Client Resources

Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)

Founded on the belief that newly arriving populations have inherent capabilities when given opportunities, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides people in need with critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.

Website: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr

Emergency Resources

Resources for CST Clients

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Patient Resource List

City of San Jose Homeless Services Guide

Basic Needs

Social Service website

The mission of the California Department of Social Services is to serve, aid, and protect needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence.

Website: http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/cdssweb

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is the trusted leader dedicated to ending hunger in Silicon Valley. Second Harvest is one of the largest food banks in the nation, feeding an average of nearly one quarter of a million people each month. The Food Bank mobilizes individuals, industries, and community partners to connect people to the nutritious food they need. Nearly half of what is distributed is fresh produce. Second Harvest also plays a leading role in promoting federal nutrition programs and educating families on how to make healthier food choices to end local hunger.

Website: http://shfb.org

Sacred Heart

The mission of Sacred Heart Community Service is to build a community free from poverty by creating hope, opportunity, and action. They provide essential services, empower people to improve their lives, advocate for justice, and inspire volunteers to love, serve, and share

Website: http://www.sacredheartcs.org

Rahima Foundation

The Rahima Foundation’s vision is to establish an institution of charity to serve the financial, educational, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the communities, Insha Allah (God willing). Their mission is to serve our Lord by serving His creation.

Website: http://rahima.org

Help SCC.org

HelpSCC is a searchable database of health and human service providers in Santa Clara County.  It resides on the World Wide Web site www.HelpSCC.org.  The data is available to the user by such categories as type of service, geographic area, or name of agency.  Health and Human Services is defined as widely as possible and eventually will include for-profit agencies. There are links to other informative Web sites such as County agencies in Santa Clara, cities, libraries, Santa Clara Offices of Education, and ChildcareNet .

Website: http://helpscc.org

Housing

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara (HACSC)

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara (HACSC), now in its 43rd year of service, provides rental subsidies and develops affordable housing for low income families, seniors and persons with disabilities living in Santa Clara County, California, the heart of Silicon Valley.

Website: http://www.hacsc.org

Housing SCC.org

This is a searchable website for subsidized housing in Santa Clara County, California.

Website: http://www.housingscc.org

EHC LifeBuilder

EHC LifeBuilders provides a wide variety of comprehensive solutions to help people overcome the obstacles in their lives. From shelter and long-term housing to homelessness prevention and supportive services, we match people with the right kinds of opportunities for assistance to help them succeed.

Website: http://www.ehclifebuilders.org

Employment

Center for Employment Training (CET)

CET is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fighting poverty & dependence on public aid by making hands-on job training available to youth and adults of all educational levels & backgrounds, but especially to those most in need and hardest to serve.

The mission of CET, an economic and community development corporation is to promote human development and education by providing people with marketable skills training and supportive services that contribute to self-sufficiency.

Website: http://www.cetweb.org

Work2Future

Strategically positioned within the City of San Jose Office of Economic Development, work2future addresses the workforce and economic development needs of our local area, in collaboration with small and large businesses, educational institutions and community-based organizations.

Website: http://www.work2future.biz/

Upwardly Global

Upwardly Global’s mission is to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees and integrate this population into the professional U.S. workforce.

Website: http://www.upwardlyglobal.org

Legal

What to do when you’ve been granted with asylum in the U.S.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

USCIS provides immigration information, grants benefits, promotes awareness and understanding of citizenship and ensures the integrity of the immigration system.

Website: http://www.uscis.gov

Asian Law Alliance

Over the past 34 years as a nonprofit corporation, the Asian Law Alliance has helped tens of thousands of people in obtaining decent housing, justice in the immigration process, and access to basic human and legal rights.

Today, Asian/Pacific Islanders continue to be denied fundamental rights. ALA continues to keep its doors open for those individuals who are limited in English, who do not understand the legal system, who cannot afford legal fees and who face the reality of discrimination.

Website: http://www.asianlawalliance.org