Helpful Links

Young Women’s Health

An award-winning teen girls’ health website featuring health guides, quizzes, chats,&more!

Children’s Defense Fund

The mission of the Children’s Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Docs for Tots

National advocacy organization to assist doctors in their advocacy roles.

Every Child Matters

Every Child Matters Education Fund is a national nonprofit organization devoted to improving the lives of children and families by advocating for better public policy during federal and state campaigns. is a free, easy-to-use website that helps people find government benefits and assistance programs that you might be eligible to receive. Click on this site and select Start Now to begin.

Patient Advocate Foundation

Provides personalized help to patients with specific issues with their insurer, employer, and/or creditor regarding health insurance, job retention, and other matters relative to their diagnosis of life-threatening or debilitating illness. Sponsors the Co-Pay Relief Program – Phone: 1-800-532-5374

The Future of Children

The Future of Children seeks to promote effective policies and programs for children by providing policymakers, service providers, and the media with timely, objective information based on the best available research.

Vision for Children at Risk

Vision for Children at Risk is a non-profit organization that brings together agencies, people and resources to address the critical needs of the St. Louis area’s children and youth on a regional basis.

Vote Kids

Vote Kids is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization devoted to making children a political priority in American politics, not a political afterthought, and hold Congress accountable to the needs of America’s children by mobilizing voters, running campaigns spotlighting the voting records of selected legislators, promoting children and family issues, and creating a database of voters with a strong interest in voting for children.

Zero to Three

ZERO TO THREE’s mission is to promote the healthy development of our Nation’s infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf.

America’s Promise Alliance

The America’s Promise Alliance is the nation’s largest multi-sector collaborative dedicated to the well-being of children and youth.

American Academy of Pediatrics

Website for parents and pediatricains to find resources for children’s health and welfare.

Anne E. Casey Foundation

Since 1948, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States.

CHADD (Children and Adults with ADD)

The nation’s leading non-profit organization for children and adults affected by ADD/ADHD.

Phone: 1-800-233-4050

Children of Prisoners Library

Very helpful website for parents and providers of children with incarcerated parents.

Connect for Kids

Connect for Kids makes the best use of communications technologies, specifically the Internet, to give adults – parents, grandparents, guardians, educators, advocates, policymakers, elected officials and others – the tools and information they need to improve the lives of children, youth and families.

Do Something

Do something is a teen/young adult website where people learn, listen, speak, vote, volunteer, ask, and take action to make the world a better place. Dozens of volunteer, fundraising, and important national and international issues are featured on this site. Sign up and DO SOMETHING!

Educational Index

Help others make more informed choices about education by submitting ratings&reviews for your school, university or college. Education Index also has up-to-date contact details for every educational institution in the country.

First Signs

First Signs, Inc. is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents and pediatric professionals about the early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders.

Genetics Home Reference

Website developed by the NIH with up-to-date information on genetic conditions and the basics of genetic science. Under this program, doctors can request free “Information Rx” pads, which will enable them to write “prescriptions,” pointing patients to the Genetics Home Reference site.

IRS Earned Income Tax Credit

Click below to see if you are eligible for a federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families.


KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.

National Breast Feeding Resource Center

Partnered with La Leche League International, this site offers a free breastfeeding hotline for common breastfeeding questions. Also supplies free information about breastfeeding.

Phone: 1-800-994-9662

National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)

The mission of NCCP is to identify and promote strategies that prevent child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and families.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Many drugs are available free of charge from the drug companies themselves if your doctor calls the drug manufacturer and writes a note saying that you cannot afford the drugs you need. To receive a listing of drug companies that participate, please call the hotline: (800) PMA-INFO.

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a program that promotes early literacy by bringing new books and advice about the importance of reading aloud into the pediatric exam room.

Stay Safe (Internet Safety website)

Stay safe is an internet resource to help protect children and adults from internet predators and unwanted solicitations. Lots of great information and educational tools.

Voices for Americas Children

The mission of Voices for America’s Children is to improve the lives of children in the United States.

We Can!

We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity&Nutrition) is a national program designed as a one-stop resource for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight.