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KTSF-TV Ch.26 / Saturday, JULY 17, 10:30 - 11:30 pm / APA's HOME SWEET HOME fundraiser TV program will feature two food segments. Try something different for the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival...Shanghai savory mooncakes. Jian Cheng will share her westernized recipe using puff pastry to make meat moon cakes. For those with a sweet tooth, try chocolate wontons that can be deep fried, air fried, or baked. Chef Cory will demo his own version. The recipes will be on our Home Sweet Home webpage after the July 17 program broadcast.


Tune in to KTSF-TV Ch.26 for this program. KTSF is available over-the-air on digital channel 26.1 and on cable channel 8 on Comcast Cable throughout the market. DirecTV, Dish Network, and AT&T U-verse also carry KTSF. Watch also via the free app VUIT.


Our Behavioral Health program is back to providing services in-person! The psychotherapy interns can now meet with clients outdoors to walk and talk in parks or at our 1099 Sunnydale office, while observing CDC safety guidelines.


We find that therapists can often connect better with clients during in-person sessions. However, we have also noticed that telemeetings make collaboration and therapy easier with adult clients and parents of youth clients. APA will provide teletherapy, traditional in-person sessions and hybrid services, now and in the future.

During the Mental Health Awareness Month of May, APA helped five boys (aged 10-13) in Visitacion Valley overcome the impact of a year of isolation, and face the challenges of returning to in-person school. Our five-session “Level Up!” virtual group therapy involves skills-building activities, games, and conversations with peers to help group members build resilience for facing future changes at school, home, and beyond. After a year at home, mostly isolated from their peers, they are eager but anxious about returning to their classrooms.

Client Success. Erica, a Latinx mother of three, is referred to seek counseling by her APA’s parenting class instructor. She has been struggling after a difficult breakup with an abusive partner and feeling overwhelmed with sadness about the past and worry about the future. Constantly thinking about everything that had happened kept her up at nights and triggered frequent stomach aches and headaches.


With the guidance of our Behavioral Health program psychotherapy intern who provided a safe, non-judgmental space for her to share what had happened, Erica...

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School is out and we will be recruiting up to twelve students aged 6 to 12 for our July Summer Read and Learn program. Over the course of eight online sessions, students will learn phonics, reading, and writing. We are not ready to offer in-person instructions yet.


Our teacher personally shops for and donates grade-appropriate books for the children each year. Parents will be able to pick up the books and program supplies from our Chinatown office by appointment only.


Financial Literacy. Preferred Bank partnered with APA's Family Economic Success Program to present a "Mobile Banking" workshop on May 25. Over 70 of our clients and community members participated. Dora Lau, First VP of the bank, demonstrated how to download the mobile app to enroll in online banking and answered questions submitted by attendees beforehand, such as how to do mobile deposits and, send or transfer money.

Digital Literacy. We just completed a three-part workshop series on "How to Use the Google Drive and Collaboration Apps." to help clients with a basic knowledge of MS Word or Google Docs learn new skills.


APA Parenting Support Workshop Series is an open style forum for parents to engage with each other to discuss what matters most regarding healthy child development. The workshops are conducted in Chinese and held Monday afternoons from April 19 - June 28.

In Gratitude


Asian Pacific Fund and AAPI Data hosted the Give In May campaign to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and to raise funds and awareness. Across the country, some 147 AAPI nonprofit organizations and peer-to-peer fundraisers participated in this fundraising campaign. 


Participating in this campaign, we were able to raise over $5,000 to augment our COVID-19 Relief Emergency Fund. Meanwhile, APA's TV fundraiser, HOME SWEET HOME, is underway. This program will air on KTSF-TV Ch.26, Saturday, JULY 17, 10:30 - 11:30 pm. Please tune in.


Heartfelt thanks to our many donors and sponsors!


Stay well,

Rick Yuen, Executive Director

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Our mission is to promote healthy children and families by providing family support services to prevent child abuse and domestic violence. We also advocate for culturally competent services for Asians and Pacific Islanders through education, community building and leadership development.
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Chair  Rose Chung  Asian America Foundation

President  Cary Chen  Recology  
Vice President  Jacqueline Huie First Republic Bank

Secretary  Julie Hoxie  Human Resources Administration
Treasurer  Joyce Tso, CPA/ABV  ASAM, LLP

Mai-Sie Chan, M.D.  Private Practice
Van Diep  KTSF-TV, Channel 26

Fanny Lam  Lam Wing Ah Real Estate Investment Broker


Kory Lam  HSBC Bank (USA)

Jennifer Ng, M.D.  Kaiser Permanente San Francisco
Susan Sung, Ph.D., Professor Emerita  

San Francisco State University

Sonya Trac  Comerica Bank, Northern California

Dean Yao, Ph.D.  Mode Analytics


Rick Yuen, MSW

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