- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
- Race & Ethnicity
LocationPO BOX 10624WESTMINSTER, CA 92685 United States
Viet-CARE is a grassroots non-profit that aims to improve the social-emotional well-being of our communities through meaningful, ethical, and culturally-sensitive education and support. We collaborate with Viet-C.A.R.E partners who provide services to Vietnamese community members with mental illnesses; we educate and empower communities, families of individuals with mental illnesses, and mental health service providers by providing knowledge, tools, and collaborative partnerships to enhance their ability to support and promote the recovery of community members with mental illnesses; we support the use of evidence-based practices, and promote the development of promising and innovative mental health treatment services for Vietnamese community members who face mental health challenges; we advocate for policies and programs that support and promote the recovery of Vietnamese community members with mental illness and their families.
Viet-CARE was founded in Orange County, California by Paul Hoang, a licensed clinical social worker-whose years of missionary experiences and growing passion to better serve people with mental illnesses, especially among the Vietnamese communities-led him to reach out and share his dreams to whoever was willing to listen. Viet-CARE began on July 2008 when Paul Hoang convened a meeting among Vietnamese mental health professionals (psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals) with a passion to help individuals suffering from mental illnesses to address the mental health needs of the Vietnamese community.
Since then, Viet-CARE has been able to leverage community resources to provide meaningful mental health education and support for our communities here in Orange County and beyond entirely through volunteerism. All of our services focus on the improving the social-emotional well-being of our communities by informing consumers, caregivers, health/mental health professionals, and policymakers through compassion, empowerment, and collaboration.