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...

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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…

Food Bank announces free summer lunch program

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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…

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. …

Volunteer Profile: Joseph & his dog Zeus

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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…