Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay

Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay (VACCEB) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) providing quality wraparound services to low-income refugees and immigrants.
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VACCEB has put together 1200+ Meal bags and hygiene kits this month to promote and increase the 2020 Census participatio...
07/19/2020

VACCEB has put together 1200+ Meal bags and hygiene kits this month to promote and increase the 2020 Census participation. Have you completed the Census, yet? Please do so before the Non-response follow up phase on August 11, 2020. Big thank you to Homebase/The Center for Common Concerns for giving us a grant to make this work possible! #ourcommunitycounts #ourcommunitybelongs

Some good news to start your day! 😌 We are thrilled to share that even with the shelter-in-place, last month three of ou...
07/17/2020
24 New U.S. Citizens Take Oath of Allegiance Aboard USS Hornet

Some good news to start your day! 😌 We are thrilled to share that even with the shelter-in-place, last month three of our Citizenship students were sworn in as American Citizens! Our Citizenship Teachers have been working hard to help students prepare for the Citizenship exam remotely. One of our students, Luong Tat from Vietnam, even made news being sworn in on the USS Hornet in Alameda, CA! 🥳

https://kcbsradio.radio.com/articles/new-us-citizens-take-oath-of-allegiance-aboard-uss-hornet

It was a picture perfect day on the Bay on Thursday, with the Oath of Allegiance taken by a couple of dozen people aboard the USS Hornet in Alameda.

Did you know that we have helped +50 refugee/immigrant clients file for unemployment since the shelter-in-place began? I...
07/15/2020

Did you know that we have helped +50 refugee/immigrant clients file for unemployment since the shelter-in-place began? If you need help applying for unemployment benefits, please contact Hanna at [email protected] or 510-214-3392 (text OK). Know your rights and get the benefits you deserve!

California Immigrant Policy Center
07/13/2020

California Immigrant Policy Center

Only TWO DAYS left to apply online for Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT). While COVID-19 has created much uncertainty for families, enrolling in P-EBT means having one less thing to worry about and receiving up to $365 for groceries to keep children nourished and healthy! To learn more, visit: https://ca.p-ebt.org/

Please join us in sending our deepest gratitude to Ande, who is still working in this food delivery job +6 months later ...
07/13/2020

Please join us in sending our deepest gratitude to Ande, who is still working in this food delivery job +6 months later as an essential worker. We appreciate you and all you do, Ande! 🌟💗 #essentialworkerappreciation

Job success! We are thrilled to share that Ande, a participant in our Path to Self-Sufficiency (PSS) Program, recently secured a full-time $22/hr Driver job with benefits. Ande is a refugee from Eritrea and moved to Oakland +10 years ago. He unfortunately suffered a layoff a few months ago, but we are so proud of him for getting right back into the job search despite this difficult setback. Here are buddies Ande and Rick, our stellar volunteer. 😊 Please join us in wishing Ande all the best in his new job! ✨

Free COVID-19 testing in Oakland!
07/08/2020

Free COVID-19 testing in Oakland!

Our neighbors at La Clínica de La Raza and Native American Health Center are offering free COVID-19 testing at their sites in Fruitvale! Get tested today!

ESL Classes at VACCEB -- registering this week! Come to VACCEB at 655 International Blvd, Oakland at one of the times li...
07/06/2020

ESL Classes at VACCEB -- registering this week! Come to VACCEB at 655 International Blvd, Oakland at one of the times listed on the flyer this week for a one day in-person orientation, followed by online classes. Wearing a mask and temperature checks are required for the in-person orientations. Come join our learning community! 😊

Join Value Our Families, for a virtual panel regarding the fight to dismantle racism in the fight for Family Immigration...
07/06/2020
Dismantling Racism in the Fight for Family Immigration

Join Value Our Families, for a virtual panel regarding the fight to dismantle racism in the fight for Family Immigration THIS Tuesday July 7th at 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT on FB Live #valueourfamilies RSVP here: bit.ly/vofblackimmigrants

The Value Our Families coalition stands in solidarity, grief, and righteous indignation with the Black community. This digital forum will elevate the stories of Black immigrants and the struggles faced by this community. We will also outline Trump’s attacks on the family immigration system, and en...

