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.

DEMOGRAPHICS - Santa Clara County sees 70.5% census response rate as deadline extended amid pandemic
6/14/20 SCC has a self-response rate of 70.5% as of Monday, second only to adjacent San Mateo County and tied with Contra Costa County, per the U.S. Census Bureau. In the last 2010 decennial census, Santa Clara County had a 74% response rate from households. But because the 2020 census kicked off April 1 as shelter-in-place orders took effect, the Census Bureau has extended the time for people to submit their surveys until Oct. 31.
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
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
DISASTER - SV Strong - San Jose Info Hub
3/18/20 As the response to this public health emergency escalates, many residents will feel direct economic impacts from business closures, event cancellations, and layoffs. Silicon Valley Strong calls on the community to stay informed and look out for each other. This landing page serves as a hub with critical updates and resources for vulnerable neighbors--accepting tips for additional information at mayoremail@sanjoseca.gov. Multi-language: This page is updated daily and is currently being translated into Spanish,Vietnamese Key Words: Coronavirus, San Jose, SCC, Santa Clara County, COVID-19
DISASTER - Town Hall for Nonprofits Sponsored by CA Association of Non-Profits - Recording
5/19/20 CalNonprofits leaders were joined by lawmakers representing Santa Clara County for a Town Hall discussion about nonprofits and COVID19 relief efforts. Speakers Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) and Santa Clara County Board Supervisor Dave Cortese (District 3) Key Words: Coronavirus, Budgets, Disaster Relief
FINANCE - SVCF Regional Nonprofit Emergency Fund
The Regional Nonprofit Emergency Fund will be administered by community foundations throughout the 10-county Bay Area. Operating grants for nonprofit organizations in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, that SVCF has pre-qualified to provide emergency-related services: food, shelter, health and mental health services to affected communities. SVCF will also provide operating grants for other nonprofits that have experienced unexpected costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic as described below.Area region. The fund will be used to provide flexible operating support grants to nonprofit organizations serving one or more of the 10 counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma). Key Words: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, coronavirus, pandemic
FINANCE- Currently Existing Assistance Resources in SCC
Updated 5/1/20 From the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations: ***East San Jose Wellness Fund Primary coordinator: Somos Mayfair *** SOLO FUND Human Agenda and its legal collective CLARO have established the SOLO Solidarity Fund *** Mission Asset Immigrant Families Fund From the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund *** Opportunity Fund Small business loans. No SSN needed, ITTN enough *** Sacred Heart RENTAL AND DEPOSIT ASSISTANCE *** Community Service Agency of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills *** Sunnyvale Community Services *** West Valley Community Services EMERGENCY FUNDS COVID-19 Financial Assistance Key Words: Undocumented, SCC,
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 Enforcement of Public Health Orders
8/17/20 On Tuesday, August 11, 2020 the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted an ordinance authorizing fines for violations of Public Health Officer orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Administration issued the first notices of violation against three businesses that were operating in violation of the orders. The notices of violation informed the businesses of the proposed fines and gave them a grace period to make corrections to avoid paying the fines. Two of the three businesses have made the necessary corrections and thus will no longer face fines. The third business is still within the grace period to take corrective action to avoid the fine.
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.
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
IMMIGRANTS - SCC DACA Collaborative and funds Scholarships to Help Cover Renewal Fees
COVID-19 Update: Scholarship money is still available for qualifying DACA Renewal applicants. Facilities are closed due to the Shelter In Place order, but assistance is offered through telephone or Skype. At any time the Supreme Court may issue a decision that will end this opportunity. Inquire now! ------------------------------------------------------------------- The Santa Clara County DACA Collaborative is providing DACA Renewal scholarships to those who qualify. To receive an eligibility screening, visit organizations listed below or attend one of the free DACA Renewal Application Workshops. *Services Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN) *Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (CCSCC) *Center for Employment Training (CET) *Katherine & George Alexander Community Law Center (KGACLC) *Asian Law Alliance (ALA) (a non-funded partner)
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: ALLIES8
IMMIGRATION - San Jose takes pride in its diversity but has no in-house translators
7/23/20 With more than half the households in San Jose speaking a language other than English, the nation’s 10th largest city doesn’t have full-time staff dedicated to translation and interpretation at City Hall. Without full-time translators on staff, San Jose Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco, whose constituents include many monolingual Spanish speakers, has come to expect her own bilingual-certified team to fill the void.
