Immigrant Info / Santa Clara County

The Santa Clara County Section includes publications, articles and special resource links for SCC immigrants. All of these links and much more can also be found in the Resources Search page.

AFGHANISTAN - San Jose City Resource Page
9/1/21 Information and resources, including local resettlement and legal assistance and congressional assistance for relatives still in Afghanistan.
DISASTER - CADRE (Collaborating Agencies' Disaster Relief Effort)
CADRE coordinates organizational preparedness planning in non-disaster times and activates to respond and provide essential services during and after a disaster. CADRE works 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. Sign up for the CADRE Connection newsletter and receive emergency preparedness updates on the last Monday of the month. Contact CADREeoc@gmail.com with questions.
DISASTER - CADRE July 2021 Newsletter
7/14/21 Monthly news from the Santa Clara County chapter of NVOAD (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster). Information and resources for local, state and national disaster training and relief programs available to Santa Clara County residents. News and updates about CADRE partner organizations, and opportunities to collaborate. The CADRE Newsletter is hosted by SVCN (Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits). Key Words: Preparation, SCC
DISASTER - Silicon Valley, a Global Pandemic,and a Better Normal
6/21 The COVID-19 crisis has caused major disruption across Silicon Valley and exacerbated long-standing structural inequities, demanding a strong response. Silicon Valley has never been satisfied with the status quo, so we set our sights higher. Our Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable (SVRR) colleagues were tasked with finding ways to emerge from the pandemic into a better, more inclusive, and more equitable region where we could make strides toward resolving long-standing challenges, and address those magnified by COVID-19.
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,
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 - 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 - State rent relief program serves South Bay residents
7/16/21 When California started its COVID-19 rent relief program in April with a plan to disburse $33 million in federal funds to San Jose residents, the city and Santa Clara County decided to run their own joint program for extremely low income households. But this hybrid approach creates problems, state officials say. “We have two programs in the same area… which just creates a really difficult logistical scenario for both of us,” said Jessica Hayes, branch chief of disaster recovery for California’s Department of Housing and Community Development. “It created this very complicated process of trying to figure out how to send people to the right place, and if they didn’t get them to the right place, trying to figure out how not to compromise their information.”
NEWS - From fields to the frontlines- Chava Bustamante inspires next generation
7/16/21 Bustamante came to the US from Mexico in 1968 and worked in the fields for the next 12 years. He came into contact with the United Farm Workers union in Salinas, and participated in his first strike that year. He formally joined the union in 1975. The labor organizer, who recently stepped down as executive director of Latinos United for a New America (LUNA), was striking with the United Farm Workers in Salinas. He was sentenced to three months in Monterey County Jail for the strike, and upon release he took a long walk back home and started thinking about his future.
NEWS - SJ Japantown Foot Patrol Aims to Halt Anti-Asian Crimes Trend
5/5/21 The patrols come amid an apparent rise in crimes against Asian American residents across the U.S. At least two elderly Asian men were killed this year in the Bay Area by strangers on the street. In the tunnel beneath Diridon Station in San Jose, a man attacked a woman, yelling “F*ck you, Asians” as she screamed. Japantown residents have stepped up to protect seniors and businesses from violence and petty crimes. Last month, retired San Jose police officer Rich Saito created Japantown Prepared, an informal group of volunteers who don red vests and walk the neighborhood’s busiest boulevards, including Empire, Jackson and Taylor streets.
NEWS- Our Post-Covid Lives Shouldn’t Go Back to ‘Normal’—They Should Go Back Better
4/2/21 Op-Ed By Susan Ellenberg Covid-19 stripped down our support structures and shone an unforgiving light on the pre-existing gaps in services for our county’s families, specifically as they relate to health, food and internet access. Those gaps are holding our community back and it is our collective responsibility to not only bridge those gaps but take us further together. Key Words: COVID-19, Pandemic
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 - SCC Community Resources for Youth, Families and Individuals Impacted by COVID-19
Santa Clara County Directory - Many services are available to all members of our community, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status. If you, a family member or someone you know has been impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and need food assistance, health services, financial help, legal assistance or other support services, here are some available resources that can help.
