Let’s start the conversation for healing, together.

More than 11,000 stories of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate have been reported to Stop AAPI Hate since 2020; yet there remains a gap in understanding how this racial trauma has impacted our communities’ mental health. 

According to Ascend’s 2024 report, 55% of Asian and Pacific Islander professionals report experiencing shame or negativity surrounding mental health. Our coalition shares a commitment to start the conversation for healing, and there’s a way you can help.

We’re looking for English proficient (18+) community members to be a part of group conversations on healing from experiences with race, discrimination and hate. AAPI Equity Alliance and six community partners are engaging Asian American communities with a first-of-its-kind intervention tool, Healing Our People through Engagement (HOPE), to address the isolating mental health impacts of racial trauma.

Community partners: Asian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Centers (APCTC)Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC)Koreatown Youth & Community Center (KYCC)Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS)Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) and Stop AAPI Hate

No prior knowledge or experience is required! If this sounds of interest to you, or someone you know, check out our partners’ fliers below and share widely. Please join us to help us heal our communities!