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Created by Catholic Charities of the East Bay and the Diocese of Oakland Office of Life & Justice

"The Church cannot neglect the service of charity any more than she can neglect the Sacraments and the Word.” 

Pope Benedict XVI

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Abuse Services

Adult Protective Services
(Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services) 
Alameda County Child Abuse Reporting Hotline
(Alameda Social Services) 
Children's Protective Services
(Contra Costa County)

Human Trafficking Hotline
(Community Violence Solutions)

Ombudsman of CCC
(For patients in long-term care facilities) 


AIDS/HIV Resources

AIDS information 800-448-0440
Contra Costa AIDS Line 800-287-0200


Alcohol & Drug Abuse



Alameda County Mental Health & Alcohol & Drug Referral Services

Alcohol & Other Drugs ACCESS 800-846-1652
Alcoholics Anonymous 925-939-4155
Narcotics Anonymous 925-685-4357


Detox Treatment Centers

BAART—California Detox Program 925-522-0124
Behavioral Health Center
(John Muir Medical Center, Concord) 
A Chance for Freedom 
(Bi-Bett Corporation)
Crossroads Recovery Center
(Recovery Management Services Inc.) 
East County Wollam House
(Bi-Bett Corporation) 

Pueblos del Sol for Men
(Bi-Bett Corporation) 

Substance Abuse Treatment Program
(New Connections Concord) 


    Death & Dying  Resources

    24-Hour Grief Counseling
    Contra Costa Crisis Center)
    Grief Groups Alameda County
    (Crisis Support Services of Alameda County) 
    Grief Ministry Workshops
    (Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services) 
    Hospice of the East Bay 925-887-5678


    Disability Services

    Bay Area Office for State Council on Developmental Disabilities
    California Children’s Services of Alameda County
    (California Department of Health Care Services) 
    California Children’s Services of Contra Costa County
    (California Department of Health Care Services) 
    Center for Independent Living
    (California Department of Rehabilitation) 
    Berkeley: 510-841-4776
    Downtown Oakland: 510-763-9999
    Fruitvale: 510-536-2271
    Hayward: 510-881-5743
    Tri-Valley: 925-371-1531
    Tri-Cities: 510-794-5735 
    Contra Costa ARC 925-370-1818

    Department of Rehabilitation - Greater East Bay District
    (California Department of Rehabilitation) 

    Developmental Disabilities Council
    (Contra Costa Health Services) 
    Futures Explored 925-284-3240

    Hawkins Center of Legal & Support Services
    (Rubicon Programs) 

    Independent Living Resources
    (California Department of Rehabilitation) 
    Contra Costa: 925-363-7293
    Antioch: 925-754-0539
    Life Skills & On Track Programs
    (Mt. Diablo Adult Education Adults with Disabilities Department) 
    (925) 685-7340, ext. 6724
    Local Groups Serviging People with Disabilities
    (Provided by the Berkeley Information Network) 
    Regional Center of the East Bay 925-798-3001


    Employment & Job Training

    (Sponsored by the California Employment Development Department) 

    Career One Stop
    (Sponsored by the US Department of Labor) 
    Child Care Job Bank
    (Child Care Council) 
    East Bay Works
    (America's Job Center of California) 
    Employment Organizations & Resources
    (Provided by the Berkeley Information Network) 
    Experience Unlimited 925-602-0166
    Government & Civil Service Job Listings
    (Provided by the Berkeley Information Network) 
    Unemployment Insurance, CA 1-800-300-5616
    Workforce Services


    Financial Assistance

    California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids Program
    (Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services)
    Antioch: 925-706-4980
    Brentwood: 925-513-3720
    Hercules: 510-262-7700
    Pleasant Hill: 925-602-9379
    Richmond: 510-412-3000
    Consumer Credit Counseling
    (Money Management International, Inc.) 
    Critical Family Needs
    (Catholic Charities of the East Bay) 
    General Assistance for Individuals
    (Contra Costa County California Employment & Human Services) 
    Antioch: 925-706-4980
    Pleasant Hill: 925-602-9379
    Richmond: 510-412-3000

    Season of Sharing - Alameda County
    (Alameda County Social Services Agency) 

    Season of Sharing - Contra Costa County 925-521-5065



    Alameda County Community Food Bank 800-870-FOOD
    Comidas, Refugios, y Baños
    (Provided by the Berkeley Information Network) 
    EBT Card Services
    (California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services) 
    Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano 855-309-FOOD
    CalFresh-Food Stamp Program
    (Alameda County) 
    East County: 510-383-5300
    Fremont: 510-795-2428
    Livermore: 925-455-0747
    North County: 510-891-0700
    South County: 510-670-6000 
    CalFresh-Food Stamp Program
    (Contra Costa County) 
    Antioch: 925-706-4980
    Brentwood: 925-513-3720
    Hercules: 510-262-7700
    Pleasant Hill: 925-602-9379
    Richmond: 510-412-3000
    Richmond: 510-231-8114 
    Loaves & Fishes of Contra Costa 925-293-4792
    Meals-on-Wheels of Alameda County 510-777-9560
    Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa County 866-669-6697
    Meals, Shelters, Drop-in Centers, & Showers Resources
    (Provided by the Berkeley Information Network) 
    Monument Crisis Center 925-825-7751

