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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 16, 2018, 9:52 am

Poor air quality in Contra Costa is expected to continue through the weekend due to the Camp Fire in Butte County. Stay indoors when possible and keep doors and windows closed. Avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, persistent coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, heart palpitations, nausea, fatigue or light-headedness. Visit for air quality information. Visit for current air quality conditions in your zip code. Visit for smoke-related health information.

Services for Adults

24 Hour Hotlines/Crisis Counseling

Mental Health Crisis Services

For emergencies and referral information call 1-888-678-7277 any time day or night. The call is free.

Stand! Against Domestic Violence:

(Formerly Battered Women's Alternatives)

Emergency shelter, legal assistance, and a variety of other resources for victims of intimate partner violence. Operated 24 hours/day. Offices in Richmond, Concord, and Antioch.

Casa Hispana:

Immigration law and legal consultation offered Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Located in Concord.

Child Abuse Prevention Council:

For referrals to parenting resources, training on child abuse issues, etc. Calls taken mon. - fri., 9 am - 5 pm. Based in Walnut Creek.

Contra Costa Crisis Center:

24-hour suicide hotline; grief counseling program; suicide prevention; and more. Based in Walnut Creek.

Elder Abuse Prevention:

888-545-SAFE (or 510-233-3427)
Offers advice on elder abuse situations Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Offices in Richmond.

Homeless Hotline:

Referrals to homeless shelters in the East Bay, operated 24 hours/day.

International Institute:

Immigration paperwork for battered and low-income women. Contact Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Located in Oakland.

Community Violence Solutions:

Operates 24 hour crisis hotline that can also provide referrals to the Center's individual and group counseling; sexual assault victim advocacy. Offices in Richmond and Antioch.

West County: 510-236-7273
Central County: 925-798-7273
East County: 925-439-7273

Rainbow Community Center:

Community service center serving Contra Costa's lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered communities.

Victim/Witness Program:

Consultation on how victims of violence can apply for restitution from the state of California.Calls taken Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Located in Martinez.