Basic Needs

Food Resources and Access, Housing, Healthcare, Insurance, Childcare, Financial Assistance (Grants and Loans), Access & Functional Needs (AFN), Disaster Legal Assistance


COMMUNICATION - AlertSCC - Multi-language Emergency Alerts
AlertSCC is a free, easy, and confidential way for anyone who lives or works in Santa Clara County to get emergency warnings sent directly to their cell phone, mobile device, email, or landline. AlertSCC can reach you wherever you are to provide information and instructions in a variety of emergency situations. Languages: | Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | AlertSCC Facebook
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
COVID-19 Update - In response to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on society, multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have made updates to their low-cost internet service programs to ensure individuals and families stay connected to the internet during this challenging time. We’ve updated our low-cost internet service options tool to reflect these changes.
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
EDUCATION - SparkPoint Multi-Service Center
SparkPoint offers integrated services to help people end the cycle of poverty through free job coaching and training, education and financial literacy. Resources such as limited rental assistance and emergency grants are available to eligible students, alumni, and qualifying low income public at the Workforce Inst in San Jose, through all SBCAE members. Sparkpoint Community Bulletins Key Words: Housing, Finance, UWBA
FINANCE - Jewish Family & Children's Services (JFCS)
COVID-19 Update: PANDEMIC EMERGENCY 0% INTEREST LOANS AND GRANTS PROGRAM: to help individuals, families, and small businesses The JFCS Food Bank has swiftly shifted from a supplemental supplier of staples to their sole provider of sustenance. Workshops and Teletherapy. PLEASE CALL US IF YOU NEED SUPPORT OR ASSISTANCE. 415-449-1200
Programs for adults, seniors, youth, children, refugees, emegres. Immigration, ESL and Citizenship assistance, financial assistance. Educational Scholarships and Loans Areas Served: Offices in Palo Alto, San Mateo, San Francisco, San Rafael, and Santa Rosa - Counties of Sonoma, Marin, San Mateo, SF, and Santa Clara. Key Words: SCC, Koret, LGBT, Domestic Violence, Hospice, Counseling, Emergency Assistance
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:
FINANCE - Stimulus Check
US citizens or permanent residents (green card) holders should have received the stimulus payment of $1,200 for single people who earn less than $75,000, while married couples who earn less than $150,000 get $2,400. Children under 17 are eligible to receive $500. If you haven’t received, we can help you or you can check on If you have not worked or filed taxes, you still qualify but you must file a Non-Filer Form before October 15th. Key Words: Coronavirus,, Pandemic
FINANCE- Currently Existing Assistance Resources in SCC
Updated 5/1/20 From the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations: ***East San Jose Wellness Fund Primary coordinator: Somos Mayfair *** SOLO FUND Human Agenda and its legal collective CLARO have established the SOLO Solidarity Fund *** Mission Asset Immigrant Families Fund From the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund *** Opportunity Fund Small business loans. No SSN needed, ITTN enough *** Sacred Heart RENTAL AND DEPOSIT ASSISTANCE *** Community Service Agency of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills *** Sunnyvale Community Services *** West Valley Community Services EMERGENCY FUNDS COVID-19 Financial Assistance Key Words: Undocumented, SCC,
FOOD - 2nd Harvest of Silicon Valley
3/20 COVID-19 Update: Call (800) 984-3663, Text: GETFOOD to (408)455-5181, Email:, or visit the SHFB website to find closest food box pickup during shut down period. All ages welcome. Immigrant friendly. Limited delivery for those who are vulnerable or in quarantine. FREE PREPARED MEALS FOR ADULTS 60+ YEARS|***** COMIDAS PREPARADAS GRATUITAS PARA ADULTOS DE 60+ AÑOS|***** Vietnamese |***** FREE PREPARED MEALS FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH UNDER 18 |***** COMIDAS PREPARADAS GRATUITAS PARA NIÑOS Y JÓVENES MENORES DE 18 AÑOS |***** Vietnamese |
Through a variety of programs and services, the 2nd Harvest Food Bank provides food to people in need where they live, learn, and work. Call the Food Connection today to be connected with resources like free food and CalFresh 1-800-984-3663. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog Key Words: SNAP, Benefits,
FOOD - CA Meals for Kids Mobile Application
The CA Meals for Kids mobile application helps you find nearby California Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs Sites through your iOS, Android, or Microsoft devices. The Emergency Meal Sites section may be used during unanticipated school closures due to emergency situations. Find sites by physical location, custom map, county, city, zip code and partial site name. Filter searches by service status (e.g. active/inactive) and meal types (e.g. lunch, snacks, etc).