NEWS - San Jose lowriders bring coronavirus relief to Gilroy farmworkers
6/27/20 Dozens of lowriders in Chevrolet Bel Airs and El Caminos and Plymouth convertibles led a car caravan from San Jose to Gilroy to deliver food, masks and other household goods to farmworkers in Gilroy on Saturday morning. The caravan, joined by cars decorated with signs thanking agricultural workers, wove through orchards and fields growing corn, onions and Gilroy’s famed garlic. For the lowriders, part of a rich Latinx car culture, it was important to honor and support the heavily Latinx immigrant farmworkers. Key Words: COVID-19
RESOURCE - 2020 SCC Social Services Resource Guide
COVID-19 Update: SSA Service Centers are temporarily closed. We are still available to help you meet many of your essential service needs without interruption by phone and online. 6/20 Updated Resource Directory for SCC low income residents including food, housing, health care, mental health, children's services, transportation, employment, immigration, citizenship, education, emergency services, disaster and more. This guide is updated quarterly. If you want your organization included or you want to make a change, submit that information on this : change request form Key Words: Santa Clara County, CalWorks, DEBS
RESOURCE - 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 - San Jose Public Library eLibrary Card
COVID-19 Update: Schools and libraries may be temporarily closed during the COVID-19 response, but library resources are available online, 24/7, to help students complete their homework and to assist teachers and parents with preparing lessons and managing children's education from home. Online Application Spanish Vietnamese Chinese Key Words: COVID-19, pandemic, coronavirus
RESOURCE - San Jose Virtual Local Assistance Center
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this page consists of resources for San José residents on: **Food ** Immigrant Resources ** Housing ** Employment & Job Training ** Health & Wellness ** Utilities & Internet ** Small Businesses and Nonprofits. For more informationcall 311 or 408-535-3500, or fill out a contact form. Live chat (8-5, M-F), TTY for the hearing impaired at 1-800-735-2922 . Key Words:
RESOURCE - What to Know About Immigration Raids
March 2017 comprehensive booklet created by the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations, that compiles information and resources that should help you respond if ICE conducts raids in your community, including a documents check list, multi-language Know Your Rights (English, Spanish and Arabic) preparing a family plan, Plan for Children's care, legal forms, contact information and more.
SCC OIR Newsletter 11 - Latest News on Public Charge and DACA Update
On Wednesday, July 29th, 2020, a federal district court in New York issued a new temporary injunction against the new public charge rule. As stated by Protecting Immigrant Families, this order "bars the implementation, application, and enforcement of the rule nationwide so long as there is a declared national emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic."
SCC OIR RESOURCES TO HELP SCC RESIDENTS MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS ON PUBLIC CHARGE
1/27/20 "Public Charge" Rule: Trump Administration Action Targeting Immigrant Families On January 27, 2020, the Supreme Court allowed Trump's Public Charge rule to take effect in every state but Illinois. This is not a final decision and Santa Clara County will continue its lawsuit challenging the rule. The County urges residents to consult with legal service providers when making decisions for themselves and their families. Many immigrants are not subject to any DHS public charge assessment at all, including lawful permanent residents (green-card holders) unless they leave the country for more than 180 days; individuals applying for asylum or refugee status; and many other immigrants. And many benefits also are not implicated by the rule (neither use of WIC nor CHIP is considered under the new rule). The County funds the following organizations that provide free or low-cost legal advice on immigration and public benefits. Legal Resources: Bay Area Legal Aid: (408) 850-7066 English, Spanish Asian Law Alliance: (408) 287-9710 English, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog, Korean, Spanish Law Foundation: (408) 293-4790 English, Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish, and more Key Words: Citizenship
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 - 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
DISASTER - Tzu Chi Providing Care and Support After Northern California’s Lightning Complex Fire
9/4/20 The CZU fire in the southern Bay Area was one of three major fire sites in the Bay Area. Minjhing Hsieh, Executive Director of Tzu Chi’s Northwest region, visited the Santa Cruz County shelter for the first time on August 27th alongside volunteers Grace Chen and CM Yung. Volunteers learned more about the shelter from the site manager, Mark Larson, who told them that the area is 110 acres, has 71 cabins, and a parking lot that can accommodate 150 RVs. On August 20, nearly 500 evacuees occupied the shelter, of which, about two hundred people lived in the cabins, and about three hundred lived in 130 RVs.
