COVID-19 / Basic Needs
Food Resources and Access, Housing, Healthcare, Insurance, Childcare, Financial Assistance (Grants and Loans), Access & Functional Needs (AFN), Disaster Legal Assistance
- COMMUNICATION - CA Lifeline Program - Telephone Discounts
- There are two main Universal LifeLine Telephone Service discounts in CA: the CA LifeLine Program (CA LifeLine) and the federal Lifeline program (Federal Lifeline). CA households qualify by receiving certain benefits OR meeting income requirement. Multi-Language: English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese. Key Words: Communication,
- COMMUNICATION - EveryoneOn - Low Cost Internet, Equipment, and Free Digital Literacy Classes
- EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit working to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet service and computers, and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected Americans. Through partnerships, EveryoneOn is able to offer home Internet service for under $20 in 48 states and the District of Columbia. We work with refurbishers, to offer devices for under $100. Spanish Key Words Education
- COMMUNICATION - Safelink Free Phone Program
- SafeLink Free Phone program for low income customers. Eligibility guidelines vary by state. Most qualify if they participate in a public assistance program such as Food Stamps, Medicaid, SSI, TANF, LIHEAP, National Free School Lunch, Federal Housing/Section 8 Assistance. If they do not receive any of these, they may also qualify based on total household gross monthly income. Customers can learn more or apply by calling 1-800-SAFELINK. Key Words: Communication Spanish
- COMMUNICATION - San Jose - Digital Inclusion Partnership
- 2/21 The CA Emerging Technology (CETF) has been funded to work with communities throughout San José to close the digital divide through expanding device access, digital adoption and literacy skills. Digital Inclusion Partnership in collaboration with the CETF is a non-profit organization that provides statewide leadership to accelerate the deployment and adoption of broadband to unserved and underserved communities and populations in California. Key Words: DIGITAL LITERACY
- EMPLOYMENT - Expand Ability
- Expandability’s mission is to provide support and services that aim to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities by supporting and developing their abilities through advocacy and meaningful employment. Services currently provided virtually due to COVID-19. A program of Goodwill of Silicon Valley Key Words: AFN, job search,
- FINANCE - Economic Impact Recovery Rebate Credit
- Dec 2020 If you missed the deadline to register for the Economic Impact Payment, you may still be eligible to receive a payment in 2021 if: ***You did not register online, by mail and did not get a payment in 2020 or, ***You received a payment, but it wasn’t the full amount of the Economic Impact Payment. The maximum credit is $1,200, or $2,400 if married filing jointly, plus $500 for each qualifying child.. Eligible individuals can claim the Recovery Rebate Credit on their 2020 Form 1040 or 1040-SR. These forms can also be used by people who are not normally required to file tax returns but are eligible for the credit. Key Words: Coronavirus,, Pandemic
- FINANCE - IRC Individual Development Account (IDA)
- START SAVING - Get up to $4,000 for individuals and $8,000 for families to buy a car or pay for school. This is not a loan—you never need to pay this money back! Start learning about American finances, building your credit, managing your money, and investing in your future through the Saving Together Program. Eligibility requirements: - Refugee, Asylee, SIV or T-Visa - Arrival date <3 years for car or <5 years for education - Low to medium income range For more info contact International Rescue Committee- Lonny Dara (408) 529-7395 Lonny.Dara@Rescue.org Key Words: Education, Scholarship,
- FINANCE - Jewish Family & Children's Services (JFCS)
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
- FINANCE - Mission Asset Fund Lending Circles (MAF)
- MAF is a San Francisco based nonprofit that provides zero-interest social loans and financial education to help hardworking families build their credit and realize their financial goals with Lending Circles for Citizenship and Business. No interest loans for citizenship and immigration fees. Key Words:
- FOOD - 2nd Harvest of Silicon Valley
3/20 COVID-19 Update:
Call (800) 984-3663, Text: GETFOOD to (408)455-5181, Email: email@example.com, 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
FREE PREPARED MEALS FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH UNDER 18 |*****
COMIDAS PREPARADAS GRATUITAS PARA NIÑOS Y
JÓVENES MENORES DE 18 AÑOS |*****
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,
- FOOD - Free Prepared Meals for Adults 60 Years and Older
- 3//1/21 Seniors (60-plus) are eligible to receive meals from the @CityofSanJose Senior Nutrition Program and from countywide food distribution sites. Multi-language: Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese
- FOOD - PET PANTRY - Silicon Valley Humane Society
- 4/11/21 Pet Pantry is available to all residents of Santa Clara county experiencing financial hardship. Pet Pantry food is distributed from our Animal Community Center located at 901 Ames Avenue in Milpitas between the following hours: Thur 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. & Fri – Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Pet Pantry assistance is offered every 30 days based on availability. Prescription diets are not available. Supply is based on donations and will vary month to month. Addition of another animal to your home while accepting Pet Pantry assistance will result in removal from the program. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (408) 262-2133
- FOOD - Santa Clara County Senior Nutrition Program - Meal Locations
- COVID-19 Update: The Senior Nutrition Program is open to all seniors over the age of 60. Take-Out Meals available at Senior Congregate Meal Sites. All sites require registration & sites require reservations. - Click here for a Map of SCC Senior Nutrition Meal Sites. For information, call us at 408-975-4860 Meals on Wheels continues to provide home-delivery of meals. Call (408) 350-3200 X 4 for more information.
- HEALTH - Disability Rights Videos
- Rooted in Rights - Videos on accessibility, alt text, and AFN Tools and resources. Redefining narratives around disability, mental health and chronic illness. As part of Disability Rights Washington, our Seattle-based team of disabled video producers, editors and digital organizers partner with both local coalitions and national advocacy campaigns to fight for concrete changes for our community. Key Words: AFN, Access & Functional Needs, BLM, KYR
- 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, COVID-19
- HEALTH - 2021 Obamacare Subsidy Chart and Calculator
- Charts and calculations to get 2021 Obamacare subsidies. Projected 2021 income must be less than the 2020 federal poverty level (FPL) according to family size. .These discounts on your monthly health insurance payment are also known as premium tax credits.
