SBCAE Immigrant Integration Goal

4. Health & Wellbeing

While health care is often viewed as a separate sphere from goals like education, employment, civic engagement, or documentation, someone’s (mental) health condition can profoundly influence their ability to achieve their goals.

Acute health issues, even mild illnesses or easily treatable injuries, can alter one’s trajectory if they lack adequate access to affordable (mental) health care, a healthy and secure environment that supports healing, or secure employment that allows for adequate sick days.

Chronic health challenges or mental health struggles can throw up a barrier for achieving almost any other goal. Poor health may prevent you from working, keep you out of school, or lead to isolation or difficulty performing basic self-care.

Access to adequate prevention, treatment and support is essential to help avoid or mitigate these impacts.

The resources listed below are organizations and other information in support of this goal.

Accessing Mental Health in the Shadows
2019 A report from the CA Pan Ethnic Health Network. In California, low-income undocumented adults continue to be locked out of Medi-Cal’s mental health benefits. While our research primarily focuses on undocumented adults, the intersectional experiences of immigrant communities means that many of our findings apply to immigrant children, refugees, citizens, LGBTQ+ individuals,and countless others whose mental health and wellbeing is currently under attack by immigration enforcement activities and political rhetoric of the federal administration. Key Words: ALLIES4
COVID-19 - CDC Instructions for Cleaning and Disinfecting
Interim Recommendations for US Households with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 - Based on what is currently known about the novel coronavirus and similar coronaviruses that cause SARS and MERS, spread from person-to-person with these viruses happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets. Current evidence also suggests that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings. Key Words: Health, ALLIES4, Pandemic
COVID-19 - EPA List of Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19 Virus
This list includes products with emerging viral pathogen claims and those with human coronavirus claims. If a product with an emerging viral pathogen claim is not available, use a product with a coronavirus claim. If the product is listed as “N” under the Emerging Viral Pathogen Claim column, then it has a human coronavirus claim. Check the EPA number on any product to see if it is on this list. There may be other effective cleaning products that are not on this list, but if it is here, you can be sure. Key Words: Health, ALLIES4, Pandemic, Flu
In the event of an infectious disease outbreak, local officials may require the public to take measures to limit and control the spread of the disease. This tip sheet describes feelings and thoughts you may have during and after social distancing, quarantine, and isolation. It also suggests ways to care for your behavioral health during these experiences and provides resources for more help. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Mental Health, ALLIES4
DISASTER - Public Safety Power Shut Off
6/19 As a safety precaution, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE) and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) monitor local fire danger and extreme weather conditions across California and evaluate whether to turn off electric power. While Public Safety Power Shutoff events are more likely to occur in high fire-risk areas, all Californians could be impacted by emergency events and need to be prepared with a plan. Customers should update their contact information with their energy company so they can receive notifications. People with no PG&E account can call 1-877-900-0743 to enroll for notification. Multi-language: Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Korean | Key Words: ALLIES4, Disaster
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, Health Care, Special Needs, ALLIES4 Languages: Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Russian, Tagalog, Hmong, Armenian, Ukrainian, Lao, Thai, Arabic, Japanese, Persian, Farsi
FOOD - 2nd Harvest of Silicon Valley
3/20 COVID-19 Update: Call (800) 984-3663, Text: GETFOOD to (408)455-5181, Email:, 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. FREE PREPARED MEALS FOR ADULTS 60+ YEARS|***** COMIDAS PREPARADAS GRATUITAS PARA ADULTOS DE 60+ AÑOS|***** Vietnamese |***** FREE PREPARED MEALS FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH UNDER 18 |***** COMIDAS PREPARADAS GRATUITAS PARA NIÑOS Y JÓVENES MENORES DE 18 AÑOS |***** Vietnamese |
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, ALLIES4
FOOD - Double Up Food Bucks for CalFresh
Get more fruits and vegetables when you spend your CalFresh EBT dollars at participating grocery stores. For each $1 of your CalFresh EBT that you spend on California grown fruits and vegetables you earn $1 to spend on ANY fresh fruits and vegetables on your next visit. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: ALLIES4, bood stamps, benefits, health
FOOD - Santa Clara County School Closure Meal Sites 2020
