Our Programs 

Note: This page updates regularly. 
Donations Program  

The 5ive Pillars Organization relies on the generosity of donors across our region.

Donations are coordinated, tracked, and assessed to meet the needs of newcomer families who are housed in temporary hotels, apartments, or on US military bases pending resettlement. Among donations received are: 

  • Clothes for men, women, and children 

  • Footwear for men, women, and children 

  • Kitchenware

  • Household items 

  • Bedding 

  • Children's items (school supplies, toys, books)

  • Newborn items (strollers, car seats, formula)

  • Electronics (laptops, earphones) 

Volunteer Program
 

The 5ive Pillars Organization's most vital operations are run by volunteers across Northern California who are culturally sensitive and knowledgeable of multiple languages, including Farsi/Dari and Pashto. 

 

Our volunteers support the following areas: 

  • Receiving and tracking donations 

  • Delivering donations directly to refugee and newcomer families  

  • Scheduling healthcare appointments 

  • Assisting families with government agencies, such as USCIS, Social Security, and Health and Human Services agencies 

  • Coordinating transportation for newcomers' appointments

  • Providing translation and interpretation support

  • Orienting newcomers on public transportation

  • Assisting newcomers in finding housing 

We provide answers to common immigration questions. If we can't answer it, visit our comprehensive

list of referrals. 

Resettlement Program

The 5ive Pillars Organization works with refugee resettlement agencies, community based organizations, and government agencies to provide resettlement support to newcomers and their families across Northern California. 

Our resettlement support areas include: 

  • Providing immediate essentials to refugee, migrant, and other newcomer families. 

  • Assisting families with school enrollment, ESL, and other education needs.

  • Coordinating household donations for newcomer family units.

  • Connecting newcomers to critical health, housing, and other support services.

  • Collaborating on community events, including resource fairs, cultural celebrations, and other social gatherings. 

English Conversation Circles 
 

The 5ive Pillars Organization and the

City of Hayward Public Library invite women to a guided beginner English conversation practice each Monday in person starting May 23, 2022 at the Downtown Hayward library from 4-5pm. 

Newcomer Spotlight 
Series 

The Newcomer Spotlight Series is a monthly video series that highlights real stories of recently resettled Afghan newcomers in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Spotlights focus on individual's stories and their resettlement journeys to our area. To visit the Newcomer Spotlight Series page, click below.