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Wendy Wong
VP of Marketing and Communications
APIA Scholars (Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars)

Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars  
Response and Resources for Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay Tragedies 


[Updated January 30, 2023] APIA Scholars sends our deepest condolences to the victims and their families of the horrific shooting in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay during the week of Lunar New Year, a time when many in the Asian community celebrate new beginnings and the opportunity to reunite with family and friends. We grieve for the victims and for these communities which now must find a way to process this unspeakable act of violence that not only took lives, but also the sense of security and peace everyone deserves to have in their own city.

Those who are in the Los Angeles area can call 211 to talk anytime to LA vs Hate. To all of our Scholars, we want you to know we are here for you and to let you know we offer free mental health support to you via the meta telehealth app. To everyone in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, our grief may impact us for a long time to come and we join Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California (AJSOCAL) in sharing the free help lines available in seven Asian languages. 



ENGLISH:  888.349.9695

普通话/广东话: 800.520.2356

한국어: 800.867.3640

TAGALOG: 855.300.2552

हिन्दी: 855.971.2552

ภาษาไทย: 800.914.9583

TIẾNG VIỆT: 714.477.2958


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About APIA Scholars

Based in Washington, D.C. and founded in 2003, APIA Scholars (Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization devoted to the academic, personal, and professional success of Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students. We celebrate our community of students whose unique stories, rich cultures, and diverse perspectives equip them to be the leaders of tomorrow. Through holistic college-to-career programs, scholarships, higher education research and policy, and institutional partnerships, APIA Scholars carries out its mission to educate, elevate, and empower a diverse community of 25 million strong and growing.

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