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This resource guide is updated daily and was created by Empowering Marginalized Asian Communities and Healing PUSO to support in the processing, healing, and resources individuals or communities may need in the aftermath of the tragedies in Monterey Park, Half Moon Bay, and beyond.


Please contact us for any assistance.


This guide includes:

  • Immediate Resources For Victims (via AAPIA Equity Alliance)

  • Resources For Victims of Domestic Violence

  • Mental Health Resources

  • Info on Vigils & Community Circles

  • Anti AAPIA Hate Resources

  • Local 209 Resources

  • Other Resources For Specific Needs & Supports

The resource guide can also be accessed at: www.tinyurl.com/209-resource-guide


We stand with the Asian American community as we extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the mass shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay, California on Lunar New Year. These senseless acts of violence have resulted in immeasurable loss and grief, and our thoughts are with those who have been affected by this tragedy.


Though more details are emerging, we stand in solidarity with the mostly Asian American community of Monterey Park and the farm workers of Half Moon Bay, and applaud the bravery of those who defended the community against the gunman in Monterey Park.


Let us come together as an APIA and broader community to heal, support one another, and work towards changing systems and people to prevent such tragedies in the future.


Click the images below to be directed to the official GoFundMe victim funds.
























We're lucky to grow as an organization and have hired new staff to help us reach our mission! Meet our current and new staff below!


Nikki Chan

Executive Director

(She/Hers)

Nikki Chan​ is a community advocate, graphic designer, and journalist from Stockton, CA. She graduated from Dominican University of California with a BA in Communication and Media Studies. As a community advocate, she uses her skills in design and journalism to help ignite and raise voices of people who are marginalized. She has helped her hometown City of Stockton in numerous health initiatives like the Healthy Beverage Ordinance, Greenlining the Hood, and issues affecting Asian American Pacific Islanders.


Donald Donaire

Program Director

(They/Them)

Donald Donaire is a second-generation Filipinx American who was born in Daly City but grew up in Stockton. They studied Ethnic Studies at the University of California in San Diego and returned to their hometown to do youth and education work. Donald is also involved with the San Joaquin Delta College Pride Center and the Little Manila After School Program.

Choy Pangthong

Digital Media Director

(He/Him) Anouthinh "Choy" Pangthong is a dope community servant, visual storyteller, and social justice advocate. He believes that society can reframe how it perceives formerly incarcerated individuals and marginalized communities when viewed through his captured lens.



JR Arimboanga

Communications Director (He/Him) Originally from Stockton, JR has been an educator for over a decade helping to fight for and teach the first high school Ethnic Studies courses in San Francisco and Oakland Unified. Recently, JR helped to grow Stockton Unified's Ethnic Studies program as the Teacher On Special Assignment and continues to support Ethnic Studies programs across the country. In his current role, JR hopes to bridge his passion for education, art, and community organizing to continue to empower Stockton.

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