Immigrant Info / Emergency/Disaster

The Emergency/Disaster Section contains links to multi-language, multi-cultural information about health, safety, and emergency preparation and response. All of these links and much more can also be found in the Resources Search page.

COVID-19 - CDC Instructions for Cleaning and Disinfecting
Interim Recommendations for US Households with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 - Based on what is currently known about the novel coronavirus and similar coronaviruses that cause SARS and MERS, spread from person-to-person with these viruses happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets. Current evidence also suggests that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings. Key Words: Health, ALLIES4, Pandemic
CHILDREN - Drawing Contest Invitation from Mexican Consulate
3/27/20 Children around the world are confined due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Mexico has invited all children to put their imagination in motion and showcase their artistic abilities by participating in the XXIV edition of the Contes “Este es mi México” Theme “Alebrijes”, fantastic figures around the world. The contest will remain open until June 29, 2020. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: pandemic, mental health, COVID-19
CHILDREN - Multi-language Children's Book
Manuela Molina created this short book to support and reassure children under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. This resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on fantasy. Print this material so children can draw on it. Emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times. Share COVIBOOK and help ease kiddo's anxiety all over the world. Multi-language: English, Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonedian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish Key Words: Pandemic flu, mental health, ALLIES7
COMMUNICATION - 12 Game-Changing Zoom Hacks For Work Meetings And Virtual Happy Hours
3/27/20 Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, a study by Gallup found that 43% of U.S. employees worked remotely with some frequency. Now that the spread of COVID-19 has forced many people with “non-essential” jobs to stay home, millions more have been thrust into the world of home offices and virtual meetings. If you’re a displaced office worker just learning this new tool, you may not be using it to its fullest potential. We reached out to professionals who have been conducting their businesses remotely for years to find out their best tips for getting the most out of Zoom. Key Words: COVID-19
COMMUNICATION - AT&T Internet Access
In response to the public health crisis, Access from AT&T is temporarily: • Offering two months of free service to new Access customers who order by April 30, 2020. $5/mo or $10/mo thereafter, depending on your speed. • Expanding eligibility based on income2 and to households participating in National School Lunch Program/Head Start • Waiving all home internet data overage fees Eligibility based on Household income of 135% or less than the federal poverty guidelines Key Words: ALLIES1, Communication, Coronavirus, Pandemic, COVID-19
COMMUNICATION - Comcast Internet Essentials - Free for 2 months
Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect low-income families to the Internet at home during the COVID-19 restrictions. New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax. Apply by April 30, 2020. Key Words: COVID-19, communications Multi-language: Spanish
COVID-19 - EPA List of Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19 Virus
This list includes products with emerging viral pathogen claims and those with human coronavirus claims. If a product with an emerging viral pathogen claim is not available, use a product with a coronavirus claim. If the product is listed as “N” under the Emerging Viral Pathogen Claim column, then it has a human coronavirus claim. Check the EPA number on any product to see if it is on this list. There may be other effective cleaning products that are not on this list, but if it is here, you can be sure. Key Words: Health, ALLIES4, Pandemic, Flu
COVID-19 New Guidance from the SCC Public Health Department For Persons at Higher Risk from
3/4/20 Santa Clara’ Countys Public Health Department announced new guidance: * for individuals and organizations for protecting persons at higher-risk of serious illness * recommendations for schools * recommendations for organizations planning events * recommendations for businesses Key Words: Coronavirus, Pandemic, Flu, ALLIES3
COVID-19 TIPS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING, QUARANTINE, AND ISOLATION
In the event of an infectious disease outbreak, local officials may require the public to take measures to limit and control the spread of the disease. This tip sheet describes feelings and thoughts you may have during and after social distancing, quarantine, and isolation. It also suggests ways to care for your behavioral health during these experiences and provides resources for more help. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Mental Health, ALLIES4
EMPLOYMENT - CA EDD -How to File a Paid Family Leave Claim in SDI Online
If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim. PFL provides up to six weeks of benefit payments at approximately 60-70 percent of wages. Key Words: ALLIES1, coronavirus, employment, finance Spanish
