Since 1982 Crisis Support Services (CSS) has provided low fee counseling to bereaved members of the community. CSS plays a vital role in responding to traumatic events and post-disaster-services throughout the community. Losing someone important to us is one of the most confusing and frightening experiences we ever have to face. Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for people who are grieving the death of a significant other. We appreciate how difficult it may be for you to come in and talk to us during this time of loss. We specialize in working with those affected by traumatic loss: accidental death, suicide and homicide. Many survivors who make use of our services find individual and/or group counseling experiences supportive and reassuring.
Our mission is to facilitate healing and improve coping by providing a safe, confidential space for bereaved people to receive emotional support, education and guidance through each person’s individual grief journey.
Many of the individuals we serve have been impacted by traumatic experiences. Our service incorporates evidence about the prevalence and impact of traumatic events across the lifespan in order to exceed best practice standards of public service agencies. CSS provides individual, family, group counseling and debriefing services. Counseling is provided by mental health interns who receive specialized, ongoing training, pertaining to grief and trauma. Our interns are all supervised by licensed professionals with expertise in grief and trauma work.
Whom We Serve
Bereaved residents of Alameda County of all ages as well as those anticipating the death of a loved one to terminal illness.
Victims of Crime. Sliding scale based upon ability to pay. No one turned away for lack of financial resources.
Call our toll free number 1 800 260 0094 for grief counseling services. All grief counseling services conducted in Alameda County, California.
We respect your privacy. Email is not a secure method of communication. If you are interested in receiving services or would like more information about our program, contact Devah DeFusco, LMFT @ 510 420 2475.
We are not seeking volunteers at this time. Learn more about other volunteering opportunities.
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