Silicon Valley Pain Index Annual Reports

Since 2020, the purposes of the annual Silicon Valley Pain Index [SVPI] reports are to: (1) Provide an efficient, easily digestible, statistical overview of structured inequalities to inform policy and practice in “Silicon Valley.” (2) Serve to measure Santa Clara County’s performance as a “human rights county,” which it declared in 2018.  They show that the wealth gap between White households and Black and Latino communities is widening at an unprecedented rate, and the trends shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Open Doors: Adult Education

A partnership of adult schools and community colleges in Santa Clara County helping students no matter where they are in their educational journey.
Open Doors caring and supportive staff has knowledge of the large assortment of free and low cost programs available for all levels of adult student.
Access services for adults with disabilities
Key Words: GED, HS Equivalency, ESL, SBCAE, SCC, Multi-language, Spanish</strong >, Vietnamese</strong >

Human Agenda CLARO Project

Human Agenda / CLARO offers free immigration telephone consultations and free and low-cost immigration legal services to low-income immigrant community members. These benefits include removal defense, affirmative and defensive asylum, cancellation of removal, U visa applications, and more. For more details, please contact us via email at or call 408-759-9571.  An attorney will contact you for the consultation within two weeks.  Multi-language: Spanish, Farsi</strong >

Silicon Valley Indicators

The Silicon Valley Indicators website is an extensive and always fresh collection of charts and data on Silicon Valley’s economic and community health trends. Continuously updated with all the latest data, it also provides links to local, regional and national data sources, and resources for additional information within each of the indicator categories: People, Economy, Society, Place and Governance.   The Silicon Valley Index has been telling the Silicon Valley story since 1995. Released in February every year, the Index is a comprehensive report based on indicators that measure the strength of our economy and the health of our community highlighting challenges and providing an analytical foundation for leadership and decision making.

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 Silicon Valley’s diverse communities to impact the political, cultural, and social landscape of the region, while also becoming a nationally recognized model for community-based justice work.

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 with clients to develop career path, as well as provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling.

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 help with application for CalFresh.
For more information, email us at Key Words: Education,


7/21 This study was conducted during the global pandemic (COVID-19) with businesses and organizations switching nonessential operations to remote work. Further, during 2020, there was civil and social unrest due to the exposure of racial and gender disparities across many health, economic, and criminal justice systems in Philadelphia, as well as across the United States. The role of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the exposure to the social and political upheaval was at the forefront of our minds in the development of this tool. Key Words: Cultural Competence

Wellbeing & Suicide Prevention Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community

11/20 The County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services department has released a new resource for members of the LGBTQ+ community. This two-sided flyer lists 25 different places to get support, including counseling, medical care, crisis lines, and peer support. Multi-language: English,
Chinese, and Vietnamese. Key Wprds: SCC, therapy,

St. Joseph’s Family Center in Gilroy

CARES Act Funding – Apply by 9/30/20. The City of Gilroy, in partnership with St. Joseph’s Family Center, is providing Community Development Block Grant CARES Act funding (CDBG-CV) towards a rental assistance program for extremely low income people.
Ongoing programs: Drive-thru grocery distribution Mondays – Fridays from 8:00am – 2:00pm **** One time emergency rental and utilities assistance **** Transportation resources for homeless. Services are typically limited to families /individuals who meet low-come requirements and living in Gilroy or San Martin, CA. Multi-language

MENTAL HEALTH – WomenSV (Domestic Violence Support)

We work one-on-one with survivors to help them find the means to break free from abuse and go on to build healthier lives for themselves and their children. We assist with safety planning, provide court and attorney accompaniments and connect survivors to resources and help available to them, based on their specific needs. We educate the community, train providers and empower survivors to break the cycle of abuse in middle-to-upper income areas so that every woman and child can exercise their fundamental human right to be free and safe in their own home. Key Words: SCC, legal, Los Altos

Choices for Children

Need help paying for child care: California Alternative Payment Program (CAPP):
The family must be income eligible and children must be under 13 years of age or have exceptional needs. Our staff assist families in identifying child care and other community services that meet the specific needs of the child and family. Multi-lingual: Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian

