Community Resources:

Immigration Law Organizations

Bay Area Legal Aid:

·        Address: 1735 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

·        Contact: (800) 551-5554, cseitz@baylegal.org

·        Website: http://baylegal.org/

o   Assists with completing forms, filings with USCIS, representation before the Immigration Court especially in areas of U visas, Violence against Women Act (VAWA) petitions.

 

Centro Legal De La Raza:

·        Address: 3022 International Blvd #410, Oakland, CA 94601

·        Contact: (510) 437-1554, info@centrolegal.org

·        Website: www.centrolegal.org

o   Provides free or low-cost, legal aid, community education, and advocacy for low-income residents including the undocumented.

 

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant

·        Address: 2362 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

·        Contact: (510) 540-5296, info@eastbaysanctuary.org

·        Website: www.eastbaysantuary.org

o   Assists with completing forms, filings with USCIS, representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), and representation before the Immigration Court.

 

International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) Oakland

·        Address: 405 14th St, Ste. 500, Oakland, CA 94612

·        Contact: (510) 451-2846

·        Legal Clinic: Thursday 1-5 pm, $30 fee

·        Website: www.iibayarea.org

o   Offers presentations explaining DACA and provides application assistance. Also, helps legal residents gain citizenship, assists undocumented battered immigrant women and children to gain legal status, helps with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and provides advice and counsel on immigration legal matters.

 

Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation

·        Address: 1470 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland, CA

·        Contact: (510) 261-7839

·        Website: www.sscf.org

o   Legal Clinics: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am-12 pm, 2-4 pm

 

Assistance with DACA Application Fees

 

DreamActivist

·        Website: http://www.dreamactivist.org/deferred-action/daca-scholarship/

o   The Deferred Action Waiver Fund (DACAF) helps undocumented activists with a scholarship to cover fee associated with applying for Deferred Action by drawing two winners each month, as funding permits.

 

Mission Asset Fund

·        Contact: (888)274-4808, info@missionassetfund.org

·        Website: http://missionassetfund.org/programs/lending-circles-for-dreamers

o   The Lending Circles for Dreamers program provides no-cost loans to young people who are DACA eligible to help them pay application fees and allows them to save 1/3 of the $465 application cost.

 

Health and Mental Services

 

Medi-Cal

Low-income parents, children, and individuals with disabilities are currently eligible for full Medi-Cal benefits if granted DACA status. Low-income pregnant women are currently eligible for some services through Medi-Cal regardless of immigration status. Beginning in January 2014, all adults granted DACA status will be eligible for full Medi-Cal benefits if they meet the income criteria. For more information about eligibility, follow the instructions on this website: http://achealthcare.org/health-insurance-info/low-income-coverage-options/medi-cal/.  

 

If you have been granted DACA status, it is recommended that you include Form MC13 with your Medi-Cal application: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/formsandpubs/forms/Forms/mc13.pdf.

 

HealthPAC

HealthPAC, (formerly known as CMSP or ACE) is a low-cost health program only for low-income people who live in Alameda County. Health services are provided through the HealthPAC Provider Network, which includes both the Alameda County Medical Center and primary care community-based organizations. Check website for more details: http://achealthcare.org/about/project-updates/healthpac/.

 

East Oakland Health Center

·        Address: 7450 International Blvd. Oakland, CA 94621

·        Contact: (510) 430-9401

·        Website: www.wohc.org

·        Hours: Monday- Friday, 8:30am to 5pm

 

Eastmont Wellness Center

·        Address: 6955 Foothill Blvd., Oakland, CA 94605

·        Contact: (510) 567-5700

·        Website: www.eastmonthahs.org

·        Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

 

Highland Hospital

·        Address: 1411 East 31st St., Oakland, CA 94602

·        Contact: (510) 437-4800

·        Website: www.highlandahs.org

·        Hours: Emergency Room – 24 hrs/day

 

La Clinica de la Raza

·        Address: 3451 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601

·        Contact: (510) 535-3650

·        Website: www.laclinica.org

 

LifeLong Medical Care East Oakland

·        Address: 10700 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605

·        Contact: (510) 981-4100

·        Website: www.lifelongmedical.org

·        Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

 

West Oakland Health Center

·        Address: 700 Adeline, Street, Oakland, CA 94607

·        Contact: (510) 835-9610

·        Website: www.wohc.org

·        Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm

 

Street Level Health Project

·        Address: 2501 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601

·        Contact: (510)533-9906

·        Website: www.streetlevelhealth.org

o   Provide a 10 hour weekly health screening/triage clinic (primary languages: Spanish, English, Mongolian, and, Mam) and a referral network that connects clients to local community health care providers.

