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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 10, 2018, 12:38 pm

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports that parts of our county have unhealthy air due to smoke. Please follow the following tips to protect yourself and your loved ones. Everyone, especially children, should reduce outdoor activity. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Masks such as the N-95 are not effective for untrained users and may be dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions. N-95 masks may be helpful for people who must work outdoors if properly fitted. Employees should work with their employers for direction on when/how to use N-95 masks. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms like repeated coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, palpitations, nausea, fatigue or lightheadedness. Visit for smoke tips and for air quality in your area

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

Forms & Resources

For questions and referrals, Please call:

Philip Dorn Respite Center
2047 Arnold Industrial Way, Suite D
Concord, CA 94520 [Map & Directions]