How to Support the Monterey Park Community
January 26, 2023
The California Community Foundation (CCF) stands in solidarity with the community of Monterey Park and those impacted by the tragic violence over the Lunar New Year weekend. We are deeply saddened by the loss of life, especially as it comes during a time usually marked by celebration and joy in the Asian American community.
How to Help
Recognizing the need to facilitate healing of the community, the City of Monterey Park has partnered with the California Community Foundation to establish the Monterey Park Community Healing Fund, with a clear purpose: To support Monterey Park and its neighbors through aid to community members affected by this tragedy as well as support for programs, initiatives and organizations designed to help Monterey Park heal and rebuild. CCF fundholders who wish to support this Fund through their donor advised fund may make grants directly on DonorConnect to the California Community Foundation with a grant purpose for Monterey Park Community Healing Fund.
To support immediate resources for victims, including mental health and legal resources, please click here to view a detailed list of nonprofit organizations compiled by AAPI Equity Alliance. If you would like to support the Lunar New Year Victims Fund on GoFundMe, you may make a donation with personal funds here. (Please note direct grants to GoFundMe are ineligible via donor advised funds.)
Additionally, the following organizations are supporting mental health efforts as the Monterey Park community begins to process and heal:
Pacific Asian Counseling Services 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, offers listening sessions after traumatic events and are led by trained API co-facilitators.
South Asian Network (SAN) is a community-based organization advancing the health, emotional and mental well-being, and civil rights of South Asians in Southern California. SAN offers confidential safe spaces led by trained mental health therapists to support community members through their recovery from trauma, grief, and loss.
Herald Christian Health Center provides high quality and affordable holistic health care to the low-income and underserved in the San Gabriel Valley community and beyond. As a non-profit community clinic licensed by the Department of Health Care Services, the center provides counseling services.
ChapCare has delivered comprehensive, innovative, and quality healthcare for all residents of the San Gabriel Valley community for more than 20 years. Their integrated behavioral health program treats the mental and physical health needs of their patients.
Five Acres is committed to strengthening children and families and empowering them within their communities. They offer a full continuum of care for children and families in crisis, including therapy and community-based mental and behavioral health programs.
CCF fundholders who wish to support these efforts through their donor advised fund may make grants directly on DonorConnect. For any questions, please contact your Relationship Manager or email DonorRelations@calfund.org.
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