World Relief Sacramento is here for you. We are one community and COVID-19 is reinforcing the support and love we all have for each other.
This page will be updated as we assess the needs of our community and find reliable information. To stay up to date on new resources, you can also follow World Relief Sacramento on Facebook and be added to our individual community groups.
fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where can I find translated COVID-19 information in Dari, Pashto, Arabic, Russian, Ukrainian, and Spanish?
World Relief Sacramento has adapted our programming to help our communities during this time.
We have launched our VESL (Vocational English as a Second Language) classes virtually to help our communities continue to learn English to obtain a job and connect with our teachers. For further information and to enroll contact: Gzaya@wr.org.
If your employment status has been affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for benefits.
The following links will help you determine your eligibility for Unemployment Insurance Benefits:
- Benefits for workers affected by COVID-19
- UI (unemployment insurance) application portal
- Employment Development Department COVID-19 Latest updates
For questions and further assistance with unemployment benefits, contact email@example.com.
The travel loan office is understanding of the financial hardship many families are experiencing. Even if you or your family has utilized the benefit of deferment or reduction in the past, if you are currently unemployed or are working fewer hours due to COVID-19, there are options. If you were resettled by World Relief contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For food resources closest to your home, you can visit the Sacramento Food Bank's interactive mapwebsite page. Simply put in your address or zip code and select one day that you would like to go. It is recommended to call ahead and verify operating hours for each food bank. Sacramento Food Bank: Interactive Map
You may be eligible to receive a Payment if you:
Are a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident alien;
Cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return;
Have a Social Security number (SSN) that is valid for employment (valid SSN); and
Exception: If either spouse is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the taxable year, then only one spouse needs to have a valid SSN
Have adjusted gross income below an amount based on your filing status and the number of your qualifying children.
Additional information about eligibility for the Payment can be found in the Get My Payment Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have not filed taxes in 2018 or 2019, or are new to the US, you can fill out the free-fillable form.
Stimulus information (English and Dari)
Contact: email@example.com if you have any further questions.
SMUD will not turn off power through May 30th for non payment.
Visit the link here to set up payment plans and to complete applications for low income plans.
PG&E is offering assistance programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visit the link here to see if you are eligible.
There are options for families affected by COVID-19 to defer their rent payment.
It is important to read these guidelines and understand this resource: Rent Deferment FAQ.
You can find an example form attached here to fill out and turn into your landlord.
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The Social Security office will remain closed until further notice. To stay updated, you can visit their website here: https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/
The Department of Human Assistance (DHA) will continue services virtually. You can apply and access your benefits online : mybenefitscalwin.org. You can contact DHA here: https://ha.saccounty.net/Pages/Contact-DHA.aspx
The Refugee Health Clinic is physically closed, however you can contact them by phone: (916)874-9227.
USCIS (for citizenship and immigratrion) has closed all offices. For more information and to stay up to date, you can visit their website here: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-a-uscis-office/field-offices/california-sacramento-field-office
To learn more about how to shop online, visit EBT online FAQ.
San Juan Unified School District has many translated resources regarding changes happening within our communities:
- Internet Access Resources for Families
- Mental Health Resources and Social Emotional Support
- Health Services
Sacramento Youth Center has launched a virtual class for teenagers in our communities and the new difficulties they may be facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register for the FREE course here.
If you have questions or need further assistance, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On March 19, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order requires every Californian to stay at home, except for people pursuing an essential activity, like shopping for groceries or going to a medical appointment. What does it mean to stay home?
What is still allowed:
• Getting takeout food. (Food deliveries also are permitted).
• Going to work at an essential business.
• Going outside for walks and exercise, as long as they keep 6 feet apart.
Roads, public transit, and the airport will remain open.
Grocery stores and food banks will remain open.
Many school districts will continue to give free meals. You must bring your child with you to recieve a meal for him/her.
Gas stations, banks, and laundromats will remain open.
Medical facilities, clinics, and pharmacies will remain open.
You can enjoy time together with your family.
You can leave your home to walk outside or go to the park. However, all playground facilities are closed.
You can use technology to stay connected to friends and family.
You can go to the grocery store minimally, and wash your hands very thoroughly before and after.
COVID-19 is easily spread from person to person. Even people who don't look or feel sick can have and spread the virus for many days.
If we limit the people we come in contact with, it can help to slow or even stop the spread of the virus.
If many people get sick at the same time, the hospitals will be too full and won't be able to save lives.