RESOURCE - SCC Emergency Assistance Network (EAN)
The Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) agencies in Santa Clara County provide a variety of services to prevent homelessness, utility disconnections, and hunger. The goal is to stabilize individuals and families during times of trouble and help them return to self sufficiency. Member Agencies *** – LifeMoves*** – Community Services Agency***– West Valley Community Services ***– Sunnyvale Community Services*** – Salvation Army *** – Sacred Heart Community Service*** – St. Joseph’s Family Center Key Words: Food, Rent, Mortgage, Utilities Assistance, Medical, Transportation.
RESOURCE - 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
SCC - Welcoming San Jose 2021 - 24 Plan
With recent changes in the national landscape that allow for greater forward movement for immigrant communities, building an inclusive and cohesive San José is work that requires a deliberate investment from all sectors. A bold local strategy and infrastructure to support immigrant inclusion is critical to a successful city for all, regardless of national origin or immigration status. The Welcoming San José Plan: 2021-2024 is another step towards building and implementing this local strategy, in collaboration with our many community partners.
SCC OIR Newsletter - July 2021 - Immigration Updates
7/21 Updates from the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations on USCIS policies on Public Charge, DACA, U-Visas, and Prosecutorial Discretion.
COMMUNICATION - Assurance Wireless Free Phone & Service
Assurance Wireless Unlimited combines our Lifeline service with the temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) to give eligible customers Unlimited Data & Texts & Minutes, plus 10GB Hotspot Data. Lifeline is a government benefit program. Assurance Wireless provides Lifeline service supported by the federal Universal Service Fund and the California LifeLine Program. Qualifications: Enrollment in this government benefit program is available to consumers who qualify based on federal or state-specific eligibility criteria. See if you qualify today! Key Words: Communication, internet
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
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
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.
RESOURCE - Comprehensive UAP COVID-19 Information and Resources Guide
The Office of Cultural Competency Universal Access Program (UAP) is a collaborative model with FIRST 5, County of Santa Clara agencies, SCC Office of Education, Alum Rock Unified School District, Franklin McKinley School District, and other nonprofit partners. The UAP team pulled together a set of resources to help navigate families, particularly COVID19-related resources. This information is fluid and it is updated regularly. The portal includes our guide, with links to the Public Health Department, as well as a multitude of resources and information from food distribution, VTA, homelessness, immigration, unemployment, legal rights, childcare for essential workers, hotlines, and more. Key Words: Directory
RESOURCE - DCARA ASL Interpreting
DCARA Interpreting is a deaf managed non profit providing interpreting services which allows for on site and video communication between hearing people and deaf people in Bay Area, California. request@dcara.org 510-722-7004 Multi-language: ASL Key Words: SCC Language Bank
RESOURCE - FIRST 5 FREE ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES Distribution
At your local FIRST 5 Family Resource Centers. -Diapers & Wipes -Formula -Period Products Call 1-877-464-0244 to register. SCC First 5 Family Resource Center Locations Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese
RESOURCE - SJPL Family Learning Centers
Family Learning Centers (FLCs) offer free learning opportunities, resources and services for adults and families. The Centers are designed to support: English Language Learners (ELL) Immigrants Adults with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities Older Adults/Seniors Members of underserved and underrepresented communities programs include education, technology and skills-building opportunities. Multi-language Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional |
RESOURCE - Season of Sharing forms and guidelines - Revised
2/21 Application and eligibility have been modified due to COVID-19 through June 30, 2021. Assistance from the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund is available to low-to-moderate income families with dependent children, senior citizens (55+), disabled individuals, veterans, victims of domestic violence, pregnant women in their 2nd or 3rd trimester, and transitioning emancipated foster youth who have a critical need and who reside in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, or Sonoma. Housing Assistance and Critical Family Needs assistance is provided in the form of grants that are paid directly to the supplier of services, such as a landlord. Applicants do not receive direct grants.
RESOURCE - Si Se Puede Collective
Si Se Puede is a collective of 5 organizations in the Mayfair District of San Jose, CA: Amigos de Guadalupe | Somos Mayfair | Grail Family Services | Mexican Heritage Plaza | Veggielution | Multi-language: Spanish
SCC OIR (Office of Immigrant Relations)
COVID-19 Update: The OIR and the Division of Equity & Social Justice (DESJ) continues to work with the County of Santa Clara Public Health Officials for the health and safety of our community.
