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Last updated: October 16, 2017, 1:40 pm

How to help North Bay Wildfire Victims:

Wildfire relief organizations prefer monetary donations at this time. For safety reasons, and to avoid blocking emergency traffic, please don’t bring donations to areas affected by wildfires.

Places to donate in Contra Costa:

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared a health advisory due to heavy smoke from the North Bay Fires. For more information visit

Safely Surrendered Baby Law

There is an option. Don't abandon your baby.

Don't abandon your newborn. Instead, take your baby to any hospital emergency room, county health center, Kaiser medical office or fire station in Contra Costa County. (see locations)

For immediate help call the Contra Costa Crisis Center: 800-833-2900

Every child deserves a chance for a healthy life. For three days after you give birth, you can bring your baby to any of the sites listed above. As long as the baby has not been neglected or abused, no names will be necessary and the parents will not be prosecuted. Babies will get medical care and be placed in foster care.