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APANO Responds to Tragedy in Atlanta

 

APANO unites Asians and Pacific Islanders to build power, develop leaders, and advance equity through organizing, advocacy, community development, and cultural work. We envision a just world where Asians and Pacific Islanders and communities who share our aspirations and struggles have the power, resources, and voice to determine our own futures, and where we work in solidarity to drive political, social, economic, and cultural change. Learn more at www.apano.org.

How you can help:
Donate.. All donations will go directly to support the victims and their families and to support crisis intervention across the Asian American community.

Here are more ways to support efforts in Georgia.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta: A Community-Centered Response to Violence Against Asian American Communities

Collective Statement– A Community-Centered Response to Violence Against Asian American Communities in English, Chinese (中文), Korean (한국어), and Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

 

WAYS TO SUPPORT

Sign on to our collective community statement to stand in solidarity with us as we develop our community-centered response and denounce the misogyny, white supremacy, and systemic racism that motivate violence against Asian American communities and other communities of color.

A link to the full statement and individual and organizational sign-ons are here.

Donate to the victims of the violent acts and their families here.
All donations will go directly to support the victims and their families.

Share the resources you can offer to the victims and their families, other impacted community members, and community organizations involved in crisis response here.
The resources you might offer can include but are not limited to: mental health services (counseling, healing), other medical services, immigration legal services, interpretation or translation in Asian languages, victim advocacy/case management, assistance with fundraising for victims and their families, childcare, and/or food assistance. Share this link widely so others can add their community offerings as well.

Pandemic SNAP (P-SNAP) and Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)

Due to COVID-19, Georgia Division of Family & Children Services has created new programs to help families access food – Pandemic SNAP (P-SNAP) and Pandemic EBT (P-EBT). All SNAP/Food Stamps recipients will automatically receive P-SNAP. P-EBT is available for children receiving free or reduced lunch as of March 2020. If you currently receive SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits, you do not need to apply for P-EBT. CPACS is able to assist with enrollment into SNAP. Call our SNAP hotline at 678-824-6000 for assistance.

 

 

COVID-19 Community Resource Guide

We hope you all are staying well and safe during this time. In order to help our community members find and access resources available to them, we have created a Google Document with resources for those in Gwinnett county, although it could help to those residing in the rest of Metro Atlanta. We also have this document translated in different languages!

English: Gwinnett County COVID-19 Community Resource Guide

Korean: 메트로 애틀랜타 한인 지역 코로나19 지역사회자원 가이드

Traditional Chinese: 格溫內特縣COVID-19社區資源指南

Simplified Chinese: 格温内特县COVID-19社区资源指南

Vietnamese: Thông tin Covid-19 cho Quận Gwinnett

 

Read the rest of their resources here

 

 

Free Virtual Citizenship Clinic

Apply for United States Citizenship before the fee increases! USCIS finalized a rule change regarding immigration fees that will go into effect on October 2. The naturalization application fee will increase to $1,170. In addition, USCIS also announced that it will eliminate the Reduced Fee option for naturalization applicants while also limiting applicants’ eligibility for the full fee waiver.

Get your application in before the fee increases! Advancing Justice – Atlanta will host a free virtual citizenship clinic on September 26. Find out more at advancingjustice-atlanta.org or call 404-890-5655. Appointments Required.

Visit the event website here

 

CPACS Food Pantry

CPACS has expanded our food pantry program to provide produce and pantry staples to the community! Our CPACS team is passing out food at the CPACS Main Office Parking Lot on Monday – Friday from 11 AM – 4 PM. Please practice social distancing guidelines when picking up food. Please call 770-936-0969 if you have any questions or in need of other assistance.

CPACS Main Office – 3510 Shallowford Rd. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30341

Visit their website for more information and updates: https://cpacs.org/