Entries by Christy Christoffersen


COVID Support Group Starts Soon!

The Contra Costa Crisis Center is offering COVID-19 Support Groups for anyone experiencing any stress during this time of COVID-19. There are so many issues besides just the illness – job loss, how to stay safe, uncertainty, work and school from home, parenting, concern for family members, and so much more. This is a good […]

Congratulations to this year’s Share the Spirit grantees!

Congratulations to this year’s Share the Spirit grantees! For more information about the Share the Spirit program, click here. Act of Grace Bay Area Foundation Alternative Family Services Assistance League® of Diablo Valley Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP) Berkeley Food & Housing Project (BFHP) Berkeley Food Network Berkeley Food Pantry Beyond Emancipation (B:E) […]

Rosemary Caldwell Volunteer of the Year Award

The Rosemary Caldwell Volunteer of the Year Award is the only formal award that the Contra Costa Crisis Center bestows. It is named in honor of Rosemary, a former crisis line director at our agency, and honors an outstanding individual whose unselfish work for the well-being of others embodies the highest standards of volunteerism. This year we […]

Free Mental Health Speaker Series

Mental Health Speaker Series, Free and Open to the Public – Ask the Experts: Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention Strategies Via Zoom – To Join Zoom Meeting: Click the link – https://zoom.us/j/98328917770 Scott Chavez, CC Crisis Center Training Lead & Stephanie Lewis, LMFT, Division Director of Crisis Services, AC Behavioral Health Scott Chavez is the […]

Help For Seniors on Transportation

Help the Contra Costa Transportation Authority make transportation more convenient for older adults and people with disabilities! You can participate from home! If you’re an older adult, have a disability, or are a veteran, transportation in Contra Costa County can be challenging. CCTA wants your input to identify ways to make it easier for you […]


Meet Our Newest Team Member

Wendy Diaz is our Help Me Grow Care Coordinator. Wendy previously worked with Aspiranet in Antioch where she served as a Therapeutic Behavioral Support Counselor for the last five years for children under the age of 18 needing mental health support. She was also there as an Intervention Specialist for children who were special needs and […]


Caller Stories – 211 Helps Every Day!

MORE CALLER STORIES from people we are helping each day: A caller from Pinole was exposed to a family member with coronavirus and quarantined, along with other family members exposed. With two children at home, and no grocery delivery options for EBT, she called 211 for help. We connected her to emergency food delivery, and […]


This pandemic is creating so many losses of life and losses of “what normal life used to be like”- and all of these losses can be difficult. Here is some helpful information about coping with the losses from COVID-19. Coping with Loss in the Pandemic Learn more about our grief support here.

2020 Census Time!

Visit https://my2020census.gov to be counted! However you participate, online or phone, it is so important to be counted! Please call us at 211 for info or text your zip code to 898211 to text with us. We are here for you. Census 2020 California State Website Census 2020 Contra Costa Website Pledge to be counted! […]