SBCAE Immigrant Integration Goal

7. Children & Family

Providing for Children and Family is an important goal for many immigrants, including parents or guardians of children, caregivers for elderly or disabled relatives, and others.

Individuals pursuing this goal may seek English Proficiency or Education for reasons other than career or college advancement, such as increasing their capacity to be involved in their child’s education. This highlights the importance for providers to be able to use alternative outcome measures to accurately track students’ or clients’ progress towards their self-defined goals.

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

CalEITC and the Young Child Tax Credit Guide
10/19 Under the 2019-20 state budget, Governor Newsom and the Legislature expanded the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) and created the Young Child Tax Credit. The CA Budget & Policy Center’s guide, The CalEITC and Young Child Tax Credit: Smart Investments to Broaden Economic Security for Californians, provides an overview of how refundable state income tax credits help people who earn little from their jobs to pay for basic necessities and support families, children, and communities. Key Words: ALLIES7
EDUCATION - Guidance and Model Policies to Assist California’s K-12 Schools in Responding to Immigration Issues
4/18 Immigration enforcement threats have led immigrant families to ask whether it is safe to send their children to school. Although CA cannot control the actions of federal immigration enforcement agencies, federal and California laws empower schools to welcome all students and to reassure them of their educational rights and opportunities. Under the U.S. Constitution, all students have a right to receive an education without discrimination based on immigration status. Key Words: ALLIES7
EDUCATION - HSBC Family Literacy First
HSBC Family Literacy First is a free program created by ABC Life Literacy Canada and supported by HSBC Bank Canada, to bring parents and children together to practice family literacy. Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher, and whether you’re engaging in a learning activity in your first or second language, both the parent and child benefit. Learning should be fun for everyone involved which is why we’ve created stories and activities that are engaging for all ages, literacy levels and life experiences. Multi-language: Arabic, English, French, Chinese, and Tagalog Registration is free and you can access as many stories and activities as you like. Key Words: ALLIES6, ALLIES7,
ESL - Santa Maria Urban Ministry (SMUM)
SMUM provides the local community with a safe, welcoming place to seek basic services that meet short-term needs, and educational and targeted services to support permanent transformation. Bi-lingual Spanish programs include ESL classes, after school tutoring and homework sessions, ABC preschool, clothes closet, and a food pantry. Key Words: ALLIES7, ALLIES2 Multi-language: Spanish
FINANCE - Jewish Family & Children's Services (JFCS)
COVID-19 Update: PANDEMIC EMERGENCY 0% INTEREST LOANS AND GRANTS PROGRAM: to help individuals, families, and small businesses The JFCS Food Bank has swiftly shifted from a supplemental supplier of staples to their sole provider of sustenance. Workshops and Teletherapy. 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. Key Words: SCC, Koret, LGBT, Domestic Violence, Hospice, Counseling, Emergency Assistance ALLIES2, ALLIES3, ALLIES5, ALLIES7
FOOD - Self Help for the Elderly
COVID-19 Update: During the shelter-in-place order, activities at senior centers and services at meal sites will be suspended until further notice. We have set up additional phone lines to provide information and help with sign up for home-delivered meals. The hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 5 pm. The phone numbers are: 415-677-7600 *** 415-677-7601 *** 415-677-7603 *** 415-677-7581 *** 415-677-7585 *** 415-677-7591
Citizenship / ESL classes, Senior Housing, Social Services, Wellness Program, HICAP, Recreational Activities, and Field trips. Languages spoken : Mandarin & Cantonese * Phone : (408)246-8790 Offices in: San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo and Oakland. Key Words: Asian, Chinese
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
IMMIGRANTS - Preparing for Immigration Raids: What Child and Youth Advocates and Service Providers Can Do
7/22/19 Massive enforcement actions also take a major toll on the organizations that serve children, youth, and families, including child care providers, schools, churches, food banks, and others. These organizations are forced into crisis mode to meet families’ immediate needs and to ensure that families are reunited. Over time, direct service providers bear the added responsibility of mitigating long-term harm to children whose families were needlessly torn apart. CLASP can support children’s and youth organizations in preparing for and responding to immigration enforcement actions in their communities. Key Words: ALLIES7
This Activity Guide offers comprehensive, year-round listings of after school and summer programs in Santa Clara County. It includes free programs, scholarships, and programs that target children with special needs and non-native English speakers. The guide is managed by InPlay, a non-profit whose mission is to help underserved children and youth to discover their unique interests and talents. We welcome your questions and suggestions at: This guide is sponsored by the County of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Key Words: ALLIES7
MENTAL HEALTH - Bill Wilson Center (Center for Living with Dying)
COVID-19 Update: Bill Wilson Center offers a variety of services for children, adolescents, families and adults, including health care, counseling, addiction recovery, housing, LGBTQ and Foster Youth programs, Drop In Centers, the Center for Living with Dying, and more. Services are provided independent of immigration status. If you need help or know someone who needs BWC’s services please call 408-243-0222. If you are in crisis please call 408-850-6125. Key Words: Undocumented, ALLIES7, grief, trauma, ptsd
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 - FACTR (Family Alliance for Counseling Tools and Resolution)
Multi-cultural service, research and training center for the benefit of inter-generational immigrant families experiencing stress in their new environment. Provides counseling, psycho- educational services and cultural awareness programs for newcomer families and their children, regarding state Laws pertaining to Child Protection, Domestic Violence, Educational, Immigration and other areas. Nominal fees for services may be charged based on income. Multi-language: Chinese (Cantonese), Spanish, Vietnamese, Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Advocacy, Mental Health, Legal, Allies4, Allies7, RIF
