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Community-Based Oganizations

People’s Community Organization
for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE)

People’s CORE is a private non-profit organization. People’s CORE continues the work of the East/West Community Partnership, a project of the Asian American Drug Abuse Program, Inc., to conduct grassroots organizing in different Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities in Los Angeles to help curb alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse. People’s CORE is committed to arouse, organize and mobilize the people on problems and issues affecting them. Currently, People’s CORE primarily operates in Central Los Angeles, particularly Echo Park/Silverlake and Lafayette Park areas, and in Long Beach, Carson and other areas in the South Bay.

   

Contacts:
Joe Navidad, People’s CORE
Christine Araquel, People’s CORE

 

Community-Based Oganizations

Hathaway-Sycamores Child & Family Services (HSCFS)

HSCFS is the result of the 2005 merger of two of California’s leading child-welfare organizations, which now form Los Angeles County’s largest mental health and welfare agency. With 189 years of combined experience and a comprehensive continuum of services, HSCFS offers the highest quality of care for children, adults and families with an increased range of programs and services across a broader geographic scope in order to enhance service, advance care and promote the healthy development of children and families.

 
 

Contacts:
Silvia Esqueda, Director, Family Resource Center
Teresa Garza, Nutrition, P.E.C. Coordinator

 

Community-Based Oganizations

Guam Communications Network (GCN)

Guam Communications Network is a community-based nonprofit organization. It is the sole Chamorro (name, language, and culture of the indigenous people of Guam) multi-service agency serving the Chamorro population in Los Angeles County (particularly Long Beach and surrounding areas). Outreach efforts also extend to the Pacific and throughout the US. GCN’s mission is to facilitate increased public awareness of the issues concerning the people, island and culture of Guam through education, coalition building and advocacy. GCN serves as a network to connect Chamorros in the community while providing a means to interact with their homeland of Guam. While GCN focuses its efforts in the Chamorro community, GCN collaborates with other Asian and Pacific Islander service organizations to foster solidarity and work towards common goals.

 
 

Contacts:
Lola Sablan-Santos, Guam Communications Network

 

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Esperanza Community Housing Corporation

Esperanza Community Housing Corporation works to achieve comprehensive and long-term community development in the Maple/Adams-Hoover/Adams neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles. Esperanza seeks to create opportunities for community residents’ growth, security, participation, recognition and ownership by developing and preserving affordable housing, creating opportunities for child care, ensuring quality education, promoting accessible health care, stimulating involvement in arts and culture, pursuing economic development and advocating for progressive public policy. Through partnerships with churches, schools, block clubs and other community institutions, Esperanza strengthens the social infrastructure of the neighborhood.

 
 

Contacts:
Nancy Halpern-Ibrahim, Executive Director

 

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Chinatown Service Center (CSC)

CSC is the largest community-based, Chinese American health and human services organization in Southern California, serving 11,000 to 15,000 customers each year. The mission of the Chinatown Service Center is to offer education, health and human services to Asian and other immigrant communities, to enhance their ability to contribute to the social, economic and cultural fabric of the United States.

 
 

Contacts:
Purple Hsu, Chinatown Service Center

 

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Asian Pacific Health Care Venture (APHCV)

APHCV is a community health center whose mission is to plan, provide, advocate and coordinate accessible, affordable, culturally competent and effective health care services that targets underserved Asians and Pacific Islanders (API) 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.

 
 

Contacts:
Mika Aoki, Director of Services

 

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Asian American Senior Citizens Service Center (AASCSC)

AASCSC is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the needs of the Asian American elderly, assisting their access to essential health care and social services, and promoting a dignified living in the community. Their primary service area is Orange County and includes the following programs: senior employment services, community/senior service, senior health and cancer control programs.

 
 

Contacts:
Donna Lin, Executive Director