Leftovers Thrift Shop

         2281 Olympic Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA. 94595    (925) 930-9393   

                     Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  

Who We Support

Contra Costa Crisis Center 

All proceeds from the Leftovers Thrift Shop are donated to the Contra Costa Crisis Center. Its mission is to keep people in Contra Costa County, California alive and safe, help them through crises, and connect them with culturally relevant resources in the community. They do this by operating five county-wide programs:

  • 24-Hour Crisis Lines: They operate        Contra Costa County’s suicide prevention hotline. Founded in 1963, it was one of the first of its kind in the U.S. All local calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800.273.TALK and 800.SUICIDE) are routed here. Staffed by highly-trained volunteers, the line provides counseling, support, and resource information to people experiencing personal crises as well as those contemplating suicide. They also handle all night, weekend, and holiday child abuse calls to Children’s Protective Services and elder abuse calls to Adult Protective Services.
  • Grief Counseling: Their grief counseling program is one of the oldest, largest, and most diverse bereavement services in California. Started in 1973, it provides individual and group counseling to youths and adults mourning the death of a loved one. Counseling is conducted by trained volunteers, many of whom once were grief clients. Support groups meet throughout the county for children who have lost family members and friends, parents who have lost children, survivors after suicide, families victimized by SIDS, and others. All counseling is free, and many volunteers speak Spanish. They also have a 24-hour grief line, as well as a special team that provides counseling at schools and businesses following the death of a student or adult.

 

 

 

 

 

       

                   

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  • Homeless Services: Their 24-hour homeless hotline is the first point of contact in         Contra Costa County’s continuum of care for the homeless. Through the hotline, individuals and families are referred to food, shelter, health care, job training, transportation, and other services. They also provide motel vouchers to homeless families, and pay for free, personal voice mail boxes so that hundreds of homeless people have a way to communicate with employers, service providers, family members, and others.

  • Youth Services: Their 24-hour youth crisis line is a safe place for students to call and report weapons on campus, another student’s homicidal or suicidal remarks, bullying, cutting, gang activity, and other dangerous behavior, which they then work to prevent. They also conduct classroom and community presentations on violence prevention, talking with students about pressures they face and how to deal with them effectively.
  • 211 Information and Referral: 211 is the national, toll-free, three-digit phone number to call for help and information, and they are the authorized 211 provider in Contra Costa County. Trained resource specialists answer calls from people in the community who need health and social services. The 211 database has up-to-date information on 2,500 resources for local residents, and is accessible free of charge in 12 languages. They also publish regional guides, in English and Spanish, of essential services.

2011 Contra Costa Crisis Center

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