FOOD - Catholic Charities Drive Thru Church Pick Up Schedule
4/7/20 Locations and schedule of weekly grocery pick-up. No pre-registration required. Immigrant friendly. Call 800-983-2663 for information about more free food distribution programs.
FOOD - Free Grab and Go Meals for all ages
Monday to Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 at 33 San Jose locations. Look for the big yellow school bus.
FOOD - Free Prepared Meals for Adults 60 Years and Older
Meals are made for curbside pickup (Monday - Friday). Contact agencies directly to confirm services are still available. Key Words: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Seniors
FOOD - PET PANTRY - Silicon Valley Humane Society
5/20 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: Phone: (408) 262-2133
FOOD - Santa Clara County School Closure Meal Sites 2020
3/17/20 A list of 2nd Harvest food distribution sites opened to meet the needs created by Covid-19 (coronavirus) school closures. Any child or family with children 18 and under may pick up meals for the children at these locations. No ID required. Key Words: Pandemic, SCC, COVID-19
FOOD - Santa Clara County Senior Nutrition Program - Meal Locations
COVID-19 Update: Take-Out Meals available at Senior Congregate Meal Sites - Participants can now pick up meals to-go at most locations. Click here for a Map of SCC Senior Nutrition Meal Sites. This map will be updated as more locations re-open to provide take-out meals and/or meal delivery. Meals on Wheels continues to provide home-delivery of meals. Call (408) 350-3246 for more information.
The Senior Nutrition Program is open to all seniors over the age of 60. A contribution of $3.00 is asked from each person to help offset the cost of the meal, however no eligible senior shall be denied participation because of failure or inability to contribute. All sites require registration & sites require reservations. Please contact the individual site for requirements.
HEALTH - 10 Facts About Access to Health Insurance for Immigrants and Their Families
11/19/19 The Trump Administration’s ongoing efforts to restrict immigration is increasing fear and confusion among immigrants and their families. According to reports, enrollment is declining among immigrants and their families who are eligible for health insurance affordability programs (including Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and ACA marketplace coverage with tax credits/subsidies). Last year, one in seven adults in immigrant families reported avoiding public benefits out of fear. Nearly half of community health centers report that, during the past year, immigrant patients declined to enroll themselves in Medicaid. And nearly 40 percent of health centers report parents have declined coverage for their children. Key Words:
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 - Animal shelters urge the public to have an emergency plan for your pets
With more people getting sick with COVID-19 local animal shelters are concerned companion animals will be left uncared for. Local animal shelters urge the public to have an emergency plan for your pets. Key Words: Emergency, Disaster, coronavirus,
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 - Community Health Partnership (CHP) Member Organizations
CHPSCC health centers and clinics are one of the few sources of accessible, affordable, and culturally competent health care services for low-income and medically underserved populations, independent of Immigration status. While maintaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities they serve, these health centers and clinics provide an array of services including general family practice, medical and dental care, well baby visits, prenatal care, nutritional counseling, health education, and prevention, counseling, mental health services, and community outreach. Multi-lingual: Spanish, Vietnamese, Phone Translation Service
HEALTH - Covered California Health Insurance
3/1/20 COVID Update: Covered CA Insurance is still available UNTIL JjULY 31st. - Special Extended Enrollment Period Due to COVID-19.