3/17/20 A list of 2nd Harvest food distribution sites opened to meet the needs created by Covid-19 (coronavirus) school closures. Any child or family with children 18 and under may pick up meals for the children at these locations. No ID required. Key Words: Pandemic, ALLIES4, SCC, COVID-19
HEALTH - 10 Facts About Access to Health Insurance for Immigrants and Their Families
11/19/19 The Trump Administration’s ongoing efforts to restrict immigration is increasing fear and confusion among immigrants and their families. According to reports, enrollment is declining among immigrants and their families who are eligible for health insurance affordability programs (including Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and ACA marketplace coverage with tax credits/subsidies). Last year, one in seven adults in immigrant families reported avoiding public benefits out of fear. Nearly half of community health centers report that, during the past year, immigrant patients declined to enroll themselves in Medicaid. And nearly 40 percent of health centers report parents have declined coverage for their children. Key Words: ALLIES4
HEALTH - Accessing COVID-19 Tessting 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, ALLIES4 Multi-language: English | Spanish | Vietnamese | Tagalog | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Korean | Arabic |
HEALTH - Air Quality Guide Map and Chart
Harmful particle pollution is one of our nation’s most common air pollutants. Current Air Quality map of entire US. Enter zip code for local details. Use the Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution chart to help reduce your exposure and protect your health. Multi-language: Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese . Key Words: ALLIES4, Disaster
HEALTH - CA Department of Health Multi-language COVID-19 Updates and Guidance
Coronavirus updates, alerts, statistics, tips and guidance from the CA Dept of Public Health . Multi-language links to: Arabic, Amharic, Cambodian, Chinese (Simplified), Farsi (Persian), Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telegu, Tigrinya, Urdu, and Vietnamese Key Words: ALLIES4, pandemic flu, COVID-19, GOVERNMENT
HEALTH - CA Dept of Public Health Guidance Documents: Coronavirus Disease 2019
A list of various guidance documents from the CDPH covering: **Adult and Senior Care Facilities (PDF) **Community care facilities, including assisted living facilities and child care **COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for People at Risk for Serious Illness (PDF) **Drinking Water, Recreational Water and Wastewater: What You Need to Know **Employers, health care workers and workers in general industry **Entertainment Venue (PDF) **First responders, including paramedics and EMTs (PDF) **Food Industry (PDF) **Gathering Guidance (PDF) **Guidance for Homeless Assistance Providers on **Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (PDF) **Guidance for Individuals with Access and Functional Needs (PDF) **Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities **Guidance to Medi-Cal Managed Care Health Plans: **COVID–19 Screening and Testing (PDF) **Health care facilities from Cal/OSHA **Health care facilities, including long-term care facilities **Health care plans **Department of Managed Health Care All Plan Letter (PDF) **California Department of Insurance Bulletin (PDF) **Coverage Options Fact Sheet (PDF) **Home cleaning with COVID-19 positive individuals (PDF) **Guidance for Using Disinfectants at Schools and Child Cares (PDF) **Recordatorios para el uso de desinfectantes en las escuelas y guarderías (PDF) **Laboratories (PDF) **Schools and institutions of higher education Key Words: ALLIES4, Pandemic
HEALTH - CDC Guidelines for Schools, Workplaces & Community Locations and FAQ
3/20 CDC Updated guidelines and resources for Homes, K-12 Schools, Childcare Settings, Colleges, Workplaces, Healthcare Settings, Faith Based Organizations, First Responders, Commercial Settings, and Large Mass Gatherings. Specific mitigation plans for Santa Clara County, CA, Seattle, WA, , New York (NY), MA and Florida (FL) Multi-language: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in English FAQ, Spanish FAQ , and Chinese FAQ Key Words: Pandemic, ALLIES4, COVID-19
HEALTH - COVID-19 Screening Tool
3/27/20 If you think that you or a family member have been exposed, this free Apple App can help you understand what to do next about COVID-19. Let’s all look out for each other by knowing our status, trying not to infect others, and reserving care for those in need. Key Words: ALLIES4, CDC. pandemic, disaster, health care
HEALTH - COVID-19 Telehealth Program
4/21/20 $200 million in funding has been appropriated by Congress as part of the CARES Act, to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the novel Coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The Program will provide immediate support to eligible health care providers by fully funding their telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services until the program’s funds have been expended or the COVID-19 pandemic has ended. Note that the COVID-19 Telehealth Program is limited to nonprofit and public eligible health care providers that fall within the categories of health care providers in section 254(h)(7)(B) of the 1996 Act.
