Resources

The following links to community organization websites are for your convenience.  PACS does not endorse any specific agency nor is it responsible for the quality or integrity of any of the services or programs offered by the listed agencies.

A3PCON Mental Health Committee

The committee plays a key role in presenting the needs of API clients in the mental health system.  With millions in funding coming into the County, it is crucial that access to services for the many API monolingual and limited English speaking clients with mental illness increases.

A Window Between Worlds

Dedicated to using art to help end domestic violence.  Located in Venice, CA.

Asian American Christian Counseling Services

Affordable counseling including prevention and educational services such as premarital counseling, marriage enrichment programs, parent education, etc.

Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Provides multilingual, culturally sensitive legal services, education and civil rights support to APIs.

Asian Pacific American Women’s Center

It develops affordable, transitional housing for women and children who are survivors of domestic violence.  It was one of the first transitional housing facilities in the U.S. to focus on the needs of API domestic violence survivors by providing culturally sensitive and language appropriate services.

Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF)

APCF is a community-based fund that promotes philanthropy to address the diverse needs of APIs in Southern California.  APCF raises and collects individual donations on behalf of its 28 member agencies through workplace giving campaigns and makes unrestricted grants to its members annually. 

Asian Pacific Family Center of Pacific Clinics 

Multidisciplinary, multilingual and multicultural behavioral healthcare services to Asian immigrant families in San Gabriel Valley.

Asian Pacific Health Care Venture

To plan, provide, advocate and coordinate accessible, affordable, culturally competent and effective health care services that targets underserved Asians and Pacific Islanders and offers services to all individuals; and to provide programs of community economic development for the benefit of low income API communities in Hollywood,  the greater downtown area, North Hollywood and any other areas with unmet needs in Los Angeles County. 

Asian Youth Center

Serves the needs of youth and families with a focus on Asian immigrants.  Located in San Gabriel area.

Chinatown Service Center

It is the largest community-based Chinese American health and human service organization in Southern California serving immigrants, refugees and others in need of assistance in their adjustment to American life. With a focus on Los Angeles County, CSC offers a range of services through six departments. These are (1) Social Service, (2) Counseling, (3) Family Health, (4) Community Economic Development, (5) Workforce Development, and (6) Youth Development. Services are available in a variety of Chinese dialects, including Cantonese, Mandarin, Toisan, Chiu Jou, and languages including Vietnamese, Spanish, and Khmer (Cambodian).

Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking

A multi-ethnic human rights organization whose mission is to assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations. The issue of trafficking is presented within the larger context of worker exploitation, transnational migration and violence against women and children. Programs include Social Services, Legal Services, and Training & Advocacy.  It opened the first shelter for trafficked women in the U.S.  CAST partners with law enforcement and government agencies to ensure criminal prosecution of traffickers and to provide training and outreach to key personnel in the field, affected communities and the general public.

Community Child Welfare Coalition

The Los Angeles County Community Child Welfare Coalition (CCWC) is a voluntary collaboration among nearly 50 community-based and faith-based organizations. The purpose of the CCWC is to improve the outcomes for children and families in Los Angeles County, particularly those that fall within, or that may fall within, the child welfare arena. 

Directing Change Program and Student Film Contest

Please view and download amazing films created by young and talented film makers. 

Each Mind Matters and SanaMente

Unite the hundreds of organizations working together to create health systems that serve minds and bodies, and the millions of Californians who refuse to stay silent while untreated mental illness takes an unnecessary toll on our families and communities. Together, we are creating a California where Each Mind Matters. The campaign has adopted the green ribbon as a symbol of Mental Health Awareness. A New State of Mind, documentary is available to stream off of the website, along with a  vignettes that present stories of hope and recover. Languages: English & Spanish.

Health Help

For problems or complaints about your health plan.

Koreatown Youth & Community Center (KYCC)

One of the nation’s largest social service organizations serving Korean Americans and the multi-ethnic Koreatown community by providing comprehensive services to recently immigrated, economically disadvantaged youth and families to promote community socio-economic empowerment.  Services are available in Korean, English and Spanish.

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP)

LEAP develops APA leaders nationwide with a philosophy that asserts that APAs can retain their unique culture, identity and values while developing the skills required for effective leadership within their organizations, communities and broader society.  It expands the civic participation, public understanding and leadership development of Asian Pacific Americans.

Little Tokyo Service Center

LTSC has many programs.  Its service department offers a comprehensive range of services to low-income people In Little Tokyo and surrounding areas of Los Angeles such as counseling, case management, help clients obtain benefits and assistance such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medi-Cal, and advocate on behalf of monolingual people unfamiliar with U.S. culture and government. Its education programs reach people of all ages and ethnicities including early child development programs for children ages 0-5; cultural education programs for those interested in Japanese American culture; tutoring and mentoring programs for youth; and technology classes. It also plans, promotes and supports community development activities that preserve the Japanese American and multi-ethnic culture and history of Little Tokyo and contribute to Little Tokyo’s physical, social, cultural and economic revitalization. 

Maternal Mental Health 

Find help for mental health concerns during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Ask for help and support from your health plan. Your health plan may cover mental health treatment, individual and family behavioral counseling, eating disorders, anger management, anxiety treatment and other confidential services. Talk to your doctor about seeing a mental health specialist.

National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse

It addresses the alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues of the API populations nationally. This nationwide network consists of about 200 AAPI and human service organizations, including  service providers, families, and youth to promote health, social justice and reduce substance abuse and related problems.

National Alliance on Mental Illness, California

Empowers people with lived experience of mental illness to share their first-hand perspective of recovery.

NICOS Chinese Health Coalition

NICOS Chinese Health Coalition is a public-private community partnership of more than 30 health and human service organizations and concerned individuals. For materials about gambling, click the following links:

Office of the Patient Advocate (OPA)

For information and education materials about getting the most out of your health plan, call 1-866-466-8900.

Pacific Asian Consortium on Employment

Address the employment and job training needs of the Asian Pacific Islander communities including services such as workforce development, housing services and development, business assistance, early childhood education and youth services.  Job training in the Hollywood/downtown/Chinatown areas.

 Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status

An evidence based surveillance tool and a screening test for professionals to help identify children at risk and those with undetected developmental and behavioral disabilities.

ReachOut

Provides teens and young adults with a non-threatening first step to explore how they can help themselves through a tough time. This online resource, provides the facts about mental health issues and skills an opportunity to connect to peers through Forums and ReachOut TXT offers support and information via text message from trained teen and young adult volunteers. Languages: English & Spanish.

Search to Involve Pilipino Americans

To assist the Pilipino American communities through youth development, health, economic and social services including housing.

Suicide Is Preventable

Learn facts about suicide; most importantly that suicide is preventable. Learn how you can support others who may be experiencing thoughts of suicide, and find local resources such as crisis hotlines and support groups that can provide care.

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline will connect you to a trained crisis counselor at your nearest local crisis center, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For Spanish language counselors, call 1-888-628-9454.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

Warning Signs of Suicide Guidebook

This guidebook was created to help students better understand suicide and depression, how to recognize warning signs in themselves or their peers and what they can do to intervene.