There are several sites that offer free COVID-19 testing in Oakland, regardless of health insurance or immigration statu...
07/05/2020
Register for COVID-19 Testing

There are several sites that offer free COVID-19 testing in Oakland, regardless of health insurance or immigration status. It is OPEN TO ALL who live or work in Alameda County! 😷Learn more and sign up here: https://www.oaklandca.gov/services/covid-19-testing

The official website of the City of Oakland. Find out about meetings, request City services through OAK 311, or contact the Mayor and City Council.

Continue wearing your face masks and practicing social distancing to stay safe! ❤️
07/03/2020

Continue wearing your face masks and practicing social distancing to stay safe! ❤️

Do you need help filling out your #Census2020 form? Call/text Myan at 510-210-3820 or email her at mduong@vacceb.org. Vi...
07/01/2020

Do you need help filling out your #Census2020 form? Call/text Myan at 510-210-3820 or email her at [email protected]. Vietnamese interpreting is available!

📣📣📣KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Some local minimum wages are increasing today! Here are minimum wages in several cities in the East...
07/01/2020

📣📣📣KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Some local minimum wages are increasing today! Here are minimum wages in several cities in the East Bay, starting today, July 1 2020.

ANNOUNCEMENT! VACCEB will be open at limited times this week: Today 6/29 and Wednesday 7/1, from 9:00am - 12pm noon both...
06/29/2020

ANNOUNCEMENT! VACCEB will be open at limited times this week: Today 6/29 and Wednesday 7/1, from 9:00am - 12pm noon both days. We will be assisting with ESL class sign ups, census assistance, and registering for low-cost home internet. Space is limited and masks are required. See you there. 🙂

VACCEB is continuing to deliver food to low-income senior refugee/immigrant community members during the COVID shelter-i...
06/29/2020

VACCEB is continuing to deliver food to low-income senior refugee/immigrant community members during the COVID shelter-in-place. Please consider contributing to support our work if you are able!

ALERT: Proposed USCIS Fee Increases Coming Soon! Citizenship application (N-400) fee will increase to $1,170, and the cu...
06/24/2020

ALERT: Proposed USCIS Fee Increases Coming Soon! Citizenship application (N-400) fee will increase to $1,170, and the current application fee is $725. The fee waiver will also be eliminated. Apply to become a US Citizen now! Call Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) at 925-927-2000 for assistance.

06/24/2020
CA Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative

CA Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative

Đừng quên điền Thống Kê Dân Số 2020 của mình! Việc này rất quan trọng vì sẽ đêm về thêm dịch vụ cho cộng động như là:
- Chăm sóc sức khỏe 👩‍⚕️
- Giáo dục 👩‍🎓
- Vận chuyển 🚗
-Nhà ở vớ giá phải chăng 🏠
Nếu quý vị muốn tự điền,
xin vào https://my2020census.gov/
Nếu quý vị muốn điền qua điện thoại với sự giúp đỡ của người nói tiếng Việt, xin gọi (844) 461-2020.

06/23/2020

📣 Disaster financial assistance for undocumented immigrants is available -- apply today! *Vietnamese, Tigrinya, and Amharic translations below.* Households can receive $500-$1,000 in economic relief assistance. To be eligible, the individual must not qualify for other covid-19 financial assistance (such as the economic impact payment, etc). Call 1-415-324-1011 today!

https://www.cceb.org/california-disaster-relief-assistance…/

Vietnamese:
Hỗ trợ tài chính COVID cho người nhập cư không có giấy tờ

Nhận $500 - $ 1,000 mỗi hộ gia đình
* Điều này chỉ dành cho người lớn không đủ điều kiện nhận hỗ trợ tài chính khác (chẳng hạn như khoản thanh toán tác động kinh tế $ 1,200)

ĐỂ NỘP ĐỎN:
Nếu bạn đáp ứng điều kiện trên, hãy nộp đơn càng sớm càng tốt! Hạn chót là ngày 30 tháng 6, năm 2020.
Gọi: 1-415-324-1011 từ 8 giờ sáng đến 8 giờ tối; Thứ Hai - Thứ Bảy

Tigrinya:
ብምኽንያት ኮቪድ ዝወሃብ ገንዘባዊ ሓገዝ ንዘይ ተመዝገቡ ስደተኛታት ዝምልክት

ካብ $500-$1,000 ን ሓደ ስድራ

እዚ ሓገዝ እዚ ን ዐቕሚ አዳም ዝአኸሉ ሰባት ኮይኑ ካልእ ሓገዝ ንዘይ ምልከቶም እዩ ($1,200 ናይ ኮቪድ ሐገዝ ዘይወሰዱ)

