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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Philip Dorn Respite Center for the Homeless

The Philip Dorn Respite Center, located in Concord, is a respite care program for homeless adults who are discharging from local hospitals and require medical stabilization services. Respite care refers to recuperative services for those homeless persons who may not meet medical criteria for hospitalization, but who are too sick or medically vulnerable to reside in an emergency shelter and cannot be returned to the streets. Clients are ONLY admitted when discharged from a hospital; walk-ins are not accepted. Respite Criteria. This program is a joint effort between the Homeless Program and Health Care for the Homeless.

The primary goal of this program and all emergency housing programs is to get homeless persons off of the street and help them achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency.

Services include:
  • Case management (resources, advocacy, and guidance)
  • Medical care and linkages
  • Enrollment in Benefits and health coverage
  • Referral for alcohol/other drugs detox and residential treatment services
  • Meals
  • Housing search assistance

For questions and referrals, Please call:

Philip Dorn Respite Center
2047 Arnold Industrial Way, Suite D
Concord, CA 94520

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