Resettlement Support

Alameda County Social Services Agency
The County of Alameda Social Services Agency (SSA) provides basic safety net services to at risk children, families, and adults. SSA provides services through its administration and operating departments - Adult and Aging Services, Children and Family Services, and Workforce and Benefits Administration. SSA 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.
Afghan Coalition
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Afghan Coalition is an Ethnic Community-Based Organization led by Afghans that provides a variety of different services to the community.
Afghan Path Towards Wellness – North Alameda County (International Rescue Committee – Oakland)
Afghan Path Towards Wellness offers Support Groups for Afghan adults who live in North Alameda County. Our mission is to provide a safe and supportive space for Afghan adults to embark on a journey towards improved well-being, mental health, and personal growth.
Afghan Support and Investment Program (ASIP) (Refugee Programs Bureau)
ASIP is no longer an active program. Information below is shared to provide information about the transition out of ASIP.

The Afghan Support and Investment Program (ASIP) provides rental subsidy support to eligible Afghan newcomer households across the state of California.  The Refugee Programs Bureau (RPB) has used ASIP to serve more than 1,440 households since March 2022.  While ASIP was originally designed with a program sunset date of September 30, 2023, the CDSS has recommended a revised sunset date of September 30, 2024.  As a result of the decision to pursue a limited expansion of ASIP, a select number of prior applicants are being considered for re-evaluation in the program under the original proposed terms of ASIP (i.e., assistance amounts, service length, subsidy amount, and certifications).

While the CDSS and CCDSD anticipate significant public interest in the ASIP expansion, particularly amongst individuals who missed the application cutoff date of September 30, 2022, ASIP will NOT be accepting new applications at the present. 

