Information about the Coronavirus - Call 211

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Staying up to date with current factual information can help ease any anxiety or stress about the situation. COVID19  information updated regularly in our 211 Database of Contra Costa County resources - click here. This includes food distribution,…

Census 2020 Information - Call 211

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Call 211 or text your zip code to 898211 for free and confidential conversation about #Census2020. Here are some quick answers for FAQ's re: Census 2020: Easy: The census questionnaire is short. Depending on your household,…

AAS Certification Renewed for Crisis Center!

We are pleased to announce that we have been re-accredited by the American Association of Suicidology for another five years! Crisis Centers across the nation seek accreditation as a validation of high quality service delivery according to…
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2/11 is 211 Day!

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~211 helps in Contra Costa County and all over the USA Here is more on how we at 211 provide help: 211 provides expert, caring help --No matter the situation, the specialists at 211 listen and identify underlying problems. Then we connect…

Looking Back on the Decade: Success Stories & a Big THANK YOU for Supporting the Crisis Center Over the Years

As the decade draws to a close, we are looking back at some of the major events for the Crisis Center in the last 10 years. We also want to offer our most sincere thanks and gratitude to the volunteers, donors, supporters, staff, partners, and…

We are one week away from Giving Tuesday!

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Make a plan to #GiveTime in honor of #GivingTuesday! Your wallet may be feeling a little thin after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday may be, well, too soon, and we get that. If you can still donate after fulfilling all the wish…
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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier Visits East County First 5 Center

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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier Visits East County First 5 Center to Discuss Early Screening and Intervention with Parents. We love helping parents and children connect to resources through Help Me Grow and First 5 Contra Costa. The Contra Costa…

How the Crisis Center Helps - See Stories of Hope in Short Video (CW)

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We invite you to watch these powerful stories - from actual Crisis Center Grief Program participants- about how they utilized programs of the Crisis Center to help cope with tremendous loss. (CW) The content is very powerful and might illicit…

WITH HELP COMES HOPE

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In 1999, Senator Harry Reid, who lost his father to suicide, introduced a resolution to the United States Senate which led to the creation of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. The day was designated by the U.S. Congress as a day on which those affected by suicide can join together for healing and support.

See Pathways to Healing Trailer here! And then join us for...

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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event. Come together with other survivors of suicide loss at the #ISoSLD event on November 23, 2019. The Walnut Creek event is from 9am – 12 noon at John Muir Hospital in Ball Auditorium. View…

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is November 23rd!

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Come together with other survivors of suicide loss at the International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event on November 23, 2019.  The Walnut Creek event is from 9am - 12 noon at John Muir Hospital in Ball Auditorium. Each year, the American…

Pictures from the 08/24/19 Black & White Gala!!

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Here are some fun paparazzi shots from The Center's Black & White Gala held on 08/24/19. It was a LOT of fun! One of the best!