Address: 2400 Moorpark Ave., Suite 300, San Jose, CA 95128
Contact: Michele Lew
Position: President and CEO
Staff Page: http://www.aaci.org/our-staff.html
Focusing on the diverse Asian American community, Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)’s mission is to improve the health, mental health, and well-being of individuals and their families by providing an array of human services. AACI empowers the Asian American community by working collaboratively for equality and social justice.
Founded in 1973, AACI is the largest community-based organization focused on the Asian American community in Santa Clara County. Current programs include mental health and primary care health services, health education, HIV/AIDS testing and education, substance abuse treatment, programs for drinking drivers, a center for survivors of torture, programs and shelter for women and children who are domestic violence victims, a senior center, after-school youth programs, community advocacy, and English and citizenship classes.
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Number of organizations served:
Number of people helped: 8,000/year
Number of employees: 140
Number of members:
Number of volunteers: 100
Founding Year: 1973
AACI began when a group of citizens of Santa Clara County gathered to express discontent and share common concerns about their experiences as Asian Americans. These community leaders founded a pioneer organization committed to the powerful belief that diverse members of the euphemistically labeled "Quiet Minority" could unite, that their individual experiences and strengths could combine to create a single voice and that with this voice they could assert the rights and advocate for the betterment and well-being of all Asian Pacific Americans.
- Adolescent Substance Abuse Services
- Advocacy Services
- Center for Survivors of Torture
- Domestic Violence Program
- Health Education and Promotion
- SACPA (Prop 36)
- Senior Wellness Program
- Substance Abuse Managed Care Services
- Drinking Driver Program
- Primary Health Care Services
- Mental Health Counseling Services
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