EMPLOYMENT - Disaster Unemployment Insurance
3/25/20 Grants Flexibility to Temporarily Loosen State UI Policies. Changes in state laws governing the UI program must be approved by the U.S. Department of Labor. H.R. 6201 waives this requirement if the state pursues the following temporary changes: (1) eliminating the one-week waiting period before a worker is eligible for UI, (2) loosening work search requirements, (3) loosening so-called “good cause” requirements that limit when workers may receive UI benefits if they leave their job voluntarily, and (4) changing how employers’ experience ratings are calculated for COVID-19-related unemployment. Key Words: ALLIES1, Disaster, pandemic, coronavirus
EMPLOYMENT - Remote.co - Remote Employment Job Listing
Looking for a remote job as a developer, customer service rep, recruiter, designer or sales professional? Browse openings in those categories and more below. We hand curate this list to showcase the best remote job opportunities in the most recruited job categories. Find a remote job here to launch your work anywhere career. Key Words: coronavirus, employment, COVID-19
FINANCE - Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Programs include: Paycheck Protection Program Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance SBA Debt Relief SBA Express Bridge Loans Guidance for Businesses and Employers SBA Products and Resources Government Contracting Local Assistance Key Words: Coronavirus, Finance, COVID-19 Multi-language: Spanish
FINANCE - Understanding FEMA COVID-19 Public Assistance Resources For Private Nonprofits (PNPs)
Slides from CADRE Workshop on potential FEMA reimbursement for Community Based Organizations participating in the Coronavirus Relief effort. Objectives: *To share currently available guidance regarding FEMA support for private non-profits (PNPs) who are responding to COVID-19 • To discuss what we know about the process for a nonprofit who is interested in seeking government assistance for costs incurred for COVID-19 work • To educate PNPs on what you need to know and have in place to make such a request
GOVERNMENT - CA Dept of Public Health Guidance Documents: Coronavirus Disease 2019
A list of various guidance documents from the CDPH covering: **Adult and Senior Care Facilities (PDF) **Community care facilities, including assisted living facilities and child care **COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for People at Risk for Serious Illness (PDF) **Drinking Water, Recreational Water and Wastewater: What You Need to Know **Employers, health care workers and workers in general industry **Entertainment Venue (PDF) **First responders, including paramedics and EMTs (PDF) **Food Industry (PDF) **Gathering Guidance (PDF) **Guidance for Homeless Assistance Providers on **Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (PDF) **Guidance for Individuals with Access and Functional Needs (PDF) **Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities **Guidance to Medi-Cal Managed Care Health Plans: **COVID–19 Screening and Testing (PDF) **Health care facilities from Cal/OSHA **Health care facilities, including long-term care facilities **Health care plans **Department of Managed Health Care All Plan Letter (PDF) **California Department of Insurance Bulletin (PDF) **Coverage Options Fact Sheet (PDF) **Home cleaning with COVID-19 positive individuals (PDF) **Guidance for Using Disinfectants at Schools and Child Cares (PDF) **Recordatorios para el uso de desinfectantes en las escuelas y guarderías (PDF) **Laboratories (PDF) **Schools and institutions of higher education Key Words: ALLIES4, Pandemic
HEALTH - A doctor clearly explains how to disinfect your groceries and take out - Video
3/27/20 With the coronavirus spreading rapidly, even something as simple as bringing a canned good into your home with the virus could end up setting your family back. You don’t know who handled that item before you or whether they have COVID-19, therefore we must take extraordinary measures to protect ourselves. Key Words: coronavirus, health, 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 - CDC Guidelines for Schools, Workplaces & Community Locations and FAQ
3/20 CDC Updated guidelines and resources for Homes, K-12 Schools, Childcare Settings, Colleges, Workplaces, Healthcare Settings, Faith Based Organizations, First Responders, Commercial Settings, and Large Mass Gatherings. Specific mitigation plans for Santa Clara County, CA, Seattle, WA, , New York (NY), MA and Florida (FL) Multi-language: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in English FAQ, Spanish FAQ , and Chinese FAQ Key Words: Pandemic, ALLIES4, COVID-19
HEALTH - COVID-19 Screening Tool
3/27/20 If you think that you or a family member have been exposed, this free Apple App can help you understand what to do next about COVID-19. Let’s all look out for each other by knowing our status, trying not to infect others, and reserving care for those in need. Key Words: ALLIES4, CDC. pandemic, disaster, health care
HEALTH - WHO Briefing note on addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects
2/20 This briefing note summarises key mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) considerations in relation to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The brief was last updated February 2020.
