Safelink Free Phone Program

SafeLink Free Phone program for low income customers. Eligibility guidelines vary by state. Most qualify if they participate in a public assistance program such as CalFresh, MediCal, SSI, CalWorks, LIHEAP, National Free School Lunch, HUD/Section 8 Assistance.People who do not receive any of these, may also qualify based on total household gross monthly income. Customers can learn more or apply by calling 1-800-SAFELINK. Supported by the federal Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. Key Words: Communication

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.
VITA sites offer free tax help to people who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns, including:
**People who generally make $58,000 or less
**Persons with disabilities; and
**Limited English-speaking taxpayers
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Food Stamps (CalFresh)

CalFresh, formerly known as California’s Food Stamp Program, is a federal government nutrition program, like WIC and School Meals. People may be eligible to receive food stamp benefits whether or not they are working or have children. Immigrants with anyone in the family with a social security number, may qualify for partial benefits. Food Stamps are not subject to Public Charge. Multi-language: Spanish

CA Low Cost Auto Insurance Program

CA Law requires that all drivers of vehicles within the State maintain evidence of financial responsibility. California’s Low Cost Automobile Program (CLCA) exists to provide income eligible persons with liability insurance protection at affordable rates. Multi-language: Downloadable materials in | English | Spanish | Hmong | Chinese | Japanese |, Korean | Russian | Tagalog | Vietnamese |.and other languages. Key Words: Low Income,

Covered California Health Insurance

Open enrollment has been extended due to COVID-19 with increased savings on premiums through 2022. Immigrant communities and families with mixed immigration status (such as having undocumented parents, lawfully present siblings, or U.S. citizen children, all under the same roof) may be reluctant to seek health care because of fears about privacy and enrollment eligibility. Check your eligibility.
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Get coverage any time within 60 days of a qualifying major life change including natural disaster and loss of income due to COVID-19. Medi-Cal enrollment is year-round, Special Enrollment

Key Words: Insurance, Health

SCC Social Services Agency (SSA)

The Santa Clara County SSA offers Aging & Adult Services, Family & Children’s Services, access to health insurance coverage via Medi-Cal, Calfresh, General Assistance, Healthy Families and Healthy Kids. 24-Hr Automated InfoLine: 1-877-96-BENEFITS or 1-877-962-3633. Key Words: Employment Assistance, Refugee, Languages: Spanish, Vietnamese

Self Help for the Elderly

We have set up additional phone lines to provide information and help with sign up for Congregate or home-delivered meals, COVID-19 vaccinations, and other referrals. The hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 5 pm. The phone numbers are:
415-677-7600 *** 415-677-7601 *** 415-677-7603 *** 415-677-7581 *** 415-677-7585 *** 415-677-7591
Multi-language: Mandarin & Cantonese
Phone : (408)246-8790 Offices in: San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo and Oakland. Key Words: Asian, Chinese

Somos Mayfair

Providing direct services to the community and organizing residents to take collective action. Program areas: Engaging the community in dialogue: Using popular theater, supporting families to meet basic needs: Promotores (community educators) work with over 200 Mayfair families each year. We nurture a shared community identity and support collective action to impact policies and build power. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Latino, Latinx, SCC, Immigrant Integration,
Somos Mayfair COVID-19 Resource Guide is a living document compiled by SOMOS Mayfair. If you’d like to add a resource or recommend any changes, please email

Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center

COVID-19 Update:
We are continuing to educate our clinical law students and serve clients remotely. For pro bono advice and representation in: Consumer Law, Immigration Law, or Workers’ Rights, please leave a voicemail at (408) 288-7030.
Free Santa Clara County Office of Labor Enforcement advice line on employment law issues. 1(866) 870-7725. Multi-language: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Mandarin Key Words:

Legal Aid Society

LAS provides free, civil legal services for those low-income persons unable to obtain access to the judicial system through other avenues. Community members provided with the needed tools to advocate for themselves and to lead more independent lives. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Advocacy, Bay Area Non-Profit Key Word:

Portuguese Community Center (POSSO)

POSSO maintains an extensive data-base on a variety of services and resources for Information and Referral. Staff and volunteers assist people with application for unemployment benefits, order of medications or other personal and social needs if you are homebound. Also Social Programs, language interpretation and translation, Brown Bag, Food Distribution, Naturalization, Legal Services, CADRE Partner Key Words: I&R, Multi-language: Portuguese

Sacred Heart Community Services

COVID-19 SHCS offers a broad range of social programs including assistance with food, clothing, housing, utilities, employment search, financial coaching, tax preparation, counseling and advocacy. Immigrant friendly. .Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Mental Health, families, citizenship, children, vulnerable populations, SCC, Undocumented, Finance

Healthier Kids Foundation

HKF focuses on ensuring access to health care services for all children. Enrolling in Medi-Cal means access to health services for FREE or at low cost, including preventive services like annual check-ups, dental, vision care and prescriptions. Now enrolling MediCal Expansion for Young Adults 19 – 25 (regardless of immigration status).. Call 1-877-557-0093 COVID-19 Vaccine information line 1-833-560-0560 Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: SCC, Undocumented

211 Bay Area Directory

211 is a free, non-emergency, confidential, 3 digit phone number and online database service that provides 24/7 access to critical health and human services. Text Coronavirus to 211211 for information on response efforts throughout the Bay Area. Referrals to new distribution locations and schedule for food box pick-up, and box meal distribution for children under 18. Food deliveries for those in quarantine or ill. Multi-language: over 170 languages Area: Counties of San Mateo, Napa, Solano , Marin and Santa Clara Key Words: food, housing, employment, health care, counseling, disaster, pandemic, COVID-19, SCC,

AACI (Asian Americans for Community Involvement)

AACI continues to provide essential healthcare servicesr:
**Health Center is providing medical care and screening for patients.
**Behavioral Health is providing counseling and support to clients using telehealth and phone visits when possible.
**Asian Women’s Home, their program for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, continues to shelter and support survivors and their children.
**Senior Center is serving nutritious take out lunches for seniors.
Multi service program. Hope Program (HIV/AISA outreach prevention & education), Primary Health Care Asian focused medical facility, Covered CA Insurance Enrollment Asst, Youth Services & Recreation, Mental Health Care: Counseling, Addictions, Problem Gambling, Center for Survivors of Torture, Senior Wellness, Asian American Voices. Multi-language: Cantonese, Mandarin,Chiu-Chow, Laotian, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, Tagalog, Lao-Mien, Farsi, and Japanese. Key Words: San Jose, Advocacy, Health Care, Seniors, Youth, Asian Pacific, Indo-Chinese, Substance abuse, Addiction, Recovery, AAPI, refugee, RIF, COVID-19, ethnic, SCC Language Bank,