Local Services & Programs

No one can do it alone. Raising a child takes a village, and First 5 Contra Costa funds the following programs to help you and your family.

Want to meet other families and learn more about parenting and your child’s development?

Call or visit a First 5 Center near you!

We fund five Family Resource Centers in the county that offer classes, playgroups, school readiness activities, support groups, one-on-one assistance connecting to community services, and monthly food and diaper give-aways – all free for any family interested.

Check out a center today to meet other families, learn about parenting, and find out about other services that may help your family.  

Interested in learning more about parenting?

Parenting can be one of the most important and challenging roles. We offer parenting education classes that can help you and your child with challenges, and help you meet other parents and learn from them. First 5 Contra Costa funds a nonprofit called Counseling Options & Parent Education (COPE) to provide free parenting classes in English and Spanish online and at locations throughout the county. Call COPE at (925) 689-5811 today to register for the next class. 

Have questions about your child’s development or behavior? 

No matter how big or how small, Help Me Grow Contra Costa can answer parents’ everyday questions about their children from birth to age 5. Call our Help Me Grow Contra Costa hotline available 24 hours a day at 211 to talk to staff trained to help parents with young children. You can also find out about free screenings to check how your child is growing and developing.

Want to learn more about leadership and how to advocate for your child, family and community?

We train parent volunteers on leadership, advocacy, and how to change policy. Learn more about our three Regional Groups that build power among those underrepresented in public decision-making and advocate for healthy, safe, and equitable communities for children and families.




Other Local Services

First 5 Contra Costa partners with other programs that offer services and information about basic needs, such as food assistance, legal aid, immigrant rights, rental aid, employment, crisis support, child care, parent support groups, and more.

Basic Needs, including housing, food, legal aid, employment, crisis support and more

Call 211 or text ‘HOPE’ to 20121 anytime (24-hour/7 days a week) to get free assistance for yourself or others from the Contra Costa Crisis Center. Their trained staff can help with a crisis, housing issues, access to services, or other family needs.     

Child Care

Call CoCoKids at (925) 676-5442, search their online database, or visit their offices in Richmond, Concord or Antioch to find quality child care. CoCoKids staff can also help determine if you are eligible for financial assistance, and give you tips on finding the best child care for your family.  

Parent Support 

Contact the Everyday Moments program at (925) 391-9240 for one-on-one advice about parenting or to find more about their parent support groups held in-person or online in multiple languages. You can also view the upcoming schedule online. The program helps parents turn even the most difficult everyday moments into opportunities for your child. 



Still have questions, give us a call at (925) 771-7300