during and after divorce.

Digital Media Academy (DMA) is a nationally-recognized organization offering hands-on learning experiences in a broad range of digital media technologies. DMA’s programs cater to K-20 educators, teens, and adult-learners.

Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley For more than a quarter century, JFSSV has been committed to serving a diverse community through the provision of excellent social, vocational, senior, counseling and refugee resettlement services. 

Discovery Pre-School Between the ages of two and five, children are forming many basic social skills and attitudes. Each child is unique, and they develop at their own rate. Discovery Parent Child Preschool provides a developmentally appropriate environment where the child learns while having fun.

Teen & Family Counseling Center is dedicated to helping adults, families, and children feel better, interact better, and develop healthier skills for a better life. 

YMCA Santa Clara Valley is a leading nonprofit community service organization, serving Santa Clara County with 5 health and fitness facilities, a resident camp, and nearly 100 child care locations.

YWCA Silicon Valley provides many programs and services; rape crisis, parent education, counseling, battered woman's shelter, and more...

Act for Mental Health Enhance abilities and skills to cope with everyday living --- to work, to relate to others, to play, to enjoy life, to realize one’s potential.

Almaden Valley Counseling Services envisions a community where everyone has access to affordable mental health counseling. AVCS is a community-based, nonprofit counseling agency committed to meeting the mental health concerns of all ages with an emphasis on youth.

Alum Rock Counseling Center To provide culturally appropriate services which enable youth and their families in East Santa Clara Valley to improve their lives.

Community Health Awareness Counsil exists to provide alternatives to self-destructive behavior, and to help create healthy lives for the children and families of Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and the surrounding communities.

Schwab Learning Our mission is to provide information and inspiration for families whose children struggle with learning and attention problems. Schwab Learning’s goal is to help transform, for good, the lives of a significant share of American children who struggle with learning and attention.

Kids Health provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use.

Parenting Press creates material to make your job easier—whether you are a parent, counselor, teacher, or child care provider.

Lighthouse Project dedicated to providing Occupational Therapy, speech pathology, and social skills development to people of all ages.

Cross Cultural Solutions Our Mission is to operate volunteer programs around the world in partnership with sustainable community initiatives, bringing people together to work side-by-side while sharing perspectives and fostering cultural understanding.

Santa Clara Family Health Plan reaches out to uninsured children through three health plans: Medi-Cal, Healthy Families and the new Healthy Kids program, which insures children whose families earn up to 300% of federal poverty level and are not eligible for Medi-Cal and Healthy Families.

Signing Time Establishing a sense of community and heightened sense of awareness of the benefits of teaching ASL to children of all abilities. 

Friend Smarts a social skills program for children attending kindergarten through high school.

Blossom Birth a non-profit education and resource center that provides parents with a holistic view of pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting.

Childhood Matters The mission of Interactive Parenting Media is to inform and inspire parents and all who care about children so that every child may be happy, healthy, and thrive. We provide a respectful, inclusive public forum through our interactive radio shows.

The Children's Place Our mission is to strengthen communities by empowering youth, families and individuals to overcome challenges. 

Bay Area Birth Info "BABI" seeks to reduce unnecessary birth interventions; increase and promote normal, spontaneous labor and vaginal delivery; improve breastfeeding success rates; minimize separations; promote healthy mother/baby/family attachment; and reduce the maternal/infant morbidity and mortality rates.

SJB Child Development Centers Our mission stems from the vision of our organization's founders. Mr. Bill Williams, our former executive director, had a desire to help parents establish financial independence by creating a safe place where they could bring their children while they worked.

On-Line Gamers Anonymous a twelve-step, self-help organization and web site dedicated to helping those addicted to computer/video/console/on-line games.

Wow Detox The Detox Center for Wold of Warcraft Addiction

Berkeley Education Online Gaming Addiction Site full of information

African Community Health Institute Provide linguistically and culturally sensitive health services to empower individuals to adjust to their social environment by learning new coping mechanisms which enhances their self indentity.

Organization of Special Needs Familes The mission of OSF is to believe in and support community integration for individuals with special needs toward an independent, productive, and normal life; to advocate for stable and healthy environments for families and individuals with special needs.

Wheelchair Foundation The Wheelchair Foundation is a nonprofit organization leading an international effort to create awareness of the needs and abilities of people with physical disabilities, to promote the joy of giving, create global friendship, and to deliver a wheelchair to every child, teen and adult in the world who needs one, but cannot afford one. For these people, the Wheelchair Foundation delivers Hope, Mobility and Independence.

The Sharks Foundation is dedicated to meeting the educational, social and cultural needs of our community. It offers unique resources and financial support to those organizations that enhance the lives of local youth.

Momma's Helper Together, we will review potential candidates before deciding which nannies or caregivers you would like to meet. We know that the safety of your family and home is your top priority--so we take security very seriously. Each Caregiver completes a rigorous screening and application process with our trained Placement Counselors. We have extensive conversations with each reference to confirm recent work experience and qualifications.

Care.com is the premier source of trustworthy care options for children, pets and elderly parents. The company provides a simple and safe way for families and individuals to manage their care needs. Care.com offers a full breadth of subscription-based services—child care, pet care, senior care and tutoring—to address the lifecycle of specific care needs, while providing free background checks and a suite of tools and resources for selecting the best care possible.

VIP Babysitting Service provides professional baby-sitting services for Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Santa Cruz, Salinas and San Jose. VIP Babysitting Services was recently selected as the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce's Business Excellence Award - Family Friendly Category.

Community Health Charities Community Health Charities of California raises funds through workplace-giving campaigns to support the local California chapters of over 50 national and regional member health charities.

PACT Peaple Acting in Community Togetherprovides leadership training and experience to community members of many different ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Billy DeFrank The Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center will provide Community, Leadership, Advocacy, Support, and Services to Silicon Valley’s LGBT people and allies.

NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and other severe and persistent mental illnesses that affect the brain.

Focus on The Family (Faith based organization) To cooperate with the Holy Spirit in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible by nurturing and defending the God-ordained institution of the family and promoting biblical truths worldwide.

Junior Achievement volunteers prepare K-12 students to succeed as global citizens in the ever-changing workforce by developing career, financial, and entrepreneurship skills.

CADS Inc. Countywide Alcohol and Drug Services / Support Systems Homes was founded in 1991 with the intention of providing treatment of the highest quality for the most affordable rates to all those in need. Support Systems Homes is dedicated to the process of recovery. Our staff members have spent years actively involved in supporting California communities through outreach, education and involvement in 12 step programs.

9/28/07 Stuggle for Survival Video
Battle of Kruger (Wild Animals)

9/30/07 William Tell Overture
Video (Very funny)

updated 7/19/11