The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is providing a $300,000 grant to three organizations to support long-term recovery of victims of the Monterey Park Lunar New Year shooting. The Asian American Educational and Cultural Resources Center San Bernardino, Chinatown Service Center (CSC) and Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS) will each receive $100,000.
The Asian American Educational and Cultural Resources Center is the only nonprofit agency in San Bernardino and Riverside counties focusing on providing services and programs for Asian-Americans in the Inland Empire.
CSC is an organization with established healthcare services that provides mental and behavioral health assistance to AAPI communities in the L.A. region.
PACS provides culturally sensitive and language-specific social service needs to the AAPI community. The organization delivers resources with case management, counseling, mental health services and basic needs.
“We have worked on a strategy for long-term support and connected with organizations we feel will provide mental and behavioral health support by victims and their families. The long-term process of recovery is the most important,” said Lynn Valbuena, Chairwoman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
All three organizations are 501(c)(3)s and funding will go directly to providing program services to those impacted.