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CONTRA COSTA HEALTH SERVICES PERSONAL NAVIGATORS

It is the Vision of Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) that all residents of Contra Costa County—including the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, Intersex and 2-Spirit (LGBTQQI2-S) communities—who seek mental health services will have equal access to quality health care services. 

Therefore, CCHS has identified Health Services Staff—that are part of the LGBTQQI2-S & Straight Allies communities—who will provide personal assistance in accessing, and receiving services, in a safe and supportive environment. 

Please feel free to call any of the Navigator's (at the Contra Costa County Regional Hospital & Health Clinics, Public Health Services, Mental Health Services, and Alcohol and Other Drugs Services) for assistance.  Just let them know you are requesting Navigator’s assistance.

The list is available at: http://cchealth.org/topics/lgbtq/


HOTLINES, INFO & REFERRALS, COUNSELING, AND COMMUNITY CENTERS  

(ALSO, SEE BELOW TO TAKE COMMUNITY SURVEYS)        

HOTLINES

  • YOUTH AND ADOLESCENTS HOTLINES
    • CALIFORNIA YOUTH CRISIS LINE 24/7 1-800-843-5200
    • GLBT National Youth Talkline (through age 25): 1-800-246-PRIDE (7743)
    • Rainbow Youth Hotline 877/LGBT-YTH (542-8984)
    • Trevor (GLBTQQI Youth Suicide Prevention) Helpline  866/4U-TREVOR (488-7386)
  • ADULT HOTLINES
    • Drug Line 24/7 415/362-3400
    • The GLBT Hotline of San Francisco 415.355.0999
    • GLBT National Hotline 1-888-THE-GLNH (843-4564)
    • NAMI National Helpline 800/950-NAMI (6246)
  • AIDS/STD/HEALTH HOTLINES
    • AIDS/HIV/HEPATITIS Nightline 415.434.AIDS (2437) or 800.628.9240
    • California AIDS, STD & Hepatitis Hotline 1-800-FOR-AIDS (367-2437) English & Spanish,
      TDD: (888) 225-AIDS
    • CONTRA Costa AIDS Program Information Line 1-800-287-0200
    • San Francisco Sex Information Website 415/989-SFSI (7374) WWW.SFSI.ORG
    • Women’s Cancer Resource Center of Oakland, CA (Serves CCC & Alameda Residents)
      Toll Free Help Line: 1-888-421-7900 (English & Spanish)
  • FAMILY, SCHOOL, AND/OR COMMUNITY VIOLENCE HOTLINES
    • Contra Costa Crisis Center, School Violence Tip-Line 800/863-7600
    • CUAV (Community United Against Violence) Community and Domestic Violence 24-hr. Crisis Hotline:   415/333-HELP (Multi-lingual) -- Marin & Contra Costa CUAV Hotline: 800/670-RAPE (7273)
    • WOMAN Inc. (Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent Inc.) 415.864.4722 (24-hour crisis line) or 877.384.3578 (toll free) English & Spanish

