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CPC Receives $500,000 Funding to Strengthen Mental Health Services


With the support of Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, CPC was awarded $500,000 in funding for the Community Recovery and Safety Services Initiative. This funding will boost CPC’s capacity to implement targeted education and outreach to raise community awareness of mental health care needs and connect them to available services and resources.


Through this initiative, CPC expects to directly serve about 1,100 Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) and immigrant community members through mental health screenings, workshops, and discussion groups.


“The pandemic has caused immeasurable pain to the world, and most importantly, it has taken a huge toll on the mental health of our adults and children,” said Wayne Ho, President & CEO of CPC. “We want to thank Congresswoman Velázquez for her continued support in the community. As a trusted organization in the Asian American community, this funding will go a long way in expanding our culturally competent, linguistically appropriate mental health services to meet the growing demand.”