Following are resources and services from UC Davis Health, local community-based organizations, chambers of commerce, and other groups for multicultural, multilingual, and underserved communities.

This page also includes information on how to help Afghan refugees, the rise of xenophobia and racism towards the Asian-American community, and helpful resources on addressing it.

Support immigrant and refugee communities

World Relief Sacramento (Vanassa Hamra)

Programs support a refugee and immigrant’s journey every step of the way: from arrival, to job assistance, to English language learning to after school tutoring and mentoring.

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International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Instability in Afghanistan is putting the lives of thousands of civilians at risk. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people to survive, recover and rebuild their lives. Give today in support of the housing fundraiser for Afghan SIV evacuees across Northern California and visit the Amazon wish list to support incomming Afghan evacuees.

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Opening Doors

Open Doors aims to empower refugees, immigrants, human trafficking survivors, and underserved Sacramento area residents to achieve self-sufficiency by accessing opportunities to mainstream economic and social systems.

Opening Doors has compiled a number of local resources as part of their COVID-19 Response. This includes their COVID-19 Local Relief Fund and resources for families such as food distribution at schools, filing for unemployment, information for immigrant and undocumented communities and resources for learning at home.

COVID-19 Local Relief Fund

Opening Doors’ Response to COVID-19 and Resources for Impacted Families

How to volunteer

Where to donate

Multilingual guidance

UC Davis Health Center for Reducing Health Disparities

The Center for Reducing Health Disparities site provides sources of information about coronavirus at the local, state, national and international levels, with relevant resources for communities in California at the local and state level.

Resources available in English and Spanish.

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Preventing COVID-19 in our Latinx Communities (English)

View the previously recordeded webinar where our panel of health care providers they address disparities in the Latinx community and discuss and dispel myths surrounding the coronavirus.

Hosted in partnership with the Sacramento Latino Medical Association (SALMA), the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), and the UC Davis Health Latino Faculty and Staff Association (LFSA).

Regístrese para asistir a la versión en español el 13 de agosto a través de Facebook Live.

View the webcast recording

Shifa Community Clinic

Shifa Community Clinic is a free student-run clinic affiliated with UC Davis that strives to understand, serve, and promote the health and wellness needs of a multilingual, ethnically diverse community. Adjacent to a mosque in downtown Sacramento, the clinic primarily serves patients from the South Asian and Muslim communities. It provides interpretive services and hosts specialty clinics such as dermatology, cardiology and women’s health.

The clinic has compiled COVID-19 medical information and instructions for the Muslim-American community as well as other communities.

Languages covered in the clinic’s COVID-19 resources are English, Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Hindu, Urdu and Punjabi.

Shifa Clinic COVID-19 resources by language

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

The Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) has been compiling multilingual resources on coronavirus and COVID-19 in their community library hosted via Google docs:

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander In-Language Resources for Coronavirus

African American Community

COVID-19: Addressing Health Disparities in the African American Community

The UC Davis Health Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with the UC Davis Health African American Faculty and Staff Association recently held an online webinar for the community. Our panel of health care providers addressed disparities in the African American community and discussed myths surrounding coronavirus and COVID-19. 

Several valuable resources came out of this webinar that are pertinent to our African American Community.

Complete list of COVID-19 resources for this webinar

Asian-American Community

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

Advancing Justice | AAJC advocates on behalf of the Asian American community. Their mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all through education, litigation, and public policy advocacy. 

More about AAJC

Xenophobia and racism

Hate crimes talking points for COVID-19, from UC Davis Health (PDF)

COVID-19: Acknowledging and Addressing Racism and Xenophobia (PDF)

From the American Hospital Association

Incidents of Coronavirus-Related Discrimination in Sacramento and Davis, CA

Indigenous Communities

Indigenous communities have been sending social media call outs for song and prayers especially on response to the impacts of COVID -19 on our Navajo (Dine) relatives on the Arizona reservation lands. Chief Caleen Sisk of the California Winnemem Wintu Tribe had set this prayer intention out for this past weekend as a concrete example among many.