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The Santa Clara County OIR promotes events and projects to help SCC immigrants and refugees access services and resources, obtain the necessary education and training, qualify for employment, integration and civic participation. Programs include the Immigration and Citizenship, advocacy, promotion of diversity and cultural understanding, and community forums. Co-sponsor of the ImmigrantInfo.org website Key Words: RIF Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog
SCC OIR Newsletter - May 2021
The Office of Immigrant Relations is excited to launch "WE BELONG: Our Voice, Our Story, and Our Solution!" a project of the New American Fellowship Cohort V. DACA recipients will participate in a 10-week fellowship where they will receive mentorship from distinguished Santa Clara County leaders, learn from and uplift some of the County's most impactful grassroots leaders and community-based organizations, and shape and execute a community-based research project.
SCC OIR Newsletter - November 2020
Post Election Statement - In the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations, we are committed to the following Equity values: Justice for all. The pursuit of peace and happiness. Hard work and reaching our fullest potential by building a system free from domination, oppression, and exploitation. EVERYONE has the right to exist free from fear, trauma, pain, and suffering. Immigrants enrich our communities and we should decolonize our views of world regions they come from. We must move forward, TOGETHER. The time to do the right things is always now. We WILL NOT stay silent in the face of injustice.
SCC OIR Newsletter - State of Immigrants 2020
Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations - State of Immigrants 2020: In the times of the Pandemic, Mounting Racial Tension, Immigration Enforcement & Elections, Voting Rights
SCC OIR Newsletter2 - COVID-19 Update2
3/18/20 In hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19, Health Officers throughout the Bay Area have ordered their residents to shelter in place limiting activity, travel and business functions to only the most essential needs. The affected counties of this order are Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, and Alameda Counties and the City of Berkeley. The order went into effect Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 12:00 am. The order will stay in effect until 11:59 on April 7 or until it is extended, or amended by the Health Officer.
SCC OIR Newsletter3 - COVID-19 Response
3/25/20 From the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations. In this Issue, information about: ***COVID-19 Response ***Food Security ***Unemployment Assistance ***FAQ for Immigrant Workers ***Housing ***Financial Assistance ***Utilities ***Health and Mental Health ***Children Resources ***Family Preparedness Plan ***Additional Resources ***Census Update
SCC OIR Newsletter5 - COVID-19 and Anti-Immigrant Sentiment
4/3/20 As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, so does the spike in anti-immigrant rhetoric that often leads to racist attacks, hate incidents, and hate crimes. Many media outlets have reported on this development, such as The New Yorker, Huffington Post, and NBCNews. Asian Americans Advancing Justice created a page that compiles stories of Asian Americans who are targeted on a daily basis. Key Words: Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations
SCC OIR Newsletter6 - COVID-19 Impact on Immigrants
4/13/20 Immigrant Labor is Critical for Our Survival, but Immigrant Workers are at the Forefront of the COVID-19 Impacts As the COVID-19 virus spreads rapidly, it is more evident than ever that immigrant workers employed by several front line industries (those that keep U.S. residents healthy, safe, and fed) also suffer disproportionate impacts of the health, political, and social crisis. Key Words: Know Your Rights, KYR, Unemployment, Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations
SCC OIR Newsletter8 - COVID-19 - Immigrants & Mental Health
OIR has compiled a list of mental health resources for local immigrants to provide guidance and support on this issue. The Office of Immigrant Relations would like to remind Santa Clara County residents that mental health services are available for immigrants. Everyone is encouraged to seek the needed healthcare regardless of status. Multi-language:MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE FOR IMMIGRANTS - English | MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE FOR IMMIGRANTS - Vietnamese | MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE FOR IMMIGRANTS - Spanish | Key Words;
DISASTER - CADRE April 2021 Newsletter
4/26/21 Monthly news from the Santa Clara County chapter of NVOAD (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster). Information and resources for local, state and national disaster training and relief programs available to Santa Clara County residents. News and updates about CADRE partner organizations, and opportunities to collaborate. The CADRE Newsletter is hosted by SVCN (Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits). Key Words: Preparation, SCC
