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The County of Santa Clara has partnered with six community colleges to break down barriers and offer second chances through continuing educational opportunities for those in custody.
Agrihood, located in the city of Santa Clara, provides low-income seniors with nutritious produce through an on-site farm and will offer programs such as farmers markets and gardening lessons on its 1.5 acres of open space.
In effort to assist youth in need, the County of Santa Clara's Department of Family and Children's Services implemented a state program, the Resource Family Approval Program (RFA) to provide a much-needed home for those individuals. The RFA program also allows for emergency placements with relatives and unrelated extended family members. Once approved, resource families may be considered for foster care, guardianship, and adoption placement, depending on the family’s goals.
The County of Santa Clara’s MedAssist program has expanded its age and income qualifications, making the first-of-its-kind initiative available to even more people living in Santa Clara County. A family of four making up to $284,700 may how qualify for asthma inhalers, diabetes meds or EpiPen benefits.
Government Working For You
Pocketbook Protectors – Meet the Little-Known Inspectors Who Look Out for Santa Clara County Shoppers
You're probably never heard of them, but the County has a team of Weights and Measures inspectors who patrol the businesses in our community, protecting consumers.
The County of Santa Clara Vector Control District has begun using unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, to control mosquito larvae along San Francisco Bay as part of its mission to prevent West Nile virus and other vector-borne diseases.
While most of us huddled indoors during the nonstop storms that pummeled the Bay Area from Dec. 26 to Jan. 16, the people who maintain 660 miles of unincorporated Santa Clara County roads and expressways worked around the clock, in harsh conditions, to keep the public safe, from clearing roads of downed trees and mudslides to unblocking debris-choked culverts.
Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
The American Immigration Council report examines and analyzes the crucial role immigrants play in the region’s labor force, business sector, and consumer spending power.
From October 2021 to September 2022, Santa Clara County welcomed more than 180 individuals and families from Afghanistan as part of the Operation Allies Welcome program. In 2023, the program is projected to serve an additional 200-250 refugees.
When Natali Zepeda came to the United States from Mexico with her family as a child, she soon learned the value – the sheer necessity – of hard work, juggling the “hustle and bustle” through a mélange of jobs starting at age 11.