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Founded in 1973, AACI serves individuals and families with cultural humility, sensitivity and respect, advocating for and serving the marginalized and ethnic communities in Santa Clara County.

Our Mission

To strengthen the resilience and hope of our diverse community members by improving their health and well-being.

Our Vision

Everyone in our diverse community is healthy, safe and well.

Our Values

Equity

Equity

Cultural Sensitivity

Cultural Sensitivity

Integrity

Integrity

Excellence

Excellence

AACI’s values direct how we serve the community everyday.  Find out more about our values.

Who We Serve

All are welcome at AACI.  AACI serves all members of our diverse community, focusing on those who are marginalized and vulnerable, and who face barriers to accessing health and wellness services.
AACI clients span all ages. Most have low or very low incomes, and many experience trauma, mental illness, chronic disease, isolation, or other obstacles to health and well-being. AACI’s culturally sensitive health and wellness services are accessible to all in need, without regard to their immigration status or their ability to pay.  A sliding scale for fees are available and based on income.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

AACI strives to foster a climate of purposeful inclusion, an environment where all can feel safe, valued, and cared for. We celebrate the diversity of our clients and employees, and we provide services in a way that acknowledges and honors differences in:

  • Sex
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Age
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • National origin
  • Range of abilities
  • Financial means

Our Strategic Plan

Our History

AACI was founded in 1973 to advocate for and serve the Southeast Asian refugees that were resettling in the Bay Area at that time. We started by providing culturally competent mental health services and over the past 50 years our services have expanded to meet the needs of the community. Today continues to serve immigrants and refugees of all backgrounds and our current programs include behavioral and primary health services, substance abuse prevention and treatment, center for survivors of torture, shelter and services for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, senior wellness, youth programs, and community advocacy.

Find out more about our history.