COVID-19 / Basic Needs

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

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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.
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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 |
HOUSING - COVID-19 CA Emergency Rent Relief Program
The Eviction Moratorium expired on 9/30/21, but applications are still being accepted for the CA Rent Relief program. It provides financial assistance for 100% of unpaid and/or future rent and utilities to income-eligible California renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19. Multi-language: English, Spanish | Chinese | Korean | Vietnamese | Tagalog Key Words: Pandemic
CHILDREN - Health 4 All Kids
Beginning January 1, 2020, young adults up to age 26, no matter their immigration status, will be eligible for Medi-Cal Unlike restricted-scope Medi-Cal, children with full-scope Medi-Cal are able to get all covered services, including: annual checkups, regular doctor visits, vaccinations, mental health, and dental care. Many of these services are at no cost to the family. Key Words: Healthcare
COMMUNICATION - 711 Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS)
Free TTY-based Telecommunications Relay Services permit persons with a hearing or speech disability to use the telephone system via a text telephone (TTY) or other device to call persons with or without such disabilities. Dial 711 to be automatically connected to a TRS communications assistant. It's fast, functional and free. Dialing 711, both voice and TTY-based TRS users can initiate a call from any telephone, anywhere in the US, without having to remember and dial a ten-digit access number. Multi-language: Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Tagalog | Korean | Key Words: Access and Functional Needs, Communication, AFN
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 - 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. Communication Aid Card for the Deaf 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 hotline@dcara.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
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 CalFreshs, MediCal, SSI, CalWorks, LIHEAP, National Free School Lunch, HUD/Section 8 Assistance.People who do not receive any of these, may also qualify based on total household gross monthly income. Customers can learn more or apply by calling 1-800-SAFELINK. Supported by the federal Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. 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
DISASTER - 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
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 - 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: getfood@shfb.org, 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 |
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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 - Animals - 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: petpantry@hssv.org Phone: (408) 262-2133
FOOD - Catholic Charities Free Food Distribution
FREE Weekly and Bi- Weekly Drive Thru sites at Churches for food. No registration needed beforehand - Registration will be done on site. Dates range Tuesday through Saturday
FOOD - Free Prepared Meals for Adults 60 Years and Older
11/19/21 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 - Pandemic EBT Food benefits for Summer and 21/22 School Year
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get up to $365 per eligible child thru the Pandemic EBT program. P-EBT 2.0 cards for eligible young children will be automatically mailed beginning early July 2021 through August 2021, while P-EBT 2.0 cards for eligible school age children will be automatically mailed beginning early August 2021 through November 2021. Cards will be mailed by age group in alphabetical order based on the first name of the eligible child. There is NO P-EBT 2.0 application. For more information, please visit the P-EBT website Recently, Congress extended P-EBT through the summer of 2021. If California is approved to provide Summer P-EBT benefits, eligible children will receive a standard Summer P-EBT benefit of $375, which will be reloaded on their existing P-EBT 2.0 card. More information on Summer P-EBT is coming soon! These benefits are emergency assistance and will not count as Public Charge.
FOOD - SCC Thanksgiving Hot Meals 2021
Second Harvest Food Bank list of locations where free hot meals will be served in Santa Clara County over the Christmas season. Multi-language:Spanish
FOOD - San Mateo County Thanksgiving Hot Meals 2021
Come in from the cold for a holiday meal at any of the following locations. Multi-Language: Spanish
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 - 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 - Bay Area Community Health (prev Foothill Community Health Center)
BACH Medical and Dental Clinics ARE OPEN. Now offering Tele-health services. Drive through testing with referral from Provider. 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, 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
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 - Covered California Health Insurance
Open enrollment has been extended due to COVID-19 with increased savings on premiums. Multi-language: Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Korean | Tagalog | Farsi | Russian | Arabic | Hmong | Armenian | Khmer | Lao | Get coverage any time within 60 days of a qualifying major life change including natural disaster and loss of income due to COVID-19. Medi-Cal enrollment is year-round, Special Enrollment
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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. | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese | Key Words: Insurance, Health
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
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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 - Guide to Promoting Immigrant Health
Undocumented Californians have the legal right to use public services. A collection of multi-language public messages on resource eligibility for undocumented immigrants, powerpoints and downloadable materials for service providers to educate immigrants on their rights. Info on Public Charge, COVID-19 vaccine and treatment, MediCare, EITC, language interpretation rights, and more.
