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Get Help

If you are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Contra Costa, here are three ways you can access services.


Call 211 or text "HOPE" to 20121

  • Callers will be given resources and information
  • Free, confidential service is available 24/7
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Walk into a CARE Center

  • Coordinated Assessment Resource and Engagement (CARE) Centers are drop-in sites for people experiencing homelessness

    165 22nd Street
    M-F: 9 am - 3 pm
    Sat-Sun: 8 am – 2 pm

    • Basic needs (meals, bathrooms, mail, laundry, showers)
    • Case management
    (Trinity Center)
    1888 Trinity Ave
    M-F, 8 am-4 pm

    • Basic needs (meals, bathrooms, mail, laundry, showers)
    • Case management
    • Adults only

Connect to CORE outreach by calling 211

  • Coordinated Outreach Referral and Engagement (CORE) Teams assist individuals and families experiencing unsheltered homelessness by connecting them to healthcare, basic needs and referrals to shelter
  • CORE is not available 24/7 and is not a crisis response. Call 911 for emergencies | 925-608-6700

It is the policy of all Coordinated Entry providers not to discriminate against any person because of that person's race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, familial status, age, source of income, handicap, disability or any other protected classification under state or federal law.
People with disabilities have the right to request reasonable accommodations to participate in the Coordinated Entry System.