- HEALTH - American Sign Language (ASL) Video Series on COVID-19 Tips
- American Sign Language playlist of 20 educational videos on COVID-19 including: Prevention, Managing Anxiety, Social Distancing, Parents Supporting Children, Older Adults, Symptoms, Cleaning your home, and more Key Words: AFN, Translation, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Coronavirus, Pandemic, Disaster, Mental Health
- HEALTH - COVID-19 Resources in American Sign Language (ASL)
- From the CA Dept on Aging - Extensive list of COVID-19 related Video Resources in American Sign Language, Information and Assistance Support Lines in American Sign Language COVID-19 ASL Now hotline 833-682-763 by video phone (VP) or online. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: AFN,
- 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: Coronavirus, SCC
- HEALTH - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - CDC FAQ's
- Carbon Monoxide (CO) is found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces. CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe it. The Center for Disease Control cautions CO awareness in the winter when there may be poor indoor circulation. Key Words: Health Multi-language: | Spanish | Vietnamese |
- HEALTH - Covered California Health Insurance
Get coverage within 60 days of a major life change.
You can apply for coverage through Covered CA at any time if you experience a qualifying life event, including natural disaster and loss of income due to COVID-19. Medi-Cal enrollment is year-round, and you don't need a life event to apply. - Special Special Enrollment
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
- HEALTH - Food and farm workers wait for vaccine as California prioritizes elders
- 2/8/21 Working in close quarters and crowded housing, often carpooling to work, these workers are at elevated risk, according to recent research. A UCSF study found that COVID-19 deaths among CA Latinos were 36% higher than among the average state population — with a 59% increase among Latinos who were food/agriculture workers. Food and agricultural workers are among the most challenging people to reach during the nation’s largest mass vaccination campaign, say experts. .... More than three-quarters don’t have insurance. More than 10% have never seen a doctor, according to a recent survey by the United Farm Workers Foundation. They may be mistrustful; according to the Center for Farmworker Families, 70% of the workers planting and harvesting crops in CA are undocumented. They may live in one county and work in another. Some are migratory, following the harvest season.
- 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: Clinic, Hospital,
- HEALTH - Gardner Health Services
COVID-19 Update: Medical, dental care through telephone appointments Gardner serves patients independent of immigration status and all information is safeguarded. Multi-Language: Spanish, Vietnamese
Comprehensive health care, including prevention, education, early intervention, treatment and advocacy services which are affordable, respectful, culturally, linguistically and age appropriate - especially the disenfranchised, disadvantaged and most vulnerable members. 9 branches throughout Santa Clara County. Key Words: Healthcare, Covered CA enrollment asst, Medical, Dental, Women, Children, Optometry, pediatrics, Mental Health, Pharmacy, SCC, CORONAVIRUS, Undocumented
- HEALTH - Health Care Advance Directive.- Guide with an Easy-to-Use, Multi-State Form for All Adults
- 8-26-20 A Guide with an Easy-to-Use, Multi-State Form for All Adults produced by the Commission on Law and Aging, American Bar Association. The form in this guide is a simple version of a Health Care Advance Directive. It allows you to choose someone to make health care decisions for you if you can’t. If you name a health care agent when you are healthy, you will make sure that someone you trust can make health care decisions for you if you become too ill or injured to make them yourself. Multi-language: Spanish
- HEALTH - Healthier Kids Foundation
- HKF focuses on ensuring access to health care services for all children. Enrolling in Medi-Cal means access to health services for FREE or at low cost, including preventive services like annual check-ups, dental, vision care and prescriptions. Now enrolling MediCal Expansion for Young Adults 19 - 25 (regardless of immigration status).. Call 1-877-557-0093 COVID-19 Vaccine information line 1-833-560-0560 Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: SCC, Undocumented
- HEALTH - Help COVID-19 contact tracers, not scammers
- 6/25/20 Some scammers are pretending to be contact tracers so they can profit off of the current confusion. They’re trying to steal your identity, your money – or both. Luckily, there are ways to tell the difference between a real contact tracer and a scammer. Tips from the FTC on how to protect yourself.
- HEALTH - How to master the vaccine-appointment website- A guide for everyone
- 2/10/21 Scheduling coronavirus vaccine shots online is causing panic for eligible Americans and the children and grandchildren helping them. That includes me and my parents, hunting for scraps of information on supply and pressing reload at all hours on poorly designed websites. By the time you type in all the required information, available appointments have vanished. An estimated 42 percent of Americans over the age of 65 don’t even have a wired broadband Internet connection at home, according to a new report. Online vaccine appointment systems are particularly under-serving minority and low-income communities. 2021 has made being a computer whiz a matter of life and death. Shame on America for asking seniors to beta test bad vaccine logistics software.Key Words: Pandemic, COVID-19, Vaccination
- HEALTH - Indian Health Center
- 2/13/21 COVID-19 Update: In-office visits are being kept to a minimum but most services can now be accessed via telehealth (you could have a Medical, Dental or Counseling appointment by phone, tablet, or computer). The WIC program continues as usual. Coronavirus vaccine clinics for registered clinic patients, based on the availability of the vaccine. Call (408) 445-3400. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: Coronavirus, Healthcare, COVID-19
- HEALTH - InformaGente COVID-19 Youtube conversation for Latinx Community
- Listos California, in partnership with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA), launched "InformaGente," a new online conversation series to foster a culture of emergency readiness among Latinx communities. 5/28/20 The first InformaGente conversation features actor Nicholas Gonzalez, star of ABC’s The Good Doctor, and Dr. Gil Chavez, Senior Advisor to the Director of the California Department of Public Health. Dr. Chavez and Mr. Gonzalez discuss issues related to COVID-19 from hand washing and physical distancing, to concerns about visiting a doctor due to immigration status. Multi-language: Spanish
- HEALTH - Isolation & Quarantine Support Services
- Santa Clara County COVID-19 Support Team provides resources to County residents who test positive for COVID-19 or are identified as contacts to a positive case to enable them to isolate or quarantine safely. There are three main components to the program: 1. a motel with supportive services for cases and contacts who cannot safely isolate or quarantine at home or who do not have a home. 2.support services for persons who can isolate and quarantine at home, but who need some assistance. 3. rental and utility bills specifically for individuals and families participating in this Program. Each household may be eligible for up to $5,000. *Individuals must qualify based on income of 80% AMI (Area Median Income) or less. Spanish Vietnamese Chinese Tagalog
- HEALTH - Mayview Community Health Center
MayView Community Health Center is temporarily consolidating clinic operations due to Coronavirus. Until further notice, we will continue to see patients for limited services.
