Community workers fan out to persuade immigrant seniors to get covered by Medi-Cal
California has enrolled into Medi-Cal more than 300,000 older immigrant adults lacking legal residency since May, but the state doesn’t know how many more might be eligible. Community workers are now searching for them.
‘Everything piled up’: surviving COVID-19 and violence in East Oakland
Francisca Sánchez emigrated to California so that her daughter could fulfill the dream of going to university. But the pandemic and the escalating violence got in their way.
How one Oakland school is investing in mental health support
California is investing billions in student mental health. Here’s how one school is supporting the needs of Maya Mam students.
Oakland’s undocumented community struggles to keep up with rent and bills
As the pandemic drags on, many undocumented Latino immigrants—barred from receiving government benefits—are feeling the strain.
More Oaklanders left sick and in the dark as COVID surges and county says it can’t keep up
After Maria González got sick, she expected a follow-up call from county health workers. Why didn’t it come?
We were happy. But when the illness appeared, things got complicated.
One member of East Oakland’s immigrant Mam community shares his story about surviving during the pandemic.