Suggested Parents & Family Groups near California
The Contra Costa County Moms Meetup Group
The CCC Moms Group is a wonderful, supportive group of Moms who enjoy each other's company during twice weekly park playdates in Central Contra Costa County. We typically have weekly music groups, monthly Girls Night Out, family nights, field trips, quarterly book club, and other seasonal activities. We're a very active group; members MUST be interested in meeting and forming friendships with other moms and attend at LEAST one meetup per month.
•This group is open to stay at home moms and working moms (including moms-to-be) of children from newborn to those in kindergarten.
•All park meetups are at 10am (We have one Saturday morning and one Afternoon playdate per month)
•To help build relationships we have a limit of 125 members
•Membership is $20 per year (September thru September) and is payable via private PayPal. We do not accept cash.
Making friends can seem intimidating and hard, but it doesn't have to be! Come frequently to meetups, be social and friendly, and the rest will fall into place naturally. We are a drama free organization, so keep in mind common rules of courtesy, and you will find some wonderful friendships here.
Santa Maria Homeschool Group
Santa Maria, CA
The purpose of this group is to provide homeschool meet-up opportunities for families in Santa Maria. We will be planning park play dates as well as homeschool field trips. These meet-ups are a great opportunity for kids and parents to socialize and have fun. Often times at park days, a parent will offer a quick lesson or kids will present a project they have been working on. Attendees under the age of 18 must have a guardian with them at all times.
Diablo Valley Homeschool Group
***Please note that all prospective members must first meet with the organizers at an event within 30 days of applying before membership requests are approved. Once you submit your information to join you will be contacted by one of our organizers with upcoming event information to attend. Please make sure to check your Meetup Messages so you don't miss out!***
This community is focused on healthy, long lasting friendships and shared learning. The purpose of this group is to bring together families in the Contra Costa County and surrounding areas to build friendships, a support network, and cooperative learning opportunities.
Our Code of Conduct: Because we have a multi-age group, we remind all families, especially the older children, that they are influencing the younger crowd and so we ask that they act appropriately. Our group does not allow name-calling, or destructive/disrespectful behavior. We are building a community of friends and we expect that everyone act in a respectful way (this pertains to children and adults).
Who are we? We are a group of families who share a passion for teaching our children through homeschooling. Our group is focused on school aged children (K-12) but younger siblings are welcome. We believe that children of all ages socializing together is a part of healthy development.
What do we do? We have weekly park days in the Contra Costa County areas. Additionally we have monthly Mom's Night Out and sometimes extend that to Parents' Night Out and Family Fun Nights. It is our goal to have other activities such as nature walks, movie nights, even co-op learning groups available for families to participate in. Families may participate in any and all events, but are welcome to opt out of any that don't meet their families needs or interests. We do require that all families attend a MINIMUM of one park day per month. This ensures building strong, lasting friendships.
When do we meet? We get together every Friday at 10 A.M. in the summer and 10:30 A.M. in the winter for weekly park day play groups. Additional events will be scheduled at various times.
Where do we meet? For most events we meet somewhere in the East and Central areas of Contra Costa County. We may occasionally schedule field trips that are outside of the county as well.
How can your family participate? Join our group! We are always looking to make great connections for children and parents - the more the merrier! Send us a request to join and tell us a little bit about your family. Then come to a meetup and start making connections!
Membership fees - We do require all families to pay membership fees of $10 per family for the year. For all new incoming families, you will have a 3 month probationary period to check out our group, make new friendships and discover if our group is a good fit for your family. At the end of that 3 month period, new families are required to pay the membership dues to stay active members.
Bay Area Single Parents !
Mountain View, CA
Who We Are:
We are a vital and active community of single parents. Our group provides a low pressure way to connect with other single parents on hikes, kids activities, dinners out, events with other single families and more. We average 5+ events per week.
Parenting solo is not easy. The mission of this group is to get single parents and children out interacting with each other for fun, support and friendship, and to enhance lives in the process.
