After a decade of successfully leading APA, Dr. Amor Santiago will begin the next chapter in his life's journey.
Dr. Santiago became the second Executive Director of APA Family Support Services in 2010 after Mai Mai Ho, LCSW, retired. During his tenure, the agency won renewed contracts for Family Resource Centers (FRC) in our 8 locations and more locations through our contracting partners. Among other accomplishments, one of the most significant, was the close of a long-standing capital campaign in which APA completed the purchase of our permanent home and corporate headquarters in Chinatown/North Beach in 2012.
A new contract for FRC services in Visitacion Valley extended our services to Latinos and African Americans. Through this contract, the Visitacion Valley Family Center was created on the City-owned community center campus at 50/66 Raymond Avenue. It now includes partners, Project Open Hand, Felton Institute, Asian Pacific American Community Center, and Cross Cultural Family Center to provide intergenerational multi-cultural services.