The mission of VESTIA is to provide supplemental support to at-risk individuals and families known to the
Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department.

Project Ready-to-Learn

2021 Backpack program is in full swing and we are taking donations of stuffed backpacks pre-stuffed with school supplies.

Emergency Food Programs

“No one should go hungry…” Food insecurity is real. More than 10% of the population in Contra Costa County is below the Federal Poverty Level.

Holiday Helpers Warehouse

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic our 2020 Holiday Helpers Warehouse program is changing. Stay tuned for more information.

Angel Tree Project

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

Community Closet

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.

Foster Youth Scholarships

VESTIA is proud to offer numerous scholarships each year totaling $15,000-$20,000 to foster youth. We are committed to supporting Contra Costa foster youths striving toward

Lobby Book Program

Literacy is Alive & Well in Contra Costa County!! VESTIA has provided books throughout the social service network in Contra Costa County

Shelter and Food Resources

Vestia works with local providers for Food and Shelter Resources. Here is a local list of agencies that can help you.

Summer Programs

VESTIA refers hundreds of at-risk children to camp each year through the popular Kids 2 Camp Program. Providing week-long...

Aging and Adult Services

The Aging & Adult Services Bureau provides a wide range of services that support and enhance the well-being and safety of older adults and adults with disabilities.


The General Assistance (GA) / VESTIA Fund (GAVE Fund) has been created to assist GA clients with immediate and emergency needs, in situations where...

Children's Fund

Children who enter the Child Welfare system have experienced trauma and loss due to any number of situations involving abuse, abandonment or neglect.

Hercules Food Pantry

Bio-Rad Laboratories and the non-profit organization VESTIA have teamed up to help fight hunger! Your donation will allow the purchase of a year’s worth of food...

Emergency Shelter Fund

Children & Family Services, Emergency Shelter Care (ESC) provides ongoing support for all children in the foster care system and those caring for them,. .

Independent Living Skills

The Independent Living Skills fund provides assistance in emergency situations when there are no other resources available to assist with education, and ...

2021 Accomplishments

VESTIA has been a safety net for thousands of low-income children and families in Contra Costa County.