ነዚ አብ ላዕሊ ዘሎ ቅጥዒ ዘማለእ ስደተኛ በዚ ዝስዕብ ቁ ስልኪ ብምድዋል ከመልክት ይኽእል። ምልክታ ዝውድአሉ ግዜ

ሰነ 30፥ 2020

ቁ ስልኪ

1-415-324-1011

ሰዓታት 8:00 ቅቀ _ 8:00 ድቀ
ሰኑይ _ቀዳም

Amharic:

ኮቪድ ምክንያት በማድረግ የሚሰጥ የገንዘብ እርዳታ ለ _ያልተመዘገቡ ስደተኞች

ከ$500-$1,000 ለ አንድ ቤተሰብ

ይሄ እርዳታ አቅመ አዳም ለደረሰ ሰው ሆኖ ሌላ የኮቪድ እርዳታ ያላገኘ ሰው ብቻ ነው ($1,200 የኮቪድ እርዳታ ያላገኘ)

ከላይ የተጠቀሱ ነጥቦች ያማሉ ስደተኞች ከታች ባለው የስልክ ቁጥር በመደወል እስከ ሰነ 30፣ 2020 ማመልከት ይችላሉ።

የስልክ ቁጥር

1-415-324-1011

የስራ ሰዓት ከጧት 8 _ ምሽት 8
ሰኞ _ቅዳሜ

Happy World Refugee Day, everyone! 💙💛❤️💚🧡🌍🌏🌎Beautiful poster from ARTogether.
06/20/2020

Happy World Refugee Day, everyone! 💙💛❤️💚🧡🌍🌏🌎Beautiful poster from ARTogether.

Today is Juneteenth, which celebrates the emancipation of African American slaves. On June 19, 1865, Black communities i...
06/19/2020

Today is Juneteenth, which celebrates the emancipation of African American slaves. On June 19, 1865, Black communities in Texas finally received the news that they were free, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Please join VACCEB in standing with our Black community at this critical time. Go to sixnineteen.com to learn more about The Movement for Black Lives's action steps. #BlackLivesMatter #Juneteenth

On June 19, 1865, Black communities in Texas finally received the news that they were free.
Juneteenth (June 19th) is a day that honors Black freedom and Black resistance, and centers Black people’s unique contribution to the struggle for justice in the U.S. This Juneteenth is a rare moment for our communities to proclaim in one voice that Black Lives Matter, and that we won’t tolerate anything less than justice for all our people.
Join us on the #SixNineteen mobilization on Juneteenth weekend, June 19–21, 2020. Take action in front of the White House, in your community, or at home.
www.sixnineteen.com
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Right now, uprisings are taking place in all 50 states, and more than two-thirds of Americans agree that police violence is systemic. The Movement for Black Lives is alive and vibrant.
Developed by Kairos Fellowship in Defense of Black Lives For more information, contact [email protected]
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And combined with COVID-19 and four years of Trumpism, Black communities are demanding: justice; accountability; a divestment from policing; and an investment in healthy, sustainable communities.
Join us on the #SixNineteen mobilization on Juneteenth weekend, June 19–21, 2020. Take action in front of the White House, in your community, or at home. w​ ww.sixnineteen.com
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PIVOT - The Progressive Vietnamese American Organization
06/19/2020

PIVOT - The Progressive Vietnamese American Organization

#Repost @ca_hnsc
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Nail salons can reopen starting Friday, June 19th, and our community is wondering what they would need to do in their salons to protect employees and customers from COVID-19 exposure. Join us on June 19th for a Facebook Live Q&A session with Swati Sharma, coordinator for the Healthy Nail Salon Working Group and Tran Wills, owner of Base Coat nail salons. We will answer frequently asked questions about how to prepare the salon, staff, and customers for reopening. Live Vietnamese interpretations will be provided by the Collaborative's Tony Nguyen.

Trump Can’t Shut Down DACA, Supreme Court Rules
06/18/2020
Trump Can’t Shut Down DACA, Supreme Court Rules

Trump Can’t Shut Down DACA, Supreme Court Rules

The program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, protects people brought to the United States as children by shielding them from deportation and letting them work.

Is your home in need of low-cost internet and/or a free tablet for distant learning? You may qualify if you are low-inco...
06/17/2020

Is your home in need of low-cost internet and/or a free tablet for distant learning? You may qualify if you are low-income. Contact us at [email protected] for more information!

