PbP SF Announces 2014 Partner - Asian Community Mental Health Services

2014-acmhs JUNE 10, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – Project by Project San Francisco (PbP SF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports non-profit organizations creating a positive impact in the Asian American community. Each year, the three chapters of Project by Project (PbP) decide on a theme and select a local non-profit organization supporting the Asian American community as its partner. In the spirit of PbP’s 2014 theme of Mental Health, PbP SF announced today that it has named Asian Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS), as its non-profit partner.

Asian Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) is a East-Bay based non-profit organization that provides multilingual and multi-cultural services in behavioral health care, developmental disabilities services, youth counseling, and family support services. ACMHS was founded 40 years ago as the first organization to provide mental health services to the growing low income Asian and Pacific Islander (API) immigrant community in Alameda County. It has now grown to a staff of more than 100 that serves over 3000 persons per year. Mental health stigma is still one of the biggest challenges facing the API community. ACMHS aims to provide outreach through education on wellness practices and improve access to culturally competent services. Through prevention and early intervention programs, ACMHS reaches a wide range of age groups and provides counseling, youth programs, and peer assistance networks.

PbP SF serves the San Francisco Bay Area and 2014 will mark the organization’s fifthyear in support of positive causes in the community. Past partners include APA Family Support Services (2010), Oakland Asian Educational Services (OASES) (2011), Project by Project (2012), and Kearny Street Workshop (2013). Through partnerships with these local non-profits, PbP SF has raised awareness for each of these organizations through fund-raising activities and by highlighting each as the partner non-profit beneficiary for the organization’s annual Plate by Plate benefit event. PbP SF is looking forward to activating even more young professionals this year to engage them in supporting ACMHS and issues related to this year’s theme of Mental Health.

About Project by Project

Project by Project was founded in New York in 1998 and expanded to Southern California in 2001 and the San Francisco/Bay Area in 2009. Since Project by Project was founded, it has partnered with more than 20 other non-profit organizations and built a volunteer base of more than 1,500 individuals nationwide. Each chapter of Project by Project partners with a different under-served non-profit organization every year to provide services such as fundraising, marketing/public relation consulting, event planning, strategic consulting, and recruiting.

For more information about volunteer opportunities and upcoming events with Project by Project, please visit www.projectbyproject.org