DISASTER - Inclusive emergency Response - Immigrants Essential and Vulnerable in San José
8/7/20 New research from New American Economy (NAE) released today in partnership with the City of San José highlights how immigrants are both essential to San José’s rapid response efforts and especially vulnerable due to gaps in federal relief packages, language access barriers, and increased risks of infection associated with frontline and essential work. San José is one of twelve recipients of NAE research to inform culturally sensitive emergency response measures that ensure all residents are included, regardless of immigration status. Key Words: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Disaster, undocumented
GOVERNMENT - San Jose Office of Immigrant Affairs
The City of San José’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (SJ OIA) was established in 2015 for the purpose of facilitating and accelerating immigrant integration through civic, economic, linguistic, and social inclusion.becoming the most successful multi-cultural city in the world. Key Words: RRN, KYR, RIF,
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,
MENTAL HEALTH - SCC Mental Health Guide for Immigrants
A brochure from the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Dept. The immigrant community is facing a lot of stress that intensifies mental health challenges. Santa Clara County has a variety of resources available to all, regardless of immigration status. Key Words: Undocumented,
METAL HEALTH - SCC Network of Care for Behavioral Health
This Web Data Base is a resource for Santa Clara County individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health. It provides information about behavioral health services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features. Key Words: Depression * Pain Management * (Opioids) Substance * PTSD * Grief / Grieving * Autism * Stress Recovery * Smoke Free * Fitness * Alzheimer's * ADHD * Heart Health * Breast Health * Cancer * Mental Health * Counseling * Therapy *
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 - Los Gatos Library
COVID-19 Update: The library is closed until further notice. Online services such as e-books through Cloud Library and e-magazines through Flipster are available. If you need a Library account to access these services, please email us at library@losgatosca.gov and we will happily create a new account for you.
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Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents (any immigration status). Multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Clubs, Citizenship Resources, ProCitizen Test Practice Literacy, Immigration Legal Asst. See Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing
RESOURCE - Mountain View Library
COVID-19 Update: The Library is closed until further notice. The Digital Library is available 24/7.
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Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents, Multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Club, Citizenship Resources, Literacy, Immigration Legal Asst. See Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing
RESOURCE - Palo Alto Library
COVID-19 Update: Palo Alto Libraries are closed, though the online e-library is available 24/7.
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3 Branches, Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents, Multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Clubs, Citizenship Resources, Literacy, Immigration Legal Asst. See Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing
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 - San Jose Public Library System (SJPL)
COVID-19 Update: On August 2nd, 2021, with the re-opening of the Martin Luther King branch, all SJPL branches will be open again for limited services. 27 Branches, Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents (any immigration status). Multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Clubs, Citizenship Resources, Tutoring, Partners in Reading, Literacy, Immigration Legal Asst.
RESOURCE - Santa Clara City Library
COVID-19 Update: Facilities are closed until further notice: On line ESL resources, books and multi-language periodicals available.
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3 Branches, Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents (any immigration status). Multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Clubs, Citizenship Resources, Adult and Family Literacy Services , Immigration Legal Asst. See Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing Key Words:
RESOURCE - Santa Clara County Libraries (SCCL)
3/12/20 COVID-19 UPDATE: The libraries are currently closed and all events cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. ONLINE LIBRARY 24/7 Available eBooks, Digital Magazines and Newspapers, Streaming Video and Music, Online Classes,Tutors, and more.
