Entries by Dee Dee Robillard

Food Bank announces free summer lunch program

Summer Food For Kids is a Summer Food Service Program provided by the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano. Meals are offered to children and teens age 18 and younger free of charge while school is out.  Kids and teens are invited to eat for FREE at their local school district site.  For a full […]

Press Release: Crisis Center new home of Corporate Caring Week

Contra Costa Crisis Center continues the important work of Corporate Caring Volunteer Week.   For the last 53 years, the Contra Costa Crisis Center has provided support and safety net resources for individuals and families in Contra Costa.  This year, the Crisis Center will extend its safety net tradition to The Volunteer Center of the […]

Community Partner Profile: Lafayette Elementary School

Toni McShane, Interim-Principal, Lafayette Elementary School   Toni McShane has devoted her life to education. She spent 26 years in the Lafayette School District, and retired two years ago.  She was enticed out of retirement by the offer to serve as Interim Principal at Lafayette Elementary School.  This came at a time when one family […]

Volunteer Profile: Joseph & his dog Zeus

Joseph Fuentes discovered the Contra Costa Crisis Center as part of his career exploration.  He wanted to gain a better understating of what it would be like to counsel people, to help them work through issues.   “I’ve led a privileged life and learning about the difficulties people face has been very eye-opening.  Even more […]

For many grief changes yet stays the same

In our experience, grief is not necessarily something we “just get through”, but rather a journey towards integrating our grief into who are now, that our loved one is gone. Becky Olsen, co-founder of OurSideOfSuicide.com, shares the lessons she has learned in her article “8 Things I Learned Years After My Dad’s Suicide” for the […]

Your Call: What are the most effective ways to prevent suicide?

KAWL‘s program Your Call hosted a discussion about efficacy of suicide prevention and the construction of suicide prevention nets on the Golden Gate Bridge. Program guests included: Courtney Brown, hotline coordinator for the San Francisco Suicide Prevention Hotline Kevin Hines, mental health advocate, and author of Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide […]

National Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

AFSP’s documentary The Journey, which was produced for Survivor Day 2014, tells the stories of a diverse group of suicide loss survivors. It’s a compelling film that shows how each survivor is weathering the loss of a loved one, and how they are finding their way back to a life rich in meaning—and even joy.

Now Hiring! Join the Help Me Grow 211 Call Center Team!

The Crisis Center is seeking qualified applicants to join our Help Me Grow 211 Call Specialist team.  The Help Me Grow Call Specialist works with the 211 Call Center to appropriately screen and refer callers with young children to culturally and developmentally appropriate resources.   To learn more and read the full job description, click […]