Do NOT go to a MayView clinic without an appointment. Anyone with concerns about COVID-19 symptoms,please call (650) 327-8717 before coming in. Telehealth appointments are held through SecureVideo and require downloading Zoom on your phone/tablet/computer. MayView staff will call patients with Telehealth appointments 20 minutes before their scheduled time to assist with setting up devices for video/phone connectivity with MayView providers. Multi-language: Spanish
MayView Community Health Center was founded in 1972 to provide high quality primary health care to low-income people from all cultural and language backgrounds, regardless of ability to pay. Serving low-income families and individuals in northern Santa Clara County with clinics located in Palo Alto, Mt. View and Sunnyvale. Member of Community Health Partnership of SCC (CHPSCC) Key Words:
- 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 - Multi-language COVID-19 Videos and Quickguides
- Disinformation during COVID-19 is more than just fake news — it can mean life or death in terms of how people take care of themselves and their loved ones. We designed these cards to be shared widely through social media and encourage you to share them, but as a set. Sharing just one card out of the whole set could lead to confusion. We have created a https://www.equalitylabs.org/covid19guide, in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telegu, Bengali, Urdu, Marathi, Nepali, Kannada, Burmese, Key Words: Indian, international
- HEALTH - NILC Update on Access to Health Care for Immigrants and Their Families
- 5/27/20 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. Key Words: Eligibility
- HEALTH - National Free Clinic Directory
- If you are looking for a free clinic, the search can be hard—many free clinics don't have much of an internet presence, and looking them up in the Yellow Pages can be cumbersome. This is why we created Free Clinic Directory—it is a free and easy way to find free clinics in your state.
- HEALTH - New Hope Chinese Cancer Foundation
- Free assistance for Chinese cancer patients in Santa Clara County. New Hope Milpitas office will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning from 10-12 pm. Please call ahead before visiting. Face covering and keeping social distance is required. Patient services, transportation, survivorship classes, and support groups will be conducted online. For inquiries, please contact email@example.com or 408-609-3338 Multi-language: Chinese Key Words: AFN
- HEALTH - Operation Access (OA)
- With support from the community, we bring together medical professionals and hospitals to provide donated outpatient surgical and specialty care for the uninsured and underserved. OA enables Bay Area health care providers to donate vital surgical and specialty care to people in need. While the Affordable Care Act has enabled many low-income individuals to qualify for Medi-Cal or subsidized insurance coverage, many people in the Bay Area remain uninsured. Multi-language: Spanish | Chinese Key Words: COVID-19, Undocumented
- 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: COVID-19 Multi-language: English | Spanish | Chinese | Vietnamese |
- HEALTH - Santa Clara County Coroner's Office
- Services Provided ***Information relating to unattended, unusual, violent, or accidental deaths ***Autopsy reports relating to unattended, unusual, violent, or accidental deaths ***Private autopsies (cost associated), when requested by the legal next-of-kin and approved by the on-call Medical Examiner ***Community education classes and presentations ***Decedent identification and notification of next-of-kin Request for Indigent Internment Key Words: Cremation, Funeral
- HEALTH - Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC)
- SCVMC Hospital and Clinics will provide high quality, compassionate, and accessible healthcare for all persons in Santa Clara County regardless of their social-economic status and ability to pay. Physical and Mental Health at 4 hospitals including O'Connor, St. Louise Regional and De Paul Health Center. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, others on request
- HEALTH - Surgeon general- Immigration status should not be barrier to receiving COVID-19 vaccine
- 12/20/20 Surgeon General Jerome Adams encouraged undocumented immigrants across the U.S. to get vaccinated for COVID-19 when shots become available, saying during an interview on Sunday that it is a public health priority to see as many people vaccinated as possible. Speaking on CBS's "Face the Nation," the nation's top doctor said that a person's immigration status should not serve as a barrier between them and a COVID-19 vaccine.
- HEALTH - Valley Connection Call Center (Testing & Vaccination Appointments)
- 2/4/21 The County’s website provides information and links for making vaccine appointments with providers across the county. In addition, SCC residents without internet access or who need additional assistance can make appointments for the County Health System vaccine sites through the Valley Connection Call Center at 408-970-2000. The Call Center is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4:30pm. Multi-language: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and other languages .Key Words: Pandemic, COVID-19
- HOUSING - SCC Section 8 Rental Assistance Interest List Registration
- Online Registration is now open! To improve your access to housing opportunities, our new online interest lists are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Joining our interest lists tells us you would like to receive rental assistance in Santa Clara County through the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8). The Santa Clara County Housing Authority will never charge you to receive a Section 8 voucher. Multi-language: Spanish | Vietnamese |
- HOUSING - CA Protections and Guidelines for Homeowners and Small Landlords
- 9/1/20 If you are a California homeowner or landlord with four (4) or fewer properties, whether they are owner occupied or not, and you have had difficulty making mortgage payments because of COVID-19, the law offers you protections. For more info visit Housing is Key Landlord - Tenant Resources
- HOUSING - COVID rent relief program opens. Here’s how it works
- 3/13/21The program is open to tenants and landlords impacted by the pandemic. Those who qualify are eligible to receive 80 percent of unpaid rent from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021. Landlords and tenants must both provide documentation to receive payments; landlords accepting the funds agree to waive collection of the remaining unpaid debt. Tenants may also apply for lesser aid if their landlord refuses to apply for relief. Many advocates say the challenge will be getting money to the most vulnerable communities while establishing efficient programs that avoid pitfalls and fraud associated with earlier relief efforts.
- HOUSING - Catholic Charities House Sharing Program
- House Sharing is when two or more unrelated people share a home. This could be a homeowner renting our vacant bedrooms, or two or more people renting a home together. Each resident typically has his or her own bedroom, but shares the home’s kitchen, laundry and living areas (bathrooms may be private or shared, depending on the property). The House Sharing program is operated at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, designed to expand affordable housing options for Santa Clara County residents through the use of underutilized homes and stability for community members with varying income levels, such as seniors, persons on fixed incomes, working individuals, transition youth, students and veterans.