HOUSING - Mt. View Suspends Residential Evictions until May 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 27, 2020 through May 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/townhomes, duplexes, apartments, mobile homes and mobile home spaces and other types of residential rental units.. Key Words: COVID-19 English Fact Sheet Spanish Fact Sheet Chinese Fact Sheet
IMMIGRANTS - COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR IMMIGRANT CALIFORNIANS
This guide provides tips about services, including public benefits, that are available to immigrant Californians, including some that are available regardless of immigration status. Including: ** Stay-at-home order considerations ** Ways to protect yourself and others ** Immigration help ** Public charge information for accessing public benefits ** Testing and treatment ** Information on jobs, wages, and benefits Small business support ** Housing * Food and bills ** Community safety * Protection against scams and bad information. Check COVID19.CA.GOV for updates. Multi-language: Spanish | Chinese Traditional | Chinese Simplified | Korean | Vietnamese | Tagalog | Key Words: Disaster, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Undocumented
IMMIGRATION - ICE Guidance During COVID-19
3/21/20 Outline of ICE procedures and policies to accommodate the COVID-19 pandemic, including enforcement, detention, deportation, immigration court cases, application processing, interviews, visitation, and more. Key Words: ALLIES3, RRN, Rapid Response
IMMIGRATION - Public Charge and COVID-19 Clarification from USCIS
3/19/20 The USCIS encourages all those, including aliens, with symptoms that resemble Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (fever, cough, shortness of breath) to seek necessary medical treatment or preventive services. Such treatment or preventive services will not negatively affect any alien as part of a future Public Charge analysis. The Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule is critical to defending and protecting Americans’ health and its health care resources. The Public Charge rule does not restrict access to testing, screening, or treatment of communicable diseases, including COVID-19. In addition, the rule does not restrict access to vaccines for children or adults to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases. Multi-language: Spanish
IMMIGRATION - USCIS Coronavirus Response - Citizen and Immigration Services
3/23/20 All offices in the Bay Area and around the country are closed to the public. There are no interviews, biometric appointments or oath ceremonies until at least the shelter-in-place orders lift. Staff is still working (remotely) and the agency is still accepting mail and online applications. If anyone needs to come into the office for an emergency regarding their immigration documents, they should contact the USCIS Contact Center (5am to 5pm PST) toll-free 1-800-375-5283 or 1-800-767-1833 (TDD) to make an appointment with the local office.Key Words: ALLIES3, COVID-19
MENTAL HEALTH - Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 is a 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week resource that responds to people who need crisis counseling after experiencing a natural or man-made disaster or tragedy. Spanish A disaster or tragedy is unexpected and often brings out strong emotions. The Helpline staff will provide confidential counseling, referrals and other needed support services. Key Words: Mental Health, Multi-language, COVID-19, coronavirus
MENTAL HEALTH - CA Senior Hotline
CA has launched a hotline to deliver services and help for older Californians. CALL: 1-833-544-2374. Social isolation is real. During these trying times it’s important to check in with our loved ones. Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In Key Words: COVID-19
MENTAL HEALTH - Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
When you hear, read, or watch news about an outbreak of an infectious disease such as Ebola, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress—even when the outbreak affects people far from where you live and you are at low or no risk of getting sick. These signs of stress are normal, and may be more likely or pronounced in people with loved ones in parts of the world affected by the outbreak. In the wake of an infectious disease outbreak, monitor your own physical and mental health. Know the signs of stress in yourself and your loved ones. Know how to relieve stress, and know when to get help. Key Words: Mental Health, SAMHSA, COVID-19
MENTAL HEALTH - Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA to connect with a trained Crisis Counselor. Every texter is connected with a a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All of Crisis Text Line's Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis. Key Words: Mental Health, Stress, Anxiety, coronavirus, COVID-19, ALLIES4
MENTAL HEALTH - How To Cope With Sheltering in Place
Sheltering in place means people are asked by local officials to stay where they are for a period of time. This tip sheet from SAMHSA describes reactions often associated with sheltering in place. It also suggests ways to care for yourself and your family during the experience and provides additional resources you may find helpful. Key Words:: Mental Health, COVID-19
MENTAL HEALTH - Self Care Poster
Restoring balance in our life requires dedication and practice. Incorporating a dose of self-care into our daily habits can have a strong impact on our mental health. Everyday take a moment (or more) to take care of yourself. From Eachmindmatters.org. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Mental Health, COVID-19
NEWS - Migrant workers are at the front lines-they need protections