FINANCE - IRC Individual Development Account (IDA)
START SAVING - Get up to $4,000 for individuals and $8,000 for families to buy a car or pay for school. This is not a loan—you never need to pay this money back! Start learning about American finances, building your credit, managing your money, and investing in your future through the Saving Together Program. Eligibility requirements: - Refugee, Asylee, SIV or T-Visa - Arrival date <3 years for car or <5 years for education - Low to medium income range For more info contact International Rescue Committee- Lonny Dara (408) 529-7395 Lonny.Dara@Rescue.org Key Words: Education, Scholarship,
GOVERNMENT - SCC Office of Immigrant Relations (SCC OIR)
COVID-19 Update: For the health and safety of our community partners, residents, and staff, the OIR and the Division of Equity & Social Justice (DESJ) continues to monitor the development of the Coronavirus and remains in close contact with the County of Santa Clara Public Health Officials.
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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
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 - Mayview Community Health Center
COVID-19 Update: MayView Community Health Center is temporarily consolidating clinic operations due to Coronavirus. Until further notice, we will continue to see patients for limited services. Do NOT go to a MayView clinic without an appointment. Anyone with concerns about COVID-19 symptoms,please call (650) 327-8717 before coming in. Telehealth appointments are held through SecureVideo and require downloading Zoom on your phone/tablet/computer. MayView staff will call patients with Telehealth appointments 20 minutes before their scheduled time to assist with setting up devices for video/phone connectivity with MayView providers. Multi-language: Spanish
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MayView Community Health Center was founded in 1972 to provide high quality primary health care to low-income people from all cultural and language backgrounds, regardless of ability to pay. Serving low-income families and individuals in northern Santa Clara County with clinics located in Palo Alto, Mt. View and Sunnyvale. Member of Community Health Partnership of SCC (CHPSCC) Key Words:
HEALTH - 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 - Catholic Charities House Sharing Program
House Sharing is when two or more unrelated people share a home. This could be a homeowner renting our vacant bedrooms, or two or more people renting a home together. Each resident typically has his or her own bedroom, but shares the home’s kitchen, laundry and living areas (bathrooms may be private or shared, depending on the property). The House Sharing program is operated at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, designed to expand affordable housing options for Santa Clara County residents through the use of underutilized homes and stability for community members with varying income levels, such as seniors, persons on fixed incomes, working individuals, transition youth, students and veterans.
