The BAILA (Benefits Access for Immigrants Los Angeles) Network is a collaboration between benefits enrollers/health navigators, community health workers and promotors, and legal services providers. Our goal is to connect immigrant families with the public benefits they need to stay healthy and strong, address public charge fears, and close the enrollment gaps in immigrant communities. Together, the BAILA partners form a “no-wrong-door” network where clients can get help:
- Understanding the public benefits for which they may be eligible
- Accessing legal services if they have questions related to public charge or sponsor deeming or need other forms of legal assistance related to benefits
- Enrolling in free/subsidized health insurance and CalFresh if they are eligible
- Connecting to other resources, like WIC, cash assistance, tax credits, and others
It is very easy to refer people to our free services by visiting our website and filling out a referral form: https://www.bailanetwork.org/get-help. There are also flyers linked in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Russian.