Immigrant communities and families with mixed immigration status (such as having undocumented parents, lawfully present siblings, or U.S. citizen children, all under the same roof) may be reluctant to seek health care because of fears about privacy and enrollment eligibility. Multi-language: | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese | Key Words: Insurance, Health
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 care through telephone appointments Gardner serves patients independent of immigration status and all information is safeguarded. Multi-Language: Spanish, Vietnamese
Our mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive health care, including prevention and education, early intervention, treatment and advocacy services which are affordable, respectful, culturally, linguistically and age appropriate - especially the disenfranchised, disadvantaged and most vulnerable members. 9 branches throughout the County. Key Words: Healthcare, Covered CA enrollment asst, Medical, Dental, Women, Children, Optometry, pediatrics, Mental Health, Pharmacy, SCC, CORONAVIRUS, Undocumented
HEALTH - Indian Health Center
3/20/20 COVID-19 Update: All non-essential medical and dental appointments will be reschduled at a later date. The WIC program continues as usual. You can still receive health education and nutrition counseling over the phone. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us by calling (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 - Mayview Community Health Center
COVID-19 Update: 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 - 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 Family Health Plan (SCFHP)
COVID-19 Update: Given the shelter-in-place order in Santa Clara County, we want you to know that SCFHP will remain open to maintain operations for our members and providers. However, most of our staff are now working from home and our lobby is closed to visitors until further notice
SCFHP offers low-cost or no cost health care coverage for low-income adults, children and seniors through 3 health insurance programs; Medi-Cal, Cal MediConnect (Medicare-Medicaid Plan), and Healthy Kids HMO. Children under 19 may be eligible regardless of immigration status. Located in San Jose, SCFHP serves Santa Clara County, with local staff who speak English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Also interpreter services available in more than 170 languages, including American Sign Language.
HEALTH - Update on Access to Health Care for Immigrants and Their Families
3/18/20 The Families First Act provides additional funding to pay for coronavirus testing for anyone who is uninsured. The funding will pay for testing at community health centers, outpatient clinics, and doctors’ offices. Immigrants can continue to access services at community health centers, regardless of their immigration status, and at a reduced cost or free of charge depending on their income. Health centers may do patient assessments over the phone or using telehealth. Eligibility for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces has not changed. (USCIS recently posted an alert clarifying that it will not consider testing, treatment, or preventive care related to COVID-19 in a public charge inadmissibility determination.
HOUSING - Gov. Newsom extends California eviction moratorium through September
7/1/20 Gov. Gavin Newsom extended an authorization allowing local governments to delay evictions through the end of September for renters impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Local jurisdictions will be allowed to stop evictions for another three months through Sept. 30. None of these protections relieve the obligation to pay rent-tenants will ultimately still be responsible for unpaid amounts. Key words: Housing, Homeless, KYR, Know Your Rights, COVID-19
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 - 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 - Mt. View Suspends Residential Evictions until August 31st
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Mountain View City Council enacted a temporary eviction moratorium suspending residential evictions for non-payment of rent due to related financial impacts. The ordinance is effective March 23, 2020 thru August 31, 2020 and is subject to extension as approved by the City Council. The eviction moratorium is applicable for all residential rental units in Mountain View including single-family homes, condos/town homes, duplexes, apartments, mobile homes and mobile home spaces and other types of residential rental units.. Key Words: COVID-19 Fact sheets about the moratorium for landlords and tenants are available here. English | Spanish | Chinese |
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: Multi-language: Spanish Vietnamese
HOUSING - SCC Eviction Moratorium Extended to 8/31/20 - Information for Landlords and Tenants
Extended through 8/31/20 - The SCC Board of Supervisors extended the moratorium on “no-fault” evictions and evictions for non-payment of rent for tenants who have incurred substantial income loss and/or substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This moratorium applies throughout Santa Clara County, including Cities, and protects both residential as well as small business tenants. Spanish Vietnamese Chinese Tagalog
HOUSING - San Jose Eviction Moratorium Extended to 8/31/20
NOTICE TO TENANTS & LANDLORDS: San José’s COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium applies to your rental unit. The moratorium stops many residential evictions for nonpayment of rent. The moratorium is in effect through August 31, 2020, and the City Council may extend it. Contact the San José Housing Department at or visit evictionmoratorium. If you are a tenant, the ordinance provides you with temporary protection from evictions for non-payment of rent if you can demonstrate your income has been substantially reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 - 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)
3/25/20 COVID-19 Update: AACI continues to provide essential healthcare services at our Moorpark location even during the shelter in place order: **Health Center is providing medical care and screening for patients. **Behavioral Health is providing counseling and support to clients using telehealth and phone visits when possible. **Asian Women’s Home, their program for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, continues to shelter and support survivors and their children. **Senior Center is serving nutritious lunches for seniors that are packed to go and delivered.
Multi service program. Domestic Violence Shelter (Asian Women's Home) - Health Care: Hope Program (HIV/AISA outreach prevention & education), Primary Health Care Asian focused medical facility, Covered CA Insurance Enrollment Asst, Youth Services & Recreation, Mental Health Care: Counseling, Addictions, Problem Gambling, Center for Survivors of Torture, Senior Wellness, Asian American Voices. Multi-language: Cantonese, Mandarin,Chiu-Chow, Laotian, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, Tagalog, Lao-Mien, Farsi, and Japanese. Key Words: San Jose, Advocacy, Health Care, Seniors, Youth, Asian Pacific, Indo-Chinese, Substance abuse, Addiction, Recovery, AAPI, Key Words: 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
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 - 211 Bay Area Information
COVID-19 Update - 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.
