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Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department (EHSD) and Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) are pleased to announce that New American Economy (NAE) and Welcoming America selected Contra Costa County to receive a Gateways for Growth (G4G) Technical Assistance Award as part of the fourth cohort of a nationwide initiative. Technical assistance and research provided through the award will support the planning process for the new County Office of Racial Equity and Social Justice with immigrant welcoming and inclusion as one of its main pillars.
The Contra Costa Crisis Center 211 line provides a database of information and referral on health and social resources available to Contra Costa County residents. Clients can call in their language of preference by dialing 211 from within Contra Costa or (800) 833-2900 or text HOPE to 20121 for referrals to community services.
Welcome from the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors!
Contra Costa is a welcoming County. My colleagues and I are dedicated to ensuring opportunities and access for all residents in our community. I want to thank Contra Costa staff for providing resources and services that help make a difference for community members. We encourage everyone to have their voice heard and speak out on issues important to them and their families. We all thrive when we come together as one community.
- Supervisor Diane Burgis Chair, County Board of Supervisors
New Americans in Contra Costa County
Date: August 10, 2021 Read the Report: New Americans in Contra Costa County Download Now
New research from New American Economy underscores the critical role immigrants in Contra Costa County play in the community’s population growth, business creation, and STEM innovation. The new report, New Americans in Contra Costa County, was prepared in partnership with Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Departments and Contra Costa Health Services.
Immigrants’ spending power has helped revitalize local businesses. Immigrants punch above their weight when it comes to their power as consumers. In 2019, they held close to $11.2 billion in disposable income, or 28.5 percent of the county’s total spending power. Robust consumer spending by immigrants supports small businesses and keeps local economic corridors vibrant.