Ujima Family Recovery Services

Ujima is a non-profit agency dedicated to helping families recover from alcoholism, drug addiction and behavioral health problems. The programs include Alcohol and Drug Education, Parent Education, Peer Mentoring, Clinical and Psychiatric Support Services and Therapeutic Child Care. We collaborate with the county and other agencies for the provision of case management, foster care and family support services. Serving Contra Costa County

Ujima Adult and Family Services

Provides culturally proficient mental health services to African youth, their families, and adults. Case management services are provided in the home and are available on a 24-hour basis. Refers clients to community resources to support academic success and allows clients to remain at home with their family. The African Adult Program provides 24-hour culturally proficient mental health services for the seriously mentally ill. Services include case management, medications, treatment and crisis intervention. Multi-language: Amharic, Creole, Somali, Tigrinya

Archive – San Jose COVID-19 Virtual Local Assistance Center

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this page consists of resources for San José residents on:
**Food ** Immigrant Resources ** Housing ** Employment & Job Training ** Health & Wellness ** Utilities & Internet ** Small Businesses and Nonprofits. For more information call 311 or 408-535-3500, or fill out a contact form. Live chat (8-5, M-F), TTY for the hearing impaired at 1-800-735-2922. Key Words: Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese |

European Immigrants in the United States

1/11/24  Europe has been a major source of North American immigration and population growth for more than five centuries. However, Europeans’ prevalence among U.S. immigrants began to wane in the second half of the 20th century. Significant changes in U.S. immigration policy in 1965 opened pathways for non-European immigrants, bright economic opportunities in post-World War II Western Europe made emigration less attractive, and Communist governments in most Eastern Europe countries erected barriers to emigration, all of which led to a significant drop in both the numbers and share of European immigrants in the United States. Whereas in 1960 Europeans constituted 75 percent of all U.S. immigrants, their share fell to 22 percent by 1990. While the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 led to a rise in immigration primarily from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, the proportion of European immigrants in the United States has continued to fall.  This Spotlight provides information on the European immigrant population in the United States, focusing on its size, geographic distribution, and socioeconomic characteristics.

SCC Office of Education Inclusion Support WarmLine

The Inclusion Support WarmLine (408) 453-6651, Offers FREE individualized supports for parents, teachers, and community members working with children who have disabilities and other needs. Offered in English, Spanish and Vietnamese (and other languages as needed). Contact Warmline: Multi-language:
English |
Spanish |

Key Words: Children, education, special needs, AFN, Inclusion Collaborative

Bill Wilson Youth Drop-In Center

COVID-19 Update The Drop-In Center is OPEN Monday – Saturday from 9 am – 9 pm and Sunday from 9 am – 5 pm.
Located at 693 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95112.
This center is a one-stop center for homeless youth (ages 13-25) who are living on the streets or marginally housed.
Services include: food, clothing, personal care items, lockers, and access to phone, computers and emails. Showers and washer and dryer facilities are also available for free. Open to all youth regardless of immigration status.
Key Words: Mental Health

Bill Wilson Center (Center for Living with Dying)

COVID-19 Update: Bill Wilson Center offers a variety of services for children, adolescents, families and adults, including health care, counseling, addiction recovery, housing, LGBTQ and Foster Youth programs, Drop In Centers, the Center for Living with Dying, and more. Services are provided independent of immigration status. If you need help or know someone who needs BWC’s services please call 408-243-0222. If you are in crisis please call 408-850-6125. Key Words: Undocumented, grief, trauma, ptsd Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese

Accessing COVID-19 Testing and Treatment – Tips for Uninsured and Undocumented CA Immigrants

COVID-19 testing, examination and treatment count as emergency services and are FREE of charge under Medi-Cal, regardless of income or immigration status. Emergency Services are not counted as Public Charge. Californians who are uninsured, regardless of income or immigration status, can call 877-409-9052 to get information and get help enrolling in Medi-Cal in their own language. Key Words: Health Care, Multi-language: English | SpanishVietnamese | TagalogSimplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Korean | Arabic |