- HOUSING - FEMA to fund California’s Project Roomkey hotels until COVID crisis ends,
- 12/21/20 The federal government will continue paying into California’s Project Roomkey until the pandemic ends, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday, eliminating some uncertainty around the program and potentially buying more time for unhoused residents sheltering in hotels throughout the state. Key Words: COVID-19, housing, shelter, homeless
- HOUSING - Housing Industry Foundation Emergency Assistance
12/27//20 HIF Update:
Community members threatened by homelessness and interested in applying for an emergency grant, will be required to demonstrate need and ability to utilize our emergency housing grants for sustained stability up to $2,500. Apply to network partner organization for your zip code.
HIF’s Emergency Housing Fund offers a lifeline after unforeseen and temporary financial setbacks, acting as a bridge between crisis and stability. An unstable housing situation can arise from any number of unexpected circumstances, such as medical bills, job loss, or Covid-19 related circumstances. Key Words: Housing Industry Fund, pandemic
- HOUSING - Midtown Family Services
- Family crisis response services is a vital part for families to become stably housed and economically self-sufficient. we provides a comprehensive range of support services designed specifically for those in distress. Key Words: Rental Assistance, casework
- HOUSING - Mortgage help from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- There is free foreclosure help. If anyone tries to charge you in advance for help or guarantees that they can stop your foreclosure, they’re not legitimate. If you’re behind on your mortgage, or having a hard time making payments, we want to get you in touch with a HUD-approved housing counselor—they’ve been sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Your counselor can develop a tailored plan of action for your situation and help you work with your mortgage company. They’re experienced in all of the available programs and a variety of financial situations. They can help you organize your finances, understand your mortgage options, and find a solution that works for you.
- HOUSING - Project Sentinel - Housing Advocacy
- Project Sentinel's primary function is to assist individuals with housing problems such as discrimination, mortgage foreclosure & delinquency, rental issues including repairs, deposits, privacy, dispute resolution, home buyer education, post purchase education and reverse mortgages. Make an appointment for a FREE 15 - minute consultation Service Area; Counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo, Stanislaus, Sacramenti, Cities of Fremont & Merced. Offices in Fremont, Gilroy, Modesto, Redwood City, Milpitas, Sacramento and Santa Clara. Monterey County via our Salinas office. SCC Multi-language: Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin),
- HOUSING - SCC Homelessness Prevention System
- The HPS program provides temporary financial assistance (e.g. rent, deposit, or utilities payment) to low-income families or individuals who are struggling to maintain their housing. HPS is available to low-income (80% of Area Median Income) households in Santa Clara County who are at imminent risk of losing their housing. Call: (408) 926-8885 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Multi-language: Spanish Vietnamese
- HOUSING - STATEWIDE EVICTION MORATORIUM DUE TO COVID-19 Pandemic Extended thru 6/30/21
- 1/29/21 EVICTION MORATORIUM EXTENDED The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act – SB91 (Act) extends tenant protections included in the Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020 (AB 3088) to June 30, 2021 The Act includes the same eligibility and program rules as before including: Multi-language: Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese Simplified | Punjabi |
- HOUSING - The National Shared Housing Resource Center (NSHRC)
- Homesharing enables two unrelated people to share a home and their lives for their mutual benefit. Companionship and mutual support are at the heart of homesharing – not financial gain. NSHRC is a network of independent non-profit homesharing programs across the US. Homeshare International has branches in 17 countries.
- HOUSING - What Santa Clara County renters, landlords should know about evictions
- 3/16/21 Renters affected by the pandemic likely took a sigh of relief when, early this year, California lawmakers extended the statewide ban on evictions for those facing financial hardships until the end of June. The law also created a rental assistance program to help lift lower-income renters out of rental debt. The program started taking applications this week. The application does not ask for or require proof of citizenship. List of Organizations Helping Renters with Applications Key Words: Undocumented
- INFO - 211 Bay Area Directory
- 211 is a free, non-emergency, confidential, 3 digit phone number and online database service that provides 24/7 access to critical health and human services. Text Coronavirus to 211211 for information on response efforts throughout the Bay Area. Referrals to new distribution locations and schedule for food box pick-up, and box meal distribution for children under 18. Food deliveries for those in quarantine or ill. Multi-language: over 170 languages Area: Counties of San Mateo, Napa, Solano , Marin and Santa Clara Key Words: food, housing, employment, health care, counseling, disaster, pandemic, COVID-19, SCC,
- LEGAL - Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA)
- Specializing in immigration, housing, workers' rights, records clearance, and consumer protection. Offices in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Francisco and Burlingame. Multi-;anguage: Spanish Key Words: SCC OIR Legal Provider List
- LEGAL - Disaster Legal Services (DLS)
- DLS provides confidential free legal assistance to low-income survivors who were directly affected by the Presidentially declared major disaster, meet the definition of low-income, and do not have the means to hire an attorney. Low-income refers to survivors who have insufficient resources to secure adequate legal services, whether the insuffiency existed prior to or resulted from the major disaster. DLS attorneys are volunteers who provide survivors with legal counseling and advice, and when appropriate legal representation for non-fee generating cases; they are not FEMA employees. Any services or conversations that occur between a survivor and one of the attorneys are confidential and will not be shared with FEMA.
