Entries by Dee Dee Robillard

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Information about the Coronavirus – Call 211

Staying up to date with current factual information can help ease any anxiety or stress about the situation. COVID19  information updated regularly in our 211 Database of Contra Costa County resources – click here. This includes food distribution, site closures, shelter information, tax preparation information, and more. Search resources here! or text your zip code to […]


Census 2020 Information – Call 211

Call 211 or text your zip code to 898211 for free and confidential conversation about #Census2020. Here are some quick answers for FAQ’s re: Census 2020: Easy: The census questionnaire is short. Depending on your household, it only takes about 10 minutes to complete. Safe: By law, the Census Bureau cannot share respondents’ answers with […]

AAS Certification Renewed for Crisis Center!

We are pleased to announce that we have been re-accredited by the American Association of Suicidology for another five years! Crisis Centers across the nation seek accreditation as a validation of high quality service delivery according to nationally recognized standards, a model of program excellence, and a commitment to systematic, ongoing self-evaluation and improvement of […]

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2/11 is 211 Day!

~211 helps in Contra Costa County and all over the USA Here is more on how we at 211 provide help: 211 provides expert, caring help –No matter the situation, the specialists at 211 listen and identify underlying problems. Then we connect people in need with resources and services in their community that improve their […]


Congressman Mark DeSaulnier Visits East County First 5 Center

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier Visits East County First 5 Center to Discuss Early Screening and Intervention with Parents. We love helping parents and children connect to resources through Help Me Grow and First 5 Contra Costa. The Contra Costa Crisis Center’s 211 information and referral service now has trained developmental specialists available! We help parents navigate […]

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How the Crisis Center Helps – See Stories of Hope in Short Video (CW)

We invite you to watch these powerful stories – from actual Crisis Center Grief Program participants- about how they utilized programs of the Crisis Center to help cope with tremendous loss. (CW) The content is very powerful and might illicit a strong emotional response, but there are also powerful messages of hope. Their stories have […]

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Orinda Jazz Festival Benefits Crisis Center

Come on out to the FREE Orinda Jazz Festival on Sunday, September 8th, at Orinda Community Church. There will be performances from many, including: London-based Cabaret Star Holly Penfield, jazz vocalists Eve Marie Shahoian and Kay Kostopoulos, guitarist/bassist Pato Milo, Ted Parker and The Caldecats, accordionist Patricia Henning, Ed Ivey’s North Beach Brass Band, pianist […]