We have created UndocuFund San Francisco to help those in our undocumented community experiencing hardship. We are working to raise money to help and will do our best to help as many people possible. We depend on the generosity of the community to donate to our fund in order to provide assistance.
You are eligible if you are undocumented and live or work in San Francisco, or lost employment in San Francisco due to the pandemic. To be added to our waitlist for assistance related to the coronavirus pandemic, complete the application. Multi-language:
Spanish is dedicated to increasing access to resources and knowledge for the undocumented immigrant community across the U.S. We understand that these times are especially hard on immigrant communities dealing with the unique challenges of coronavirus and immigration status.
Regularly updated national and state by state resource guides plus where to get legal help and DACA renewal.
Multi-lingual: Spanish
Key Words: COVID-19, health, financial, mental health, education

New Data Privacy Rights for California Consumers

1/1/2020 The CA Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which went into in effect on January 1, 2020.
CCPA grants new rights to CA consumers:
Right to know what personal information is collected, used, shared or sold by the business,
Right to delete the consumer’s personal information held by both the business and by extension, the business’s service providers;
Right to opt-out of the sale of the consumer’s personal information. As required by the law, businesses must provide a “Do Not Sell” information link on their websites or mobile apps;
Children under the age of 16 must provide opt-in consent, with a parent or guardian consenting for children under 13; and
Businesses may not discriminate against consumers in terms of price or service when a consumer exercises a privacy right under CCPA.

SAMHSA Mental Health Multi-Language Assistance Services

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families. Key Words: Directory, Multi-language: Spanish, Chinese, |(Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Russian, Arabic, Haitian Creole, French, Polish, Portuguese, Italian,German, Japanese, Farsi, English

Archive – A historic moment’: Santa Clara County unveils landmark Vietnamese service center

10/19/21 SAN JOSE ” Community leaders, military veterans and Santa Clara County elected officials broke ground Saturday for the country’s first healthcare service center designed specifically to serve the Vietnamese American community.
The center, built by the county and expected to open in the fall of 2021, will be a one-stop shop, where residents will be able to access the county’s senior wellness programs and mental health services, get vaccinations, visit a pharmacy and more. Key Words: SCC

Rainbow Railroad

Our singular focus is helping LGBTQ people get out to safety. Can you imagine going to jail for who you are or who you love? That is a reality for so many LGBTQI individuals around the world. Since our founding in 2006, Rainbow Railroad has helped more than 500 individuals find a path to safety to start a new life ” free from persecution.
We do not provide legal advice or use illegal methods for people to travel to safety. We are not a political activist organization so we don’t advocate or lobby for changes to laws in Canada or abroad. We connect refugees to local organizations that help with settlement but we don’t support them once they’ve arrived in a safe-country. Offices in Toronto, Canada and New York City. Key Words: International,

Privacy Protections in Selected Federal Benefits Programs

2/21/18 The federal laws protecting information about benefit recipients remain intact, and cannot be altered by an executive order.[3] Absent any change in federal statute, state agencies should decline any request for disclosure of information regarding a benefit recipient unless the request is consistent with these laws, the state plan approved for the program, and other federal regulations or guidance that flows from these federal statutes.
Key Words: Public Charge, KYR, Know Your Rights

Needy Meds

NeedyMeds is an information source, listing Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) that may provide free or low-cost prescription medicine to low-income people who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the guidelines. You apply directly to those programs. Also offers free Webinars on various health topics, including low cost pet meds. Key Words: Health, Pharmacy,

Archive – HONDURAS 2019 PILGRIMAGE BRIEF: – U.S. Responsibility and Roadmap for Change

7/19 An international delegation of 75 faith leaders involved with issues of social justice and immigration traveled to Honduras from March 18th to 25th, 2019, led by the SHARE Foundation, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and Sisters of Mercy of the Americas’ Justice Team. We went to listen, learn, and witness. Our objectives were to bring back to the U.S. a better understanding of what is at the root of the flow of migrants, especially youth and families, from Central America (and particularly Honduras),

Preparing for Immigration Raids: What Child and Youth Advocates and Service Providers Can Do

