Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Boat People SOS- PhiladelphiaBoat People SOS- Philadelphia
BPSOS- Philadelphia is one of 13 community-based service centers sponsored by Boat People, S.O.S. BPSOS is a non-profit organization working at the national level to assist and empower Vietnamese immigrants and refugees in America. BPSOS collaborates... Read more
BPSOS- Philadelphia is one of 13 community-based service centers sponsored by Boat People, S.O.S. BPSOS is a non-profit organization working at the national level to assist and empower Vietnamese immigrants and refugees in America. BPSOS collaborates with Vietnamese American communities to provide a range of programs and services that meet urgent needs today -- while helping those communities build their own local capacity to address challenges they face tomorrow. The Philadelphia center and other local service centers are the primary mechanism through which BPSOS supports local community development, grassroots mobilization, and empowerment towards self-sufficiency. BPSOS pursues its mission at the national level, while the Philadelphia center works at the local level to achieve this same mission: 1. To provide relief, assistance, and support to Vietnamese refugees and immigrants in their search for freedom and a dignified life; 2. To empower, equip and organize Vietnamese-American communities in their progress towards self-sufficiency and integration; 3. To collaborate with organizations, agencies, and ethnic communities that share similar visions, goals, and values.
Based on local needs and priorities, BPSOS works with local communities to establish local centers, like the Philadelphia center, that can provide programs and services focused on: Adult education and training, Education and recreation for youth, Health and safety, Crime & violence prevention, Assistance to victims of violence, torture and trafficking, Women's issues, Immigration & naturalization, Legal assistance.