get your questions answered about Unemployment Insurance, healthcare coverage, and additional resources from the experts at work2future and State of California Employment Development Department [EDD]. every Tuesday at 11 am.
job listings and essential life services helping California workers get back to work as quickly as possible at OnwardCA.org
representatives are available at the following toll-free numbers, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon pacific time except on state holidays:
file your Unemployment Insurance claim by completing the paper Unemployment Insurance Application. for faster and secure processing, fax the completed application to the number listed on the form. if you mail your application, use the address on the form and allow additional time for processing.
work2future client services are available by phone, email or video call. current clients, please contact your career coach for more information. new to work2future? get started by booking a call.
OnwardCA is a resource that has been rapidly deployed by a broad coalition of companies, foundations, and humans who want to help. help you get money or groceries or child care; help you upskill, reskill, or refresh; and help you land a great new job.
the Baseline COVID-19 Program is a collaboration between Verily’s Project Baseline and the state of California to expand access to COVID-19 screening and testing in areas with a high volume of known cases.
Peer-Run Warm Line
immediate, free non-emergency emotional support is available to anyone in the state via telephone or instant messaging through the California Peer-Run Warm Line.
COVID-19 and Your Mental Health
this time of crisis is disrupting our sense of normalcy and how we adapt and respond will vary widely. not everyone will be able to adapt quickly to new routines and embrace a new "normal". MHASF has a host of resources and information to support you and your family.
free, confidential, personalized connection to local community services, such as food, shelter, counseling, quality childcare, senior services, and more. Available 24/7 in multiple languages by dialing 2-1-1 or 800-273-6222. Immigrant friendly
financial assistance for food purchases. apply online or by phone at 800.984.3663.
Starting April 28, EBT cards can be used to make online food purchases.
immigrant-friendly. immigrants can receive CalFresh if at least one member of the household has legal residency.
Santa Clara County Food Resources
a comprehensive, one-stop-shop to navigate Santa Clara County food providers with updated hours, meal types, phone numbers, special instructions, and directions.
Free Meals for Children under 18
locations and details for Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Benito Counties. updated regularly Second Harvest Food Bank. immigrant-friendly
Meal programs for seniors age 60+
• City of San Jose Boxed Lunch Program
• Map of Santa Clara County Senior Nutrition Meal Sites.
• Meals on Wheels [HealthTrust]
• Meals on Wheels [Sourcewise]
• Senior Nutrition Program [India Community Center]
• Senior Nutrition Program [Yu-Ai Kai]
Sacred Heart Community Services
zip code specific immigrant-friendly
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
TEXT “GETFOOD” to 1-408-455-5181
or CALL 1-800-984-3663 immigrant-friendly
if you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim. PFL provides up to six weeks of benefit payments at approximately 60-70 percent of wages.
if your child’s school is closed, and you have to miss work to be there for them, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits. EDD representatives will decide if you are eligible.
if your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim.
if you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim which will provide short-term benefit payments at about 60-70% of wages.
if you were exposed to COVID-19 while on the job and in the course of your regular duties, you may qualify for worker's compensation
you may have benefits available from EDD's Disability Insurance Elective Coverage (DIEC) program programs that you or your employer may have paid into over the past 5 to 18 months.
2020 SVArtist Relief Fund
$1,500 for individual artists who have lost income during the COVID 19 crisis due to canceled arts activities in Santa Clara County. Awards will be made on a rolling basis as funds become available. NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19
if you are experiencing a slowdown in your business as a result of the coronavirus, you can apply for the UI Work Sharing Program. this program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs — retaining their trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits.
if you are planning a closure or layoffs as a result of the coronavirus, you can get help through the Rapid Response program. Rapid Response teams will meet with you to discuss your needs, help avert potential layoffs, and provide immediate on-site services to assist workers facing job losses.
the Small Business Administration has announced it will provide Disaster Assistance Loans to businesses and not-for-profit organizations affected by COVID-19. the City of San Jose will be assisting small businesses in learning more about and applying for the loans. learn more at SJeconomy.com
Opportunity Fund is committed to supporting existing and new small business customers who are financially struggling amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.
operating grants for nonprofit organizations that have experienced unexpected costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic from Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
San José Job Center
Kirk Community Center
1601 Foxworthy Ave, San José
North San José Job Center
1901 Zanker Road, San José
Gilroy Job Center
South County Social Services
379 Tomkins Court, Gilroy
Your local America’s Job Centers are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, except when closed for holiday observance.