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Resources Directory

RNHS strives to keep East Bay citizens educated on all available community resources. This page is dedicated to display available programs for assistance with legal issues, shelters, food and much more. Be sure to call us with any questions you may have.

Contra Costa County


Catholic Charities of the East Bay

Catholic Charities provides housing, utility, and legal assistance resources to qualified residents of Contra Costa County.

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Contra Costa Assistance Program

Find information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you help with paying bills, mortgage, and debt expenses.

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House of Loving Hands

Our mission is to provide women in the Contra Costa Area/Bay Area a safe transitional housing alternative, teach skills to empower the women to self-sufficiency, and facilitate the possible reunification of individuals to society.

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211 Contra Costa

A comprehensive, up-to-date database of local health and social services is the backbone of 211. Call specialists use the database to refer callers to resources.

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Surviving Parenthood – Child Abuse Prevention Council

A resource directory of services available for children and families in Contra Costa County.

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Champions for Change™ – Tips & Resources

Champions for Change™ is a program from the California Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB), that offers free information, tips, and tools that empower low-income families in California to eat healthier and become more physically active.

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Alameda County

Alameda County Boost (AC Boost)

AC Boost is a down payment assistance loan program designed to help households afford to buy a home in Alameda County. The program is administered by Alameda County Housing and Community Development (“HCD”) with funding provided by county voters through Measure A1 to promote homeownership for households who live and/or work anywhere within Alameda County. AC Boost is managed by the nonprofit organization Hello HousingOnly one person in a household is required to live or work within the County limits.

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Catholic Charities of the East Bay

Catholic Charities provides housing, utility, and legal assistance resources to qualified residents of Alameda County.

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Rental Financial Support

(These organizations prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless by providing one-time assistance with a portion of either the move-in or stay-in costs for rental housing in Contra Costa County.)

Shelter Inc.

1815 Arnold Drive
Martinez, CA 94553
For rental or deposit assistance call (925) 338-1038 from 9 am to 4pm Monday – Friday (except holidays)

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Season of Sharing of Contra Costa County

The Seasons of Sharing Fund offers grants to help families in crisis so they can pay for housing and emergency needs. Through a network of 150 community service agencies, the Fund works to identify families in need and provide short-term, critical assistance grants.

Assistance is provided in the form of grants that are paid directly to the supplier of services, such as a landlord or medical equipment provider. If you or someone you know needs temporary assistance and might qualify for a grant, please click here for a list of coordinating agencies and their phone numbers.

400 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 521-5065

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Catholic Charities of the East Bay

If you are at-risk of losing your current housing or need help to move to more stable housing, then Catholic Charities might be able to help you.

433 Jefferson Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 768-3100

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Disabled & Senior Adult Resources

Covia – Aging Life Plan Communities

Covia’s affordable housing communities combine great locations with onsite support to help qualifying seniors get the services they need to live their best life.  For over 50 years as a nonprofit, Covia has made a continuous commitment to helping individuals fortify their own well-being by building strong and engaging communities, connecting people with the services and relationships they need to thrive, and providing compassionate support. Created for seniors with financial limitations, Covia’s affordable communities set the standard for engaged and affordable living with excellent support services.

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Contra Costa Employment & Human Services – Aging & Adult Services

Aging and Adult Services is dedicated to the safety and well-being of our communities elders and persons with disabilities. We operate a variety of programs that are designed to allow individuals to safely remain in their own homes and to thrive with dignity. The Bureau also provides financial support and assistance to adults through the General Assistance Program by providing short term financial stability and help to access necessary services for independent living. Click here for the Senior Housing Resources Guide.

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Veterans’ Support Services

Veterans Resource Program

The Veterans Resource Program provides transitional and permanent housing for veterans, as well as benefits, education, and employment services. Their services are available to all veterans in search of housing stability, whether homeless, formerly incarcerated or recently separated from active duty.

322 Harbour Way, Suite #9
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 233-9313

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Veterans Resource Centers of America

Veterans Resource Centers of America (VRC) are a community-based nonprofit focused on the overall wellness and reintegration of military veterans with a primary focus on housing assistance, behavioral health treatment, and case management. Because the issue of homelessness is a fundamental problem underlying the many other challenges veterans face, Because the issue of homelessness is a fundamental problem underlying the many other challenges veterans face—including substance use disorders, suicide, general mental health, unemployment, and involvement in the justice system—VRC takes a housing-first approach to the services they provide. Their work begins with ensuring the veteran has a roof over his or her head.

2900 Sonoma Blvd Suite B
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 341-2461

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Please visit our affiliate nonprofit, Veterans Housing Development Corporation, to learn more about our residential programs.


Shelter Inc.

1815 Arnold Drive
Martinez, CA 94553

For rental or deposit assistance call (925) 338-1038 from 9 am to 4pm Monday – Friday (except holidays)

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Catholic Charities of the East Bay

Catholic Charities also provides one-time financial assistance, budget review & counseling, case management, and referrals for additional resources to Veterans in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

433 Jefferson Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 768-3100

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For Alameda County, learn more…

 

Homelessness Resources

Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (G.R.I.P)

165 22nd Street
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 233-2141

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Bay Area Rescue Mission

200 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 215-4555

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Food Services

CalFresh

FoodBank of Contra Costa & Solano
(855)309-3663

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Richmond Emergency Food Pantry

2369 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 235-9732

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Legal Assistance

Bay Area Legal Aid

1025 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 233-9954

BayLegal’s consumer law practice represents clients in cases involving:

  • Fair credit reporting
  • Fair debt collection practices
  • Defending third-party debt collection lawsuits
  • Bankruptcy counseling and advice
  • Unfair and deceptive advertising of financial products and services
  • Foreclosure prevention
  • Innocent spouse tax relief
  • Student loan collections
  • Federal student loan consolidation and discharge assistance
  • Criminal background check issues on housing/employment applications

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Housing & Economic Rights Advocates

1814 Franklin St., Ste. 1040
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 271-8443
*By appointment only, absolutely no drop-ins

Some of the services that HERA offers

Free legal advice:

  • Representation in court for individuals in some cases
  • Consumer workshops
  • Trainings and technical assistance for attorneys, government, counselors, social workers and more
  • Collaboration
  • Policy work
  • Building new institutions

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Financial Literacy

NerdWallet

NerdWallet makes it simple to find the best deals on credit cards, insurance, mortgage rates and more. We’ll help you save time, reduce your monthly payments and rest easy knowing you’ve made the best financial decisions for you.
www.nerdwallet.com

Mechanics Bank Financial Wellness Center

Credit card bills, debt, and saving may not be top of mind for you, but the financial decisions you make today will have a long-term impact on your life. This short interactive learning experience will prepare you with the right skills to manage your financial future!

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Homeowners

Water Heater Rescue

Water Heater Rescue exists to teach people how to maintain hot water heaters to last for decades — a unique concept.

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Community Resources

The Richmond Promise is more than a scholarship.

The Richmond Promise is a community wide College Scholarship Fund and College Success Program. It is a unified effort between the City of Richmond, West Contra Costa Unified School District, Contra Costa College and the Richmond community to create a college graduating culture in Richmond and provide comprehensive support to help Richmond students realize their ambitions and succeed in college!


 Richmond Rainbow Pride.

Richmond Rainbow Pride (RRP) is a group of LGBTIQQ individuals and allies who live, work and/or play in or near Richmond, CA, coming together for the collective benefit of the LGBTIQQ community of Richmond.

Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. 510-237-6459 [email protected]