It can be difficult juggling family and caregiving responsibilities. Finding care, keeping well, and dealing with finances can become overwhelming in a period of hardship. It can feel impossible to know where to start. Here is a list of resources for UCSF employees and learners, including information on childcare, caregiving resources, health, housing, funds, and grants.
If you are not an employee or learner at UCSF, please visit our Resources for Families with Mental Health Challenges page.
Child and dependent care services
- Family services has provided a several lists of resources specific to the UCSF community:
- UCSF also offers child care referral services where you can get in touch with an experienced counselor who can connect you to licensed child care centers.
- Backup care is available to eligible UCSF faculty, residents, and clinical fellows. Backup care is arranged for you when your regular sitters or school programs cancel.
- For faculty only, there is a list of family friendly policies and resources.
- UCSF provides webinars and videos educating parents on important topics such as choosing child care, bullying, and parenting in the age of social media. List of past and upcoming events can be found there:
- UCSF has teamed up with Bright Horizons to provide tutoring support to families during difficult times. Bright Horizons offers virtual tutoring in math, science, social studies, and 300+ other subjects!
Researcher grants (for caregiving and critical life events)
- If you are an investigator experiencing a temporary interruption in funding due to temporary family caregiving responsibilities, we highly encourage you to apply to the Family Support Award.
- Additionally, the NIH offers grants that help support research during critical life events such as childbirth, adoption, and primary caregiving responsibilities:
Mental health resources
- The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has provided a video series where we provide expert advice on topics such as parental stress, youth anxiety, issues with sleeping, routines, risk-taking behaviors, and pregnancy well being. We also have a webinar regarding parenting and promoting resilience in youth.
- In addition, UCSF's “My Family Resource Directory” provides comprehensive resources for many different parent and caregiving needs. Resources include health, housing, nursing, child and elderly care, and mental health care.