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County of San Mateo launches survey in 12 languages to help assess services, learn what’s needed

If you identify as an immigrant, the County’s Board of Supervisors wants to hear from you

San Mateo County has launched an anonymous and confidential survey in 12 languages aimed at immigrants living in the county to collect information it said could improve programs and policies to help them. 

The county is inviting immigrants who live, work or go to school in San Mateo to take the 36-question survey, which is available in 12 languages: Spanish, simplified Chinese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Tongan and English. 

Collecting this information will make sure all communities are represented and the responses will be inclusive, according to a county news release. No personal information will be needed. The survey will close in four to six weeks.

“It’s vital,” Don Horsley, president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, said in a statement, “that we hear from as many as possible to help ensure we are providing the services our immigrant residents and our immigrant workforce deserve and need.”

The full link to the survey is

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