RESOURCES CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

211 Contra Costa County

Website: http://cccc.bowmansystems.com
Telephone: 211
211 is the national, toll-free, three-digit phone number to call for information about all kinds of local health and social services. Calls are answered 24 hours per day, 365 days per year by trained information and referral specialists at the Contra Costa Crisis Center.

Aunt Betha

Website: www.auntbertha.com
Our users and clients in all 50 states – in the biggest cities and in the smallest towns – use Aunt Bertha to find and refer to free and reduced cost services for themselves or their clients.

Guide to Residential Tenants‘ and Landlords’ Rights

Website: Link to Guide
This Guide was written by the department of Consumer Affairs’ legal Affairs division and was produced by the department’s office of publications, design & editing. the 1998 printing of this booklet was funded by a grant from the California Consumer protection Foundation.

Community Colleges
Contra Costa Community College District
500 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553
Telephone: 925-229-1000
Fax: 925-370-2019
Website: www.4cd.edu

Contra Costa Community College
2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo, CA 94806
Telephone: (510) 235-7800
Website: www.contracosta.edu

Las Positas Community College
3000 Campus Hill Drive Livermore, CA 94551
Telephone: (925) 424-1000
Website: www.laspositascollege.edu

Diablo Valley Community College
321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Telephone: (925) 685-1230
Website: www.dvc.edu

Los Medanos Community College
2700 E Leland Rd, Pittsburg, CA 94565
Telephone: (925) 685-1230
Website: www.losmedanos.edu

*For Additional Community Colleges outside of Contra Costa County visit: californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu
*For a directory of Trade Schools in the Bay Area  visit: www.tradeschoolsincalifornia.org

Adult Schools
Acalanes Adult Education
1963 Tice Valley Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Telephone: (925) 280-3980
Website: www.acalanes.k12.ca.us

Antioch Adult Education
820 West 2nd Street
Antioch, CA 94509
Telephone: (925) 779-7490
Website: www.antioch.k12.ca.us

Liberty Adult Education 
929 Second Street Brentwood, CA 94513
Telephone: (925) 634-2565
Website: www.libertyadulted.org

Loma Vista Adult Education
1266 San Carlos Ave, Concord, CA 94518
Telephone: (925) 685-7340
Website: mdae-mdusd-ca.schoolloop.com

Martinez Adult Education
600 F St, Martinez, CA 94553
Telephone: (925) 228-3276
Website: www.businesstrainingcenter.org

Pittsburg Adult Education
1151 Stoneman Avenue Pittsburg, CA 94565
Telephone: (925) 473-4460
Website: ww.pittsburg.k12.ca.us/paec

Pleasant Hill Adult Ed
1 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Telephone: (925) 937-1530
Website: mdae-mdusd-ca.schoolloop.com

West Contra Costa Adult Education (Alvarado)
5625 Sutter Street
Richmond, CA 94805
Telephone: (510) 559-2660
Website: www.wccae.info

West Contra Costa Adult Education (Sierra)
6028 Ralston Avenue Richmond, CA 94805
Telephone: (510) 231-1453
Website: www.wccae.info

Help with School
SUPPORT IN COLLEGE
First Five
Website: www.first5coco.org
Support for Childcare providers to set and meet educational goals

Opportunity Junction
Website: www.opportunityjunction.org
Road Map to College in partnership with Los Medanos College for
students between 18 and 24 years of age
* Contact any college/ community college and ask for the Student Services counselor or department to inquire about programs they might have that can help you achieve your academic goals.
ONLINE EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
Khan Academy 
Website: www.khanacademy.org
Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more

My G.E.D. Class 
Website: www.mygedclass.com
Links to resources for studying all GED test subjects–reading, language arts, social studies, math, vocabulary and science
*Remember that these online tools are meant only  to supplement in person learning. Attending a school is the best way to learn this material

Online Job Search
Cal Jobs 
Website: www.caljobs.ca.gov
Job Posting search engine (Bay Area Job Bank)
Bay Area Careers
Website: www.caljobs.ca.gov
Hometowns Jobs Contra Costa County portal
Berkeley Career Center
Website: https://career.berkeley.edu/Infolab/JobSites
Extensive Data base of job search site databases and industry specific meta-database
C.C. Community College Career Center 
Website:  www.collegecentral.com/contracosta/Student.cfm
Bay Area job, training and Internship postings
Mills College Career Center 
Website: google “Mills college recommended search engines”
Extensive Data base of job search site databases and industry specific meta-database
Trades Women
Website: www.tradeswomen.org
Tradeswomen, Inc. is one of California’s first organizations for women in the trades.
Worklooker
Website: http://www.worklooker.com/
Data base of link to all City and Counties job postings page
Private Job Search Sites 
www.craigslist.com, www.indeed.com,www.monster.com