Please refer to UPDATE 11/27/23 for the most current information.
At Home Humanitarian
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At Home Humanitarian is a grassroots effort focused on socially integrating refugees, asylees, and immigrants while building tolerance and understanding throughout their new communities. Our core work focuses on mentor matching, community acculturation events, and providing extracurricular opportunities. Mentorships, outings, and scholarships.
Bay Area Immigrant and Refugee Services
Bay Area Immigrant and Refugee Services (BAIRS) provides comprehensive services that assist all Immigrants and all refugees in gaining self-sufficiency, no matter where in the US.
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS)
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) aims to strengthen the capacity of refugee-serving and mainstream organizations across the U.S. to empower and ensure the successful development of refugee children, youth, and their families.
Burma Refugee Families & Newcomers
Burma Refugee Families & Newcomers (BRFN) supports and empowers refugees of all ethnic groups from Burma and other countries resettling in the wider San Francisco Bay Area. BRFN provides and advocates for culturally and linguistically appropriate social support services, such as language training, social welfare, education, physical and mental healthcare, employment, housing, and cultural bridging and preservation.
Church World Service
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Church World Service (CWS) serves refugees, immigrants, and asylees in Northern California. CWS’s office in Walnut Creek will help refugees resettle, form long-lasting relationships in the community and maintain their own basic needs in a sustainable lifestyle. CWS NorCal operates several programs to serve unaccompanied children who mostly come through the southern border, and refugees, immigrants, and asylees families and individuals.
Eden United Church of Christ Newcomer Navigation Center
Eden Church, founded in 1865, is an LGBTQIA+ Open & Affirming Congregation and a Sanctuary Congregation of the United Church of Christ.
Service Area
East Bay
FindHello
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FindHello is a free app for refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants. The application helps community members find services in their local communities, anywhere in the USA. The following can be searched: immigration help, English classes, and access to healthcare. We hope FindHello helps you find the things you need.
Service Area
National
Global Communication Education & Arts
GCEA's mission is to advocate, educate empower, and train African immigrants & African American communities in the Bay Area.
Service Area
Bay Area
Health, Wellness, and Mental Health Resources for the Afghan Community
Health, Wellness. and Mental Health Resources for the Afghan Community is a Google Spreadsheet with a growing list of resources compiled by EBRIF’s Health, Wellness and Mental Health Work Group.
Service Area
Bay Area
International Rescue Committee – Oakland
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Oakland's programs are designed to ensure that you, as a refugee, thrive in America--whether ensuring your children are enrolled in school, you as an adult is become self-reliant through employment or starting businesses, or families are receiving acute medical care you need to recover from trauma or illness. If you are in need, the IRC will help you to rebuild your life and regain control of your future in your new home community.
Service Area
East Bay
International Rescue Committee – San Jose
The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America.
Service Area
Santa Clara County
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
ICCNC provides a dynamic space that cultivates an exchange of ideas about Islam through art, culture, and education programs.
Service Area
Northern California
Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay
Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay (JFCS East Bay) is a community-based, direct social and human services organization that serves and supports Alameda and Contra Costa County residents of all ages, races, and religions.
Service Area
East Bay
Jewish Family Services Silicon Valley
JFS SV provides resettlement, vocational and career services to 400+ refugees annually, most recently serving refugees from Afghanistan and Ukraine.
Service Area
Bay Area
La Familia Counseling Services
La Familia is a community outreach nonprofit in the greater Bay Area, California. We provide services throughout Alameda and Contra Costa and Stanislaus counties, with a comprehensive selection of programs to meet a variety of mental health and community support needs.
Service Area
Bay Area
Lao Family Community Development, Inc.
Lao Family Community Development, Inc. (LFCD) assists diverse refugee, immigrant, limited English, and low-income U.S. born community members in achieving long-term financial and social self-sufficiency. We encourage our community members to establish goals, believe in themselves, and become active, contributing members of society.
Service Area
Bay Area
Medi-Cal, Refugees, and Refugee Health Assessment
Newly arrived refugees are eligible for a free Refugee Health Assessment, which is a medical exam focused on preventing, screening, and treating communicable diseases and provides linkage to primary care.
Service Area
Alameda County
Rainbow Railroad
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An organization that helps LGBTQI+ people facing persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics.
Service Area
International
Refugee & Immigrant Forum of Santa Clara County
Facilitates the successful integration of refugees and immigrants into local communities through collaboration, resource sharing and fostering community awareness. For over 30 years, the Refugee and Immigrant Forum has successfully advocated for newcomer populations, supported their full integration into our community, and promoted appropriate services to advance their self-sufficiency.
Service Area
Santa Clara County
Refugee & Immigrant Transitions
Provides free education, family engagement, and community leadership programs. Students have sought refuge due to war, violence, persecution, or economic duress.
Service Area
Bay Area
Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)
Provides up to twelve months of cash assistance for refugees who are either single adults or couples without dependent children.
Service Area
Alameda County
Refugee Housing Solutions
Provides technical housing support to resettlement practitioners, landlords and property managers, refugees, and volunteers across the United States and partners with them to develop and implement cohesive strategies to increase the availability and affordability of housing.
Service Area
National
State Office of Refugee Health
Works with impacted local health jurisdictions, health providers, and voluntary resettlement agencies to provide culturally and linguistically-appropriate comprehensive health assessments, and other health services, to newly arrived refugees, asylees, victims of severe forms of human trafficking (federally-certified), and other eligible entrants to assist them in achieving self-sufficiency by becoming and staying healthy.
Service Area
Statewide
State Refugee Programs Bureau
The RPB has responsibility for managing and coordinating the delivery of benefits and services to the refugee and entrant populations of California in partnership with counties and local refugee service providers.
Service Area
Statewide
The 5ive Pillars
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An Afghan-American-led organization that aids in the resettlement of newcomer migrants in Northern California.
Service Area
Northern California
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Provide people in need with critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.
Service Area
National
United Afghan Association
Aims to support and amplify the voices of the people of Afghanistan and to help better serve Afghan refugees resettling in northern California.
Service Area
East Bay
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