The Los Altos Mountain View PTA Council provides these website links for information and education purposes only.

Health & Parenting
Education & Advocacy
Bicycle Safety
Performing Arts
Classes & Camps
Youth Community Service Learning Opportunities


The Children’s Health Council
The Children’s Health Council‘s mission is to help children thrive by promoting Social Emotional Learning, Academics, Executive Functioning and Physical Development.

  • Parent Education Classes are graciously underwritten by the TOSA Foundation which makes it possible to provide this outstanding service free of charge to the community.

Community Health Awareness Council
CHAC is a nonprofit mental health services agency located in Mountain View, California offering counseling, therapy, support groups, classes, and psychoeducational programs to local children, adults, and families. See services.

El Camino Hospital
El Camino Hospital offers state-of-the-art technology and highly skilled staff dedicated to your comfort and well-being.

  • El Camino Programs & Services For further information or for a free physician referral, the El Camino Hospital Health Line is available to answer your questions 24/7 at 800-216-5556.
  • ASPIRE The After-School Program Interventions and Resiliency Education (ASPIRE program) at El Camino Hospital is designed to provide meaningful and effective treatment for teenage youth who are experiencing anxiety, depression, or other symptoms related to a mental health condition.
  • El Camino Health Library & Resource Center

Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley
Since 1948, Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley has been improving the lives of children, teens, and adults in our community through emotional and mental health services. We counsel teens at risk of suicide, prepare foster youth for success, assist veterans and their families, and help families heal from violence, abuse, and addiction. Family and Children Services of Santa Clara County.

Hand in Hand Parenting
Hand in Hand Parenting supports parents and provide them with the insights and skills they need to listen to and connect with their children in a way that allows each child to thrive.

Heard Alliance
The HEARD Alliance’s mission is to increase collaboration amongst primary care, mental health and educational professionals, to enhance the community’s ability to promote well-being, to treat depression and related conditions and to prevent suicide in adolescents and young adults.

Kara Grief Support
Kara Grief Support seeks to provide grief support for children, teens, families and adults. Our vision is to see people of all ages compassionately supported on their journey through grief so they can move toward renewed hope and meaning. Our clients include those who are grieving a death as well as those coping with a terminal illness (their own or another’s).

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention.

Parents Helping Parents
PHP increases the quality of life for our most vulnerable by providing services, resources and support for children with special needs, their families, and caregivers.

Stanford Children’s Health & Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Stanford Children’s Health is the largest Bay Area healthcare provider with an exclusive focus on children and expectant women. We understand the unique needs of these very special patients and customize every part of our extraordinary care for them. From our #1-rated children’s hospital at Stanford, to our specialty service locations, hospital partnerships and physician offices throughout the bay, one of our 1,000+ Stanford Doctors is likely near you and your family.

YWCA of Silicon Valley
The mission of the YWCA of Silicon Valley has remained steadfast: to empower women, children, and their families, and to eliminate racism, hatred, and prejudice. We continue to provide a broad range of services that transform the lives of a diverse community.


Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

Digital TAT2
Our mission at My Digital TAT2 is to help educators, parents, and students work together to create a community of kindness and respect both on and offline. Our goal is to help students see the power and responsibility associated with living out loud in the digital world while empowering them to be 21st century learners who are ethical and responsible producers and consumers of digital media.


Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the nation’s leading organization advancing the development of academic, social and emotional competence for all students. Our mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning an integral part of education from preschool through high school. Through research, practice and policy, CASEL collaborates to ensure all students become knowledgeable, responsible, caring and contributing members of society.

Center for Developing Minds
The Center for Developing Minds, created by Damon Korb, M.D., is a specialty clinic in the Silicon Valley devoted to developmental and behavioral pediatrics. The Center for Developing Minds provides care for children and young adults who struggle at home and school due to: Behavior issues, Learning difficulties, Attention problems, Social skill deficits, Autism spectrum disorders, Developmental delays, Psychological disorders.

Center for the Study of Social Policy
CSSP has worked with policymakers and communities across the country to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children and families.

