Entries by Christy Christoffersen

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 […]

May is Mental Health Month

So much has changed in the last several weeks, we had no idea that our worlds were going to be turned upside down by the coronavirus. Or that the associated worry, isolation, loneliness, and anxiety would be something that everyone, across the country and around the world, would experience. The isolation and uncertainty of COVID-19 […]

Locate Food Support Near You

As the economic toll of #COVID19 hits our communities hard, hunger is a growing concern. Easily find food bank, school meal, 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. Find Food Support Easily To help find food, Contra Costa County has […]

National Volunteer Week

HAPPY NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK! Give a virtual wave and say hello to our new cohort of volunteers and staff just completing their call center training! (partial group in photo-great smiles!) They started their journey with the Crisis Center in January, and are starting in the call center just in time to experience the impacts of […]