Employment & Human Services now has its District Office lobbies open to community members. We are ready to help by delivering quality services to support, protect, and empower you and your family.

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 BenefitsCal.com.
You may also upload documents, report changes, and check eligibility, case status or benefits balance.

By phone: call (866) 663-3225

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

General Assistance - (866) 663-3225

  • East County, 4545 Delta Fair Boulevard, Antioch, CA 94509
  • Central County, 400 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
  • West County, 1305 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801

Child and Adult Protection

Child Care Resources

Visit CocoKids.org to learn more about available child care 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 homelessprogram@hsd.cccounty.us

    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.

    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) 655-1205 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 4OurFamilies@ehsd.cccounty.us.

    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 211.org

    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