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Street Level Health improves the health and well being of uninsured, underinsured and underserved immigrant communities in the Bay Area. Known to many as "the safety-net of the safety-net", our center is a critical entry point to the health care and social service system for a disproportionately impacted population excluded from the Affordable Care Act. As one of the few agencies specializing in the needs of Day Laborers, our Health Access and Empowerment program responds to a demographic of Limited English Proficient adults faced with a multitude of barriers that often include literacy skills; immigration status; and homelessness.
We prioritize a geographic area of Alameda County (zip codes 94601 and 94606) where census data reports 48% of households live below federal poverty levels, and the Migration Policy Institute approximates is home to 134,000 foreign born Latinos. Many of whom comprise a rapidly growing community of immigrants experiencing risk factors that pose psychological and physical threats associated to extreme poverty; emotional trauma; and the informal labor markets that they are forced to access due to immigration status.