VTA ACCESS paratransit service

VTA ACCESS paratransit service is provided to eligible individuals with disabilities who cannot use conventional accessible bus and light rail transit service due to their physical, visual or cognitive disabilities. Paratransit is shared ride public transportation, operating within the same service area and service times as VTA bus and light rail service. Fees = double current transit route fees. Multi-language:
English Brochure | Spanish Brochure | Vietnamese Brochure | Chinese Brochure | VTA ACCESS PARATRANSIT Rider’s Guide May 2023 Update Key Words: AFN,

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

Food, Health Care, Mental Health, Foster Care, Rental Assistance, Immigration Legal services,  refugee resettlement,  Disaster Casework., other free and sliding scale social programs for children, adults and seniors. provided in English, Spanish and Vietnamese, at offices in San Jose and Gilroy.   Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration and CADRE.  https://www.facebook.com/WorkingToEndPoverty/?ref=ts Key Words: RIF, CADRE, Disaster

Dial 211 for Essential Community Services

In many states, dialing “211” provides individuals and families in need with a shortcut through what can be a bewildering maze of health and human service agency phone numbers. By simply dialing 211, those in need of assistance can be referred, and sometimes connected, to appropriate agencies and community organizations in the county where the caller is located. Key Words: Resource Directory. Multi-lingual:
Spanish |
Vietnamese |
Chinese |
Tagalog |
Korean |

Tenant Power Tool Kit

We are in this together. This is how it works:
You answer some questions about your eviction and debt situation. We help you fight your eviction and your rent debt, link you with legal resources and tenants’ rights groups, and our housing justice work including collective action campaigns.

Multi-language: SPANISH

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) to help older adults and people with disabilities get
COVID-19 vaccines.
888-677-1199 Monday-Friday 6:00am. to 5pm PT
or email DIAL@usaginganddisability.org Key Words: Information & Referral, Pandemic

FHFA Mortgage Translations Clearinghouse

An easy-to-use collection of translated documents and tools to assist lenders, servicers, housing counselors, and others in helping mortgage borrowers who have limited English proficiency? (LEP). Created by FHFA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac in collaboration with industry, consumer, and government partners, the SITE contains resources such as translated documents, borrower education materials, a standardized glossary of mortgage terms, and more.
Multi-language: English, Spanish, traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Tagalog.
Key Words: Language Access, housing

With protections ending, what tenants and landlords need to know

4/1/22 After two years, four extensions and untold numbers of public and private aid programs, California’s broad safety net for renters struggling through the pandemic is being dismantled this month. Lawmakers this week extended a statewide eviction moratorium through June but only for families that have applied to the state’s emergency relief assistance program, Housing is Key. The $5.5 billion relief fund closed to new applications March 31.

Elevate Mt. View guaranteed basic income (GBI) pilot program

2/22/22 The City Council approved over $1 million in funding for 166 families The Elevate MV pilot program will involve:
**Aiding extremely low-income Mountain View families and custodial caregivers with at least one child under the age of 18. Income eligibility would be set at 30% Area Median Income (AMI).
**Restricting eligibility to Mountain View residents without regard to immigration documentation and/or housing status.
**Providing participants $500 a month from 12 to 24 months ($6,000 per year), serving approximately 166 families.
The City anticipates applications for Elevate MV will start being accepted in the May/June timeframe through an online portal available in multiple languages.

Vietnamese – American Service Center (VASC)

4/10/22 All Health Services now Open
offer a wide range of culturally competent services including resources will eventually include primary care, dental care, social services, on-site child supervision, and an array of community programs to promote wellness. Language capacity at the center will include, at minimum, English, Vietnamese, and Spanish, reflecting the communities and populations that will be served at the Center, located at 2410 Senter Road in East San José.
call (408) 828-4981 or email VASC@ceo.sccgov.org. Multi-language: Vietnamese and Spanish

RAINN: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country.
Anyone affected by sexual assault, whether it happened
to you or someone you care about, can find support on
their National Sexual Assault Hotline. Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Online Chat Hotline |
Spanish Online Chat Hotline |
Multi-language: Spanish

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 to sustain current housing situation
Make referrals and linkages to community resources
Here4You: 408-385-2400
Call Center hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
In addition to referrals for openings at emergency shelters/ temporary housing programs, BWC’s staff will help those seeking rental assistance by directing them to additional Homeless Prevention Services.
For additional information contact: Malisha Kumar, Program Director at
408-316-4270 or mkumar@billwilsoncenter.org

