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Holiday Fundraiser for Asian Women’s Home

December 16, 2014

For the past three years, Bay Area Asian Pacific American Legislative Staffers, Asian Pacific Islander Justice Coalition, and South Bay First Thursdays, and AACI have joined efforts to draw community members in a holiday fundraiser. This event has helped raise funds for the women and children seeking services at AACI’s Asian Women’s Home.  About 70 ..Read More

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Community

Sally Wu Recognized at Silicon Valley National Philanthropy Day

December 15, 2014

On November 21, 2014, AACI Honorary Council Member Sally Wu was honored as a Distinguished Volunteer Fundraiser Honoree at Silicon Valley National Philanthropy Day. The event was hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Silicon Valley Chapter at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Sally was AACI’s Board Chairperson in 2013-2014 and served on the ..Read More

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Health

“A Lens of Hope” Shares the Experiences of Center for Survivors of Torture Clients

December 15, 2014

On December 3, 2014, AACI’s Center for Survivors of Torture (CST) hosted “A Lens of Hope,” a photo exhibit from a therapeutic photography project that included 12 clients. Anjali Nigam, a CST occupational therapist, developed this project in which clients were given digital cameras. Many of the participants had never used a camera before. Through ..Read More

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Recovery

The 3waves Project Educates About Substance Use and Abuse

December 15, 2014

One of AACI’s new projects for substance use and abuse services is The 3waves of Santa Clara County Information Dissemination and Referral Program. This project is funded through a three year grant from the County of Santa Clara Department of Alcohol and Drug Services (DADS) to provide preventive services and educate community members about alcohol, ..Read More

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Advocacy

LEAD Program featured on NBC

December 15, 2014

AACI’s Advocacy Manager, Rabiah Khalid, and 2014 LEAD alumnus, Ken Yanagisawa, were featured on NBC’s Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Khalid and Yanagisawa spoke on the success of the Leaders for Education, Advocacy and Democracy (LEAD) program and the importance of building the next generation of civically engaged youth who value ..Read More

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Shelter

Asian Women’s Home is Expanding and We Need Your Help!

December 15, 2014

  Asian Women’s Home is expanding to meet the growing needs of our clients. Many clients come into the shelter with nothing but the clothes on the back and are given food, clothing, shelter, and other basic living necessities. In addition, Asian Women’s Home began providing mental health services in the shelter as many of ..Read More

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Community

AACI Holiday Wish List 2014

December 3, 2014

Help us celebrate the holidays with the families served by AACI’s programs. We are accepting new, unwrapped gifts through Friday, December 19, 2014. Please contact (408) 975-2730 x or info@aaci.org for more information.  We also accept car and monetary donations that support our services throughout the year. Gifts for Adults $40 gift cards to Target ..Read More

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Shelter

Asian Women’s Home Hosts Clothesline Project and Origami Crane Folding Day

October 20, 2014

On October 18th, Asian Women’s Home, the domestic violence program at AACI, hosted a Clothesline Project and Origami Crane Folding Day in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Clothesline Project provides a way for survivors and supporters of the anti-violence movement to express their feelings about domestic violence. One participant mentioned wishing she ..Read More

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Community

AACI on NBC!

October 20, 2014

AACI was featured on the inaugural episode of NBC Bay Area’s new show: Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa!  Michele Lew, AACI President and CEO, and Sarita Kohli, AACI Executive Vice President of Mental Health and Community Programs sat down with Robert to talk about our services in the community.  View this clip with footage ..Read More

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Health

Center for Survivors of Torture Reception with Guest Tom Nazario

October 20, 2014

On August 23, AACI held a reception in Palo Alto featuring Tom Nazario, President and founder of The Forgotten Individual (TFI). Mr. Nazario presented and signed copies of TFI’s book, Living on a Dollar a Day, which depicts life in extreme poverty through personal stories and photos of people living in these conditions. The event’s ..Read More

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