06/17/2020
How Do I Take The 2020 Census - Vietnamese

The #2020Census is about resources, representation & inclusion. It’s an opportunity for everyone—no matter their age, race, citizenship or immigration status—to make sure their community is fairly funded & represented for the next 10 yrs. Respond confidentially online (my2020census.gov) or by phone (844-330- 2020). Reminder - Nonresponse Follow Up begins August 11, so respond today to make sure YOUR community counts! #BayAreaCounts2020 #OurCommunityCounts #OurCommunityBelongs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scUNG5LDdWg

AARP is proud to be a partner to the 2020 Census and on the development of public service announcements (PSAs) describing the importance of the 2020 Census a...

Join us in honoring Ahmed, who is still working in this essential job +6 months later! ✨💓🚍  #EssentialWorkerAppreciation
06/15/2020

Join us in honoring Ahmed, who is still working in this essential job +6 months later! ✨💓🚍 #EssentialWorkerAppreciation

We are very proud of Ahmed, our Path to Self-Sufficiency (PSS) Program participant, who recently got an Administrative/Logistics position with a local freight company! Ahmed has an impressive +20 years of experience in logistics/operations in the industrial sector in Yemen. Unfortunately, extensive work experience abroad is no guarantee that newcomers will be able to get a job in their professional fields in the US. With Ahmed's incredible perseverance, and with the support of VACCEB and Upwardly Global's employment counseling, Ahmed secured this position in his field. Congrats, Ahmed! 😊 🚛🚖🚉✈️

Updated service offering! ✨ Starting on July 11, we will be providing Saturday morning (8am-12pm) mock interview appoint...
06/13/2020

Updated service offering! ✨ Starting on July 11, we will be providing Saturday morning (8am-12pm) mock interview appointments for people who have upcoming USCIS Citizenship test appointments. To register for an appointment slot, please call Hien @ 510-967-9060, and leave a message with your name and phone number.

Weekly coping strategies and wellness activities through The Hume Center. Today at 5pm-6pm!
06/12/2020

Weekly coping strategies and wellness activities through The Hume Center. Today at 5pm-6pm!

Free lunches every Tuesday and Thursday!
06/09/2020

Free lunches every Tuesday and Thursday!

This is unacceptable. We stand with our Black immigrant community members.
06/09/2020

This is unacceptable. We stand with our Black immigrant community members.

Today we would like to honor Luchia, one of our community members who is an essential worker at a local senior home. Luc...
06/06/2020

Today we would like to honor Luchia, one of our community members who is an essential worker at a local senior home. Luchia has been working here for a year now, and supports in a variety of roles, from Caregiver to Cook to Server -- talk about wearing many hats! Join us in expressing our deepest appreciation for Luchia and her hard work on the front-lines to take good care of our older community members. Thank you, Luchia. 🙏💓

Today at 12pm noon!
06/05/2020

Today at 12pm noon!

Later today at 12 pm PST, the Vietnamese Solidarity & Action Network with support from the Southeast Asian Freedom Network - SEAFN will be hosting a community dialogue on how the Vietnamese community can support the Black Lives Matter movement. The link is: tinyurl.com/VSANcommunityconvo (not case-sensitive).

Read the full message from the event's organizers below:

To our dear Vietnamese community,
In light of the current protests and uprisings in the United States in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and the countless other Black community members murdered by the police, we mourn and grieve their losses, and recognize that the pain the Black community feels now is only a continuation of the deep trauma resulting from over 400 years of systemic oppression, exploitation, dehumanization, and murder. As Black folks struggle to envision and create a more just world that will value and center Black lives, we must play our part in supporting and fighting in solidarity without judgment—even if we do not fully understand their grief and experiences.

At the same time, we understand that many of us Vietnamese people are struggling to tìm hiểu, to situate ourselves in this moment of uncertainty, fear, envisioning, and struggle against state violence—including but not limited to police brutality, and the failure of the government to adequately protect us from the COVID-19 pandemic. This is especially real for our Black Vietnamese community members, who have to grapple with the complexity of carrying multiple identities and truths when moments like these become palpable in the communities that they belong to. We also recognize that our families and communities are not a monolith, and possess diverse thoughts on our current reality based on their own lived experiences. Thus, many of us may be divided or even brought together in our quest to figure out what our perspectives, priorities, and demands are in this moment.

