DACA holders can get unemployment benefits in California. These benefits are available if you were laid off or lost hours due to the coronavirus crisis. See if you are eligible to apply for unemployment benefits.
No Public Charge Impacts
Tests or treatment for COVID-19 will not be considered under the new public charge rule. No one should avoid accessing treatment for fear of being subject to public charge.
Unemployment benefits are not considered under the public charge assessment, either.
During the coronavirus outbreak, ICE said it will not carry out enforcement operations at or near health care facilities. This includes hospitals, doctors’ offices, health clinics, and emergency or urgent care facilities. You should get medical help if you need it.
It is important to know your rights around Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
If you think you see Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in San Francisco, you can call the Rapid Response hotline.
Immigration legal help
Community legal service providers are still operating during the coronavirus outbreak. They are available by phone and email. Call an organization to get immigration legal help in your own language.
Financial help for immigrants in the Bay Area
The coronavirus stimulus bill will provide help to millions of Americans. But, this bill does not provide aid for many residents, including undocumented immigrants.
There are other ways for you to get help.
Most of these resources need you to fill out an application. If a resource is not available, you should check back again for updated information.
California Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
DRAI provides financial help of up to $1,000 for undocumented adults living in the Bay Area. These state funds are being distributed locally through Catholic Charities of San Francisco.
Call 415-324-1011 to apply. You can call from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.
Undocufund SF helps undocumented workers and families. You can get help if you live, work or recently lost work in San Francisco due to COVID-19.
Mission Asset Fund Immigrant Families Fund
This rapid response fund provides emergency help for immigrants, students, and workers. Apply now.
Bay Area Labor Councils Response Fund
SF union members who do not qualify for EDD or SDI may get one-time help paying rent, utility bills or groceries, up to $500. Call 415-440-4907 and leave a message to apply.
Migrant Youth Relief Fund (Bay Area)
This fund helps Bay Area migrant youth ages 15-30. It also helps a guardian of migrant youth, ages 0-20. Apply now
SF Bay Area Mutual Relief Fund
You can get financial or other help, like grocery shopping, if you are a Bay Area resident. Fill out this form to get help.
Somos Familia COVID-19 Fund for LGBTQI+ Latinx individuals
Techqueria COVID-19 fund for undocumented workers
Oakland Undocumented Relief Fund
Undocumented Fund in Sonoma County
Root & Rebound COVID-19 Fund
You can get financial help if you were recently incarcerated in California. Root & Rebound offers gift cards for up to $100 for basic needs.
Apply for help with housing costs in the coronavirus pandemic regardless of immigration status.
National financial help for immigrants
United We Dream UndocuFund
You can get help if you are undocumented or live in a mixed-status family and have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Apply now.
Restaurant Workers Relief Fund
Get help if you are a restaurant worker.
National Domestic Workers Alliance
Get resources and safety tips for working as a domestic worker during the coronavirus outbreak. Financial help coming soon.
One Fair Wage Emergency Fund
Get help if you are a restaurant, personal driver, delivery, or personal service worker.
Another Round, Another Rally Emergency Assistance
Get help if you work in the hospitality industry.
Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation
Get emergency help if you are a restaurant or bar worker.
Other helpful resources
Latino Task Force Resources
Health, food, employment, education and other COVID-19 related resources. Resources are available in English, Spanish and Maya.
Free food or meals
- SFUSD provides free meals during the school closure for students 18 and under.
- The SF Marin Food Bank has daily food pantries across the city. No ID is required to get food. Find a Pop-Up Food Pantry near you.
- Immigrants Rising Mental Health Connector. Get free psychological support. You are eligible if you are a young person aged 18-30, undocumented, and live in California.
- The UndocuHealth Initiative. Get help managing stress and anxiety.
- Informed Immigrant mental health resource library. Get free mental health resources.
Healthy San Francisco
You can use Healthy San Francisco regardless of your immigration status. You can still get services during the coronavirus outbreak. Learn more.