Message from Gayle Chan, APAfss gala chair

Our Gala would have been held on July 19.

Miss you all!

We are overwhelmed with gratitude by many of you sending donations and well wishes at this difficult time. At 6 pm this Sunday, please think of us and laugh out loud :) Let’s unite in laughter to celebrate the good and positive aspects of the current situation -- your caring assistance and the community that APAfss continues to serve.

We will acknowledge our donors in August. An early thank you to those who have already responded. Best wishes for good health and happiness!

COVID-19 Crisis

Our daily routines have been impacted with a new and fluid sense of normalcy during this pandemic and Shelter in Place order. Most people, but not all, can adapt and create new routines.


API Family Stressline can help
This is a crucial service during the pandemic. It is a collaborative project funded by SF Human Services Agency through First 5.


Who's providing the services?
The Stressline is operated by bilingual, bicultural staff from six human services community organizations, including APA Family Support Services. During this pandemic, the call volume has increased by 50%.

Faces of the API Family Stressline team (at meeting): They are staff from Asian and Pacific Islander community organizations providing informational resources and referrals in Chinese, Tagalog, Lao, Vietnamese, Khmer/Cambodian, and Samoan.

How are we helping?
Stressline staff actively listens to callers, providing emotional support, communication/ parenting strategies, and resource connections such as CalFresh, Food Pantry, and other resources during the wait on EDD payment, or assistance with unemployment applications.


Who are being served?
Most of our Stressline callers were working in the service industry like retail, food services, and hospitality; but lost their jobs or had to stop working during the Shelter in Place order. Some are struggling with mental health and wellness due to increased stress, anxiety, fear, and isolation from family.

You can call API Family Stressline at
(415) 642-6850


Things you can do if you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed: Practice mindfulness, maintain mental and physical activities, and keep the connection with friends and family through phone or video calls.

Chinese (415) 642-6850; Filipino (415) 341-0353; Samoan (415) 642-6854; Cambodian (415) 674-6819; Vietnamese (415) 674-6820; Laotian (415) 674-6825

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Thanks for your continued support as we begin our 33rd year of service.

We continue to serve the low-income families in San Francisco, providing support and connection to resources that are especially essential for those hit hard by the pandemic.


APAfss stands with those in our communities who call for change and social justice.


We wish you all good health. Stay safe and thank you for caring.

Rick Yuen, Executive Director

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.
APA Family Support Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency. Your contribution to support APA is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.


Chair  Rose Chung  Asian America Foundation

President  Cary Chen  Recology  
Vice President  Jacqueline Huie First Republic Bank

Secretary  Julie Hoxie  University of California, Berkeley
Treasurer  Joyce Tso, CPA/ABV  ASAM, LLP

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

Fanny Lam  COMPASS Real Estate

Kory Lam  HSBC Bank (USA)

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

San Francisco State University

Dean Yao, Ph.D.  Mode Analytics


Rick Yuen, MSW

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