The mission of the Contra Costa Crisis Center is to keep people alive and safe, help them through crises, and connect them with culturally relevant resources in the community.
The Contra Costa Crisis Center, a nonprofit organization, is governed by a 15-member board of trustees. A staff of 20 is assisted by nearly 200 active volunteers. Our budget is $1.8 million (80 percent for direct services, 7 percent for administration, and 13 percent for fundraising). Fifty-Six percent of our funding comes from individuals, businesses, foundations, civic groups, and proceeds from Leftovers Thrift Shop, an agency auxiliary; 44 percent comes from government. We are purchasing our 7,000 square-foot facility in Walnut Creek.
Annual Report & Audit
We are pleased to make our Annual Report 2015 and 2014-15 Audit available to all who want to know more about our work. These documents highlight our program accomplishments and financial position for 2015.
Every day our professional staff and award-winning volunteers talk with people who are abused, depressed, grieving, suicidal, homeless, and mentally ill. For confidentiality reasons we cannot identify these individuals, but we can tell you how we helped.
We are committed to making our services accessible and relevant to people of diverse cultures and backgrounds. We hire diverse staff, recruit and train a diverse pool of volunteers, and ensure that most outreach materials are bilingual. Many members of our staff speak Spanish, and we subscribe to a teleinterpreter service in order to assist callers in additional languages. Staff have written and published articles on the value of cultural competency.