ALLIES 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.

4C's Child Care Referrals
4C's is the Child Care R&R agency mandated by the California Department of Education to provide services to families who live and work in Santa Clara County, California. We serve as the community child care link and our referral services to parents are free and confidential. For additional information or to RSVP please contact 4C Council. (408) 487-0749 English / Spanish Key Words: Key Words: ALLIES7

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A Grown-Up’s Guide to Using Technology with Young Children
2019 The Center for Early Learning at Silicon Valley Community Foundation has partnered with Common Sense Media, the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, to create this resource. It was created to be a resource that recognized that technology will be used with young children in today’s complex world of different household makeups – from multiple generations living under the same roof, to single parents working more than one job, to stay-at-home parents caring for multiple children all day long, to friends and relatives acting as a child’s primary caregiver . We recognize that the confusion and challenges surrounding using technology with young children (for the purpose of this guide, from birth through age 8) vary widely depending on the child’s age, so we divided the guide into sections based on age brackets: 0-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Key Words: ALLIES7

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A Guide to Creating “Safe Space” Policies for Early Childhood Programs
Early childhood programs play an important role in the lives of young children and their families. But in our current immigration policy climate, families across the country are questioning whether it’s safe to attend or enroll. Providers can take steps to protect families’ safety and privacy by implementing policies that designate their facilities as a safe space from immigration enforcement. This guide from CLASP explains federal agency guidance related to “sensitive locations,” provides information about designing and implementing “safe space” policies, and includes sample policy text that early childhood providers can adapt for their programs.

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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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Captain Jason Dahl Family Resource Center
Catholic Charities Family Resource Centers (FRCs) serve families with children prenatal through age 5 of all income levels and legal status. Our prevention and education services promote the importance of school readiness through family engagement, early education, wellness and community leadership and advocacy programs. Our team includes trained staff and volunteers that offer culturally and linguistically sensitive center-based and in-home services in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Amharic and Portuguese. ALLIES7

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Care, Cope, Connect
The Care, Cope, Connect resource, was created by Sesame Street in Communities in collaboration with the First 5 Association of CA, helps parents cope with stress and provide safety and security for their children. In CA, nearly half of all children under the age of 17 have immigrant parents and 46 percent of households with children report a significant traumatic experience. First 5s are committed to helping parents weather these stressful situations and mitigate impacts on young children's development, health, and learning. Activity books for parents and children: English | Spanish | Arabic | Korean Key Words: Mental Health, Allies7

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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: Allies7

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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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Chavez Family Resource Center
FIRST 5 Family Resource Center. Through our Family Resource Center at Cesar Chavez Elementary School, students and parents within the Alum Rock catchment area have access to program activities that are rooted in evidenced-based practices and home-grown solutions aimed at increasing early education opportunities. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Children, ALLIES7

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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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ConXión to Community
ConXioón to Community (formerly known as Center for Training & Careers), a culturally and linguistically-competent provider of case management, education, employment, job training, mentoring, family wellness, and services for at-risk youth and their families. Interactive instructor facilitated, computer based ESL classes bilingual in 12 languages, College Entrance Assistance, workforce, behavioral health, culture and youth programs. Dayworker Center - 7 days/week, showers, hot meals, affiliate of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Multi-lingual: Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Chinese, Tagalog and American Sign Language. Key Words: San Jose, employment, ALLIES1, ALLIES7

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Eritrean Community in Santa Clara County (ECSCC)
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: Eritrean Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Refugee, Africa, RIF, ALLIES7

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Ethiopian Community Services
Translating legal documents and interpreting for clients in court, hospital, and government offices. Information and referral to help clients to understand, and access resources in areas of housing, welfare, legal, education and employment. Other: resume development, employment listing’s, job search and training programs, placement services, rental references, and representation at agencies. Multi-language: Ameharic, Oromiffaa, & Tigrigna. Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Advocacy, ALLIES1, ALLIES7

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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, Allies3, Allies7, RIF