HOUSING - San Jose Eviction Moratorium Extended to 10/17/20
NOTICE TO TENANTS & LANDLORDS: San José’s COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium applies to your rental unit. The moratorium stops many residential evictions for nonpayment of rent. Contact the San José Housing Department at RSP@sanjoseca.gov or visit www.sanjoseca.gov/evictionmoratorium. If you are a tenant, the ordinance provides you with temporary protection from evictions for non-payment of rent if you can demonstrate your income has been substantially reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 - 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 Assistance Center
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this page consists of resources for San José residents in the areas of Food, Housing, Immigrant Resources, Health and Wellness, Employment and Job Training, and Utilities / Internet. Multi-language: . Spanish Vietnamese Chinese Key Words: Coronavirus, pandemic, disaster
SCC OIR Newsletter1 - COVID-19 Update
3/11/20 This issue of the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations Newsletter offers the latest Public Health Guides including information for: ***Individuals and households ***Schools and parents ***Mass gatherings ***Businesses and workplaces ***Community Based Organizations ***Law Enforcement ***Healthcare Providers Key Words: Coronavirus,
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 Newsletter4 - DACA Updates and Resources
4/2/20 We are currently awaiting a decision from the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) regarding the legality of DHS’s decision to terminate the DACA program. It is still possible to renew if your DACA status expires within 365 days. This issue from the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations contains links to DACA related resources and information about currently available scholarship fund for DACA renewal. Key Words: Deferred Action,
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 Newsletter7 - COVID-19 - Services for Immigrants
4/27/20 In this issue: ***Updated COVID-19 Guidance and Assistance ***Updates from the Office of the Governor of CA ***Medical Care for the Uninsured ***Financial Resources for Residential Tenants ***Legal Help Resources for Residential Tenants ***Food Resources Near You ***A Message from the Office of Gender-Based Violence Prevention ***Resources for Youth, Children and Homeless ***VTA Updates ***Work2Future Virtual Job Fair ***Census Update
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;
VOTING - SCCVOTE Mobile App
Easy-to-use election tools for Santa Clara County voters. Find your polling place, see what contests are on your ballot, and read about the candidates and measures to help you make an informed decision at the polls. Also, check to see if you are registered to vote and track your Vote by Mail ballot. Take control of your voting experience and make your voice heard on Election Day. Key Word: Election
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,
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.
LEGAL- SCC Launches Enforcement Program to Collect Owed Wages for Food Workers
9/23/19 Santa Clara County has the highest number of wage theft claims in the state of California, a pervasive problem that disproportionately affects immigrants and low-wage workers. The County’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) and the Department of Environmental Health are launching a Food Permit Enforcement Program that will enable the County to start suspending food permits from business owners who have not paid their judgments. Multi-language: Spanish | Tagalog | Key Words:
MENTAL HEALTH - Maitri Domestic Violence Shelter
COVID-19 Update Due to the shelter-in-place order the Maitri Office and Maitri Boutique will remain closed until further notice. However, our live helpline is open from Mon to Fri (9 am to 3 pm) with voicemails checked outside of those hours. If you are a victim of domestic violence and are currently in danger,or threatened with homelessness, or need other services due to the impact of the current pandemic situation, please call our Maitri helpline. We may be able to help connect you with internal or external resources.
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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:
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 *
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 - 211 Bay Area Information
COVID-19 Update - Text Coronavirus to 211211 for information on response efforts throughout the Bay Area. Referrals to new distribution locations and schedule for food box pick-up, and box meal distribution for children under 18. Food deliveries for those in quarantine or ill.
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211 Santa Clara County is a free, non-emergency, confidential, 3 digit phone number and online database service that provides streamlined 24/7 access to critical health and human services in f counties. Multi-language: over 170 languages Area: Counties of San Mateo, Napa, Solano , Marin and Santa Clara Key Words: food, housing, employment, health care, counseling, disaster, SCC,
RESOURCE - Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
COVID-19 Update: With the County's "Shelter in Place" order and the exemption for essential services such as social services, shelter, food and health care, Catholic Charities has closed several physical locations, while still providing care through phone or video visits with clients and collaborating with other nonprofits and government agencies. Catholic Charities COVIS-19 Program Modifications
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Citizenship services provided in English, Spanish and Vietnamese, including assessment of eligibility, application assistance, interview preparation, ESL and citizenship classes at offices in San Jose and Gilroy. CC provides resettlement and retraining services for refugees and asylees. Deferred Action (DACA), Foster Youth, Unaccompanied Minors, Disaster Casework. Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration and CADRE Many other free and sliding scale social programs for children, adults and seniors. Food, Health Care, Mental Health, House Sharing. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, https://www.facebook.com/WorkingToEndPoverty/?ref=ts Key Words: RIF, CADRE, Disaster
RESOURCE - SCC COVID-19 Businesses and Workplaces Portal
Up to date guidance for employers, workers and customers. COVID-19 Business Call Center: (408) 961-5500
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
DEMOGRAPHICS - A lot is riding on the 2020 census. We’d better get it right
1/3/20 In about three months, the federal government will begin gathering data for the census, the enormously complicated national survey required every 10 years by Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution. It’s a daunting task to count every person living in a nation as large as ours, and after months of roiling controversies over the inclusion of a question about citizenship, foot-dragging by congressional budgeters and the cancellation of crucial field tests, it can only be hoped that the Census Bureau will get the count right. In fact, it must, because an awful lot is riding on it.
