January 24, 2023

OCAABA offers its deepest condolences to the communities of Monterey Park, Half Moon Bay, and all the families hurt by the senseless gun violence over just the past few days.

We join with Asian Americans Advancing Justice and its coalition of community partners in marshalling support to help those affected by these tragic events.

To donate to AAAJ’s fundraiser for the Monterey Park Shooting, please visit:

For additional resources offered by the API community and ways that you can help, please see below:


·  A resource center has been set up at the Langley Senior Citizen Center at 400 W. Emerson Ave.

·  Asian Mental Health Project will be hosting virtual community healing circles this week. Sign up here:

o    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday @ 4:30 PM PST/7:30 PM EST

o    Wednesday @ 6PM PST/9PM EST

·  AAPI Equity Alliance has issued a list of resources locally, state and nationally that communities and residents can refer to in response. Please click here.

o    Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS)

§  Counseling services in Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, and Spanish.

§  Phone: (310) 337-1550.

o    Center for the Pacific Asian Family

§  A 24-Hour multilingual helpline is available at 1-800-339-3940.

o    Chinatown Service Center

§  The center, which provides services and advocacy for immigrants and other communities, is offering trauma counseling to community members.

§  Phone: (213) 808-1700.

o    Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California 

§  Call for Safe Confidential Help in Asian Languages

§  ENGLISH:  888.349.9695

§  普通/广东话: 800.520.2356

§  한국어: 800.867.3640

§  TAGALOG: 855.300.2552

§  हिन्दी: 855.971.2552

§  ภาษาไทย: 800.914.9583

§  TIẾNG VIỆT: 714.477.2958


·  JAN 24, 5:30 PM - Candlelight Vigil  I  Monterey Park City Hall

o    More information: Click here

o    Hosted by the City of Monterey Park. People are encouraged to bring flowers or candles to Monterey Park's City Hall, at 320 W. Newmark Ave

·  JAN 25, 6:00 PM - Candlelight Vigil I  Star Dance Studio

o    More information: Click here

o    Hosted by Compassion in SGV at Star Dance Studio, 122 W Garvey Ave #B, Monterey Park, CA 91754. If you have any questions or would like to help, please email us at


·  If you want like to give monetarily to the many individuals affected by the event, please visit Monterey Park Lunar New Year Victims Fund 

o    Organized by Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California

o    In partnership with APCF, Stop AAPI Hate, The Asian American Foundation, Stand with Asian Americans, Gold House, Chinatown Service Center, and AAPI Equity Alliance

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