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Helping Hands in Times of Need

Whatever the reason, the time may come when you or your family need a helping hand with food, shelter or clothing just to get by. Contra Costa County has numerous services providers to help you get back on your feet. And, there are lots of other services available to help you with transportation, child care, legal matters, and financial problem solving. Most of these services are free or very low cost. In addition, there are may excellent recreation and after-school activity programs for young people of all ages. You'll find many wonderful and caring people are here for you whenever you or your family need a helping hand.

Directory of Family Support Services

Three easy ways to find what you need:

1. Browse Listings of Services Providers

Click here to browse all listings
or select a section:
A. Food
B. Shelter / Housing
C. Clothing
D. Family Services / Child Care
E. Financial Support Services
F. Transportation
G. Crime/Gang Prevention
H. Legal Assistance
I. Recreation Programs

2. Search by Organization

Select an Organization from the drop-down list,
then click GO.

3. Ask Us!

Can't find what you need? Ask Us!
It's a simple, fast and confidential way
to get specific information or answers.


Primary Resources


Shelter, Inc.


Contra Costa Child Care Council


Contra Costa County
Child Support Services







Child Protective Services:
East County: (925) 427-8811
Central County: (925) 646-1680
West County: (510) 374-3324





Useful Resources
and Reports

(click to view
or download)


Cal. Dept. of
Social Services
Children & Family Services



Kid-Friendly Cities
Report Card

Strategies to
Keep Youth Safe


National Crime
Prevention Council


Open Society Institute

Public Opinion on
Youth, Crime and Race


Youth Crime & Violence Prevention Reports


Cal. Alliance of
Child & Family Services


Northern California
Training Academy
Training for Professional
Service Providers




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