HEALTH - COVID-19 Testing Sites and Information - Free
Up to date information on testing in Santa Clara County including: ***Who Should Get Tested *** Where to Get Tested *** Testing Capacity and Expansion *** Types of Tests. Note: Information may change with rapidly changing circumstances. Multi-language: Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Tagalog | Key Words: Healthcare, pandemic Key Words: ALLIES4, Coronavirus, SCC
HEALTH - Covered California Health Insurance
3/1/20 COVID Update: Covered CA Insurance is still available - Special Extended Enrollment Period Due to COVID-19.
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. Multi-language: | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese | Key Words: Insurance, Health ALLIES4
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today unveiled, the first website in Spanish of its kind to help consumers take control of their health care by connecting them to new information and resources that will help them access quality, affordable health care coverage. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Latino, Insurance, ALLIES4
HEALTH - Foothill Community Health Center
COVID-19 Update: NEW Foothill Clinical and Patient Support Services, Medical Clinics ARE OPEN. Now offering Tele-health services. Drive through testing with referral from Provider. At Foothill Community Health Center, 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
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: ALLIES4, Clinic, Hospital,
HEALTH - Gardner Health Services
COVID-19 Update: Medical care through telephone appointments Gardner serves patients independent of immigration status and all information is safeguarded. Multi-Language: Spanish, Vietnamese
Our mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive health care, including prevention and 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 the County. Key Words: Healthcare, Covered CA enrollment asst, Medical, Dental, Women, Children, Optometry, pediatrics, Mental Health, Pharmacy, ALLIES4, SCC, CORONAVIRUS, Undocumented
HEALTH - HMONG Resource Safety Posters
In partnership with Hmong Youth and Parents United (HYPU) and the Sierra Health Foundation, HIP is providing the following resources for download to support the Hmong community during these uncertain times. We urge all of our community members to follow the direction of public health officials and take the necessary precautions in protecting themselves and their families. Additionally, we are urging all families to strongly consider participating in “social distancing” as a means of preventing the spread of the virus and protecting those are that most vulnerable to illness. Multi-language: Hmong Key Words: Coronavirus, ALLIES4, pandemic, flu, COVID-19
HEALTH - Healthcare access for Undocumented Folks in the Time of COVID19
If you feel sick, with symptoms of fever and dry cough, do not be afraid to seek medical assistance and call a doctor first. CDC Guide in Spanish Spanish. Although undocumented people are usually not eligible for health insurance, even through ACA, we can still receive health care through free/low-cost clinics that serve the uninsured. Undocumented people are welcome and will not be turned away from free/low-cost clinics. Multi-language. Key Words: ALLIES4
HEALTH - Healthreach Information in Many Languages
Patient Materials Section offers culturally relevant information in multiple languages and formats about health conditions and wellness topics. Provider Information Section contains resources, cultural backgrounders, clinical tools, and guidance about specific immigrant, refugee, and asylee populations. Part of the US National Library of Medicine. Multi-language. Key Words: ALLIES4
HEALTH - Healthy Nail Salon Program
In Santa Clara County, there are over 850 nail salons, with more than 5000 nail technicians. A majority of the nail technicians are Vietnamese women in their reproductive years. Every day, nail salon owners and workers endure prolonged exposure to low levels of toxic products that may increase risk of cancer, allergies, respiratory, neurological and reproductive health issues. There is a lack of enforceable laws regulating the level of toxin exposure for nail salon workers. In a joint effort with the CA Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, SCC is implementing the Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Program to protect the health of nail salon workers and customers, and to improve indoor air quality. Vietnamese Flyer | English Flyer | Key Words: ALLIES4
HEALTH - Latinas Contra Cancer
Cancer has become the number once cause of death of Latinos according to a 2012 report from the American Cancer Society. LCC *Increases awareness for earlier diagnosis through culturally and linguistically appropriate education *Develops programs and best practices based on working in community *Provides access to care for Latinos through screening and partnerships with health care providers The resource page contains a map with links to agencies around the country that provide cancer services to Latinos. Languages: English, Spanish Key Words: ALLIES4
