Resource and Referrals

2016 Resource Fair

Thank you to everyone who attended our 6th annual Resource Fair!  An album of the event can be found below.

Resource Fair 2016


Rotacare Bay Area

Monument Crisis Center is proud to host Rotacare Bay Area Mobile Health Clinic.  Rotacare is a volunteer alliance of medical professionals, organizations and community members dedicated to provide free primary, quality healthcare services to uninsured families and individuals with limited ability to pay for medical care.  The clinic occurs onsite the first and third Tuesdays of every month with appointments running between the hours of 5-9pm.  For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 925.222.6869.

English Language Learners

In 2004 volunteers began teaching English Language Learning (ELL) classes to individuals in our community who needed to improve their English skills. Today volunteers teach three classes a week during the traditional school year and one class during the summer months. The classes rotate on an eight week cycle and focus on in-class activities, trips to the food room, basic conversations, and computer learning programs. Students receive a bag on the first day of class that includes reading material, work books, pencils, pens, a binder, and paper. The volunteer instructors update class materials and teaching methods in order to provide high level English instruction. Our English classes help create new opportunities and build confidence for our students! It also helps improve language barriers that many face whether it’s in the community or at home with their children. Our goal is to provide our students with English skills that will help them branch out in the community.

Days, times and schedules are subject to change.  Please contact Liz Torres at ltorres@monumentcrisiscenter.org for more information.

Employment

Employment Opportunity Workshop began in 2009 in response to the economic crisis and the resulting increase in unemployment. The workshop helps individuals advance their job search through personalized assistance in setting up an e-mail account, building a resume, filling out applications and improving basic interview skills. The newest program at the Monument Crisis Center, the Employment Workshop: Get Your Basics On, is once a week and is by appointment only. Each week the volunteers focus on individually guiding and helping an individual in hopes to improve the individuals’ confidence and help job-seekers in their search for full time work. To make an appoinment, please call 925.825.7751.

Health & Wellness

Monument Crisis Center is increasingly becoming a valuable resource for individuals and families to receive assistance with health and wellness resources. Services provided to community members include application assistance for MediCal, Healthy Families and CALFresh, as well as referrals to local organizations that focus solely on health and wellness issues.

Monument Crisis Center also periodically holds workshops in the following areas:

Nutrition/Cooking Education: 18 Reasons, a local nonprofit organization, works throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with Cooking Matters to provide nutrition education and improved access to healthy food in low-income communities. The organization holds cooking classes at the Monument Crisis Center that educates participants on how to create affordable and nutritious meals. Students prepare and enjoy meals after each class.

Health Screenings: Both students from local nursing programs and practicing professionals periodically host workshops and clinics offering a number of services including diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure checks, as well as informative presentations and demonstrations on a variety of other healthcare topics.

Dental Screenings: Dental screenings and presentations for Monument Crisis Center program beneficiaries are periodically hosted by dental students from local colleges and trade schools. The screening performed includes checks for cavities, gum disease, dry mouth and oral cancer.

Physical Education: Exercise and relaxation is crucial to living a healthy lifestyle. Yoga classes are held at the Monument Crisis Center in order to help program beneficiaries alleviate stress, relax and refocus.

For more information on any of the programs listed on this page please contact Resource and Referral Manager, Liz Torres, at ltorres@monumentcrisiscenter.org

Monument Crisis Center Mission Statement

We provide food, education, assistance, referrals to families and individuals in crisis situations, and promote community awareness of needs and available resources to at-risk and low income people in Contra Costa County.

Disaster Preparedness Mission Statement 

  • Ensure the safety of staff, volunteers, and clients on-site at the time of the disaster.
  • Provide informational resources and referral for clients who are in need.
  • Reestablish food pantry program for clients in need as soon as possible.

In case of an area wide disaster, Monument Crisis Center requests donations of non-perishable food and bottled water.

For additional information, please contact Liz Torres.