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Looking for a fresh new approach to feeding your kids? California WIC is NOW piloting an online nutrition education for participants! This pilot project is assessing online nutrition education at over thirty local WIC agencies.



Immunizations are your best shot!
Immunizations keep your whole family healthy. Babies, young and older children, parents and grandparents all need protection from diseases such as influenza, whooping cough, measles, and chickenpox. Check with your doctor or clinic to make sure you have the shots you need to be healthy.

For more information about Contra Costa County Immunization Program call:

Children's Oral Health Program

Healthy Teeth

Baby teeth are important. Toddlers need these teeth to learn how to eat. Baby teeth help shape your baby's face and jaw, and help to keep adult teeth straight.

Healthy Teeth Tips:

  • Breastfeed baby for one year.
  • If bottle-fed, wean baby from bottle at first birthday.
  • Wipe baby's gums with soft cloth before they have teeth, brush and floss teeth every day
  • Eat a healthy diet, limit sugary or stick foods and drinks.
  • Avoid sharing thing with your child that have been in your mouth. This includes pacifiers, spoons, food, cups, and toothbrushes.

For information about dental clinics, sealants, and flouride treatments, see Children's Oral Health Program or call:

Testing for Lead Poisoning

How can you tell if a child has lead poisoning?
Children with lead poisoning may not look or act sick. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test.

Elevated lead levels can cause learning and behavior problems and slow your child's growth.

Ask the doctor to order a blood test for lead at your child's one and two year check up, or if it has not been done yet.

For more information, see Lead Poisoning Program or call:
1-866-FIX-LEAD (349-5323)


The CDHP program is a preventive health program, helping families access health care for their children. CDHP works with families to:

  • Set up regular preventive exams for infants, children, and adolescents
  • Coordinate necessary health sevices for identified problems

Your family may be eligible for Free Health Exams. For more information, call:
925-313-6150 or 800-696-9644


The Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) is a Medi-Cal program that provides a model of comprehensive services for eligible low-income pregnant and parenting women.

For more information call:


Head Start Program

Part-day or full-day care is offered in a quality Early Childhood Education setting. Center hours are 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Our comprehensive services include health, nutrition, mental health, and social services. We welcome children with disabilities. Head Start respects the culture, language, and family of each child.

For more information call:
Administrative Number 925-313-1551
Enrollment Line West County 510-374-7144
Enrollment Line East County 925-427-8852
Pittsburg First Baptist Head Start 925-473-2000

Child Care Council

Nutrition resources for children
Free child care referrals and parent/ caregiver resources, including subsidy program and special needs assistance.

For more information call:
Contra Costa Child Care Council
Admin 925-676-5442
Child Health and Nutrition Program 925-676-5442
Richmond 510-758-KIDY
Concord 925-676-KIDS
Antioch 925-778-KIDS
Brentwood 925-513-7901

First 5

Visit a First 5 center!
First 5 Centers provide free high-quality programs for parents to enjoy with their children ages 0 to 5 to help them grow up happy, healthy, and learning.

  • Fun Classes: Art, music, dance, and science classes taught by trained instructors are just some of the fun classes you and your child can take together.
  • Early Learning: Get ideas for how to make learning fun and help your child get ready for school.
  • Parent Education and Support: Learn about different parenting styles, child development, discipline, and healthy eating. Meet other parents in your neighborhood, too!

For monthly program calendars visit:
Contra Costa First 5
For more information call:
Antioch 925-757-5303
Bay Point 925-709-0874
Delta 925-516-3880
West County 510-232-5650

Find a First 5 center near you here.

Care Parent Network

Support groups and resources for moms of babies and children with special needs and disabilities.
Call: 800-281-3023


CalFresh (Food Stamps)

Call: CalFresh

Food Bank

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano works to end hunger and increase access to affordable, nutritious food for low-income individuals and families through a comprehensive group of programs that combat hunger and its causes.
Call: Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano


East Bay Works

One-stop career assistance and economic development. Assistance with job search.
For more information call: East Bay Works
Central County 925-671-4500
East County 925-706-4830
West County 510-307-8014


A new initiative to offer one-stop assistance for low income families and individuals to help them become financially stable, including high-wage job training, and debt and credit counseling.
For more information call: SparkPoint
West County 510-779-3200
East County 925-252-2300


Mental Health Access Line

Referrals and authorizations to therapists who accept Medi-Cal, based on individual needs. Insurance review included, English speaking, Spanish (sometimes). Free service.

Contra Costa Crisis Line

24 hour telephone counseling for individuals who are depressed or in crisis or are concerened anout anyone who is depressed or in crisis. English/ Spanish spreaking. Free.
Call: 800-833-2900

Postpartum Depression Phone Support

Helpline availible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone experiencing depression during and after pregnancy, as well as for anyone concerned about being a new mother. English, Spanish, and other languages. Free.
Call: 1-800-773-6667 (1-800-PPD-MOMS)

Postpartum Support International

Free telephone support. Will call back within 24 hours. (Press 1 for Spanish)
Call: Postpartum Support International
800-944-4PPD or 800-944-4773

Bay Area Crisis Nursery

24 hours: 925-685-8052 emergency residence for children from birth to 5 to stay when parents are in crisis; 925-685-3695 for children from 6-11 years. Free


Counseling/assistance for Domestic Violence issues. Shelter and resources. Legal status not required. Free.
Call: STAND!
888-215-5555, 24 hours a day.

Alcohol and Other Drug Services

For Alcohol and Other Drugs recovery information, services and resources. Free.
Call: 800-846-1652

Substance Abuse Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral
Suzanne Cade, Central & East and West 510-231-1340. Free

Contra Costa Crisis Center

211 is the national, toll-free, three-digit phone number to call for information about all kinds of local health and social services. Calls are answered 24 hours per day, 365 days per year by trained information and referral specialists at the Contra Costa Crisis Center.

For a complete list of resources, visit the 211 Database.