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CADRE Connection – April

Posted On: April 26, 2021

CADRE is partnered with Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits for Covid-19 response. SVCN has been hosting CADRE’s monthly Newsletter since January 2021. Thank you SVCN for your partnership! Moving forward, CADRE will be developing and sending out the Newsletters in-house. We hope the resources are helpful to you and your organization!


Reach Out to Homebound Sourcewise Ambassador Program

Human connection, fellowship, and friendship are good for the mind and soul. Volunteers bring a little joy and companionship to homebound seniors in our community.

Are you a natural nurturer who loves good conversation? The Sourcewise Ambassador Program is a perfect volunteer opportunity for you. Whether it’s a few minutes or an hour, a wellness call helps our elders feel connected during these uncertain times.

To become part of the Sourcewise Ambassador Program, you’ll be required to participate in a training session and make calls 1 or more hours per week. The commitment minimum is two months. Bilingual speakers are especially needed for Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Russian homebound.

Interested individuals or groups may contact [email protected].

Click here other Sourcewise volunteer opportunities.

Additional Food Resources

Sourcewise offers an Emergency Nutrition program with various home delivered meals for individuals 18+, older adults, or persons with a disability who have been impacted by COVID-19 or have been COVID-19 exposed.

Call 408-350-3230, select option 1. or visit their website.

In-Home Vaccination Services

Local fire departments and Public Health nurses are administering 30-40 in-home COVID vaccinations, per day, to homebound individuals. They have vaccinated over 300 people with 200+ on a wait list and 200 who still need to be screened. They’re hoping to expand the program in the future.

The Medicare definition for homebound is being used by the County to determine eligibility for free in-home vaccinations:

  • Patient must either have crutches, wheelchair, walker, special transportation or help from another to leave home or have a health condition that makes leaving home inadvisable.
  • There must be a normal inability to leave home and doing so requires considerable and taxing effort.

Individuals or their caregivers may fill out an intake form to assess mobility and health issues and determine eligibility.

Completed forms are sent to [email protected]. Those without internet access can call 408-970-2818 to begin the process.

Covid Town Hall

The Stanford Medicine Office of Community Engagement is holding our 9th COVID-19 town hall. This one will focus on successes and challenges related to community-led vaccination efforts. Featured speakers include

  • Ruben Abrica, MA, Vice Mayor of East Palo Alto
  • Mike González, MPA, Manager, Community Resource Center, Santa Clara Family Health Plan
  • Rita Mancera, Executive Director of Puente in Pescadero
  • Erin Tormey, Founder of the Coastside Farmers Market in Half Moon Bay and Pacifica
  • Timothy Seay-Morrison, EdD, LCSW, Executive Director of Ambulatory Care & Service Lines, Executive Director of COVID-19 Healthcare Workforce Response Team, Stanford Health Care

Moderator | Lisa Goldman Rosas, PhD, MPH

April 29 5:00-6:30 p.m.


Help with COVID Testing and Vaccination Appointments

Valley Medical Center has a help line to make appointments for people with no internet or smart phone access. Assistance available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Tagalog

Call 408-970-2000 M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Funding for Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccinations/Outreach

The CDC Foundation is excited to announce a new funding opportunity that will award over $6.7 million to community-based organizations (CBOs) to support efforts to increase influenza and COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake for adults in racial and/or ethnic populations experiencing disparities in the United States. The CDC Foundation will provide $50,000 – $100,000 awards to an estimated 100 CBOs to: (1) Equip influential messengers by providing trainings and materials; (2) Increase vaccination opportunities and enhance provider partnerships; and (3) Establish partnerships with state and local health departments.

Access Request for Proposals

Applications are due by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 26, 2021.
Selected CBOs will be notified of their selection by May 7, 2021.

Funding for Humanitarian Relief to Families at Southern Border

On April 19, the application period opened for the $110 million available to organizations that provided, or will provide, services to families and individuals from the southern border. Nonprofits, faith-based, and government organizations that provide shelter, food, transportation, basic heath and first aid, COVID-19 testing and associated medical care needed during quarantine and isolation, and other supportive services may apply.

Organizations can access the application and guidance on the Emergency Food and Shelter Program website, under the Supplemental Funding Info tab, for the $110 million in humanitarian relief funding made available to assist migrants assisted by the Department of Homeland Security.