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 - 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 - 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
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
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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 - MediCal Expansion Covers Young Adults
1/1/2020 Beginning January 1, 2020, a new law in California will give full scope Medi-Cal to young adults under the age of 26 and immigration status does not matter. All other Medi-Cal eligibility rules, including income limits, will still apply. Key Words: Health, undocumented Multi-language: Frequently Asked Questions English | Arabic | Armenian | Cambodian | Farsi | Hindi | Hmong | Japanese | Korean | Laotian | Mien | Punjabi | Russian | Spanish | Tagalog | Thai | Ukranian | Vietnamese |
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 | Key Words: SCC LAP
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. Multi-language: , in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telegu, Bengali, Urdu, Marathi, Nepali, Kannada, Burmese, Key Words: Indian, international
HEALTH - NILC FAQ: Eligibility for Assistance Based on Immigration Status
5/27/21 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has passed several emergency measures that provide assistance to struggling individuals and families. This table provides information about immigrants’ eligibility for these programs in addition to potential implications for public charge determinations. (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: Pandemic
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 info@newhopecancer.org 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 - Program Eligibility Chart for California Immigrants
9/19 From CA Immigrant Policy Center. Grid of Immigrant eligibility for CA Health Care Prrograms by status and age, Key Words: MediCal, Benefits, Covered CA
HEALTH - SCC Testing & Vaccine Info
Central Information Hug for COVID-19 testing, vaccination and resources. Multi-language: Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Tagalog | Key Words: Disaster, Pandemic
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
HOUSING - SCC Section 8 Rental Assistance Interest List Registration
Online Registration is STILL 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 - Bill Wilson Here4You Call Center
Here4You is designed to centralize referrals to temporary housing programs for people needing shelter. It can help: ** Match people to emergency shelters, including transportation ** Provide assistance to sustain current housing situation Make referrals and linkages to community resources Here4You: 408-385-2400 Call Center hours: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. In addition to referrals for openings at emergency shelters/ temporary housing programs, BWC’s staff will help those seeking rental assistance by directing them to additional Homeless Prevention Services. For additional information contact: Malisha Kumar, Program Director at 408-316-4270 or mkumar@billwilsoncenter.org
HOUSING - CA Has Rent Relief To Give, But It’s Bypassing Some Immigrant Tenants
10/4/21 California has a $5.2 billion rent relief program for tenants facing eviction during the pandemic. But that help is evidently not making it to some of the non-English speaking immigrants in need. An early analysis of California’s rent relief program showed that language barriers were reported at the highest rate by Asian and Pacific Islander survey participants. Another issue is that many immigrant workers in blue-collar and service sector jobs rent rooms or share a house without formal lease agreements that are requested from applicants as proof of tenancy.
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. 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 - 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. 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: 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 - Understanding California’s COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act
On June 28, 2021, California extended statewide renter protections and updated its system of financial help to renters and landlords.. For more info visit Housing is Key Landlord - Tenant Resources Apply Now - English | Spanish | Vietnamese | Korean | Chinese | Tagalog |
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. Multi-language: Spanish *** 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 - Apoyo Legal Migrante Asociado (ALMA)
Providing legal advice, education, and services to immigrants and the legal community. Specializing in serving low-income immigrants and charging below market rate fees. Family-based immigration advice and practice. Assistance to immigrant victims of crime and survivors of domestic violence who do not have immigration status. Services: Low cost immigration legal services in Milpitas, U-visa, VAWA, education SCC OIR List Multi-language: Spanish
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 - Justia Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
The Justia Lawyer Directory is a listing of lawyers, legal aid organizations, and pro bono legal service organizations. Our services include a 24-hour toll-free crisis line, an emergency shelter, counseling, information and referrals, support groups, safety planning, legal services and community education presentations. Staff and volunteers also contact police reported victims of domestic violence to inform them of their rights and resources. All Support Network services are completely confidential, are either free or low-cost. Multi-language: Spanish and English.: Mt. View, SCC
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 - LawHelpCA
Comprehensive database of CA non-profit service providers with legal assistance in the areas of: Housing, Immigration, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Seniors, Abuse Protecton, Consumer Issues, Disability, Work, Public Benefits and more. Spanish | Vietnamese | Korean | Tagalog / Filipino | Russian |
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)
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 take out lunches for seniors. 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, ethnic, SCC Language Bank,
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 - PG&E Financial assistance support for our residential utilities 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
RESOURCE - Animals - 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 - 2021 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. 5/21 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). 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 Call (408) 341-6080 for more information. Immigrant friendly. Safety Net Member Key Words: KYR, Financial Aid, Undocumented, Immigration, RRN Multi-language: Spanish Key Words:
RESOURCE - Animals - Pets In Need (PIN)
Low income seniors (60+) residing San Mateo or Santa Clara counties who own pets that require medical care are welcome to apply for financial assistance for medical services and prescriptions. Key Words: Animals.