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
DEMOGRAPHICS - Three Bay Area cities considered most diverse in the U.S.
10/14/19 Cultural identity has long been at the heart of the melting pot that is America. Yet immigration continues to be a hot-button issue even as the country gets more ethnically diverse. The nature of race, culture and community seems more controversial now than ever. San Jose, which ranked at number eight, got a total score of 68.5. San Jose has a population of 1,030,119, according to the census. “It stands out particularly in terms of linguistic diversity,” says Gonzalez. “As the second most language-diverse city, San Jose has about a quarter of its residents who speak Asian and Pacific Islander languages, and another 23 percent who speak Spanish.”
DISASTER - CADRE (Collaborating Agencies' Disaster Relief Effort)
COVID-19 Update Coordinating the network of Santa Clara County non-profit service providers in the relief effort. Weekly inter-agency zoom meetings with updates, resource development, information sharing and advocacy. Registration required. Contact CADREeoc@gmail.com with questions.
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A leading network of organizations that provide community services that are essential in times of disaster. CADRE coordinates organizational preparedness planning in non-disaster times and activates to respond and provide essential services during and after a disaster. CADRE works closely with Santa Clara County's emergency management community to build disaster resilience among service organizations through communication, coordination and preparedness training. CADRE is the official local Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster (VOAD) for SCC under Northern California's State VOAD.
EDUCATION - Center for Employment Training (CET)
CET is still open to facilitate distance learning but our campuses are currently closed. CET has open enrollment and you can start anytime, even now. Check here for COVID-19 Updates
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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 CADRE Disaster Collaboration, Multi-lingual: Spanish, Vietnamese 14 Centers in 4 states: Alexandria, VA, Coachella, CA Colton, CA, Durham, NC (2), El Centro, CA, El Paso, TX, Oxnard, CA, Sacramento, CA Salinas, CA, San Diego, CA, San Jose, CA, Santa Maria, CA, Soledad, CA, Watsonville, CA Key Words:
EMPLOYMENT - 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
FOOD - 2nd Harvest of Silicon Valley
3/20 COVID-19 Update: Call (800) 984-3663, Text: GETFOOD to (408)455-5181, Email: getfood@shfb.org, or visit the SHFB website to find closest food box pickup during shut down period. All ages welcome. Immigrant friendly. Limited delivery for those who are vulnerable or in quarantine. FREE PREPARED MEALS FOR ADULTS 60+ YEARS|***** COMIDAS PREPARADAS GRATUITAS PARA ADULTOS DE 60+ AÑOS|***** Vietnamese |***** FREE PREPARED MEALS FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH UNDER 18 |***** COMIDAS PREPARADAS GRATUITAS PARA NIÑOS Y JÓVENES MENORES DE 18 AÑOS |***** Vietnamese |
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Through a variety of programs and services, the 2nd Harvest Food Bank provides food to people in need where they live, learn, and work. Call the Food Connection today to be connected with resources like free food and CalFresh 1-800-984-3663. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog Key Words: SNAP, Benefits,
FOOD - 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, SCC
FOOD - Santa Clara County Senior Nutrition Program - Meal Locations
COVID-19 Update: Take-Out Meals available at Senior Congregate Meal Sites - Participants can now pick up meals to-go at most locations. Click here for a Map of SCC Senior Nutrition Meal Sites. This map will be updated as more locations re-open to provide take-out meals and/or meal delivery. Meals on Wheels continues to provide home-delivery of meals. Call (408) 350-3246 for more information.