HEALTH - MedlinePlus Multi-language Health Information
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world's largest medical library, it brings you free and reliable information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in multiple languages. Key Words: Allies4 Languages: " Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, Burmese, Chamorro, Chinese - Simplified, Chinese - Traditional, Chuukese, Croatian, Farsi, French, German, Gujarathi, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hmong, Ilocano, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Laotian, Marshallese, Nepali, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Tigrinya, Tongan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese
HEALTH - 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 |
HEALTH - 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, ALLIES4
HEALTH - SCC Better Health Pharmacy - Free Prescriptions
COVID-19 Update: Limiting Walk-in patients. Have doctor fax prescription to (408) 294-6305 and medication will be mailed to you 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 licensed healthcare facilities, and dispense the drugs at no cost to our patients who have a valid prescription. Our pharmacy aims to increase medication access for all and serves patients who cannot afford their medications. Key Words: Allies4, COVID-19 Multi-language: English | Spanish | Chinese | Vietnamese |
HEALTH - 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: ALLIES4, ALLIES7
HEALTH - Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP)
COVID-19 Update: Given the shelter-in-place order in Santa Clara County, we want you to know that SCFHP will remain open to maintain operations for our members and providers. However, most of our staff are now working from home and our lobby is closed to visitors until further notice
SCFHP offers low-cost or no cost health care coverage for low-income adults, children and seniors through 3 health insurance programs; Medi-Cal, Cal MediConnect (Medicare-Medicaid Plan), and Healthy Kids HMO. Children under 19 may be eligible regardless of immigration status. Located in San Jose, SCFHP serves Santa Clara County, with local staff who speak English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Also interpreter services available in more than 170 languages, including American Sign Language. ALLIES4
HEALTH - Update on Access to Health Care for Immigrants and Their Families
3/18/20 The Families First Act provides additional funding to pay for coronavirus testing for anyone who is uninsured. The funding will pay for testing at community health centers, outpatient clinics, and doctors’ offices. Immigrants can continue to access services at community health centers, regardless of their immigration status, and at a reduced cost or free of charge depending on their income. Health centers may do patient assessments over the phone or using telehealth. Eligibility for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces has not changed. (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.
HEALTH - When To Call 911 And When Not To Call 911
California's 9-1-1 system received more than twenty-eight million calls in 2016 - more than 78,000 calls per day - and 80% of these calls were from wireless devices. 9-1-1 research shows that up to 40% of the total 911 calls in California are either unintentional or not true emergencies. Knowing when NOT to call 911 is just as important as knowing when and how to call 911. Key Words: ALLIES4
2/20 You can still get health care without insurance. This includes emergency room care, community health centers, migrant health centers, free clinics, and public hospitals. You have options.Doctors and nurses care about your health, not your immigration status. Patients can seek care with confidence that their personal information is private. Immigration agencies also have a policy of avoiding enforcement actions in health care facilities like hospitals, health clinics, urgent care and doctors’ offices. Key Words: #Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF), KYR, Know Your Rights, ALLIES4, Public Charge
HEALTH: 2020 MediCal Expansion Covers Young Adults
1/1/2020 Starting January 1st, 2020 all income-eligible Californians under the age of 26 will be able to get free full-scope Medi-Cal, regardless of their immigration status. This Fact Sheet by CIPC (CA Immigrant Policy Center) outlines eligibility and how to apply. If Public Charge rules are enacted, this will not be counted because it is state funded. Key Words: Health, undocumented, ALLIES4, COVID-19
Health Program Eligibility Chart for California Immigrants
9/19 Chart of various CA Health Care Benefits and the eligibility based on Immigration status.