Note: this is not a “singles” dating group. While we do not discourage dating in the group, our focus is on activities and events that foster friendships and support for the parents and kids in our group.
Also, we do not allow former partners of existing members to join the group. See the "About BASP" document below for more information.
See the following pages for more information
Profiles without a full face photo, good introduction or interests and groups blocked will likely not be approved!
Our group sponsors are also single parents:
These individuals and businesses help keep this group going. Please patronize and thank them for the generous donations to our group.
Welcome to The Bay Area Single Parents Meetup Group!
CIRCLE of Homeschoolers
Citrus Heights, CA
CIRCLE of Homeschoolers - (Children Involved in a Respectful Cooperative Learning Environment)
WHO ARE WE? We are homeschoolers. You can use an umbrella school, some families use a private school affidavit, most use a local homeschool charter school. Regardless of means, method, or philosophy we all just homeschool. We have kids of all ages from babies to teens and we plan a variety of activities that will appeal to all ages, as well as some that are specific to particular age groups.
WHAT WE DO AND WHERE? We typically have several events a week and for the most part they are held in Fair Oaks, Folsom, and Roseville then wherever else our adventures take us! Our events include park days, field trips, educational days, holiday parties, creek days, classes, etc. are held throughout the surrounding areas.
OUR ATMOSPHERE! To help our group thrive we need our group events to be harmonious. We like our events to be peaceful, inclusive, and filled with kindness. We try to avoid having an atmosphere that includes yelling, being unkind or harsh, or filled with drama. This goes for both the parents and the kids.
We do ask that all older kids remember that they are influencing the younger crowd and that they behave appropriately. We do not allow cursing, name-calling, or destructive/disrespectful behavior at our events. We can share information on our favorite curriculum and our favorite homeschool classes while our kids have a chance to learn and play together knowing that they are in a safe environment. If parents need to address issues with their kids, we ask that it is done so in a respectful way.
PARTICIPATION This group requires in-person participation and support from its members to be successful. We ask that each family contribute by hosting an event in some way: by setting up a field trip or tour, hosting a co-op, opening up their homes for an event, planning a park day, planning a themed park day, etc. With each family planning at least ONE event per year (you can even plan an event with a friend) we can greatly enrich our homeschool year. There are many ways you can help, just let us know what your strengths are and what you can offer to the group. When you know what you want to do, send me the information and I will post it on Meetup.
FEES This group does require an annual fee. Dues, $15.00 per family, are good through OCTOBER 2022. This will fund the Meetup.com site, but will also help the group by having people actually commit to being a part of it. Often free groups have lots of lookers without many active participants. By charging a fee, people tend to feel more committed and want to "get their money's worth" from the group by attending events and participating.
PROCESS TO JOIN We do require that you complete the profile questions (so we can learn about you), that you have a profile picture of yourself and/or your kids (this is so we can find you at the meetups), and attend an event or two before your membership is approved. Upon requesting to join, I will send you the details of the next three “Park Days” on our calendar, for a free trial if you will. Our Park Days can be simple to just get together and sometimes are themed and we are having a party or special activity. You do not need to arrive “on time” to Park Days as they are fluid and people come and go as their schedule allows. So if you will be an hour late that will be fine - the only exception is if it is a themed day because there will be a start time for activities so you may miss out if late. If that won’t bother you or your kids then still try to come! After attending at least one event should you decide the group is a good fit for your family, pay the annual dues, and the approval will be made.
LASTLY, WE ARE A NUT-FREE GROUP. Okay, we may be nutty homeschoolers, but because of the life-threatening allergies of some of our members, we do not allow nuts of any kinds (including peanut butter and other nut butters) at any of our events. If your food says it may be processed at a facility with nuts, it's okay to bring. If it contains nuts, it is not. [If you can only think of foods containing peanuts now and need an alternative; my kids like sunbutter (it’s made from sunflower seeds) better than peanut butter.]
If our group sounds like a good fit for you so far, please click above to join!! We look forward to meeting you and your homeschooling family soon!!
