CADRE Connection Newsletter – September 2022

This month’s issue has information on extreme heat, new multi-language resources, CADRE webinars on personal preparedness in the workplace and disaster activities of local faith based organizations and much more.

SCC Division of Equity and Social Justice (DESJ)

The DESJ departments provide numerous resources to the community. The Santa Clara County provides fiscal resources to numerous community organizations or agencies within the county to help best serve the …

Grief Support in Santa Clara County

6/22 Find local support for bereavement after experiencing any kind of death or loss. @Sccgov behavioral health has compiled a list of grief counselors and resources if you need help.

DISABILITY INFORMATION AND ACCESS LINE (DIAL)

7/1/22 COVID-19 vaccination support for people with disabilities. DIAL was created through a partnership between the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) …

Silicon Valley DeBug

Silicon Valley De-Bug is a community organizing, advocacy, and a multimedia storytelling organization based out of San José, California. Since its’ inception in 2001, De-Bug has been a platform for …

SCC Community Resource Guide 2022

Social Services Directory of Santa Clara County Resources, including: Domestic Violence, Education, Emergency Services, Employment, Food, Housing, Health, Transportation and Other

San Jose Bridge Communities (SJBC)

SJBC is a grass roots organization with the philosophy of service that facilitates opportunities to form cross cultural and cross class friendships. Programs include: Parenting Classes, Language Exchange Classes, Food …

UndocuSpartan Student Resource Center

Helping Undocumented Students Thrive at SJSU
The UndocuSpartan Student Resource Center provides for undocumented students”and connects them with supporters throughout the SJSU community.
The UndocuSpartan Student Resource Center …

San Jose African America Community Services Agency

The AACSA Meaningful Life Initiative (AMLI) will ensure the remaining scattered population of African and African American descent is provided the village it needs to thrive, find meaningful purpose in …

United Effort Organization

We assist clients apply for public assistance programs. We find resources for our clients to help them achieve their goals towards self-sufficiency. We match our clients with mentors who work …

JAPANTOWN PREPARED!

Japantown Prepared is an all-volunteer CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) group. It formed in 2011 after the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami disaster. Our mission is to prepare San Jose Japantown …

COVID-19 RECOVERY TASK FORCE

9/21 In September 2021, the San José City Council approved 55 organizations to the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force, an important part of the City’s Community and Economic Recovery strategy.

SCC Section 8 Interest List

Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) would like to remind you to update your information or refresh your application in the Interest List for the Section 8 program. Or, if …

SCC MEDASSIST PROGRAM

6/1/22 Application opens for 22/23 fiscal year, as long as funds last. Qualified MedAssist patients will receive financial assistance in the form of a grant designed to off-set high out-of-pocket …

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

Saint Thomas provides an English Language Class free to anyone who wants to learn. For more information
Classes are Fridays at 10am with instructor Mabel Cheng in the Disciples …

In Honor of Cesar Chavez Day

3/31/22 In Chavez’s words: Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. …

San Jose council ends COVID mask mandate

4/5/22 The city’s masking guidelines now align with the county and state, which lifted mask mandates earlier this year in almost all public indoor settings. The City Council unanimously approved …

Silicon Valley De-Bug

A story-telling, community organizing, and advocacy organization based in San José, California.

Ukraine Community Resources

3/11/22 The City of San José is closely monitoring the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and proudly stands in solidarity with Ukraine and our Ukrainian community in this extraordinarily challenging time. …

Stanford Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic

Students in the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic have full responsibility for defending clients against deportation in San Francisco Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the federal courts of appeals. …

LatinXCEL Fund

Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) created this fund in partnership with the Castellano Family Foundation. This initiative calls for vastly increased funding for Silicon Valley’s Latinx community leaders and Latinx-led …

2022 SF LANGUAGE ACCESS COMPLIANCE SUMMARY REPORT

2/22 This year’s LAO report features direct feedback from community members via a comprehensive Language Access Community Survey conducted in 11 languages from June-September 2021 by OCEIA, in partnership with …

SCC Cold Weather Safety Tips and Services

WARMING CENTERS AND OVERNIGHT WARMING LOCATIONS – During inclement weather, warming centers, and expanded shelter services are available. Please call 2-1-1 for information on expanded shelters and additional services in …

Family Calming Kit from First 5

A Family Calming Kit is a set of tools that supports children and families with understanding and regulating emotions and lowering feelings of stress. By using the Family Calming Kit, …

San Jose Equity Atlas [Beta]

SCC Demographics Data Explorer
https://gis.sanjoseca.gov/maps/demographics/
Key Words: ARGIS, mapping, equity
This work and its data are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

SCC COVID Testing Guidance

1/14/22 With a high demand for COVID-19 testing locally and throughout the nation, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department is offering guidance to those unsure of what kind …

Nixle Alerts

Nixle keeps you up-to-date with relevant information from your local public safety departments & schools
Text your zip code to 888777 to opt in to receive emergency alerts. Nixle …

Bay Area Vanpool Program

Enterprise and MTC (Metropolitan Transportation Commission) connect employees who live near each other and provide them with a recent-model van or SUV. Riders commute together, saving money, freeing up time …

Assyrian American Association of San Jose (AAASJ)

Promoting the Assyrian language, heritage, and culture among all Assyrians and to assist Assyrian charitable, cultural, and educational organizations.
COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE INITIATIVE – Santa Clara County & Surrounding …

