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.

A Grown-Up’s Guide to Using Technology with Young Children
2019 The Center for Early Learning at Silicon Valley Community Foundation has partnered with Common Sense Media, the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, to create this resource. It was created to be a resource that recognized that technology will be used with young children in today’s complex world of different household makeups – from multiple generations living under the same roof, to single parents working more than one job, to stay-at-home parents caring for multiple children all day long, to friends and relatives acting as a child’s primary caregiver . We recognize that the confusion and challenges surrounding using technology with young children (for the purpose of this guide, from birth through age 8) vary widely depending on the child’s age, so we divided the guide into sections based on age brackets: 0-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Key Words: ALLIES7

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Asians are now largest group in these two Bay Area counties, new data shows
6/20/19 The latest census numbers on race and ethnicity, released Thursday, highlight the Bay Area’s increasingly diverse population. In Santa Clara County, one of the first minority-majority counties in the nation, Asians have been the largest racial group since 2014. Key Words: API, Demographics, immigrant, API

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Assemblyman Rivas creates bill to help Santa Clara County farmworkers
6/27/19 According to recent studies conducted in the Salinas and Pajaro valleys, families are living in cars and overcrowded conditions averaging seven people per household, Rivas said. In one instance, 40 people were living in a three bedroom house that contained only two bathrooms. Rivas’ bill, AB 1783 — also known as the Farm Worker Housing Act of 2019 — eases the housing crunch by creating a streamlined process that eliminates the need for a conditional use permit for farmworker housing on agricultural land. Rivas’ bill passed the Assembly last month and is now headed to the Senate floor.

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Food truck with free meals for hungry Mountain View kids and Seniors
6/20/19 Close to one-third of school district children qualify for subsidized food and have two reliable meals -- breakfast and lunch -- available to them throughout the school year. But when schools close for the summer, it effectively shuts down 10 feeding sites evenly distributed throughout Mountain View. Participation rates predictably drop, leaving many students at risk of going hungry. The district typically leaves one or two schools open as designated meal sites during the summer months, but they fail to draw the same number of kids. The food truck is the latest effort to bridge that gap, extending the reach of the summer feeding program to accessible locations like local parks.

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From undocumented teen to powerful leader, David Campos redefines American Dream
5/7/19 He went from being a frightened teenage boy crossing the border to one of the Bay Area’s most influential politicians — an embodiment of the American Dream. As a Latino, a gay man and former undocumented immigrant, Santa Clara County Deputy Executive David Campos has stayed close to his roots, upholding the rights of the communities he belongs to, while championing diversity throughout his career as a public servant.

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Minorities in the Bay Area grapple with racism, anxiety in Trump’s America
8/17/19 After President Donald Trump’s tweets telling four minority congresswomen they should go back where they came from, the mass shootings at an El Paso Walmart by a gunman who said he was targeting Mexicans, the workplace raids in Mississippi and the Trump administration’s recent announcement that it wants to impose a wealth test on legal immigrants, many nonwhite residents of the diverse Bay Area are experiencing something unfamiliar: feeling unwelcome in their own country. Some residents are carrying proof of citizenship. Some are having tough conversations with their kids about race and discrimination. Some are afraid to speak Spanish in public. And mental health professionals report seeing increased anxiety or despair among their clients, especially people of color. Key Words: Mental Health, Stress

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SCC Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Review the Repeal of DACA
6/28/19 Santa Clara County Counsel James R. Williams released the following statement on the United States Supreme Court’s decision to review the Ninth Circuit’s ruling blocking the Trump Administration’s repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “We are disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to prematurely review the DACA repeal, without the benefit of a full and fair appellate process,” said County Counsel James R. Williams. “But we are fully prepared to continue this fight before the Supreme Court. DACA recipients—in Santa Clara County and throughout the nation—must be allowed to pursue the futures promised them by the federal government,...” Key Words: ALLIES3

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San Jose: Mayor and police chief in crosshairs of immigration debate
6/27/19 Despite Mayor Sam Liccardo denouncing President Donald Trump’s threat of ICE raids in sanctuary cities, local activists say San Jose lawmakers and police must do more to build trust with the undocumented community. Immigrant rights advocates say Liccardo and San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia’s comments on Santa Clara County’s proposal to amend its ICE detainer policy stirred more distrust of authority among immigrants in San Jose. During a rally dubbed “Enough is Enough” on Tuesday, several speakers expressed concern over inconsistent statements from the city and law enforcement. They say it has generated fear among undocumented residents toward local authorities.

