2023 Holiday Appeal Update

We have wonderful news to report! The total of $17,802.00 in donations for VESTIA Holiday programs is truly impressive.

West Contra Costa Food Pantry

Programs Bio-Rad Laboratories and the non-profit organization VESTIA (Volunteer & Emergency Services Team in Action) have teamed up to help fight hunger in West Contra Costa County! Your donation will allow the purchase of food for the food pantry located in the Hercules office of the Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department. This

2022 Appeal Letter

With your vital support we can continue to help stabilize children and families in need.

Independent Living Skills Program

Programs Youth entering the Child Welfare system have experienced trauma and loss due to any number of situations involving abuse, abandonment or neglect. Some youth remain in foster care until they reach the age of 21, the transition into adulthood can be a lonely and confusing time. Children & Family Services in collaboration with the

Homeless Resource 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

Emergency Shelter Fund

Programs Children & Family Services, Emergency Shelter Care provides ongoing support for all children in the foster care system and those caring for them, including foster/adoptive families, relative caregivers, and non-related extended family members. The Emergency Shelter Care fund supplements ongoing efforts to promote permanency and well-being for children in care. Donations to this fund

General Assistance (GAVE)

Programs The General Assistance (GA) / VESTIA (GAVE) has been created to assist GA clients with immediate and emergency needs, in situations where there are no other resources available. The GAVE fund fills in gaps for GA clients when there is no other resource to pay for a specific need. This may include a housing

Summer Programs

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

Book Program

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