Union of Pan Asian Communities

Uniting People Across Cultures

aka UPAC   |   San Diego, CA   |  www.upacsd.com

Mission

The mission of the Union of Pan Asian Communities is to improve the general well being and education of the Asian, Pacific Islander and other ethnic communities of San Diego County. UPAC recognizes the diverse ethnic and cultural identities and strengths of these communities and their need for self-sufficiency. Programs focus on mental health counseling, community engagement and business development, addiction treatment & recovery, housing counseling, health promotion and cultural competency education.

Ruling year info

1975

President & CEO

Ms. Margaret Iwanaga Penrose

Main address

1031 25th St

San Diego, CA 92102 USA

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EIN

23-7279074

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

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UPAC Programs

UPAC offer an array of services including Adult & Older Adult Mental Health Programs, Children & Adolescent Mental Health Programs, Addiction Treatment & Recovery Programs, Community Engagement & Business Development and Housing Counseling. Please see our website (www.upacsd.com) for full descriptions of the programs in each of these service areas.

Population(s) Served
People of Asian descent
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

UPAC’s Adult & Older Adult Mental Health services provide resources and support for adults facing mental health challenges. Experiencing depression, anxiety or other behavioral health crises can be frightening and often individuals feel intimidated to seek help. We’re here for you.
Our array of services are culturally and linguistically sensitive and provided by welcoming and qualified staff members. We practice trauma-informed care and aim to help all clients reach mental wellness while being respectful of individual goals and beliefs.

Through our various programs, we offer mental health assessments, crisis response services, individual group and family therapy, psychiatric medication management, clinical cases management, physco-education and rehabilitation, peer support and more.

Population(s) Served
Adults

UPAC’s Children & Adolescent Mental Health programs are provided to youth, ages 5-20, who are experiencing challenges in their school, home or community. These challenges and stressors can impact the mental health of both the youth and their family members. We’re committed to helping families identify their strengths and overcome personal and community challenges.

Our highly trained staff provide trauma-informed services in a variety of languages. We offer mental health assessments, behavioral, talk, play and art therapy, medication evaluation and management, individual, family and group therapy and case management services. We work with families, schools and other relevant support givers to make sure each client is assisted from all angles.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Overcoming addiction can be a daunting task. We’re here to help. UPAC’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Programs provide the support and encouragement you need to find recovery. We offer outpatient alcohol and drug treatment and recovery programs, as well as services for gambling addiction.

Program services include assessments and screenings, peer support meetings, sober living stipends, individual, group and family counseling, crisis intervention, psychiatric evaluation and medication management for co-occurring disorders, and case management. Our dedicated and compassionate staff and substance use disorder counselors are committed to helping you reach your recovery goals.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
Adolescents
Adults

UPAC’s Community Engagement and Business Development division is dedicated to promoting empowerment, hope and self-sufficiency to our most at-risk communities. We focus on reducing gang and community violence, mentoring and inspiring at-risk youth and strengthening our neighborhoods.

We celebrate the diversity of the San Diego region and uplift those who need it most. Through our Neighborhood Enterprise Center, we bring together the many cultures of City Heights in one space to learn and grow from one another. Our goal is to help underserved populations achieve self-sufficiency and success.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Our HUD-approved housing counseling program provides group and one-on-one coaching for home buying, debt reduction and saving, and fair housing. We offer free classes in the community, providing First Time Homebuyer Education and Fair Housing Education. (A first-time homebuyer is defined as a buyer who has not owned a home for a period of three years prior to purchase.)

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
People of Asian descent

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The mission of the Union of Pan Asian Communities is to improve the general well-being and education of the Asian, Pacific Islander and other ethnic communities of San Diego County. UPAC recognizes the diverse ethnic and cultural identities and strengths of these communities and their need for self-sufficiency.

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Union of Pan Asian Communities

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Daisy Hom

Duffy Kruspodin, LLP

Bobbie Oudinarath

JPMorgan Chase & CO

Dung (Dave) Huynh

Kaiser Permanente

Teresa Wang

Terra Vista Software

Sophia Hu

Kaiser Permanete

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/11/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

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