Applications for the $400 million in supplemental funding appropriated by Congress to the regular EFSP, as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, will be accepted later this year.

Funeral Reimbursements

COVID funeral reimbursement applications opened April 21, 2021 for deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The applicant must be a citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred expenses on/after 01/20/2020. There is no requirement for the decedent to be a citizen.

Death certificates must indicate COVID-19 attributed to the death. If COVID is not listed on the certificate, but you believe it was a factor, contact the coroner.

FEMA does share information with other Federal Agencies. With Funeral Assistance specifically, they will cross reference what benefits may have already been received by individuals to ensure that there are no duplication of benefits.

More Information in multiple languages

Call to apply. Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. PST
844-684-6333 | TTY 800-462-7585

Value of Volunteer Time Increases

The Independent Sector just announced 2020 national estimates of the value of volunteer hours by state. California has increased to $33.61 per hour, up from $21.57 in 2019. We are sooo thankful for volunteers who are filling gaps by answering phones, calling the isolated, delivering food, staffing distribution sites and countless other invaluable services.

If your organization needs volunteers, email Josephine at SVCN and request what you need.

Covid-19 MVP Program

LifeMoves is accepting applications for their Covid-19 Relief MVP program! This program includes up to a 90 day motel stay as well as access to light touch case management services.

There is a very short waitlist. Any service provider in SCC can submit a referral.

Here are some ways that a family can qualify for this program.

  1. A member of the household can provide documentation from a medical facility that indicated that they have underlying health conditions that deem them a high-risk population, that would increase their chances of complications if they contracted the virus. (Please note: This would be the only case in which we take singles in our program)
  2. The household can provide documentation of their lack of childcare due to Covid-19 related circumstances. In this case a letter from the children’s school indicating the halt of in person classes or a letter from their regular daycare center would suffice.
  3. The household can provide documentation indicating a job loss or reduction of hours because of Covid-19 related circumstances. A letter from recent/current employer would be accepted in this case. An award letter from EDD dated during the pandemic will also be accepted.
  4. The household can submit documentation showing that they were evicted from their permanent residence during the pandemic.
  5. DV victim/survivor fleeing from abuser due to abuse that escalated during shelter in place. (Proof can be a self-declared statement from client.)

Contact [email protected]

* If client has service animal or ESP, documentation and vaccine records must be included in referral. Only ONE animal permitted.

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County State of CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

Phone lines are open! The COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is rental assistance for tenants who have past due rent from April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021.

Who Can Apply?

  • Landlords who have income-eligible renters experiencing a financial hardship due to COVID-19 past due rent.
  • Renters who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19, have past due rent or utilities, and have a household income that is not more than 80% of the area median income.

How Can You Apply?

For assistance in applying, eligible tenants/landlords:
Catholic Charities at 408-273-7478 to set up an appointment or apply directly online at


Bystander Intervention

The one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now — from microaggressions to violence — using a tool we call the “spectrum of disrespect.” You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We’ll have time at the end for practice, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see Anti-Asian/American harassment online or in person.

Multiple sessions available in May. REGISTER

Rent Relief Workshops

Presented by Project Sentinel and Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Landlords and Tenants interested in an in-depth overview of the application process
How to Apply for CA COVID-19 Rent Relief – Virtual Workshop

April 27 7:00-8:30 p.m.
April 28 2:00-3:30 p.m.


May 3 11:00 a.m. COVID-19 Community Stakeholders Working Group

If you would like to participate on these calls (every other Tuesday) complete the Registration Survey and you’ll receive the Zoom invitation.

May 5 12:30-1:30 p.m. CADRE Inter-Agency Coordination Call

Updates on Vaccine availability and other current nonprofit activities.


May 6 1:00-2:30 p.m. CADRE Strategic Planning Meeting

To strengthen Santa Clara County’s resilience and best help the non-profit community be prepared to serve all residents, especially those most at-risk, CADRE has received generous funding from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to create a three-year strategic plan focused on increasing CADRE’s capability to respond to concurrent catastrophic events.

You are invited to join us for a Strategic Planning Meeting which will focus on a vision of where CADRE’s future efforts should be directed and how CADRE can best meet evolving needs in Santa Clara County. In addition to the meeting, we have developed a survey to capture your input and ideas on shaping CADRE. Please take a few minutes to complete this very short survey by 4/30/21.

REGISTER for meeting and fill out SURVEY