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BAKI Korean Info Line

BAKI is the Bay Area’s only Korean language toll-free navigation phone line. We provide information, referrals, and navigation in Korean on various government safety net services in the Bay Area including social services, housing, and health care, etc. Our goal is to help community members navigate services and advocate for themselves in accessing needed services.

With 85% of our Bay Area Korean community members and 75% of our California Korean community members being limited English proficient, services in the Korean language are critical.

COVID-19 Help

COVID-19 Help

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  • Essential Information Hub: Check here for Korean-language essential information on Health and Safety Tips and Essential Community Resources. This information is available through our partnership with the Bay Area K Coalition including KCI, KACF-SF, and our volunteer task force.
  • Senior Check-in Calls: In response to COVID-19, we have called over 550 isolated Korean seniors throughout the Bay Area. In the call, we will check in with seniors’ health, safety, wellness, and access to food and personal protective equipment.
  • Fund opportunity: If you are undocumented you may be eligible for the Oakland Undocumented Relief Fund from Centro Legal de la Raza.

Meals for seniors

Meals for seniors

Give a Meal of Love is a free warm meal delivery to isolated Korean seniors in the East Bay area. This campaign is made possible with partnerships from the Bay Area K Coalition, World Central Kitchen, KACF-SF, East Bay Korean American Senior Center, SF New Deal, KCI, over 65 volunteers, and eight Korean restaurants.

Our campaign has delivered 31,200 warm meals to over 603 homebound Korean monolingual seniors in the East Bay. We also supported meal delivery to over 150 Korean seniors in SF.

This program will continue thru March 2021.

Social services & health insurance

Social services & health insurance

Social Services & Health Insurance Program helps individuals fill out government social services and health forms, navigate the application process and access services.

Services provided in Korean, Cantonese, Khmer, Mandarin, Tagalog, and English.

  • Health Navigation: Enrollment and navigation support for health care programs for low-income families and individuals: Covered CA, Medi-Cal, Medicare
  • Social Services: Information and application support for various government benefit programs: Affordable Housing, CalFresh, SSI, CAPI, UI

Provided over the phone during COVID-19.

SENIOR SUPPORT

SENIOR SUPPORT

Senior Case Management Program provides home visits, daily functioning care plans, wellness checks, coordination of social services, and referrals to low-income Korean and other Asian elders age 60+.

We also assist individuals with senior housing applications and enrollment in government public benefit programs including cash assistance, Medi-cal and CalFresh.

Provided over the phone during COVID-19.

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Immigration Services & Citizenship/ESL Classes

Group Naturalization Workshop

Immigration Services & Citizenship/ESL Classes

Immigration Service is an appointment-only legal consultation including naturalization, re-entry permit, green card renewal, and adjustment of status. KCCEB is the only Department of Justice accredited Korean community-based organization in the Bay Area.

  1. This service is offered to all immigrants in English or Korean. You may bring an interpreter for other languages
  2. Fee waivers and fee reductions are available for low-income people

Group Citizenship Workshops: This partnership with the East Bay Naturalization Collaborative and Ready Bay Area (DACA) Collaborative offers individuals who cannot come into appointments and/or cannot afford attorney consultations.

Citizenship/ESL Class: This partnership with the Intercultural Institute of California (IIC) is available for Korean and other immigrants. Having a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) status is required for the class.

  • All clients receiving our N400 form filing service will be eligible to enroll.
  • If you are not receiving naturalization services from KCCEB, please fill out the form below and we will contact you to help you enroll.

COUNSELING & CRISIS SUPPORT

COUNSELING & CRISIS SUPPORT

Supportive Counseling Program offers free up to 12 months of service to Alameda County residents who are youths, adults, and seniors.

  • Service is confidential
  • No insurance required
  • We specialize in working with East Asian communities: Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, and Mongolian
  • Our counselors speak Korean, Cantonese, Khmer, Mandarin, Tagalog, and English. Other languages are available with Language Line interpretation

Shimtuh is a culturally and linguistically-specific confidential crisis support program for domestic violence survivors. including. We provide clients information, short-term counseling, and referrals to case management and mental health treatment services that address survivor safety, housing, and other social issues.

Offered online during COVID-19.