The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of our families, our communities and our way of life. The Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County wants to share with you some resources to help

  1. Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19
  2. COVID Resources Contra Costa County
  3. CAMHPRO COVID-19 Resource List with Links
  4. T.A.L.K Line
  5. TALK Line flyer for Parents (Spanish)
  6. COVID Resources Contra Costa County
  7. COVID-19 SOS Emergency Relief 
  8. Stress and Coping
  9. Martinez Unified School District
  10. California Department of Social Services
  11. Contra Costa County resources
  12. Emergency Relief Fund
  13. Fondo de Ayuda de Emergencia
  14. Recursos de Covid-19 para inmigrantes indocumentados en Contra Costa County
  15. Educating all learners during the Covid-19 Disaster 

Food Resource 

Easily find food banks, school meals, and senior center food distribution sites.As the economic toll of COVID-19 hits our communities hard, hunger is a growing concern. Fortunately, free and low-cost food providers are ramping up their service, in a way that maintains social distancing. To help you find food, Contra Costa County has a new GIS (global information System)   mapping tool. It can be used on any mobile device, just like searching for the nearest gas station or cafe on your phone.

Contra Costa County COVID-19 Food Distribution Map https://cccgis.link/Food

The tool, developed by the County’s IT Department, incorporates data from the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, school districts, senior centers, and other food organizations. It was developed in partnership with 211 Contra Costa, the crisis center. Supervisor Gioia’s office also contributed to the map’s development.  Please distribute this map url widely! It is a community tool and will be continually updated. 
Mental Health Resources Later today, Chris Celio from the Portia Bell Hume Center will be providing a Zoom workshop to speak about distress, anxiety, and fear that my be felt during this time and ways to cope. Please see the attached flyer or click here for more information. 
PsychHub also has a page dedicated for mental health resources during this time. NAMI is also offering the NAMI Peer Support group every Monday at 5:30pm and the NAMI Connection every Wednesday at 7pm via Zoom. People can access the meetings virtually through their electronic device, or call in on the dial in option. See the information below as well as the attached flyer for meeting information.
NAMI ConnectionJoin Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/480221654?pwd=TUFWd0VXeW1DMUQrSlBlc0ZqcGpUUT09
Meeting ID: 480 221 654
Password: 247326

Dial in Option: 16699009128, Code: 480221654# NAMI Peer Support Group: Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/590216652

Meeting ID: 590 216 652

Food Resource Easily find food banks, school meals, and senior center food distribution sites.As the economic toll of COVID-19 hits our communities hard, hunger is a growing concern. Fortunately, free and low-cost food providers are ramping up their service, in a way that maintains social distancing. To help you find food, Contra Costa County has a new GIS (global information System)   mapping tool. It can be used on any mobile device, just like searching for the nearest gas station or cafe on your phone.

Contra Costa County COVID-19 Food Distribution Map:https://cccgis.link/Food
The tool, developed by the County’s IT Department, incorporates data from the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, school districts, senior centers, and other food organizations. It was developed in partnership with 211 Contra Costa, the crisis center. Supervisor Gioia’s office also contributed to the map’s development.  Please distribute this map url widely! It is a community tool and will be continually updated. 
Mental Health Resources Later today, Chris Celio from the Portia Bell Hume Center will be providing a Zoom workshop to speak about distress, anxiety, and fear that my be felt during this time and ways to cope. Please see the attached flyer or click here for more information. 
PsychHub also has a page dedicated for mental health resources during this time. NAMI is also offering the NAMI Peer Support group every Monday at 5:30pm and the NAMI Connection every Wednesday at 7pm via Zoom. People can access the meetings virtually through their electronic device, or call in on the dial in option. See the information below as well as the attached flyer for meeting information.
NAMI ConnectionJoin Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/480221654?pwd=TUFWd0VXeW1DMUQrSlBlc0ZqcGpUUT09
Meeting ID: 480 221 654
Password: 247326

Dial in Option: 16699009128, Code: 480221654# NAMI Peer Support Group: Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/590216652

Meeting ID: 590 216 652

Dial in Option: 16699009128, Code: 590216652# 

COVID-19 Resources and Wellness
Contra Costa County Behavioral Health Services (BHS) has created a Coronavirus/COVID-19 web page with helpful resources for the community.The document can be found on the BHS Home Pageat https://cchealth.org/bhs/ or by clicking under the Latest Information section on the right hand side in the yellow box.

Pandemic EBT Food Benefit
Due to COVID-19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.
Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries.
Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving around May 12, 2020.
Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail by about May 22, 2020 must apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application will be available beginning May 22, 2020 at ca.p-ebt.org.
For more information please click on the flyer links below:

1. English 2. Spanish 3. Chinese

What is this program?

  • The State of California will provide one-time disaster relief assistance to adult undocumented immigrants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This is only for adults who are ineligible for other forms of federal unemployment or pandemic related assistance, such as the CARES act or unemployment benefits.
  • You must apply with the nonprofit organization assigned to the county where you live.
  • Catholic Charities East Bay is the assigned organization for residents of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
  • The first step is to call the toll-free number on or after Monday, May 18 after 9am.
  • You must provide information and documents to verify your identity, your address, and to show you have been impacted by COVID-19. More information is available after you call the toll-free number.

Applications accepted by phone only at 1-866-490-3899 starting on May 18, 2020

For more information, visit the link here. The information is also found here in Spanish.

Disaster Relief

Monument Crisis Center’s next emergency food distribution dates and times are as follows:

For more information, visit https://www.monumentcrisiscenter.org/ or call (925) 825-7751

59 Mental Health Resources for Health Care Providers

Working in health care has its stressors, with irregular hours, understaffing, lack of resources and worrisome patient situations, to name a few. Addressing mental and physical health needs is always important for health care providers. But in times of crisis, when health systems and workers are stressed to the max, prioritizing one’s own well-being is all the more important.Taking care of mind, body and spirit is crucial for health care providers to stay healthy and continue to provide care. The online resources below can help individuals stay mentally healthy, no matter the circumstances. Read more

Events, training, and resources happening in June

  • In celebration of Pride Month, the Rainbow Community Center Of Contra Costa County, in partnership with the incredible performer Bella Aldama, will be going live on Facebook to share storybooks about love and inclusion! The event will celebrate imagination, glamour, positivity, and all the differences that make us beautiful, unique, and free to be who we want to be!
  • The Hume Center in partnership with Together Well continues to offer various webinars for mental health professionals to provide connections and enrich clinical practice during these unprecedented time. Tonight’s focus is Resilience in the Face of Xenophobia and Racism.
  • Opportunity Junction, an agency which works to assist Contra Costa residents get and keep good jobs by providing training, support, experience, and employer introductions has started to transition and prepare their programming to be offered via an online platform.

Head Start & Early Head Start program: English & Spanish

Census 2020

COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE – COVID 19
Family Violence Prevention and Child Abuse Services and Prevention As of 6/26/20

Contra Costa Bar Association