Contra Costa County Information & Resources for Children & Families

Family Urgent Response System

For Access to Behavioral Health Services or the Crisis Line

CalHOPE Warm Line

24-hour Suicide & Crisis Hotline

Virtual Support Services

RFA Recruiter/Heritage Coordinator: Beth Bottorff 925-602-6967
Independent Living Skills Program: 925-957-2404
Resource Family Approval: (925) 602-6910
Adoptions: (925) 602-6910

Shelter Care: (925) 602-6900
Children and Family Services Reception: East County: 925-522-7400; Central County: 925-602-9290; West County: 510-231-8100
Children & Family Services Foster Care Eligibility: East County: 925-522-7410; Central County: 925-602-6880; West County: 510-231-8254
Foster Family Network/Mentoring Program: Nancy DeWeese: 925-376-3478,
Foster Care Ombudsman: Tracy Ward (925) 334-0698,
Kinship Support & Education Services
Lilliput Family Services (East) 925-384-1650
Uplift Family Services (Central) 925-602-1750
Youth Services Bureau (West) 510-215-4671
Sweet Beginnings Family Resource Center
Public Health Nurse CFS Reporting & Afterhours Hotline: 877-881-1116
Contra Costa County Crisis Center: 800-833-2900
CA Youth Crisis Line: 800-843-5200
Mental Health Access Line: 1-888-678-7277
Public Health Nurses Designated for Psychotropic Meds: Jessica Harper (West) 925-708- 1971, Susi Polos (West/Central) 510-427-2330
Public Health Nurses Non – Psychotropic Meds Pediatric Intake Line:– 925-313-6924; Tiffany Chin, PHN Liaison – 925-464-8003
Mental Health Mobile Response Team (MRT): 877-441-1089
Mental Health Liaison (East): 925-521-5724 Herb Chew
Mental Health Liaison (Central): 925-521-5727 Lisa Colvin
Mental Health Liaison (West): 925-521-5725 Anthony Coate
Educational Liaison: 925-942-3463 Yvonne Beals
Education Contacts
Post Adoptions: Dr. Carolyn Scott 925-602-6891
Community Health Workers: Vicky Perry, (East) (925) 522-7482; Vronika Corbin: 510-231-8167


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