HOW TO REFER A FAMILY TO THE FIRST STEPS PROGRAM

First Steps is a no-cost program for San Diego parents-to-be and parents of infants and toddlers.

For more information about the project in your specific region, please contact the regional leadership organizations.

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If you have a family you would like to refer into the First Steps program:

  1. Identify the family’s region of residence on the chart to the right.
  2. Determine if First Steps is the agency which can best meet the family’s needs, by using the regional Referral Pathway tool
  3. Complete the REFERRAL FORM and fax the completed form to the region of the family’s residence.
  4. If there are any questions, please call the office serving the family’s zipcode.

PROGRAM SITES

Central/North Central
Jean Saito
Phone: (619) 283-9624
E-mail: jsaito@saysandiego.org

North Inland/North Coastal
Palomar Health
Shirin Strauss, M.A., ICCE, IBCLC
Phone: (760) 739 – 3261
Email: shirin.strauss@palomarhealth.org

East
Home Start, Inc.
Jeni Barre
Phone: 619-402-0085
Email: jbarre@home-start.org

South
South Bay Community Services
Lizbeth Noriega
(619) 420 – 3620
Email: lnoriega@csbcs.org