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8 Santa Clara County branch locations, 24/7 E-resources, plus a bookmobile. (Serving Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Saratoga and Woodland) Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents (any immigration status). Access to numerous resources including multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Clubs, Citizenship Resources, Tutoring, Immigration Legal Asst Key Words: See Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing
RESOURCE - Sunnyvale Library
COVID-19 Update: The Sunnyvale Public Library facility is currently closed in compliance with the latest public health order, the following Library services are still currently available: Enjoy eBooks and eAudiobooks, streaming movies, music, and more – the Library’s digital collections are available 24/7 from our Downloads and Streaming and Online Databases webpages. Ask us – Library staff are available to respond to questions by phone or via email on weekdays. Leave a voicemail at 408-730-7300
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Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents (any immigration status). Multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Clubs, Citizenship Resources, Literacy, Immigration Legal Asst. See Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing
EDUCATION - Center for Employment Training (CET)
CET has open enrollment and you can start anytime, even now. One of the most successful vocational training programs in the nation, Center for Employment Training has always been a place where the whole person is the focus. Employment Assistance, Childcare, ESL, Vocational Training, Member of , Multi-lingual: Spanish, Vietnamese Counties Served: Santa Clara, Sacramento, Monterrey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Joaquin. Multi-language: Spanish Member of CADRE Disaster Collaboration and La Cooperativa Campesina
HEALTH - Community Health Partnership (CHP) Member Organizations
CHPSCC health centers and clinics are one of the few sources of accessible, affordable, and culturally competent health care services for low-income and medically underserved populations, independent of Immigration status. While maintaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities they serve, these health centers and clinics provide an array of services including general family practice, medical and dental care, well baby visits, prenatal care, nutritional counseling, health education, and prevention, counseling, mental health services, and community outreach. Multi-lingual: Spanish, Vietnamese, Phone Translation Service
HEALTH - SCC Public Health Department (PHD)
Services including Immunizations, Health Info, including: Referrals to Resources for Pregnancy Care and Parenting, Adult Immunization and Travel Clinic, Birth and Death Registration, Public Health Pharmacies, STD/HIV Testing & Support, Women, Infants & Children (WIC), California Children's Services (CCS), Black Infant Health Prenatal/ Postpartum Empowerment Groups. Information on | cold weather shelter locations and warming centers |around Santa Clara County. Multi-language: | Language Access and Communications Assistance |
HEALTH - San Jose leaders approve recommendations to address COVID-19 health disparities
9/2/20 San Jose leaders unanimously accepted 30 recommendations Sept. 1 from Santa Clara County’s Health and Equity Task Force to tackle growing health disparities in the time of COVID-19. The recommendations include translating emergency information, contact-tracing, extending rent relief, distributing food and adding additional COVID-19 testing sites. Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco said as of Aug. 31, more than 170 cases were reported in Santa Clara County, but many residents still don’t know where to get the services they need. Key Words: Equity
HOUSING - SCC Homelessness Prevention System
The HPS program provides temporary financial assistance (e.g. rent, deposit, or utilities payment) to low-income families or individuals who are struggling to maintain their housing. HPS is available to low-income (80% of Area Median Income) households in Santa Clara County who are at imminent risk of losing their housing. Call: (408) 926-8885 Email: housinginfo@sacredheartcs.org Multi-language: Spanish Vietnamese
IMMIGRANTS - SCC Rapid Response Network Hotline (RRN)
The Santa Clara County RRN is a 24/7 hotline that community members can call to report ICE operations and receive help in real life time! When you call the RRN line: The dispatcher that receives the call will support the community member in asserting their rights, and will dispatch trained Rapid Responders to the impacted site. If immigration enforcement is confirmed, the Rapid Responders will conduct legal observation, collect evidence that may support the immigration case of the impacted family, and provide moral support and accompaniment to the impacted family. If a community member is detained, we will connect them with immigration attorneys for legal counsel and provide accompaniment support. We want to make sure no community member has to go through this on their own. To report a raid,Call (408) 290-1144 This is not a general information hotline. Key words: RRN, Deport Spanish
IMMIGRANTS - US Immigration History Booklet
In 2019, the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations (OIR) worked with the CA History Center & Foundation to create a timeline of immigration history in the US. Immigration history in the U.S. is saturated with movements and practices that expand the definition of democracy and to apply that "all are created equal" to a broader community. On the banner and within this booklet, various forms of community resistance can be seen through the celebration of heritage months, the rise of the United Farm Workers (UFW), marches to defend immigrant rights, the creation of the Santa Clara County Rapid Response Network (SCC RRN), and so much more. Key Words:
NEWS - CITY OF SAN JOSÉ APPOINTS DIRECTOR TO NEW OFFICE OF RACIAL EQUITY
10/20/20 Zulma Maciel to helm new Office responsible for advancing citywide equity framework to address systemic racism. This Office is responsible for advancing systems change through a citywide racial equity framework that will examine and improve San José’s internal policies, programs, and practices to eradicate any structural and/or institutional racism in the City of San José. This includes a focus on enabling the organization, at all levels and in all departments, to identify ways to improve outcomes for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Key Words: Ethnic
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 - 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 - Somos Mayfair
Providing direct services to the community and organizing residents to take collective action. Program areas: Engaging the community in dialogue: Using popular theater, supporting families to meet basic needs: Promotores (community educators) work with over 200 Mayfair families each year. We nurture a shared community identity and support collective action to impact policies and build power. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Latino, Latinx, SCC, Immigrant Integration, Somos Mayfair COVID-19 Resource Guide is a living document compiled by SOMOS Mayfair. If you’d like to add a resource or recommend any changes, please email aportillo@somosmayfair.org
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 - 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,
TRANSPORTATION - VTA Transit App
The Valley Transit Authority is proud to officially endorse Transit as the best transit app for trip planning and real-time information. With Transit, you can easily plan your trip with up-to-the-minute accuracy and view arrival and departure times for nearby routes. Download Transit in the App Store or Google Play. Key Words: Public Transportation, Bus, Light Rail
DEMOGRAPHICS - 2020 Silicon Valley Index
The Silicon Valley Index has been telling the Silicon Valley story since 1995. Released early every year, the Index is a comprehensive report based on indicators that measure the strength of our economy and the health of our community—highlighting challenges and providing an analytical foundation for leadership and decision-making.Produced by JOINT VENTURE SILICON VALLEY. Key Words: Santa Clara County, SCC, research, demographics
DEMOGRAPHICS - SCC Public Health Dept COVID-19 Data Dashboard
We are committed to providing accurate, reliable reports to the public. Additional data will be added over time. The information presented here is updated daily and is dependent on reporting by numerous agencies across the County and outside partners. Info on number of cases by cities and zip codes, hospitals and nursing homes, and demographics Multi=language: Spanish Vieetnamese Chinese Tagalog
DEMOGRAPHICS - San Jose Interactive Language Map
2018 Interactive Map of Language Spoken at Home by Census Tract in San José, CA. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog, Serbian Croation, Persian (Farsi) and Hindii. Layered showing locations of schools, community centers and libraries. Key Words: Demographics, Disaster, Communication, SCC, translation
DEMOGRAPHICS - Silicon Valley Indicators
Data about Silicon Valley’s economy and community health. The website is an extensive and always fresh collection of charts and data on Silicon Valley’s economic and community health trends. Continuously updated with all the latest data, it also provides links to local, regional and national data sources, and resources for additional information within each of the indicator categories: People, Economy, Society, Place and Governance. Key Words: Research, SCC
DEMOGRAPHICS - Silicon Valley Pain Index shows ‘white supremacy’ prevalent across institutions
6/23/20 First-ever local index highlights 65 statistics of inequality The San Jose State University Human Rights Institute on Tuesday unveiled the Silicon Valley Pain Index, the first of planned annual reports focusing on racial discrimination and income inequality in the region. Coming at a time when institutional biases against Black people and communities of color are under heightened scrutiny, the index leans on the latest available data and reporting to call out disparities such as the disproportionately high death rate of Latinos from COVID-19 in SCC and the overwhelmingly white makeup of tech company executive suites. The Silicon Valley Pain Index shows that white supremacy is operating in most all of the institutions and systems in Santa Clara County, whether it be in the criminal justice system, the economy, education, healthcare, or housing, Key Words: Diversity, Racism
HEALTH - Silicon Valley lawmaker examines links between racism, the environment and COVID-19
7/17/20 During a committee hearing this week, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren of San Jose said the coronavirus pandemic has clearly exposed systemic racism in the United States. “It didn’t create it, but it revealed the divisions,” she said. “We have an opportunity now to examine the broad scope of that and to come up with a path forward for change.” The congresswoman was speaking at a virtual hearing to discuss the links between racism, environmental hazards and the coronavirus pandemic.