For this reason, as a group of Vietnamese-identified community organizers, with a devotion to building within and beyond our Vietnamese communities through anti-oppressive lenses like pro-Black solidarity, Southeast Asian movement-building, intergenerational organizing and healing, abolition, economic justice, queer and gender justice—we extend an invitation for you to witness and participate in a community conversation assessing where we find ourselves in this moment, our commitments to elevating Black community leadership and calls for justice, and our work to bring our Vietnamese people with us as we build a strong and resilient community that will speak to the cries for justice we are hearing from our Black community members and beyond.

Our community dialogue will be live on Friday, June 5th at 12pm PST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST at tinyurl.com/VSANcommunityconvo (not case-sensitive).

We hope that you bring yourselves, your loved ones, your curiosity, and your questions and thoughts as we all try to understand the complex ways in which we all exist as Vietnamese people in current conditions.
In love and solidarity,
Vietnamese Solidarity & Action Network
With support from the Southeast Asian Freedom Network
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Thương gửi cộng đồng người Việt,
Trước những cuộc biểu tình và nổi dậy gần đây trên đất Mỹ để đòi công bằng cho George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, và vô số những người dân của cộng đồng Mỹ gốc Phi là nạn nhân của cảnh sát, chúng tôi đau buồn và thương tiếc cho những mất mát của họ, và cũng nhìn nhận rằng nỗi đau mà cộng đồng người Mỹ Phi đang cảm thấy hiện tại có nguồn cơn từ hơn 400 năm bị bức hại, bóc lột, và sát hại, không được đối xử như là con người. Bởi vậy, khi họ đứng lên để hình dung và thiết lập một thế giới công bằng, tập trung vào coi trọng tính mạng và số phận của người da Đen, chúng ta phải góp phần ủng hộ và sát cánh bên họ mà không phán xét—ngay cả khi chúng ta không thực sự hiểu hết những thử thách và khổ đau của họ.
Đồng thời, chúng tôi hiểu rằng rất nhiều người Việt chúng ta đang gặp khó khăn trong việc tìm hiểu hay đặt mình vào bối cảnh hỗn loạn này, với những nỗi e sợ, những nghĩ suy và trong cuộc vật lộn chống lại bạo lực nhà nước, bao gồm nhưng không giới hạn ở sự tàn bạo của cảnh sát và sự thất bại của chính phủ trong việc bảo vệ chúng ta khỏi đại dịch COVID-19. Điều này lại càng rõ ràng hơn đối với những thành viên người Việt lai Phi trong cộng đồng chúng ta, những người mang nhiều hơn một danh tính và trải nghiệm và những thời điểm rõ ràng như hiện tại buộc họ phải suy nghĩ về những cộng đồng sắc tộc và văn hoá khác nhau mà họ thuộc về. Chúng tôi cũng nhìn nhận rằng gia đình và cộng đồng của chúng ta không phải là một khối thống nhất, với những suy nghĩ khác nhau về những điều đang diễn ra dựa trên trải nghiệm sống của riêng mình. Bởi vậy, rất nhiều người trong số chúng ta có thể bị chia rẽ, và cũng có thể đoàn kết lại cùng nhau để tìm hiểu xem quan điểm, ưu tiên, và nhu cầu của chúng ta là gì trong thời điểm này.
Bởi vậy, với tư cách là một tổ chức vận động cộng đồng người Việt, mong muốn cống hiến để xây dựng bên trong và rộng hơn cộng đồng chúng ta từ các góc nhìn chống áp bức như: đoàn kết ủng hộ người Mỹ gốc Phi, xây dựng phong trào xã hội cho người Đông Nam Á, tổ chức và hàn gắn liên thế hệ, công cuộc bãi bỏ (những gồng xích và áp bức xã hội), bình đẳng kinh tế, bình đẳng giới tính––chúng tôi muốn mời quý vị tới để chứng kiến và tham gia vào một cuộc trao đổi cộng đồng để đánh giá vị trí của chúng ta trong thời điểm này, cam kết của chúng ta nhằm nâng cao sự lãnh đạo đến từ cộng đồng Mỹ gốc Phi về mặt công lý, và những gì chúng ta cần làm để kêu gọi cộng đồng người Việt cùng tham gia xây dựng một cộng đồng mạnh mẽ và kiên cường để đáp lời cho những tiếng kêu gọi công lý lúc này của cộng đồng người Mỹ Phi và hơn thế nữa.
Cuộc trao đổi cộng đồng của chúng tôi sẽ diễn ra và được truyền trực tiếp vào ngày Thứ Sáu, mùng 5 tháng 6 vào 12 giờ trưa giờ PST/ 2 giờ chiều CST/ 3 giời chiều EST tại địa chỉ tinyurl.com/VSANcommunityconvo (không cần viết hoa).
Chúng tôi hy vọng sẽ được gặp quý vị cùng người thân, với những lưu tâm, câu hỏi, và suy nghĩ quý vị mang đến khi chúng ta cùng tìm hiểu những phương thức phức tạp để tồn tại với tư cách là người Việt trong hoàn cảnh hiện tại.
