Employment & Human Services of Contra Costa County provides state and federally mandated human services to the most vulnerable and needy residents of the county. Its programs serve abused and neglected children and adults, as well as people with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and alcohol- and drug-related problems. Employment & Human Services of Contra Costa County additionally offers programs for youth offenders and children, youths and adults who require residential and institutional care. The department also works for the care and treatment of frail, elderly and physically disabled individuals. It operates an employment and economic resource unit that offers medical, child care and energy assistance services. Employment & Human Services of Contra Costa County is located in Martinez, Calif.