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Strengthening Families

A key component of Contra Costa County's safety net, STAND! is one of several organizations that strive to help vulnerable or at-risk families. We address violence on several fronts to build safe and strong families, promote healthy parenting, help families learn to communicate effectively and create strong bonds, and provide shelter and resources for victims escaping violent homes. 

STAND!'s programs include the integration of the best available therapy research with the best available clinical expertise in the context of client needs and well-being. See Best Practices.

Bilingual, toll-free, 24-hour Crisis/Help Line

STAND! For Families Free of Violence is ready to help right now. The 24-hour Crisis Line provides crisis intervention and peer support by telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our toll-free telephone number is 1.888.215.5555. You can also email the Crisis Line at

The Rollie Mullen Emergency Shelter and Child Care

Our 24-bed facility, part of the Rollie Mullen Center for women and children (up to age 16) is a safe place where clients can stay for up to 12 weeks. Clients participate in daily meetings and on-going case management with access to housing referrals, legal advocacy, vocational services and job readiness training, and ongoing workshops on a variety of topics, including budgeting and positive parenting skills.

Emergency Response Team

Responds to police and hospital calls to work with victims in the first hours after an incident. Team members provide support and inform victims of services available to them and their options.

Proud Parenting

A series of support groups, parenting skills workshops, and individualized programming, such as vocational support, for fathers and mothers seeking to become better parents. Primarily reaching out to young men, ages 16-24, this program aims to help young fathers be supportive, nurturing parents. By the Numbers

Kinship Support Services

Provides supportive services to relative caregivers (primarily grandparents) in the East Contra Costa County community so children can remain with their families and avoid placement in foster care.

Abandoned Children Discover Grandparents

Bay Point First 5 Center

Free programs and classes for parents and children under 5. Programs encourage early childhood development and school readiness by promoting healthy child-parent relationships, social support to reduce family isolation, and positive parenting practices. In 2012-2013, 241 families with children were served at our First 5 Center in Bay Point.