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Referral Services



ALAMEDA COUNTY PSYCHOLOGICAL REFERRAL SERVICE
ALAMEDA/CCC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
6230 Claremont Ave., Oakland, CA 94618
 (Free) Referrals to psychiatrists/medical providers
CONCORD ADULT MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
1420 Willow Pass Rd., Concord, CA 94520
Provides services to mentallyill adults. Fees are Sliding Scale
CONTRA COSTA MENTAL Access Line
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION I & R SERVICE
CONTRA COSTA EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Medical Information
F.I.R.S.T. (Family Information & Referral Service)
1801 Adeline Suite 203, Oakland, CA 94607
(Free) Information & referrals for families.

Hospitals



ALTA BATES MEDICAL CENTER, HERRICK CAMPUS
2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94705
Acute psychiatric disorders, no alcohol or drug therapy. 
Inpatient: locked ward, open ward, adolescent ward.
CC COUNTY HOSPITAL/REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
2500 Alhambra, Martinez, CA 94553
Provides inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment.
GLADMAN MHRC
2633 East 27th St., Oakland, CA 94601
Psychological Services (Alameda County Clients)
JOHN MUIR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
2740 Grant St., Concord, CA 94520
Inpatient psychiatric treatment
Drug & alcohol treatment
Children and Adults
VA Northern CA Health Care System
150 Muir Rd., Martinez, CA 94553
Full range of services for military veterans
Casa Serena Intensive Outpatient Program for Eating Disorders
1868 Clayton Rd, Suite 123, Concord, CA 94520 phone: 925-
682-8252. www.casaserenaedp.com

Crisis Services



A SAFE PLACE
P.O Box 23006, Oakland, CA 94623
Battered women and their children shelter, support groups,
counseling (free)
STAND (Formally known as BATTERED WOMEN�S ALTERNATIVE)
1410 Danzig Plaza, Suite 200, Concord, CA 94520
Transitional housing, legal assistance, emergency shelter, 
counseling, support groups, domestic violence treatment, youth 
groups, speakers for events.
CONCORD ADULT MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
1420 Willow Pass Rd., Concord, CA 94520
Provides services to mentallyill adults.
Fees are sliding scale.
CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
2530 Arnold Drive, Suite 200, Martinez, CA 94553
Child abuse investigations, 24 hrs. availability (Free)
CONTRA COSTA CRISIS CENTER
Telephone counseling and referrals (Free)
PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY SERVICES (COUNTY HOSPITAL)
2500 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, CA 94553
Dropin and 5150 holds for the county.
GRIEF COUNSELING HOTLINE
Telephone Counseling and referrals (Free)
HOMELESS HOTLINE
First point of contact for access to Contra Costa County 
continuum of care for homeless families (Free)
SCHOOL VIOLENCE TIP LINE
Anonymous reporting of weapons, threats, bullying, homophobic 
behavior, other acts of violence at school
FAMILY PASS
Families at risk of abusing children or actively abusing children.  out of home placement
 Parent education classes and counseling;sliding scale; early childhood mental health;
out of home placement
RAPE CRISIS
Telephone Counseling and referrals (Free)
CONTRA COSTA CRISIS CENTER – Formerly SUICIDE PREVENTION
P.O. Box 3364 Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Child Care



BAY AREA CRISIS NURSERY (24 HRS)
1506 Mendocino Dr., Concord, CA 94521
Birth to 11 years residential care, while parents in crisis; children stay minimum of 24 hrs.
CONTRA COSTA CHILD CARE COUNCIL
3104 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch, CA 94509
Council offers a wide variety of child care programs and services to support and empower parents 
and child care providers. The Child Care Council also educates decision makers and the 
general public about child care trends and issues.

