The West Contra Costa Youth Service Bureau has been a community based nonprofit in the western region of Contra Costa County since 1984. Through time it has emerged as an agency that enjoys long standing, successful relationships with many other service entities. As a family service provider we at the Bureau have been on the cutting edge of service provision to unidentified and underserved populations since our inception. It has always been the philosophy of the Bureau to cultivate community partnerships and create a seamless range of services. Formally established as a non-profit agency in 1985, inter-agency collaboration was then and continues to be a guiding principle of the Bureau.
“Building on family strengths, creating environments that are caring stable and supportive of the children and families that we serve”
Our programs include:
Early Periodic Screening and Diagnostic Testing (EPSDT) Wraparound Services. Offered Wraparound programs are West County Community Collaborative; West Contra Costa Unified School District Collaborative; Mentally Ill Offender Reduction Program; Children, Youth and Family in Transition; EPSDT Community Partnership (formerly known as Building Blocks for Kids).
Kinship. Kinship serves relative caregivers who have custody of minor children due to their birth parent’s absence. The program offers case management, group/family activities, respite care, transportation support, support groups, tutoring, independent living skills (ILSP), Girl Scouts, Teen Girls Group and other support services to the children and their caregivers.
Differential Response Path. Differential Response Path II is a direct service delivery partnership between the West Contra Costa Youth Service Bureau and Contra Costa County Children and Family Services (CFS). Its overall mission is to respond to the needs of children and families that have had a report of neglect or abuse to CFS, but would be better served in their own community by trained case managers.
All That. All That Family Preservation Collaborative is yet another one of our partnership programs in West County. Our partnership with the members of this collaborative has allowed us to provide services to traumatized elementary children, high risk teens and adolescent girls. These three components have allowed the Bureau to tailor services for the individuals, provide support to families involved with Children and Family Services, focus on welfare reform, and strengthen our relationships with the West Contra Costa Unified School District.
Crisis intervention, advocacy and outreach services are provided as part of all agency programming.