See Facebook post here

Youth Communities

Making Us Matter Virtual Black High School

PH.D. students at USF have taken it upon themselves, with community support, to create a Virtual Black High School in response to educational inequalities and in service of ALL students who have been left in gaps.

For more information, contact Gertrude Jenkins, Co-Founder by email

Resources for small businesses

Rapid Response Business Triage Hotline

The Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce have partnered to provide a free business support hotline for the small business community. The hotline team answers general business questions, human resources and legal issues, and navigates borrowers through a variety of financing tools including the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program and Paycheck Protection Program.

Information and assistance is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Vietnamese languages.

Learn more

The hotline team is available Monday through Friday 8 am – 4 pm with voicemail capabilities 24/7.


La Cámara de Metro y la Cámara Asiática de Sacramento lanzaron una Línea Directa de Respuesta Rápida para Empresas: un lugar para negocios afectados por COVID-19 para navegar por los recursos locales, estatales y federales disponibles para ellos. El número de la línea directa es 833-391-1919.

La línea directa gratuita, que cuenta con asesores capacitados que hablan inglés, español, vietnamita y mandarín, está aquí para ayudar a la diversa población de dueños de negocios en la Región Capital con preguntas comerciales generales, recursos humanos, asuntos legales y navegar una variedad de opciones de financiamiento , incluyendo el Programa de préstamos por desastre por lesiones económicas de la SBA y el Programa de protección de cheques de pago.

La línea directa tiene capacidad de correo de voz las 24 horas, lo que permite a nuestro personal hacer un seguimiento de las solicitudes cuando no se responden las líneas telefónicas. La línea directa de respuesta rápida para empresas es posible gracias al generoso apoyo e inversión de la ciudad de Sacramento, Golden Pacific Bank, JP Morgan Chase & Co., River City Bank y SAFE Credit Union.



该热线电话配有训练有素的商业顾问,帮助首府地区本地企业业主解答包括一般业务问题、人力资源问题、法律纠纷及各种包括中小企业经济伤害灾难贷款项目 (SBA Loan) 和薪资保护项目 (PPP) 之内的各类融资资源。支持的语言包括英语、西班牙语、越南语和普通话。该热线电话拥有24小时语音留言功能,员工会在工作时间内跟进回复。

快速响应热线电话由萨克拉门托市政府、Golden Pacific Bank、摩根大通银行、River City Bank 和 SAFE Credit Union 的慷慨支持成立。

Tiếng Việt

Văn Phòng Trung Ương và Văn Phòng Sacramento Á Châu đã phát động Đường Giây Nóng Đáp Ứng Nhanh Kinh Doanh: nơi để liên lạc cho những kinh doanh bị tác động bởi COVID-19 để tìm đến địa phương, tiểu bang và liên bang, nguồn trợ giúp có sẵn cho họ. Số đường giây nóng là 833-391-1919.

Đường giây miễn phí, với đội ngũ cố vấn kinh tế được huấn luyện thông thạo tiếng Anh, tiếng Tây Ban Nha, tiếng Việt và tiếng Quan Thoại, sẵn sàng trợ giúp nhiều loại chủ nhân kinh doanh ở trong vùng Thủ Đô để đáp ứng các câu hỏi tổng quát về thương mại, nguồn nhân lực, những vấn đề về luật pháp và tìm kiếm nhiều phương tiện tài chánh, kể cả Chương Trình Mượn Tiền SBA Thiệt Hại về Kinh Tế và Chương Trình Bảo Vệ Paycheck. Đường giây nóng có sẵn 24/7 với nhắn tin voicemail, giúp cho nhân viên theo dõi các yêu cầu khi các đường giây không nối kết được các tổng đài. Đường Giây Nóng Đáp Ứng Nhanh Kinh Doanh có được do sự quảng đại giúp đỡ và đầu tư của Thành Phố Sacramento, Golden Pacific Bank, JB Morgan Chase Co., River City Bank and SAFE Credit Union.