The West Contra Costa Youth Service Bureau is a family-centered agency that provides quality programs to aid eligible children, youth and families residing in Contra Costa County. Our services focus on helping a wide spectrum of needs — from aiding children with mental health disabilities to youths transitioning out of Probation. We target community-focused care for those working to maintain stability and growth for juveniles who have suffered through disadvantages of all levels.

Our approach is to promote the healthy development of children, youth and families using our Wraparound Process. This process entails assessing community consensus, setting collective priorities,  and identifying needs by integrating existing services.

Our “Best Practices Model” uses a team-based approach that supports those important in the child and family’s life, urging them to participate in the common goal of mental and physical welfare. Each team (including the juvenile and their family members) is individually-designed to focus on the youth’s needs, and is centered around the goal of achieving a successful adjustment within their family, school and the larger community.

In addition, the Bureau works in collaboration with other agencies to provide the following services:

* Assessment
* Individual, Group and Family Counseling
* Crisis Intervention
* Case Management and Consultation
* Respite Services for Caregivers
* Referral to Other Agencies and Services

West Contra Costa Youth Service Bureau Collaborative Partners

Contra Costa County Mental Health Services (Children’s Mental Health)
Contra Costa County Children and Family Services
Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services
Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department
West Contra Costa Unified School District Collaborative
Pittsburg Unified School District
Contra Costa County Interagency Family Enhancement Collaboration
The ALL THAT Collaborative
Y-Team Mental Health Program
EM Downer Family YMCA
Bay Area Community Resources (BACR)
Community Health for Asian Americans (CHAA)
Building Blocks for Kids
City of Richmond Youth Works
Employment & Training (YouthBuild)
Contra Costa County Juvenile Probation
Contra Costa College
Neighborhood House of North Richmond
Rubicon Programs
Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC)
Coronado Neighborhood Council
SIT Site
Families First E.M.Q
Kinship Support Care Center Programs
Family Enhancement Collaborative
Youth Enrichment Strategies (Y.E.S)
California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF)
Girls Inc.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Bay Point Partnership
Pathways to Wellness
Center for Human Development
Seneca Mobile Response Team
Familias Unidas
Lincoln Child Center
Family Stress Center
Therapeutic Behavior Support Providers – La Cheim, COFY, Youth Homes, Fred Finch Youth Center
Partners in the Faith-Based Commnity


John Ziesenhenne – President
Yvonne Bullock – Vice President
Taalia Hasan – Executive Director
Cheryl Maier – Secretary
Stafanie Pfingsti-Collins – Treasurer
Jeri Cohen – Member
Isabel Emerson – Member