Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC)

FBANC provides mentoring and scholarships for Filipino law students, social events, legal clinics for immigrants, job postings, networking and more for members.
FBANC hotline for help completing EDD forms including Unemployment, State Disability and Paid Family Leave (415) 484-2209. Options for Undocumented.
Multi-Language: Tagalog, Spanish, Illocano, Cebuano, Cantonese, Mandarin and Korean,
Key Words: Asian, API, Education, Scholarships, Financial Aid, KYR, Know Your Rights, Tenants

Disability Rights California Multi-Language Publications

Mission is to advocate, educate, investigate and litigate to advance and protect the rights of Californians with disabilities. We envision a barrier-free, inclusive, diverse world that values each individual and their voice. In this world, all people with disabilities enjoy the power of equal rights and opportunities, dignity, choice, independence and freedom from abuse, neglect and discrimination. Key Words: Functional Access, AFN, Health Care, Special Needs, Multi-language: Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Russian, Tagalog, Hmong, Armenian, Ukrainian, Lao, Thai, Arabic, Japanese, Persian, Farsi

Staying Safe Where the Earth Shakes

A CA statewide booklet that includes the “7 Steps to Earthquake Safety” – basic guidelines for what to do before, during, and after a damaging earthquake. . To keep our loved ones and our community safe, we must prepare now. This popular site includes extensive information on earthquake preparation with downloadable PDF’s specific to Southern and Northern California, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, and Alaska | Multi-language:
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Central Coast |
San Diego County |
Southern CA Coast |
Inland Southern CA Coast |
Central Valley South |
Inyo – Mono |
Delta Sierra |
Shasta Cascade |
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| Spanish | English – Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese |

Immigrants Rising (previously Educators For Fair Consideration (E4FC)

Immigrants Rising works to empower undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal scholarships, outreach presentations, educational guides and resource links. Immigrants Rising also provides resources, knowledge and financial support for immigrant entrepreneurs, regardless of legal status, at any stage of their journey. Key Words: DACA, Dreamers, undocumented, financial aid, SF Bay Area, SCC,
Educational resources that don’t require proof of citizenship or immigration status:
2022 Undergraduate Scholarships |
2022 Undergraduate Fellowships |
2022 Graduate Scholarships |
2022 Graduate Fellowships

NICOS Chinese Health Coalition

NICOS Chinese Health Coalition and provides information to San Francisco Chinatown residents
Chinatown Disaster Preparedness Project, Chinese Community Problem Gambling Project, Chinese Community Health Access and Self-Sufficiency Project, Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services Advocacy, Consultation and Training Project (CLAS ACT), a program to reduce health disparities in minority populations through promotion of the Office of Minority Health’s National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services. Key Words: Asian, API

I Speak Cards – Request for Interpretation

These cards can be used to help an individual obtain interpretive services. Check on the language to download and print out. Insert the name of the individual on the blank line on both the English and the non-English language statements. Cut along the border lines, place back-to-back with adhesive (glue or paste), and laminate the card. Arabic/English

A written list of 38 languages with the phrase, “Mark this box if you read or speak English.” can be used to initially identify the language needed.

Proteus, Inc.

COVID-19 Update: Our Proteus offices are open for business by appointment only. Toll Free: (888) 776-9998
***Provides employment assistance including services available to anyone, free of charge, on a walk-in basis: FREE public access to computers, fax machines, telephones, and copiers (for job-seeking purposes only). Assistance with applying for unemployment Insurance through EDD. Referral to partner agencies, employers, or other resources that might further assist you. Serving CA Central Valley including: Fresno County, Kern County, Tulare County, Los Angeles County and Kings County. Multi-language: Spanish Key Word: Vocational Training Key Words: Migrant Farmworker, Employment

Smart Voter

Smart Voter is one of the most comprehensive and reliable sources of unbiased information for voters on the Web. The service is made available to the public through partnerships with the League of Women Voters and election officials of various states and local communities around the US? Smart Voter’s technology and central operations are managed by the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund, a non-partisan nonprofit organization.

Social Justice Collaborative

Social Justice Collaborative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit legal aid society located in Oakland, California. As part of its initiative to defend non-citizens from deportation, SJC’s projects also include criminal defense and family-unity immigration. SJC aims to provide holistic legal services in all areas of the law, including tax equity for noncitizens, domestic violence prevention and protection, and family law. Multi-language: Spanish

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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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

Filipina Women’s Network

The Filipina Women’s Network is a private, non-profit organization founded and operated to raise funding and awareness of the activities, careers and status of women of Philippine ancestry living in the United States. FWN is committed to fostering the socioeconomic, political and educational advancement of Filipina women through publications, lectures, cultural heritage events, career initiatives and professional development programs. FWN provides Filipina women with opportunities to share practical career and business experiences.