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Santa Clara County Upholds Sanctuary Policy; No Cooperation With ICE
6/4/19 SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — Santa Clara County will not be providing any special cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials when potential illegal immigrants are about to leave county jail, even in the cases of violent offenders. The Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted 5-0 to uphold their existing policy of non-cooperation with ICE. Key Words: ALLIES3

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Santa Clara County lawmakers declare a Climate Emergency
8/30/19 SCC Supervisor Dave Cortese’s resolution to declare a climate emergency was unanimously approved with Supervisor Cindy Chavez absent. The declaration acknowledges that global climate change is “caused by human activities” that have resulted in a climate emergency that impacts the well-being health and safety of SCC residents. It demands immediate action to address the causes and effects of global warming, but does not yet include any actionable items for either local residents or government officials. to halt, reverse, mitigate, and prepare for the consequences of the climate emergency and to restore the climate for future generations. The county now joins a handful of Bay Area cities that have declared a climate emergency, including San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Cupertino and Santa Cruz,

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Sharing houses: Catholic Charities, county team up for new program
3/20/19 The House Sharing Program, a joint effort from Catholic Charities and Santa Clara County, is a free service that aims to help local residents remain in the area and/or be closer to their work or family. The program defines “house sharing” as two or more unrelated people sharing a home. That can mean a homeowner and renter relationship, or two or more people renting a home together. Residents typically have their own bedroom (and sometimes bathroom) but share common areas. A one-time $200 incentive is paid to the house provider after 90 days of a successful match. All participants are screened via background checks, personality profiles and preferences in housemates. For more information, call (408) 325-5226 or visit catholiccharitiesscc.org. Key Words: Housing, ALLIES1

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Two California counties sue Trump administration over new green-card rules
8/13/19 San Francisco and Santa Clara counties filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the Trump administration’s new “public charge” rules to restrict legal immigration. The lawsuit is the first after the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement Monday that it would deny green cards to migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance.

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‘Close the camps’: Dozens in Palo Alto launch 3-week immigration protest
12/22/19 PALO ALTO — Flabbergasted by the way the federal government is treating asylum seekers and children at the nation’s southern border, dozens of people kicked off a three-week protest Sunday on the sidewalks and pedestrian islands of one of Palo Alto’s main intersections. The action is co-organized by Nechama Tamler of Palo Alto, in affiliation with the South Bay chapter of Bend the Arc, a national Jewish progressive activism organization, and people from all faiths and backgrounds are invited to join the protests, which will be held noon to 12:30 p.m. every day except Saturdays through Aug. 11 at the intersection of El Camino Real and Page Mill Road.

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Healthy Nail Salon Program
In Santa Clara County, there are over 850 nail salons, with more than 5000 nail technicians. A majority of the nail technicians are Vietnamese women in their reproductive years. Every day, nail salon owners and workers endure prolonged exposure to low levels of toxic products that may increase risk of cancer, allergies, respiratory, neurological and reproductive health issues. There is a lack of enforceable laws regulating the level of toxin exposure for nail salon workers. In a joint effort with the CA Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, SCC is implementing the Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Program to protect the health of nail salon workers and customers, and to improve indoor air quality. Vietnamese Flyer | English Flyer | Key Words: ALLIES4

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SCC OIR Newsletter - March 2019
Monthly newsletter from the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations with information on paid internship opportunities, 2019 Citizenship Day, and local news and events of interest to the SCC Immigrant community.

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SCC Office of Immigrant Relations (SCC OIR)
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

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SCC Voter's Choice Act
Starting with the Presidential Primary on 3/20/20, the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters is modernizing voting and providing voters with greater flexibility and convenience. Some of the Changes: *Every registered voter will receive a Vote By Mail ballot starting 29 days before Election Day *Voters can vote at any of the Vote Centers in Santa Clara County *Approximately 25 Vote Centers will open for 11 days including Election Day and approximately 100 Vote Centers will be open for 4 days including Election Day for a total of 125 Vote Centers throughout the County on Election Day Multi-language: Chinese | Spanish | Vietnamese | Tagalog | Key Words: ALLIES8,

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Santa Clara County Toolkit for School Districts to Support Immigrant Students & their Families
Given the continuously changing nature of the immigration landscape in 2017, the SCC Toolkit for Schools Districts to Support Immigrant Students and their Families provides physical and human resources that will aid in the building of community capacity to support immigrant parent engagement in public schools. The toolkit aims to support schools by providing resources that will enable the schools to better meet the unique needs of immigrant students and their families.

