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Breaking News: Hot Weather Forecast for Inland Contra Costa
Last updated: June 16, 2021, 8:41 am

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Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) recommends everyone take steps to stay safe and healthy in the hot weather forecast for inland communities today through the weekend. Follow this link for air-conditioned county buildings open to the public Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 211 or check your city's web page for information about other places to stay cool near you. Visit for health information about hot weather.

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Homeless Health Connect to Provide Vision, Health Services to Homeless People

Wednesday, August 19

Archived. This is an older press release from 2009 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2021 items.


Contra Costa Health Services is seeking volunteers for its first Homeless Health Connect, a smaller version of its annual Project Homeless Connect that focuses on health services. Volunteers are being sought to help set up, greet and direct people, assist service providers and provide general assistance. Monetary donations are also being accepted. Homeless Health Connect will provide free health services to hundreds of people experiencing homelessness in Contra Costa County. In addition to vision care, services include health care, dental care, bicycle and wheelchair repair, haircuts, animal services and seasonal flu shots will be provided to all homeless persons attending. Lunch will be provided. Contra Costa Health Services and the City of Concord are sponsoring the event.


Homeless Health Connect will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16. Volunteers are needed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are asked to serve at least a half-day.


Anyone over the age of 18 is encouraged to volunteer. Volunteer registration forms are available online at or by calling 925-313-6124.


Willow Pass Center, 2748 East Olivera Road, Concord


Thousands of people experience homelessness each night in Contra Costa. Providing health services promotes good health for the entire community, and many more people, particularly families with children and young adults, are becoming homeless and losing access to care.

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  • Cynthia Belon
  • 925-313-6736
  • Cell: 415-987-9373