DaVinci Homeschool Group
San Leandro, CA
The DaVinci Homeschool Group is a friendly & supportive group geared for families who are actively homeschooling. We have all ages, including a strong teen presence.
We are located in the SF East Bay Area, and meet primarily in San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley & Hayward. Our weekly park day is on Tuesdays.
We are a secular group that encourages diversity and our members vary in homeschooling styles, religions, political views, family structures, and probably anything else you can think of.
This group identifies as a community. Communities exist and thrive when all members are active and engaged. We are not just a network or a calendar of events, we are here for the connection. The things we do are possible because we are all working together to make this a fun, caring, and supportive homeschool community. We want to help our children build lasting friendships and at the same time build those kinds of relationships for ourselves too.
Our weekly park day is an important part of our community and the best place to come socialize and connect with the group. We expect every member to be an active participant and require members to attend an event at least once every 60 days, but that number is a bare minimum which we hope members strive to exceed. Our intention is for those who join the group, to also be looking for a community that they can identify with and actively participate in. This group is more than just an online resource, we do need to see you in person. :)
We meet for field trips, art & craft activities, park days, holiday parties, nature walks/hikes, social activities, and lots of hanging out and having fun. We feel that activities for our children are very important, but we also think that it's important for the parent who stays home to get some time to themselves too, so we have a parent's book club and a reoccurring parent's night (or day) out.
We don't offer classes or structured learning situations. To learn about those type of activities offered in the Bay Area, we recommend joining the SF Bay Area Homeschool Network on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1537398423139116 or checking out Outschool classes at outschool.com.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
To learn more, please read our "About Us" page here: http://www.meetup.com/DaVinci/about/
**You should receive a message with details about upcoming park days within 48 hours. (If you haven't received a message and are concerned that we missed you, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org) Meetup may not send a message to your email address, please check your message center here on the Meetup. Thank you!**
MOMS Club-Simi Valley
Simi Valley, CA
Welcome to MOMS Club Simi Valley!
MOMS Club is a support group designed to meet the needs of today’s mother. We host a variety of activities including park days, play dates, field trips to various locations, community service projects, and seasonal parties. Don’t forget Moms Night Out, the best way to really get to know the other members in the group! Every member is encouraged to suggest activities for the monthly calendar. This ensures that the things you enjoy doing with your little ones can be shared with others. Of course children are welcome to all activities.
We are not simply a play group, but a group designed to support MOM. Our members are looking to make lifelong friends as well as create meaningful, lasting friendships for their children. We encourage lots of participation. The more activities you attend, the more you will benefit from the group.
We know that being an at-home mother means making a financial sacrifice, so dues to our local chapter are only $25 per year. Please feel free to email us if you’re interested in joining our group, or have any other questions regarding MOMS Club. We'd love to hear from you! MOMSClubSimiValley@gmail.com
Hope to see you soon!
MOMS Club Simi Valley serves moms living in Simi Valley!
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The MOMS Club® is a nonprofit corporation and a 501 (C) (3) publicly-supported charity.
Alameda Family Collective
Alameda Family Collective (AFC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit group for local families with young children (under ten years old) who want to participate in and/or create opportunities to engage and enrich our community. Volunteers host playdates, holiday parties, educational nights, family picnics, book club, and service activities. Our goal is to connect and strengthen our diverse community by providing resources and opportunities to learn, serve, and be together.
To keep our community safe, we ask all members to sign up to Meetup accounts with real names. One sign up per family is sufficient; however, please include all adults' names who may attend events on their own, such as a spouse, partner, nanny, or grandparent. Please use an identifiable picture for your Meetup profile that includes all soloing adults (no sunglasses, please). If multiple adults from the same family are signing up separately, please make sure to note in the questionnaire to avoid double charging of the membership fee.
The membership fee of $25 per family will be required annually after a 30-day trial period on the Meetup group. We also offer full-year scholarships for those unable to pay at this time.
