San Luis Obispo ALPHA is a nonprofit organization that supports mothers, fathers and families during the period of pregnancy and early parenthood, providing support and a safe environment in which to learn and thrive.
ALPHA provides practical support such as diapers and formula, maternity and infant clothing, prenatal vitamins, and other necessary infant items. Additional services include education and resources for new parents and the Postpartum Depression Support Line, which provides non-judgmental emotional support and information for maternal wellness and mood disorders. Staff members identify and build upon families’ strengths, forming relationships with clients based on trust, respect, careful listening and acknowledgement of a client’s needs and concerns.
ALPHA started as a grassroots organization providing assistance for pregnant women and has grown into a professionally run organization with six satellite offices throughout San Luis Obispo County. ALPHA serves over 400 families annually, and has supported 7000 babies since 1980.
Here are a few upcoming opportunities to get involved with ALPHA:
Participate in the annual Change for Life Baby Bottle Drive. Between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, fill a baby bottle with coins or cash to support ALPHA.
Purchase handmade Mother’s Day Cards and flower bouquets.
Hold a diaper drive. ALPHA is in need of diapers. Contact ALPHA at (805) 541-3367 to find out how you can help.