Nationwide and here in the Bay Area, we have seen troubling increases during COVID of harassment, hate speech, and racist acts—sometimes violent ones—directed at Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders. Recently, Vicha Ratanapakdee, 84, died of injuries resulting from being knocked to the pavement by an attacker while he was on a walk in the Anza Vista neighborhood near USF, and there has been a horrifying series of assaults against elderly victims in Oakland’s Chinatown. CAPS condemns such racism and violence and stands with students who have experienced harassment and racist acts or are otherwise affected. We’re here for you. To talk to a counselor, call our office during business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-5 pm; 415-422-6352 or -6351) or call our 24-hour All Hours line at 855-531-0761.
Asian and Pacific Islander Legal Outreach: Provides culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal representation, social services, and advocacy for marginalized Bay Area AAPI residents
California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus: Advocates for the interests of and representation of California API communities in government
Each Mind Matters API Mental Health Info & Resources: Specific information and national resources geared toward Asian and Pacific Islander mental health in California
Mental health referral info for AAPI clients: Visit CAPS’ Off-Campus Referrals page, and click on the “Culturally Specific Referrals” tab to find a list of resources for Chinese and other Asian and Asian-American clients
San Francisco District Attorney's Office: Report COVID-related and other hate crimes, and get information about hate crimes, victim services, and more