- LEGAL - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Tenants after Natural Disasters CA Fires
- 11/15/18 This fact sheet is designed Fair Housing Napa Valley to aid tenants who have been affected by recent wildfires. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Disaster, eviction, know your rights, KYR
- LEGAL - Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center
- COVID-19 Update: We are continuing to educate our clinical law students and serve clients remotely. For pro bono advice and representation in: Consumer Law, Immigration Law, or Workers' Rights, please leave a voicemail at (408) 288-7030. Free Santa Clara County Office of Labor Enforcement advice line on employment law issues. 1(866) 870-7725. Multi-language: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Mandarin Key Words:
- LEGAL - Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
- COVID-19 Update: The Law Foundation is a non-profit agency that provides free legal services to Silicon Valley individuals in need. Our services are available through: Mental Health Advocacy Project: 408-280-2420***Legal Advocates for Children and Youth: 408-280-2416***Housing: 408-280-2424 Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: domestic violence; public charge,family law, and guardianships for youth; special education; housing law; health legal services,
- LEGAL - Legal Aid Society
- LAS provides free, civil legal services for those low-income persons unable to obtain access to the judicial system through other avenues. Community members provided with the needed tools to advocate for themselves and to lead more independent lives. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Advocacy, Bay Area Non-Profit Key Word:
- LEGAL - Pro Bono Legal Project
- COVID-19 Update: If you have a legal problem in a civil matter in Santa Clara County and you live in this County of Santa Clara, but cannot afford a private attorney, we might be able to help. We take or assist with cases in family law, and consumer law.including: Family Law Clinics – Divorce, Paternity Issues, Domestic Violence, Custody Matters Lawyers in the Library-Clinics Virtual Lawyers in the Library Limited Scope & Full Representation Debtors’ Rights Clinics General Administrative Support – Client Intake, Translation, Form Completion Other Services include Lawyers in the Library Virtual Assistance
- LEGAL - Senior Adults Legal Assistance (SALA)
- SALA is a non-profit elder law office whose mission is to support older persons in their efforts to live safely, independently, non-institutionalized, and with dignity. Services: public benefits, long term care, housing, consumer law, simple wills
- MENTAL HEALTH - AACI (Asian Americans for Community Involvement)
8/25/20 COVID-19 Update: AACI continues to provide essential healthcare servicesr:
**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. 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, refugee, RIF, COVID-19
- 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, grief, trauma, ptsd Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese
- MENTAL HEALTH - Bill Wilson Youth Drop-In Center
- COVID-19 Update The Drop-In Center is OPEN Monday - Saturday from 9 am - 9 pm and Sunday from 9 am - 5 pm. Located at 693 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95112. This center is a one-stop center for homeless youth (ages 13-25) who are living on the streets or marginally housed. Services include: food, clothing, personal care items, lockers, and access to phone, computers and emails. Showers and washer and dryer facilities are also available for free. Open to all youth regardless of immigration status. Key Words: Mental Health
- MENTAL HEALTH - SafeChat Silicon Valley
- SafeChatSV is a confidential online chat platform for people that have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence or intimate partner violence to connect with an advocate for support. SafeChatSV is a collaborative project of domestic violence organizations in Silicon Valley. Trained, confidential advocates are available to provide emotional support, connection to resources, and education around domestic violence and relationship abuse. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese
- MENTAL HEALTH - Wellbeing & Suicide Prevention Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community
- 11/20 The County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services department has released a new resource for members of the LGBTQ+ community. This two-sided flyer lists 25 different places to get support, including counseling, medical care, crisis lines, and peer support. Multi-language: English, Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Key Wprds: SCC, therapy,
- NEWS - Pay to Stay- Delays, Barriers Plague Santa Clara County’s Quarantine Subsidies
- 12/9/20 ...According to a recent survey of clinic clientele, less than a fifth of those eligible for paycheck-replacement subsidies from the county ever receive them. Respondents cited documentation as one of the biggest obstacles, as well as cultural and communication barriers such as a lack of literacy or email access. With applications for financial help taking weeks and months to process, if at all, the county’s would-be beneficiaries face an impossible choice. Amid a staggering surge in Covid-19 filling up hospitals and prompting economically devastating lockdowns, Healing Grove Executive Director Brett Bymaster says an untold number of mostly poor, mostly Latino people are choosing to go back to work to avoid homelessness.
- RESOURCE - Red Rover Animal Resources
- RedRover helps animals rescued from disasters or neglect, domestic violence survivors seeking safety with their pets, and animals with life-threatening illnesses. We use innovative solutions to prevent cruelty. Links to Pet-friendly lodging resources, Pet Evacuation and Pet-Friendly Emergency Shelters
- RESOURCE - San Jose’s COVID-19 Virtual Local Assistance Center (VLAC)
- One-stop destination for COVID-19 resources and support. The VLAC offers a wealth of information on coronavirus testing, financial support, food distribution, job training and many other topics. VLAC webpages are also available in Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese Key Words: Pandemic, SJ
- RESOURCE - 2020 SCC Social Services Resource Guide
- COVID-19 Update: SSA Service Centers are temporarily closed. We are still available to help you meet many of your essential service needs without interruption by phone and online. 6/20 Updated Resource Directory for SCC low income residents including food, housing, health care, mental health, children's services, transportation, employment, immigration, citizenship, education, emergency services, disaster and more. This guide is updated quarterly. If you want your organization included or you want to make a change, submit that information on this : change request form Key Words: Santa Clara County, CalWorks, DEBS
- RESOURCE - Amigos de Guadalupe
Casework, financial assistance, food, safe parking at multiple locations, DACA Renewal. Rental Assistance and Homelessness Prevention System (HPS). Safety Net Member 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, Undocumented, Immigration, RRN Multi-language: Spanish Key Words:
- RESOURCE - Aunt Bertha Nationwide Resource Directory
- The Social Care Network - Search for free or reduced cost services like health care, food, housing, job training, transportation, legal, education, and more.
- RESOURCE - Avenidas Senior Center in Palo Alto
- In compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, currently only providing non-contact services including: Monitored Lyft rides to and from medical appointments (in our regular service area during our regular operating hours). Pick up groceries and prescriptions, and other services as needed. Temporary suspension of classes, resources and social programs, including Health & Wellness, Senior Nutrition, and: LGBTQ Seniors Initiative | Chinese Community Center Multi-language: Mandarin, Key Words: Food, Mental Health,
- RESOURCE - BAYCC Economic Hardship Fund
- To be eligible for a BAYCC Economic Hardship Fund, an individual must: Live in the Bay Area.***Be financially affected by COVID 19 Pandemic Crisis.*** Demonstrate need by fully completing the Online Application, including the required attachment(s). Immigrant Friendly. Key Words: Disaster, grant
- RESOURCE - Bay Area Funeral Consumers Association (BA-FCA)
- The Bay Area Funeral Consumers Association*(BA-FCA) is the local affiliate of the national nonprofit Funeral Consumers Alliance dedicated to protecting the right to choose meaningful, dignified, affordable death care. BA-FCA cannot provide direct financial assistance for funerals or death care, but we can help you find the best prices in the Bay Area for simple funeral arrangements, and we can direct you to some sources of financial help.