Child Abuse/Protection



CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COUNCIL
1485 Treat Blvd, Suite 202, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Referrals to prevent child abuse, information sharing, Education, 
advocacy (Free)
CHILDREN�S PROTECTIVE SERVICES
2530 Arnold Drive, Suite 200, Martinez, CA 94553

Investigations into child abuse (Free)
FAMILY STRESS CENTER
2086 Commerce Ave., Concord, CA 94520
110 G Street, Antioch, CA 94509
Parenting, child care, respite nursery, teen parents program, head 
start program, support groups for children who have been 
sexually abused, individual therapy (sliding scale, low to no fee 
based on income).
Contra Costa County Community Services Department HEAD START Program
2425 Bisso Lane, Suite 120, Concord, CA 94520
A federally funded comprehensive child and family development 
program designed to meet the needs of low income families with 
preschool children. The primary target population is children 
between the ages of 3 - 5 from families living below the federal 
pove

AIDS



AIDS/HIV SUPPORT
Mary Richards provides supportive materials to help those 
diagnosed with HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS SUPPORT GROUP
Meets biweekly in Concord. Partners, caregivers, friends, family 
welcome.
SENIOR OUTREACH SERVICE
Frozen meals for anyone; AIDS patients included. $2 for 5 meals 
or more. Home delivery. Meals on Wheels, Friendly Visitors, Jobs, 
Care Management. Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs, 
Registry for those who will work in the home with seniors.
CALIFORNIA HIV/AIDS HOTLINE
English, Filipino, Spanish

Parenting



PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Serving men and women. Broad scope services.
SAFE EXCHANGE
Arranges safe custody exchanges in domestic violence situations, 
and provides supervised visitation.

Gay & Lesbian Resources

THE TREVOR HELPLINE
Established in 1998 to coincide with the HBO airing of the award 
winning short film "Trevor", hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, The 
Trevor Helpline is the only national 24hour, tollfree suicide 
prevention hot line aimed at gay and questioning youth.
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL YOUTH HOTLINE

PEER LISTENING LINE
25 and under
PFLAG (Parent and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
P. O. Box 640223, San Francisco, CA 94164
pflagsf@aol.com
EAST BAY PFLAG
RAINBOW COMMUNITY CENTER
2637 Pleasant Hill Rd. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
SPECTRUM CENTER FOR GAY, LESBIAN, AND BISEXUAL CONCERNS

Adolescents



CONTRA COSTA COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH, AB 3632 PROGRAM SPECIAL EDUCATION PUPILS
1026 Oak Grove Rd, Suite 11, Concord, CA 94518
Provides outpatient mental health services for school aged children. AB 3632 Program services are accessed by referral and may include: assessment; individual, group and/or collateral therapy; consultation with school staff; day treatment, residential treatment
R.E.A.C.H. Rehabilitation, Education & Awareness for Community Humanitarianism
1915 D Street, Antioch, CA 94509
Primary: Adolescents/Parents support groups. Staffed by MFCC interns. Program with Antioch police for adolescents to avoid probation. Do not take sexual abuse cases. (No Fee)

Parent Support Groups



C.A.R.E. (Center for Access to Resources & Education)
1350 Arnold Drive, Suite 203, Martinez, CA

Resource center for families of children with special needs (Free).

Alcohol & Drugs



ALCOHOL & DRUG COUNCIL OF CONTRA COSTA
Education, information, referrals, & counseling
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES LINE
Drug and alcohol addiction, triage, and referral
EAST COUNTY COMMUNITY DETOX CENTER
500 School Street, Pittsburgh, CA 94565
ETOH and Drug detox program funded by County & state. Serves all income levels. Detox service is non medical, no methadone. Have 3 female beds, 7 male beds.
FREDERICK OZANAM CENTER
2931 Prospect St., Concord, CA 94518
Recovery program for women 18+. Clients stay up to 6 months. Selfpaid or through county assistance.
MERRIT PERALTA INSTITUTE
3012 Summit St., 5th Floor, C wing, Oakland, CA 94609
Inpatient treatment, adults.
PEUBLO DEL SOL
2090 Commerce Ave., Concord, CA 94520
Age 18+, 35 day inpatient, nonmedical detox center (social detox model), and referral service for men. Fee: $7.00 / day or sliding scale.
SUNRISE HOUSE
135 Mason Circle, #M, Concord, CA 94520
90-day, livein social detox model drug/etoh therapy facility. 18+ yearold men & women; accepts third party reimbursement; also has indigent services.
THE OTHER BAR
P.O. Box 318006, San Francisco, CA 94131-8006
Provides help to people who have legal problems with drugs or alcohol (Free)
WOLLUM HOUSE
Women�s detox program; 90-day livein program and 30-60 days reentry (sliding scale fee)

Adoption



PACER (Post Adoption Center for Education & Research)
Volunteer staffed; program offering workshops and training on 
subjects related to adoptions. Some support groups.

