Immigrant Resources

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Resources are available to assist the immigrant community living in Sonoma County.

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Local Resources

  • California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc (CRLA) provides free, confidential legal consultations for low-wage workers in rural areas and small cities of California. CRLA’s Workers’ Rights Helpline (1-800-357-9513) is available Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm. CRLA Resources include:
  • Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants: California Human Development (CHD) was selected as the nonprofit to distribute Northern California’s $5 million allocation across 24 counties.
    Applicants in Sonoma County may seek application assistance with CHD by calling (707) 228-1338 to apply for a one-time $500 or $1,000 debit card on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Sonoma County COVID-19 Eviction Defense Ordinance: This ordinance creates a legal defense for tenants who are being evicted due to non-payment of rent and who can demonstrate financial losses due to lost work or medical expenses resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
    For tenant support and questions about how the eviction ordinance passed by the Board of Supervisors may apply to you, contact Legal Aid Sonoma County at (707) 542-1290 or California Rural Legal Assistance at (707) 528-9941.

    Additional local housing and renter support information can be found on our Housing and Assistance page.

  • Sonoma County Secure Families Collaborative: The Secure Families Collaborative is committed to continuing to provide services to clients during this difficult time, especially in recognition that our served community is among the most vulnerable and socioeconomically impacted due to shelter-in-place and other COVID-19-mitigating policies. All Collaborative service providers are still available through tele-consultation for all legal, social and mental health services. However, in-person consultations are suspended until further notice, unless absolutely necessary, to curb the spread of COVID-19. Call (707) 819-2272 for any general Secure Families Collaborative information.
  • Additional Nonprofit resources:  Available during emergencies.
  • Non-congregate and alternative care sites have been established in Sonoma County for those who are at high risk of complications if COVID-19 is contracted as well as those who need a safe shelter that have tested positive for COVID-19 and have mild to moderate symptoms.

State and Federal Resources

Undocumented Californians

  • Public Charge:
  • The FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has said that using health care services for COVID-19 prevention, testing or treatment alone does not make you a public charge. Medi-Cal care for COVID-19 related testing or treatment does NOT count under the public charge rule because it is the treatment of an emergency medical condition. 
    • NOT all immigrants are subject to a public charge determination.
    • Public benefits accepted by family members are generally NOT considered under the public charge rule
    • The new rule does NOT change eligibility rules for public benefits programs.
    • Only some benefits are considered public benefits for purposes of public charge. 

    Please don’t let fear stop you from getting the necessary treatment, as the effects of avoiding health care services may be very serious. This will help keep you, your family, and your community healthy.

    Public Benefits Not Considered CONSIDERED FOR PUBLIC CHARGE

    • Medi-Cal benefits received for the treatment of an emergency medical condition.
    • School-based services or benefits.
    • Medi-Cal benefits received by a noncitizen under 21 years of age
    • Medi-Cal benefits received by a woman during pregnancy and during the 60-day period beginning on the last day of the pregnancy.
    • Public health assistance for immunizations with respect to immunizable diseases, and for testing and treatment of symptoms of communicable diseases whether or not such symptoms are caused by a communicable disease; and many more.
    As of November 2, 2020 the expanded public charge rule is no longer in effect until the end of COVID-19.
  • California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance: Additional Resources for Undocumented People.
  • UndocuFund: Economic emergency and disaster relief.
  • Legal Aid at Work Relief Funds for Undocumented workers.
  • Coronavirus and Immigration: ILRC’s Resources and Responses

Mexican Consulate in San Francisco

Price Gouging

Food Assistance