Parenting Resources

Catalyst Community provides a variety of services, supports and referrals to put families at the center of a community of support services. Catalyst Community is committed to helping families increase the quantity and quality of protective factors in their family. Protective Factors are attributes that serve as buffers allowing families to remain strong, even under stress.

Western Slope Summer Guide

South Lake Tahoe Summer Guide

Parenting Questions

Do you have a child development question or need a resource to help you parent or otherwise support the health of your family?
Catalyst Community can provide personal assistance to help you locate the necessary resources. Visit our About Us page for information on locations, or our Contact Us page to get in touch.

Resource Lending Libraries

Our South Lake Tahoe and Markleeville lending libraries contain a variety of books, DVDs, and videos on a variety of educational and parenting topics. Our lending libraries also have a variety of developmentally appropriate toys and materials for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers that can be borrowed.

Calendar of Events 

Our agency offers a number of workshops and family events throughout the year to help support children and their families. See calendar for more information.

Catalyst Community Social Media

Catalyst Community has a variety of social media accounts available in which we share timely, trustworthy, and enriching information to help support parents and families.   

Healthy Bottom Line Diaper Bank

If you find yourself running short on diapers and have nowhere to turn, families may visit our Cameron Park and South Lake Tahoe offices to receive a supplemental supply of diapers and wipes once a month. Be sure to bring the child(ren) needing the diapers or proof you are their parent/guardian as well as your picture ID.


Clothing Corner

Our South Lake Tahoe office provides gives away free clothing, equipment, and toys for families in need. These items are donated by parents and supporters, and families can simply take what they need.


Local Family Resource Guides

Additional Internet Resources

First 5 California
First 5 California provides brain development information, activity suggestions, and support resources to help parents of children 5 and under.

All About Young Children
The State of California Department has created an interactive website for families to locate information on their children’s early development.

Parent Further
Parent Further is an online resource to help families strengthen relationships through shared activities. Family relationships provide the foundation from which young people can develop the motivation and skills to overcome challenges and thrive.

Children Now
Provides tips on how to discuss difficult subjects with your children.

Healthy Children
Up to the minute child health information sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

WarmLine Family Resource Center
WarmLine provides free resources, support, training and consultation to families of children with special needs.

Choose My Plate
Choose my Plate offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.