211 Santa Clara County is a free, non-emergency, confidential, 3 digit phone number and online database service that provides streamlined 24/7 access to critical health and human services in f counties. 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, SCC,
RESOURCE - Amigos de Guadalupe
COVID-19 Update 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
Providing a variety 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 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 - Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
COVID-19 Update: With the County's "Shelter in Place" order and the exemption for essential services such as social services, shelter, food and health care, Catholic Charities has closed several physical locations, while still providing care through phone or video visits with clients and collaborating with other nonprofits and government agencies. Catholic Charities COVIS-19 Program Modifications
Citizenship services provided in English, Spanish and Vietnamese, including assessment of eligibility, application assistance, interview preparation, ESL and citizenship classes at offices in San Jose and Gilroy. CC provides resettlement and retraining services for refugees and asylees. Deferred Action (DACA), Foster Youth, Unaccompanied Minors, Disaster Casework. Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration and CADRE Many other free and sliding scale social programs for children, adults and seniors. Food, Health Care, Mental Health, House Sharing. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Key Words: RIF
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. 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month, 10am-12pm. ID required. 1297 North 13th St, San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 293-4657 Medical & Dental Clinic volunteer doctors and dentists provide medical and dental care to those in need. **Medical Clinic Tuesdays 9am-12pm, and Thursdays 12-5pm **Dental Screenings Mondays & Saturdays 9am-1pm 580 Charles Street, San Jose, CA 95112 Phone: (408) 288-2185 Key Words: COVID-19, Coronavirus, SCC
RESOURCE - Community Services Agency (CSA)
COVID-19 Update: CSA has been designated an essential service provider and will be operational with modified services. For the most up-to-date information about how you can help and changes to our services, please follow our Facebook page HOUSING: The rent relief package offered by the City of Mountain is now active. To apply, either call our main line at 650-968-0836 or email and include your name and your phone number.
Offering services to individuals and families on low or fixed incomes, homeless, and to seniors (60+ years old). Our goal is to provide the basic necessities of life to those in need, including assistance with homeless prevention, food, and health checks for the elderly. Senior lunches weekdays. Spanish
RESOURCE - Comprehensive UAP COVID-19 Information and Resources Guide
The Office of Cultural Competency Universal Access Program (UAP) is a collaborative model with FIRST 5, County of Santa Clara agencies, SCC Office of Education, Alum Rock Unified School District, Franklin McKinley School District, and other nonprofit partners. The UAP team pulled together a set of resources to help navigate families, particularly COVID19-related resources. This information is fluid and it is updated regularly. The portal includes our guide, with links to the Public Health Department, as well as a multitude of resources and information from food distribution, VTA, homelessness, immigration, unemployment, legal rights, childcare for essential workers, hotlines, and more. Key Words: Directory
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 - Friends of Hue
Community Support During COVID-19 CRISIS Delivery of food to homeless camps. Friends of Hue has also donated thousands of units of PPE to Bay Area hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics. Professional Health Care Workers can submit a Emergency medical supply request online. We will do our best to support you during this difficult time. Multi-language: Vietnamese
RESOURCE - 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 - Mt. 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)
COVID-19 Update 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 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 with the name of the faith community and a link to where the information is about viewing the services.
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 - SVCN Non-Profit Request for Volunteers
SVCN is working with CADRE, SV Strong, and the Joint Venture Silicon Valley/Silicon Valley Talent Partnership. Submit volunteer requests on this form.