IMMIGRANTS - Public Charge and COVID-19 Clarification from USCIS
3/19/20 The USCIS encourages all those, including aliens, with symptoms that resemble Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (fever, cough, shortness of breath) to seek necessary medical treatment or preventive services. Such treatment or preventive services will not negatively affect any alien as part of a future Public Charge analysis. The Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule is critical to defending and protecting Americans’ health and its health care resources. The Public Charge rule does not restrict access to testing, screening, or treatment of communicable diseases, including COVID-19. In addition, the rule does not restrict access to vaccines for children or adults to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases. Multi-language: Spanish
LEGAL - Immigration Hardship Center (IHC)
The IHC provides lawyers with forensic mental health evaluations, including summary psycho-social reports for consideration in immigration court proceedings. By also offering long term counseling, and case management to our legally vulnerable immigrant clients and their families, as needed, our forensic mental health services are unique in the community. IHC is currently serving/processing a number of cases including the following: U-Visa applicants - T-Visa applicants - Hardship Waiver applicants - Asylum Applicants - Support for Immigrants in the Criminal Justice System Key Words: Factr, ALLIES3, ALLIES4
MENTAL HEALTH - ECCAC Filipino Family & Support Services
Empowers families through advocacy, education and linkage to family-centered resources. We develop culturally receptive support groups for Tagolog speaking families impacted by mental health issues. Educate the family on how to access services through the county's mental health system. Multi-language: Tagalog Key Words: Counseling, Mental Health, Advocacy, API, ALLIES4
MENTAL HEALTH - 3 Ways to Make a 'Breath Break' Part of Your Daily Routine
The deep, methodical breathing works by stimulating the vagus nerve, which in turn triggers a calming response in the body. “Slowing your breath can lower your heart rate, release tension, and calm your nervous system, relieving symptoms of stress and anxiety,” she explains. “It can also help take the focus (away) from thoughts that may be causing you tension, (and moving it) to your breath.” This article describes three breath exercises to kick things off. Keu Words: ALLIES4
MENTAL HEALTH - AACI (Asian Americans for Community Involvement)
3/25/20 COVID-19 Update: AACI continues to provide essential healthcare services at our Moorpark location even during the shelter in place order: **Health Center is providing medical care and screening for patients. **Behavioral Health is providing counseling and support to clients using telehealth and phone visits when possible. **Asian Women’s Home, their program for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, continues to shelter and support survivors and their children. **Senior Center is serving nutritious lunches for seniors that are packed to go and delivered.
Multi service program. Domestic Violence Shelter (Asian Women's Home) - Health Care: Hope Program (HIV/AISA outreach prevention & education), Primary Health Care Asian focused medical facility, Covered CA Insurance Enrollment Asst, Youth Services & Recreation, Mental Health Care: Counseling, Addictions, Problem Gambling, Center for Survivors of Torture, Senior Wellness, Asian American Voices. Multi-language: Cantonese, Mandarin,Chiu-Chow, Laotian, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, Tagalog, Lao-Mien, Farsi, and Japanese. Key Words: San Jose, Advocacy, Health Care, Seniors, Youth, Asian Pacific, Indo-Chinese, Substance abuse, Addiction, Recovery, AAPI, Key Words: Allies4, refugee, RIF, COVID-19
MENTAL HEALTH - Active Minds - Student Mental Health Resources
The nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students We are dedicated to saving lives and to building stronger families and communities. Through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on students and young adults ages 14–25, Active Minds is opening up the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued in the US. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: ALLIES4
MENTAL HEALTH - Asian American Recovery Services, Inc. (AARS)
The purpose of AARS is to reduce the impact of substance abuse in the Asian and Pacific Islander and other affected communities of the SF Bay Area. Providing prevention, outreach, intervention and treatment services, as well as, engaging in education, research and advocacy. Key Words: API, Mental Health, Addiction, recovery, SCC Multi-language: Cantonese, Khmer/Cambodian, Mandarin, Samoan, Tagalog, and Spanish Serving: San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County
MENTAL HEALTH - Asian Women’s Home