3/25/20 The 1.6 million migrant workers in the United States employed through temporary work visa programs are on the front lines of the nation’s COVID-19 response. They are performing essential jobs that make the U.S. function, including producing our food. Yet they have been largely left out of conversations about how best to protect people. In the coming days, many migrant workers in the food supply chain will travel to the United States. At the same time, many temporary migrant workers are already here performing essential work–processing seafood, cutting grass, working in the fields. Many of these workers are particularly vulnerable to the virus because of their living and working conditions, and they are working with virtually no protections. Key Words: Coronavirus, Disaster, COVID-19
NEWS - Red Cross Overhauls Evacuation Shelter Guidelines Because of Coronavirus Pandemic
3/25/20 Because of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 140 million Americans have been ordered or advised to stay at home. Millions more have been told to practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet away from other people. But what happens if — in the midst of this outbreak — people have to leave their homes because of a disaster like a fire, flood or hurricane? A disease like COVID-19 could turn a traditional evacuation shelter into an infection epicenter. The American Red Cross, which typically operates disaster shelters across the United States, is putting in place new guidelines for housing people in emergencies. Key Words: COVID-19
RESOURCE - Coronavirus Information and Resources for Immigrant Communities in the Central Valley
3/19/20 California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF) and the Sacramento Family Unity, Education, and Legal (FUEL) Network for Immigrants are committed to supporting and serving immigrants during the 2019-2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We have compiled here critical information and resources to help immigrant communities navigate this challenging time. Key Words: Pandemic, Health, Insurance,
RESOURCE - San Jose Public Library eLibrary Card
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. Online Application Spanish Vietnamese Chinese Key Words: ALLIES5, COVID-19, pandemic, coronavirus
RESURCE - India Community Center (ICC)
3/20 COVID-19 Update - The facilities are currently closed and will re-open for group gatherings when they are able to assure the health of all members.
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ICC has facilities in both Santa Clara and Milpitas. Information & Referral (both Indian and mainstream), free legal clinic, free medical clinic, free ayurveda clinic, free behavioral health clinic. Activities for children, teens, adults, and seniors in the Indian Community. Multi-language: Hindi, Gujarati Key Words: Ethnic, cultural competence, social, mental health ALLIES7, ALLIES8, Food
TRANSLATION - Eritrean Community in Santa Clara County (ECSCC)
COVID-19 Update: Receiving requests with needs from the Eritrean community. Contact:girmay@eritreancommunity.org We offer assistance and referral services for food, language interpretation, immigration, tax preparation, and help completing any applications that may be necessary for assistance. Multi-language: Tigrinya
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It is estimated that over 5000 Eritreans currently reside in Santa Clara County. ECSCC acts as a link between its members and American society. New Eritrean arrivals are provided with information to help them adjust in the America. ECSCC provides adult and youth workshops, organizes cultural shows, picnics, celebrates Eritrean national holidays and provides support in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. Multi-language: Tigrinya Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Refugee, Africa, RIF, ALLIES7
UNDOCUMENTED - Resources for Undocumented Communities
Nationwide Directory of Emergency Funds and information for undocumented immigrants if every state. Key Words: coronavirus, undocufund, pandemi, ALLIES1, COVID-19
UNDOCUMENTED Funds - Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation
The Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation is launching a GoFundMe fundraiser to raise funds to support undocumented families and individuals during these times of crisis. Please fill out this survey to apply for funds. The amount we can provide each person is based on the donations we receive and the amount of requests we receive. Key Words: COVID-19
UNDOCUMENTED Workers Relief Funds in California
3/23/20 List of cash assistance programs and applications in English and Spanish, for undocumented workers in the areas of: * restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more * Workers in the hospitality industry, dishwasher, bartender, server, busser, chef, cook, sommelier, manager, host, concierge, cleaning staff, or barback * domestic workers who have participated in activities of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), Key Words: Immigrant, ALLIES1, aide, coronavirus, pandemic, emergency, COVID-19
VOLUNTEERS - Silicon Valley 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 mayoremail@sanjoseca.gov. 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
CA humanitarian and relief services - AB 2327 Emergency services
2008 Law to protect non-citizens in disasters - Public employees shall assist evacuees and other individuals in securing disaster-related assistance and services without eliciting any information or document that is not strictly necessary to determine eligibility under state and federal laws. Entities providing disaster-related services and assistance shall strive to ensure that all victims receive the assistance that they need and for which they are eligible. Nothing in this subdivision shall prevent public employees from taking reasonable steps to protect the health or safety of evacuees and other individuals during an emergency. Individuals fleeing a disaster or coping with emergency circumstances commonly lose access to their personal documents and identification, and replacing them during a disaster or emergency can be burdensome, if not impossible, especially for vulnerable populations, such as low-income individuals, undocumented immigrants, seniors, or persons with disabilities.
