Ways to Stay Cool
During this season of hot temperatures, please take precautions for you, your family and pets.
We have a printable list of cooling tips and places to go to escape the extreme heat.
Libraries, senior centers, and homeless drop-in centers are all cooling centers.
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EHSD Breaking news and media coverage
In the Media
The Richmond Standard: CalFresh recipients receive benefits early due to federal shutdownJanuary 18, 2019
Telemundo: Adelantan beneficios de CalFresh en Condado de Santa ClaraJanuary 18, 2019
East Bay Times: Fewer Bay Area immigrant families are signing up for public benefitsNovember 27, 2018
East Bay Times: Agencies Join to Fight Elder AbuseJune 22, 2017
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How Do I?
We understand that finding and accessing services for yourself or a loved one in need is not always easy. To help with this process, we’ve compiled a list of commonly asked questions and answers.
Contact information for some of our partners.
Their websites can be found
The Independent Living Skills Program provides services to youth still in care between the ages of 16 through 19.
HICAP is the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program for those who are eligible for Medicare and who live in California.
The Community Services Bureau operates several programs designed to help low-income people cope with the financial burden of high energy bills.
Vestia, Inc. is the umbrella that covers many programs and services for the people of Contra Costa County, who are having “rainy” days in their lives.
Get more information on Contra Costa County’s Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence initiative.
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