Crisis, Safety, and Childcare
Bay Area Crisis Nursery
Provides crisis residential overnight programs, respite overnight programs, case management services and more, for children from birth through 5 years of age.
Helps families/caregivers with childcare solutions and other parenting challenges.
Contra Costa Crisis Center
Dedicated volunteers and staff provide support, counseling, and hope 24/7 – helping people in emotional or psychological distress.
Community Violence Solutions
Provides support services to child and adult victims of sexual assault and their families.
Early Childhood Mental Health Program
Offers different services that support the relationship between a caregiver and the young child.
Safe Refuge for Children + Families
Offers a hope-filled option for struggling families by providing temporary homes for children until the family can be safely reunited.
STAND! For Families Free of Violence
Crisis and community-based support to children and adults who experience abuse.
Caregiver Mental Health Support
Mental Health Access Line
The 24-hour Contra Costa County Behavioral Health access line is an easy-to-use resource for mental health and substance use services.
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for Americans affected by mental illness.
An authentic language that fosters greater empathy, connection & compassion. This website connects you with many resources for improving communication within your family.
Willows in the Wind
Offers monthly parent support groups, parent coaching, parent education workshops, transition planning and after-care support for parents of adolescents with behavioral and/or mental health issues so they have a safe space to share their stories, glean resources, feel heard and understood.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Their website includes a wealth of information & resources.
Children's Health Council
Services for children with learning differences, ADHD, autism, anxiety and depression.
Kaleidoscope supports neurodiverse and LGBTQIA+/Questioning youth, young adults and their families in building healthy relationships, strong social connections and critically needed life skills.
Regional Center of the East Bay
RCEB works in partnership with many individuals and agencies to plan and coordinate life-long services and supports for people with developmental disabilities, family members and community leaders.
Employment, Financial, Health, Housing, and Legal Assistance
Connects Bay Area residents with health & human service programs in their local community.
Bay Area Community Resources
Program areas include expanded learning, behavioral and mental health, fiscal sponsorship, healthy communities, national service, and youth workforce and re-entry.
Bay Area Legal Aid
Provides low-income clients with free civil legal assistance, including legal advice and counsel, effective referrals, and legal representation.
Beat the Streets
Free young adult employment, vocational and life services.
Contra Costa County Resources
Find a large variety of resources based on zip code.
Department of Rehabilitation
Employment and independent living resources for people with disabilities.
Workforce development, health, and community engagement.
RYSE creates safe spaces grounded in social justice for young people to love, learn, educate, heal, and transform lives and communities.
Eviction prevention and multiple housing solutions including interim and long-term housing.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
If you care for a child or teenager with a disability, and have limited income and savings or other resources, your child may be eligible for SSI.