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Your support changes lives.

Your partnership is vital to meet the needs of families with children ages 0-5 as they navigate shelter-in-place restrictions. Our Free Diaper Bank has experienced unprecedented need, serving over 200 children per month since COVID-19. Our supportive programming also includes counseling, 1:1 parent consultations, online classes and workshops, stories, songs and other resources in Spanish and English language, breastfeeding and first feeding care line, Latino parent support, and support for young parents. Your donation is an investment in the long-term wellbeing of our community. 

Giving in Honor:
Honor someone special by donating to Secure Beginnings in their name.  You may choose to have us notify your honoree via email, or we can email you a printable card that you can give to your honoree. 

To donate via check, please mail your donation to us at Secure Beginnings, PO Box 285, Ojai, CA 93024.

Become a Legacy Circle Donor:
By donating $1000 or more, you are invited to an annual donor reception.

Pledge ongoing support:
If you are interested in committing to future donations, please complete this pledge form. Pledges are critical to our growth and allow donors to share their intent for long-term support.

Thank you for supporting secure beginnings for families

We envision a world where every young child experiences secure attachment with their caregivers. Attachment is the process of connection and attunement between child and caregiver. Studies show that a child’s secure attachment will change their lifelong trajectory, making them more resilient to adversity, better able to adapt to school and work, and more likely to experience healthy, loving relationships. Secure Beginnings offers a portfolio of programs supporting secure attachment. 

Trained volunteers providing in-home support for new parents, reducing isolation and supporting infant-parent well-being including postpartum mood adjustment disorders through early intervention

Individual parenting guidance from experts specializing in child development and early family life

Play-based classes and parent education groups supporting children ages 0-36 months and their caregivers

Specialized network of therapists trained in early childhood development, secure attachment, early relationships, and postpartum mood adjustment disorders

Twice-monthly diaper bank providing free diapers and wipes to families in need

Careline offering support from a lactation and early feedings specialist

Our new education and leadership series for Latino families filled to capacity. We have added bilingual Spanish/English staff in classes and ParentCare to better serve Latino families across our programs.

Supporting young parents though peer mentorship, 1:1 outreach, and direct access to all our programming

“Less stress – I’m more relaxed – more available to my baby and toddler.”

“I had no idea the challenges that were to come with breastfeeding and my daughter’s medical needs – my volunteer saved me.”

“I felt more able to bond with my son.”