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Community Resources for Parents and Students (Summer Camps Too)

Summer Programs for kids/teens in the Bay area for little/no cost

Check out this website for a list of enrichment camps for kids and teens that are little to no cost!!! Does your child love science projects? See what the bay area has to offer.


Resources and information on Bullying

Parents, talk to your children frequently regarding bully behaviors and how to deal with bullies. The following are websites that can help guide your conversations with your children regarding bullies.

Stop Bullying


The Ophelia Project                   

Parents, Prevent your teen from using drugs and alcohol

Click on the link to the free drug and alcohol prevention book below:

Drug and Alcohol Prevention

Drug and Alcohol Treatment for Adolescents

See the following link regarding at home drug testing to better understand over the counter supplies:

Understanding Drug Testing

Drug and alcohol use or experimentation by a teenager or preteen is serious and must be addressed. If you suspect your child is using or has used substances, including pain killers or other prescription drugs, marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine, speed, houka pens, alcohol or any other drug, do not ignore it. Please see the community resources link on the counseling page for outside drug/alcohol treatment and intervention programs in our area.

Excellent Resource for physical/emotional development of kids/teens and support for parents

Resources for Adolescents and Families


Mental Health Resources 

A Step Forward 
2827 Concord Blvd, Concord

Child sexual abuse treatment/counseling services for victims and youth perpetrators


Community Counseling Center 
JFK University, 380 Civic Dr Suite 200, Pleasant Hill 
Child, Family, Individual Counseling at low fee/sliding scale fees. 
Contra Costa Crisis Center 
Walnut Creek 
Resources and information for individuals/families facing crisis including homelessness. 


Hospice of the East Bay (Grief Services) 

3470 Buskirk Ave

Pleasant Hill

Phone: 925-887-5678

Hume Center 
1333 Willow Pass Road

Concord  CA
Individual, Family, and Group Therapy, Behavioral Consulting Services, Neurobehavioral Evaluation Services, 

Partial Hospitalization Program (if at risk for hospitalization, or for post-hospitalization support). 

Services available in many languages.

Approved for CFS and Juvenile Probation.


MediCal Mental Health Services (get authorization) 
Families with Medi-Cal can call to get authorization for appointment with private practice therapist/agency or psychiatrist. 

New Leaf Treatment Center for Drug/Alcohol/Mental Health 
251 Lafayette Circle, Suite 150, Lafayette, CA 94549 


Northern California Family Center 
2244 Pacheco Blvd

Martinez, Ca 
Counseling services on a sliding scale and CCHP accepted. 

Touchstone Counseling Services 
140 Mayhew Way Suite 606

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 
Child, Family, Couples, Individual counseling. 
Many insurance plans accepted including Medi-Cal, Calworks, VOC, and sliding scale fees. 

Victim Witness Assistance Program

900 Ward St. #1

Martinez, CA 94553


Advocacy for victims of crime