The Pacific Island Health Board partners with several relevant community organizations. These are some of the organizations we have worked with in the past.
Samoan Nurses Association:
API Chaya supports Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander survivors and families impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as human trafficking survivors from all communities.API Chaya engages communities to change societal conditions that enable domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking and all forms of oppression, especially violence against women and the most vulnerable in our society.
United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance, also known as UTOPIA is a queer and trans people of color-led, grassroots organization born out of the struggles, challenges, strength, and resilience of the Queer and Trans Pacific Islander (QTPI – “Q-T-pie”) community in South King County. Since 2009, UTOPIA has worked with QTPI leaders to create a safe, welcoming, supportive, and vibrant space for members of our community to address basic needs, build pathways toward new expanded career and life opportunities, foster a sense of common purpose, and advocate for social justice, education, and overall wellness among members of the Pacific Islander LGBTQI community. We also seek to build trust and common ground as a convener and bridge-builder between the Pacific Islander community and the LGBTQI community, who often share many of the same issues and concerns.
Formerly Incarcerated Group Healing Together was started by a group of Asian and Pacific Islander men who were at one time incarcerated in the Washington state prison system. FIGHT is a direct outgrowth of the organizing many of us did through differ API groups through different prisons. This organizing build deep bonds of unity among us. Together we learned about our own diverse cultures, political histories, life experiences, and perspectives. We also created cultural celebrations and various forms of traditional arts like language, music and dance. Upon being released we stayed committed to continuing to support each other whether inside or outside of the prison system. We support both current and formerly APIs through mentoring advocacy, outreach and political education. We encourage each other to embrace positivity, compassion, strength, hope, confidence, building healthy lives and healthy communities while breaking the cycle of mass incarceration.
Wing Luke Museum:
The mission of the Wing Luke Museum is to connect everyone to the rich history, dynamic cultures and art of Asian Pacific Americans through vivid storytelling and inspiring experiences. www.wingluke.org