Medical Freedom Social Group
This is a social group for those that choose and/or support Medical Freedom. This is not a political group. We are a non-partisan, social group of like-minded individuals that believe in bodily autonomy and the right to be informed consumers and have choice in what we put in our bodies. This group is for social activities with the intention to build community and support for one another, while we enjoy and unwind together. We will have various events including Park Picnics, Game Nights, Hiking, and more. No hate speech of any kind will be tolerated. Key words: unvaxxed, unvaxed, COVID, prochoice, vaccination, unclean, jab, truthers, truth, pandemic, plandemic, world order, new world, reset, shedding, passports
Virtual Divorce Support: Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to our virtual divorce support group! Virtual Divorce California works with you to productively navigate the divorce process. Through an interdisciplinary approach, each phase of the divorce is properly addressed- all from the comfort of your own home. In our Meetups, we will help you become better educated on the different topics and questions you must answer when going through a divorce. You will become educated in the different methods of divorce that create win-win outcomes. We are here to help you have a respectful divorce that also preserves relationships and resources. Visit us at https://Cal-divorces.com for more information.
We are a warm and welcoming group of moms that get together for playgroups, playdates, field trips, Mom's Night Outs, and much more! Most of all, this is a place where moms can connect and build lasting friendships for themselves and their kids. Most of our moms are from Moorpark, but we welcome moms from any of the surrounding towns. Most of our activities take place during weekday mornings and early afternoons. Our kids range in age from 0-8. Our group is a great way to meet new friends, especially if you're new to the area. We look forward to meeting you!
We meet every member before they join the group--this is just a safety precaution and not an interview. We have yearly membership dues of $11. You will have a 60 day trial membership with us to make sure we are the right group for you. We look forward to hearing from you!
Please make sure to check your spam folder after you request to join, unfortunately many of our emails end up there.
Single Moms by Choice-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
This group provides a community of support for Single Moms by Choice (also known as SMC or Choice Moms), thinkers and triers who are living in Los Angeles County. A SMC is a woman who makes the deliberate choice to become a mother (most commonly through use of donor insemination, egg donation, or adoption/fostering) knowing from the outset that she will be the sole parent of her child.
Women who are thinking about becoming a single mom by choice, actively trying to become pregnant, or already are a SMC are welcome to join us. We host monthly gatherings and play dates for the kids that are open to all members along with meetups for thinkers/triers who have questions and need support. Our goal is to provide deeper connections between thinkers/triers and SMCs to help you navigate the pathway to and throughout motherhood, answer questions and to create a larger community in Los Angeles for SMCs and their children.
We know that how one becomes a single mother may encompass many other situations (divorce, separation, widowed, conceived using a partner no longer in the picture, etc.). For women who are single parents in the more traditional sense or are co-parenting, there are many other groups and resources available to support you but this group would not be appropriate.
https://www.singlemothersbychoice.org/ We encourage you to join this national network and to participate in the discussion forums for additional resources and support.
Dads Boys and Tomboys of Santa Cruz (Moms always welcome)
Santa Cruz, CA
The group started and slowly grew as a place where young children could play with each other in the wonderful (yes, it means full of wonder) outdoors surrounding Santa Cruz, CA with as little supervision as possible. The idea was to let children interact with each other and nature in their own way and at their own pace with adults being present but staying back and away as far as possible, trying not to initiate contacts with children and even discouraging them by being those boring grown ups, who don't like loud noise and can't appreciate the excitement of endlessly throwing rocks or pointing out every Poison Oak plant.
Both moms and dads are welcome. The amount of supervision, sure, depends on what parents consider "safe enough" and varies widely. Luckily with more nature experience our children get more room to play and be children. Now we have a cohort of teens, who grew up with the program. They serve as role models for younger children.
There is more info about the group's philosophy in this article: http://khaimovich.name/DBTC_presentation.pdf .
MOMS Club of Yorba Linda
Yorba Linda, CA
MOMS Club of Yorba Linda is the local chapter of the International MOMS Club Nonprofit Organization. MOMS Club stands for Moms Offering Moms Support and our chapter offers a variety of play dates, park days, story times, and Moms Night Out events to create a forum of support and help you establish new friendships with moms and children in Yorba Linda. We also engage in a service project each year to support our local community.
