Help for immigrants during coronavirus

Immigration updates and financial resources for immigrants impacted by COVID-19.

Vaccination updates

COVID-19 Vaccinations

You can get a free COVID-19 vaccination regardless of your immigration status. Get a vaccine in San Francisco.

Your information will be kept confidential. Vaccine providers may not share your personal information with immigration enforcement. 

Immigration updates

Unemployment Benefits 

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.

ICE enforcement 

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 helped millions of Americans. But, this bill did 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.


Right to Recover

This program provides $1,000 of financial assistance to San Franciscans who test positive for COVID-19 and lack access to unemployment benefits, paid sick leave, or other economic resources necessary to safely isolate. The Office of Economic and Workforce Development can help you. 

Email or call 415-701-4817 with questions.


Mission Asset Fund Immigrant Families Fund

This rapid response fund provides emergency help for immigrants, students, and workers. 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.


Other financial resources

Other helpful resources

Public benefits 

A wide range of public benefits are available to immigrants including food, child care, and health care assistance via the San Francisco Human Services Agency.


Utilities bill relief 

Get temporarily help paying your monthly water or sewer bill by up to 35% with the SFPUC Community First Bill Relief Program.


Free food or meals 


Workers Rights


Mental health 


Healthy San Francisco

You can use Healthy San Francisco regardless of your immigration status. You can still get healthcare services during the coronavirus outbreak. Learn more.


Resource Guides

Last updated May 19, 2022