WellCat Counseling Center

Dream Students

Watch the Video: When Documents Don't Define You,(opens in new window)by Mitu (YouTube)

Despite experiencing mental and physical health issues, many undocumented immigrants avoid seeking help due to the lack of access to health care and/or fear of deportation. Based on the Undocumented and Uninsured report:

  • 71% of uninsured immigrant youth have an existing need to access a doctor or specialist about their own health; however, 53% stated that they have not seen a doctor for more than a year.
  • 50% of uninsured immigrant youth delayed getting the medical care they needed. Of those, 96% reported the main reason was cost or lack of insurance.
  • 74% of immigrant youth report they resort to band-aid care for services, such as emergency Medi-Cal, public hospitals, and community or county health clinics.

Resources at Chico State

Other Resources

  • Educators For Fair Consideration
  • Queer Undocumented Student Project(opens in new window)
  • Immigrants Rising(opens in new window)
  • United We Dream(opens in new window): United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Our powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. United We Dream has worked to stop the deportation of dozens of DREAMers and their families. If you're in removal proceedings or have a family member or friend facing deportation, they may be able to help.
  • TheDream.US(opens in new window) is the nation's largest college access and success program for DREAMers. We believe that all that DREAMers need is an opportunity. And all we need to do is provide them with financial support to attend one of our Partner Colleges, committed to their college completion.