 

Suitcase Clinic

·        Address: 2407 Dana Street at Haste St., Berkeley, CA 94704

·        Contact: (510) 269-7242

·        Website: www.suitcaseclinic.org

 

Asian Health Services (Oakland)

·        Address: 818 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94607

·        Contact: (510) 986-6830

·        Website: http://www.asianhealthservices.org/

o   Serves the API community, particularly those with barriers to health care access. Clinic provides primary health care and dental services.

 

Immigrant Advocacy Organizations

 

ASPIRE (Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education): Provides a space for the API undocumented youth eligible for AB 450* to discuss their issues and develop advocacy skills for immigrants' rights.

·        Website: www.aspiredreamers.org/

 

California Dream Network: A statewide network of existing and emerging college campus organizations who actively address undocumented student issues and work to create broader social change around immigration reform and access to higher education.

·        Website: www.cadreamnetwork.org/

 

Pre-Health Dreamers: Provide peer support and answers about graduate level education in disciplines including, but not limited to: medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health, and scientific research for undocumented students nationwide.

·        Website: www.phdreamers.org/

 

Own the Dream: Helps Americans brought to this country as children take advantage of the opportunity to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and work permits.

·        Website: www.weownthedream.org

 

UC Berkeley–Rising Immigrant Scholars through Education (RISE): Promoting awareness for current college and high school students on educational issues that affect the immigrant community.

·        Website: http://students.berkeley.edu/osl/studentgroups/public/index.asp?todo=getgroupinfo&SGID=13995  

 

United We Dream: Provides relevant information for the undocumented population. A list of resources is available through the website that vary from scholarships to legal resources.

·        Website: www.unitedwedream.org

 

California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC): advances inclusive policies that build a prosperous future for all Californians, using policy analysis, advocacy and capacity building to unlock the power of immigrants in California.

·        Website: http://www.caimmigrant.org/

 

Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF): Supports local AA and NHPI communities by providing policy and research support, grants, training, technical assistance, etc. Serves as a key resource for communities to mobilize and grow.

·        Website: http://www.apiahf.org/

 

Filipinos for Justice: Aims to build a strong and empowered Filipino community by organizing constituents, developing leaders, providing services, and advocating for policies that promote social and economic justice and equity for all.

·        Website: http://www.filipinos4justice.org/

 

Health Access: A statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition, advocating for quality, affordable health care for all Californians. Core missions include: preserving access to care, protecting consumers, and expanding coverage and health reform.

·        Website: http://www.health-access.org/

 

California Pan-Ethnic Health Network: Aims to eliminate health disparities by advocating for public policies and sufficient resources to address the health needs of communities of color.

·        Website: http://cpehn.org/

 

United Ways of California: Advocates to improve the health, education and financial results for low-income children and families.

·        Website: http://www.unitedwaysca.org/

 

California Endowment: Aims to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.

·        Website: http://www.calendow.org/

 

California Coverage & Health Initiatives: Statewide outreach and enrollment network, with efforts to ensure that all California’s families are able to easily and effectively navigate into health coverage and other health services.

·        Website: http://cchi4families.org/

 

Asians Advancing Justice Center (AAJC): A national advocate for Asian Americans that serves immigrants by promoting justice for all, empowering communities, bringing constituencies together, and ensuring Asian Americans are able to participate in democracy.

·        Website: http://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/

 

* AB 540 is a California law that allows qualified undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public higher education institutions in the state.

 

Academic Resources & Scholarships for Undocumented Students

 

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)

http://www.e4fc.org/resources/scholarshiplists.html

 

Act on a Dream list of scholarships

http://www.actonadream.org/resources/scholarships/

 

10,000 Degrees

http://10000degrees.org

 

New Leader Scholarships

http://newleaderscholarship.org/

 

Dream Summer Intern Program

http://www.labor.ucla.edu/what-we-do/dream-resource-center/dream-summer/