Websites

A Resource Directory of Human Services for Asian Americans

“Human Services for Asian Americans is a directory of organizations that provide health and human services to the Asian American community in the tri-state area. The directory is designed to help service providers seeking to make appropriate referrals, family members seeking assistance for loved ones, and others who need to make a connection with organizations in the Asian American community.”

http://www.aafny.org/directory.asp

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

“APIAHF influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders”

https://www.apiahf.org/

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)

“ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural services.”

https://acrs.org/

Asian Mental Health Collective

“It is the mission of the Asian Mental Health Collective to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian Community.”

https://www.asianmhc.org/

Asian Pacific American Officers Committee

“The Asian Pacific American Officers Committee was originally established in 1990 and charted in 1993. APAOC is administered under the Office of Surgeon General (OSG) and is one of four advisory groups of the Minority Officers Liaison Council (MOLC).”

https://dcp.psc.gov/OSG/apaoc/default.aspx

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence

“The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. It analyzes critical issues affecting Asian and Pacific Islander survivors; provides training, technical assistance, and policy analysis; and maintains a clearinghouse of information on gender violence, current research, and culturally-specific models of intervention and community engagement.”

https://www.api-gbv.org

Asian Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV & AIDS

“The Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Inc. (APICHA) offers HIV-related services through prevention education; community organizing; client services; and planning, evaluation, and research. Prevention education activities target women, gay/bisexual/ transgendered people, and young people through workshops, peer training, street outreach, and support groups in different ethnic languages.”

https://www.apicha.org/en/home

Filipino American Human Services

“FAHSI is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the social conditions and enhancing the self-reliance of the Filipino and Filipino American communities of New York City.”

http://www.fahsi.org/

Islamic Circle of North America

“ICNA has worked to establish connections between Islam and the public, collaborating with numerous Muslim organizations to reach this end. ICNA also works closely with many national interfaith organizations for the betterment of society.”

Jersey City, NJ

(951) 737-4473

https://www.icna.org/

Khalil Center

“Khalil Center is a psychological and spiritual community wellness center advancing the professional practice of psychology rooted in Islamic theology.”

New York, NY 10036

https://khalilcenter.com/

Kiran

“Kiran, which means ‘ray of light’ in Hindi, is a non-profit organization that serves and empowers South Asian victims of domestic violence…”

https://www.kiraninc.org/

Manavi

“Founded in 1985, Manavi was the first organization in the United States to specifically address the unmet needs of South Asian women affected by violence. Manavi’s objective is to reach out to these women and be an essential resource for them during their time of crisis.”

24 hour hotline: (732) 435-1414

http://www.manavi.org/home.html

Mann Mukti

“Our mission is to encourage healthy, open dialogue of South Asian mental health issues in an effort to remove stigma, improve awareness, and promote self-care.”

Podcast – Stories of Stigma: South Asian Mental Health

https://www.mannmukti.org/

Native Hawaiian Mental Health Research Development Program (NHMHRDP)

“To create a cadre of mental health researchers, whose scientific investigations result in effective, culturally appropriate prevention, intervention and clinical treatment strategies, which improve the mental health status of Native Hawaiians to the highest level possible.”

http://blog.hawaii.edu/dop/research/ncihbh/nhmhrdp/

New York Coalition for Asian American Mental Health

“The New York Coalition for Asian Mental Health (NYCAAMH) strives to improve the quality of mental health care services in Asian American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area. Our mission is to address the unmet mental health care needs and service disparities of the Asian American population through advocacy, community service, professional development and collaboration with government and local service providers.”

http://www.asianmentalhealth.org/

Office of Minority Health

“The Office of Minority Health is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities.”

https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=3&lvlid=65

Pan-American Concerned Citizens Action League

“PACCAL is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in October of 1992 to address the health and human service needs of Filipinos and other Asians in Jersey City. Currently it is funded by the Hudson County Office of Aging and through privately and publicly raised funds.”

380 Monmouth St.

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 798-1700

https://www.paccal.org/

Sakhi

“Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to represent the South Asian diaspora in a survivor-led movement for gender-justice and to honor the collective and inherent power of all survivors of violence. Sakhi is committed to serving survivors through a combination of efforts including—but not limited to—direct services, advocacy and organizing, technical assistance, and community outreach.”

Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm Helpline 1-212-686-6741

https://www.sakhi.org/

South Asian Council for Social Services

“SACSS was founded in 2000 with a mission to empower and integrate underserved South Asians and other immigrants into the economic and civic life of New York. We assist individuals and families in the areas of healthcare access, senior services, civic engagement, and other benefits.”

https://www.sacssny.org/

South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association

“Formerly known as the South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association of New York City, SALGA NYC is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization, serving the South Asian queer and trans community for over 25 years.”

http://www.salganyc.org/

South Asian Mental Health Alliance

“SAMHAA’s mission is to create awareness, foster acceptance, provide links to support & resources, & empower all affected by mental illness. Our vision is a society where health/wellness of the mind, body & spirit are recognized equally, without stigma or stereotypes.”