- RESOURCE - Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center
- Our mission is to provide a broad array of opportunities and programs, and a spirit of community that celebrates the many facets of our constituency. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of all ages and backgrounds find resources and support services that are not available elsewhere, including: Library, Free Cyber Center, Art Exhibits, Social Events, HIV Testing, Counseling and weekly Spanish AA meetings. Key Words: Mental Health, Social @billydefrank https://www.facebook.com/billydefrank Key Words: SCC,
- RESOURCE - CA Low Cost Auto Insurance Program
- CA Law requires that all drivers of vehicles within the State maintain evidence of financial responsibility. California's Low Cost Automobile Program (CLCA) exists to provide income eligible persons with liability insurance protection at affordable rates. Multi-language: Downloadable materials in | English | Spanish | Hmong | Chinese | Japanese |, Korean | Russian | Tagalog | Vietnamese |.and other languages. Key Words: Low Income,
- RESOURCE - Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
- CAPI is a 100% state-funded program designed to provide monthly cash benefits to aged, blind, and disabled non-citizens who are ineligible for Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) solely due to their immigration status. The Welfare Reform Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193) eliminated SSI/SSP eligibility for most non-citizens. As a result, most immigrants who were not receiving SSI/SSP in August 1996 are no longer eligible for SSI/SSP. The amount of CAPI benefits is equivalent to the amount of SSI/SSP benefits. CAPI recipients may be eligible for Medi-Cal, CalFresh and In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), but they must file for each benefit separately. There is no automatic eligibility link between CAPI and these other programs.
- RESOURCE - Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
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. Call to inquire about COVID financial assistance, rental or food. (408) 468-0100 Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese,
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. https://www.facebook.com/WorkingToEndPoverty/?ref=ts Key Words: RIF, CADRE, Disaster
- RESOURCE - Charities & Nonprofits that Help with Funeral Costs
- A list of charities, non-profits, governments and societies that can be of assistance with planning and paying for funeral expenses for various specific populations, such as children, veterans, crime victims, disaster victims, indigent, etc.. Includes info on online memorials.
- RESOURCE - Cityteam
- For those living below the poverty line in Santa Clara County: Community Services providing them food boxes, backpacks, school supplies, diapers, hygiene items, clothing, household items, and furniture. Medical & Dental Clinic volunteer doctors and dentists provide medical and dental care to those in need. Phone: (408) 288-2185 email@example.com Key Words: COVID-19, Coronavirus, SCC
- RESOURCE - Community Services Agency (CSA)
- CSA offers food and financial assistance for rent, PG&E bills, and vouchers for basic necessities such as work clothing and transportation. Limited dental, vision and prescription assistance for uninsured children.. For the most up-to-date information check Facebook page HOUSING: To apply for the rent relief package offered by the City of Mountain View, call 650-968-0836 or email RentHelp@csacares.org and include your name and your phone number. Member Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) Multi-language: Spanish
- RESOURCE - ConXión to Community
- COVID-19 Update: ConXión’s Day Worker Center is serving as a ‘drop-in center’ for homeless. Here they can get a hot meal and updates on ‘sheltering in place’ and COVID-19. Hand washing stations available inside and out. Every person leaves with a bar of soap, pair of gloves and a mask. Due to social distancing and attendance, the stay is time limited. Open 7-days a week, 7 am - 2 pm. All services are open to all regardless of immigration status. ConXión is located at 749 Story Road Ste 10 San Jose, CA 95122 Multi-lingual: Spanish, Key Words: San Jose, Mental Health, Employment
- RESOURCE - ConsumerAction Resources for consumers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak
- 5/7/20 This updated resource guide has been updated with information regarding the federal CARES Act relief package. In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak, public and private resources are becoming available to help deal with lost wages, illness and school closures. We will continue to update this list as we learn more. Multi-language: Spanish
- RESOURCE - Free File Alliance Tax Assistance
- The Free File Alliance is a nonprofit coalition of industry-leading tax software companies partnered with the IRS to help millions of Americans prepare and e-file their federal tax returns for free. Free File is the fast, safe and free way to do your federal tax return online. Free File Alliance member companies provide brand name tax software options at no cost.
- RESOURCE - Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors
- Currently in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, we cannot offer any transportation or in person services - We can offer friendly phone calls to keep connected, no contact gardening and Household Hazardous Waste Pickup for seniors over 65 years old who live in: Santa Clara, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, Campbell, and the West San Jose zip codes 95117, 95125, 95126, 95128, 95129, 95130. Call (408) 241-1571
- RESOURCE - Immigrant Eligibility for Public Programs During COVID-19
- 2/1/21 This table provides a general overview of some of the federal public programs available to support individuals and families during the COVID-19 crisis under existing law, as well as the recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. We have also included clarification about whether these public programs are taken into account for public charge purposes. Additional information about the public charge regulations is available in this FAQ document from the Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) Campaign. Multi-language: Spanish
- RESOURCE - InformedImmigrant.com
- InformedImmigrant.com is dedicated to increasing access to resources and knowledge for the undocumented immigrant community across the U.S. We understand that these times are especially hard on immigrant communities dealing with the unique challenges of coronavirus and immigration status. Regularly updated national and state by state resource guides plus where to get legal help and DACA renewal. Multi-lingual: Spanish Key Words: COVID-19, health, financial, mental health, education
- RESOURCE - Mountain View Crisis Response for Homeless
- Locations of safe parking lots, hygiene stations, restrooms, and resources for unstably housed. Key Words: Homeless
- RESOURCE - Pets In Need (PIN)
- PIN is providing COVID-19 Emergency Assistance for pet owners in our community who are experiencing financial hardship during the coronavirus pandemic. Those who qualify may be able to receive assistance for veterinary care and basic supplies, such as pet food and cat litter. Key Words: Animals.
- RESOURCE - Portuguese Community Center (POSSO)
POSSO is serving takeout lunches ONLY due to the coronavirus until further notice. POSSO continues open and happy to help you with your unemployment benefits, order of medications or any other needs you may have if you are homebound. We are here to help our community!
Translation. Multi-language: Portuguese
Information and Referral - POSSO maintains an extensive data-base on a variety of services and resources. Staff and volunteers instruct and assist people in the utilization of these resources in order to meet personal and social needs. Also language interpretation and translation, Social Programs, Brown Bag, Food Distribution, Immigration and Naturalization, Legal Services Key Words: I&R, Information and Referral
- RESOURCE - SCC Community Resources for Youth, Families and Individuals Impacted by COVID-19
- Santa Clara County Directory - Many services are available to all members of our community, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status. If you, a family member or someone you know has been impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and need food assistance, health services, financial help, legal assistance or other support services, here are some available resources that can help.
