Immigrant Forum Starting in January 2020, the Office of Community Affairs, Immigrant Services team, is the leader and facilitator of the San Mateo County Immigrant Forum, established in 2014.
SMC Removal Defense Fund & Rapid Response NetworkIn September 2018, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved funding to support a rapid response network and local non-profit legal service organizations to assist in representing San Mateo County residents in removal defense. They have continued this funding through August 2022!
County Language Access Services Available With support from the Board of Supervisors, all County staff now have access to interpretation services for over 200 unique languages. Residents can visit any County department and be helped with the language of their choice.
Welcoming WeekThe Office of Community Affairs is pleased to recognize and celebrate Welcoming Week each year in September. Welcoming Week is an annual campaign and celebration to showcase the movement of communities striving to be more welcoming places for all, including migrants.
Immigrant Services Spotlight Series
We host a monthly Spotlight event featuring providers that serve our immigrant community. Tune in to the live event at 5pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month on the County of San Mateo's Facebook page. See below to watch events from previous months.
Immigrant Services Spotlight Series: 2022
Resources for Victims of Crime & How to Report a Hate Crime /
|October 2022||How, Where, & When
to Vote /
Cómo, dónde y
cuándo votar /
|September 2022||Welcoming Week Events||
Know Your Rights / Conozca sus derechos (9/13/22)
|August 10, 2022||Coastside Services||YouTube|
|July 20, 2022||How You Can Support Refugees & Immigrants: Uniting for Ukraine & Co-Sponsorship||YouTube|
|June 2022||Immigrant Heritage Month|
|May 11, 2022||Older Adults Month||YouTube|
|April 13, 2022||
|March 9, 2022||Employment||YouTube|
|Feb. 10, 2022||Teen Dating Violence Awareness||YouTube|
|Jan. 19, 2022||Food and Nutrition Part 2: Coast||YouTube|
Immigrant Services Spotlight Series: 2021
|Dec. 15, 2021||Food and Nutrition Part 1||YouTube|
|Nov 17, 2021||Digital Abuse||YouTube|
|Oct. 13, 2021||National Domestic Violence Month||YouTube|
|Sep. 15, 2021||Hispanic Heritage||YouTube|
|Aug. 11, 2021||Education||YouTube|
|July 14, 2021||Youth Empowerment||YouTube|
|June 23, 2021||Immigrant Services (Mandarin)||YouTube|
|June 16, 2021||Immigration Services (Tagalog)||YouTube|
|June 9, 2021||Immigration Services (Spanish)||YouTube|
|May 12, 2021||Asian American & Pacific Islander Month||YouTube|
|Apr. 14, 2021||Citizenship & Immigration||YouTube|
|Mar. 10, 2021||Employment||YouTube|
|Feb. 10, 2021||Black History Month||YouTube|
|Jan. 13, 2021||Housing||YouTube|