The Southeast Asian Assistance Center (SAAC) is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1991 to be the premier provider of trusted, high quality, culturally and linguistically responsive services to immigrants and refugees so they can become healthy and contributing members of society. Although SAAC initially served primarily the Southeast Asian community, it is now a multi-ethnic… Read More »
Although SAAC currently supports community members mostly by going out to meet with them at the various county contracted mental health and alcohol and drug services agencies, SAAC had traditionally supported community members by having them come to our office. Currently, once a month, SAAC hosts a free legal clinic in collaboration with Asian Law… Read More »
On Saturday, May 14, 2016, representing SAAC and acting as interperters for the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services, Andrey Ambalov and Marina Pavlov attended the 14th Slavic Community Health/Safety & Job Fair.
At one point, either we ourselves or people who know were refugees or immigrants to this country. I can still recall when my family first arrived in the US as refugees in the early 1980s. We were much in need of help and support with anything from clothing to food and shelter. When we received… Read More »
At CSU Sacramento, the Hmong Union Student Association sponsors a health fair each year. We were able to participate alongside with the Sacramento County Dept. of Behavior Health Services. From left to right: Josie Vue, Yang Yee Vang, and Yang Xiong.
Along with other advocates, SAAC provided comments in support of AB 1726 which would require the California Community Colleges, CSU and UC systems, and the California Departments of Public Health and Healthcare Services to disaggregate demographic data.
We are pleased to welcome Minh Tran as our new Vietnamese speaking Cultural & Linguistic Specialist. Minh comes to SAAC from the Elk Grove Adult & Community Education program where he worked with students from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. He taught Microsoft Office and provided tutoring for students who wish to obtain their high… Read More »
The Southeast Asian Assistance Center is pleased to announce its new Executive Director – Yang Xiong. Mr. Xiong was a Hmong refugee from Laos who arrived in the United States in 1980 as a result of the “Secret War” which took place in Laos during the Vietnam War. He attended elementary, middle, and high schools… Read More »