Filipino Advocates for Justice

With offices in Oakland and Union City, Filipino Advocates for Justice offers help to Filipino immigrants, including: Naturalization Assistance, Family Reunification Assistance, information on how to navigate public benefits system, and General Information and Referral. Multi-Language: Tagalog Key Words: Asian, API

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

IRC (International Rescue Committee) in Northern California

IRC staff members and volunteers believe that refugees greatest resources are themselves. We help them translate their skills, interests and past experiences into assets that are valuable in their new communities.
IRC Northern California’s Emergency Response Fund for new Afghan arrivals
25 offices in the US, including Oakland and San Jose, CA. Multi-lingual: Oromo, Somali, Amharic, Assyrian, Arabic. French, Laotian, Persian, Farsi, Thai, Vietnamese, BIA Accredited., RIF, Key Words: SCC Language Bank

Kaiser Permanente Child Health Plan

Kaiser Permanente provides full membership through a subsidized Child Health Plan, offering a quality option in California that gives children from low income families the health care they need for just $8 or $15 per child, per month, for up to 3 children. Additional children are covered at no extra premium. Call our Member Service Contact Center at 1-800-464-4000 for information about enrollment periods. is a public service website that allows users to easily find, customize, and share data on more than 400 measures about child health and well being in California. Data are available for every county, and also are offered for cities, school districts, and legislative districts when available. Data includes age groups of children living with foreign born caregivers, languages spoken at home, and more. You can compare regions of interest, and view comparable statewide data.

Law Help CA

Law Help CA is California’s official and free online legal resource, providing multi-language links to reliable information about common legal issues, written by reputable sources on 16 general topics and over 140 specific subtopics. Regularly updated directory with links to legitimate and pre-screened organizations that offer free or low-cost legal advice and representation.

California Immigrant Welfare Policy (CIWP)

The CIPC is a project of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California (APALC), Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), National Immigration Law Center (NILC), and Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN). CIWC works directly in the community as well as with policy makers in order to provide an integrated response to welfare law changes and to advocate for the rights of low-income immigrants. Key Words: API 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,

California Pan Ethnic Health Network

Advocating for health equity, CPEHN monitors, analyzes, and develops policies that improve the health of communities of color. CPEHN convenes Diverse Communities to share information and provide a forum to develop a unified agenda to advance health equity. The resource page includes a Multicultural Health Web Portal with a collection of the most up-to-date studies and statistics on the health of our communities and the inequities we experience.

Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC)

CVOC’s service area is comprised of the three counties of Stanislaus, Merced and Madera. Services include vocational education, ESL, housing assistance, energy payment assistance, emergency supportive services, transportation, emergency food, youth employment, health care acquisition, child care services and community education services. Drought Relief – Emergency Asst Program and Temp Jobs Program. Serving Counties of Merced, Stanislaus, and Madera Multi-language: Spanish

California Courts Online Self-Help Center

COVID-19 Update:
During this emergency, local courts can decide to close some services. This may mean that you are unable to file papers at a courthouse or go to your court date.
Check your court’s local website to see if the court has made special orders that apply to you, like giving you more time to file papers, cancel your court date, or extend a restraining order that you have.
CA Courts Online Self-Help Center offers guidance on everything from traffic tickets to domestic violence and divorce. Provides information about the legal system and also links to legal services. Multi-language:
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Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC)

APALC was established in 1983 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and has become the largest organization in southern California that provides Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and other communities with multi-lingual, culturally sensitive services and legal education. In-house attorneys and paralegals with expertise in immigration and naturalization, workers’ rights, family law and domestic violence, immigrant welfare, voting rights and anti-discrimination. Multi-language: Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) , Hindi , Japanese, Korean, Mayayalam, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. Interpretation in other languages can also be arranged. Key Words: AAPI, citizenship

211 California

CA 211 links to Community, health, and disaster information (24-hour) for most California counties. Find community services near you – child care, senior services, counseling, food, shelter, job services, housing, employment, health care, and much more. Multi-language Key Words: I&R,

California Dept of Justice Office of Immigrant Assistance

Although often victimized, many immigrants are reluctant to seek assistance from law enforcement agencies, such as the local police, sheriff or even the CA DOJ. The office also will help immigrant communities to understand and use the legal system. Contains a complaint form and a Toll Free number (1-800-952-5225) to report suspected scams. |Spanish|
Multilanguage puplications on Child Safety, Elder Abuse, Hate Crime Prevention, and Immigration Consultants:

California Directory of Adult Schools

Comprehensive listing of staff and contact information for Adult Schools in California State, as well as generic descriptions of types of programs available. California Adult Schools make it convenient and affordable for all students to reach their educational, training, career and personal goals. As part of the state’s public school districts, Adult Educational PRograms offer ESL, Citizenship Classes, Adult Basic Skills, Classes for Senior Citizens and disabled, Vocational Training, and more. Key Words: