New Immigrant Resources

  • Know your rights for a variety of issues. Material available in Spanish as well.
  • 211 Santa Clara County, a program of United Way Bay Area (formerly United Way Silicon Valley), is the dialing code for free, non-emergency community, health and disaster information in Santa Clara County. Callers receive personalized information and referrals from a live, highly-trained Call Specialist who can answer questions about a variety of nonprofit services and agencies. 211 is confidential, available in over 170 languages and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Since the 2016 presidential election, questions have arisen about whether it is safe for families to apply for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces, Medicaid, and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) if they include members who are not authorized to be in the U.S. Some individuals and families have even decided not to seek health care because they fear that their immigration status might be discovered or shared with immigration enforcement agents.
  • Immigration handout about what to do in various circumstances. Published by ACLU, CAIR, and Asian Law Caucus
  • Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation's leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the "Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America" MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.
  • ImmigrantInfo.org is a collaborative project, sponsored by the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations (SCC OIR) and the South Bay Consortium of Adult Education (SBCAE). This unique partnership is creating new connections between immigration/citizenship service providers and the adult education providers that are helping newcomers through access to English, literacy, life skills, vocational training, employment assistance and a path to higher education. Working together, these partners can lead immigrants and their families to achieve higher levels of civic participation, financial security and social comfort.
  • United We Dream provides tools and resources for its affiliates and supporters, to help with your advocacy and direct service work!