AACI's Asian Women’s Home serves survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Asian Women’s Home serves everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, socioeconomic background, or sexual orientation. All communities are welcomed! To inquire about services or to seek help, please call our free and confidential 24/7 hotline at (408) 975-2739. Multi-language: Key Words: ALLIES4
MENTAL HEALTH - Catholic Charities John XXIII Multicultural Health Clinic
The Clinic is a behavioral health practice located within the John XXIII Multiservice Center established to provide primary, mental health, substance abuse, wellness education, exercise classes, insurance enrollment and more to adults 18+. A service coordinator can connect patients to an array of other services at Catholic Charities of SCC that are needed to achieve lasting health and wellness. Some of these include: substance abuse counseling, support groups, social activities, wellness education, nutrition and food services, exercise classes, as well as referral to partner primary health providers. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Key Word: Allies4
MENTAL HEALTH - Community Solutions SOS COVID-19 Response
Crisis support resources and mental health services for South County residents (Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Martin and the surrounding areas). There are no fees or insurance required to call the crisis line! Immigrant friendly. 24-Hour Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline: 1-877-END-SADV (1-877-363-7238) Are you experiencing a crisis and need to talk with someone? We can help! Please call 408-683-4118 We can provide: *Information and linkage to community resources * Linkage to mental health services * Support de-escalating crisis situations to restore family stability Multi-language: Spanish, Key Words: Domestic Violence, ALLiES4
MENTAL HEALTH - Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals, Inc.
The mission of Community Solutions is to create opportunities for positive change by promoting and supporting the potential of individuals, the strengths of families and the well being of our community. Its goal is to help clients, who face extreme stress and poverty, overcome serious obstacles to their mental, emotional, and physical well being. Branches in San Jose, Gilroy and Morgan Hill. Multi-language capabilities, Spanish Key Words: Domestic Violence, ALLIES4, ALLIES7
MENTAL HEALTH - Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
During an infectious disease outbreak, care for your own physical and mental health and reach out in kindness to those affected by the situation. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP COPE WITH EMOTIONAL DISTRESS Multi-language: Spanish | Chinese | Farsi | Tagalog | Vietnamese |
MENTAL HEALTH - Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks - Taking Care of Children
3/18/20 Children react to stress differently than adults – they may withdraw or behave in a more ‘babyish’ way, seem anxious or clingy, be preoccupied with illness in their play or drawing, have problems sleeping or nightmares, or may get physical symptoms such as stomachaches or headaches. Here are some tips for supporting children and young people: Multi-language: Chinese | Vietnamese | Spanishj | Tagalog | Farsi Key Words: ALLIES4
MENTAL HEALTH - Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA to connect with a trained Crisis Counselor. Every texter is connected with a a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All of Crisis Text Line's Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis. Key Words: Mental Health, Stress, Anxiety, coronavirus, COVID-19, ALLIES4
MENTAL HEALTH - Guide to Providing Mental Health Services to Immigrants Impacted by Changes to DACA and the COVID-19 Pandemic
4/20/20 New Guide for practitioners from Informed Immigrant . The guide provides tools for practitioners to practice trauma informed care by providing context for immigration policies, personal bias assessments, multicultural competence, best practices for incorporating immigrant and ancestral wisdom as well as providing resources to connect with the immigrant community and engage in continued professional learning.
MENTAL HEALTH - Guidebook to Suicide and Depression Awareness for Students
People contemplating suicide or experiencing the depths of a severe depression need to know they are not alone. From teenagers to college students, LGBT to the elderly, people struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts need options, reassurance, hope and help. Key Words: Mental Health, Psychology, ALLIES4, education
MENTAL HEALTH - Maitri Domestic Violence Shelter
COVID-19 Update Due to the shelter-in-place order the Maitri Office and Maitri Boutique will remain closed until further notice. However, our live helpline is open from Mon to Fri (9 am to 3 pm) with voicemails checked outside of those hours. If you are a victim of domestic violence and are currently in danger,or threatened with homelessness, or need other services due to the impact of the current pandemic situation, please call our Maitri helpline. We may be able to help connect you with internal or external resources.