Keep Your Benefits – Final Public Charge Rule & MediCal Update

FINAL PUBLIC CHARGE RULE:  The rule clarifies that immigrants will not be penalized for receiving most health care, food, and social programs.  Rules about public benefit programs and immigrants are confusing. But benefits can help your family stay healthy and thrive. Get the facts about public charge & immigration. Fill in the National Public Charge Test Guide to see if public benefits could affect different immigration options.   Spanish |   ChineseCA Specific Public Charge Test Guide

5/1/23 MediCal Update

711 Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS)

Free TTY-based Telecommunications Relay Services permit persons with a hearing or speech disability to use the telephone system via a text telephone (TTY) or other device to call persons with or without such disabilities.

Dial 711 to be automatically connected to a TRS communications assistant. It’s fast, functional and free. Dialing 711, both voice and TTY-based TRS users can initiate a call from any telephone, anywhere in the US, without having to remember and dial a ten-digit access number.
Multi-language:
Spanish |
Vietnamese |
Chinese |
Tagalog |
Korean |
Key Words: Access and Functional Needs, Communication, AFN

Guide to Promoting Immigrant Health

Undocumented Californians have the legal right to use public services.
A collection of multi-language public messages on resource eligibility for undocumented immigrants, powerpoints and downloadable materials for service providers to educate immigrants on their rights.
Info on Public Charge, COVID-19 vaccine and treatment, MediCare, EITC, language interpretation rights, and more.

Veggielution Community Farm

Veggielution Community Farm was created in 2008 to help people make healthy food choices and provide opportunities for connecting with the natural world. We are fostering a sustainable food system through our urban farm that engages the community by providing access to organic and local food, creates youth leadership opportunities, and develops creative solutions to environmental and social justice issues. Veggielution partners with GFS and 3 other local agencies in the Sí Se Puede! Collective. Multi-language: Spanish

Mortgage help from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

There is free foreclosure help. If anyone tries to charge you in advance for help or guarantees that they can stop your foreclosure, they’re not legitimate.
If you’re behind on your mortgage, or having a hard time making payments, we want to get you in touch with a HUD-approved housing counselor”they’ve been sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Your counselor can develop a tailored plan of action for your situation and help you work with your mortgage company. They’re experienced in all of the available programs and a variety of financial situations. They can help you organize your finances, understand your mortgage options, and find a solution that works for you.

Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors

We can offer friendly phone calls to keep connected, no contact gardening and Household Hazardous Waste Pickup for seniors over 65 years old who live in: Santa Clara, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, Campbell, and the West San Jose zip codes 95117, 95125, 95126, 95128, 95129, 95130.
Call (408) 241-1571</strong >
Service Eligibility We serve adults 65 years of age or older who reside in West Santa Clara County, depending on your zip code. Let’s see if we can help you! There are no waiting lists, or lengthy registration process. If you qualify, you become our client and can begin requesting services at least 7 business days in advance of your need.
See if you are eligible Key Words: Trnsportation

New Hope Chinese Cancer Foundation

Free assistance for Chinese cancer patients in Santa Clara County. New Hope Milpitas office will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning from 10-12 pm. Please call ahead before visiting. Face covering and keeping social distance is required. Patient services, transportation, survivorship classes, and support groups will be conducted online. For inquiries, please contact info@newhopecancer.org or 408-609-3338 Multi-language: Chinese Key Words: AFN

SCC Section 8 Rental Assistance Interest List Registration

Online Registration is STILL open! To improve your access to housing opportunities, our new online interest lists are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Joining our interest lists tells us you would like to receive rental assistance in Santa Clara County through the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8).
The Santa Clara County Housing Authority will never charge you to receive a Section 8 voucher. Multi-language:
Spanish |
Vietnamese |

Season of Sharing forms and guidelines – Revised

11/21 Assistance from the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund is available to low-to-moderate income families with dependent children, senior citizens (55+), disabled individuals, veterans, victims of domestic violence, pregnant women in their 2nd or 3rd trimester, and transitioning emancipated foster youth who have a critical need and who reside in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, or Sonoma.
Housing Assistance and Critical Family Needs assistance is provided in the form of grants that are paid directly to the supplier of services, such as a landlord. Applicants do not receive direct grants. Multi-language:
Spanish