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The Senior Nutrition Program is open to all seniors over the age of 60. A contribution of $3.00 is asked from each person to help offset the cost of the meal, however no eligible senior shall be denied participation because of failure or inability to contribute. All sites require registration & sites require reservations. Please contact the individual site for requirements.
HEALTH - Gardner Health Services
COVID-19 Update: Medical care through telephone appointments Gardner serves patients independent of immigration status and all information is safeguarded. Multi-Language: Spanish, Vietnamese
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Our mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive health care, including prevention and education, early intervention, treatment and advocacy services which are affordable, respectful, culturally, linguistically and age appropriate - especially the disenfranchised, disadvantaged and most vulnerable members. 9 branches throughout the County. Key Words: Healthcare, Covered CA enrollment asst, Medical, Dental, Women, Children, Optometry, pediatrics, Mental Health, Pharmacy, SCC, CORONAVIRUS, Undocumented
HEALTH - 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 - Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP)
COVID-19 Update: Given the shelter-in-place order in Santa Clara County, we want you to know that SCFHP will remain open to maintain operations for our members and providers. However, most of our staff are now working from home and our lobby is closed to visitors until further notice
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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.
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
LEGAL - SILICON VALLEY PRO BONO IMMIGRATION NETWORK
The Silicon Valley Pro Bono Immigration Network is an innovative cross-agency collaborative that shares resources and support in order to provide high-quality legal pro bono volunteer opportunities to volunteer attorneys, We believe that there is a plethora of skilled lawyers in the greater Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area who are willing and able to provide this legal assistance – free of charge. Members of the Collaboration: Asian Law Alliance, Bay Area Legal Aid, Center for Employment Training, Tahirih Justice Center,
MENTAL HEALTH - 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 as well as referral to partner primary health providers. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese,
MENTAL HEALTH - Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals, Inc.
The mission of Community Solutions is to create opportunities for positive change by promoting and supporting the potential of individuals, the strengths of families and the well being of our community. Its goal is to help clients, who face extreme stress and poverty, overcome serious obstacles to their mental, emotional, and physical well being. Branches in San Jose, Gilroy and Morgan Hill. Multi-language capabilities, Spanish Key Words: Domestic Violence,
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 - Mountain View Senior Resource Guide
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, Senior Center, Aging
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
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
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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,
RESOURCE - 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,
RESOURCE - VIET-112 Helpline
VIET-112 is a free, non emergency, information helpline for the Vietnamese community. VIVO staff and volunteers offer Information & Referrals to available programs and resources in Santa Clara County and the San Francisco Bay Area. 1-855-VIET112 (1-855-843-8112)
RESOURCE - West Valley Community Services (WVCS)
COVID-19 Update: WVCS is providing food and emergency financial assistance. For information for questions about emergency financial assistance. referrals, and services 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
VOTING - 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 |
DEMOGRAPHICS - 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
EMPLOYMENT - Santa Clara County 2019-2020 Living Wage Rate
County’s Living Wage rates are reviewed and updated annually based on specified cost of living adjustments. New rates are effective July 1 of the following fiscal year. On February 2, 2019, the United States Department of Health and Human Services published an increase to the federal poverty level in the Federal Register, resulting in a change to the Living Wage rate for FY 2019 – 2020. Key Words: SCC
LEGAL - Pro Bono Legal Project
COVID-19 Update: If you have a legal problem in a civil matter in Santa Clara County and you live in this County of Santa Clara, but cannot afford a private attorney, we might be able to help. We take or assist with cases in family law, and consumer law.including: Family Law Clinics – Divorce, Paternity Issues, Domestic Violence, Custody Matters Lawyers in the Library-Clinics Virtual Lawyers in the Library Limited Scope & Full Representation Debtors’ Rights Clinics General Administrative Support – Client Intake, Translation, Form Completion Other Services include Lawyers in the Library Virtual Assistance
MENTAL HEALTH - 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:
RESOURCE - 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
EDUCATION - 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.
