ALLIES 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.

2nd Harvest of Silicon Valley
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 Key Words: SNAP, Benefits, ALLIES4

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Accessing Mental Health in the Shadows
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

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Active Minds
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

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Amigos de Guadalupe
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 scholarships for new and continuing college students, Key Words: KYR, Financial Aid, Immigration, RRN Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES3, ALLIES4, ALLIES5, ALLIES7

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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

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Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
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

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CA DSS PUBLIC CHARGE CONTACT LIST
8/25/19 A list of organizations frim the CA Dept of Social Services, that have indicated they can provide legal consultation and/or education and outreach services specifically related to public charge. The public charge regulation does not apply to lawful permanent residents (green card holders) applying for citizenship, refugees, asylees, Special Immigrant juveniles (SIJs), certain trafficking victims (T non-immigrants), victims of qualifying criminal activity (U nonimmigrants), or victims of domestic violence (VAWA self-petitioners), among others. Key Words: ALLIES3, ALLIES4, Health, Public Benefits,

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California Vision Foundation
Individuals must meet the following criteria to qualify for a free eye exam and low cost glasses: "The household must qualify as low income "The individual applying for the exam may not have had an exam in the past two (2) years."The individual applying for the exam may not have vision insurance. Applicants are matched with volunteer optometrists in their areas. Average wait is 2-3 months. Key Words: Health, Allies4 | Spanish |

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Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
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, https://www.facebook.com/WorkingToEndPoverty/?ref=ts Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES3, ALLIES4, ALLIES7, RIF

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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 ALLIES4, ALLIES7

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Covered California
The Affordable Care Act is helping help millions of eligible Americans to access affordable health care for the first time. 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 | CIPC has compiled a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet to help immigrant families to learn about their options. Key Words: Insurance, Health ALLIES4

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DDTP (Deaf & Disabled Telecommunications Program)
If you need a specialized phone that makes it easier to hear, dial or call, you may be able to get one for free through California Phones – a program sponsored by the CA Public Utilities Commission. California Phones are available to all eligible CA residents. You can receive free specialty phone equipment with certification by a medical doctor, a licensed audiologist, a qualified state agency or a hearing aid dispenser. Spanish

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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

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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

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Eastside Neighborhood Center
Catholic Charities program providing East San Jose with educational, recreational, wellness, nutritional, and social services. The majority of the participants are very low-income Latino and Filipino seniors, many facing economic, language, educational, and cultural barriers. Multicultural special events, classes, presentations, workshops, wellness classes, Social services, Nutritional program Languages: English, Spanish, Tagalog Key Words: ALLIES4, meals, food, health

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Foothill Community Health Center
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. Assistance with Public Health Insurance. Key Words: ALLIES4, Clinic, Hospital, Multi-language: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Hindi, Farsi

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Gardner Health Services
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. Languages: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: Healthcare, Covered CA enrollment asst, Medical, Dental, Women, Children, Optometry, pediatrics, Mental Health, Pharmacy

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Healthreach - Health 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

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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

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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

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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

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Maitri Domestic Violence Shelter
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

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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

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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

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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

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Needy Meds
NeedyMeds is not a program, so you can't sign up. We are an information source. We list 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. Key Words: Health, Pharmacy, ALLIES4

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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

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Public Charge Outreach Toolkit
8/19 On August 14, 2019, the DHS published a final rule related to public charge. The rule will not take effect until October 15, 2019 and many organizations have indicated they will file lawsuits challenging the legality of the rule. Thus, even after publication, legal challenges could delay implementation. Many immigrants remain exempt from this public charge rule and many immigrants continue to be eligible for various programs. but many immigrant families have decided to leave or refuse enrolling in programs that are necessary to survive and thrive. This is a packet of information to assist education and outreach workers presenting information to community members so that families can make good decisions for their families. Key Words: ALLIES4, ALLIES3

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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 also update their contact information with their energy company so they can receive notifications. Below are specific steps you and your family can take to be ready, should there be an extended power outage that lasts multiple days. Multi-language: Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Korean | Key Words: ALLIES4, Disaster

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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

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SCC Better Health Pharmacy
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 Multi-language: English | Spanish | Chinese | Vietnamese |

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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

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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

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SCC Mental Health Resources
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

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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

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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 provide access 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

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SCC Produce Mobile Delivery Schedule
Each month the Second Harvest Food Bank's Produce Mobile Program brings free fresh fruits and vegetables to 15 different locations throughout Santa Clara County. This program is open to any household or individual that self certifies that they fall within 200% of the poverty line. Key Words: ALLIES4 Multi-language: Spanish

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Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP)
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

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Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Financial Assistance
If you do not have medical insurance, Financial Counselors will help you apply for a financial assistance program. Key Words: Health Care, Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese

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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

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