Valerie Delgadillo

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    Impact Report

    "Farm workers are always essential."

    —Diana Tellefson Torres
    Chief Executive Officer

    Letter from Chief Executive Officer

    Dear Friends,

    We reach out to you with our inaugural Impact Report, having experienced and responded to a historic moment in time with record assistance and advocacy. What has been accomplished—and the momentum it has set forth—deserves being shared and recognized broadly. We also wish to thank all who have supported us—individual donors, our members, foundations, government agencies, stakeholders—for fueling the entirety of our work and these important outcomes.

    Since the onset of the pandemic in 2020 and beyond, the UW Foundation responded to the enormous need for health, financial, and economic assistance among farm worker and low-income worker communities.

    Diana Tellefson Torres
    Chief Executive Officer

  • Storm Assistance for Immigrants (SAI) Program Provided by UFW Foundation

    Updated 06/06/2023

    Program Overview

    As a result of the storms that impacted California’s communities from December 2022 through April 2023, the UFW Foundation was selected by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to provide direct assistance to immigrant families in the Kern, Tulare and Ventura Counties who were affected by the storms and who are unable to access federal assistance. Qualifying adults will receive a $1,500 and children (under 18-years-old) will receive $500, with a maximum of $4,500 per household. The funds are to help storm impacted individuals and households cover certain necessary costs including housing, food, and transportation costs. This program is separate and different than the Farm and Food Workers Relief (FFWR) Program, and those who already applied for FFWR can also apply for this assistance if they are eligible.

    Application Process

    • The application process will be in person only, starting in the month of June.
    • The program will be available through May 31, 2024, or until all funds are exhausted, whichever comes first. It is anticipated that funds will exhaust before the program closing date.
    • UFW Foundation will be accepting applications in the following counties ONLY: Kern, Tulare, Ventura.
    • There is no charge to apply for this program and services are completely free.
    • Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

    Applicants may contact the UFW Foundation SAI assistance team through email and the phone numbers for their respective counties. When calling or emailing, ensure to include your full name, telephone number and best time to contact you.

    Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST. Assistance in other languages will be available.

    Eligibility Information 

    • To be eligible for storm recovery services, an individual must be able to provide information that they: 
      • lived and/or worked in an impacted county, in this case, Kern, Tulare and/or Ventura County; 
      • are an adult (person over the age of 18);  
      • are not eligible for federal disaster assistance; and 
      • have experienced a hardship resulting from the storms that occurred in December 2022 through April 2023, which includes loss of housing, loss of work, loss of property, etc. 
    • For a full list of service providers, please visit CDSS: Storm Assistance for Immigrants (SAI) 
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