7/22/19 Massive enforcement actions also take a major toll on the organizations that serve children, youth, and families, including child care providers, schools, churches, food banks, and others. These organizations are forced into crisis mode to meet families’ immediate needs and to ensure that families are reunited. Over time, direct service providers bear the added responsibility of mitigating long-term harm to children whose families were needlessly torn apart. CLASP can support children’s and youth organizations in preparing for and responding to immigration enforcement actions in their communities. Key Words:


8/25/19 A list of organizations frim the CA Dept of Social Services, that have indicated they can provide legal consultation and/or education and outreach services specifically related to public charge.
The public charge regulation does not apply to lawful permanent residents (green card holders) applying for citizenship, refugees, asylees, Special Immigrant juveniles (SIJs), certain trafficking victims (T non-immigrants), victims of qualifying criminal activity (U nonimmigrants), or victims of domestic violence (VAWA self-petitioners), among others. Key Words: Health, Public Benefits,

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community.

CenterLink LGBT Community Center Member Directory

Serving over 200 LGBT community centers across the country in 45 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, as well as centers in Canada, China, and Australia, CenterLink assists newly forming community centers and helps strengthen existing LGBT centers, through networking opportunities for center leaders, peer-based technical assistance and training, and a variety of capacity building services.

Oasis Legal Services for LGBTQIA+ immigrants

We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3)organization providing comprehensive legal services to assist LGBTQIA+ immigrants. Our services include: * Screening for immigration relief * Affirmative asylum * Residency
* Citizenship * Family petitions
Serving territory of San Francisco Asylum Court Washington State to Canadian Border to Bakersfield in Central CA. Multi-language:
Spanish | Key Words: Gay Lesbian, Homosexual,

New Comienzos Help for Deportees in Mexico

Volunteer program with support, free services and assistance for people deported to Mexico.
Al llegar a México después de un largo periodo de tiempo o por primera vez. Nuestros, Dreamers, Personas Repatriadas y familias binacionales se encuentran con muchos problemas para re-adaptarse a la vida en México. Tenemos varios servicios gratuitos para ellos. Queremos asistirlos en la reintegración a la sociedad mexicana y ayudarles a que persigan y cumplan sus metas y objetivos. Queremos demostrar de que el sueño americano también en México se puede lograr empoderandolos un paso a la vez.

Sunnyvale Community Services

Services including food and one time financial assistance includes help with rent, rental deposits, utility bills, medically-related bills, bus passes, gas vouchers and pass-through direct assistance. Also enrollment assistance in MediCal, CalFresh, and other benefits. As part of a realignment of zip codes for the Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) of agencies in Santa Clara County, Sunnyvale Community Services is now serving low-income residents of the Alviso neighborhood of San Jose. Immigrant friendly. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Russian

SCC Parks Prescription Program

June 2019 The Park Rx Program is a partnership between Public Health, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Center, and the SCC Parks and Recreation Department. This program is designed to promote park utilization for individuals who are at high risk for chronic disease and to families with limited park access. Families receive park prescriptions from their physicians to participate in park walks, rain or shine, the first and third Saturday of each month. To address identified barriers to park utilization, participants receive parking passes, transportation if requested, Spanish translation and incentive items including rain gear. Key Words:

Vietnamese American Roundtable (VAR)

The VAR envisions a strong and unified Vietnamese American community that works towards improving our quality of life. Cultural Learning
Each year, VAR organizes events and workshops that are significant to the community – ranging from immigration forums, district elections, public health resource fairs, community cooking classes and more. Within each of our events, we build on the need to understand and pass on our cultural traditions.

