Our Life Saving Mission
To reach out and offer support to people of all ages and backgrounds during times of crisis, to work to prevent the suicide of those who are actively suicidal, and to offer hope and caring during times of hopelessness.
Founded in 1966, Crisis Support Services of Alameda County offers a broad range of counseling, education and prevention services in a safe environment. CSS’ 24-hour crisis hotline responds to more than 65,000 calls each year. Services include on-going therapy groups, school-based counseling, supportive services for seniors, suicide prevention for youth; and community education.
Crisis Support Services of Alameda County recognizes and understands the impact of trauma including the challenge of accessing supportive services. Our mission is to provide a welcoming and safe environment, rooted in the belief that through collaboration with clients at every stage of service healing is possible.
We invite you to learn more about our agency by exploring our website.
- Agency Programs. Learn about the crisis line, grief counseling, community education, senior in-home counseling, stress counseling, and disaster support.
- Our newsletters. Read interviews with volunteers and staff. Learn about upcoming events. Sign up for email notices or to receive a subscription to our free newsletter.
- How to Help. Volunteers keep our agency going strong whether on the crisis line, in the classrooms, or in the community. Learn how you can help.
Read about other ways you can support the work of CSS.
This website is not set up to respond to a crisis situation. If this is an emergency, please dial 911. If you are in crisis or need immediate support, please call us on our crisis line phone number 1-800-309-2131.
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