We at the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association mourn the lives lost from the senseless gun violence in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay:
Mymy Nhan, 65
Ming Wei Ma, 72
Diana Tom, 70
Xiujuan Yu, 57
Lilian Li, 63
Valentino Alvero, 68
Muoi Ung, 67
Hong Jian, 62
Yu Kao, 72
Chia Ling Yau, 76
Wen Yu, 64
Zhishen Liu, 73
Qizhong Cheng, 66
Marciano Martinez Jimenez, 50
Yetao Bing, 43
Aixiang Zhang, 74
Jingzhi Lu, 64
Jose Romeo Perez
We offer our deepest condolences to the families and communities affected by these tragedies and wish a speedy recovery for those who have been injured.
As an organization dedicated to promoting Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) mental health, we pledge our time and skills to continue the work to offer mental health programs and advocate for national policy changes in support of AAPI mental health and safety. In alignment with this commitment, we spent the past few days checking in with local AAPI community and mental health organizations in California and will amplify all efforts as we collectively mourn, grieve, process, and engage in restoration and care.
Local Resource Guides
Vigils & Community Circles
Various Dates - 1/25 - 1/28 at 4:30PM PST, 1/25 at 6:00PM PST, & 1/29 at 3:00PM PST
The Asian Mental Health Project will be hosting virtual community healing spaces through Sunday.
Candlelight Vigil in Monterey Park (In-Person/Monterey Park,CA)
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 6:00PM PST
Location: Star Dance Studio - 122 W Garvey Ave #B Monterey Park, CA, 91754
Solidarity community vigil to remember, honor, and grieve the tragic mass shooting victims in Monterey Park
Oakland AAPI Unite Candlelight Vigil (In-Person/Oakland, CA)
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 6:00PM PST
Location: Wilma Chan Park, 810 Jackson St, Oakland, CA
Honor the victims of the Monterey Park, Half Moon Bay, and East Oakland Shooting, and remember the latest victims of gun violence.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 6:30 - 7:30PM PST
Facilitated by Daisha Alexander, this space is free and open to people of AAPI descent of all ages in the 209 Central Valley and nationwide. Hosted by Healing PUSO, Little Manila Rising, Empowering Marginalized Asian Communities (EMAC), and the 209 API Coalition.
Closed captioning will be available. Translations available. Please contact us and let us
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AAPI Somatic Healing Circle (Virtual)
Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 5:00PM PST
A somatic activated healing method and rest journey for collective Asian healing hosted by @kimsaira and @collective_rest
Vigil for Victims of Lunar New Year Monterey Park Massacre (In-Person/San Francisco, CA)
Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 5:30PM PST
Location: Portsmouth Square - 745 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA, 94108
There will be a vigil in San Francisco Chinatown for the victims of the Monterey Park Massacre hosted by a coalition of AAPI organizations.
Vigil for Victims of Monterey Park & Half Moon Bay (In-Person/Queens,NY)
Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 6:30PM EST
46th St - Bliss St Plaza in Sunnyside, Queens, NY
Hate is a Virus Community Grief Circle (Virtual)
Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 6:00PM PST
Hate is a Virus is holding a Community Grief Circle for AAPI folks. Hosted by Christine Juang, Director of Community Education and Outreach.
AAPI Community Healing Circle (In-Person/Los Angeles, CA)
Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 1:00 - 2:30PM PST
Nectar: Life-Affirming Experiences for Liberation - @lifeaffirmingnector is hosting an in-person Community Healing Circle for all who self-identify as having API heritage.
A Community Space for Healing (In-Person/Los Angeles, CA)
Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 11:00AM - 12:00PM PST
Chinatown Branch Library Community Room - 639 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Community gathering in remembrance of Monterey Park and Half May Bay shooting victims. Program facilitated by Giovanni Ortega, instructor and playwright for East West Players, renowned Asian American theater organization.
Healing Circle for AAPI Community (Virtual)
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 6:30PM PST
Facilitated by , this event is intended to provide a space to take a moment to honor the victims of the recent mass shooting in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay.
Half Moon Bay Memorial Site
Location: 504 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
A memorial site is being set up at Mac Dutra Plaza on Main Street in Half Moon Bay and all are welcome.
Greater Los Angeles Mental Health Services
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Bureau of Victim Services can help victims of the mass shooting apply for state benefits to pay for medical bills, loss wages, funeral costs, mental health treatment, etc. Call 1-800-380-3811 for assistance.
Asian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Centers
Mental health center in LA County meeting the needs of Asian Pacific immigrants and refugees. Services available in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, and Spanish. Behavioral health and outpatient clinical services provided at Alhambra location: 1635 West Main St., Suite 100, Alhambra, CA 91801.
(626) 248-1800, M-F 8:30am-5:00pm; https://www.apctc.org/
Chinatown Service Center
Nonprofit providing trauma counseling to community members in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Vietnamese. (213) 808-1720, 8am-5pm; https://www.cscla.org/
Cambodian Family Center
The Cambodian Family provides community mental health programs for refugee and immigrant families. (714) 571-1966, 9am - 5pm; https://cambodianfamily.org/
Garfield Health Center
Located in Monterey Park, GHC Mental Health department will provide instant consultation and support for all victims and their families who need mental health assistance. If you need or know anyone in need of someone to talk to about this tragedy or anxiety, please call us at (626)300-9980.