Multi-language COVID-19 Videos and Quickguides

Disinformation during COVID-19 is more than just fake news ” it can mean life or death in terms of how people take care of themselves and their loved ones. We designed these cards to be shared widely through social media and encourage you to share them, but as a set. Sharing just one card out of the whole set could lead to confusion. Multi-language:
, in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telegu, Bengali, Urdu, Marathi, Nepali, Kannada, Burmese, Key Words: Indian, international

Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)

CAPI is a 100% state-funded program designed to provide monthly cash benefits to aged, blind, and disabled non-citizens who are ineligible for Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) solely due to their immigration status. The Welfare Reform Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193) eliminated SSI/SSP eligibility for most non-citizens. As a result, most immigrants who were not receiving SSI/SSP in August 1996 are no longer eligible for SSI/SSP. The amount of CAPI benefits is equivalent to the amount of SSI/SSP benefits.
CAPI recipients may be eligible for Medi-Cal, CalFresh and In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), but they must file for each benefit separately. There is no automatic eligibility link between CAPI and these other programs.

Health Care Advance Directive.- Guide with an Easy-to-Use, Multi-State Form for All Adults

8-26-20 A Guide with an Easy-to-Use, Multi-State Form for All Adults produced by the Commission on Law and Aging, American Bar Association. The form in this guide is a simple version of a Health Care Advance Directive. It allows you to choose someone to make health care decisions for you if you can’t. If you name a health care agent when you are healthy, you will make sure that someone you trust can make health care decisions for you if you become too ill or injured to make them yourself. Multi-language:
Spanish

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.
Spanish
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

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC)

To qualify, one must:
***Be a person with a significant disability or impairment, which limits ability to function independently in home, community, environment, or work
***Be able to benefit from services to achieve a greater level of independence; and
***Live or work in Santa Clara County, or a county that does not provide independent living services that SVILC provides.
Complete the Intake process to receive SVILC’s services. Please email info@svilc.org or call (408) 894-9041 to begin this process.
For anyone who relies on electricity for life sustaining equipment, call SVILC at 408-894-9041 or email us at PSPS@svilc.org to get on our Public Safety Power Shutoff contact list,
Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese

Disability Rights Videos

Rooted in Rights – Videos on accessibility, alt text, and AFN Tools and resources. Redefining narratives around disability, mental health and chronic illness. As part of Disability Rights Washington, our Seattle-based team of disabled video producers, editors and digital organizers partner with both local coalitions and national advocacy campaigns to fight for concrete changes for our community. Key Words: AFN, Access & Functional Needs, BLM, KYR

Discount Clipper START Card

Save on San Francisco Bay Area transit. with a pilot program to provide single-ride discounts to eligible riders. Participants can receive: a 50% discount on Caltrain, Muni, and Golden Gate Transit and Ferry, and a 20% discount on BART,
To qualify, you must…**Be a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area **Be 19-64 years old **Not have an RTC Clipper Card for people with disabilities **Have a household income of 200% of the federal poverty level or less. Multi-language: , ,
Spanish |
Chinese |
Tagalog |

SCC Community Resources for Youth, Families and Individuals Impacted by COVID-19

Santa Clara County Directory – Many services are available to all members of our community, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status.
If you, a family member or someone you know has been impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and need food assistance, health services, financial help, legal assistance or other support services, here are some available resources that can help.

IRC Individual Development Account (IDA)

START SAVING – Get up to $4,000 for individuals and $8,000 for families to buy a car or pay for school. This is not a loan”you never need to pay this money back! Start learning about American finances, building your credit, managing your money, and investing in your future through the Saving Together Program. Eligibility requirements:
– Refugee, Asylee, SIV or T-Visa
– Arrival date <3 years for car or <5 years for education - Low to medium income range For more info contact International Rescue Committee– Lonny Dara (408) 529-7395 Lonny.Dara@Rescue.org
Key Words: Education, Scholarship,

Cityteam

For those living below the poverty line in Santa Clara County:
Community Services providing them food boxes, backpacks, school supplies, diapers, hygiene items, clothing, household items, and furniture.
Medical & Dental Clinic volunteer doctors and dentists provide medical and dental care to those in need.
Phone: (408) 288-2185 sjrescue@cityteam.org
Key Words: COVID-19, Coronavirus, SCC