Seniors


DIABLO VALLEY FOUNDATION FOR AGING DVFA
1936 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 94596
10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Provides a variety of services for seniors, age 60+, including conservatorship services, case management, money management, trustee and power of attorney services.
SENIOR SERVICES DIVISION
Frozen meals for anyone; AIDS patients included. $2 for 5 meals or more. Home delivery. Meals on Wheels, Friendly Visitors, Jobs, Care Management. Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs, Registry for those who will work in the home with seniors.

Low Fee & Special Service Counseling Agencies


ANTIOCH MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC (FOR CHILDREN)
2400 Sycamore Drive Suite 33, Antioch, CA 94509
Children only. Psychologists, MFCCs, MD. Take Medi-Cal , Contra Costa Health Plan, Sliding scale fees.
BAY AREA PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING INSTITUTE
3468 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Ste B201, Lafayette, CA
Individual, couple & family therapy. Eating disorders. gay & Lesbian Issues, AIDS, and addictions. $60 - $120.
CATHOLIC COUNSELING SERVICE
Individual, couple, family & children. Occasional groups. Premarital counseling. $10 - $75. Spanish /English. Mostly MFCCs.
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN COUNSELING CENTER
375 Diablo Rd., Ste. 109, Danville, CA 94526
Individual, couple, family & adolescents. Eating disorders & addictions, women�s issues, divorce, recovery. Groups on divorce, relationships, anger management etc. Interns: $65, Licensed Therapist: $85 with sliding scale
CHILDREN�S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Have to be Contra Costa County resident. Medi-Cal or Contra Costa Health Plan accepted. 5 - 18 years old.
CONCORD ADULT MENTAL HEALTH
DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE COUNSELING CENTER
321 Golf Club Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
For DVC students only: academic, personal and vocational counseling, usually short term (Free)
DIABLO VALLEY COUNSELING CENTER
3000 Citrus Circle, Ste. 110, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Individual, couple & family. Play therapy, EMDR. $40 - $75.
DISCOVERY CENTER
115A Town and Country Drive Danville, CA 94526
Individual, couple, family. Short term & long term counseling. Groups for stress management, codependency, midlife transition, mood disorder. $86 - $120 dollars per session. $25 - $30 for groups. Low fees are $36 - $60 per session depending on the family
FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES OF THE BAY AREA
401 Grand Ave., Suite 500, Oakland, CA 94610
Provides respite care, kinship support, and intensive homebased services to families.
FAMILY STRESS CENTER
2086 Commerce Avenue, Concord, CA 94520
315 G Street, Antioch, CA 94509
Individual, couples, child, family, adult therapy. Low to no fee sliding scale. Respite care services, STEP parenting groups, various groups.
HAIGHT-ASHBURY PSYCH. SERVICES
2166 Hayes St., San Francisco, CA
IMPULSE TREATMENT CENTER
1226 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Sex addiction treatment, anger management (women & men). Groups for both. Also groups for spouses of sex addicts. $40 - $85
JOHN F. KENNEDY UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER
380 Civic Dr. Ste 200, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Individual, couple, families & children. $8 - $40. Therapists are MFCC trainees.
LIFESTYLES COUNSELING ASSOCIATES
3478 Buskirk Ave., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Group, couple, individual, ACOA, addictions, women�s and codependency groups.
MAITRI PSYCHOTHERAPY INSTITUTE
2930 Camino Diablo, #305, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Low to moderate fee for individuals, couples, families. Various groups available. Mediation offered to the community. (Contact Sue Wong)
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY ACCESS LINE
PORCHEBELL HUME CENTER - NEURO-BEHAVIORAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
2151 Salvio St., Ste. T, Concord, CA 94520
Adolescents, and adults. Multicultural mediation groups. Languages spoken include English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Persian, and Arabic. Therapy in other languages can be arranged.
NEW DIRECTIONS COUNSELING
996 Oak Grove Rd., Concord, CA 94518
Individual, family, couples & children. No drug or alcohol use. Clients must be clean and sober 60 days. Low cost counseling.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FAMILY CENTER
1621 North Broadway, Walnut Creek
2244 Pacheco Blvd., Martinez, CA 94553
Individual, couple, family and children. Primary emphasis on runaways. Special assessment and diversion program for youth 10 to 18 called �Right Direction Project�. $5 - $80 and CCHP. Shortterm crisis placement for runaway children no older than 18.
PSYCHOTHERAPY INSTITUTE
2232 Carlton St., Berkeley, CA 94704
Individual and couple, longterm therapy. $20 - $65. Consultation to professionals: $35
REDWOOD CENTER PSYCHOLOGY ASSOCIATES
2428 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA
Affiliated office in Walnut Creek.
Serving: Individuals, couples, family, & children. Languages: Spanish, Japanese, Contemporary Hebrew. Specialties: Mediation, custody, divorce, dissociative disorders, hypnotherapy, systems orientation. Interns availa
TURNING POINT COUNSELING CENTER
1399 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Ste 12, Walnut Creek, CA
Individual, couple, and family therapy for child molestation issues. Groups for victims (adults & children) and perpetrators. Long & shortterm therapy. Teen groups for sexually abused girls. $20 - $60.
ALAMEDA COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES: ACCESS PROGRAM
Information, consultation and referral for mental health and substance abuse. Serving Alameda county only.
WOMEN�S THERAPY CENTER & COUPLES CLINIC
501 Kearney St, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Individual therapy for women of all ages. Counseling for couples of all kinds. Response within 24 hrs. Wheelchair access.
WEST COAST CHILDREN�S CLINIC
510-527-7249
545 Ashbury Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530
510-269-9030
3301 12th St. #259, Oakland, CA 94601
Children, families, groups. Medi-Cal, low fee, full fee.
WRIGHT INSTITUTE
510-548-9716
2728 Durant St., Berkeley, CA 94701
Individual therapy for one year by doctoral interns. Some Spanish spoken. $15 - $67

