Community Resources

Free Golden Gate Park Shuttle Ride Now Available

 

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) welcomes Spring 2012 with the launch of free shuttle ride for the public to visit Golden Gate Park. This is part of SF Rec and Park’s efforts to advocate for the City’s public transit first policy and encourage the public to ride public transit to visit Golden Gate Park.

The shuttle ride will be free to all residents and visitors in San Francisco. The shuttles run between 9 am and 6 pm every 15 to 20 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays as well as all legal holidays.

The shuttles wills stop at all Golden Gate Park destinations such as McLaren Lodge, National AIDS Memorial Grove, Koret Children’s Playground, Conservatory of Flowers, de Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences, Rose Garden, Stow Lake, Marx Meadow, Spreckles Lake, Bison Paddock, Dutch Windmill, Murphy Windmill, Ocean Beach and more.

詳情: www.sfrecpark.org

The City of Belmont offers 14 Open Space Trails

 

The City of Belmont has 14 Open Space Trails. Walk yourself, your dog; bring your kids, and your friends to enjoy all the trails Belmont has to offer. To see the trails map, from the Upper Lake Road Trail to the Ralston School Trail, go to:www.belmont.gov under the subheading “Parks and Recreation,” then “Activity Guide!” See Page 6.

For more information, please call: 595-7441.

Please help Kyle- Register today to be a Marrow Donor

Kyle, 4, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia and searching for a marrow donor. He is a half Chinese and half Caucasian, making his search for a match challenging. Kyle is a beautiful soul who has much more to give to this world. Register as a marrow donor today for Kyle and other patients searching for their life-saving match. Please register today as a donor to increase Kyle’s chances of finding his match and for 10,000 other searching patients. 10 minutes, is all it takes!

To register:

-         Be between the ages of 18-60

-         Be in good general health

-         Fill out consent form

-         Do a cheek swab

For more information: www.aadp.org/homekit

Need help? Simply dial 211

 

2-1-1 is a free, non-emergency, confidential, 3-digit phone number and service that provides easy access to housing information, and critical health and human services. You can simply dial 211 to find out more on these following categories:

 

-Food Stamp, and food services

-Law services

-Clothing and Shelters

-Health Care

-Assistance on paying house rent and utilities

-Immigration assistance

-Job search

-Volunteer opportunity/ Charity


 

[KTSF Cares] Please support Gum Moon Women’s Residence

Baoping Zhang’s visit to California turned into a nightmare. Her husband took their 5-month-old daughter and kicked her out of the house.  With the help of non–profit organization Gum Moon Women’s Residence, she received food and lodging, and finally won the custody for her daughter. Please support Gum Moon to help more abused women. Please make your check payable to Gum Moon, and mail to  KTSF Cares, 100 Valley Drive, Brisbane, CA 94005.  Donations are tax deductible and KTSF will match up to $3000.

Eligibility for Free and Reduced Lunch

Applications for free and reduced price meals, including breakfast, lunch and after school snacks, are available to students enrolled in San Francisco public schools.

Eligibility is based on household income.  Children in homes that receive benefits such as food stamps may be automatically eligible for free meals regardless of household income.  All public school families are encouraged to submit an application.  Children pay nothing if they are eligible for free or reduced price meals.   Applications are available at all public schools and online at www.sfusd.edu.

For more information: call 415-749-3604

Oakland Raiders (Raiders) website officially supports Chinese language

加插在 Raiders.com 的新中文部分將為華人們提供更多有關 Raider ( 突襲者 ) 的消息,每星期的比賽的預告,比賽內容和結果等。同時也為了華人 Raiders ( 突襲者 ) 迷因為英文有限的關係,可以通過突襲者的中文部分瞭解更詳細的每一場比賽的內容與質料等。

詳情請閱覽網址: ttp://www.raiders.com/newsroom/chinese.jsp

Chinese Family Diabetes Education Project

The UCSF School of Nursing is recruiting participants for a research project about ways to cope with family and social issues related to diabetes. This project is conducted in collaboration with Donaldina Cameron House and North East Medical Services. If you have Type 2 diabetes, are a Chinese or Chinese American, are born outside of the US, aged 21 or above, and have a family member who is involved in your diabetes care, you may be eligible to participate. Payments in cash will be provided for participation. Only Cantonese-speaking groups are available at this time.

For More Information: 415-476-3889

Public Charge: Public Service Announcement

Are you an immigrant? Did you know that you might have the right to use public benefits without any problem from immigration or without affecting your application for legal residency? Yes, this is true, regardless of whether or not you have the proper immigration documents. If you are undocumented you can still qualify for some public benefits like Medi-cal and food assistance programs! If you are pregnant, have a serious medical emergency, or have breast or cervical cancer, you may qualify for free medical care through Medi-cal. Also, many counties will give your children health insurance even if they do not have immigration documents. Using these benefits will not prevent you from becoming a legal resident. If you or your children are already legal residents, you may qualify for more programs. Call the legal Aid Society of San Mateo County for more information. The number to call is 1-800-381-8898.

Extra Financial Help For Medicare Beneficiaries

Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources may be eligible for extra financial help. The extra help can increase their cost savings by paying for part of the monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription co-payments under the new prescription drug program. The extra help could be worth an average of $3,700 per year.

Apply online at www.socialsecurity.gov or call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) and ask for the Application for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (SSA-1020)

WIC Program for Women, Infants and Children

This program is a nutrition program that helps mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy. If moms including pregnant moms or kids are qualified for this program, they will get special checks to buy healthy foods, nutrition education, and other related services. Qualifications are listing as below:

  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or recently had a baby.
  • Infants and children under 5 years old.
  • The family Gross Income per month is under a specific amount. (Amounts vary upon the size of family; for the amounts information, please contact San Francisco Department of Public Health WIC program)

For more information: 415-575-5788

Three health-care programs provided for children in California

健康兒童保健計劃為低收入和中等收入家庭的兒童提供醫療保健, 不查銀行戶口,不會影響你的移民身份。華人健康組織免費提供填寫申請表格。

查詢請電:415-788-6246。

San Francisco Health Plan

The San Francisco Health Plan is providing an Early Pre-Natal Visit Program for all its members who are in their pregnancy period right now. It is a health program that both benefits the pregnancy mother and her newborn child for better health cares and needs. Each member applies for the visit will be receive with a $50 of either Macy’s, Target or Old Navy gift certificate. For non-SFHP members, please contact the following number for more detail.

For more information and how to apply, 1-800-288-5555.

Free Eye Examinations for Chinese Eye Study

The University of California San Francisco Department of Ophthalmology is seeking persons aged 40 and over of Chinese descent to participate in a study looking at eye diseases in the Chinese community. Participants must reside in the Chinatown neighborhood. Representatives carrying UCSF picture ID will be going door to door to contact you.

Chinatown Public Health Center provides free smoking cessation services to the Chinese community

地點:華阜公共衛生局, 三藩市美臣街149號,百老匯街隧道頂。

吸煙不僅影響吸煙者的個人健康,二手煙更影響家人及子女的健康。現華人社區提供免費戒煙服務:包括個人戒煙輔導及跟進、訂立適合的個人戒煙計劃、以及為有需要的戒煙人士提供尼古丁膏布或香口膠,以輔助戒煙。

詳情請聯絡:(415)364-7906 或 (415) 364-7908。

Prevention of Children Abuse

if you or someone you know is being affected by abuse or neglect, please call The TALK Line Family Support Center at 415-441-KIDS 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or visit www.sfcapc.org.