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Santa Clara County Welcoming Video
SCC Short Multi-language You-Tube, with welcoming messages.

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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. VTA Transit in Apple Store | VTA Transit in Google Play Key Words: Public Transportation, Bus, Light Rail

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Vietnamese American Roundtable (VAR)
The VAR envisions a strong and unified Vietnamese American community that works towards improving our quality of life. To this end, VAR focuses our mission to organize, advocate, and educate our community. We accomplish this through mobilization, advocacy, and education – mobilization through events and coalition building, advocacy through empowering and strategy, and education through panels, workshops and cultural events.

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Pro Bono Legal Project
If you have a legal problem in a civil matter in Santa Clara County and you live in this County of Santa Clara, but cannot afford a private attorney, we might be able to help. We take or assist with cases in family law, and consumer law.including: Family Law Clinics – Divorce, Paternity Issues, Domestic Violence, Custody Matters Lawyers in the Library-Clinics Virtual Lawyers in the Library Limited Scope & Full Representation Debtors’ Rights Clinics General Administrative Support – Client Intake, Translation, Form Completion Other Services include Lawyers in the Library Virtual Assistance

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SCC Latino Health Fact Sheet
9/17/18 Latinos in Santa Clara County have some health advantages relative to other racial and ethnic groups, and there has been marked improvement on some health outcomes over the last decade. However, Latinos experience significant disparities for other health and social indicators when compared to other populations. This brief highlights both these advantages and disparities. Key Words: Diversity, Demmographics, Research

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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, ALLIES4

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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 * ALLIES4

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SCC OIR Newsletter - February 2019
Featuring favorite moments from the Beacon of Light Awards with photos and a brief description of the Awardees and their accomplishments.

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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

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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 creating a more informed, engaged, and welcoming experience for immigrants; increase opportunities for shared prosperity, and aim at becoming the most successful multi-cultural city in the world. The Mission of the SJ OIA is to facilitate and accelerate immigrant integration through civic, economic, linguistic, and social inclusion. Here you will find information about organizations equipped to serve you and a list of informational events in San José. Key Words: RRN, KYR, RIF

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2019 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

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2020 census citizenship debate erodes trust in Santa Clara County
7/15/19 On Thursday, the president announced that he’s backing down on his efforts of including the question after admitting that an ongoing, raging legal battle would interfere with printing materials on time, citing instead that he would be seeking the information from existing federal records. Despite the president throwing in the towel, little has been done to temper anxiety from local leaders who say that the president has instilled mistrust among immigrant communities that will potentially affect participation.

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2nd Harvest of Silicon Valley
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 Key Words: SNAP, Benefits, ALLIES4

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ALLIES (Alliance for Language Learners Integration, Education and Success)
Since 2010, The Alliance for Language Learners Integration, Education and Success (ALLIES) has brought together adult schools and community colleges to meet the needs of adult English language learners in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. ALLIES has worked to help students achieve economic self-sufficiency by equipping them with language and other needed skills and providing crucial workforce development support. Key Words: SCC, Collaboration, ESL, ALLIES5

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Asian American Recovery Services, Inc. (AARS)
The purpose of AARS is to reduce the impact of substance abuse in the Asian and Pacific Islander and other affected communities of the SF Bay Area. Providing prevention, outreach, intervention and treatment services, as well as, engaging in education, research and advocacy. Key Words: API, Mental Health, Addiction, recovery, SCC Multi-language: Cantonese, Khmer/Cambodian, Mandarin, Samoan, Tagalog, and Spanish Serving: San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County

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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, ALLIES8

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Catholic Charities John XXIII Multicultural Health Clinic
The Clinic is a behavioral health practice located within the John XXIII Multiservice Center established to provide primary, mental health, substance abuse, wellness education, exercise classes, insurance enrollment and more to adults 18+. A service coordinator can connect patients to an array of other services at Catholic Charities of SCC that are needed to achieve lasting health and wellness. Some of these include: substance abuse counseling, support groups, social activities, wellness education, nutrition and food services, exercise classes, as well as referral to partner primary health providers. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Key Word: Allies7

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ConXión to Community
ConXión is a community-based, non-profit 501c(3), which provides education, workforce, behavioral health and other social services to disconnected youth and adults. Programs are culturally attuned to meet the needs of the Latino and Native American Communities. 95% of the staff speak, read, and write Spanish. Key Words: Mental Health, Employment, Dayworker, ESL

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Dump detained immigrants in sanctuary cities? Bay Area mayors react
4/12/19 A report this week that the Trump administration considered sending detained immigrants to “sanctuary” cities that have bucked the president’s efforts to enforce immigration law drew a range of reactions from the Bay Area’s liberal mayors. Oakland’s mayor called it an outrageous abuse of power. San Jose’s mayor offered a warm welcome. San Francisco’s mayor called it a half-baked distraction. “We welcome any families willing to endure such extraordinary hardships and to take such tremendous risks to be a part of our great country,” Liccardo tweeted.