Challenge Team

The MVLA Challenge Team builds meaningful community partnerships to support the success of children, youth and families in the cities of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. The Challenge Team brings together leaders from school districts, city and county services, parent and student groups, and other non-profit organizations to serve youth and strengthen our community.

Child Mind Institute
The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming mental health care for children everywhere. Founded by Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz and Brooke Garber Neidich, our organization is committed to finding more effective treatments for childhood psychiatric and learning disorders, building the science of healthy brain development, and empowering children and their families with help, hope, and answers. The Child Mind Institute does not accept funding from the pharmaceutical industry.

Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County (4Cs)
4Cs is a non-profit, community-based agency that provides a variety of comprehensive services and serves as the community child care link for families and child care professionals who live and work in Santa Clara County, California.

KidsData, a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, promotes the health and well being of children in California by providing an easy to use resource that offers high-quality, wide-ranging, local data to those who work on behalf of children.

National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments
The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students to help address such issues.

Office of Population Affairs

The Office of Population Affairs (OPA), in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, promotes health across the reproductive lifespan through innovative, evidence-based adolescent health and family planning programs, services, strategic partnerships, evaluation, and research.

Project Cornerstone
Project Cornerstone is committed to helping all children and teens in Silicon Valley feel valued, respected and known. Our programs and services help individuals and communities build a web of support around young people so that they grow into healthy, caring and responsible adults.

Santa Clara County Office of Education
The SCCOE is a champion of public education, serving as an exemplary regional resource to students, parents, school districts, community agencies and businesses.

Search Institute
Relationships are too important to leave to chance. Search Institute‘s newest research-to-practice initiative focuses on studying and strengthening the developmental relationships that help young people succeed.

Special Education Local Plan Area Community Advisory Committee (SELPA 1 CAC)
SELPA 1 CAC, composed of parents of children with special needs along with district administrators and special education staff, is dedicated to raising awareness and education on special needs issues in Los Altos, Mountain View-Whisman, Mountain View – Los Altos High, and Palo Alto Unified, the four school districts that make up our SELPA.



Community School of Music and Art
Community School of Music and Arts enhances the quality of life in our region by engaging our diverse community in high-quality arts education, performances and exhibitions.

Peninsula Youth Theatre
PYT seeks to provide outstanding theatrical learning experiences that develop leadership, emphasize responsibility and foster teamwork in a supportive, respectful environment.


City of Mountain View Recreation

City of Los Altos Recreation

DeAnza College Extended Year Summer Enrichment

Foothill College High School Program

MVLA Adult School

Camp Kara
Camp Kara is a free, weekend grief camp designed for children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. Our 2 days and 2 nights at camp are filled with traditional fun camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support, facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers.

Girls Leadership Programs
Girls Leadership seeks to support K-12th grade girls in the United States, 88% of whom are left out of national girl-serving organizations, through innovation, impact, and advocacy.


City of Los Altos – Youth Commission
The Youth Commission advises the City Council on matters relating to teen and youth issues, including recreation interests, personal concerns, and the need for outreach services.

City of Mountain View – Youth Advisory Council
The City of Mountain View Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) was formed to increase the level of civic engagement of youth and to provide the YAC with an opportunity to work directly with the Council Youth Services Committee. The YAC is comprised of middle school and high school students that represent Mountain View teens in local government and have the opportunity to advise adults concerning teen issues. The Committee consists of fifteen members and nine members-at-large.

Community Services Agency (CSA)
For over 50 years, Community Services Agency has been providing vital social services for residents of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. We understand that hardship can come at any time and knows no age limit. We provide a safety net so independence and self-sufficiency can be restored and maintained. Our clients may be a young, working poor family or an elderly person looking for companionship.

Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties involves hundreds of volunteers each week in all aspects of our operation. We welcome and appreciate your time, talent, and interest for the benefit of others in our community. We have individual and group volunteer opportunities for those who are 14 years of age or older.

Youth Community Service (YCS)
By developing service and leadership opportunities for young people and service learning support for teachers, Youth Community Service promotes the ethic of service, fosters youth leadership, builds community, and enhances education in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties in the Bay Area.