http://samhaa.org/

South Asian Mental Health Initiative and Network

“South Asian Mental Health Initiative and Network, SAMHIN, is a non-profit that addresses the mental health needs of the South Asian community in the U.S. Our goal is to decrease the stigma and shame associated with mental illness and offer resources for people who seek help.”

https://samhin.org/

The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan

“The objectives of KCS are to develop and deliver a broad range of community service programs to meet the various needs of the community. In order to achieve these objectives, KCS provides various professional community service programs in the areas of Community, Aging, Workforce Development and Public Health.”

https://www.kcsny.org/

 

Hotlines

The Crisisline

1800-273-TALK

Asian Languages: 1-877-990-8585

 

Podcasts

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

“Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast is a weekly show that explores the cultural, artistic, historical, and spiritual aspects of the Asian American community. Each podcast, host Ken Fong shares stories and thoughts from his own life, and then interviews guests across all sectors of society who are transforming what it means to be Asian American.”

http://asianamericapodcast.com/?page_id=20)

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness

“Each month, you will hear community members, activists, service providers, medical professionals, and researchers grapple with deep questions to advance health, wellness, and equality. These will be inspiring conversations that are needed to transform lives and create lasting, community-driven change.”

https://www.naccho.org/blog/articles/asian-pacific-islander-wellness-podcast-series-community-exchange

The Bhangra Pod

“Learn about authentic folk dance, technique, and culture, while hearing reviews of dance competitions from around the world. Punjabi heritage is rooted in Bhangra, and much of the music industries origin comes from competition songs going viral in the late ’90s to early 2000s.”

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bhangra-podcast/id1260847945

Brown Girl Works

“The Brown Girl Works podcast talks all things “leveling up,” as women navigate their lives as #Slashies in the form of parents, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and more!”

http://www.browngirlworks.com/

Confessions of Successful Asian Women

“I launched Confessions of Successful Asian Women on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2016, as a platform for women to connect, share, and inspire each other. I profile trail blazers in the Asian community who are shattering ceilings, solving problems and doing amazing things in their professional careers.”

https://www.confessionsofsuccessfulasianwomen.com/

The Dave Chang Show

“Taking his passion for food and the creative process, he has conversations about those in the industry who have succeeded in the business but also goes beyond to cover other topics that include music, art and sports, to name a few.”

https://www.theringer.com/the-dave-chang-show

Desi Outsiders

“A podcast by two young Indian women who want to be the voice of reason that fails to be heard in certain Indian households. The podcast is designed to bring meaningful conversations on relationships, dating, education, and feminism into Indian homes.”

https://audioboom.com/channel/desi-outsiders

The Immigrant Hustle

“Immigrant stories. The hustle reinvented. The Immigrant Hustle is a podcast hosted by emcees B Magic & Noyz. We bring together creatives from the worlds of music, film, fashion, education, food, and sports to talk about their stories of migration and artistic discovery.”

https://soundcloud.com/immigranthustlepod

Model Majority

“These grassroots organizers and former staffers of political campaigns talk about politics, activism and civic engagement.”

http://modelmajoritypodcast.com/blog/whats-this-podcast/

Naan Stop Chit Chai

“Brought to you by the dynamic duo, Navi and Novaira, these ladies sit down with South Asian creatives, entrepreneurs and everyone in between to spill the T of their journeys.”

https://www.naanstop-chitchai.com/

Vietnamese Boat People

“Between 1975 to 1992, almost two million Vietnamese risked their lives to flee oppression and hardship after the Vietnam War, in one of the largest mass exoduses in modern history. Escaping by boat, many found freedom in foreign land, many were captured and brutally punished, and many did not survive the journey. This population of people are known as the ‘Vietnamese Boat People’ and these are their stories.”

https://www.vietnameseboatpeople.org/

 

Publications

Advancing Best Practices in Behavioral Health for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Boys and Men

“This report highlights existing programs that address behavioral health disparities among Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander boys and young men. It also outlines effective tools and best practices in working with this population.”

https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Advancing-Best-Practices-Behavioral-Health-Asian-American-Native-Hawaiian-Pacific-Islander/SMA17-5032

A Snapshot of Behavioral Health Issues for Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Boys and Men: Jumpstarting an Overdue Conversation

“This brief highlights issues specific to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander males. It provides clinicians with data on the prevalence of depression, suicide, and substance use disorders within these populations.”

https://store.samhsa.gov/product/A-Snapshot-of-Behavioral-Health-Issues-for-Asian-American-Native-Hawaiian-Pacific-Islander-Boys-and-Men-Jumpstarting-an-Overdue-Conversation/SMA16-4959

Chartbook on Healthcare for Asians and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders

“This chartbook on Asians and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR).”

https://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/chartbooks/asian-nhpi/index.html

Strategies for Behavioral Health Organizations to Promote New Health Insurance Opportunities in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities

“This fact sheet offers 10 outreach and enrollment strategies organizations can use to introduce Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities to the health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.”

https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Strategies-for-Behavioral-Health-Organizations-to-Promote-New-Health-Insurance-Opportunities-in-Asian-American-Native-Hawaiian-and-Pacific-Islander-Communities/SMA14-4818