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CALIFORNIA DISASTER RELIEF ASSISTANCE FOR IMMIGRANTS (DRAI)

The state of California just released funds for undocumented Californians on May 18th at 9am. We expect funds to end quickly, so please apply immediately! Click here for more information!

PANDEMIC-EBT (P-EBT)
APPLY BY JUNE 30TH – Because schools are closed due to COVID-19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get up to $365 in food benefits, called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT. See below for more information.

New EBSC Hotline!
Do you have questions about resources available to immigrants during the COVID-19 crisis? Call EBSC’s hotline to talk to experienced paralegals and attorneys who can offer immigration-informed resources & information to help you through this crisis. 

Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri from 10am-12pm
Number: 510-646-8484
Services available in English & Spanish.
Portuguese available Mon, 10am-12pm & Tues, 10am-11am.

IMPORTANT: If you think you may have the coronavirus, it is safe to seek medical care. Seeking medical care will not affect your immigration application in the future. If you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1. For more information: https://laclinica.org

If you have Medi-Cal (but are not enrolled in a Medi-Cal managed care health plan), or you don’t have any health insurance: Call “Medi-Nurse,” a 24/7 nurse advice line available at 1-877-409-9052. You can speak directly with a health professional about your symptoms, and get advice for further treatment in your area. For more information: https://covid19.ca.gov/telehealth/


Below are frequently asked questions and resources related to:


COPING WITH STRESS DURING COVID-19

CALIFORNIA DISASTER RELIEF ASSISTANCE FOR IMMIGRANTS (DRAI)

  • The state of California just released funds for undocumented Californians on May 18th at 9am. We expect funds to end quickly, so please apply immediately!
  • You are eligible to apply if you: (1) are an undocumented adult (person over the age of 18); (2) are not eligible for federal COVID-19 related assistance; and (3) have experienced a hardship as a result of COVID-19.
  • If you live in the Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara), call 1-415-324-1011 (Catholic Charities) to apply.
  • For more information and more counties, click here.

  • If you have questions about your legal case, please contact your attorney or paralegal at EBSC or call 510-540-5296 or email: info@eastbaysanctuary.org.
  • For updates from USCIS, click here.

Public Charge

  • Seeking COVID-19 related medical care will NOT impact public charge determination in the future. 
  • If you have symptoms that resemble COVID-19/Coronavirus Disease – fever, cough, shortness of breath – please seek necessary medical treatment or preventive services.

Cash Aid & PANDEMIC-EBT (P-EBT)

The “Cash Aid” link can help you to find cash funds that help undocumented people and immigrants during COVID-19. Click “Cash Aid” for more information.

The California Undocumented Fund is for undocumented people, which opened on May 18th at 9am. Click “California Undocumented Fund” for more information.

APPLY BY JUNE 30TH – Because schools are closed due to COVID-19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get up to $365 in food benefits, called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT. Click “P-EBT” for more information.


Food

Click the “Free Food” link to find a list of food resources in the Bay Area.

APPLY BY JUNE 30TH – Because schools are closed due to COVID-19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get up to $365 in food benefits, called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT. Click the “P-EBT” link for more information.


UnEmployment and Disability


Rent and Housing

  • Are you an immigrant facing housing hardship due to COVID-19? There are resources and organizations that can protect your housing rights. Click here to read some frequently asked questions and answers.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

  • Have you or has someone you know been struggling with mental health? Below are some resources and help get you connected with therapists and other resources.

Preventing COVID-19

  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick
  • Wipe down frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, stairway rails, conference tables, elevator buttons, work surfaces, etc.
  • Stay home from work, school or other activities to minimize the risk of transmission

Click here for more information on how to prevent COVID-19.

For information about COVID-19 in English, Hindi, Tamil, Malyalam, Punjabi, Telugu, Bengali, Burmese, Kannada, Urdu, Marathi, Nepali, and Gujarati, click here.


Multilingual Videos about the Coronavirus

Please also see the World Health Organization Introductory Video on Coronavirus. Translations are available in ArabicFrenchSimplified Chinese, PortugueseSpanish, and Russian.


ADDITIONAL USEfUL RESOURCES