Through 211, homeless individuals and families are referred to shelter, daytime drop-in care centers, the CORE homeless outreach team, emergency food, job training, healthcare, mental health counseling, transportation, substance abuse treatment, and other services.
In recent years, the number of homeless people has increased, both locally and nationally. To this day, top causes of homelessness among individuals are:
Lack of affordable housing
Through our services, homeless individuals and families are referred to shelter, emergency food, job training, healthcare, mental health counseling, transportation, substance abuse treatment, and other services.
CORE Homeless Outreach
The Coordinated Outreach Referral, Engagement (CORE) program works to engage and stabilize homeless individuals living outside, through consistent outreach to facilitate and/or deliver health and basic needs services and secure, permanent housing.
CORE teams serve as an entry point into Contra Costa’s coordinated entry system for unsheltered persons – working to locate, engage, stabilize, and house chronically homeless individuals and families. The outreach teams identify individuals living on the streets, assess their housing and service needs, and facilitate connection to shelter and services.
Get in Touch
To notify a CORE team about an unsheltered homeless individual or family, please call 211 or 800-830-5380.
Please note that CORE teams are not designed for crisis response!
For medical or other emergencies involving homeless individuals, please call 911.