VAPW would like to help connect the community to the resources that will help provide solutions to their everyday problems. While these organizations are not affiliated with VAPW, these links have been compiled by VAPW for the public interests.


BUSINESS 

National Association of Women Business Owners
The National Association of Women Business Owners Silicon Valley is a comprehensive and diverse association of CEOs and Executive Officers of women owned businesses serving a membership in the greater bay area.
www.nawbo-sv.org

National Women's Business Council
NWBC is a bi-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.
http://www.womenbiz.gov/aboutus.html

Minority Business Development Agency
MBDA is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is the only federal agency created specifically to foster the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses in America.
www.mbda.gov

Women 2.0
Women 2.0 aims to increase the number of young women entrepreneurs by encouraging women to work with and in the field of technology, providing resources that will lead to the launch of their company, and networking women with other female entrepreneurs, experienced executives, and investors.
www.women2.org


CIVIC PARTICIPATION

Santa Clara County Elected Representatives
Find your local, state, and federal elected representatives by accessing the Santa Clara County Office of Registrar of Voters.
http://eservices.sccgov.org/district/prepare.do?action=begin

Vision New America
VNA strives to promote the civic participation of underrepresented groups through our public policy internship programs, educational forums and community events.
http://www.visionnewamerica.org


HEALTHCARE

Women's Health Partnership
WHP is a Community Health Partnership program focused on providing services to mid-life women in Santa Clara County.
http://www.chpscc.org/whp.htm

Asian American for Community Involvement
AACI is a nonprofit advocacy, education, health and human service organization committed to the welfare of Asian Pacific Americans (APA), and operates the Asian Women’s shelter.
www.aaci.org

Asian American Recovery Services
AARS is dedicated to decreasing the incidence and impact of substance abuse in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities of the San Francisco Bay Area.
www.aars-inc.org


HOUSING 

Housing Trust of Santa Clara County
HTSCC is a catalyst to develop specific, desperately needed housing in Santa Clara County through an innovative blend of corporate and community investors.
www.housingtrustscc.org

Housing Authority of Santa Clara County
HACSC provides rental subsidies and develops affordable housing for low income families, seniors and persons with disabilities living in Santa Clara County, California, the heart of Silicon Valley.
www.hacsc.org

San Jose Dept of Housing
The Housing Department partners with developers, lenders, and public agencies to provide City of San Jose residents with attractive, safe and affordable housing.
www.sjhousing.org

Asian Real Estate Association of America
AREAA is a national professional trade organization dedicated to closing the home ownership gap facing the Asian Pacific American (APA) community.
http://www.areaa.org


IMMIGRATION

Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network
SIREN’s mission is to empower low-income immigrants and refugees in Santa Clara County through direct services, community education, leadership development and policy advocacy.
www.siren-bayarea.org

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Catholic Charities serves and advocates for families and individuals in need, especially those living in poverty.
www.ccsj.org


LEGAL

Asian Law Alliance
ALA seeks to provide quality legal services for the Asian/Pacific Islander community of Santa Clara County.
www.asianlawalliance.org

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California
VABANC is a professional association for Vietnamese American attorneys, seeking to encourage and promote professional growth of its members and in the community.
www.vabanc.org

Asian Law Caucus
Information on program areas including affirmative action, anti-Asian violence, language rights, immigration, and housing.
www.asianlawcaucus.org


WOMEN & CHILDREN

YWCA of Silicon Valley
The YWCA’s mission continues to empower women, children, and families, and to eliminate racism, hatred, and prejudice.
http://ywca-sv.org

Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County
The Girl Scouts is organization that builds girls of confidence, courage, and character who make the world a better place, for girls between 5–17 years old.
www.girlscoutsofscc.org

Van Lang Vietnamese Language & Culture Education Center
Van Lang is dedicated to promote and preserve Vietnamese culture. It enrolls approximately 1000 students, aged from 6 to 20, classified into 12 different skill levels, and grouped into 35 classes.
www.vn.net/vanlangsj/english/index.php

International Children Assistance Network – Happy 5 Parenting Workshop
ICAN’s programs are designed to promote community awareness on issues concerning children’s safety and well-being. The Nurturing Happy and Healthy Children series aim to provide parents with better understanding of their children’s physical and emotional development during the first five years.
http://www.ican2.org

WE Connect
WE Connect is designed to help California’s working families become more financially secure by connecting them to important programs and resources.
www.weconnect.net/about.html
RESOURCES
  1. BUSINESS
  2. CIVIC PARTICIPATION
  3. HEALTHCARE
  4. HOUSING
  5. IMMIGRATION
  6. LEGAL
  7. WOMEN & CHILDREN
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