NAPCA’s Official Statement
Statement from President & CEO, Joon Bang:
“We commend Senator Mazie Hirono and Representative Grace Meng for introducing this bill, the overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress that passed it, and President Joe Biden for signing it into law. This law will help create a stronger hate crime reporting system and ensure adequate mechanisms are in place to better serve our communities. Of the more than 5,200 AAPI participants from our COMPASS study, 60% said they had personally experienced discrimination in the past six months while 59% said they believed the country had become more dangerous for their ethnic group. As the issues affecting our aging AAPI population come to the fore during the pandemic, NAPCA stands committed alongside our AAPI older adults.”
Learn more about the COMPASS Study.
The NAPCA Helpline is currently available with live support for residents in Los Angeles and Seattle in five different languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Korean. All Helpline counselors are available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm PST. The Helpline provides resources and information on the COVID-19, voicemail option to collect stories from older adults and their caregivers, and guided meditations in 8 languages.
English: 1-800-336-2722 | 廣東話: 1-800-582-4218 | 普通话: 1-800-683-7427 | 한국어: 1-800-582-4259 | 日本語: 1-800-398-1117 | Tagalog: 1-800-593-8087 | Tiếng Việt: 1-800-582-4336 | Español: 1-800-948-3844
National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)
Founded in 1979, NAPCA is a national non-profit organization that preserves and promotes the dignity, well-being and quality of life of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and diverse older adults. In its 40 years, NAPCA has served over 100,000 diverse older adults through the organization’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), Senior Environmental Employment Program (SEE), and its Resource Center. For more information, please visit: www.napca.org.