EHSD Essential Services, Closures and Contacts

EHSD is restricting access to public lobbies to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, we are ready to help you and your family with essential services.

EHSD Services in the COVID-19 Emergency:
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Restricted access affects these public lobbies until further notice:
400 and 500 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill
4545 and 4549 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch
3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point
151 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood
1305 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
1535 Fred Jackson Way, Richmond
1275A Hall Avenue, Richmond
151 Linus Pauling, Hercules

Homeless Mail Pickup Locations

EHSD childcare centers are currently closed.

All Resource Family Approval (Foster Parenting) Orientations are cancelled until further notice.

Benefit Programs

  • CalFresh - Food assistance, CalFresh Emergency Allotments
  • CalWORKs – Supportive services for families with children under 19
  • Medi-Cal – Health benefits

To apply or renew benefits, visit
You may also upload documents, report changes, and check eligibility, case status or benefits balance.

By phone: call (925) 957-5647 or (925) 957-5648 (español)

Visit our Help page for more information about CalFresh, CalWORKs, Medi-Cal and other benefits.

General Assistance

  • East County, 4545 Delta Fair Boulevard, Antioch, CA 94509, (925) 608-5990
  • Central County, 400 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (925) 655-1221
  • West County, 1305 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801 (510) 942-3670

Child and Adult Protection

Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers

Essential workers may go to and click on the Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers banner to complete a request or learn more about available providers.

Seniors and Disabled

Child Protective Services

  • Contra Costa Youth Continuum of Services
  • Free services to youth ages of 14-21 who have run away, been thrown out, or are feeling unsafe.
  • Call (800) 610-9400 or email [email protected]

    We are continuing to work with Juvenile Court for urgent activities, monitoring foster children in placement and, under court jurisdiction, providing resources to help families to reunify, assessing relatives for emergency foster placements, and providing services that maintain the safety and well-being of foster children.

    COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

    Effective March 15, 2021, Contra Costa County tenants and landlords impacted by COVID-19 can apply for assistance from the COVID-19 Rent Relief program. For more information:

    Emergency Relief Fund

    One-time financial assistance to residents facing a crisis or shortfall due to job or wage loss because of COVID-19.
    Call Season of Sharing Hotline (925) 521-5065 for pre-screening of eligibility and application assistance.

    More Information: ENG | ESP

    Social Services Rapid Response Team

    Social service support and coordination for individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. For more information [email protected].

    Small Business Call Center

    Workforce Development Board COVID-19 Call Center to help local businesses and workers impacted by the pandemic.
    For information and resources:

    Human Resources Hotline for Employers

    Workforce Development Board hotline for guidance on California labor laws, hiring/firing processes, paid sick leave & FMLA, overtime, employee handbooks, remote workers, harassment prevention, etc. Call (888) 599-7645, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

    Energy bill assistance for people whose income is below 100% of Federal Poverty guidelines. Call (925) 681-6380 or visit the LIHEAP page.

    Partner Agency Resources

    Contra Costa Crisis Center – Dial 211 or visit

    Food Assistance

    The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano - Call 855-309-3663.

    Contra Costa County COVID-19 Food Distribution Mapping Tool
    Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano FAQs
    School Meal Sites for a list of available school meal sites.
    Food Bank COVID-19 Response