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.
Let's Have Fun With Fire Safety - English & Spanish
This activity book gives young children valuable fire safety and prevention tips. Contains coloring pages and fun activities introducing children to topics such as escape planning, kitchen fire safety and what to do if you hear a smoke alarm sound. Recommended ages: 5-9. Spanish
Mickey & Friends - Children's Disaster Preparedness Activity Book
Produced by the American Red Cross and Disney Production - 36 page multi-activity book to make learning about disasters and preparedness fun. View on-line or download free pdf. | Spanish |
Protecting Your Family from Earthquakes - 7 Steps to Earthquake Safety
It may be hard to find the supplies and services we need after the next earthquake. To keep our loved ones and our community safe, we must prepare now. | Spanish | English - Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese | This popular site includes extensive information on earthquake preparation with downloadable PDF's specific to Southern and Northern California, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, and Alaska | Multi-language:
Public Safety Power Shut Off
6/19 As a safety precaution, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE) and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) monitor local fire danger and extreme weather conditions across California and evaluate whether to turn off electric power. While Public Safety Power Shutoff events are more likely to occur in high fire-risk areas, all Californians could be impacted by emergency events and need to be prepared with a plan. Customers should update their contact information with their energy company so they can receive notifications. People with no PG&E account can call 1-877-900-0743 to enroll for notification. Multi-language: Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Korean | Key Words: ALLIES4, Disaster
REPLACING IMMIGRATION DOCUMENTS After a Disaster
12/17 It is important to maintain valid immigration documents. Unfortunately, when unexpected natural disasters such as fires, floods, or earthquakes occur, documents may be destroyed or lost. This can leave you unprotected and vulnerable without a way to travel, verify authorization to work, prove U.S. citizenship, identify yourself, or check on pending applications. Below is information on the process to request replacement documents, what evidence you will need to file, and the associated filing fees.
USCIS Relief Available to Customers Affected by Disasters or Extreme Situations
When requested, the USCIS may offer immigration relief measures to people affected by natural catastrophes and other extreme situations. These might include Extensions & Changes of Status, document replacement, fee waiver, or Employment Authorization. For more information call the National Customer Service Center at 800-375-5283. Spanish
United Policy Holders Insurance Library
Guidance on all aspects of loss and insurance recovery from water/flood damage. You will find information and tools for getting oriented, understanding your policy, documenting and valuing damaged or destroyed property, navigating the claim process and resolving disputes. VOAD Member (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster). Key Words: Disaster, UP Help
Wildfire Preparation
Information from CalFire on prevention, preparation, preparation of property, checklists for evacuation, animals (pets and livestock), what to do if trapped, returning home and rebuilding. Multi-language: Spanish
American Red Cross - Silicon Valley Chapter (ARC-SV)
Classes in disaster preparedness and response, health and safety, first aid, and childcare. Emergency assistance for victims of home fires and natural disasters. Fire prevention and community education programs. International Services - Family Reunification. San Jose office serves Santa Clara County. Key Words: RIF
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
EthnoMed Cultural Profiles
The objective of the website is to make information about culture, language, health, illness and community resources directly accessible to health care providers who see patients from different ethnic groups. Multi-language materials on disaster preparedness and numeral medical conditions, along with cultural perceptions and treatment advice, available for download.
FEMA Citizenship/ Immigration requirements
2015 You must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or a qualified alien to qualify for a grant from FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. However, undocumented individuals can apply on behalf of a minor child who is a citizen and has a social security number. FEMA can provide information about obtaining a social security number for a minor child. The minor child must live with the parent/guardian applying on his/her behalf.