SCC Quick Guide to Services 2019

Santa Clara County provides essential services that people need on a daily basis to work and live in Silicon Valley – whether residents need a marriage license, access to children’s …

SCC Division of Equity and Social Justice (DESJ)

DESJ departments provide numerous resources to the community. The County of Santa Clara provides fiscal resources to numerous community organizations or agencies within the county to help best serve the …

2022 Silicon Valley Index

The Silicon Valley Index has been telling the Silicon Valley story since 1995. Released early every year, the Index is a comprehensive report based on indicators that measure the strength …

Bill Wilson Here4You Shelter Call Center

Here4You is designed to centralize referrals to temporary housing programs for people needing shelter. It can help:
** Match people to emergency shelters, including transportation
** Provide assistance …

El Tecolote

12/21 Longest-running bilingual newspaper in California. Serving the SF Bay Latino community since 1970. #eltecolote #eltecolotesf #accionlatinasf Key Words: Media

Multi-Lingual Counseling Center

In recognizing the need for cultural and language specific mental health services in the Bay Area and lack of multi-lingual speaking counselors, we created Multi-lingual Counseling Center to serve the …

Refugee and Immigrant Transitions

Provides ESL for adults in a school based setting to include family literacy, social adjustment services (to assist refugees and asylees to navigate new systems (such as safety net services …

SCC Childcare Resource & Referral (R&R) Program

provides every family with the information they need to access high-quality early care and education that meets their specific preferences. The R&R also supports the full variety of early care …

SCC Cultural Communities Wellness Program (CCWP)

A Family Outreach and Engagement Program (formerly known as ECCAC or Ethnic and Cultural Communities Advisory Committee) providing linguistic and culturally competent outreach, education, advocacy and peer support to ethnic …

Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI)

9/15/21 Hiring Dari/Pashto speaking Therapist to serve arriving Afghan Refugees. Founded in 2005 by a group of bilingual/bicultural mental health professionals, CERI provides culturally-relevant mental health and other social services. …

STRUCTURAL COMPETENCY

Clinical training often restricts the scope of cultural competency training to the beliefs and behaviors of individual patients. Structural competency aims to develop a language and set of interventions to …

Welcoming San Jose 2021 – 24 Plan

With recent changes in the national landscape that
allow for greater forward movement for immigrant
communities, building an inclusive and cohesive
San José is work that requires …

Afghan Coalition

Formed in 1996, Afghan Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization. We are dedicated to strengthening Afghan families, improving their access to social services, and building a strong and united …

Free Legal Services for Afghan Refugees in CA

CA DEPT OF SOCIAL SERVICES IMMIGRATION SERVICES FUNDING FOR AFGHAN POPULATIONS – The CDSS funds qualified nonprofits to provide immigration legal services free of charge. The nonprofits on this list …

2021 SILICON VALLEY INDEX

Joint Venture Silicon Valley has been telling the Silicon Valley story for the past two decades. Updated annually, it is a comprehensive report of indicators that measure the strength of …

San Jose City Resource Page

9/1/21 Information and resources, including local resettlement and legal assistance and congressional assistance for relatives still in Afghanistan.

Volunteer Legal Support for Afghans

This form is for volunteer legal workers interested in assisting with Afghan humanitarian parole applications. Volunteers will provide pro se support to Afghans and their sponsors, but will not formally …

Gavilan College Food Pantry

8/24/21 On campus food pantry and free drive through food distribution at Gavilan College Gilroy campus This is open to the community and folks are required to pre-register online. Also …

DCARA ASL Interpreting

DCARA Interpreting is a deaf managed non profit providing interpreting services which allows for on site and video communication between hearing people and deaf people in Bay Area, California. request@dcara.org …

Assurance Wireless Free Phone & Service

Assurance Wireless Unlimited combines our Lifeline service with the temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) to give eligible customers Unlimited Data & Texts & Minutes, plus 10GB Hotspot Data.
Lifeline …

SJPL Family Learning Centers

Family Learning Centers (FLCs) offer free learning opportunities, resources and services for adults and families. The Centers are designed to support:
English Language Learners (ELL)
Immigrants
Adults …

Foothill College

First-time, full-time students (12 units or more**) are eligible to have the cost of tuition and fees fully paid for their first two years at Foothill College, except for summer …

Deanza College

An undocumented student who has attended a California high school? You may qualify for exemption from out-of-state tuition rates under the California law known as AB 540.
Remember to …

7 Saturdays to a More Fire Resistant Home

PG&E presents a series of short YouTube videos discussing simple ways to prepare for wildfires including Defensible Space, Evacuations and Emergency Supply Kits.

COVID-19 Vaccine and the LGBTQ+ Community

Compared with people who identify as heterosexual, people who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual have higher rates of health conditions associated with serious COVID-19 illness. These health conditions include …

San Francisco Respect and Love Toolkits

This toolkit serves as a practical demonstration of San Francisco’s commitment to serve and support all people. These resources are available for those who live in fear
stemming from …

SCC OIR Newsletter: June 2021

This month we celebrate our LGBTQ+ community by recognizing trailblazers that have fought for our rights to exist fully and authentically and we uplift Immigrant Heritage Month as we acknowledge …

CADRE June 2022 Newsletter

6/30/2022 Monthly news from the Santa Clara County chapter of NVOAD (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster). Information and resources for local, state and national disaster training and relief programs …