AANHPI ‘OHANA CENTER of EXCELLENCE
The AANHPI ‘Ohana Center of Excellence is your source for empowerment, education, and support for individuals seeking behavioral healthcare, including mental health and substance use resources. We center (w)holistic and cultural approaches to serving the needs of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.
We also provide training and technical assistance for those working in substance use, behavioral, and mental health to better serve the needs of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities through culturally responsive care.
The AANHPI ‘Ohana Center of Excellence serves a diverse group of populations of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders living in the U.S., U.S. Associated Pacific Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Disaster Distress Helpline - Call or Text 1-800 985-5990
Resources for people affected by Hawai‘i Wildfires
On Tuesday, August 8, 2023, a terrible combination of drought conditions and hurricane weather led to widespread wildfires across the Island of Maui and Hawai‘i Island. On Maui, families were forced to evacuate, many escaping with only the clothes on their backs. Downtown Lahaina was largely devastated, businesses and homes have burnt down. Many other communities on Maui and Hawai‘i Island have also been affected, people have been displaced, and there has been loss of life.
Our hearts go out to the people, communities, and businesses affected by the Hawai‘i wildfires.
We've compiled a "Hawai‘i Wildfire Recovery and Resilience Guide" with community resources and organizations that can assist individuals with concerns that are often exacerbated by natural disasters. These could include resources for disaster assistance, mental health support, unemployment assistance, domestic violence resources, financial assistance, health care services, and more.
These resources are culturally and regionally specific, and designed to lift up, promote, and support through connectivity.Visit the Guidebook
What We Offer
We are your source for empowerment, education, and support for individuals seeking behavioral healthcare, including mental health and substance use resources.
We are currently compiling national and regional steering committees. If you are an organization or individual interested in being a part, contact us!
We have compiled a directory of cultural and community-based organizations, and behavioral health resources that serve AANHPI communities.
We offer real-time and on-demand learning opportunities. These include multilingual materials and archived webinars with vocal interpretation in several languages in addition to English.
Training & Technical Assistance (TTA)
We offer tailored technical assistance with one of our team members to get one-on-one assistance.
Get to know the AANHPI ‘Ohana Center of Excellence. Watch the replay our debut virtual event.
Culture and Language Matters! Re-Centering Behavioral Health for AANHPI Communities
If you missed either day, you can watch the replay
In the Works
We are currently in the works of expanding resources for you! See below some projects that are soon to be released.
Need Technical & Training Assistance?
If you need help with education, training, and technical assistance in the fields of substance use, behavioral, and mental health to better serve the needs of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander individuals and communities through culturally responsive care, you have come to the right place.
Want to Get Involved?
If you are an organization, a behavioral health provider, or individual with learned experiences serving the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander community, we want to hear from you!
We are currently compiling Regional Steering Committees and engaging with any organization serving AANHPI communities.
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Find Resources Near You
The resource map below is a directory of cultural centers, community centers, nonprofit organizations, legal assistance, food and housing assistance, academic resources, and health care resources who serve Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.
Would you like your organization to be included in this resource map?
Submit a listing by clicking the + button in the bottom right.
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Who is the ‘Ohana?
We are a gathering of people who have a passion for helping lift up the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.
‘Ohana is most often translated as “family, relative, kin group, or to be related to”. But it can also mean “to gather for family prayers, lineage, race, tribe, or those who dwell together and compose a family.”
The organizations that we represent bring a history of experience and compassion for helping underserved communities.