IMMIGRANTS - Knowing Your Rights Builds Power
The Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations (OIR) cares deeply about all residents, no matter their immigration status. SCC funds and provides services to all residents regardless of immigration status. You and your family may be eligible for the County's health services, housing programs, and others. Every family is different. To make the right choice for your family, consult with trusted legal service providers. The OIR can connect you to a variety of agencies that can answer your questions for free or at low cost. Also check the Immigrantinfo.org Events page to find workshops that will resume after the pandemic shut-down, throughout the county. Key Words: KYR, COVID-19
COMMUNICATION - SJ Language Access Policy
11/10/16 The purpose of this policy is to ensure that San Jose City employees make reasonable efforts to minimize barriers to accessing City programs or services for customers with limited English proficiency and ensure equal access regardless of language proficiency and cultural background. The City will make reasonable efforts to notify the public about its limited English proficiency policies for department programs and services and how to access language assistance services through departmental websites, translated documents, and community-focused outreach. Multi-language I Speak Cards Key Words: Cultural Competence, Disaster, LEP, SCC Language Bank
DEMOGRAPHICS - Bay Area has become more segregated over decades, report says
6/21/21 The Bay Area has become more racially segregated since 1990, mirroring a long-running national trend of cities and neighborhoods dividing more starkly along ethnic lines, according to a new study by UC Berkeley researchers. Oakland, Fremont, San Francisco and San Jose are all among cities ranked as “highly segregated” by the university’s Othering & Belonging Institute. Although the Bay Area has one of the country’s most diverse populations, researchers say ethnic groups have settled into homogenous neighborhoods, often hindering economic advancement in segregated communities of color. But the Bay Area is not alone — more than 8 in 10 metro areas have become more exclusionary in recent decades.
DEMPGRAPHICS - 2021 SILICON VALLEY INDEX
Joint Venture Silicon Valley has been telling the Silicon Valley story for the past two decades. Updated annually, it is a comprehensive report of indicators that measure the strength of our economy and the health of our community, highlighting challenges and providing an analytical foundation for leadership and decision making. The report is a treasure trove of data that paints a holistic picture of life in Silicon Valley.
IMMIGRANTS - Immigrant Rights, Responsibilities and Resources Guidebook of Santa Clara County (IRRG)
This guidebook came out of the Summit on Immigrant Needs and Contributions of Santa Clara County in December 2000. Resource information is currently being updated in English. Contains valuable information on immigrant rights and responsibilities in the United States. Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Education, SCC
IMMIGRANTS - Knowledge of Immigrant Nationalities (KIN)
From July 1999 to June 2001 Santa Clara County conducted the most extensive assessment of the human needs of immigrants of any County in the US, Over 500 individuals: researchers, community members, university professors, social workers, non-profit agencies, county experts and activists were involved. Results from focus groups from SCC's 16 largest ethnic populations in 2000 were summarized in two publications: Bridging Borders in Silicon Valley and KIN: Knowledge of Immigrant Nationalities. Key Words: Bosnia, Cambodia, China, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Philippines, Russia, Somalia, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnamese
LEGAL - Elevate Community Center
Free Individual Counseling and Financial Literacy Classes, Criminal Record Related Services, Low and Pro Bono Legal Services for Small Businesses, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic,
NEWS - Silicon Valley leaders say struggle for racial equity is long but next steps are clear
8/30/20 Achieving racial equity in Silicon Valley and the nation will take more than protests and some changes in legislative bodies. It’s going to take deep, systemic and hard-fought change. That’s according to a diverse panel of five experts who discussed race and equity in a virtual forum hosted by San José Spotlight and moderated by Rick Callender, vice president of the California/Hawaii NAACP and a board member of this news organization.
RESOURCE - PACT-San Jose
PACT's mission is to empower everyday people to create a more healthy and just society by winning victories for the community - not by speaking for them, but by teaching people how to speak up and take action in the public arena through grass roots organizing. PACT represents more than 50,000 people through it's member organizations: PACT is an affiliate of the PICO National Network, one of the largest grassroots community organizations in the US, representing more than 1,000 religious congregations, schools, and neighborhood institutions and 1,000,000 families in 150 cities and towns. Key Words: Collaboration Multi-lingual: Spanish
IMMIGRANTS - Bridging Borders In Silicon Valley Summit On Immigrant Needs And Contributions
The findings, results, and conclusions in this final report are the product of the hundreds of participants from state, county, and local governments, from educational institutions and schools, from non-profit agencies and religious institutions, from unions and community organizations, from business owners and ethnic chambers of commerce, and from immigrants and US-born citizens. Published In 2001 by the Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations, Key Words: SCC, Research