    Women, Infants, & Children Program
    (For pregnant women breastfeeding or with children 0-5)




    24-Hour Homeless Line
    (Contra Costa Crisis Center



    Bay Area Rescue Mission Men’s shelter 510-215-4868
    Bay Area Rescue Mission Women & Families Schelter 510-215-4860
    Bay Point's Love-A-Child Shelter 925-458-5663
    Berkeley Food & Housing Project 510-649-4965
    Berkeley Shelter Bed Hotline 866-960-2132
    Brentwood's Shepherd’s Gate 925-308-7507
    Comidas, Refugios, y Baños
    (Provided by the Berkeley Information Network) 

    Concord Shelter
    (Singles only)


    Connecting Point
    (Central Intake)

    Casa Vincentia
    (for pregnant single women)
    FERST MultiService Center
    (Anka Behavioral Health)
    GRIP Resource Center 510-233-2141
    HPRP Rapid Re-Housing 925-957-7575
    Emergency Shelter Program 510-786-1246
    Livermore's Shepherd's Gate 925-443-4283
    Martinez's SAFE Place
    (For youth, ages 9-17) 
    Meals, Shelters, Drop-in Centers, & Showers Resources
    (Provided by the Berkeley Information Network) 
    Richmond Brookside Shelter 800-799-6599
    Richmond Calli House
    (For youth, 14 - 21) 
    Second Chance 510-792-4357

    Transitional and Interim Housing
    (Shelter, Inc.) 



    Transitional Housing

    Alameda Point Collaborative 510-898-7800
    Berkeley's Bonita House 510-923-1099
    BOSS 510-843-3700
    Henry Robinson Multi-Service Center 510-419-1010


    Domestic Violence Shelters & Resources

    Alameda County Domestic Violence Resource Guide
    Building Futures with Women and Children 866-292-9688
    National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE
    A Safe Place 510-536-7233
    San Francisco's Asian Women’s Shelter 877-751-0880
    San Francisco's La Casa de las Madres 877-503-1850
    San Francisco's Riley Center  415-255-0165
    San Francisco's WOMAN, Inc. 415-864-4722
    Shelter Against Violent Environments 510-794-6055
    STAND! Against Domestic Violence 888-215-5555
    Tri-Valley Haven 800-884-8119
    Tri-Valley Haven for Women 800-884-8119
    Women’s Refuge 510-547-4663


    Eviction Notice Assistance

    Bay Area Legal Aid 800-551-5554
    Housing Rights, Inc. 800-261-2298
    Pacific Community Services 925-439-1056


    Foreclosure Assistance

    Concord Family Service Center 925-825-3099

    Housing Counseling
    (Catholic Charities of the East Bay)

    Consumer Credit Counseling 866-889-9347

    Foreclosure Assistance
    (US Department of Housing and Urban Development) 

    Housing Rights 800-261-2298
    Housing & Economic Rights Advocates  510-271-8443
    National Foreclosure Hotline 888-995-4673
    Pacific Community Services 925-439-1056


    Rental Assistance

    Shelter, Inc. 925-335-0698

    Permanent and Supportive Housing

    Housing Authority of Contra Costa County 925-957-8000
    Housing Authority Public Housing Wait List 925-957-8084
    Housing Workshop/Shared Housing 925-363-7293
    HPRP Prevention Services 925-957-7575
    Permanent Supportive Housing, Transitional & Interim Housing
    (Shelter, Inc.) 
    Senior & Adults w/ Disabilities 800-510-2020



    Pacific Community Services 925-439-1056

    Immigrant & Refugee Services

    Asian Family Resource Center 510-970-9750
    Bay Area Immigrant and Refugee Services 510-574-0836
    Bay Area Immigration Resource Guide
    Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants 925-602-9379
    Centro Legal de la Raza 510-437-1554

    Citizenship Class
    (Mt. Diablo Adult Education)