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Growing up undocumented in Mountain View
9/28/18 In his new book, "Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen," Jose Antonio Vargas recounts his own story of growing up in Mountain View and living for years with the fear of being outed as a non-citizen. He uses his biography to show a national paradox -- a country wedded to undocumented residents in spite of a national system that refuses to recognize them as anything other than illegal.

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Maitri Domestic Violence Shelter
Peer support and counseling for South Asian women for problems due to physical abuse and/or related issues. Phone 1-888-8-MAITRI or (1-888-862-4874) Maitri also provides assistance to South Asian survivors of domestic violence with the following services: Immigration Information/ Referral, VAWA Self Petition, U Visa/T Visa Application, Removal of Conditions on Green Card, Citizenship Application. BIA Accredited Non-Profit Legal. Multi-language: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Marwari, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Tamil, Telugu, & Urdu. Key Words: ALLIES4

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Map of South Bay Area ESL Providers
June, 2015. Produced through a mini-grant from Allies, this map pinpoints SBCAE Immigrant Integration Framework partners in the South Bay Area. Community Colleges, Adult Schools, Community Based Organizations. Key Words: Santa Clara County, SCC, ALLIES2

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Mountain View Senior Resource Guide
4/2019 Update - The Age Friendly City Task Force has worked to provide a brief description and contact information on resources available to seniors living in Mt. View. Key Words: Transportation, Housing, Food and Nutrition, Health, Grief Support, Financial Services, Legal Communication

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Pacifica Institute - Silicon Valley Chapter
Pacifica Institute was established in 2003 as a non-profit organization by a group of Turkish-Americans. Pacifica Institute designs and executes projects covering social welfare, education, poverty, and conflict resolution issues in collaboration with scholars, activists, artists, politicians, and religious leaders-communities. The Pacifica Institute has a proven track record of working within and across communities. Key Words: RIF @Pacifica_Ins

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Pakistani American Community Center (PACC)
We are dedicated to preserving our cultural heritage and bridging the gap between Pakistan and the Pakistani's in the Bay Area. We pass along our cultural heritage from one generation to the next and share our heritage through multiples events, lectures, presentations and classes throughout the year.

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Protests in San Francisco, Palo Alto over migrant detention centers
7/2/19 Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in the Bay Area on Tuesday to protest U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention centers for immigrants. One protest began at noon at Market and Montgomery streets, near Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office. Another took place in Palo Alto. Key Words: ICE

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SCC Better Health Pharmacy
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: Allies4 Multi-language: English | Spanish | Chinese | Vietnamese |

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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 |

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SCC RRN Receives the Change Maker Award from the SVCN
5/18 Santa Clara County Rapid Response Network (RRN) was one of the local collaborations recognized as 'change makers'. The SCC RRN and hotline, a collaborative project led by Sacred Heart Community Service, PACT, Pangea Legal Services, LUNA, SIREN, CLESPA, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, the South Bay Labor Council, the Mexican Consulate, City of San Jose Office of Immigrant Affairs, and the SCC Office of Immigrant Relations, aims to expand the community's capacity to monitor and document ICE operations in real time. Through training, thousands of community members are ready to support immigrant families and protect their constitutional rights as our County is targeted for deportations.

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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

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Sacred Heart Community Services
SHCS offers a broad range of social programs including assistance with food, clothing, housing, utilities, employment search, financial coaching, tax preparation, counseling and advocacy. .Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Mental Health, families, citizenship, children, vulnerable populations, SCC, ALLIES1, ALLIES2, ALLIES7

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San Jose Immigration Resource Page
2015 - The recent changes to immigration policy have prompted the City of San Jose to work collaboratively with the County of Santa Clara and community based organizations to ensure that our immigrant community receives accurate and timely information about President Obama's executive order. Here you will find information about organizations equipped to serve you and a list of informational events in San Jose. Key Words: SJ OIR

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San Jose 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 Hindi. Layered showing locations of schools, community centers and libraries. Key Words: Demographics, Disaster, Communication

