Help Lines and Emergency Resources


Helpful Links

We are happy that you are exploring this website, and encourage you to keep looking around here and at other websites to learn more.

Check out the various resource pages, such as helpful links, listed by topic on the Links page. Our In the Media page has links to articles and publications citing our Director, Dr. Grace Malonai. Plus, some of our favorite reading and reference material is listed on our Recommendations page. Please contact us for further information and to schedule a free consultation.


In Case Of Emergency

If it is after hours or if you need help right now, below are some help-line phone numbers in California.

If it is an emergency or if you are feeling suicidal, go to your nearest emergency room and/or call 911 immediately.


Help Phone Numbers in California (and beyond)

2-1-1 is a free, non-emergency, confidential 3-digit phone number and service that provides easy access to housing information and critial health and human services. 2-1-1 operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, with multi-lingual capabilities

Alameda Crisis Line: 1-800-309-2131

Berkeley Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center: 1-510-548-2884

CHAIN (Community Housing & Information Network): 1-510-537-2552

Concord and Brookside Homeless Shelters: 1-800-799-6599

Contra Costa County Homeless Hotline: 1-800-808-6444

Contra Costa Mental Health Access Line: 1-888-678-7277

LGBT National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564

LGBT National Youth Talkline, serving youth through age 25: 1-800-246-PRIDE = 1-800-246-7743

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK = 1-800-273-8255

STAND Against Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1-888-215-5555

Trevor Project Crisis Line (LGBT), call, text or chat online with this number): 1-866-488-7386

The West Contra Costa Children’s Clinic: 1-510-374-3261