Partners & Resources
Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON)
A3PCON is a coalition of community-based organizations that advocates for the rights and needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) community in the greater Los Angeles area, with a particular focus on low income, immigrant, refugee and other disadvantaged sectors of the population.
Asians Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA)
AAJA’s mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.
1145 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Asian Americans with Disabilities Initiative (AADI)
AADI was founded in the spirit of intersectionality, creating space to explore the ways in which disability and Asian American identity interact. AADI provides the next generation of disabled Asian American leaders with accessible resources so that they can combat anti-Asian racism and ableism in their own communities.
Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
APIAHF works with communities to mobilize in order to influence policy and to strengthen their community-based organizations to achieve health equity for AAs and NHPIs across the country.
Asian and Pacific Islander Mental Health Alliance
The goal of the Asian and Pacific Islander Mental Health Alliance is to provide an effective, culturally competent, community-based system of care as an alternative to the hospital-based system for Asian and Pacific Islander clients with severe mental illness.
Asian Pacific Counseling & Treatment Centers (APCTC)
The mission of APCTC is to meet the continuously growing mental health needs of our diverse Asian Pacific community through the development and efficient management of culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services.
APCTC Main Center
520 S. Lafayette Pk. Pl. #300
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Asian Rehabilitation Service (ARS)
ARS provides vocational rehabilitation and other services by which individuals with disabilities can achieve their highest potential for self-worth and independent living.
1813 E Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021
California Telephone Access Program (CTAP)
CTAP provides their certified consumers an amplified telephone, TTY, or other specialized telephone equipment for use at home.
State of California CTAP Contact Center
P.O. Box 30310
Stockton, CA 95213
California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED)
CAPED provides equal educational access to students with disabilities through support services, adapted curricula, and academic adjustments. They empower students with disabilities to realize the potential for learning, independence, employment, and integration. They serve as a key advocate with the legislature and public and private systems of higher education to improve, expand, and finance comprehensive and cost-effective program of instruction and services for students with disabilities.
10073 Valley View St. #242
Cypress CA, 90630
Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled (CPAD)
CPAD’s mission is to provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to empower monolingual and bilingual Chinese American families/caretakers with special needs individuals through advocacy, community education, resources and social network support, and to improve the quality of life of special needs individuals.
P.O. Box 2884
San Gabriel, CA 91778-2884
Chinatown Service Center (CSC)
CSC serves immigrants, refugees, and others in need of assistance in their adjustment to American life.
767 N. Hill Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)
The California State DOR provides services and advocacy that assists people with disabilities to live independently, become employed and have equality in the communities in which they live and work. They provide consultation, counseling and vocational rehabilitation, and work with community partners to assist their consumers.
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 324-1313 or (800) 952-5544
TTY: (916) 558-5807
Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC)
DRLC seeks to promote change primarily in government agencies and other institutions by establishing precedent-setting court cases, and by educating the disability, business, government, education, cancer and legal communities to avoid common issues that result in discrimination.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The U.S. EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
Japanese Speaking Parents Association of Children with Challenges
JSPACC assists the parents and families of children with special needs in the Japanese-speaking community. Primary among the activities is the exchange of information regarding available services and programs through regularly scheduled meetings, seminars, e-mails and newsletters.
c/o Little Tokyo Service Center
231 E. Third Street, G-104
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Korean American Special Education Center (KASEC)
Korean American Special Education Center (KASEC) is a non-profit organization that was established in 2000 by Hannah Yang, the honorary director of KASEC, and four other special education and mental health experts. The mission is to help Korean American families with children with disabilities who were not receiving adequate special education and social welfare services due to language and cultural barriers.
Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC)
LTSC is a Community Development Corporation serves needs of people and builds community by improving the lives of individuals and families through culturally sensitive social services, strengthening neighborhoods through housing and community development, and promoting the rich heritage of the ethnic community.
231 E. Third St., Suite G-106
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Los Angeles Habilitation House (LAHH)
LAHH offers employment and career opportunities to persons with disabilities. LAHH delivers contracted services in the janitorial and light duty industry, allowing our employees to choose from a menu of employment services and career development.
National Council on Disability (NCD)
NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities.
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA)
Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity, and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods.
1102 East Chevy Chase Dr.
Glendale, CA 91205
Orange County Asian & Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
OCAPICA helps to build a healthier and stronger community by enhancing the well-being of Asians and Pacific Islanders through inclusive partnerships in the areas of service, education, advocacy, organizing, and research.
Pacific ADA Center
The purpose of the Pacific ADA Center is to build a partnership between the disability and business communities and to promote full and unrestricted participation in society for persons with disabilities through education and technical assistance.
Public Health Institute
555 12th St #1030
Oakland, CA 94607
Voice & TTY: (510) 285-5600
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A
Short Hills, NJ 07078
San Gabriel Valley Disabilities Collaborative (SGVDC)
The San Gabriel Valley Disabilities Collaborative consists of service organizations from all over the San Gabriel Valley who are all dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities and seniors.
San Gabriel Valley Service Center
1441 Santa Anita Ave.
South El Monte, CA 91773
Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living (SCRS-IL)
Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living (SCRS-IL) is a cross-disability, non-residential, disability rights organization empowering people with any disability to live full and independent lives by committing to building an inclusive community that recognizes the dignity, humanity, and worth of all people.
100 Exchange Pl., Bldg. B
Pomona, CA 91768
Thai Community Development Center (CDC)
The Thai Community Development Center works to advance the social and economic well-being of low and moderate income individuals in the greater Los Angeles area through a broad and comprehensive community development strategy including human rights advocacy, affordable housing, access to healthcare, promotion of small businesses, neighborhood empowerment, and social enterprises.
Vietnamese Parents with Disabled Children Association (VPDCA)
VPDCA advocates for the right of Vietnamese children with disabilities and their families, assists parents, free of charge, in obtaining necessary benefits and services for their children with special needs (SSI, Medi-Cal, CCS, IHSS), and promotes linguistically and culturally appropriate education/training opportunities.