Resources

BUSINESSCIVIC PARTICIPATIONHEALTHCAREHOUSINGIMMIGRATIONLEGALWOMEN & CHILDREN

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

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 CouncilNWBC 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.https://www.nwbc.gov/
Minority Business Development AgencyMBDA 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 2.0Women 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.com
CIVIC PARTICIPATION
Santa Clara County Elected RepresentativesFind your local, state, and federal elected representatives by accessing the Santa Clara County Office of Registrar of Voters.https://www.sccgov.org/sites/scc/gov/pages/elected-officials.aspx
Vision New AmericaVNA 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 PartnershipWHP 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 InvolvementAACI 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 ServicesAARS 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.org
HOUSING
Housing Trust of Santa Clara CountyHTSCC 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 CountyHACSC 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 HousingThe 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 AmericaAREAA 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 NetworkSIREN’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 CountyCatholic Charities serves and advocates for families and individuals in need, especially those living in poverty.www.ccsj.org

LEGAL


Asian Law AllianceALA 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 CaliforniaVABANC 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 CaucusInformation on program areas including affirmative action, anti-Asian violence, language rights, immigration, and housing.www.asianlawcaucus.org
WOMEN & CHILDREN
YWCA of Silicon ValleyThe YWCA’s mission continues to empower women, children, and families, and to eliminate racism, hatred, and prejudice. http://ywca-sv.org
Girl Scouts of Northern CaliforniaThe 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.https://www.gsnorcal.org/
Van Lang Vietnamese Language & Culture Education CenterVan 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.http://www.vanlangsj.org/
International Children Assistance Network – Happy 5 Parenting WorkshopICAN’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 ConnectWE Connect is designed to help California’s working families become more financially secure by connecting them to important programs and resources.https://www.calendow.org/weconnect/