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Services for Youth

The following agencies provide a variety of services to young people in our County.

Center for Human Development


The Center's Empowerment Program provides education, social support and leadership opportunities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth age 18 and under.



RYSE is a safe and welcoming center for diverse West Contra Costa youth. RYSE builds youth power and leadership towards personal and community health and transformation.

Rainbow Community Center


The Rainbow Community Center's (RCC) Youth Program fosters a positive self-identity for all LGBTQ youth through education, leadership, development/ activism and socialization in a safe space for all youth allies.

Contra Costa Health Services


CCHS provides STD and HIV education and testing for young people at various sites throughout the County. Risk reduction supplies such as condoms are also available free of charge.