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San Jose Senior Nutrition Program
The City of San José in partnership with Bateman Senior Meals provides nutritious meals, to older adults 60+ at 13 community centers throughout San Jose *listed here). All well-balanced meals served meet County Health standards. We invite you to experience why community centers are the heart of our districts! Key Words: Food

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Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP)
SCFHP offers low-cost or no cost health care coverage for low-income adults, children and seniors through 3 health insurance programs; Medi-Cal, Cal MediConnect (Medicare-Medicaid Plan), and Healthy Kids HMO. Children under 19 may be eligible regardless of immigration status. Located in San Jose, SCFHP serves Santa Clara County, with local staff who speak English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Also interpreter services available in more than 170 languages, including American Sign Language. ALLIES4

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Senior Community Service Employment Program
Offered in Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties. Where we assist mature adults 55+ to find part time employment with paid classroom training, job placement and follow-up. Must be unemployed, eligible to work, with income below 125% of Federal Poverty level. Positions include Teacher's Aide, Receptionist, Office Assistant, Health Aide, Computer Operations and more. Contact Melody Insogna (8:30 am – 2:00 pm) 408-577-1981 ext. 302 or email minsogna@peninsulafamilyservice.org.

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Sewa Bay Area
Sewa Bay Area is one of the most active Sewa chapters with a wide range of projects and activities like Case Management, Serve community projects partnered with local nonprofits, the Lead high school community service program, and a summer mentorship for college students. This chapter continues to grow and help families in the San Francisco Bay Area regardless of color gender, race, religion, or national identity. Key Words: East Indian, Service, Asian, Volunteer, ALLIES8

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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, ALLIES7, ALLIES8

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Sourcewise (formerly Council on Aging)
While our 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. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Seniors, ALLIES7

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Sunnyvale Community Services
Services including food and one time financial assistance includes help with rent, rental deposits, utility bills, medically-related bills, bus passes, gas vouchers and pass-through direct assistance. Also enrollment assistance in MediCal, CalFresh, and other benefits. As part of a realignment of zip codes for the Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) of agencies in Santa Clara County, Sunnyvale Community Services is now serving low-income residents of the Alviso neighborhood of San Jose. Language: Spanish

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Traditional Asian, Indian cultures contribute to stigmatization of mental illness
6/23/18 Teenagers get mixed messages about depression and anxiety, and it's hurting them. Many Indian and Asian parents grew up in a society where mental illness was not considered a health issue needing treatment, like a broken arm or leg. It is considered a matter of self-will. Traditional Asian values place importance on staying silent, saving face, suppressing emotions, obedience to authority, and academic excellence. Preserving the reputation of a family is prioritized over the needs of an individual, and presenting an image of perfection to the outside world is more important than resolving the issues or illness of a family member. Key Words: Counseling, Mental Health, Allies4, API

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VIET-112 Helpline
VIET-112 is a free, non emergency, information helpline for the Vietnamese community. VIVO staff and volunteers offer Information & Referrals to available programs and resources in Santa Clara County and the San Francisco Bay Area. 1-855-VIET112 (1-855-843-8112)

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Vietnamese American Community Symposium on Immigration
2/3/18 Over the last four decades, immigration policy has played a key role in shaping the Vietnamese diaspora throughout the United States. Every single person in our community can trace his or her roots back to a refugee from Vietnam, a sponsored relative, or a beneficiary of an immigration visa program. The growth of the Vietnamese American communities throughout this country would not be possible without asylum, refugee, and family-based immigration policies, which we have relied upon and benefited from. Yet these programs are now undergoing significant challenges under the current administration.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) - Fed
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older. To locate the nearest VITA site, Find a Bay Area site or call 1-800-829-1040. Multi-language:| Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Korean | Russian | Key Words: Seniors, Finance, ALLIES1

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West Valley Community Services
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 Multi-language: English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Cantonese, Mandarin Key Words: North County EAN, Diversity, ALLIES7

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Work2Future
Work2future operates One-Stop Centers that serve the areas of San Jose, Campbell, Morgan Hill, Los Altos Hills, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. Free services and classes are provided for residents, businesses, and youth, including: job search, job training, ESL classes, assessments, career counseling, and more. Information in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Key Words: Allies5, ALLIES1

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211 Bay Area
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 6 counties. Multi-language: over 170 languages Area: Counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Napa, Marin, Santa Clara, and Solano. Key Words: food, housing, employment, health care, counseling, disaster

