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How To Make a Referral to the HOPE Infant Program

Parents, physicians or anyone else with a concern about a child's development can make a referral.  Please have a discussion with the family before making a referral.  Referrals can be made to the HOPE Infant Family Support Program by calling the referral line at 619-594-7416, operated by the Exceptional Family Resource Center (EFRC) or visit

Once an infant or toddler is referred to EFRC, a 45-day timeline begins. Within the timeline, you will receive a phone call from California Early Start to set up a visit to determine eligibility for services.