It’s not just the college that wants you to succeed, it’s the community. Below is information about various community organizations that support Dreamers in a variety of ways: help with DACA applications and renewals, immigration law information, access to community supports for food and housing.
All resources listed will help students in our area, even if they are in another city/county.
CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrants Rights)
Assistance with DACA, Immigration consultations, naturalization, family-based immigration, and know-your-rights sessions. Representatives are housed at Sacramento City College and Woodland Community College, but any CA Community College staff, faculty, or student (includes dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and non-credit course students) may use CHIRLA's services for free!
Location: Sacramento City College and Woodland College
Website: https://legal.chirla.org (Note: When selecting "Locations/Appointments," use the "Community Colleges" button.)
Northern Valley Catholic Social Services, Inc.
Local, free assistance with DACA and more
Contact: Mariela Hernandez
175 Solano Street
Corning, CA 96021
Direct Line: (530) 824-4039
Southeast Asian Christian Ministry (SEACM)
Local, free assistance with DACA (Note: SEACM assists people from any country)
2315 Placer Street
Redding, CA 96001
Free, statewide assistance with citizenship, DACA, food stamps, crime survivors, family petitions, MediCal, deportation defense, and the Essential Project (programs to help support essential workers during COVID-19 who might not be eligible for other aid).
United We Dream
General DACA Application and Renewal Guidance (online live and recorded workshops and preparation materials)
COVID 19 Help for Immigrants in California
Resources from the State of California to help immigrants, documented and undocumented, during the pandemic
Bay Area-based, but has many resources that are useful to students throughout the state, including a list of scholarships that do not require Social Security Numbers or U.S. Citizenship.
Immigration Law Clinic
King Hall, School of Law
Davis CA 95616
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF)
2210 K Street, Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95816
International Rescue Committee Sacramento Branch
2020 Hurley Way Suite 395
Sacramento, CA 75825
Mexican Consulate in Sacramento
2093 Arena Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95834
California Community Colleges Resources for Undocumented Students
The California Community College system is committed to supporting students who are undocumented with up to date informational resources, including links to financial resources for individuals and families.