If you live in the 92886 and 92887 zip codes, we would love to have you join us!
Click the "Contact Us" link or email MOMSClubofYorbaLinda@gmail.com and we will send you additional information about joining. You can also view our website for more information www.momsclubofyorbalinda.wordpress.com
To find a MOMS Club in your area, please visit <a>www.MOMSClub.org.</a>
West Coast Watercraft Enthusiasts, Adventure Riders & Beyond
Marina del Rey, CA
The WCWCC, A Division of West Coast Watercraft Riders in California (SOCAL) Jet Rider Nation California, Arizona and Nevada!!! California based organization, JetSki Adventurers and Enthusiasts on the West Coast and Beyond… Our Personal Watercraft Adventure Riders are in Southern California, Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Canada, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. We have made new connections in New York, Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, South Carolina, Louisiana and Texas. West Coast Watercraft was founded in 2012 by a group of experienced ocean, lake and river PWC enthusiasts who enjoy riding and exploring waterways throughout the entire West Coast and Beyond. Speaking of the ocean my first trip to Catalina was in 2005!!! The WCWCC is an adventure destination watercraft riding entity in Southern and Northern California and continuing our 10th consecutive year as the hottest and respected organization in SoCal with over 40 planned rides a year!!! Since we are a Watercraft Riding entity, we have no restrictions on what types of watercraft's aka PWCs are used at our events. The WCWCC is a lifestyle branding PWC group associated with Jet Rider Nation, IJSBA, Pro Rider Magazine with over 50 sponsors that provide our club members with discounts. Being a member is free there are no fees or hidden costs. The WCWCC wants our members to participate and have a great time on the water. The WCWCC offers organized, non-organized jet ski rides and events all year around. Our PWC group visits, Catalina Avalon, Catalina Two Harbors, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Oceanside, San Diego, Mission Bay, Marina Del Rey, Channel Islands Harbor, Ventura, and Santa Barbara. When riding these areas, we always stop and take in the amazing view of the coastal communities and admire the scenery. Our away trips include Lake Shasta, Columbia River, Laughlin, Lake Mojave, Lake Havasu, Parker Strip, Blythe, Yuma AZ including a stop at Walters Camp (A WCWCC Sponsor) and well as our NorCal division offering over 1800 miles of river ways where you can see the Golden Gate, Napa Valley, Fisherman's Warf, The Dead Fleet (retired ship are stored) Sacramento, and Stockton. In July 2021, the WCWCC did their 2nd cross country trip to Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida, New Orleans and Texas. Although we drove 8000 miles round trip and covered more than 2000 water miles, the members that participated still can't stop talking about the trip and we are already planning a 2022 trip again. Our 2022 riding schedule is being planned amongst our newly formed committee. Lots of exciting untouched areas that the WCWCC will explore during their adventures. **YouTube Site:** **[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiz56OiTrj3HEsb86SVcaPg](https://youtu.be/msz32P_jXVI)** **Facebook: [https://www.facebook.com/WestCoast.Jetski.PWC.CLUB/](https://www.facebook.com/WestCoast.Jetski.PWC.CLUB/)** **Instagram: [https://www.instagram.com/wcwcc_pwc/?hl=en](https://www.instagram.com/wcwcc_pwc/?hl=en)** **YouTube: [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiz56OiTrj3HEsb86SVcaPg](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiz56OiTrj3HEsb86SVcaPg)** **Website: [www.wcwcc.com](http://www.wcwcc.com)** **WCWCC Club Sizzle:** [https://youtu.be/WYkv1QJd8ew](https://youtu.be/WYkv1QJd8ew) **[© 2022 West Coast Watercraft](http://www.pwcwestcoast.com) (#WCWCC, #WCWCC_PWC)**
Busy Little Bees
The Busy Bee's of Redlands was established in 2013. We work together to build a community where families can come to raise happy and healthy children together. We grow together, we play together, we give back to the community together and we do it all with lots of love, respect, laughter and fun.