    Consulado General de México en San Francisco

    415-354 1700
    East Bay Sanctuary Covenant 510-540-5296
    Filipino Advocates for Justice Oakland: 510-465-9876
    Union City: 510-487-8552 
    Immigration Legal Services
    (Catholic Charities East Bay)
    Concord: 925-825-3099
    Hayward: 510-782-9675
    Oakland: 510-768-3100
    Richmond: 510-439-4265
    Immigration & Naturalization Services
    (Catholic Charities of the East Bay - Concord Family Services)
    Concord: 925-825-3099
    International Institute of the Bay Area Antioch: 925-237-8581, ext. 11
    Fremont:  510-894-3639
    Oakland:  510-451-2846
    Korean Community Center of the East Bay 510-547-2662
    Multicultural Senior Support Network
    (Concord Senior Center)
    Refugee & Immigrant Services
    (Jewish Family & Children Services)
    Refugee Health Program 925-313-6893
    Lao Family Community Development Oakland: 510-533-8850
    San Pablo: 510-215-1220
    Tri-City Area Centro de Servicios 510-489-4100
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 800-375-5283


    Mental Health

    24-Hour Contra Costa Mental Health Crisis Services
    (For emergencies and referral information) 

    24-Hour Crisis & Suicide Line
    (Contra Costa Crisis Center)


    Adolescent, Adult & Children’s Psychiatric Programs
    (John Muir Health Behavioral Health Center)
    Central County Wellness & Recovery Center
    (Mental Health Consumer Concern)
    Crisis Response & Support Network
    (Catholic Charities of the East Bay - Oakland Service Center) 


    Crockett Counseling Center 925-370-6544
    John F. Kennedy Community Counseling Center 925-798-9240
    Mental Health Resources
    (Provided by the Berkeley Information Network) 
    National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 925-465-3864
    Power Program
    (Dual Diagnosis)

    Recursos de Salud Mental
    (Provided by the Berkeley Information Network) 

    Restorative Trauma-Informed Practices for Schools and Teens
    (Catholic Charities of the East Bay - West County Service Center)
    YWCA Mental Health Program 925-372-4213


    Legal & Mediation Services

    Alameda County BAR Association 510-893-7160
    API Legal Outreach 510-251-2846
    Bay Area Legal Aid 925-219-3325
    Contra Costa County Bar Association 925-686-6900
    Contra Costa County District Attorney 925-957-2200
    Contra Costa Senior Legal Services 800-551-5554
    Family Law Facilitator 925-957-7887
    Victim Witness Assistance 925-957-8650
    Family Violence Law Center  510-208-0255
    Immigrant Survivors Legal Aid 510-267-8845
    International Institute of the Bay Area Antioch: 925-237-8581, ext. 11
    Fremont:  510-894-3639
    Oakland:  510-451-2846
    Local Legal Resources
    (Provided by the Berkeley Information Network)  
    Pope Francis Legal Clinic 510-839-4711
    Volunteer Legal Services Corp. 510-302-2222


    Pregnancy Centers

    Bay Area Crisis Nursery


    Birthright San Lorenzo


    Birthright of Concord


    Birthright of Brentwood


    Birthright of Livermore


    Options for Women of California


    Pregnancy Choices Clinic


    Valley Crisis Pregnancy Center



    Senior Services

    Adult Day Services Network 925-682-1000
    Alzheimer’s Assoc. of East Bay 800-272-3900
    C. C. Cafés Hot Lunch Program
    (Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services) 

    Bay Point: 925-458-2662
    Concord: 925-825-1488
    Crockett: 510-787-1341
    Pittsburg: 925-439-2136
    Rodeo: 510-799-2706
    Walnut Creek: 925-280-7910

    Eldercare Locator 800-677-1116
    Family Caregiver Navigator 800-445-8106
    Senior Outreach Services 925-937-8311
    Medicare Hotline 800-633-4227
    Older Adult Services 925-927-2000
    Reassurance Program
    (Senior Helpline Services)
    Senior Food Program 800-870-FOOD
    Senior Peer Counseling 925-335-8741
    Senior Services
    (John Muir Health)



    Alameda County Suicide Crisis Hotline 800-309-2131
    Contra Costa Crisis Center 800-833-2900
    National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-TALK

    Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio Línea



    Utility Assistance

    California Alternate Rates for Energy Program 800-743-2273
    Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program 925-335-8900
    Medical Baseline Program Relief for Energy 800-743-5000
    Relief for Energy Asst. Through Community Help 800-933-9677
    Utility Shut-off Assistance 800-743-5000
    PG&E’s HEAP Program 866-675-6623

    Additional Downloadable Social Services and Referral Guides

    Berkeley Information Network
    East Contra Costa County Resource Guide
    Contra Costa County Help in Hard Times
    West County Contra Costa Resource Guide

    Contact Information

    Coordinator, Office for Life and Justice

    Coordinator, Rachel's Vineyard Retreat 

    Coordinator, CRS/CCHD 

    Meg Bowerman
    Coordinator, JustFaith Ministries - Volunteer

    Patrick Shandonay
    Coordinator, CRS Ethical Trade Ministry - Volunteer

    Coordinator, Detention Ministry 

    Upcoming Events
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    Oct 5, 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

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