Health is a human right
"Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself [herself] and of his [her] family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services."
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), United Nations
It is vital for undocumented student, mixed status families, and other immigrant students to pay attention to their mental and physical health.
"Student Psychological Services (SPS) is a program designed to serve SRJC students who are experiencing stress or other emotional difficulties."
"Designed to alleviate stress and anxiety of folks, keep our families secure, and give the reader tools to incorporate stress reducing activities within their daily lives."
"Developed by the National Latina/o Psychological Association and United We Dream to guide immigrant youth on how to take care of their mental health post-DACA."
"Path to health aims to provide preventative health care services to eligible undocumented residents of cretain counties in California in order to foster a healthier community."
You need the following three criteria to qualify:
1. Be between the ages of 21-64 years old
2. Live in a participating county; such as Marin, Napa, and Sonoma counties.
3. Be already enrolled in Medi-Cal (restricted scope, emergency services only)
"Immigrants who are not lawfully oresent do not qualify for a health plan through Covered California; however, they may qualify for coverage through Medi-Cal up to the age of 19 or for pregnancy coverage. Immigrants who are not lawfully present can also buy private health insurance on their own outside of Covered California. Additionally, some counties offer other health care options for immigrants who are not lawfully present"
Other Health Resources
"In an era of budget cuts at the local, state, and federal levels, protecting our societal safety net and ensuring affordable access to quality health care for everyone is more critical now than ever before. NILC works to prevent immigrant families from being excluded from vital health care and safety-net programs, promotes policies that enhance fundamental safety-net protections for all those living in the United States." - National Immigration Law Center
There are many educational and career opportunities for Undocumented students in California. Here are a few options for you:
If you are an undocumented student at SRJC and have completed the required courses to transfer, received an AA, graduated from high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED, HiSet, etc.) you may qualify for instate tuition and financial aid at a UC or CSU. You may also qualify for this benefit at different private universities across the country, but you will have to contact the Admissions and Records Office at each institution to learn about their tuition policy for undocumented students.
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