We provide 24-hour crisis lines, crisis-response training, face-to-face grief counseling program, homeless services, and a 211 information and referral program to keep people alive and safe.

24-Hour Crisis Lines

If you are depressed and feeling suicidal, we can help you find support. If you are abused, we work with Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services to get help. If drugs or alcohol threaten to destroy your family, we work with you to find options and resources without judging.
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211 Info & Referral

We are the authorized 211 provided for Contra Costa County. Trained information and referral specialists answer the calls using our 211 database. This database has comprehensive, up-to-date information on 1,600 services, is accessible in 12 languages, and is available to everyone in the community free of charge. We also publish specialized resource guides of essential services in both English and Spanish.
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Grief Counseling

Our grief counseling program is one of the oldest, largest, and most diverse bereavement services in California. Started in 1973, it provides individual and group counseling to youths and adults mourning a death. Group support is facilitated by trained volunteers. Supervised clinical interns provide individual and family counseling. Support groups meet throughout the county for children who have lost family members and friends, parents who have lost children, survivors after suicide, families victimized by SIDS, and others. All counseling is free and confidential.
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Homeless Services

Through 211, homeless individuals and families are referred to shelter, emergency food, job training, health care, mental health counseling, transportation, substance abuse treatment, and other services. Callers can access services by dialing 211 24-hours a day.
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Professional Trainings

Our staff provides professional training in crisis and suicide prevention and intervention, and grief and loss.
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