Midtown Family Services

Family crisis response services is a vital part for families to become stably housed and economically self-sufficient. we provides a comprehensive range of support services designed specifically for those in distress. Key Words: Rental Assistance, casework

Union Plus Benefits

Union Privilege is a nonprofit organization founded by the AFL-CIO in 1986 to provide benefit programs exclusively to union members (current and retired) and their families.
We pass along the exclusive benefits we’ve negotiated on behalf of union members directly to you. Also Disaster Relief Grants, Mortgage Assistance, Advocacy, and more. These benefits and programs are FREE to union members and their families. There’s no membership “if you’re a current or retired union member or a family member ” you’re in.

Avenidas Senior Center in Palo Alto

Volunteer drivers to and from medical appointments, pick up groceries and prescriptions, and other services as needed.
8/28/21 Grand re-opening of classes, resources and social programs, including Health & Wellness, Senior Nutrition, and:
LGBTQ Seniors Initiative |
Chinese Community Center
Bilingual Programs: Vietnamese
Multi-language: Mandarin, Vieetnamese
Key Words: Transportation, Food, Mental Health,

PG&E  Potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

If severe weather threatens a portion of the electric system, it may be necessary for PG&E to turn off electricity for several days, in the interest of public safety. Enroll in the Medical Baseline
program if you rely on power for medical needs to receive extra notifications in advance of a PSPS and a lower monthly rate.
Multi-language:
Spanish
Vietnamese
Chinese
Tagalog
Korean
Russian
Key Words: Access and Functional Needs, AFN, Special Needs, Disaster

Disaster Legal Services (DLS)

DLS provides confidential free legal assistance to low-income survivors who were directly affected by the Presidentially declared major disaster, meet the definition of low-income, and do not have the means to hire an attorney. Low-income refers to survivors who have insufficient resources to secure adequate legal services, whether the insuffiency existed prior to or resulted from the major disaster. DLS attorneys are volunteers who provide survivors with legal counseling and advice, and when appropriate legal representation for non-fee generating cases; they are not FEMA employees. Any
services or conversations that occur between a survivor and one of the attorneys are confidential and will not be shared with FEMA.

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

CA Immigrant Resilience Fund

The California Immigrant Resilience Fund was launched to help our immigrant friends, neighbors, and coworkers whose immigration status puts them in danger of hunger, homelessness, and extreme economic hardship. Funds are distributed through 60 partner agencies throughout the state. Many have long waiting lists. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Undocumented, farmworkers, finance, donations, disaster

Multi-language COVID-19 Fact Sheets from the Health Literacy Project

We create and translate accessible COVID-19 information into 35 different languages to help all patients know when, and how, to seek care. Our materials are created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing.
All materials are reviewed and vetted by physicians and medical school faculty members at the Harvard hospitals. These materials are created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing. These materials are freely available for download and distribution without copyright restrictions. Key Words: Healthcare, Coronavirus Multi-Language:
Albanian / Shqip |
Amharic |
Arabic |
Armenian|
Bengalii |
Chinese (Simplified) |
Chinese (Traditional) |
Creole / Kreyòl ayisyen |
Dutch / Nederlands |
Farsi |
Filipino |
French / Français |
German / Deutsche |
Greek
Gujarati |
Hiligaynon / Ilonggo |
Hindi |
Italian / Italiano |
Japanese |
Korean |
Malay / Malay |
Malayalam |
Marathi |
Navajo |
Oromo |
Polish / Polskie |
Portuguese / Português |
Punjabi |
Romanian /Român?|
Russian |
Serbian|
Somali / Af Soomaali |
Spanish / Español |
Swahili / Kiswahili |
Tamil |
Telugu |
Turkish / Türk |
Ukrainian |
Urdu|
Vietnamese t |
Key Words: SCC LAP

SV Strong

Links to Santa Clara County COVID-19 resources and programs including:
How to Volunteer, Rent & Mortgage, Virtual Income Tax Support, Low Cost Internet, Childcare, Immigrants, Unemployment Insurance, Seniors, Stimulus Payments, Mental Health, Support for Homeless Residents, Find Employment, Donate Medical Supplies or Services. Key Words: SCC, Coronavirus, Silicon Valley