仁濟社區醫療中心是一家位於蒙特利公園市的非營利機構，多年來一直堅持在聖蓋博地區提供 優質醫療服務。仁濟心理輔導科將為所有需要心理協助的受害者及其家屬提供即時諮詢和支持。 如需幫助，請致電626-300-9980。
Pacific Asian Counseling Services
PACS provides culturally sensitive and language specific mental health and other services, with expertise in immigrant Asian Pacific Islander populations. Their mental health program, Renewal Spaces, offer listening sessions after traumatic events and are led by trained API co-facilitators. Renewal Spaces is offered in Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, Khmer, Vietnamese, and Tagalog. (310) 259-7604; https://pacsla.org/
California’s largest community-based nonprofit provider of behavioral and mental health services and supports.
Asian Pacific Family Center: Provides culturally sensitive and language specific mental health across the lifespan (children and youth, adult and older adult) within the San Gabriel Valley area. In Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Spanish. (626) 287-2988 (Rosemead location)
APFC-East/Multicultural Family Center: Multicultural Family Center providing linguistic and culturally responsive prevention and clinical services to children, youth, parents/caregivers, and families in the San Gabriel Valley. In English, Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. (626) 839-0300 (City of Industry location)
Nonprofit organization providing mental health services in Korean or English through KFAM's bilingual/bicultural therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists and case managers. https://www.kfamla.org/
Special Services for Groups
Non-profit organization serving Asian-American community through mental health services. https://www.ssg.org/
SSG SILVER works with older adults by providing mental health services and case management. (213) 553-1884; https://www.ssg.org/divisions/silver/
Alliance provides 24/7 integrated community-based behavioral health services to adults and older adults with severe and persistent mental illness, including those transitioning out of jails and state prisons. In Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Spanish. (213) 249-9388; https://www.ssg.org/divisions/alliance/
Search to Involve Pilipino Americans
SIPA is a nonprofit organization serving Historic Filipinotown and other neighborhoods throughout Greater LA County. Offers mental health services including 1:1/family counseling, support groups, community training, and wellness workshops for those impacted by trauma, hate incidence, and/or violence. Services offered in Filipino (Tagalog), Spanish, and English.
St. Mary Medical Center - Families in Good Health
FiGH builds capacity within the community to enable informed and knowledgeable choices, in order to prevent and/or delay the onset of disease and/or social dysfunction; to access needed health and social services; and to improve quality of life. Service included: mental health, education, home visitation, case management, and support groups. Service in English, Spanish, and Khmer. (562) 491-9100; https://www.dignityhealth.org/socal/locations/stmarymedical/about-us/community-benefit s/families-in-good-health
South Asian Network
SAN is a community based organization providing health care and mental and emotional health services in Hindi, Pashto, and English. (630) 696-1412; https://southasiannetwork.org/
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
LACDMH supports the wellbeing of county residents and communities through crisis services, mental health referrals, and emotional support.
(800) 854-7771; https://dmh.lacounty.gov/covid-19-information/
National Alliance on Mental Illness - Urban Los Angeles
NAMI Urban Los Angeles (NULA) provides education about severe brain disorders, supports increased funding for research, and advocates for adequate health insurance, housing rehabilitation, and jobs for people with serious psychiatric illnesses in communities of color.
(323) 294-7814; https://www.namiurbanla.org/resources
Herald Christian Health Center
Federally-qualified health center serving the Asian community. Cantonese and Mandarin speaking counselors are trained in trauma-informed care or trauma therapy. 923 S. San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel, CA. (626)286-8700; https://hchcla.org/
Nonprofit organization providing mental health services to the Vietnamese community in the Greater LA County. (714-489-5627); https://www.viet-care.org/
Yellow Chair Collective
Offers 6 trauma-informed therapy sessions at no cost to those who have been directly affected by the tragedy in Monterey Park. Available in English and Mandarin Chinese. Fill out the form at https://yellowchaircollective.com/contact/.
Asian-American therapist, Susan Ko, is offering free short-term trauma-informed virtual therapy (4 sessions max) to those based in CA affected by Monterey Park, Half Moon Bay, or Oakland shootings.
Bay Area Mental Health Services
San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) provides services for residents who are on Medi-Cal or are uninsured including children, youth, families, adults and older adults, for the prevention, early intervention, and treatment of mental illness and/or substance use conditions.