*Remember never to respond to requests or correspondence from these websites asking you to send/ wire money or asking for your personal/ financial information

Gateway To Careers
Website: www.gatewaytocareers.com/jobseekers-guide
Job Posting search engine (Bay Area Job Bank)
Online portal for Employment Assessments, Job Searching,

Employment Support
Opportunity Junction
3102 Delta Fair Blvd Antioch CA 94509
Telephone: (925) 776-1133
Website: www.opportunityjunction.org
Job Training and Placement Program (administrative careers), Road Map to College (accessing college Career Technical Education), Career Counseling and Placement Assistance (individualized)Technology Center (including computer and ESL classes), Do-It-Yourself Tax Assistance.

Experience Unlimited
4071 Port Chicago Hwy #250 Concord, CA 94520
Telephone: (925) 602-0166
Website: www.euccc.org
Experience Unlimited (EU) is a no-fee career resource center and job search networking group.EU is sponsored by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) and supported by EU volunteers. The Contra Costa Chapter of EU (EUCCC) serves the needs of professionals in the Central Contra Costa area, roughly centered in Walnut Creek. EU members have access to workshops, job listings, networking events, office facilities, resume assistance, interview practice, support groups, Resume Writing and Document Preparation, Videotaped Interview Practice and Salary Negotiation.

New Horizons Career Development Center
199 Parker Avenue Rodeo, CA 94572
Telephone: (510) 799-2916
Website: www.newhorizonscdc.com
Specialized training and job placement services. Classes include: Typing Tutorial Program, Computer Resource Center Resume Class Life Skills Development Job Search  Interview Techniques Class  Expungement Workshop, Bay Area Training Corporation and GED preparation.

Jewish Vocational Services
Throughout Bay Area
Telephone: (415) 391-3600
Website: www.jvs.org/job-seekers
Training programs for health care, financial services,
technology and employment/ job search skills

St Vincent De Paul
Telephone: (925) 439-5060
Website: www.svdp-cc.org/
24-week curriculum includes: career interest assessments, resume preparation, interview training and practice, financial literacy, computer skills, workplace conduct, life skills, stress management, job search and planning, mentoring, utilization of area resources including East Bay Works, One-Stop Centers and SparkPoint Paid, part-time 24-week job experience in retail and/or truck driving, including: Job training at the Pittsburg and/or Pleasant Hill St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores, cashier Operations, retail/Display Operations, customer Service Training, warehouse Operations, baler Equipment Operations, fork Lift Truck Operations, trucking/Transportation, pickup and Delivery of furniture/household goods and training/Job Experience may include additional focus areas based upon employer needs.

CTE/ ROP 
Throughout Contra Costa County
Telephone: (925) 427-2404 (Industrial Training)
Telephone: (510) 231-1442 x27431 (Medical Training)
Website: www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/stsvcs/rop
CTE/ROP offers career training opportunities for adults who need to upgrade existing skills, or acquire new ones. The CCCOE offers programs in: Health and Human Resources and Industrial/Engineering Technology.

Trades Women  
Throughout Bay Area
Email: womenintrades2@gmail.com
Website: www.tradeswomen.org
Timely information on current and on-going apprenticeship openings with actual apprenticeship announcements that include: application date/time, where and how to apply, minimum qualifications, a list of documents you will need when you make application, and other pertinent information and also pre-apprenticeship trainings.

Department Of Rehabilitation  
Throughout Bay Area
Telephone: Contact your local Job Center for referral
Website: www.rehab.cahwnet.gov/
For disabled adults, DOR provides consultation, counseling, and vocational rehabilitation and works with community partners to assist the consumers they serve. Apply for services online, or for additional resources and/or to schedule an appointment with a DOR counselor

Senior Service Employment Program
Telephone: (925) 602-9456
Website: www.ehsd.org
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the largest federally-funded program specifically targeting older adults seeking employment and training assistance. SCSEP is locally funded by the Employment & Humans Services Department’s Aging & Adults Services Bureau. The program helps seniors by providing work-based job training, promoting economic self-sufficiency and well-being, and providing community service to local non-profit and government agencies. •Be 55 years of age or older •Live in a household with income no more than 125 percent of the federal poverty level

Monument Impact  
Throughout Bay Area
Email: womenintrades2@gmail.com
Website: www.tradeswomen.org
Participants are able to create specific action steps to achieve identified goals in employment or vocational training. Two paths; 1) Job seekers who speak intermediate English can join our 8 week Employment Readiness Program to learn the steps to be successful in their job search in addition to employment related terminology. 2 Individuals who are looking to pursue a vocational training in health, construction/trades or information technology receive wrap-around services by becoming Success Concord participants.