Former Dreamer lends a hand to U.S. deportees arriving in Mexico

3/10/19 Israel Concha was taken to Texas by his Mexican parents when he was just four years old. Thirty years later he was deported.
Alone with no money or opportunities in Mexico City, Israel had nothing but his shattered self-esteem.
It motivated him to create a place to go for people like him – Mexican nationals who lived their entire lives in the U.S. and found themselves suddenly living in Mexico.
Our Game Changer is former Dreamer Israel Concha and his organization, New Beginning. key Words: Deport, Dreamer, Comienzo

ConXión to Community

COVID-19 Update: ConXión’s Day Worker Center is serving as a ‘drop-in center’ for homeless. Due to social distancing and attendance, the stay is time limited. Open 7-days a week, 7 am – 2 pm.
All services are open to all regardless of immigration status.
ConXión is located at 749 Story Road Ste 10
San Jose, CA 95122 Multi-lingual: Spanish, Key Words: San Jose, Mental Health, Employment

Somos Mexicanos – Help at Mexican Consulate for Mexicans Planning to Return

An initiative of the Mexican government, to provide Mexicans who have voluntarily and involuntarily returned to Mexico with comprehensive care, through an inter-institutional and coordinated model to assist with short term to their social integration. Spanish
Un Iniciativa del INM que tiene como objetivo brindar a los mexicanos que han retornado voluntaria e involuntariamente una atención integral, a través de un modelo interinstitucional y coordinado que contribuyan en el corto plazo a su integración social.

Living in Limbo: Your Rights, Benefits, and Obligations With No Immigration Status

7/20/18 Every year, millions of people wait for Congress to advance a solution that would provide stability for undocumented persons and their families. The numbers left waiting and worrying without a pathway to citizenship, protection from deportation, or the ability to work under the Trump Administration has only increased with the limitations on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for certain countries.
Without a solution, many are left with questions about how they can survive, resist, and thrive as an undocumented person in the US. If you are undocumented, this guide will help you answer some of those questions by informing you of your continuing rights, benefits, and obligations while you wait for federal legislation.

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATFADV)

24-Hour Multilingual Helpline [617-338-2355] will connect you directly with an ATASK employee or volunteer who can currently provide services in these languages: English, Bangla, Chinese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Taiwanese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Manipuri, Mien, Nepali, Tagalog or Filipino, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese
ATASK is a nonprofit, community organization serving Pan-Asian survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence. We provide services in Greater Boston and Greater Lowell and offer limited assistance in other cities throughout Massachusetts and New England.
P.O. Box 120108, Boston, MA 02112
Helpline: 617.338.2355
Office Telephone: 617.338.2350
Office Fax: 617.338.2354
Key Words: API, TRANSLATION, interpreter

Rights to Assistive Technology in Higher Education

6/15 Colleges have legal obligations to provide equal opportunities to students and applicants with disabilities. These obligations apply to all college programs, services and activities, including: admissions, academics, research, occupational training, housing, health insurance, counseling, financial aid, physical education, athletics, recreation, transportation, and extracurricular activities. These obligations include a right to assistive technology in order to allow students with disabilities to receive the same educational benefits as students without disabilities.
Key Words: AFN, Functional Access, disability, health care, mental health Key Words:

Burma Refugee Family Network (BRFN)

BRFN is a 501(c)(3) community-based nonprofit organization established to support and empower refugees of all ethnic groups from Burma resettling in the
wider SF Bay Area. BRFN provides and advocates for culturally and linguistically appropriate social support services, such as language training, social welfare, education, physical and mental healthcare, employment, housing, and cultural bridging and preservation. BRFN works in collaboration and partnership with other community organizations in order for the refugees and asylees to achieve self-sufficiency and civic engagement in the community. Office in Oakland. Multi-Language: Burmese, Translation?

Thousands march in “Families Belong Together” rallies across Bay Area

6/30/18 Calling on President Donald Trump to reunite more than 2,000 immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, Bay Area residents on Saturday joined hundreds of thousands of people across the nation to protest – some for the first time ever – a policy many say is a haunting reminder of America’s darkest moments in history.
Braving scorching heat, local protesters delivered a clear and loud message to the president: “families belong together.”

ICAN-International Children’s Assistance Network

COVID-19 Update:
Find information on everything regarding the virus: shelter-in-place; food distribution; family needs such as diapers, formula, and calming kits; learning at home for kids; financial relief information; and housing resources.

