Anonymous Reporting Form

If you or someone you know has been the victim of an anti-Asian assault, please fill out and submit the form. NAPCA cares about protecting our elders. Our collective voices will be heard.

 

Appointment of New President & CEO

We are pleased to announce the appointment of David L. Kim as our new President & Chief Executive Officer.

 

Nominate Champions of Elders

Submit your selections for our 2021 Champions of AAPI Elders and recognize the work of individuals who exemplify our mission.

 

In-Home Vaccination Program

Los Angeles County residents: Get assistance in your native language to vaccinate at home.

 

NAPCA Employee Testifies to Expand Social Security

NAPCA employee Mrs. Prepedigma ‘Cora’ McDonnell testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee, sharing her personal story as a Social Security beneficiary.

 

NAPCA Mourns the Victims of the Atlanta Mass Shootings

 

NAPCA Launches COMPASS with Partners Nationwide

The AAPI community is experiencing inequities magnified by COVID-19. Learn how NAPCA and partners are using COMPASS to inform change.

 

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Help older adults live with dignity and respect

Your gift in any amount helps us in our mission to serve as the nation’s leading advocacy and service organization committed to the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of AAPIs as they age.

 

AAPI Underrepresentation in Research

Read what NAPCA is doing to change this and how you can help

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Greetings from David L. Kim, NAPCA President & CEO

Dear Friends and Partners,

It is with great sense of honor that I introduce myself as the new President and CEO of NAPCA. The emotions are intense and bittersweet as I join the organization in continuing its service-minded work for our cherished elders. To say times have been challenging is an understatement and I share the immense pain and anguish of loss that many of you are experiencing in this moment. With the meteoric rise of anti-Asian hate-incidents coupled with the devastating toll the pandemic has taken, older Americans have been disproportionately impacted in a manner that can only be described as critical, if not catastrophic.

It is in this “perfect storm” that we must redouble our efforts to assisting the most vulnerable in our communities. We must continue to raise our voices to speak on their behalf. We must facilitate access to the necessary support and services they so desperately need. The daunting work that lies ahead of us can only be achieved through cooperation. Therefore, I urge all in the NAPCA family to take responsibility and explore ways you can best assist the needs of the community.

I have built my career on a foundation of community-based networking that has raised funds and delivered relief to countless individuals in need. It is my hope to leverage this experience and the relationships I have developed over the years to create the most positive outcomes for those we serve. It will be imperative to counsel and advise our policy leaders so that solutions are equitable. Being based in Washington D.C. and having allies here will strengthen our position as the leading advocates for AANHPI elders. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our elders for paving the way for our younger generations. And to our front-line medical and nursing professionals for the care and life-saving services they have continued to tirelessly and selflessly provide during the pandemic. And finally, to the caregiving professionals and loving family members who tend to the aging with patience and compassion every day. Let me express my deepest gratitude and admiration for all that you do. Our organization will continue to uplift and assist you in our fullest capacity through our in-language resources and Helpline as well as our community-driven campaigns.

Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t thank my predecessor, Joon Bang for his tremendous efforts to elevate NAPCA to where it is today and acknowledge his leadership in re-establishing a strong foundation for NAPCA’s future that the board has placed in my hands.

I certainly can’t achieve success alone so I ask you to please join us as we build a better nation for our beloved elders and their families.

Thank you.

Sincerely yours,
David L. Kim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of David L. Kim (Back) with three late iconic Korean-American leaders taken in 1997, Los Angeles (Left to Right):
David Hyun, Susan Ahn Cuddy, and Colonel Young Oak Kim.
These legendary elders continue to inspire and guide David’s leadership and commitment to the community.

Our 2020 in Numbers

3114
Calls to Helpline

In response to COVID-19, NAPCA launched its free 1-800 Multilingual Phone Helpline for older adults and caregivers in March 2020. From March to December, the Helpline received over 3,100 calls from 10+ states. NAPCA’s Helpline counselors provide in-language support for COVID-19 Vaccine and COVID-19 emergency resources, Social Security, Medicare, general public benefits and more. NAPCA’s Helpline was featured by QUARTZ and covered by NBC News.

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Older Adults

In 2020, NAPCA’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), in partnership with the US Department of Labor and over 400+ community based organizations, placed over 1047 older adults in non-profits and government agencies across the country. NAPCA worked with them to develop skills training to find employment, and quickly shifted to a virtual format to keep participants engaged and paid throughout the pandemic.

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Older Adults

The Senior Environmental Employment program (SEE) placed 162 working older adults in the Environmental Protection Agency. Of these, over 50% of the participants were age 70+.

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Award

NAPCA was one of 20 national non-profit organizations to receive a $14 million award per year, totaling $56 million to continue operating the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) over the next 4 years. SCSEP participants will operate in 59 counties in 7 states.

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AAPI Individuals

NAPCA is partnering with the University of California San Francisco to develop the nation’s first research registry for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and is actively recruiting 4,000 individuals. Learn about why this is important: CARE research registry.

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Website Views

The NAPCA website received almost 60,000 views throughout 2020. Of these, our National Resource Center for Older Adults and Caregivers and related resource pages received over 21,000 views. These include multilingual state-by-state resources, toolkits and guides for caregivers and organizations, and time sensitive resources around the 2020 Census and Presidential election.

We are NAPCA

Our mission is to preserve and promote the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and diverse communities as they age.

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