Entries by Dee Dee Robillard

Press Release: Crisis Center Announces New Executive Director

Media Advisory: For Immediate Release Date: January 8, 2018 Contra Costa Crisis Center welcomes Tom Tamura as new Executive Director The Contra Costa Crisis Center (Crisis Center) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping people alive and safe, helping them through crises, and connecting them with culturally relevant resources. After a 4-month intensive search, the […]

Meaningful connections to help people: A Board Member Perspective

This year’s events remind us the unexpected and unthinkable can happen at any time.  Our hearts and thoughts are with everyone touched by tragedy.  Hurricanes, earthquakes, the devastating wildfires caused untold destruction and loss of life.  They’ve left many feeling vulnerable and anxious. Where would you turn in a time of crisis for support?  Who […]

Meaningful connections to help people: A Volunteer Perspective

This year’s events remind us the unexpected and unthinkable can happen at any time.  Our hearts and thoughts are with everyone touched by tragedy.  Hurricanes, earthquakes, the devastating wildfires caused untold destruction and loss of life.  They’ve left many feeling vulnerable and anxious. Where would you turn in a time of crisis for support?  Who […]

Meaningful connections to help people: A Staff Perspective

This year’s events remind us the unexpected and unthinkable can happen at any time.  Our hearts and thoughts are with everyone touched by tragedy.  Hurricanes, earthquakes, the devastating wildfires caused untold destruction and loss of life.  They’ve left many feeling vulnerable and anxious. Where would you turn in a time of crisis for support?  Who […]

A Message from the Leadership Team

  We imagine that many of you, like us, are deeply troubled by the acts of racism, bigotry and violence that have been committed here and abroad. We strongly condemn these beliefs as antithetical to our core values of compassion and hope. We will continue to support those who are most vulnerable among us, whether […]

Press Release: Crisis Text is now live!

For Immediate Release August 11, 2017 The Contra Costa Crisis Center is excited to announce that phase two of our new texting program has launched. Just in time for back-to-school, our nationally certified crisis and suicide prevention support services are now available via text message. Similar to the 211 Text launch last month, the Crisis […]

2017 Rosemary Caldwell Award Recipient: Laurie Kozisek

  Rosemary Caldwell was the Crisis Center’s crisis line director from 1974 to 1986 and trained and mentored numerous volunteers and staff during her tenure.  This award, established in her memory, is the only award we bestow. The Crisis Center is excited to announce the 2017 Rosemary Caldwell Volunteer of the Year Award was presented […]

Press Release: 211 Text is now live!

July 2017 For Immediate Release The Contra Costa Crisis Center is excited to announce that the first part of our new texting program has launched.  211 Information and Referral services can now be accessed via text message Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm in English and Spanish.  To access help and services, text your zip code to 898-211 […]

Volunteer Profile: Susan Platt

Susan Platt became interested in volunteering for the Contra Costa Crisis Center 11 years ago when she began her search for a more meaningful and fulfilling life – one that included a charitable component. What was her first impression of the Crisis Center? “It was an intimidating experience because of the huge responsibility I would […]