Peer support and counseling for South Asian women for problems due to physical abuse and/or related issues. Phone 1-888-8-MAITRI or (1-888-862-4874) Maitri also provides assistance to South Asian survivors of domestic violence with the following services: Immigration Information/ Referral, VAWA Self Petition, U Visa/T Visa Application, Removal of Conditions on Green Card, Citizenship Application. BIA Accredited Non-Profit Legal. Multi-language: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Marwari, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Tamil, Telugu, & Urdu. Key Words: ALLIES4
MENTAL HEALTH - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness. Key Words: Mental Health, ALLIES4 Multi-language: Spanish, Deaf & Hard of Hearing
MENTAL HEALTH - 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, ALLIES4 Multi-language: Spanish, Chinese, |(Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Russian, Arabic, Haitian Creole, French, Polish, Portuguese, Italian,German, Japanese, Farsi, English
MENTAL HEALTH - 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, ALLIES4
MENTAL HEALTH - SCC Mental Health Call Center
The Santa Clara County Mental Health Call Center is the centralized entry point for individuals who are seeking behavioral health services. In addition, to appointments and reverrals, the Call Center provides telephone crisis intervention response to callers in crisis, Phone: 1 (800) 704-0900 Hours: 24-hours, 7 days a week. KidConnections Network of Care Referral Process for children ages 0-5 and their families. Multi-Language: English, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese , Other languages can be made available as needed. Key Words: ALLIES4
MENTAL HEALTH - SCC Mental Health Guide for Immigrants
A brochure from the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Dept. The immigrant community is facing a lot of stress that intensifies mental health challenges. Santa Clara County has a variety of resources available to all, regardless of immigration status. Key Words: Undocumented, ALLIES4
MENTAL HEALTH - SCC Mental Health Resources
COVID-19 Update: Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks | Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks—Taking Care of Children | La Importancia de la Salud Mental | Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Tagalog | Farsi
Quick Reference contact list for all programs - adult, children, teens, ethnic and cultural services. Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Call Center is the entry point for access to all Santa Clara County behavioral health services. Support for individuals and families who are in crisis; considering suicide; or struggling with mental illness, substance use, or both. Key Words: ALLIES4 24/7 Helpline 1(800)704-0900 Support available in Afan-Oromo, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese and Manfarin) Somali, Spanish, Taiwanese, Tagalog, Tigrina and Vietnamese
Highlights tips for educators on self-care. This tip sheet is a part of the Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators and includes information on working with traumatized children, and tips for school staff who work with any child who has experienced trauma. From: NCTSN (National Child Traumatic Stress Network) Key Words: Mental Health, ALLIES4
MENTAL HEALTH - Santa Clara Resource
Summary of SCC Behavioral Health Programs
MENTAL HEALTH - Traditional Asian, Indian cultures contribute to stigmatization of mental illness
6/23/18 Teenagers get mixed messages about depression and anxiety, and it's hurting them. Many Indian and Asian parents grew up in a society where mental illness was not considered a health issue needing treatment, like a broken arm or leg. It is considered a matter of self-will. Traditional Asian values place importance on staying silent, saving face, suppressing emotions, obedience to authority, and academic excellence. Preserving the reputation of a family is prioritized over the needs of an individual, and presenting an image of perfection to the outside world is more important than resolving the issues or illness of a family member. Key Words: Counseling, Mental Health, Allies4, API
MENTAL HEALTH - Undocuhealth Mental Health Tool Kit
Our UndocuHealth Initiative will walk you through and provide toolkits to facilitate and inform your community through these processes. Things like music-ivism, artivism, and breathing practices is what will transform these anxieties and insecurities into something positive! Key Words: Undocumented, ALLIES4
METAL HEALTH - SCC Network of Care for Behavioral Health
This Web Data Base is a resource for Santa Clara County individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health. It provides information about behavioral health services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features. Key Words: Depression * Pain Management * (Opioids) Substance * PTSD * Grief / Grieving * Autism * Stress Recovery * Smoke Free * Fitness * Alzheimer's * ADHD * Heart Health * Breast Health * Cancer * Mental Health * Counseling * Therapy * ALLIES4
Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities (MHACC)
Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of mental health within the Chinese community through advocacy, education, research, support, and services to represent the wide spectrum of Chinese families and individuals affected by mental illness, and to help them develop meaningful and productive lives in the future. Multi-language Key Words: NAMI, ALLIES4
RESOURCE - Amigos de Guadalupe
COVID-19 Update Casework, financial assistance, food, safe parking at multiple locations, DACA Renewal. Call (408) 341-6080 for more information. Immigrant friendly. Spanish
Amigos addresses inequities through community organizing and advocacy, direct social service. and education: including legal clinics, family based petitions, Citizenship applications, DACA Renewals, Amigos ESL & Citizenship Classes , Know Your Rights workshops, emergency family plans, after-school and summer programming for young children /youth, and college scholarships Key Words: KYR, Financial Aid, Immigration, RRN Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES3, ALLIES4, ALLIES5, ALLIES7
RESOURCE - Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
COVID-19 Update: With the County's "Shelter in Place" order and the exemption for essential services such as social services, shelter, food and health care, Catholic Charities has closed several physical locations, while still providing care through phone or video visits with clients and collaborating with other nonprofits and government agencies. Catholic Charities COVIS-19 Program Modifications
Citizenship services provided in English, Spanish and Vietnamese, including assessment of eligibility, application assistance, interview preparation, ESL and citizenship classes at offices in San Jose and Gilroy. CC provides resettlement and retraining services for refugees and asylees. Deferred Action (DACA), Foster Youth, Unaccompanied Minors, Disaster Casework. Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration and CADRE Many other free and sliding scale social programs for children, adults and seniors. Food, Health Care, Mental Health, House Sharing. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES3, ALLIES4, ALLIES7, RIF
RESOURCE - PRANA South Asian Health Care
PRANA was created by Palo Alto Medical Foundation's South Asian Wellness Task Force, a committee of physicians, nutritionists and researchers, to help South Asians improve their health and reduce their risk of disease. Health information in English and Hindi . Multi-language: Key Words: Indian, seniors
Trump administration’s “public charge” rule is creating a chilling effect on immigrants
9/22/19 Across the Bay Area, the looming change in what is known as the “public charge” rule is sowing confusion and fear within the immigrant community, causing many people to abandon programs they need for fear of retaliation from immigration authorities, according to nearly two dozen interviews with health care providers, lawyers, nonprofit organizations, and social service agencies. Statewide, the rule could impact more than 2 million Californians, most of whom are not subject to the regulation, and could result in 765,000 people disenrolling from MediCal and CalFresh, according to UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research. Key Words: ALLIES4, Food Stamps, CalFresh, Public Benefits
USCIS Final Rule on Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility
2/6/20 The final rule applies to applicants for admission, aliens seeking to adjust their status to that of lawful permanent residents from within the US, and aliens within the US who hold a non-immigrant visa and seek to extend their stay or to change their status to a different non-immigrant classification. The final rule will take affect everywhere but Illinois on February 24th, 2020, and is not retroactive. No benefits applied for or received before that date will be considered. New forms will be required after that date. Everyone is encouraged to seek the advice of a qualified immigrant service provider before making decisions regarding needed benefits.
MENTAL HEALTH - Video- Consejos para combatir el estres y la ansiedad
El aislamiento durante la crisis del coronavirus ha creado una situacion estresante y llena de ansiedad. Escuche unos sencillos consejos de una psicologa familiar para hacer mas llevadero este periodo. From the American Red Cross, Texas Gulf Coast Multi-Language: Spanish Key Words: ALLIES4
SCC OIR Newsletter8 - COVID-19 - Immigrants & Mental Health
OIR has compiled a list of mental health resources for local immigrants to provide guidance and support on this issue. The Office of Immigrant Relations would like to remind Santa Clara County residents that mental health services are available for immigrants. Everyone is encouraged to seek the needed healthcare regardless of status. Multi-language:MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE FOR IMMIGRANTS - English | MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE FOR IMMIGRANTS - Vietnamese | MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE FOR IMMIGRANTS - Spanish | Key Words; ALLIES4,