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This February we celebrate the Lunar New Year and Black History Month.

2022 is the Year of the Water Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac. Water tigers are curious with high independence and self-esteem, they tend to have very good interpersonal relationships.


Our Chinatown/North Beach, Vistacion Valley, and Excelsior family resource centers will hold virtual celebrations with children activities. We will have snacks and gifts for the kids available at these locations.

In 2022, the theme for Black History Month is "Black Health and Wellness." This includes physical, emotional, and mental health. The theme considers activities, rituals, and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well.


We strongly encourage our readers to participate and celebrate in local and National Black History Month activities and events. APA's Visitacion Valley Strong Families family resource center is making plans for Black History Month community activities.


National Children's Dental Health Month is also observed in February. Baby teeth do matter and this video has some “Healthy Tips for Tiny Teeth”


You can review the proper brushing technique here Keeping our teeth healthy is one of the best things we can do for our overall health.


We will be distributing oral health kits and providing oral health workshops throughout the month of February.


Here is a couple of jokes to get you smiling.

How did the dentist fix the broken tooth?

With toothpaste.

Why did the creampuff go to the dentist?

He needed a filling! 


APA’s Home Sweet Home Telethon 2022 will take place in July and be produced in partnership with KTSF Channel 26. The broadcast date is to be determined.


We will be in touch regarding sponsorships.


This hour-long program will include donor/sponsor interviews and acknowledgments, APA staff interviews, services/ program activities/facility tours segments, cooking and children performances segments, and Board members acknowledgments.


Shu White and Kimberly Culp have joined our Board of Directors in December 2021 and early January 2022 respectively. Ms. White is General Counsel at KeepTruckin and Ms. Culp is Counsel at Fenwick. Shu and Kimberly will be featured in our next newsletter.  

Elyse Lanzner Gong, LCSW joined APA in January as our Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor. Elyse supervises APA’s Behavioral Health Program’s graduate interns who serve as behavioral/mental health clinicians at school sites and our family resource centers.


This is a new virtual support group led by our Behavioral Health team of four clinical interns. Topics included identifying depression and anxiety in children, the impact of social media on mental health, LGBTQ issues in children, and developmental stressors in children.


Parents were able to share a little about themselves and what kinds of concerns led them to join our group. This is the first of several such parenting support groups planned for the year. If you’re interested in a psycho- education parenting group or counseling services, please contact Izabel @ 415-969-1959.


On December 20, 2021, our Chinatown/North Beach, Visitacion Valley, and Excelsior family resource centers held separate holiday "events" for clients. Families came to the centers at scheduled times to have holiday pictures taken and pick up gifts and holiday care goodie bags.

Staff also delivered gifts for clients who were unable to attend. We are grateful for the support from Comerica Bank, First Republic Bank, and other donors which allowed us to make the holidays merrier for 375 families and 572 kids. Thank you very much!

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Best Wishes for 2022


Kung Hei Fat ChoyWishing you and yours a safe, healthy, and prosperous new year.


We are deeply grateful for your year-end donations to support our causes and sustain our services to the low-moderate income families in San Francisco.


Here is a throwback picture of the 2018 lunar new year celebration at our Chinatown Family Support Center.


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

Kimberly Culp  Fenwick
Van Diep  KTSF-TV, Channel 26

Fanny Lam  Pacific Environment


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

Shu White  KeepTruckin

Dean Yao, Ph.D.  Software Product Marketing

(​Currently on sabbatical)


Rick Yuen, MSW

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