Animals – PET PANTRY – Silicon Valley Humane Society

4/11/21 Pet Pantry is available to all residents of Santa Clara county experiencing financial hardship. Pet Pantry food is distributed from our Animal Community Center located at 901 Ames Avenue in Milpitas between the following hours:
Thur 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. & Fri – Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Pet Pantry assistance is offered every 30 days based on availability. Prescription diets are not available. Supply is based on donations and will vary month to month. Addition of another animal to your home while accepting Pet Pantry assistance will result in removal from the program.
Email: petpantry@hssv.org
Phone: (408) 262-2133

Bay Area Funeral Consumers Association (BA-FCA)

The Bay Area Funeral Consumers Association*(BA-FCA) is the local affiliate of the national nonprofit Funeral Consumers Alliance dedicated to protecting the right to choose meaningful, dignified, affordable death care.
BA-FCA cannot provide direct financial assistance for funerals or death care, but we can help you find the best prices in the Bay Area for simple funeral arrangements, and we can direct you to some sources of financial help.

SCC Emergency Assistance Network (EAN)

The Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) agencies in Santa Clara County provide a variety of services to prevent homelessness, utility disconnections, and hunger. The goal is to stabilize individuals and families during times of trouble and help them return to self sufficiency.
Member Agencies St. Joseph’s Family Center |
LifeMoves – Georgia Travis House |
LifeMoves -Opportunity Services Center |
https://www.lifemoves.org/directory/opportunity-services-center/
Community Services Agency (CSA) |
Sunnyvale Community Services |
West Valley Community Services |
The Salvation Army |
Sacred Heart Community Service |
Key Words: Food, Rent, Mortgage, Utilities Assistance, Medical, Transportation.

Santa Clara County CAN (COVID-19 Assistance Navigation Hotline)

Leave a message on the SCC CAN Hotline 408-802-2124 and receive a call back within 24 hours with assistance to:
***Navigate safety net services like unemployment, food, housing, and others by helping you understand what assistance is available and guiding you through the application process.
***If needed, we can connect you with legal aid attorneys to answer questions about work related legal issues, such as questions related to employment status and income.
Mulri-language: English, Spanish and Vietnamese
SCC CAN is a project of the Fair Workplace Collaborative: Vietnamese American Round Table, Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants, Day Worker Center of Mountain View, Step Forward Foundation, Enterprise Foundation, Latino Business Council of Silicon Valley, Working Partnerships USA

PG&E Financial assistance support for our residential utilities customers

Ongoing California Alternate Rates for Energy Program (CARE). A monthly discount of 20% or more on gas and electricity. Participants qualify through income guidelines or if enrolled in certain public assistance programs. Family Electric Rate Assistance Program (FERA). A monthly discount of 18% on electricity only. If you have recently lost your job, even if you are receiving unemployment benefits, you may qualify for a reduced energy rate through our CARE or FERA programs. Multi-language:
Spanish |
Chinese |
Vietnamese |
Tagalog |
Korean |
Russian |
Key Words: Utilities

Operation Access (OA)

With support from the community, we bring together medical professionals and hospitals to provide donated outpatient surgical and specialty care for the uninsured and underserved. OA enables Bay Area health care providers to donate vital surgical and specialty care to people in need.
Do you work at a community clinic? We provide a referral pathway for community clinic patients who need specialty medical services many clinics cannot provide. Our volunteers donate their time to help your patients.
Refer a Patient.
Multi-language:
Spanish |
Chinese
Key Words: COVID-19, Undocumented

Housing Industry Foundation Emergency Assistance

12/27//20 HIF Update:
Community members threatened by homelessness and interested in applying for an emergency grant, will be required to demonstrate need and ability to utilize our emergency housing grants for sustained stability up to $2,500. Apply to network partner organization for your zip code. An unstable housing situation can arise from any number of unexpected circumstances, such as medical bills, job loss, or Covid-19 related circumstances.
Key Words: pandemic

Friends of Hue Foundation

FHF provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and disaster preparedness education in the Bay Area. We have a trained Bi-lingual Vietnamese speaking emergency response team to help with natural disaster. Volunteers provide food and supplies and helped with filing claims for the victims.
PLEASE CALL FHF at 844-510-4156 IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED ASSISTANCE.
We will do our best to support you during this difficult time. Multi-language: Vietnamese