FOOD - PET PANTRY - Silicon Valley Humane Society
5/20 Pet Pantry is available to all residents of Santa Clara county experiencing financial hardship. Pet Pantry food is distributed from our Animal Community Center located at 901 Ames Avenue in Milpitas between the following hours: Thur 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. & Fri – Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Pet Pantry assistance is offered every 30 days based on availability. Prescription diets are not available. Supply is based on donations and will vary month to month. Addition of another animal to your home while accepting Pet Pantry assistance will result in removal from the program. Email: petpantry@hssv.org Phone: (408) 262-2133
HEALTH - 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:
HEALTH - 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 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:
IMMIGRANTS - 2019 TRUTH Act Forum
Questions Posed and County responses at the TRUTH Act Community Forum held on 12/10/19. The Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations (OIR), Division of Equity and Social Justice (DESJ), facilitated and coordinated the TRUTH Act forum, for the purpose of providing information to the community and consider public comment regarding SCC law enforcement agencies' provision of access or information to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during 2018. OIR held the forum in collaboration with the Forum for Immigrant Rights & Empowerment (FIRE) Coalition of SCC, which is composed of the following: Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN), Silicon Valley De-Bug, Asian Law Alliance, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), Pangea Legal Services, People Acting in Community Together (PACT), Sacred Heart Community Service Agency, Stanford Law School Immigrants' Rights Clinic, and YMCA Silicon Valley. Key Words: Deport, RRN
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
MENTAL HEALTH - Bill Wilson Center (Center for Living with Dying)
COVID-19 Update: Bill Wilson Center offers a variety of services for children, adolescents, families and adults, including health care, counseling, addiction recovery, housing, LGBTQ and Foster Youth programs, Drop In Centers, the Center for Living with Dying, and more. Services are provided independent of immigration status. If you need help or know someone who needs BWC’s services please call 408-243-0222. If you are in crisis please call 408-850-6125. Key Words: Undocumented, grief, trauma, ptsd Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese
MENTAL HEALTH - Bill Wilson Youth Drop-In Center
COVID-19 Update The Drop-In Center is OPEN Monday - Saturday from 9 am - 9 pm and Sunday from 9 am - 5 pm. Located at 693 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95112. This center is a one-stop center for homeless youth (ages 13-25) who are living on the streets or marginally housed. Services include: food, clothing, personal care items, lockers, and access to phone, computers and emails. Showers and washer and dryer facilities are also available for free. Open to all youth regardless of immigration status. Key Words: Mental Health
MENTAL HEALTH - SCC Mental Health Guide for Immigrants.
The Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations (OIR), in partnership with the SCC Behavioral Health Services, have developed a mental health guide for immigrants. This brochure includes guidance on: Where to get mental health services in Santa Clara County Tips on what to do if you are worried about a loved one suffering from a mental health illness Additional immigrant resources Multi-language: English | Spanish | Vietnamese |
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
RESOURCE - Beneficial Business Exchange
Bringing together organizations in need with those that can help - In times of crisis, keeping organizations connected is more important than ever. When your organization has an urgent short-term need for goods or services, a nearby company might be poised to help — if only it knew about the need. That’s where the Beneficial Business Exchange comes in. With relationships in communities across the country, the American Heart Association is launching this platform to help facilitate critical connections needed to bridge the gaps. Key Words - Collaboration
RESOURCE - San Jose Public Library System (SJPL)
COVID-19 Update: Schools and libraries may be temporarily closed during the COVID-19 response, but library resources are available online, 24/7, to help students complete their homework and to assist teachers and parents with preparing lessons and managing children's education from home. Bppks can be ordered on line or by phone and picked up at select branches with the new Express Pickuup Service
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27 Branches, Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents (any immigration status). Multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Clubs, Citizenship Resources, Tutoring, Partners in Reading, Literacy, Immigration Legal Asst. See Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing Key Words:
RESOURCE- COVID-19 Youth Resource Guide
4/10/20 Comprehensive list of local resources from the Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender. Includes food distribution sites (free meals and groceries), family services, mental health and health care, and recovery programs. Services available independent of immigration status. Key Words: Undocumented Multi-language: Spanish
SCC - 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,
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