Community Resources

In 2019, the Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) Campaign is dedicated to providing more community-facing materials on public charge to help better equip immigrants with what they need to know to make the best decision for themselves and for their families.

DOWNLOAD OUR NEW COMMUNITY EDUCATION TEMPLATES. Below you’ll find our new community education templates. These are designed for you to quickly download and adapt for your community with your organization’s logo. We encourage you to to share this with your communities – if you would like your own template to adapt for your community, please email co-chairs@protectingimmigrantfamilies.org,


For People Working with Immigrant Families:

Let’s Talk About Public Charge
(Talking points for discussing public charge concerns with immigrant communities – PIF Campaign)

Keep Getting the Help You Need
(See how “public charge” will impact you based on your immigration status, and what you should do – PIF Campaign)

You Have Rights – Protect Your Health NEW and Community-Tested*
(An overview for mixed-status families when it come to going to the doctor or enrolling in health insurance – PIF Campaign)

Frequently Asked Questions on Public Charge for Immigrant Families
(MomsRising and PIF Campaign)

State Public Benefits Charts and Interactive Map of Benefits Eligibility
(Resource for immigrant advocates, health service providers, and legal service providers – Developed by the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project)

A Guide to Creating “Safe Space” Policies for Early Childhood Programs
(Resource for early childhood programs and advocacy organizations – Developed by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP))

Fee Waiver Community Alert
(Learn about changes to the fee waiver process for immigration applications and how to apply for a waiver – Developed by Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC))

Immigrant Self Sufficiency Fact Sheet: How Benefits Can Help
(Learn how benefits like SNAP, Medicaid and housing assistance can improve family stability and help you thrive – Developed by the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute)

Counseling Clients on Public Charge and Public Benefits
(Resource for immigration attorneys – Developed by New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC))

Screening Tool and Attorney Referral Information
(Resource for community-based social services and advocacy organizations – Developed by Legal Aid Society, Empire Justice Center and Make The Road – New York)

FAQs for WIC Participants and Clinic Staff
(Resource for WIC providers – Developed by National WIC Association)

Resources in Languages Other than English

Hablemos Sobra La Carga Pública | Spanish (PIF Campaign) NEW*
Siga Obteniendo La Ayuda Que Necesita | Spanish (PIF Campaign) NEW*
Information about Public Benefits | Spanish, Arabic, Korean, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole (NYIC)
Public Charge Community Fact Sheet | Tagalog, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Arabic (Asian Services In Action, Inc.)
Fee Waiver Community Alert | Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean (ILRC)

Additional Public Charge Resource Pages
State Government and Agency Resources