CAPS Services

Community Ambassadors are volunteers who have been trained to provide information and referral services to seniors and their families. They have learned about local resources and services such as:

  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Health Needs
  • Benefits – Medicare, Medi-CAL, Cash Assistance Program for Seniors
  • Social Security
  • Financial Aid
  • Legal Aid
  • Immigration
  • Social Needs

Fees

There is no fee to speak with a volunteer ambassador; however, there may be a fee associated with the services of the referral agency.

Contacting a Volunteer Ambassador

Many people feel most comfortable connecting with someone who speaks their own language and/or understands their own culture. A Community Ambassador can be contacted by calling and/or e-mailing the individual or organization listed below.

If you are unable to reach any of these individuals, please call the City of Fremont’s Senior Helpline at 510.574.2041

Note: Community Ambassadors are trained information and referral specialists; they are not trained clinicians. If the clients have questions beyond what the ambassadors are able to provide, they will be referred to the City of Fremont’s Intake Specialist for a detailed assessment of needs.


Afghan Coalition
Languages Spoken: English
Site Coordinator:
Valerie Smith
510.745.1680

Centerville Presbyterian Church (CPC)
Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Site Coordinator:
Lisa Dutra
510.739.3575 ext. 48
capscpc@aol.com

CityServe
Languages Spoken: English
Site Coordinator:
Linda Foster
510.796.SERVE (7378)
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Mahendra Shah
Federation of Indo Seniors Association (FISA)
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, and several other India languages
Site Coordinator:
Mahendra Shah
408.410.2372

Fremont Senior Center Volunteers
Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, Hindi
Site Coordinator:
Judy Gallegos
510.790.6600

India Community Center (ICC)
Languages Spoken: Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Punjabi, Kannada, Konkani
Site Coordinator:
Pragna Dadbhawala
408.934.1130 ext. 263 tcec-caps@indiacc.org
Krishnaswamy Narasimhan
Indo-American Senior Association (INSAF)
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Telugu, and other Indian languages
Site Coordinator:
Krishnaswamy Narasimhan
510.861.8243

Muslim Support Network (MSN)
Languages Spoken: Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi
Site Coordinator:
Moina Shaiq
510.574.2082

Saint Anne’s Catholic Parish
Languages Spoken: Filipino
Site Coordinator:
Myrla Raymundo
510.489.0133

Sikhs Engaged in Volunteer Activities (SEVA)
Languages Spoken: Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Farsi
Site Coordinator:
Jagmeet Kaur
510.491.6699

Taiwanese Community Help Association (TCHA)
Languages Spoken: Taiwanese, Mandarin
Site Coordinator:
John Hsieh
510.784.7341

Veteran Groups
Languages Spoken: English
Site Coordinator:
Arthur McGrath
510.651.3402
Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Site Coordinator:
Claudia del Rio
510.471.5880, ext 3728