Entries by Christy Christoffersen

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 […]

Census 2020 — Spread the Word

Census 2020 Information Easy: Short census questionnaire. Depending on your household, it only takes about 10 minutes to complete. Safe: By law, the Census Bureau cannot share respondents’ answers with anyone, including federal and local law enforcement agencies. Census Bureau workers take an oath to protect the confidentiality of the data. The penalty for unlawful disclosure is a fine up […]