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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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What We Offer

We are your source for empowerment, education, and support for individuals, communities, behavioral health professionals, and organizations seeking culturally responsive behavioral health care, including mental health and substance use resources.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) is looking for your input! Contribute to the development of SAMHSA’s Language Access Plan. Take 5 minutes to share your input on the following question: What are the most important resources necessary to meet the language needs of your community?

Learning Opportunities

Take a deep dive into behavioral health and substance use prevention knowledge that serve Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Learn from cultural practitioners, behavioral health specialists and community leaders across the United States, U.S. Associated Pacific Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Please note: all times shown are in Hawaiʻi Standard Time zone.

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Want to Get Involved?

If you are an organization, a behavioral health provider serving the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander community, or an individual with learned experiences, we want to hear from you!

Meet with the AANHPI ‘Ohana Center of Excellence team

We offer 12 hours per week of open office hours. Reserve your time below.

WAYS to GET HELP NOW

988 Lifeline

The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
Simply call or text 988.

211 United Way

211 is a 24/7 free and confidential source for local resources and services. Call 211 to be connected with local resources for help meeting basic needs like housing, food, transportation, health care, and more.
Simply call 211.

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.

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Submit a listing by clicking the + button in the bottom right of the map.

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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.”

Our team brings a history of experience and compassion for helping underserved and diverse communities.