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 Assistance Center
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this page consists of resources for San José residents in the areas of Food, Housing, Immigrant Resources, Health and Wellness, Employment and Job Training, and Utilities / Internet. Multi-language: . Spanish Vietnamese Chinese Key Words: Coronavirus, pandemic, disaster
RESOURCE - San Jose Public Library System (SJPL)
COVID-19 Update: Schools and libraries may be temporarily closed during the COVID-19 response, but library resources are available online, 24/7, to help students complete their homework and to assist teachers and parents with preparing lessons and managing children's education from home. Bppks can be ordered on line or by phone and picked up at select branches with the new Express Pickuup Service
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:
RESOURCE - San Jose 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:
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 - Social Services Continuing Benefits
4/15/20 During Covid-19 epidemic, regulations have been changed to made it easier for clients to keep their health (Medi-Cal), food (CalFresh) and financial (CalWORKs, General Assistance & CAPI) benefits. The details of these regulation changes have been posted on the Santa Clara County Social Services (SSA) Department of Employment & Benefits website English | Spanish | Vietnamese |
RESOURCE - Sunnyvale Community Services
COVID-19 Update: 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
COVID-19 Update: This 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. Spanish version
We will continue to update this list as we learn more. Through multilingual financial education materials, community outreach and grassroots "make your voice heard" advocacy, Consumer Action empowers underrepresented consumers nationwide to assert their rights in the marketplace and financially prosper. Libraries of Multi-language Publications: | Spanish | Chinese | Korean | | Vietnamese |
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)
COVID-19 Update: WVCS is providing food and emergency financial assistance. For information for questions about emergency financial assistance. referrals, and services or call 408-366-6092. for those living in the following zip codes: 95014, 95030, 95032, 95033, 95044, 95070, 95129, 95130. Grocery pick is open to all clients living in the west valley communities of Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and West San Jose. You can call 408-255-8033 to get more information. If you or anyone you know is affected by schools and/or business closures, loss of jobs and hourly earnings, or are now having to take care of dependent older adults amidst the COVID-19/coronavirus crisis, we are here to help. Multi-language: English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Cantonese, Mandarin
Food, rental assistance, PG&E assistance, transportation services, special holiday programs, diapers, Below Market Rate Housing. Safety Net Zip Codes 95014, 30,32,33,44,70, 127, 130. Serving Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and West San Jose Key Words: North County EAN, Diversity,
RESOURCE- COVID-19 Youth Resource Guide
4/10/20 Comprehensive list of local resources from the Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender. Includes food distribution sites (free meals and groceries), family services, mental health and health care, and recovery programs. Services available independent of immigration status. Key Words: Undocumented Multi-language: Spanish
RESOURCE- SV Strong - San Jose Info Hub
3/18/20 As the response to this public health emergency escalates, many residents will feel direct economic impacts from business closures, event cancellations, and layoffs. Silicon Valley Strong calls on the community to stay informed and look out for each other. This landing page serves as a hub with critical updates and resources for vulnerable neighbors--accepting tips for additional information at Multi-language: This page is updated daily and is currently being translated into Spanish,Vietnamese Key Words: Coronavirus, San Jose, SCC, Santa Clara County, COVID-19
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
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
RESOURCES - SCC Community Resources for Youth, Families and Individuals Impacted by COVID-19
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. Many Santa Clara County services are available to all members of our community, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status. Many services available to all community members regardless of insurance status, ability to pay or immigration status.
RESOURCES - SCC Senior Resources
6/20 Listing of resources for food, healthcare, and other supportive services for Santa Clara County Seniors.
TAXES - IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
We are offering tax help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others – including health plans – affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). IRS ASL Info Videos; IRS Multi-language Info Videos IRS Info Videos Key Words: Finance, American Sign Language, Spanish
TRANSLATION - ASL Video Series on COVID-19 Tips
American Sign Language playlist of 10 educational videos on COVID-19 including: Prevention, Managing Anxiety, Social Distancing, Parents Supporting Children, Older Adults, Symptoms, Cleaning your home, and more
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 - VTA COVID-19 Information Center
3/31/20 VTA is prioritizing essential service to hospitals, health care facilities, pharmacies, grocery stores, food banks, shelters and other essential destinations during this time of extraordinary caution. This map shows the modified routes and locations of important services. Key Words: Coronavirus
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 - Newsom bans water shutoffs for customers with overdue bills
4/2/20 Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday issued an executive order that prohibits all public water agencies from disconnecting service to residences during the coronavirus pandemic. The order also does not absolve customers from bills they owe. They still are responsible for payment, but cannot be disconnected if payments are late or missed. The order remains in effect indefinitely. It applies to residential service and to businesses that have been deemed essential by the state public health officer, such as grocery stores, health clinics, carry out restaurants and others. It also requires water systems to restore service to residences that were shut off for non-payment after the March 4, 2020, statewide emergency coronavirus proclamation. Key Words: Finance, COVID-19
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