Self-Help & Support Groups


AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
1885 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Provide information on treatment & other needs for cancer patients or their families.
ANXIETY DISORDERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Referrals for therapists across the nation specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders.
AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Groups for parents of autistic children
CENTER FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
391 Taylor Blvd # 120, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Adolescents and parents. Support groups for teens dealing with substance abuse issues and for parents dealing with acting-out teens.
CONTRA COSTA CRISIS CENTER
24 hr line. Individual and group grief counseling.
JOHN MUIR MEDICAL CENTER
2540 East St., Concord, CA 94520



Support groups Heart to Heart,
cardiac patients and families,
strokes survivors and families.
CENTER FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
391 Taylor Boulevard, Suite120, Pleasant Hill,
CA 94523
301 W. 10th Street, Antioch, CA94509
Mobilizes peer pressure to promote positive
change through prevention and early intervention
educational supportgroups for adolescents. Teen
family support,drug/etoh.
UNITED WAY HELP LINKS
Community service referral, serving S.F., Napa and Solano
counties
EDEN
Community service referral serving Alameda County
CROSSROADS PROGRAM SERVICES of RECOVERY MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.
2449 Pacheco Street, Concord, CA 94520
Help if someone has difficulty with substance abuse. Monday
through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Arrange for assessment and
admissions counseling, or leave a message after hours or on weekends.
WOMEN FOR SOBRIETY
Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way, Orinda, CA 94563
Self-help group for women with chemical dependency problems.
Meets at Orinda Community Church. Saturday morning, 9:30 11:00.
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Websites


CONTRA COSTA PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
APA WEBSITE
CPA WEBSITE
NATIONAL DEPRESSIVE-MANIC DEPRESSIVE ASSOCIATION
ASSOCIATION FOR BEHAVIORAL AND COGNITIVE THERAPIES
BREAST CANCER
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH
LEARNING DISABILITIES OF AMERICA
LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
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