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Coalition Against Payday Lenders
The Coalition Against Payday Predators (CAPP) is a collaboration of community-based organizations working to limit the reckless financial practices of payday lenders in Santa Clara County. CAPP supports local payday lending controls ordinances that will stop further proliferation of payday lenders in cities in SCC and pave the way for better consumer lending alternatives. Information and Resources in English, Spanish, Tagalog Key Words: Loan, credit

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Intercultural Speakers Bureau from ING
ING’s ICSB examines the roots and inter-connectedness of various forms of bigotry, including Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia, that are directed against Muslims, Jews, Blacks, Latinx, Asians, Hindus, Sikhs, and Native Americans. Panels of speakers address the history and impact of knowledge creation under colonialism and slavery, old and neo-orientalism, xenophobia, and internalized bigotry. Panels will include group discussions and conclude with calls to action to counter prejudice and hate while building an inclusive society based on mutual understanding and solidarity. To schedule a panel, allow 2-4 weeks advance notice and at least 1-2 hours for a panel for speaker presentations and discussion. Contact us at 408-296-7312 extension 160 or email scheduler@ing.org. Key Words: SCC

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Mt. View Housing Helpline and Rent Stabilization
On November 8, 2016, the residents of the City of Mountain View voted to adopt Measure V, also known as the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (CSFRA), to stabilize rents and provide just cause eviction protections for certain Rental Units in Mountain View. ffectiv Date 12/23/16. English Brochure | Spanish Brochure | Key Words: Housing

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SCC Mental Health Call Center
The Santa Clara County Mental Health Call Center is the centralized entry point for individuals who are seeking behavioral health services. In addition, to appointments and reverrals, the Call Center provides telephone crisis intervention response to callers in crisis, Phone: 1 (800) 704-0900 Hours: 24-hours, 7 days a week. KidConnections Network of Care Referral Process for children ages 0-5 and their families. Multi-Language: English, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese , Other languages can be made available as needed. Key Words: ALLIES4

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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

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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

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Mountain View City Multilingual Community Outreach Program
Since 1998, the City has provided a unique service to meet the needs of our growing and diverse community: the Multilingual Community Outreach Program.This program, unique in the Bay Area, provides City and community information to residents in four languages - English, Spanish , Chinese , and Russian - regarding City programs and services. In an effort to reach residents, particularly individuals who might not have access to traditional communication methods, the City provides multiple services. Multilingual information is provided on City Services, Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) classes, City events, housing, as well as mediation services and other topics, both in person and by phone at (650) 903-6145.

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New American Economy (NAE)
The Partnership for a New American Economy brings together more than 500 Republican, Democratic, and Independent mayors and business leaders united in making the economic case for streamlining, modernizing, and rationalizing our immigration system. This site contains research, reports and multi-media information demonstrating the contributions of Immigrants to the US economy and the need for immigration reform. 2016 report on New Americans in San Jose and Santa Clara County Key Words: OIR, SJ, SCC, demographics, mapping, disaster

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SCC Parks Prescription Program
June 2019 The Park Rx Program is a partnership between Public Health, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Center, and the SCC Parks and Recreation Department. This program is designed to promote park utilization for individuals who are at high risk for chronic disease and provide access to families with limited park access. Families receive park prescriptions from their physicians to participate in park walks, rain or shine, the first and third Saturday of each month. To address identified barriers to park utilization, participants receive parking passes, transportation if requested, Spanish translation and incentive items including rain gear. Key Words: ALLIES4, ALLIES7

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Silicon Valley’s Asian community mobilizing for 2020 Census, civic engagement issues
6/18/19 With the theme “Stepping Up to 2020,” hundreds of community members attended the 2019 Silicon Valley Asian American & Pacific Islander Civic Leadership Summit held June 8, at Santa Clara County Office of Education in San Jose, California. Several Silicon Valley community-based organizations, public officials, activists, legislative staff, faculty members and students discussed civic engagement, and the challenges and issues affecting the Asian community in the U.S., with a major focus on issues with the 2020 Census and the importance of engaging the community in voter registration. Key Words: ALLIES8, SCC, Demographics, Civic Engagement, API

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Thousands march in "Families Belong Together" rallies across Bay Area
6/30/18 Calling on President Donald Trump to reunite more than 2,000 immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, Bay Area residents on Saturday joined hundreds of thousands of people across the nation to protest - some for the first time ever - a policy many say is a haunting reminder of America's darkest moments in history. Braving scorching heat, local protesters delivered a clear and loud message to the president: "families belong together."

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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

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