The Human Services Alliance of Contra Costa consists of more than 20 executives of human services organizations in the area. Members provide up to 65% of all human services delivered to the residents of the County. Rubicon Programs serves as the Alliance's fiscal sponsor.
Brighter Beginnings is a family-strengthening organization, working with our client-families to promote the five proven factors that make it possible for families to flourish.
Center for Human Development (CHD) is an organization that empowers communities to adapt to adversities and helps individuals realize their full potential. Reducing health disparities, inspiring healthier choices, promoting violence-free lives; CHD, backed by its highly experienced team of volunteers and staff, constantly strives to identify and resolve community problems; thereby creating healthy and thriving communities.
At COFY, our mission is to restore relationships and build hope. When possible, we strive to keep youth with their caregivers and out of residential institutions so they can stay in their communities. By creating a strong therapeutic relationship, we provide support and structure so that each child and family can tap into their inner strength and resilience. Ultimately, we guide families to heal relationships and build a solid future.
Established in Contra Costa County in 2004, the Community Clinic Consortium represents 5 non-profit health care organizations that collectively operate 26 community health center sites in both Contra Costa and Solano counties. The Consortium works at the county, state and federal government levels to advocate for funding and policy changes that support and strengthen health centers ability to meet the diverse health care and social service needs of almost 200,000 patients annually. The Consortium is also a local resource of health and wellness information and provides relevant services to clinic staff, clients and community partners who work with the populations served by our health centers.
We are a nonprofit community-based organization—our mission is to enhance and enrich the lives of children with special needs and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and similar conditions. Toward that end, we provide direct services and advocacy to assist those we serve in achieving their highest level of personal independence and self-sufficiency.
The Contra Costa Crisis Center operates under its mission…to keep people alive and safe, help them through crises, and connect them with culturally relevant resources in the community. Since its inception as an afterhours suicide prevention hotline in 1963 and without interruption, the Crisis Center’s crisis lines have been available to those in need while new services have been built and added to respond to the growing and changing needs in the community. Today, services include a robust 211 Information and Referral service and an in-person grief counseling program.
Contra Costa Interfaith Housing’s mission is to provide permanent, affordable housing and vital support services to homeless and at-risk families and individuals in Contra Costa County. CCIH’s model combines the stability of permanent housing with services that support mental and physical health, employment, youth academic success, self-reliance, and strong communities.
The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program recruits, trains, and supports volunteer advocates as a powerful voice for the best interest of abused and neglected children during the court process, in order to help every child ultimately thrive in a stable and permanent home, and complete their education.
The Early Childhood Mental Health Program has been making a difference in the lives of young children and their families for nearly four decades. Our mission is: To foster healthy development in infants and young children who are at risk, abused, neglected, emotionally disturbed, or affected by family substance abuse, by providing comprehensive mental health treatment and early education services to them and to their families.
Fred Finch Youth Center seeks to provide innovative, effective services supporting children, youth, young adults, and families to heal from trauma and lead healthier, productive lives. We provide mental health, housing, residential treatment, and other support services to over 2,700 system-involved youth and their families each year from across the Bay Area and San Diego counties. In Contra Costa County, we provide behavioral health services to young adults at risk of homelessness and to students at multiple schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.
HERA is a non-traditional, California statewide, non-profit legal service and advocacy organization dedicated to helping Californians--particularly those most vulnerable- build a safe, sound financial future, free of discrimination and economic abuses in all aspects of consumer financial concerns. We provide free legal services, consumer workshops, training for professionals and community organizing support, create innovative solutions, and engage in policy work locally, statewide and nationally.
Lincoln disrupts the cycle of poverty and trauma, empowering children and families to build strong futures. Today, Lincoln impacts more than 4,000 children and their families in the most underserved communities of the greater San Francisco Bay Area through a continuum of academic achievement, family strengthening, and well-being programs. With Lincoln, kids attend school, learn to read, and stay with their families where they do best.
Mental Health Systems, Inc. is a state wide non-profit aimed at improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities facing substance abuse and behavioral health challenges. MHS operates a variety of mental health and substance abuse programs for youth and adults. Mental Health Systems, Inc. is committed to providing services in a client-focused, compassionate manner that underscores our found values of Integrity, Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, and Dignity.
Putnam Clubhouse is a welcoming community where adults recovering from mental illness gain vocational skills, social connection, and confidence by running their own program. The underlying premise is that each person with a mental illness can build a meaningful and productive life.
The Rainbow Community Center (RCC) is the only organization in Contra Costa County that is solely focused on serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community; our current priorities are to build services for LGBT youth, seniors, people living with HIV/AIDS and to develop community building efforts that will diminish the sense of isolation and promote greater acceptance of all LGBTQ people.
Rubicon transforms East Bay communities by equipping people to break the cycle of poverty. No one service can address the many challenges people living in poverty face — success comes from participation and achievement in four areas: Assets, Income, Wellness, and Connections. Our theory of change explicitly reflects the importance of providing the resources and support our participants need to not only increase their earned income and improve their mental and physical health, but also to build assets, and strengthen their connections with family and community.
Seneca established itself as an innovative leader in the provision of unconditional care through a comprehensive continuum of school, community-based and family-focused treatment services for children and families experiencing high levels of trauma who are at risk for family disruption or institutional care for the children.
SHELTER, Inc.’s work encompasses three main elements: Preventing Homelessness: Prevent the onset of homelessness through rental assistance, case management, and housing counseling services. Ending the Cycle of Homelessness: Provide 3 to 24 months of housing in combination with supportive services such as employment services, educational services and counseling. Providing Affordable Housing: Provide housing for nearly 250 low-income households, including such special needs groups as transition-age youth, people with HIV/AIDS and those with mental health disabilities.
STAND! for Families Free of Violence is a catalyst for breaking the multi-generational cycle of violence, promoting safe and strong relationships, and rebuilding lives. We are the oldest and the only agency in Contra Costa County that helps, supports, and empowers victims of family violence. We run an emergency shelter, transitional housing, and prevention and intervention programs that center around saving lives, rebuilding families, and changing the future.
Ujima offers evidence-based specialized services to promote recovery from drug and alcohol abuse for pregnant, postpartum, and parenting women with young children. Our programs are located in Pittsburg, Concord, Richmond, San Pablo and Martinez. In these settings we offer a warm family atmosphere where women can learn how to live in an alcohol and drug-free environment. Our community-based programs help women explore their alternatives in recovery and take responsibility for their own lives. We also offer them the opportunity for personal recovery while continuing to care for their children.
Uplift Family Services is a statewide nonprofit that helps children and families. The agency is one of the largest, most comprehensive mental health treatment programs in California. Uplift Family Services takes a state-of-the-art approach to children and adolescents with complex behavioral health challenges and helps them recover from trauma such as abuse, severe neglect, addiction and poverty. For youth that exit our programs, over 90% are living in the community, staying in school, and remaining out of trouble.
We Care Services for Children provides developmental and mental health services to young children and their families. For over 55 years, We care has been helping the most vulnerable children in our community with the types of treatment that mean the difference between thriving and a lifetime of struggle.
Youth Homes focuses on helping young people rebuild their lives and infusing hope and possibility into families, just as we have been doing for more than 50 years. We weave the expertise of professionals, the compassion of our dedicated community members and the resourcefulness of our youth and families into something that can feel like magic.