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Grail Family Services
GFS fosters learning and the empowerment of vulnerable East San Jose families with young children through programs that educate, develop leadership skills, and build a sense of community. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Networking, Cooperative, Parenting, Literacy, Advocacy Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES7

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Guide to Creating “Safe Space” Policies for Early Childhood Programs
This 2019 guide from CLASP (Center for Law and Social Policy) provides practitioners, advocates, and policymakers with information and resources to design and implement “safe space” policies that safeguard early childhood programs against immigration enforcement. It includes three parts. 1.Overview of “safe space” policies 2. Template “safe space” policy 3. Key resources for parents and providers .Key Words: ALLIES7

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ICAN-International Children's Assistance Network
To engage and inspire Vietnamese Americans to make a difference in their lives, families and communities through culturally competent social programs. We envision building a Vietnamese American community where everyone is Engaged, Informed, and Inspired to make a difference. Local family support, counseling, disaster response, translation, Key Words: Allies7

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InPlay
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: info@inplay.org. This guide is sponsored by the County of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Key Words: ALLIES7

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India Community Center
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 Key Words: Ethnic, cultural competence, social, mental health ALLIES7, ALLIES8

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Korean American Community Services - Silicon Valley
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

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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

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Raising Teens in a New Country - Guide
This guide covers topics that often come up in families raising teenagers in the U.S. such as discipline, dating, driving, and cultural identity. It aims to remind newcomers that every parent worries for their children and most teens face these challenges. At this time, the guide is only available online. Published by Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (BRYCS). Multi-language Spanish| Arabic Key Words: ALLIES7

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Raising a Girl: A Handbook for Newcomer Mothers and Daughters
This book from BRYC contains a Special Focus on Female Genital Cutting (FGC). It is intended for mothers and daughters or caregivers of girls to read through and talk about together. This can help girls and their caregivers understand each other better and strengthen their relationships. This is especially important as you transition into a new culture and as girls transition from childhood to womanhood. Key Words: Children, ALLIES7 Multi-language: Somali

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Rebekah Children's Services Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center promotes school readiness through education, information and resources on nutrition, health, kindergarten readiness, early literacy, positive parenting and parenting advocacy for children and families. The Family Resource Center provides many FREE programs, services, and activities for families with children ages 0-5. This neighborhood-based center is open to everyone in the community. Key Words: ALLIES7

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Refugee Portal - BRYCS (Bridging Refugee Youth & Children's Services)
We created this portal to ensure that refugees have easy access to multilingual resources. The languages shown here represent the most common languages spoken among refugees resettled in the U.S. Click on your language below for resources on the topics of family life and parenting, early childhood, the U.S. school system (K-12), children's books, and health/mental health. Arabic | Burmese | Nepali | | Somali | Spanish Key Words: multi-lingual, family, ALLIES7

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SCC Libraries (SCCL)
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

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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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Sacred Heart Community Services
SHCS offers a broad range of social programs including assistance with food, clothing, housing, utilities, employment search, financial coaching, tax preparation, counseling and advocacy. .Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Mental Health, families, citizenship, children, vulnerable populations, SCC, ALLIES1, ALLIES2, ALLIES7

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Safety Tips for Kids, Teens & Adults
Kidpower has produced free downloadable checklists of Safety Tips to teach Kids, Teens & Adults how to be safe from abuse, bullying, harassment, assault, and other violence. Languages: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Tagolog Key Words: ALLIES7

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San Jose Public Library System (SJPL)
27 Branches, Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents (any immigration status). Multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Clubs, Citizenship Resources, Tutoring, Partners in Reading, Literacy, Immigration Legal Asst. See Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES3, ALLIES6, ALLIES7

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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 and a food pantry. Key Words: ALLIES7, ALLIES2 Multi-language: Spanish

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Self Help for the Elderly
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

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Somos Mayfair
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

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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

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West Valley Community Services
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 Multi-language: English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Cantonese, Mandarin Key Words: North County EAN, Diversity, ALLIES7

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Jewish Family & Children's Services (JFCS)
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

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