LEGAL - Disaster Legal Aid
The goals of this website are: *to serve as a centralized national resource for legal aid, pro bono and criminal defender attorneys across the country on legal issues related to all types of disasters, *to recruit and help mobilize pro bono attorneys in the aftermath of a disaster, and *to provide accurate and timely information on legal issues related to disasters to the low and moderate income public. This is a collaborative effort of Lone Star Legal Aid, the American Bar Association, the Legal Services Corporation, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, the Texas Legal Services Center and Pro Bono Net. Multi-language: Spanish | Vietnamese
MyShake Quake Alert App
10/17/19 For the 30th Anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake, the USGS has just released MyShake - a new Shake Alert app for the SF Bay Area. It is now available for download to iOS and Android devices, allows earthquake warning messages to reach Californians statewide, and should give several seconds warning at the beginning of an earthquake.  Possibly enough time to get to a safe place and Drop, Cover and Hold. Key Words: Disaster, emergency, prepared
Ready Wrigley Prepares for Earthquakes
The CDC has designed this activity book as an interactive tool to further children's education and promote disaster preparedness. Ready Wrigley was created to provide parents, guardians, teachers, and young children with tips, activities, and a story to help the whole family prepare for emergencies by staying informed, packing emergency kits, and making a family communication plan. Spanish |
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Secure Web porta serves as the homepage for the Disaster Loan Electronic Loan Application (ELA). features include: Application status updates " A list of open declarations " Fact sheets and " Links to additional information and resources.
Some undocumented immigrants didn't evacuate during hurricane to avoid risk of deportation
10/4/18 BuzzFeed News spoke with a number of documented and undocumented immigrants, as well as immigration advocates and volunteers, who said that the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration made many immigrants feel as though they had to ride out the storm and subsequent flooding at home. The Department of Homeland Security had notified residents that immigration agents would not conduct enforcement during evacuation or at shelters, but BuzzFeed News found that many undocumented immigrants said the risk of deportation was too great. Key Words: DHS, disaster, FEMA
Zombie Pandemic Preparedness Graphic Novel
CDC has a fun way of teaching about emergency preparedness. Our graphic novel, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic" demonstrates the importance of being prepared in an entertaining way that people of all ages will enjoy. Readers follow Todd, Julie, and their dog Max as a strange new disease begins spreading, turning ordinary people into zombies. Stick around to the end for a surprising twist that will drive home the importance of being prepared for any emergency. Included in the novel is a Preparedness Checklist so that readers can get their family, workplace, or school ready before disaster strikes. Key Words: Children
Active Shooter Video - Run, Hide, Fight
A 6 minute video from Houson Ready on how to survive an active shooter event in an office. Language: English
Air Quality Guide Map and Chart
Harmful particle pollution is one of our nation’s most common air pollutants. Current Air Quality map of entire US. Enter zip code for local details. Use the Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution chart to help reduce your exposure and protect your health. Multi-language: Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese . Key Words: ALLIES4, Disaster
American Red Cross Power Outage Checklist
For prolonged power outages,, there are steps you can take to minimize food loss and to keep all members of your household as comfortable as possible. Key Words: Disaster, Emergency
Audit: State Disaster Planning Still Ignores Disabled and Limited English Speaking People
12/23/19 The audit focused on the emergency alert, evacuation and shelter plans in place for the California Office of Emergency Services and Ventura, Sonoma and Butte counties ahead of their respective wildfires in 2017 and 2018. California emergency officials are continuing to overlook the state's most vulnerable people, including those with disabilities, as they make preparations for inevitable wildfires, floods and other disasters, according to a state audit released this month. Residents who don't speak English have been unable to find information in their language. Individuals who use wheelchairs or rely on electricity to power lifesaving equipment have found themselves unable to move and cut off from the outside world, trapped in part, the audit suggests, by state and county leaders' inability to think ahead for emergencies.
CHILDREN - Backpack Emergency Card for Children
Printable ID Cards from the CDC to be completed and carried in children's backpacks. It is important to have your emergency contact information with you in case of an emergency. Key Words: Disaster
Center for Disaster & Extreme Event Preparedness (DEEP Center)
The DEEP Center conducts training, research, and service in the areas of disaster behavioral health, special populations preparedness. DEEP Center is home to the Miami Center for Public Health Preparedness (Miami CPHP) which focuses on special populations in disasters, with specific emphasis on disaster training for Hispanic populations. Multi-Language: Spanish Key Words: Mental Health, Diversity
Deportation Fears Putting Mental Strain on Hispanic Families
3/1/18 Recent U.S. immigration policy changes are causing significant mental distress for many Hispanic parents in the country, a new study finds. A "substantial proportion" of Hispanic parents surveyed reported that "they are avoiding authorities, warning their children to change their routines and worrying about the future due to recent U.S. immigration policies and news," said study lead author Kathleen Roche. Nearly 40 percent said they often avoided getting medical care, help from police, or support from social services because of immigration actions and news. Key Words: Undocumented, DACA, mental health, anxiety, depression, family, Latino, Disaster
Disaster Preparedness In Migrant Communities - A Manual for First Responders
This 2013 manual shares the lessons learned from the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS). Newcomers - the collective term for immigrants, refugees, migrants, asylum seekers, and unaccompanied children - are in most ways like everyone else when disaster strikes a community. They need things like shelter and security, food and water, medical care, and an opportunity to quickly get back to earning a living. However, newcomers have unique issues during times of crisis.