Indian Health Center

2/13/21 COVID-19 Update: In-office visits are being kept to a minimum but most services can now be accessed via telehealth (you could have a Medical, Dental or Counseling appointment by phone, tablet, or computer). The WIC program continues as usual.
Coronavirus vaccine clinics for registered clinic patients, based on the availability of the vaccine.
Call (408) 445-3400. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese
Key Words: Coronavirus, Healthcare, COVID-19

Free Summer Meals for ALL Children & Youth 18 and Under

6/26/22 Free meals are available to ALL kids ages 18 and under this summer, with no registration required! Second Harvest of Silicon Valley has launched a site locator on its website. Families can enter their locations using their address, city, or zip code. Icons pop up on a map where summer meal sites are located and when users click on the icon, they see all the information needed, including location details, mealtimes and contact information.
School meal programs are not subject to Public Charge.
Multi-language:
Spanish |
Vietnamese |
Chinese |
Tagalog |
Farsi |
Russian |
Arabic |
French |
Italian |
German |
Dutch |
Key Words: School

NILC FAQ: Eligibility for Assistance Based on Immigration Status

5/27/21 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has passed several emergency measures that provide
assistance to struggling individuals and families. This table provides information about immigrants’ eligibility for these programs in addition to potential implications for public charge determinations.
(USCIS recently posted an alert clarifying that it will not consider testing, treatment, or preventive care related to COVID-19 in a public charge inadmissibility determination. Key Words: Pandemic

MediCal Expansion Covers Young Adults

1/1/2020 Beginning January 1, 2020, a new law in California will give full scope Medi-Cal to young adults under the age of 26 and immigration status does not matter. All other Medi-Cal eligibility rules, including income limits, will still apply. Key Words: Health, undocumented Multi-language: Frequently Asked Questions
English |
Arabic |
Armenian |
Cambodian |
Farsi |
Hindi |
Hmong |
Japanese |
Korean |
Laotian |
Mien |
Punjabi |
Russian |
Spanish |
Tagalog |
Thai |
Ukranian |
Vietnamese |

Pro Bono Legal Project

COVID-19 Update:
If you have a legal problem in a civil matter in Santa Clara County and you live in this County of Santa Clara, but cannot afford a private attorney, we might be able to help. We take or assist with cases in family law, and consumer law.including:
Family Law Clinics – Divorce, Paternity Issues, Domestic Violence, Custody Matters
Lawyers in the Library-Clinics
Virtual Lawyers in the Library
Limited Scope & Full Representation
Debtors’ Rights Clinics
General Administrative Support – Client Intake, Translation, Form Completion
Other Services include Lawyers in the Library Virtual Assistance

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

Sourcewise (formerly Council on Aging)

While our Information & Referral resources are specialized to help older adults and older persons with disabilities, we strive to support any individual (18 or older) who requires assistance finding resources within Santa Clara County. Services include: information & awareness – health insurance counseling & advocacy program – senior employment services – meals on wheels – care management – family caregiver support program – public authority services – senior farmers’ market nutrition program – Interactive Resource Database. , South County Transportation for Non-Emergency Medical, Vaccine Clinics and Errands Call (408) 762-7362 , Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Key Words: Seniors, Health

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

The Salvation Army SCC

A national faith based organization with multiple social services including Disaster Services, Emergency Financial Assistance, Emergency Shelter, Food, Family Counseling Services, Health Services, Housing and more. Main Santa Clara County offices in San Jose and Gilroy. Spanish Key Words: EAN, Homeless, Disaster, CADRE, SCC

SCC Better Health Pharmacy – Free Prescriptions

Walk-in patients can deliver prescriptions during open hours. Doctors can fax prescription to (408) 294-6305 or send electronically and medication will be mailed after confirmation of address.
No controlled drugs, NO insurance, NO copays
We are the first and only dedicated drug donation pharmacy in California. We received unused, unopened, and unexpired medications from manufacturers and licensed healthcare facilities, and dispense the drugs at no cost to patients who have a valid prescription and ID. Our pharmacy aims to increase medication access for all and serves patients who cannot afford their medications. Key Words: Multi-language: English | Spanish | Chinese | Vietnamese |

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 RentHelp@csacares.org and include your name and your phone number. Member Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) Multi-language: Spanish

Apoyo Legal Migrante Asociado (ALMA)