RESOURCE - Avenidas Senior Center in Palo Alto
COVID-19 Update: 7/1/21 Resumption of Volunteer drivers to and from medical appointments, pick up groceries and prescriptions, and other services as needed. 8/28/21 Grand re-opening of classes, resources and social programs, including Health & Wellness, Senior Nutrition, and: LGBTQ Seniors Initiative | Chinese Community Center Multi-language: Mandarin, Key Words: Transportation, Food, Mental Health,
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 - Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Food, Health Care, Mental Health, House Sharing, Foster Care, Rental Assistance 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. 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 sjrescue@cityteam.org 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. 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 - 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 - Jewish Family & Children's Services (JFCS)
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. CADRE Partner Key Words: SCC, Koret, LGBT, Domestic Violence, Hospice, Counseling, Emergency Assistance
RESOURCE - MAF COVID-19 Resource Finder
MAF’s Resources Finder is a free and anonymous online tool that quickly connects you to local, state, and national resources you need. Sponsored by Mission Asset Fund Key Words: immigrants,
RESOURCE - Mountain View Crisis Response for Homeless
Locations of safe parking lots, hygiene stations, restrooms, and resources for unstably housed. Key Words: Homeless
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 St. Joseph’s Family Center | LifeMoves - Georgia Travis House | LifeMoves -Opportunity Services Center | https://www.lifemoves.org/directory/opportunity-services-center/ Community Services Agency (CSA) | Sunnyvale Community Services | West Valley Community Services | The Salvation Army | Sacred Heart Community Service | Key Words: Food, Rent, Mortgage, Utilities Assistance, Medical, Transportation.
RESOURCE - SCC Social Services Agency (SSA)
The Santa Clara County SSA offers Aging & Adult Services, Family & Children's Services, access to health insurance coverage via Medi-Cal, Calfresh, General Assistance, Healthy Families and Healthy Kids. 24-Hr Automated InfoLine: 1-877-96-BENEFITS or 1-877-962-3633. Key Words: Employment Assistance, Refugee, Languages: Spanish, Vietnamese
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 info@sivicouncil.org 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 - 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 - 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 - Season of Sharing forms and guidelines - Revised
11/21 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. Multi-language: Spanish
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 info@svilc.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 - 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
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. Immigrant friendly. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Russian
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 - Veggielution
Veggielution Community Farm was created in 2008 to help people make healthy food choices and provide opportunities for connecting with the natural world. We are fostering a sustainable food system through our urban farm that engages the community by providing access to organic and local food, creates youth leadership opportunities, and develops creative solutions to environmental and social justice issues. Veggielution partners with GFS and 3 other local agencies in the Sí Se Puede! Collective.
RESOURCE - Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Training in social adjustment for visually impaired persons. Assists in home adaptations. Offers low-vision evaluation, job readiness program, support groups. Blind Interest Resource Directory (BIRD) consists of approximately 500 URLs and phone numbers of places and services of interest to the blind and visually impaired community. Key Words: AFN
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 recert@wvcommunityservices.org 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
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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 - findhelp.org (previously 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.
TRANSPORTATION - Discount 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 - 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. Multi-language: English Brochure | Spanish Brochure | Vietnamese Brochure | Chinese Brochure | VTA ACCESS PARATRANSIT Rider's Guide Key Words: AFN,