Members and partners of the East Bay Refugee and Immigrant Forum include:
1951 Coffee (510-280-6153) Provides training to new arrival refugees and asylees as baristas in the coffee industry.
Afghan Coalition (510-745-1682) Provides safety net wraparound services to include advocacy for access to services, translation, health education, mental health referrals, ESL, computer literacy, microenterprise, cultural counseling, and cultural events.
African Advocacy Network (AAN) (415-503-1032) Provides safety net service assistance, immigration legal services, education, interpretation, community navigator services for new arrivals who herald from countries across the African continent.
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (510-567-8100) Our mission is to maximize the recovery, resilience and wellness of all eligible Alameda County residents who are developing or experiencing serious mental health, alcohol or drug concerns. We envision communities where all individuals and their families can successfully realize their potential and pursue their dreams, and where stigma and discrimination against those with mental health and/or alcohol and drug issues are remnants of the past.
Alameda County Medical Center Eastmont Wellness (510-895-7355) Provides Refugee Health Screening Services in Alameda County as well as ongoing primary care for adults and children.
Alameda County Public Health Department (510-267-8000) Alameda County Public Health Department serves 1.5 million residents in 13 cities. The backbone of ACPHD’s work includes health assessments, disease prevention and control, community mobilization and outreach, policy development, education, and assurance of access to quality medical and health care services.
Alameda County Social Services Agency Administers Public Safety Net Benefit Programs to include CalWORKS, CalFRESH, MediCal, Refugee Cash Assistance, General Assistance, domestic violence resources, employment and job training supportive services/referrals, and emergency shelter service. Seat of the County Refugee Coordinator.
ARTogether (916-534-5389) ARTogether is a resource center for the Bay Area’s refugee community, providing free creative arts workshops within a setting that supports social gathering, human connection, and community-building. ARTogether strives to adapt to the special circumstances of the diverse groups that they work with, considering family, country of origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, time in the United States, and access to transportation. ARTogether partners with local organizations to develop and customize its workshops and community events, while providing financial and community support for local refugee artists. ARTogether’s activities are led by talented and passionate artists, most of whom are bilingual and belong to underrepresented groups, including women, people of color, and the queer community. ARTogether stands alone as the only creative arts program in the San Francisco Bay Area that specifically serves refugees.
Asian Refugees United (firstname.lastname@example.org) Asian Refugees United builds intergenerational and interethnic power for positive lasting changes through sharing art, healing, culture and political engagement. Asian Refugees are thriving, healthy community leaders who have the knowledge, voice, and power to be active agents of change in their neighborhoods, alongside marginalized African American, Latino, and other immigrant communities,
Bay Area Legal Aid (510-663-4744) provides low-income clients with free civil legal assistance, including legal advice and counsel, effective referrals, and legal representation. We are the largest civil legal aid provider serving seven Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara. We help our clients protect their families, their health, and their livelihoods through the following practice areas and special projects: Consumer protection; health care access; domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and services; immigration; economic justice; housing preservation and homelessness prevention; reentry; veterans services; youth services.
The Bread Project (510-594-1702) A 3 week, job training program in the baking and food industries for low-income individuals including refugees, with an additional 15 months of job search support after completing the program.
Burma Refugee Families and Newcomers (BRFN) (510-730-2736) Social Adjustment services for new arrivals 0-5 years in need of assistance to navigate new systems.
Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB) (510-768-3106) Refugee resettlement and refugee employment services, social adjustment services for new arrivals 0-5 years, housing assistance, general legal services, social services, social support and mental health services, financial assistance and resources, financial literacy, emergency shelter services.
Center for Empowering Refugees & Immigrants (CERI) (510-444-1671) Mental health and other social services linkages to refugee and immigrant families, clinical therapy, group therapy, wellness activities for men and women, ESL.
Coalition for Justice in Liberia provides education, mental health support, human rights training, advocacy, and economic empowerment support to the survivors of Liberia’s civil war.
Community Health for Asian Americans (CHAA) (510) 835-2777 CHAA provides community-driven behavioral health services, family support, youth development and advocacy for the historically underserved API communities in the Bay Area.
Contra Costa County Behavioral Health Services (925-957-5150) The mission of Contra Costa Behavioral Health, in partnership with consumers, families, staff, and community-based agencies, is to provide welcoming, integrated services for mental health, substance abuse, homelessness and other needs that promote wellness, recovery, and resiliency while respecting the complexity and diversity of the people we serve. Contra Costa Behavioral Health envisions a system of care that supports independence, hope, and healthy lives by making accessible behavioral health services that are responsive, integrated, compassionate, and respectful.
Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Division (925-608-4800) Employment & Human Services partners with the community to deliver quality services to ensure access to resources that support, protect, and empower individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency. Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA); Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
Contra Costa County Health Care Services (925-957-5400) Our mission is to care for and improve the health of all people in Contra Costa County with special attention to those who are most vulnerable to health problems.
Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender is dedicated to providing vigorous, client-centered advocacy to indigent persons accused of crimes in Contra Costa County.