Emergency Financial 1st Aid Kit - 2019 English.pdf
The EFFAK is a flexible tool designed to help individuals and families at all income levels collect and secure the documentation they would need to get on the road to recovery without unnecessary delays, should disaster strike. The EFFAK also includes helpful tips and suggestions regarding how to safeguard important information, what to do in case of an emergency, and how to work with others to strengthen community preparedness. Key Words: Disaster
Emergency Financial 1st Aid Kit - 2019 Spanish.pdf
The EFFAK is a flexible tool designed to help individuals and families at all income levels collect and secure the documentation they would need to get on the road to recovery without unnecessary delays, should disaster strike. The EFFAK also includes helpful tips and suggestions regarding how to safeguard important information, what to do in case of an emergency, and how to work with others to strengthen community preparedness. Multi-Language: Spanish
FEMA Mobile Disaster App - English & Spanish
The app provides a customizable checklist of emergency supplies, maps of open shelters and Disaster Recovery Centers, and tips on how to survive natural and manmade disasters. The latest version (May, 2016) features weather-related alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS). Users can sign up to receive these alerts for up to five locations across the U.S.The |Spanish| of the app is available for download to Android and Apple devices. Key words: Federal Emergency Management System
Health Information Translations
Extensive collection of translations on health and disaster preparedness subjects from a collaboration of Ohio organizations. Languages include: Spanish, American Sign Language, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional. English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Marshallese, Portuguese, Brazilian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA)
IRUSA conducts numerous humanitarian programs in the US and around the world, including food aid, women's programs, education, disaster relief, health, and more. In partnership with the American Red Cross,, IRUSA offers free training to disaster volunteers and assists refugees in local communities. As a member of NVOAD, IRUSA responds to major disasters sending volunteers and resources. Key Words: Muslim
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 |
Pet Preparedness Plan
This CDC site has simple instructions for making a disaster kit for your pet(s), pet ID, sheltering in place, evacuation, and a links to directories of hotels that take pets nationwide.
Prepare For Emergencies Now: Information For Older Americans
While each person’s abilities and needs are unique, every individual can take steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies from fires and floods to potential terrorist attacks. By evaluating your own personal needs and making an emergency plan that fits those needs, you and your loved ones can be better prepared. This guide outlines commonsense measures older Americans can take to start preparing for emergencies before they happen. Key Words: VPOPs, Seniors, Elderly
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.
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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 - CADRE (Collaborating Agencies' Disaster Relief Effort)
COVID-19 Update Coordinating the network of Santa Clara County non-profit service providers in the relief effort. Weekly inter-agency zoom meetings with updates, resource development, information sharing and advocacy. Registration required. Contact CADREeoc@gmail.com with questions.
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A leading network of organizations that provide community services that are essential in times of disaster. CADRE coordinates organizational preparedness planning in non-disaster times and activates to respond and provide essential services during and after a disaster. CADRE works closely with Santa Clara County's emergency management community to build disaster resilience among service organizations through communication, coordination and preparedness training. CADRE is the official local Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster (VOAD) for SCC under Northern California's State VOAD.