- RESOURCE - SCC Emergency Assistance Network (EAN)
- The Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) agencies in Santa Clara County provide a variety of services to prevent homelessness, utility disconnections, and hunger. The goal is to stabilize individuals and families during times of trouble and help them return to self sufficiency. Member Agencies *** – LifeMoves*** – Community Services Agency***– West Valley Community Services ***– Sunnyvale Community Services*** – Salvation Army *** – Sacred Heart Community Service*** – St. Joseph’s Family Center Key Words: Food, Rent, Mortgage, Utilities Assistance, Medical, Transportation.
- RESOURCE - SCC Office of Mediation & Ombudsman Services (OMOS)
- 11/1/20 The County passed a moratorium on evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.and the OMOS’s mediation services are being used to address conflicts that may arise on Unlawful Detainer/eviction matters. Mediation is an effective way for landlords and tenants to proactively and productively discuss the payment of rent that is owed, once the moratorium lifts. OMOS helps parties reach voluntary resolution of their conflicts. Multi=language:English and Spanish. To reach a mediator about cases related to landlord, tenant or eviction issues contact OMOS at (408) 993-4130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- RESOURCE - SCC Office of Mediation and Ombuds Services (OMOS)
- OMOS helps parties have difficult conversations, generate options, and reach voluntary resolution of their conflicts but does not provide legal advice. The County recently passed a moratorium on evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a part of the County’s comprehensive approach to executing this measure, OMOS’s free mediation services are being used to address any conflicts that may arise as a result of this moratorium on Unlawful Detainer/eviction matters. More importantly, mediation is an effective way for landlords and tenants to proactively and productively discuss the payment of rent that is owed, once the moratorium lifts. Multi-language: English, Spanish, Key Words: Santa Clara County, coronavirus
- RESOURCE - SIVIC (Silicon Valley Interreligious Council)
- We have started a list of faith communities in Santa Clara County that offer online worship services and we have COVID-19 info and resource links. If you wish to add your faith community to the list of those with online servicess, send an email to email@example.com with the name of the faith community and a link to where the information is about viewing the services.
- RESOURCE - SV Strong
- Links to Santa Clara County COVID-19 resources and programs including: How to Volunteer, Rent & Mortgage, Virtual Income Tax Support, Low Cost Internet, Childcare, Immigrants, Unemployment Insurance, Seniors, Stimulus Payments, Mental Health, Support for Homeless Residents, Find Employment, Donate Medical Supplies or Services. Multi-language: Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Korean, Farsi Key Words: SCC, Coronavirus, Silicon Valley
- RESOURCE - SV Strong - San Jose Info Hub
- 10/8/20 As the response to this public health emergency escalates, many residents will feel direct economic impacts from business closures, event cancellations, and layoffs. Key Words: Coronavirus, San Jose, SCC, Santa Clara County, COVID-19
- 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, Undocumented, Finance
- RESOURCE - San Jose COVID-19 Virtual Local Assistance Center
- In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this page consists of resources for San José residents on: **Food ** Immigrant Resources ** Housing ** Employment & Job Training ** Health & Wellness ** Utilities & Internet ** Small Businesses and Nonprofits. For more informationcall 311 or 408-535-3500, or fill out a contact form. Live chat (8-5, M-F), TTY for the hearing impaired at 1-800-735-2922 . Key Words: Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese
- RESOURCE - San Jose Rental Assistance Program
- NEW program for qualified SJ residents who are behind on rental payments due to loss of income related to COVID-19. Financial assistance may cover expenses such as rental payments, utilities, and housing deposits from April 2020 through December 2020. Financial assistance available through Catholic Charities. To apply please call: Vietnamese: (408) 757-8044 and/or (408) 757-6661. Spanish: (408) 757-7703 and/or (408) 757-7591. All other languages and general inquiries: (408) 758-0011. Applications will be accepted through a lottery system. For more information about eligibility, please call the rental assistance program at (408) 758-0011 Multi-lingual: Spanish, Vietnamese
- RESOURCE - Santa Clara County CAN (COVID-19 Assistance Navigation Hotline)
- Leave a message on the SCC CAN Hotline 408-802-2124 and receive a call back within 24 hours with assistance to: ***Navigate safety net services like unemployment, food, housing, and others by helping you understand what assistance is available and guiding you through the application process. ***If needed, we can connect you with legal aid attorneys to answer questions about work related legal issues, such as questions related to employment status and income. Mulri-language: English, Spanish and Vietnamese SCC CAN is a project of the Fair Workplace Collaborative: Vietnamese American Round Table, Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants, Day Worker Center of Mountain View, Step Forward Foundation, Enterprise Foundation, Latino Business Council of Silicon Valley, Working Partnerships USA
- RESOURCE - Santa Maria Urban Ministry (SMUM)
- COVID-19 Update - Only weekly food pickup during social distancing time. Other programs temporarily on hold. ***** 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: Multi-language: Spanish
- RESOURCE - Season of Sharing forms and guidelines - Revised
- 2/21 Application and eligibility have been modified due to COVID-19 through June 30, 2021. Assistance from the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund is available to low-to-moderate income families with dependent children, senior citizens (55+), disabled individuals, veterans, victims of domestic violence, pregnant women in their 2nd or 3rd trimester, and transitioning emancipated foster youth who have a critical need and who reside in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, or Sonoma. Housing Assistance and Critical Family Needs assistance is provided in the form of grants that are paid directly to the supplier of services, such as a landlord. Applicants do not receive direct grants.