Gateway To Careers
Website: www.gatewaytocareers.com/jobseekers-guide. Job Posting search engine (Bay Area Job Bank), Online portal for Employment Assessments, Job Searching,
Childcare/ Parenting
First Five
Website: www.first5coco.org
Address: 1485 Civic Court Ste 1200 Concord, CA 94520
Telephone: (925) 771-7300
First 5 Contra Costa helps young children start school healthy and ready to learn by offering program and activities focused on children during their first five years of the child’s development.

The Contra Costa Child Care Council
Website: www.cocokids.org
Address: 1035 Detroit Ave, Concord, CA 94518
Telephone: (925) 676-5442
The Contra Costa Child Care Council offers multi-faceted programs and services to improve the lives of children and families. It dedicates its work toward the vision that Contra Costa’s children are nurtured, healthy and achieve their full potential.

C.O.P.E. Family Support Center, Inc
Website: www.copefamilysupport.org
Address: 2280 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA 94520
Telephone: (925) 689-5811
C.O.P.E. Family Support Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization providing family support services and educational opportunities for all families in Contra Costa County. The agency’s mission is to prevent child abuse and strengthen family relationships through comprehensive support services that empower parents, encourage healthy
​relationships and cultivate nurturing families.​
Credit/ Debt Counseling
Community Housing Development Corporation 
Website: www.CHDNR.org
Address: 1535 A Fred Jackson Way, Richmond CA 94801
Telephone: (510) 412-9290
CHDC offers a First Time Homebuyer Counseling, Down Payment and Real Estate cost assistance, Financial Fitness education and counseling for repairing credit and improving money management and a matched savings program.

SparkPoint
Website: www.SparkPointCenters.org
Address: 3105 Willow Pass Road Bay Point, CA 94565
Telephone: (925) 252-2300
SparkPoint Centers offer services that can help improve your credit by consolidating debt, improving budgeting and teaching you how credit scores are calculated and more!
​ Operation Hope 
Website: www.operationhope.org/oakland
Telephone: (510)535-6700
Financial literacy education and empowerment programs and services for developing customized action plans for business development, credit score improvement and home-buying

Habitats For Humanity of the East Bay 
Website: www.habitatebsv.org
Telephone: (510) 803-3371
Pre-purchase Housing Counseling to help you determine if homeownership is the right choice for you.  We provide guidance on the requirements and qualifications and how to apply for homeownership.

​*Ask your employer if they offer E.A.P. (Employee Assistance Program). If your employer offers this benefit, it may provide 1 to 1 financial counseling
Transportation

Ways To Work 
Telephone: (510) 221-2523
Website: www.CHDCNR.org/ways-to-work/
Loans to repair/ purchase a car for low income households seeking employment

County Connection/ Paratransit
County Connection LINK paratransit service is an Americans with Disablilities Act (ADA) paratransit service. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) requires all public transit operators to provide special service to persons whose disabilities prevent them from using fully accessible public transit. The special service, called “ADA paratransit service,” operates at similar times and in similar areas as existing non-commute (off-peak), fixed-route transit.

  • LINK Reservations: 925-938-7433
  • LINK Cancellations: 925-943-1829
  • LINK (after hours): 925-943-1829
  • LINK Applications, Questions, Comments: 925-680-2066 -or- 925-680-2067
  • LINK Account Information: 925-938-7433
  • LINK Lost and Found: 925-938-7433
  • Fixed-Route Bus Service Information: 925-676-7500
Affordable Computer/ Internet
Comcast Essentials 
Website: www.internetessentials.com
Discounted internet connection and low cost computers, laptops and tablets for low income household.

