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

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


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