We provide 24-hour crisis lines, crisis-response training, face-to-face grief counseling program, homeless services, and a 211 information and referral program to keep people alive and safe.
24-Hour Crisis Lines
If you are depressed and feeling suicidal, we can help you find support. If you are abused, we work with Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services to get help. If drugs or alcohol threaten to destroy your family, we work with you to find options and resources without judging.Learn More
211 Info & Referral
We are the authorized 211 provided for Contra Costa County. Trained information and referral specialists answer the calls using our 211 database. This database has comprehensive, up-to-date information on 1,500 services, is accessible in 12 languages, and is available to everyone in the community free of charge. We also publish specialized resource guides in English and Spanish of essential services.Learn More
Our grief counseling program is one of the oldest, largest, and most diverse bereavement services in California. Started in 1973, it provides individual and group counseling to youths and adults mourning a death. Counseling is conducted by trained volunteers, many of whom once were grief clients. Support groups meet throughout the county for children who have lost family members and friends, parents who have lost children, survivors after suicide, families victimized by SIDS, and others. All counseling is free, and many volunteers speak Spanish.Learn More
Through the hotline, homeless individuals and families are referred to shelter, emergency food, job training, health care, mental health counseling, transportation, substance abuse treatment, and other services. Call 211 or our 24-hour homeless hotline (800-808-6444).Learn More
Our staff provides professional training in crisis and suicide prevention and intervention, and grief and loss.Learn More