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL

COUNSELING AND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

  • East Bay Individual, Couples, Family and Group Counseling
    • Contra Costa County Mental Health Access Line
      888/678-7277
      Provides authorization to MH services for individuals and families with full-scope Medi-Cal.   Also, provides MH referrals for all Contra Costa County residents.  Request Providers that work with the LGBT communities.  Their call staff speaks English, Spanish, Tagalog, Hindi, and Urdu.  Phone interpreters are available for callers speaking other languages.  Referrals for Mental Health Services by Providers who speak different languages are made.
    • Rainbow Community Center 
      3024 Willow Pass Rd., Ste. 200, Concord, CA 94519
      Phone:  925/692-0090
      Website:  www.rainbowcc.org
      Email:  rcc@rainbowcc.org
    • Pacific Center for Human Growth
      2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
      Phone:  510/548-8283
      Website:  www.pacificcenter.org
      Email:  info@pacificcenter.org
  • SF Bay Area MH Counseling & Counseling Referrals
    • GAYLESTA
      Phone: 888/869-4993
      Website:  http://www.gaylesta.org/index.html
      Bay Area Mental Health Services referrals.
    • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
      Website:  www.glma.org
      Find a Provider: MD (including psychiatrist), PhD, LCSW, DDS, etc.
    • Association of Gay & Lesbian Psychiatrists
      Website:  www.aglp.org/index.html
      Search referral directory.
    • New Leaf: Services for Our Community
      Phone: 415/626-7000
      Website:  www.newleafservices.org
      Mental health support and substance abuse services. 
    • Drop-in Center for the Trans Community
      415/409.4101;
      transthrive.org
      TRANS: THRIVE is a drop-in center by and for the trans community.
      Services include groups, workshops, events, counseling, computers, showers, clothes & community.
  • East Bay Support Groups
    • Rainbow Community Center 
      The Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County builds community among LGBTIQ persons and their allies through social opportunities, health and wellness services, and awareness programs. See their website for the many social & support groups, meetings and services in Concord. Also, youth support groups in Antioch and Richmond.
      3024 Willow Pass Rd., Ste. 200, Concord, CA 94519
      Phone:  925/692-0090
      Website:  www.rainbowcc.org
      Email:  rcc@rainbowrcc.org
    • RYSE YOUTH CENTER 
      RYSE is a safe and welcoming center for diverse West Contra Costa youth that builds youth power and leadership towards personal and community health and transformation. Services include a weekly LGBTQQI2-S youth support group, and virtual online youth center (RYSE Portal).
      205 41st Street @ MacDonald, Richmond CA 94805
      Phone:  510/374-3401
      Website:  www.rysecenter.org
    • LGBTQ Support Group/Teenage Program (TAP) - CCHS & Mt. Diablo High School 
      Provides a support/discussion group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their allies on a weekly basis at Mt Diablo High School for registered students of the school. This is a collaborative between Contra Costa Health Services TeenAge Program (TAP) and Mt. Diablo High School.
      Phone:  925/313-6431 (Shanda Young, Facilitator)
      Phone:  925/313-6254 (Main Nuber, General Information)
      Website:  http://www.cchealth.org/services/teenage_program/
    • West County Adult MH - CCHS: LGBTQQI2-S Support Group 
      Provides a support group where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersexed and two-spirit adults can explore any issues learn new skills, and share their experience within a safe environment. Meet in suite 103 waiting room.
      2523 El Portal Drive, Ste 103, San Pablo, CA 94806
      Phone:  510/215-3700
    • Black Coalition on AIDS (BCA)--Oakland  
      Website: www.bcoa.org
      The Black Coalition on AIDS (BCA) focuses on reducing disparities in the Black community, particularly the spread of HIV/AIDS.
    • Pacific Center for Human Growth
      2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
      Phone:  510/548-8283
      Website:  www.pacificcenter.org
      Email:  info@pacificcenter.org
    • Bi Friendly East Bay     
      Au Coquelet Cafe, 2000 University Ave.,
      Berkeley, CA 94701
      Email: sfbf@frap.org
      Social support group for bisexual people. BiFriendly meetings are unstructured social gatherings (with
      no set agenda or topics) that focus on fun, good People, conversation, food and drink, and general silliness. Please note that BiFriendly is a free form social group and not intended for those just looking for sexual partners.
      Meets 3rd Tuesday each month in Berkeley: 7:30 PM
      Meets 2nd Monday, Church Street Cafe, 262 Church Street, San Francisco
  • SF Bay Support Groups
    • Drop-in Center for the Trans Community--SF
      415/409.4101;
      transthrive.org
      TRANS: THRIVE is a drop-in center by and for the trans community. Our mission is to foster a healthy trans community, empowered by the leadership of its peers. See Transmasculine Support Group and others.

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