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There are times when families are unable to care for their loved ones. This is when becoming a Family Home Provider can make a big difference in someone’s life. Do you have an extra bedroom and a heart for helping others? Melba Castellano is a Family Home Provider. She and her partner, Domingo DaRosa, opened their home to two gentlemen with developmental disabilities. Both Melba and Domingo’s families emigrated to America, often needing the support of others to help them build successful and happy lives. They feel blessed, and wanted to give back to those less fortunate in their community. Melba states that even though there can be difficult times, she and Domingo have experienced love, trust, and appreciation in return for opening their home to others. Enriching Lives is a Family Home Agency which certifies members of the community as Family Home Providers to provide care and supervision to adult Individuals with developmental disabilities such as Epilepsy, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disabilities, and Traumatic Brain injury. Family Home Providers receive a monthly stipend and can serve up to 2 Individuals in their home at a time. Family Home Providers come from all different ethnic backgrounds, education, neighborhoods, and family constellations. They receive an initial week-long orientation, on-going continuing education and professional support. The most important quality of a Family Home Provider is a commitment to the well-being and personal growth of the Individuals they serve. Ronda Gardner had been a foster parent for many years before becoming a Family Home Provider for Enriching Lives. She has cared for 6 Individuals with developmental disabilities since joining the program. Ronda states that they share meals together, attend community events together, and many of them have attended church with her. “ I would recommend becoming a Provider as it is a good way to help someone else, and to offset the high cost of living in the Bay area at the same time.” Enriching Lives has a need for all types of caregivers, and a special need for bi-lingual homes that speak Vietnamese and Cantonese – as well as homes who are familiar with American Sign Language. Family Home Providers also need to have average computer skills. Do you have an extra bedroom and a heart for helping others? For more information and to register for a live, phone or virtual Information Session, please contact Paula Meyer at our Enriching Lives Office at 925-344-4565 or visit our website at
Do you have an extra bedroom and a heart for helping others? Enriching Lives is a Family Home Agency which certifies members of the community as Family Home Providers to provide care and supervision to adult Individuals with developmental disabilities such as Epilepsy, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disabilities, and Traumatic Brain injury. Family Home Providers receive a monthly stipend of $1400 - $2400/month per Individual and can serve up to 2 Individuals in their home at a time. Family Home Providers come from all different ethnic backgrounds, education, neighborhoods, and family constellations. They receive an initial week-long orientation and on-going continuing education and professional support. The most important quality of a Family Home Provider is a commitment to the well-being and personal growth of the Individuals they serve. There are times when families are unable to care for their own loved ones. Becoming a Family Home Provider can make a big difference in someone’s life. Melba Castellano is a Family Home Provider. She and her partner, Domingo DaRosa, opened their home to two gentlemen with developmental disabilities who wanted to experience a loving and caring home. Both Melba and Domingo’s families emigrated to America, often needing the support of others to help them build successful and happy lives. They feel blessed, and wanted to give back to those less fortunate in their community. The Individuals they serve - Josh and Juan - both came from difficult pasts and after living in different types of care settings asked to live in a Family Home Agency where they could experience life in a family environment. Melba states “I put my heart and soul into showing them what a family should be” and that even though there can be difficult times, they have experienced love, trust, and appreciation in return. Ronda Gardner had been a foster parent for many years before becoming a Family Home Provider for Enriching Lives. She has cared for 6 Individuals with developmental disabilities since joining the program. Ronda states that they share meals together, attend community events together, and many of them have attended church with her. “ I would recommend becoming a Provider as it is a good way to help someone else, and to offset the high cost of living in the Bay area at the same time.” Enriching Lives has a need for all types of caregivers, and a special need for bi-lingual homes that speak Vietnamese and Cantonese – as well as homes who are familiar with American Sign Language. Family Home Providers also need to have average computer skills. Do you have an extra bedroom and a heart for helping others? For more information and to register for a live, phone or virtual Information Session, please contact Paula Meyer at our Enriching Lives Office at 925-344-4565 or visit our website at [www.yourenrichedlife.org](http://www.yourenrichedlife.org/).
