WRAPPING ARMS AROUND CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
VISION, MISSION AND VALUES

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.

A BIGGER PICTURE OF WCCYSB

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
  • 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
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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
Cheryl L. Cotton - Member
Sgt. Lynette Parker - Member

Happy Birthday Wraparound!
Celebrating 20 Years of Wellness!

It's about hard work, effort, goals and new opportunities. But most of all it's about the incredible Wraparound model you've become in 20 years.
Happy Birthday &
Wishing you many more years!


-West Contra Costa
Youth Service Bureau Family
“Making a Difference”


Doing Something Good &
Building successful community involvement...



West Contra Costa Youth Service Bureau Staff was asked by former consumer to participate in his after-school project by joining him in cleaning up the Shields-Reid Neighborhood Park and painting a mural that he and his peers help design. WCCYSB is mission and values are grounded in helping others and making a difference in the communities we serve. As a pillar of the community and using the principles of the National Wraparound model one of our key goal is involving our staff, consumer’s and their families in meaningful, hands-on work that meets their needs and that of the greater community.

Photos: Kendra Tramiel Family Wraparound Facilitator, Claudia Montoya-Mejia Family Partner
YSB Summer Training Collaborative
“Effective & Empowering”
WCCYSB believes in enhancing the skills and awareness of its employees. Over the summer West and East County staff participated in a series of training sessions including a free course offered by the Contra Costa County American Medical Response Team (AMR); First Aid/CPR and AED for youth and adults. Staff walked away with life-saving skills during the (right pictured) interactive presentation. 
Additionally staff participated in the “Youth Mental Health First Aid” training facilitated by PROJECT AWARE and resource presentations from the community: LICE CONTROL and LEGAL SHIELD. 
The Art of Healing
Pictured Above: During the Monthly DR Case Manager’s Meeting in August, Yadira leads fellow DR Case Managers from around Contra Costa County in an art therapy exercise centered around stress reduction and self-care.
ART THERAPY AT WCCYSB

In partnership with Children and Family Services WCCYSB’s Differential Response (DR) Program provides case management services for families experiencing multiple stressors such as domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health issues, which ultimately impacts the guardians’ ability to parent effectively.
This year, as a new programming component, the DR program will incorporate Art Therapy Parent Education groups designed to help parents share, learn, and disseminate information through the use of art. WCCYSB sees this as an opportunity for parents to informally connect with each other in a non-judgmental and non-threatening arena. Yadira Cazares, DR’s West County Bi-Lingual Spanish Speaking Case Manager is a certificated multi-media artist and will be the lead Facilitator of the Art Therapy Parent Education Groups.
WCCYSB Youth & Family
Summer Fun!

WCCYSB in partnership with Community Access Ticket Service (CATS), Youth Opportunity Scholarships (YOS) and Today’s Youth Matter were able to keep clients and families busy over the long Summer months with various events. Staff engaged clients in weekly groups and enrichment activities including trips to Alcatraz, California Academy of Sciences, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Aquarium of the Bay (San Francisco), Pier 39, The Berkley Little Farm, Camping Trips, Basketball Mentoring Activities, Arts and Crafts Projects, and a Summer Picnic!

Pictured: Clients and staff get a lesson on Sharks during a trip to the Aquarium of the Bay and Pier 39 in San Francisco.
Snapshot of Year End Summary FY 2016 - 2017

The Youth Service Bureau has been serving communities in
Contra Costa County for 33 years!!

Each year we provide support to hundreds of children and families in need. We continue to work and collaborate with other agencies to provide exceptional service across a wide spectrum of needs as well as demographics.

From July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, YSB provided services to over 600 clients.
Check out the breakdown of our programs and demographics below.
Youth Service Bureau clients served by program FY 2016-2017
YSB provides services throughout West, Central and East Contra Costa County with the majority of our programs in West County serving 88% of our client and family caseload and 12% in East and Central County.  
    Ethnicity of Youth Service Bureau Clients Served FY 2016 - 2017 
    Gender of Youth Service Bureau Clients served FY 2016 -2017
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