Providing legal advice, education, and services to immigrants and the legal community. Specializing in serving low-income immigrants and charging below market rate fees. Family-based immigration advice and practice. Assistance to immigrant victims of crime and survivors of domestic violence who do not have immigration status. Services: Low cost immigration legal services in Milpitas, U-visa, VAWA, education SCC OIR List Multi-language: Spanish

Project Sentinel – Housing Advocacy

Project Sentinel’s primary function is to assist individuals with housing problems such as discrimination, mortgage foreclosure & delinquency, rental issues including repairs, deposits, privacy, dispute resolution, home buyer education, post purchase education and reverse mortgages.
Make an appointment for a FREE 15 – minute consultation
Service Area; Counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo, Stanislaus, Sacramenti, Cities of Fremont & Merced. Offices in Fremont, Gilroy, Modesto, Redwood City, Milpitas, Sacramento and Santa Clara. Monterey County via our Salinas office. SCC Multi-language: Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin),

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,

EveryoneOn – Low Cost Internet, Equipment, and Free Digital Literacy Classes

EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit working to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet service and computers, and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected Americans. Through partnerships, EveryoneOn is able to offer home Internet service for under $20 in 48 states and the District of Columbia. We work with refurbishers, to offer devices for under $100. Spanish Key Words Education

Justia Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

The Justia Lawyer Directory is a listing of lawyers, legal aid organizations, and pro bono legal service organizations. Our services include a 24-hour toll-free crisis line, an emergency shelter, counseling, information and referrals, support groups, safety planning, legal services and community education presentations. Staff and volunteers also contact police reported victims of domestic violence to inform them of their rights and resources. All Support Network services are completely confidential, are either free or low-cost. Multi-language: Spanish and English.: Mt. View, SCC

Jewish Family & Children’s Services (JFCS)

PLEASE CALL US IF YOU NEED SUPPORT OR ASSISTANCE. 415-449-1200
Programs for adults, seniors, youth, children, refugees, emegres. Immigration, ESL and Citizenship assistance, financial assistance. Educational Scholarships and Loans
Areas Served: Offices in Palo Alto, San Mateo, San Francisco, San Rafael, and Santa Rosa – Counties of Sonoma, Marin, San Mateo, SF, and Santa Clara. CADRE Partner Key Words: SCC, Koret, LGBT, Domestic Violence, Hospice, Counseling, Emergency Assistance

Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center

Our mission is to provide a broad array of opportunities and programs, and a spirit of community that celebrates the many facets of our constituency. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of all ages and backgrounds find resources and support services that are not available elsewhere, including: Library, Free Cyber Center, Art Exhibits, Social Events, HIV Testing, Counseling and weekly Spanish AA meetings. Key Words: Mental Health, Social @billydefrank https://www.facebook.com/billydefrank Key Words: SCC,

Health 4 All Kids

Beginning January 1, 2020, young adults up to age 26, no matter their immigration status, will be eligible for Medi-Cal Unlike restricted-scope Medi-Cal, children with full-scope Medi-Cal are able to get all covered services, including: annual checkups, regular doctor visits, vaccinations, mental health, and dental care. Many of these services are at no cost to the family.
For FREE and confidential legal and health information, like Medi-Cal eligibility rules, visit Health Consumer Alliance or call 888-804-3536 Multi-language:
Spanish
Key Words: Healthcare

Mayview Community Health Center

COVID-19 Update:
MayView Community Health Center is temporarily consolidating clinic operations due to Coronavirus. Until further notice, we will continue to see patients for limited services.
Do NOT go to a MayView clinic without an appointment. Anyone with concerns about COVID-19 symptoms,please call (650) 327-8717 before coming in. Telehealth appointments are held through SecureVideo and require downloading Zoom on your phone/tablet/computer. MayView staff will call patients with Telehealth appointments 20 minutes before their scheduled time to assist with setting up devices for video/phone connectivity with MayView providers. Multi-language: Spanish

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MayView Community Health Center was founded in 1972 to provide high quality primary health care to low-income people from all cultural and language backgrounds, regardless of ability to pay. Serving low-income families and individuals in northern Santa Clara County with clinics located in Palo Alto, Mt. View and Sunnyvale. Member of Community Health Partnership of SCC (CHPSCC) Key Words:

Bay Area Community Health (prev Foothill Community Health Center)

