It is estimated that roughly 1,800 children are in the foster care system in Contra Costa County. The holidays can be particularly rough on children displaced from their homes and their families. The Angel Tree program was created in 1990 to provide gifts in response to the specific wishes of children in out-of-home placement in
Helping to provide basic needs, our community closet offers clients of Employment & Human Services Department new and gently-used clothing at no cost to them. Our Ready-to-Work Program provides professional interview clothing for our clients seeking employment. We also provide casual clothing for our foster youth; warm clothing, coats, and sleeping bags for our homeless
VESTIA is committed to helping high school students realize their dreams of college by providing scholarships to graduating Contra Costa County high school students through our Foster Youth Scholarships Program. Young adults who are in foster care or are recently emancipated from Contra Costa County can receive financial assistance to further their educational goals and
Literacy is Alive & Well in Contra Costa County!! VESTIA has provided books throughout the social service network in Contra Costa County for many years, focusing on children and literacy, but also on encouraging children to learn to ENJOY reading. This last year we had some wonderful donors help us collect and deliver hundreds of
Vestia works with local providers for Food and Shelter Resources. Here is a local list of agencies that can help you. Click on logo to visit website.
VESTIA refers hundreds of at-risk children to camp each year through the popular Kids 2 Camp Program. Providing week-long overnight campership, children discover nature in a nurturing and learning environment. VESTIA also refers over 100 children from Pittsburg for the Kidz on Target Program. This one-day event provides needy children with new school clothes, shoes,