Diversity in Health Training Institute (DHTI) (510-838-1110) Helps immigrants pursue healthcare careers through coaching, training in job skills necessary for employment in the US healthcare system, and developing pathways to employers.
International Rescue Committee (IRC) (510) 452-8222 Provider of refugee resettlement services throughout Northern California, refugee employment services to include the Office of Refugee Resettlement Match Grant Program, immigration legal services, intensive case management (Oakland office), and wellness programs to include community gardening.
Jewish Family and Community Services of the East Bay (JFCS-East Bay) (925-927-2000) Provider of refugee resettlement services in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties and immigration legal services.
Korean Community Center of the East Bay (KCCEB) (510) 547-2662 KCCEB serves the Korean American and other immigrant communities in the Bay Area by providing community leadership, advocacy and direct services in the areas of immigration/citizenship, social services, domestic violence and sexual assault, youth leadership development, and faith-based community building.
Lao Family Community Development, Inc. (LFCD) (510-533-8850) Provides employment and job training, ESL, youth programs & services, interpretation services, microloan, microfinance, individual development savings accounts, financial literacy, and crime victim support assistance.
No One Left Behind is the first and premier national non-profit dedicated exclusively to standing with wartime allies from Afghanistan and Iraq (those applying for or who have received a Special Immigrant Visa).
Oakland Catholic Worker provides transitional shelter and accompanies newly-arrived migrants and refugees from Latin America. In addition to these basic services we provide ESL classes, food programs and religious and cultural activities throughout the year. (510) 533-7375 (office) or (314) 701-1306 (cell).
Oakland International High School (OIHS)(510-597-4287) Provides ESL, mental health, youth programs, education, financial & computer literacy.
Oakland Unified School District Refugee & Asylee Student Assistance Program (OUSD RASAP) (510-273-1661) School enrollment, placement and support for new arrival students and their families. The Refugee & Asylee Program identifies, supports, and tracks newly-arrived refugee students, providing crucial services in support of their school integration and academic success. By working together with community partners and other OUSD departments, our program allows for school sites to both refer students and reach out to the program for assistance when needed. Specifically, our program offers school enrollment assistance, school orientation, tutoring, family engagement, and targeted educational support for refugee students and families during the summer. Additionally, we provide educational case-management for high-need students, and social emotional learning opportunities for refugee & asylee students, such as our partnerships with Soccer Without Borders and Opera Piccola, a community arts organization.
Oasis Legal Services (510- 666-6687) Legal immigration services to under-represented low-income groups with a focus on LGBTQIA+ communities.
Pars Equality Center (650-321-6400 or 408-261-6400) Provides ESL, home based tutoring, immigration services, social services, interpretation services, employment assistance services.
Partnerships for Trauma Recovery Provides mental health care for international survivors of human rights abuses and clinical training for psychology and social work students.
Refugee Transitions (RT)(415-989-2151) Provides ESL for adults in a school based setting to include family literacy, social adjustment services (to assist refugees and asylees to navigate new systems (such as safety net services to include health care, public benefits etc.), youth programs & services, education, home based tutoring.
San Francisco Coalition for Asylee, Immigrant and Refugee Services (SF-CAIRS) Collaborative cross-link for services and resources for newcomer populations in San Francisco.
San Francisco Department of Public Health/Newcomers Health Program (415-206-8608) Health Care (SF Refugee Health Assessment Program, urgent & primary care, and referrals to specialists, Asylum Orientations)
STAND! For Families Free of Violence (1-888-215-5555 for crisis line and 925-676-2774 for office) Domestic Violence Service Provider in Contra Costa County providing prevention, intervention, and treatment programs in community partnership to stop domestic violence and child abuse, deliver children’s therapy, childcare, and children’s educational programs to abused children and those affected by domestic violence, trains legal and law enforcement personnel, human services professionals, educators and health care providers, provides safety net services and referrals to those affected by DV and family violence.
Stand Together Contra Costa is a rapid response, legal services, and community education project to support safety and justice for immigrant families in Contra Costa County. An innovative partnership between Contra Costa County, philanthropy, and community-based organizations, Stand Together Contra Costa provides culturally competent, no-cost rapid response support, legal defense services, and immigrant rights education and training to support families impacted by anti-immigrant policies and practices affecting Contra Costa County residents. The mission of Stand Together Contra Costa is to ensure that all people in Contra Costa County, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay, are afforded the rights established by the United States Constitution, and are protected from actions or policies that result in disparate, discriminatory, or unlawful treatment.
Upwardly Global (415-834-9901) Employment assistance and job search skills training for recently arrived immigrant and refugee professionals to the US who have full work-authorization.
Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay (510-891-9999) ESL and citizenship classes, health and wellness education and screening, food and housing assistance, senior center, hot lunches and food bank program for seniors, social services, domestic violence resources, education, financial assistance & resources, rapid response education program and legal referrals for undocumented, employment placement, notary services, voter registration services, interpretation & community navigator services, computer literacy and DOJ certified services for citizenship application (N-400).