ICAN Social Programs
To engage and inspire Vietnamese Americans to make a difference in their lives, families and communities through culturally competent social programs. First 5 Family Resource Center. Local family support, counseling, disaster response, translation, Key Words:

Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)

RAICES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees in Central and South Texas. RAICES is the largest immigration non-profit in Texas with offices in Austin, Corpus, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Projects include RAICES Family Reunification and Bail Bond Fund: Free Our Families and LEAF PROJECT for Universal Representation for Unaccompanied Children.

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)

SEARAC is a national organization that advances the interests of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans by empowering communities through advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building to create a socially just and equitable society. We envision a socially, politically and economically just society for all communities to enjoy for all generations.
Site contains Directories of legal and CBO resources, original research and publications, and news and information about the impact of new immigration policies on the Asian commuinties. Key Words: API

Think Cultural Health

This website features information, continuing education opportunities, resources, and more for health and health care professionals to learn about culturally and linguistically appropriate services, or CLAS. Launched in 2004, Free CE’s e-learning. It covers strategies for providing CLAS during the prepare, respond, and recover phases of a disaster. A Communication Guide will help you and your organization interact more effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse individuals.
Think Cultural Health is sponsored by the Office of Minority Health. Key Words: Cultural Competence, Language Access

Refugee Congress

The Refugee Congress is an advocacy and advisory organization comprised of refugees, asylum seekers, and stateless persons from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our mission is to promote the well-being, integration, and dignity of all refugees, asylum seekers, and stateless persons in the U.S. and beyond by bringing our voices and experiences to inform decision makers on domestic and international issues and policies affecting our lives.

Workforce Institute (WI)

Through the Workforce Institute (WI), the San José Evergreen Community College District has been inspiring Silicon Valley’s workforce for over 30 years. A primary learning and development resource for individuals, public agencies, and business partners to develop workforce skills. Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Key Words: SCC, EVC, SJCC, Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese

Gateway Community Outreach

Our Family Resource Center supports over 1500 Edenvale families on a weekly basis, providing food, clothing, life skills classes, and more at no cost.
Other community programs including homeless advocacy, giveaways, Safe Space facility in San Jose, CA Key Words: Children, Teens, Human Trafficking, Human Rights

Community Services Agency (CSA)

CSA offers food and financial assistance for rent, PG&E bills, and vouchers for basic necessities such as work clothing and transportation. Limited dental, vision and prescription assistance for uninsured children.. For the most up-to-date information check
Facebook page
HOUSING: To apply for the rent relief package offered by the City of Mountain View, call 650-968-0836 or email and include your name and your phone number. Member Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) Multi-language: Spanish

New Vietnamese-American generation tackles deportation, poverty, more

12/15/17 The latest crisis roiling U.S. immigrant communities is the detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants. This also impacts Vietnamese-Americans. More than 8,500 Vietnamese have orders for removal, meaning they could be detained and deported at any time.
The Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, estimates there are 116,000 undocumented Vietnamese in the U.S., but there seems to be a belief that there are no undocumented Vietnamese.

SCC Rapid Response Network Hotline (RRN)

The Santa Clara County RRN is a 24/7 hotline that community members can call to report ICE operations and receive help in real life time! When you call the RRN line: The dispatcher that receives the call will support the community member in asserting their rights, and will dispatch trained Rapid Responders to the impacted site. If immigration enforcement is confirmed, the Rapid Responders will conduct legal observation, collect evidence that may support the immigration case of the impacted family, and provide moral support and accompaniment to the impacted family. If a community member is detained, we will connect them with immigration attorneys for legal counsel and provide accompaniment support. We want to make sure no community member has to go through this on their own.
To report a raid,Call (408) 290-1144
This is not a general information hotline. Key words: RRN, Deport Spanish

Disaster Legal Aid

The goals of this website are:
*to serve as a centralized national resource for legal aid, pro bono and criminal defender attorneys across the country on legal issues related to all types of disasters,
*to recruit and help mobilize pro bono attorneys in the aftermath of a disaster, and
*to provide accurate and timely information on legal issues related to disasters to the low and moderate income public.
This is a collaborative effort of Lone Star Legal Aid, the American Bar Association, the Legal Services Corporation, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, the Texas Legal Services Center and Pro Bono Net. Multi-language:
Spanish |