AACI Behavioral Health, located in San Jose, offers linguistically and culturally sensitive services that help clients overcome barriers to care. Our trauma-informed,client-centered,community-based approach includes individual, group, and family counseling from birth to older adults at our clinics, in the home, at school, or in the community. (408) 975-2730; https://aaci.org/behavioral-health/
Asian Health Services, located in Oakland, provides trauma-informed care if you have been a victim of or distressed by anti-Asian hate and community violence. Services are provided in English and multiple Asian languages. Weekdays 9:00AM - 5:00PM PST; (510) 735-3940; e-mail: email@example.com; https://asianhealthservices.org/
Asian American Recovery Services (AARS) provides an array of culturally competent services to the Asian and Pacific Islander and other ethnically diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Chinatown North Beach Mental Health Services offers an array of outpatient mental health services. Many clients served are immigrants or refugee survivors of war. Languages offered include: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Vietnamese. M-F 8:30AM - 5:00PM PST; (415) 352-2000; https://sf-goso.org/health-treatment/outpatient-treatment/chinatown-north-beach-mental-health-services-health-treatment/
With over 130+ sites across the Bay Area, RAMS provides and advocates for mental health and wellness services that are centered in clients, community and culture, with expertise in serving Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. RAMS provides services in 30+ languages.
(415) 800-0699; https://ramsinc.org/
Community-centered healing that integrates ancestral, Indigenous, and holistic healing practices with the strengths of Western medicine to underserved communities across the Bay Area. All services are offered for free and/or at community sliding scale. https://www.freedomcommunityclinic.org/
Southeast Asian Development Center provides Southeast Asian communities with culturally appropriate support for their physical and mental well-being.
National Alliance on Mental Illness - San Mateo County
NAMI San Mateo County offers support, education, compassion and practical experience to anyone needing to educate themselves about mental illnesses and their treatment for themselves or a loved one in San Mateo County.
(650) 638-0800; https://namisanmateo.org/
San Francisco Community Health Center provides health care to everyone, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay, with special focus on health care for LGBTQ communities and people of color.
SFDPH provides mental health and substance use services for San Franciscans.
24-Hour Access helpline: (415) 255-3737 or (888) 246-3333
Mobile Crisis Team: (415) 970-4000
National Mental Health Resources
NAAPIMHA is holding a community listening circle space next week for mental health providers and community organizers responding to this week’s shootings. Information forthcoming. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Asian Mental Health Collective
If you have been directly affected by the shootings and are in need of emotional support, please reach out to email@example.com so AMHC may connect you with a mental health provider. If you are an Asian mental health provider interested in offering your support to those impacted, please contact AMHC at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on how to help. https://www.asianmhc.org/
Asian Mental Health Collective Therapist Directory: https://www.asianmhc.org/therapists-us/
The AAKOMA Project is offering 5 free virtual therapy sessions with culturally competent providers nationwide for youth ages 12-30 years old who have never been to therapy before.
Nonprofit membership organization dedicated to mental health advocacy through research, efforts at public health and policy reform, and community empowerment. NAPAFASA is currently headquartered in the City of Alhambra in Los Angeles County, CA
and working closely with the local community at this time.
Nonprofit membership organization of Asian American psychologists advancing the mental health of Asian American communities via research, education and policy. https://aapaonline.org/
Asian American Psychological Association's Provider Directory: https://directory.aapaonline.org/
Amplify Restorative Justice offered writing prompts to process anti-Asian violence
Asians for Mental Health’s’ Jenny Wang shared a reflection and message of hope in response to this week’s shootings.
Open Path Collective
Nonprofit network of mental health professionals providing in-office and online mental health care. https://openpathcollective.org/
Home of the largest global community of South Asian therapists, including therapists of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Afghani and Nepali heritage.
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress and prevention and crisis resources. Dial 988 or chat online at https://988lifeline.org/chat/
Supporting Victims & Community of Monterey Park & Half Moon Bay
Ming Wei Ma: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ming-wei-ma-funeral-fund
Valentino Marcos Alvero: https://www.gofundme.com/f/valentino-marcos-alvero
Monterey Park Lunar New Year Victims Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/monterey-park-lunar-new-year-victims-fund
ALAS, a Half Moon Bay-based non-profit, is collecting funds that will directly support the farmworker community in Half Moon Bay. You can make a donation here.
The Farmworker Caravan and the San Jose Parks Foundation are working together to raise and disperse funds to support the 40 families affected by the Half Moon Bay shooting and hundreds of additional farmworkers in need after recent catastrophic floods. You can make a donation here.
Aids community nonprofits to provide in-language and culturally appropriate services for the survivors and families affected by this tragedy. You can make a donation here.
To view a shareable word document of these resources, go to: bit.ly/LNYmentalhealthguide
We acknowledge there has been an overwhelming lot to process and a wide range of emotions that are being experienced right now.
Our communities have gone through significant trauma over the last three years, and this tragedy only adds to our collective anxiety, fears, and wounds.
We encourage you to take extra care and attention to your whole health - mind, body, and spirit. If you or someone you know is in need of support, we encourage you to review the following resources and reach out to us at email@example.com for any assistance.
NOTE: This is a non-exhaustive list of resources compiled by the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association, with references to the local guides listed above and expanded to include additional regional and national resources.
If you would like to add a resource, please contact Krystle Canare at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAST UPDATED: January 25, 2023 at 10:00PM EST