- RESOURCE - Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC)
- To qualify, one must: ***Be a person with a significant disability or impairment, which limits ability to function independently in home, community, environment, or work ***Be able to benefit from services to achieve a greater level of independence; and ***Live or work in Santa Clara County, or a county that does not provide independent living services that SVILC provides. Complete the Intake process to receive SVILC’s services. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (408) 894-9041 to begin this process. For anyone who relies on electricity for life sustaining equipment, call SVILC at 408-894-9041 or email us at PSPS@svilc.org to get on our Public Safety Power Shutoff contact list, Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese
- RESOURCE - Sourcewise (formerly Council on Aging)
- While our Information & Referral resources are specialized to help older adults and older persons with disabilities, we strive to support any individual (18 or older) who requires assistance finding resources within Santa Clara County. Services include: information & awareness - health insurance counseling & advocacy program - senior employment services - meals on wheels - care management - family caregiver support program - public authority services - senior farmers' market nutrition program - Interactive Resource Database. , South County Transportation for Non-Emergency Medical, Vaccine Clinics and Errands Call (408) 762-7362 , Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Key Words: Seniors, Health
- RESOURCE - South Bay Mutual Aid
- We are a coalition of students, workers, and community members organizing mutual aid in the South Bay (Santa Clara County) Monterey and San Benito County. Assistance with groceries, medical and cleaninig supplies, facemasks, transportation to medical appointments, Key Words: COVID-19, Pandemic Multi-language: Spanish
- RESOURCE - St. Joseph's Family Center in Gilroy
- CARES Act Funding - Apply by 9/30/20. The City of Gilroy, in partnership with St. Joseph’s Family Center, is providing Community Development Block Grant CARES Act funding (CDBG-CV) towards a rental assistance program for extremely low income people. Spanish Ongoing programs: Drive-thru grocery distribution Mondays – Fridays from 8:00am – 2:00pm **** One time emergency rental and utilities assistance **** Transportation resources for homeless. Services are typically limited to families /individuals who meet low-come requirements and living in Gilroy or San Martin, CA. Multi-language
- RESOURCE - Sunnyvale Community Services
Open for business - Food distribution, processing applications for rental assistance, financial aid and other resources. Check website for updates. Immigrant friendly. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Russian
Services including food and one time financial assistance includes help with rent, rental deposits, utility bills, medically-related bills, bus passes, gas vouchers and pass-through direct assistance. Also enrollment assistance in MediCal, CalFresh, and other benefits. As part of a realignment of zip codes for the Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) of agencies in Santa Clara County, Sunnyvale Community Services is now serving low-income residents of the Alviso neighborhood of San Jose.
- RESOURCE - Union Plus
- Union Privilege is a nonprofit organization founded by the AFL-CIO in 1986 to provide excellent consumer Union Plus benefit programs exclusively to union members (current and retired) and their families. Did you know that there are more than 12 million union members in the United States? Because of our strength in numbers, we’re able to negotiate exclusive discounts and financial assistance programs just for union members and their families. Savings and Unique Programs — Pay it Forward We pass along the exclusive benefits we’ve negotiated on behalf of union members directly to you. These benefits and programs are FREE to union members and their families. There’s no membership —if you’re a current or retired union member or a family member — you’re in.
- RESOURCE - Updated: Resources for consumers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak
- The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (Stimulus #2) The second coronavirus pandemic stimulus package was passed by the U.S. Congress in late December 2020. The bill contains relief policies that provide financial help to families, additional unemployment funds, rental relief funds and extended small business loans. We will continue to update this list as we learn more.Spanish version
- RESOURCE - VIET-112 Helpline
- VIET-112 is a free, non emergency, information helpline for the Vietnamese community. VIVO staff and volunteers offer Information & Referrals to available programs and resources in Santa Clara County and the San Francisco Bay Area. 1-855-VIET112 (1-855-843-8112)
- RESOURCE - West Valley Community Services (WVCS)
WVCS is providing food and emergency financial assistance. For information for questions about emergency financial assistance. referrals, and services email@example.com 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,
- RESOURCE - Wi-Fi Hotspots for San Jose Library Members
- 11/1/20 As part of the SJ Access initiative, you can now check out a Wi-Fi hotspot device with your SJPL membership. Not a Library member, yet? Get a library card This service is FREE and available to adults (18+). Hotspot devices are subject to availability and can only be requested by calling a participating location (see list). Key Words: Communication, internet, connect
- RESOURCE: DCARA Deaf Multicultural Program
COVID-19 Update Videos
with Information on current county guidelines, COVID-19 testing sites, curfews, unemployment benefits, community resources, and more, DCARA will remain open to the public. Call our office (510-343-6670) for immediate services. Check our website and social media for updates
If there are any further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
It is DCARA's goal to enhance Deaf Culture within the Deaf ethnic communities by offering services that emphasize community education, and provide socialization opportunities that will enrich the quality of life for these individuals and their families. ASL Classes for Deaf Immigrants, Immigration Advocacy, Education, Counseling, Information & Referral Key Words: American Sign Language
- TRANSPORTATION - Clipper START Card
- Save on San Francisco Bay Area transit. with a pilot program to provide single-ride discounts to eligible riders. Participants can receive: a 50% discount on Caltrain, Muni, and Golden Gate Transit and Ferry, and a 20% discount on BART, To qualify, you must...**Be a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area **Be 19-64 years old **Not have an RTC Clipper Card for people with disabilities **Have a household income of 200% of the federal poverty level or less. Multi-language: Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog
- TRANSPORTATION - Free Public Transportation to SCC Vaccination Locations
- 3/1/21 Santa Clara County, VTA has created an interactive map for the public to find a list of the current vaccination locations, along with the bus or light rail routes to take to each site. Transit trips are free as VTA is currently not collecting fares. When viewers click on any vaccination location on the map, they will be taken to the Google Maps transit option to find the most efficient transit route to get to the destination.
- TRANSPORTATION - VTA ACCESS paratransit service
- VTA ACCESS paratransit service is provided to eligible individuals with disabilities who cannot use conventional accessible bus and light rail transit service due to their physical, visual or cognitive disabilities. Paratransit is shared ride public transportation, operating within the same service area and service times as VTA bus and light rail service. Fees = double current transit route fees. Key Words: AFN,
- UTILITIES - PG&E Potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)
- If severe weather threatens a portion of the electric system, it may be necessary for PG&E to turn off electricity for several days, in the interest of public safety. Enroll in the Medical Baseline program if you rely on power for medical needs to receive extra notifications in advance of a PSPS and a lower monthly rate. Multi-language: Spanish Vietnamese Chinese Tagalog Korean Russian Key Words: Access and Functional Needs, AFN, Special Needs, Disaster
- UTILITIES - PG&E Financial assistance support for our residential customers
- Ongoing California Alternate Rates for Energy Program (CARE). A monthly discount of 20% or more on gas and electricity. Participants qualify through income guidelines or if enrolled in certain public assistance programs. Family Electric Rate Assistance Program (FERA). A monthly discount of 18% on electricity only. If you have recently lost your job, even if you are receiving unemployment benefits, you may qualify for a reduced energy rate through our CARE or FERA programs. Multi-language: Spanish | Chinese | Vietnamese | Tagalog | Korean | Russian | Key Words: Utilities