African Advocacy Network (AAN)

AAN offers immigration legal services for African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants working towards securing a legal status and beyond in the USA. Adjustment of status, Family petition, Consular Processing, VAWA, U-Visa,Citizenship & naturalization, Work Permit, Asylum applicants, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and removal defense. Multi-language Translation & Interpretation, Serving: San Francisco, Marin, the East Bay, SCC, Santa Clara County, South Bay and the Greater Bay Areas. Key Words: Trusted Resource List,

YWCA Silicon Valley

Services:providing safe and secure housing, crisis hotlines, counseling, court assistance, and other community and safety programs t Domestic Violence, sexual assault & human trafficking: VAWA, U &T visa. providing services and resources for the most vulnerable children, women, and their families – this includes those experiencing domestic violence and/or homelessness, those facing job cut-backs, low wages, and housing loss, and those impacted by emergency school closures who lack affordable childcare options.. By appointment only. Key Words: Women, pandemic, SCC Multi-language: Spanish


The UndocuFund provides direct funding to undocumented immigrants and their families in Sonoma County. We are working to care for and protect our community, and we have decided to re-activate Undocufund as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies. Many of our undocumented community members work in temporary or low-wage jobs, without access to sick leave, unemployment or the ability to work remotely. Immigrants, many of them undocumented, do essential work that sustains us all.

Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF)

IIE-SRF accepts applications from qualified scholars facing threats to their lives or careers. Fellowships support temporary academic positions at colleges, universities, and other research institutions anywhere in the world where the scholars can continue their academic work in safety. Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year, and qualified applications are reviewed by the IIE-SRF Selection Committee on a quarterly basis. Key Words: Refugee, Financial Aid, Scholarship, education

Ventanilla de Salud

A free program designed to help identify health services in the United States and Mexico. The staff of the Ventanilla de Salud, located in the Mexican consulate, can offer referrals to local health services and also with information and education on a variety of health topics. The main goals are tdisease prevention, promotion of healthy habits and establish local connections to appropriate health services. Multi-language: Spanish

NOVA Job Center

NOVA, through its two Job Centers, provides free customer-focused services to the job seekers of San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties. NOVA works closely with local businesses, educators, and individuals to ensure that our programs provide opportunities that build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to address the workforce needs of Silicon Valley. Key Words: Employment

ORAM – Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration

Founded in 2008, ORAM specializes in the protection of exceptionally vulnerable refugees, including LGBTIQ refugees. ORAM’s free professional training, toolkit, materials and direct refugee assistance, enable the international community to protect exceptionally vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers and safeguards the integrity of the international refugee protection system. Key Words: Gay, Transgender, Lesbian. Multi-language information and materials can be ordered or downloaded.
Arabic |
Farsi |
French | Russian | Spanish | Turkish |


Outlet is an LGBTQQ Youth organization based in Mountain View, California. As the Peninsula’s only comprehensive LGBTQQ Youth organization, including bilingual language services, they work with local communities to support and empower LGBTQQ Youth. Key Words: Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Queer,

US Climate Vulnerability Map

10/1/23 The most detailed interactive map yet of the United States’ vulnerability to dangers such as fire, flooding, and pollution was released by the Environmental Defense Fund and Texas A&M University.  Key Words:  Climate Change, disaster

Phone Ringtone Advises CA Immigrants of Their Rights

6/27/17 SALINAS These are uncertain times for the immigrant community and advocates are trying to find ways to bring them help and comfort.
The latest effort comes in the form of aby the United Farm Workers, a cumbia-style jingle that advises “if immigration comes, keep calm. You have the right to not sign anything and not say anything. You have the right to remain silent and to ask for a lawyer.”
Download Ringtone |

With the best of intentions, a California rule leads to dropouts and splits families

7/17/17 California under Gov. Pat Brown in the 1960s built housing for migrant farmworkers, who too often would have no place to sleep after toiling in the fields. Today, 24 housing centers, located from Williams at this end of the Central Valley to Arvin at the south end, house 10,000 farmworkers,. But an obscure regulation is disrupting the education of the children of migrant farmworkers, and splitting families up. It says that workers have to move 50 miles or more from the housing center to be eligible to reside there the following year.