MOMS Club of Redlands
The MOMS Club of Redlands serves the city of Redlands, Highland, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, Mentone, and Calimesa only. If the city you live in is not listed, please visit www.momsclub.org to find a chapter in your area or find out how to start one.
We are a support group designed just for moms! You are interested in the world around you and want a variety of activities for you and your children to participate in during the day. You need a support group that understands your special needs as a mom and we're it!
Here are some of the things that make us special: <br> <br>
We meet during the day, when a lot of moms need support!
We have lots of different opportunities to get together! Playdates at parks and in homes, field trips, specific playgroups for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, monthly moms night out, charity work benefiting local organizations that help children in need, etc.<br>
We have an established support system for our local chapters. Our volunteer Coordinators are experienced MOMS Club Moms who are ready to help you every step of the way! You can call them for advice, ideas and help! Where there are several groups in an area, we help set up get-togethers so officers and members can network and exchange ideas, and we have special newsletters and other support just for our local chapters and members! <br>
The MOMS Club® is a nonprofit corporation and a 501 (C) (3) publicly-supported charity registered with the IRS! <br>
We are part of an international group of moms www.momsclub.org <br>
Dues to our local chapter are only $20 per year! <br>
Mothers of any age children are welcome! You don't have to leave the group when your children enter school! We know you still need support as your children grow! <br>
Please note that MOMS Club of Redlands will not tolerate discrimination or hate speech based on race, color, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, socioeconomic status, physical or mental disability and sexual orientation.
SoCal Spectrum of Social Events from AutismResourceMom
Santa Ana, CA
AUTISM RESOURCE MOM provides support, guidance and hope for individuals with autism and their families. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Orange County, California. We've been serving area families since 2012. Let's get together (virtually or safely in-person)—and let's get our kids (tweens, teens and young adults) together—for social activities to help get them out of the house and interacting with others. These opportunities will give them a chance to practice the skills they've learned, to find others who share a common interest and to foster their independence. Of course we've shifted to doing this virtually since the coronavirus outbreak. We are following CDC and government guidelines for social distancing to slow the spread of the pandemic. While this is testing our flexibility and patience, we want to keep our loved ones safe. We also have informational workshops and problem-solving sessions for parents of individuals with autism. Looking forward to taking on 2021 and beyond with some new events and happenings—and our new online activities keep us connected. Hope you'll join us!
I founded Autism Resource Mom to provide support, guidance and hope to families of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Comprised of parents of children with autism, our organization understands what an individual on the spectrum needs because we’ve lived it 24/7.
So each of our initiatives, developed and delivered by parents, targets specific, crucial ongoing needs—with creative, focused, knowing approaches to socialization, behaviors, independent living, health, education and finance that help families help their kids successfully navigate these challenges.
The Orange County Register recently shared our story. Click here for an online version of the article by Rebecca Allen.
Visit our website at www.autismresourcemom.org. And thanks for becoming a part of our ever-growing family!
Debora L. Smith, Founder & Executive Director
Autism Resource Mom Mission video:
And a quick video from some of our latest activities for teens, young adults and parents of kids with autism.
Don't miss our latest video, featuring our very own talented performers!
Yorba Linda Homeschool
Yorba Linda, CA
Hi, my name is Amy Paulino, I am a homeschooling mom to Ella and Dylan, age 13, and Anna, age 11. Yorba Linda Homeschool group is a welcoming group of homeschoolers of all ages. We offer a place for our kids and parents to develop friendships and community. We meet for park days, hold special project days and go on field trips. We welcome all who are a part of our group to contribute ideas for craft days, field trips and new learning experiences.
We are accepting all ages at this time but for reference the current age range for most of the kiddos in our group is 8 -15 along with siblings that may be in the preschool age range. We are interested in adding more teens and tweens to our group.
We ask that members participate in at least one meet-up per month to stay active in the group.
Hope to see you soon! <br>