Resources by County
People seeking local health and social services can call 2-1-1 in any county. Calls are answered 24 hours per day, 365 days per year by trained information and referral specialists at the Contra Costa Crisis Center. If calling outside of Contra Costa County use 800-830-5380.
Contra Costa County
- Bay Area Rescue Mission
The Bay Area Rescue Mission provides basic and special need services for homeless persons including temporary housing, food, clothes, furniture, and household goods.
- Catholic Charities of East Bay
Catholic Charities of East Bay Critical Family Needs Program provides one-time rental assistance to a limited number of eligible families and individuals, including seniors, who are experiencing a crisis and need emergency help to maintain their family well-being.
- Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services
The Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services provides Contra Costa residents assistance with employment, child care, housing, and other services.
- Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP)
GRIP provides food, shelter, and supportive services to help homeless individuals and families.
- One Home
One Home is a free, nonprofit website that helps people locate affordable housing.
Food, Employment, Childcare and Legal Resources
- Bay Area Legal Aid
Bay Area Legal Aid provides legal assistance to Bay Area residents with cases involving government benefits, health care, domestic violence restraining orders, divorce custody, and support.
- CalWORKS, CalFresh, and Medi-Cal
Apply, upload documents, report changes, renew benefits, check eligibility, case status, or benefits balance. MyBenefitsCalWIN.org
- Centro Legal de la Raza
Offering legal services to those under threat of eviction.
- CoCo Kids
Find child care options.
- Echo Fair Housing
Providing tenant education seminars and eviction prevention assistance.
Information about applying for disability or unemployment and if you may qualify for Paid Family Leave.
- Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano distributes food directly to low-income people at community sites.
- Loaves and Fish of Contra Costa
Phone: (925) 293-4792, Address: 835 Ferry St., Martinez, Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
- Senior Emergency Food & Helping Hand Program
Concord residents who are home-bound seniors over the age of 60 with food insecurities. If you would like to request assistance call 925-338-1441.
- Salvation Army Food Pantry
3950 Clayton Rd, walk in hours 10 am – 12 pm and 1 – 3 pm, M, T, W, F. Closed Thursdays.
- Rubicon Programs
Rubicon Programs provides job placement, legal services, and financial literacy to East Bay residents.
- Opportunity Junction
Opportunity Junction provides assistance with job training, career counseling, and college counseling.
- Community for Accredited Online Schools
A comprehensive accreditation resource that provides prospective students and families with the tools needed to make well-informed decisions about their education.
- One Degree
Offers a comprehensive guide, segmented by county.
- Call 2-1-1 or text the word HOPE to number 20121. We are available 24/7 and can refer clients to programs like COVID-19 call center, food, shelter resource, etc.