Immigration Resources

Post Amanda Kirchner

This section includes tools and resources for county human services agencies relating to immigration, health care and public benefits under current law. County humans service agencies are fielding many calls from clients and the community regarding immigrants’ eligibility for health and other public benefits.

CWDA and county human services agencies understand there is increased uncertainty and anxiety about information around health care and other public assistance programs. Our association will continue to work closely with our state and federal partners, including the National Immigration Law Center, Western Center on Law & Poverty, Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) and others to ensure we share the latest information.

Please Note: As of April 2020, we have updated the materials on this site to bring the most relevant materials to the top and eliminate outdated materials and links.


Updated Resources for Immigrants and County Staff - Developed by State of California


Updated Resources for Immigrants and County Staff - Developed by CWDA, County Human Services Agencies, and Partner Organizations

Health Consumer Alliance


Legal Aid of San Mateo and PIF California (Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign)

  • Also access by text at 650-376-8006:
    • Text ‘benefits’ for English
    • Text ‘libre’ for Spanish
    • Text ‘福利’ for Chinese
    • Text ‘lợiích’ for Vietnamese


PIF California

Public Charge: Getting the Help You Need (references California names for federal programs)

Public Charge Service Provider Training Module


National Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign

Know Your Rights: Messages for Community Members / Spanish


Public Charge: Does this Apply to me? (English)

Public Charge: Does this apply to me? (translations)

Amharic | Arabic | Burmese | Chinese | French | Haitian | Hindi | Hmong | Korean | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese


Should I keep my kids enrolled in health and nutrition programs? (English)

Should I keep my kids enrolled in health and nutrition programs? (translations)

Amharic | Arabic | Burmese | Chinese | French | Haitian | Hindi | Korean | Spanish | Vietnamese


Immigrant Legal Resource Center


Western Center on Law and Poverty


California Primary Care Association