Are you homeless and need to pick up mail?

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will no longer allow Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department (EHSD) to request General Delivery mail service on behalf of customers.

In order to receive ongoing mail from EHSD, please provide a mailing address where you can pick up your mail. The mailing address that you choose can be:

  • The mailing address of a trusted friend, relative or other secure address where mail can be received, as long as you have permission to receive mail at that location.
  • A General Delivery mail service address, however you must set up this service individually with the Post Office.
  • A PO Box.
If you have any questions or to update your alternate mailing address with EHSD:

How to Apply for a PO Box

You can submit a written application for PO Box service to a local post office by completing the How to Apply for a PO Box form (PS Form 1093). The PS Form 1093 must be submitted to the Post Office, EHSD is unable to establish PO Box service. The Postmaster may approve the application under certain conditions. If approved for a PO Box, please provide the PO Box address above so we can update your case record.

How to Apply for General Delivery

Persons interested in General Delivery should speak with the postmaster at a local post office. Limitations on the amount of time you are able to use General Delivery, if any, are determined by the postmaster. If approved for General Delivery, please provide the General Delivery address so we can update your case record.
The Employment and Human Services Department (EHSD) utilizes the following United States Postal Service (USPS) General Delivery addresses for homeless individuals that do not have a mailing address where mail can be received:

For our offices located at: All Homeless Mail will be sent to:
151 Sand Creek Rd.,
Brentwood, CA 94513
18 Oak St.
Brentwood, CA 94513
4545 Delta Fair Blvd.,
Antioch, CA 94509
420 W. 4th St.
Antioch, CA 94509
400 Ellinwood Way,
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
2121 Meridian Park Blvd.
Concord, CA 94520
151 Linus Pauling Dr.,
Hercules, CA 94547
499 Parker Rd.
Rodeo, CA 94572
1305 Macdonald Ave.,
Richmond, CA 94801
1025 Nevin Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801

All mail addressed to the 94511 zip code which covers Bethel Island must have a P.O. Box or be addressed to General Delivery, CA 94511. There is no street service for mail delivery in this zip code.

Mail must be picked up at least weekly. Unclaimed mail will be destroyed.

Call (877) 505-4630 for more information.
Llame al (877)505-4630 para informacion.