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
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Citizenship services provided in English, Spanish and Vietnamese, including assessment of eligibility, application assistance, interview preparation, ESL and citizenship classes at offices in San Jose and Gilroy. CC provides resettlement and retraining services for refugees and asylees. Deferred Action (DACA), Foster Youth, Unaccompanied Minors, Disaster Casework. Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration and CADRE Many other free and sliding scale social programs for children, adults and seniors. Food, Health Care, Mental Health, House Sharing. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, https://www.facebook.com/WorkingToEndPoverty/?ref=ts Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES3, ALLIES4, ALLIES7, RIF
Red Cross / Red Crescent Restoring Family Links Program
The ICRC, American Red Cross (ARC) and Red Crescent Societies work together around the world to locate people and put them back into contact with their relatives. This work includes looking for family members, restoring contact, reuniting families and seeking to clarify the fate of those who remain missing. Beginning November 30, the help line (1-844-782-9441) was activated and ready to receive calls from across the US. Trace the Face Program - A number of National Red Cross Societies in Europe are publishing more than 1250 photos of people looking for their missing relatives in the hope of reconnecting families. | Trace the Face |
SCC Public Health Dept Flood Information
Santa Clara County Post-Flood Information about Infectious Diseases - There are valuable things you can do to protect your health after a flood. Stomach and breathing problems can happen more often after natural disasters because clean water may be harder to find. It is important to clean your home thoroughly, find good drinking water, and use clean water for hand washing, bathing, and washing dishes. | Spanish | Vietnamese |
When To Call 911 And When Not To Call 911
California's 9-1-1 system received more than twenty-eight million calls in 2016 - more than 78,000 calls per day - and 80% of these calls were from wireless devices. 9-1-1 research shows that up to 40% of the total 911 calls in California are either unintentional or not true emergencies. Knowing when NOT to call 911 is just as important as knowing when and how to call 911.
American Red Cross (ARC) - Free Disaster Preparation and Response Apps
Spanish language toggle feature on Red Cross Disaster Preparation Apps Tornado, Hurricane, Earthquake, Flood, Wildfire, and First Aid (even Pet First Aid). Also includes Monster Guard disaster prep game for children. in Android, iPhone and iPad. | Spanish |
Disaster Assistance Services for Immigrants - SCC OIR
Published in August, 2018, this guide from the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relation (SCC OIR) provides detailed information about various types of local, state, and federal, disaster assistance services available for non-citizens. Key Words: undocumented, emergency
Returning to your Flooded Home - Checklist
Tips on how to safely re-enter your home or business, how to clean after a flood, and how to start the recovery process. Hyperlink | Spanish | Vietnamese |
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Originally founded in Taiwan, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is an international non-profit humanitarian organization with 4 major missions: charity, medicine, education, and humanistic culture. The foundation also engages in disaster relief. Tzu Chi is a member of NVOAD, National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster, and often works in collaboration with other relief agencies, such as the American Red Cross. Multi-language: Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese Key Words: Asian, Charity
CA Power Outage and Fire Response Resources
10/19 The State of California is providing resources to help Californians impacted by the unique challenges brought on by wildfire and power shutoffs. Help with Shelter, Food, Key Words: Disaster
CHILDREN - Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19
Families across the country are adapting to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most schools, places of public gathering, and nonessential businesses are closed, and parents and other caregivers are faced with helping their families adjust to the new normal. This includes trying to keep children occupied, feeling safe, and attempting to keep up with schoolwork as best as possible. None of this easy, but it helps to stay focused on what is possible in order to reinforce a sense of control and to reassure children that they are okay, and that the situation will get better. Multi-language: Spanish | Amharic | Chinese | Korean | Vietnamese | French | Urdu | Bahasa | Key Words: Mental Health
RESOURCE - IT Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC)
COVID-19 Update: The IT Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) is offering pro-bono INTERNET CONNECTIVITY, IT support, and hardware, With social distancing, internet connectivity has becoming even more critical, and we recently launched an effort called projectConnect to provide additional support to communities. Interested parties can contact us at projectconnect@itdrc.org. Both organizations and individuals are welcome to submit to projectConnect, though we will prioritize communities.. As always, we continue to support EOCs, medical centers, and other responders with our usual IT hardware (e.g. tablets, laptops, and computers), IT support, and internet connectivity as well.
TRANSLATION - Crisis Translators Network
Amidst the pandemic, our volunteers are mobilizing around the clock to translate in hospitals, detention centers, and anywhere else where language support is needed. If you need help, please let us know HERE and we will be touch ASAP. We are a network of volunteer translators providing compassionate, effective, and trauma-informed interpretation and translation services for migrants, refugees, anyone experiencing language barriers, Key Word: COVID-19
United Sikhs
United Sikhs is a UN-affiliated, international non-profit, non-governmental, humanitarian relief, human development and advocacy organization, aimed at empowering those in need, especially disadvantaged and minority communities across the world. Other projects include: - Domestic Violence Prevention Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling, Youth Violence Prevention Programs, Senior Care Services, Anti-Hate Crime Advocacy, Anti-Bullying Advocacy, and more. The United Sikhs National Family Resource Center was launched in 2012 to provide support, information and assistance through a 24 hour hotline (1-855-878-6333) and a new downloadable booklet, Helping Families Cope with Violence and Disaster