There are times when families are unable to care for their loved ones. This is when becoming a Family Home Provider can make a big difference in someone’s life. Do you have an extra bedroom and a heart for helping others? Melba Castellano is a Family Home Provider. She and her partner, Domingo DaRosa, opened their home to two gentlemen with developmental disabilities. Both Melba and Domingo’s families emigrated to America, often needing the support of others to help them build successful and happy lives. They feel blessed, and wanted to give back to those less fortunate in their community. Melba states that even though there can be difficult times, she and Domingo have experienced love, trust, and appreciation in return for opening their home to others. Enriching Lives is a Family Home Agency which certifies members of the community as Family Home Providers to provide care and supervision to adult Individuals with developmental disabilities such as Epilepsy, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disabilities, and Traumatic Brain injury. Family Home Providers receive a monthly stipend of $1400 - $2400/month per Individual and can serve up to 2 Individuals in their home at a time. Family Home Providers come from all different ethnic backgrounds, education, neighborhoods, and family constellations. They receive an initial week-long orientation and on-going continuing education and professional support. The most important quality of a Family Home Provider is a commitment to the well-being and personal growth of the Individuals they serve. Ronda Gardner had been a foster parent for many years before becoming a Family Home Provider for Enriching Lives. She has cared for 6 Individuals with developmental disabilities since joining the program. Ronda states that they share meals together, attend community events together, and many of them have attended church with her. “ I would recommend becoming a Provider as it is a good way to help someone else, and to offset the high cost of living in the Bay area at the same time.” Enriching Lives has a need for all types of caregivers. And a special need for bi-lingual homes that speak Vietnamese and Cantonese – as well as homes who are familiar with American Sign Language. Family Home Providers also need to have average computer skills. Do you have an extra bedroom and a heart for helping others? For more information and to register for a live, phone or virtual Information Session, please contact Paula Meyer at our Enriching Lives Office at 925-344-4565 or visit our website at
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I am reaching out to the Vietnamese community to help fill a special need. Enriching Lives provides Family Homes for adults with developmental disabilities and we have recently been asked to provide homes with Vietnamese speaking caretakers. Do you have an extra bedroom and a heart for helping others? Our Family home providers care for one or two individuals in their home, providing care and supervision to adults with disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Our providers need to be bilingual with average computer skills. The most important quality of a Family Home Provider is a commitment to the well-being and personal growth of the individuals they care for. As a Family Home Provider, you will receive a tax free stipend of $1400 to $2300/month per individual. You will receive support from Enriching Lives to assist you in providing services in your home such as initial and continuing education, the support of a multidisciplinary team, 24 hour on-call professional support, and overnight relief support. Enriching Lives staff will visit you and the Individual regularly to provide support and ensure that the Individual’s goals are being met. For more information or to register for an Information session, please call Paula Meyer at our office Mon-Fri at 925-344-4565 or visit our website at www.yourenrichedlife.org. Our Concord office is located at 2151 Salvio Street, Suite 272, Concord, Ca, 94520
I am reaching out to the Vietnamese community to help fill a special need. Enriching Lives provides Family Homes for adults with developmental disabilities and we have recently been asked to provide homes with Vietnamese/Cantonese speaking caretakers in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. Do you have an extra bedroom and a heart for helping others? Our Family home providers care for one or two individuals in their home, providing care and supervision to adults with disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Our providers need to be bilingual with average computer skills. The most important quality of a Family Home Provider is a commitment to the well-being and personal growth of the individuals they care for. As a Family Home Provider, you will receive a tax free stipend of $1400 to $2300/month per individual. You will receive support from Enriching Lives to assist you in providing services in your home such as initial and continuing education, the support of a multidisciplinary team, 24 hour on-call professional support, and overnight relief support. Enriching Lives staff will visit you and the Individual regularly to provide support and ensure that the Individual’s goals are being met. For more information or to register for an Information session, please call Paula Meyer at our office Mon-Fri at 925-344-4565 or visit our website at www.yourenrichedlife.org. Our Concord office is located at 2151 Salvio Street, Suite 272, Concord, Ca, 94520