BACH Medical and Dental Clinics ARE OPEN. Now offering Tele-health services. Drive through testing with referral from Provider.
Medical Services, Women’s Health, Dental, Counseling, Optometry, Mental Health, Vaccinations, Pediatric, Family Planning, Student Wellness. Sliding Fee: Low income, uninsured patients may qualify for subsidized (part-pay) discount fees depending on their income and number of dependents. Key Words: Clinic, Hospital,
No one is refused service because of lack of financial means to pay and offer everyone care based on a sliding fee scale. Multi-language: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Hindi, Farsi

West Valley Community Services (WVCS)

COVID-19 Update:
WVCS is providing food and emergency financial assistance. For information for questions about emergency financial assistance. referrals, and services recert@wvcommunityservices.org or call 408-366-6092. for those living in the following zip codes: 95014, 95030, 95032, 95033, 95044, 95070, 95129, 95130.
Grocery pick is open to all clients living in the west valley communities of Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and West San Jose. You can call 408-255-8033 to get more information.
If you or anyone you know is affected by schools and/or business closures, loss of jobs and hourly earnings, or are now having to take care of dependent older adults amidst the COVID-19/coronavirus crisis, we are here to help.
Multi-language: English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Cantonese, Mandarin

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Food, rental assistance, PG&E assistance, transportation services, special holiday programs, diapers, Below Market Rate Housing. Safety Net Zip Codes 95014, 30,32,33,44,70, 127, 130.
Serving Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and West San Jose
Key Words: North County EAN, Diversity,

Amigos de Guadalupe

Casework, financial assistance, food, safe parking at multiple locations, DACA Renewal. Rental Assistance and Homelessness Prevention System (HPS).
Amigos addresses inequities through community organizing and advocacy, direct social service. and education: including legal clinics, family based petitions, Citizenship applications, DACA Renewals. Know Your Rights workshops, emergency family plans, after-school and summer programming for young children /youth, and college scholarships Call (408) 341-6080 for more information. Immigrant friendly. Safety Net Member Key Words: KYR, Financial Aid, Undocumented, Immigration, RRN Multi-language: Spanish Key Words:

Step Forward Foundation

Services: Low cost immigration representation to families and victims of violence. Our services include legal counseling on eligibility for immigration benefits, as well as full scope representation for social justice and family based petitions. Free legal clinics every Monday and Wednesday in Morgan Hill. Advice to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Appointment Necessary. BIA Accredited Non-Profit Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Legal, VAR

2nd Harvest of Silicon Valley

3/20 COVID-19 Update:
Call (800) 984-3663, Text: GETFOOD to (408)455-5181, Email: getfood@shfb.org, or visit the SHFB website to find closest food box pickup during shut down period. All ages welcome. Immigrant friendly. Limited delivery for those who are vulnerable or in quarantine.
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Through a variety of programs and services, the 2nd Harvest Food Bank provides food to people in need where they live, learn, and work. Call the Food Connection today to be connected with resources like free food and CalFresh 1-800-984-3663. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog Key Words: SNAP, Benefits,

Gardner Health Services

COVID-19 Update: Gardner Health Services continues offering free vaccinations and COVID-19 tests to the East San Jose community. For more information or to schedule an appointment call them at (408) 457-7100 or find your nearest clinic. Gardner serves patients independent of immigration status and all information is safeguarded.
Comprehensive health care, including prevention, education, early intervention, treatment and advocacy services which are affordable, respectful, culturally, linguistically and age appropriate – especially the disenfranchised, disadvantaged and most vulnerable members. 9 branches throughout Santa Clara County. Key Words: Healthcare, Covered CA enrollment asst, Medical, Dental, Women, Children, Optometry, pediatrics, Mental Health, Pharmacy, SCC, CORONAVIRUS, Undocumented
Multi-Language: Spanish, Vietnamese

DCARA Deaf Multicultural Program

COVID-19 Update Videos
with Information on current county guidelines, COVID-19 testing sites, curfews, unemployment benefits, community resources, and more, DCARA will remain open to the public.
Communication Aid Card for the Deaf
Call our office (510-343-6670) for immediate services. Check our website and social media for updates
If there are any further questions, please email hotline@dcara.org
It is DCARA’s goal to enhance Deaf Culture within the Deaf ethnic communities by offering services that emphasize community education, and provide socialization opportunities that will enrich the quality of life for these individuals and their families. ASL Classes for Deaf Immigrants, Immigration Advocacy, Education, Counseling, Information & Referral Key Words: American Sign Language

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