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Public Health Advisory for the Richmond area

Last updated: 4/21/15, 12:44 p.m.

UPDATE: The health advisory affecting Richmond, North Richmond and San Pablo in connection with an incident at the Chevron oil refinery has been lifted. A public health advisory for individuals with respiratory sensitivities had been issued as a precaution. For updates: http://www.cococws.us/getCurrentAlerts.action

Become a Senior Peer Counselor


The Senior Peer Counseling Program offers both individual counseling and support groups to residents of Contra Costa County who are 55 years of age or older.

As a peer counselor, you will use your life experience and skills in self-help approach to mental health. After participating in our training program, you will provide supportive counseling under the close supervision of mental health professionals.

No specific education is required to become a peer counselor. We train applicants who are warm, caring and non-judgmental. We encourage interested persons to give us a call.

For more information or a training application please call 925-521-5640.