Children and Family Services
In addition to providing nutritious foods and education, WIC also provides referrals to other agencies. There are many resources in the community to help each family meet its needs. The programs mentioned below are located in Utah County or nearby.
If you do not find the help you need from the programs listed try searching www.unitedwayucv.org or call 211 for Utah County United Way information.
Scroll down to find useful children and family services. You will see each program’s name listed in bold. Click on the link to find information such as location, contact information, and program details.
Afterschool and Summer Program
The Boys and Girls club provides a wholesome atmosphere where youth can make friends and have fun while developing their personality, intellect, character, social skills and ties to the community. Youth ages 6-14. Small fee per school year..
Center for Service and Learning
A big brother-big sister program to provide positive role models and friends for children in need. Mentors schedule time with children to visit together.
Offers free educational classes, legal assessments, walk-in consultation, volunteer opportunities, a Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, a community festival, and health fairs throughout the year. Working together with other community organizations, Centro Hispano provides direct service in Spanish to immigrant families living within Utah County.
Child Car Seat Program
Classes are free to the public. They last about one hour and are available twice a month in both English and Spanish at the Health and Justice Building in Provo. Classes can also be brought to groups of 15 people or more. Car Seat Checks are available most weekdays by appointment. These appointments take about 30 minutes. They will check for car seat recalls, install the seat, make sure your child fits correctly, and send you safely on your way. A donation of $10 is requested for Car Seat Checks; however, it is a donation, not a fee, so no one is turned away.
Child Care Resource and Referral Mountainland
Provides free referrals for parents to licensed childcare providers. Parents can call and will be asked a series of questions. A customized list of childcare providers will be created to meet their needs.
Provides quality after school, intervention, and summer care for children who would otherwise be left home unsupervised. Fees vary. For those who live in the Provo School District. Available for Pre-school and kindergarten to 8th grade.
Early Intervention and Headstart
Kids on the Move
Alpine School District boundaries
Kids Who Count
Nebo School District boundaries
Provo School District boundaries
These programs are for low income infants and toddlers ages birth through 3 years with disabilities or developmental delays. General services include:
- Evaluation and assessment
- Physical, speech and occupational therapy
- Parent support
- Parent resource library
- Classroom experiences
- Home visits for medically fragile children
- Behavior management workshops
- Technical assistance for day care providers
- Father, sibling, and grandparent support groups.
Income eligible preschool for children who are 3-4 years old by September 1.
Office of Recovery Services
Provides public services to incapacitated adults. A “guardian” helps the incapacitated person make decisions about medical treatment or everyday life. The goal of the service is to help the adult regain the ability to make their own decisions, so they will no longer need a guardian.
Utah Office of Child Care
Provides day care during work, school, or other training.<
Provides support and information for first-time parent’s who lack the confidence of raising a child. A volunteer visits the parents’ home once a month to give support, skills, and information to empower the parents with confidence for raising their child.
Provides information about breastfeeding.
Provides information on women’s health information from the Federal government.