First 5 Contra Costa supports two emergency family homeless shelters, one in Martinez and one in Richmond. Shelters provide job training, medical care, counseling services, tutoring and preschool services, parenting classes, developmental screening for young children, and other needed services to help parents secure permanent housing.

Last year, the two shelters served 92 families and 96 children birth to age five. Nearly 30% of the children who had developmental screening needed follow up services and further assessment.