Threads of Hope

Threads of Hope is Diablo magazine's celebration of outstanding community volunteers. Each year, individuals and organizations nominate volunteers of all ages who provide vital services in a variety of fields, including the arts, youth, children…
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Contra Costa Crisis Center Works to Raise Awareness of Services and Life-Saving Resources Through New Partnership with Optum – Guest Blog Post

We are pleased to share this guest blog post from our partners at Optum: Contra Costa Crisis Center Works to Raise Awareness of Services Through New Partnership with Optum A mom struggled with her son’s recent autism diagnosis and their…

Rosemary Caldwell Volunteer of the Year Award

The Rosemary Caldwell Volunteer of the Year Award is the only formal award that the Contra Costa Crisis Center bestows. It is named in honor of Rosemary, a former crisis line director at our agency, and honors an outstanding individual whose…
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Suicide Prevention Month Events

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month and National Suicide Prevention Week is September 6 - 12, 2020. While we need to focus on suicide prevention every day of every year, this month can help bring attention to the efforts. And we…

Help For Seniors on Transportation

Help the Contra Costa Transportation Authority make transportation more convenient for older adults and people with disabilities! You can participate from home! If you’re an older adult, have a disability, or are a veteran, transportation…

Meet Our Newest Team Member

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Wendy Diaz is our Help Me Grow Care Coordinator. Wendy previously worked with Aspiranet in Antioch where she served as a Therapeutic Behavioral Support Counselor for the last five years for children under the age of 18 needing mental health…

Caller Stories – 211 Helps Every Day!

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MORE CALLER STORIES from people we are helping each day: A caller from Pinole was exposed to a family member with coronavirus and quarantined, along with other family members exposed. With two children at home, and no grocery delivery options…

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…

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…
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From the Trenches – 211 is Taking Corona Virus Calls Every Day

READ CALLER STORIES FROM PEOPLE WE ARE HELPING EACH DAY: A family called 211 after their home burned. Fire fighters arrived and the family (4 adults, 3 children) made it out safely. The landlord had no fire insurance and was willing to…
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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…

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…