Entries by Christy Christoffersen

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

GRIEF and the CORONA VIRUS

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! […]

Find Food Support Easily

As the economic toll of #COVID19 hits our communities hard, hunger is a growing concern. Easily find food banks, school meals, and senior center food distribution sites! Fortunately, free and low-cost food providers are ramping up their service, in a way that maintains social distancing. We can help you find them! Use this map to find the […]

Stress and Coping: the Outbreak of COVID-19

To help with the stress, fear and anxiety that has overwhelmed many of us, we’ve created tip sheets for family discussion and parenting, as well as tips for colleagues and self care. Discussion Questions for Families and Students Tips for Parents of Teens Tips for Parents of Young Children Tips for Teens Tips for Self […]