At the core of every organization is its vision, mission and values:

Our Vision: Low-income children, youth and families are transformed beyond their circumstances and successfully reach their goals.

Our Mission: To provide comprehensive, family-centered services to eligible children, youth and families in Contra Costa County.


Our Values:
  • Asset-Rich Philosophy: we value our clients and the communities that we serve and we build on their strengths.
  • Culturally-Diverse Care: We mirror and respect our clients and the communities so we can authentically engage
  • Family –Centered Approach: We encourage the whole family to be active in goal-setting and change
  • Hands-On Services: We roll up our sleeves, serve in the trenches and run the race of life alongside our clients and their families
  • Outcomes-Driven Programs: We strive for client success at home, at school and in our communities
  • Team-Based Collaboration: We integrate services with our partners and those important in our client’s lives

WCCYSB Board of Directors

John Ziesenhenne – President
Yvonne Bullock – Vice President
Taalia Hasan – Chief Executive Officer
Cheryl Maier – Secretary
Stefanie Pfingstl Collins – Treasurer
Jeri Cohen – Member
Isabel Emerson - Member

Season's Greetings from our Board President
Pictured above at YSB's Annual Holiday Luncheon, YSB's Board President John Ziesenhenne (left)  and Board Member Jeri Cohen (right).
Share the Spirit Grant Program
The Youth Service Bureau was chosen this year as a recipient of the Share the Spirit Grant Program. The program is a partnership between the Bay Area News Group (BANG) and the Contra Costa Crisis Center both located in Walnut Creek. The program’s mission is twofold – it aims to support local nonprofit agencies with assisting low income families during the holiday season, and it also allows the agencies awarded grants and its client population the opportunity to be featured in the BANG newspapers that is distributed across the county.  One of the caregiver’s in the program will be interviewed and a story about their family will be featured in the coming weeks. This year the agency was awarded $5000.00 to provide support services to the Kinship Care Program and the 88 relative caregivers and 152 children that they serve.  The Kinship Program, under the supervision of Program Manager Glenda Roberts, will use the funds to host their enrolled families at their annual Holiday Gala event that will be held on December 16th in our Richmond office.  This event, given each year, celebrates our caregivers and their dedication to the minor children they care for in the absence of their parents.  There will be gifts, refreshments, singalongs and other entertainment and activities.  We are also expecting a surprise visit from Santa Claus himself! We thank the Bay Area News Group and the Contra Costa Crisis Center for considering us and ultimately providing us with this additional support.

Pictured above: Onna Alexander, YSB East County Clinical Director
Pictured above: Kinship Case Manager, Delores Murray Hill, Kinship Program Manager, Glenda Roberts, and Kinship Case Manager, Christine Warren
A Kinship Christmas
Every year our Kinship program host an annual Christmas party for the Relative Caregivers and their children enrolled in the program. This year 75 families were adopted and 150 children received gift cards, bikes, skateboards, educational games and 55 families received holiday food boxes from various community sponsors.
Pictured above and above left: Kinship Family recipients receive gifts and celebrated with Santa 12-16-16.

Pictured above right: Wraparound Kinship Facilitator, Kendra Tramiel and Kinship Case Manager, Delores Murray Hill.

Pictured below: Anthony Loggins Jr. makes his annual appearance as Santa.
From all of us at The West Contra Costa Youth Service Bureau to all of you and your families, Wishing you Season's Greetings and a
Happy New Year!  
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