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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

13 Reasons To Have a Conversation: May Candle-lite

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'13 Reasons Why' you should be talking to your teen On March 31st, Netflix released season 1 of "13 Reasons Why" and has recently announced season 2 is in the works.  The show, based on a book of the same title by Jay Asher, follows a series…

The Crisis Center goes green-er...

In the later part of 2016, the Contra Costa Crisis Center adopted smart building technology, enabling a more responsive and efficient energy usage in our 24/7 facility.  Below is a photo of our recent rebate check from the City of Walnut…

Grief and the holidays

Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Eid al-Adha, Sukkot, Diwali/Deepavali, Halloween, All Saint’s Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Chanukah, Ramadan, Kwanza, New Years- the months of September-January are filled with a number…

2016 Share the Spirit Grant Awards Announced

The Share the Spirit evaluation committee, a partnership of Bay Area News Group – East Bay Times and the Contra Costa Crisis Center, is pleased to announce the following organizations have been awarded grants for Share the Spirit 2016:   Acts…

September: Suicide Prevention Awareness Week

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Does talking about thoughts of suicide increase the risk that someone will act on those thoughts? We know that most people who die by suicide SAY they are having thoughts of suicide before they attempt suicide.  And, as the 10th leading cause…

Corporate Caring Volunteer Week highlighted by East Bay Times

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Columnist Faith Barnidge highlights the upcoming Corporate Caring Volunteer Week in her Good Neighbors column this week (excerpt below). For the full article, click here.     By Faith Barnidge, Columnist The Contra Costa Crisis…

Mental Health Awareness Month 2016

Thank you to all the staff, volunteers, and board members who went green and helped us raise awareness about the 1 in 5 Americans who will experience mental health concerns in their lifetime. Initially launched in 1949 by Mental Health America and…