AT&T Access
Website: www.att.com/shop/internet/access/
Discounted wireline home Internet service to qualifying households

Tech Exchange
Website: www.techexchange.org
Telephone: (510) 345-1910
Tech Exchange provides families with a free computer, training and $10 internet options.
Mental Health

Mental Health Access Line           …………………..1-888-678-7277
Contra Costa Crisis Line ………………………..1-800-833-2900
Social Security Benefits Advocacy…………..925-602-9360
Family Advocate for Mental Health …………..925-521-5121

Cut Phone/Cable Costs

Cut Cable Today
Information on alternatives tocablewww.cutcabletoday.com

Life Line Phone 
Affordable Cell and Landline service  www.californialifeline.com

Legal Aid
Bay Area Legal Aid 
Mon/ Thurs  9:30am to 3 pm; Tues/Wed from 9:30am to 1pm
Telephone:  W. County : (510) 250-5270  E. County : (925) 219-3325
Ticket Amnesty Program  (PROGRAM IS SUSPENDED)
Telephone: 925-957-5645
Website:  www.courts.ca.gov/trafficamnesty.htm
Affordable Internet
Comcast Essentials 
Website: www.internetessentials.com
Discounted internet connection and low cost computers, laptops and tablets for low income household.

AT&T Access
Website: www.att.com/shop/internet/access/
Discounted wireline home Internet service to qualifying households

Tech Exchange
Website: www.techexchange.org
Telephone: (510) 345-1910
Tech Exchange provides families with a free computer, training and $10 internet options.
Fair Housing
Bay Area Legal Aid 
Mon/ Thurs  9:30am to 3 pm;
​Tues/Wed from 9:30am to 1pm
Telephone:
​W. County : (510) 250-5270
E. County : (925) 219-3325
ECHO Housing
Telephone:  855-ASK-ECHO
Website: www.echofairhousing.org
California Tenants A guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities.   Select link

Clothes

Princess Project 
Website: www.princessproject.org
Telephone: (415) 269-6667
The Princess Project promotes self-confidence and individual beauty by providing free prom dresses and accessories to high school teens who cannot otherwise afford them.

Wardrobe for Opportunity   
Website: www.wardrobe .org/programs
Telephone: (510) 452-4502
WFO hosts two private boutiques from which we and our professional stylists offer low-income job-seekers image workshops, professional clothing and professional image coaching to the men and women of our community. These services help our clients gain a more positive sense of self and empower them to become confident applicants and successful employees.

Volunteer
Hands On Bay Area  
Website: www.handsonbayarea.org
A volunteer opportunity calendar of events throughout the Bay area for individuals and groups.

Volunteer East Bay   
Website: www.volunteereastbay.org
Volunteer Center connects volunteers to non-profit organizations in Alameda and Contra Costa County-for individuals and groups

Habitats For Humanity     
Website: www.habitatebsv.org
Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity construction site

Volunteer Match      
Website: www.volunteermatch.org
Volunteer Match is a searchable database of volunteer opportunities in the Bay Area
Small Business Development
Contra Costa Small Business Development Center 
Website: www.ContraCostaSBDC.org
Address: 300 Ellinwood Way, Suite 300, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Telephone: (925) 602-6806
CCSBDC offers counseling for small business owners
SparkPoint
Website: www.SparkPointCenters.org
Address: 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point, CA 94565
Telephone: (925) 252-2300
SparkPoint offers training on starting your own business.
Additional Employment Resources
Disabled workers
www.projecthired.org
Finance jobs
www.chargeforward.com
www.financialjobs.com
www.fjn.com
Government jobs 
www.spb.ca.gov  (local)
Federal
www.fedjobs.com
www.fedworld.com
www.govjobs.com
Healthcare / Biotechnology
www.biospace.com
www.hcrnetwork.com
www.medzilla.com
Law
www.lawjobs.com
Marketing & Corporate Communications   
www.norcalbma.org
www.svama.org
www.sfama.org
www.marketingjobs.com
www.svpma.org
www.aipmm.com
Project Marketing and Product Management
www.svpma.org
www.aipmm.com
Writers
www.stc-siliconvalley.org
Miscellaneous
resumeblog.blogspot.com
www.Goto-SiliconValley.com
Non Profit
www.idealist.org
www.guidestar.org
Technology & Telecommunications
www.at-tch.com
www.computerjobs.com
www.dice.com
www.telecomcareers.net
www.volt.com
Women Professionals
www.womenforhire.com
www.womenworking2000.com
Resources for Independent Contractor / Small Business
www.entrepreneur.com
www.guru.com
www.msquared.com
www.score.org
salary Information
www.salary.com
Major Recruiting Firms
www.brilliantpeople.com
www.futurestep.com
www.heidrick.com
www.kforce.com
www.roberthalf.com
www.russellreynolds.com
www.spencerstuart.com
www.spherion.com
Sites for MBA
www.mbaglobalnet.com
Sites for Executives
www.execunet.com
www.netwhare.com

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