Contra Costa is a welcoming county for refugees, immigrants, and all community members.
EHSD Welcomes You
Afghan Community Members Resettling In Contra Costa
We encourage community members to apply for and receive benefits for which they and their family members may be eligible. On September 30, 2021, the United States Congress passed a new law expanding federal benefit eligibility for Afghans who are granted humanitarian parole during a designated time period. Even though not every program may be available due to eligibility factors, there are still many resources that support, protect, and empower individuals and families as they are on a path to self-sufficiency.
State of California Resources and Information
U.S. Representatives in Contra Costa County
- Washington, DC Office Phone: (202) 225-2095
- Richmond Office Phone: (510) 620-1000
- Walnut Creek Office Phone: (925) 933-2660
- Washington, DC Office Phone: (202) 225-1947
- Antioch Office Phone: (925) 754-0716
- Washington, DC Office Phone: (202) 225-5065
- Castro Valley Office Phone (925) 370-3322
- Washington, DC Office Phone: (202) 225-3311
- Vallejo District Office Phone: (707) 645-1888
Scroll to bottom of page to see additional immigration resources.
On July 16, 2021, a Federal judge blocked the approval of new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This does not affect current DACA recipients and renewal applicants for now.
If you need legal guidance related to immigration, we encourage you to seek guidance from a reputable immigration service provider or an attorney. Below is a partial list** of resources that may be helpful.
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
Bay Area Legal Aid
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Keep Your Benefits
Tus Beneficios Públicos
Protecting Immigrant Families
Stand Together Contra Costa
** Inclusion of an organization does not imply endorsement of its services, nor does exclusion reflect on any agency’s contribution to the community.