MENTAL HEALTH - Much damage to undo in family separations
8/15/18 We are hearing reunification stories from the front lines. Accounts from families, journalists, activists, political leaders and clinicians tell of the enormous distress that refugee children and parents have endured. Not only young children will show the ill effects of separation and detention. Children of all ages have suffered in different ways depending on age, health and the conditions of separation and detention. But younger children will not grasp why this happened to them as well as older children. Their young minds cannot comprehend immigration policy and enforcement. They'll ask, "What did I do?" or "Why did my mommy or daddy leave me?" Key Words: Mental Health, ALLIES7
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 - Comprehensive UAP COVID-19 Information and Resources Guide
The Office of Cultural Competency Universal Access Program (UAP) is a collaborative model with FIRST 5, County of Santa Clara agencies, Santa Clara County Office of Education, Alum Rock Unified School District, Franklin McKinley School District, and other nonprofit partners. The UAP team pulled together a set of resources to help navigate families, particularly COVID19-related resources. This information is fluid and it is updated regularly. The portal includes our guide, with links to the Public Health Department, as well as a multitude of resources and information from food distribution, VTA, homelessness, immigration, unemployment, legal rights, childcare for essential workers, hotlines, and more. Key Words: ALLIES7
RESOURCE - Eritrean Community in Santa Clara County (ECSCC)
COVID-19 Update: Receiving requests with needs from the Eritrean community. We offer assistance and referral services for food, language interpretation, immigration, tax preparation, and help completing any applications that may be necessary for assistance. Multi-language: Tigrinya
It is estimated that over 5000 Eritreans currently reside in Santa Clara County. ECSCC acts as a link between its members and American society. New Eritrean arrivals are provided with information to help them adjust in the America. ECSCC provides adult and youth workshops, organizes cultural shows, picnics, celebrates Eritrean national holidays and provides support in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. Multi-language: Tigrinya Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Refugee, Africa, RIF, ALLIES7, TRANSLATION
RESOURCE - India Community Center (ICC)
3/20 COVID-19 Update - The facilities are currently closed and will re-open for group gatherings when they are able to assure the health of all members.
ICC has facilities in both Santa Clara and Milpitas. Information & Referral (both Indian and mainstream), free legal clinic, free medical clinic, free ayurveda clinic, free behavioral health clinic. Activities for children, teens, adults, and seniors in the Indian Community. Multi-language: Hindi, Gujarati Key Words: Ethnic, cultural competence, social, mental health ALLIES7, ALLIES8, Food
RESOURCE - Korean American Community Services - Silicon Valley
COVID-19: During this time of uncertainty, the health and safety of you and your family members are our highest priority. We are closely monitoring the rapidly evolving impact of COVID-19 and are developing plans of action to support you and our community. If you can help our community and families who a re in the greatest needs, please contact Eunice Chun, to find ways to help the most vulnerable during this time.
KACS of Silicon Valley provides social, educational, and cultural services for the Korean American community. KACS is dedicated to assisting the elderly, low-income individuals and families, recent immigrants and youth. Information & Referral, Citizenship Assistance in English and Korean, Translation, Counseling, Senior transportation, youth tutoring, Senior lunch Monday - Friday. Multi-language: Korean Key Words: Immigrant integration, Asian, food, nutrition, API
RESOURCE - Sacred Heart Community Services
COVID-19 SHCS offers a broad range of social programs including assistance with food, clothing, housing, utilities, employment search, financial coaching, tax preparation, counseling and advocacy. Immigrant friendly. .Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Mental Health, families, citizenship, children, vulnerable populations, SCC, ALLIES1, ALLIES2, ALLIES7, Undocumented, Finance
RESOURCE - Santa Clara County Libraries (SCCL)
3/12/20 COVID-19 UPDATE: The libraries are currently closed and all events cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. ONLINE LIBRARY 24/7 Available eBooks, Digital Magazines and Newspapers, Streaming Video and Music, Online Classes,Tutors, and more.
8 Santa Clara County branch locations, 24/7 E-resources, plus a bookmobile. (Serving Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Saratoga and Woodland) Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents (any immigration status). Access to numerous resources including multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Clubs, Citizenship Resources, Tutoring, Immigration Legal Asst Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIE3, ALLIES7 See Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing
RESOURCE - Somos Mayfair
Somos Mayfair COVID-19 Resource Guide is a living document compiled by SOMOS Mayfair. If you’d like to add a resource or recommend any changes, please email
Providing direct services to the community and organizing residents to take collective action. Program areas: Engaging the community in dialogue: Using popular theater, supporting families to meet basic needs: Promotores (community educators) work with over 200 Mayfair families each year. We nurture a shared community identity and support collective action to impact policies and build power. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Latino, Latinx, SCC, Immigrant Integration, ALLIES7, ALLIES8
RESOURCE - Sourcewise (formerly Council on Aging)
While our 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. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Seniors, ALLIES7
RESOURCE - 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 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
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, ALLIES7