At Home Humanitarian

At Home Humanitarian provides volunteer mentors to refugees and immigrants living within Northern California and Utah. Mentors can help answer any questions relating to American culture, customs, processes, laws, or community resources that would be helpful to the person they support.
Serving Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz. Multi-language: Key Words: Integration, RIF, Afghan

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

COVID-19 Update:
The Law Foundation is a non-profit agency that provides free legal services to Silicon Valley individuals in need. Our services are available through: Mental Health Advocacy Project: 408-280-2420***Legal Advocates for Children and Youth: 408-280-2416***Housing: 408-280-2424
Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: domestic violence; public charge,family law, and guardianships for youth; special education; housing law; health legal services,

Managing Money from Consumer Action

A financial literacy clearinghouse featuring Consumer Action’s award-winning multilingual educational materials, headline news on personal finance topics and recommended publications created by other organizations and government agencies. The materials focus on financial services, sound financial planning and debt management, saving for emergencies and retirement and how to avoid frauds and scams. Key Words: Allies1 Multi-language: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean

Big Future Scholarship Search

College Board’s Free Scholarship Search. Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion. Scholarship information is based on the College Board’s Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs. Enter your personal information to find the most matches. Key Words: Education, Directory,

SCC Rapid Response Network Training

The RRN in SCC is a community defense project developed to protect immigrant families from deportation and to provide moral and accompaniment support during and after immigration operations in our community. The Rapid Response Network relies on volunteers to protect our neighbors at risk of ICE activity and the network needs YOU! If you want to stand in solidarity with families impacted by immigration activity in your community, and are interested in attending an in-person or virtual training, please fill out this google form and we will follow up with you via email to set up a date.

Forward.US was founded by leaders in the technology community to give our values a voice in American politics. Tech is a community of dreamers and doers, entrepreneurs and engineers. We support comprehensive immigration reform, improving the quality of American education, and encouraging more investment in scientific innovation. Silicon Valley Chapter Key Words: Legal

Welcome Back INITIATIVE – Int’l Health Worker Assistance Center

Mission – To build a bridge between the pool of internationally trained health workers living in the U.S. and the need for linguistically and culturally competent health services in underserved communities.
Welcome Back Center Locations: San Francisco, San Diego, Boston, Rhode Island, Puget Sound, WA, Suburban, Maryland, New York, San Antonio, Colorado,
Northwest WA, Philadelphia

El Rescate

5/17 Provides multiple services, including legal counseling and representation, social services, education and economic development.  Serves the Central American community with immigration issues and orientation.  Also offers ESL and Spanish classes and emergency assistance for newly arrived refugees and others in crisis. Serving: LOS ANGELES Multi-lingual: Spanish

What to Know About Immigration Raids

March 2017 99 page booklet created by the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations, that compiles information and resources that should help you respond if ICE conducts raids in your community, including a documents check list, multi-language Know Your Rights (English, Spanish and Arabic) preparing a family plan, Plan for Children’s care, legal forms, contact information and more. Key Words: SCC

Forward Together

Forward Together is a multi-racial organization that works with community leaders and organizations to transform culture and policy to catalyze social change. Our mission is to ensure that women, youth and families have the power and resources they need to reach their full potential. By developing strong leaders, building networks across communities, and implementing innovative campaigns, we are facilitating collaboration. Offices in Oakland, CA and Alburqueque, NM

CA CASA Association – Foster Children

CA Appointed Special Advocates for Children. Every day in California, more than 88 children enter foster care, having experienced the grave injustice of abuse or neglect. All too often they get lost in the system and their critical needs go unmet. We’re here to improve these children’s lives. CASA Volunteers receive special instructions on how to address a child’s immigration needs and focus on the best outcome for each child.

SAMHSA National Helpline

SAMHSA National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) ,(also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the US DHHS. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.Key Words: Addiction,