ABOUT FASGI

Filipino American Service Group, Inc.
135 North Park View Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 908-5050
admin@fasgi.org

About FASGI

Over the years, FASGI has significantly contributed to advance the health and well-being of Filipino American individuals, families, and communities in the United States of America by promoting resiliency, racial and health equity, healthy lifestyles, and overall wellbeing, and uplifting Filipino arts and culture. With our motto – Happy to help, honored to serve – FASGI is dedicated to public service and passionate about our work with the people and communities that we serve and protect.

The needs of Filipino Americans continue to evolve, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. FASGI continues to understand, adapt, and prepare for emerging issues to meet the needs of our diverse populations and communities through a whole-person approach. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, FASGI was able to quickly adapt its service delivery system to provide one-on-one and group online webinars that helped, and continue to help, over two million people across the world in dealing with stress, feelings of loneliness and isolation, anger, anxiety and depression, as well as emergency preparedness and overall well-being.

FASGI’s programs and services – whether implemented in-house or in collaboration with long standing partnerships with other community organizations, academic institutions, and public and private sectors – touch and improve the lives of many Filipino Americans and residents living in Los Angeles County, the State of California, and throughout the nation and overseas.

At FASGI, we are committed to helping anyone who comes to our doors.  We imbibe the Bayanihan spirit of giving and helping those in need, practice the Filipino tradition of hospitality, and embrace our clients and partners as part of the FASGI family. We take pride in collaborating with other Filipino American groups and organizations and try to provide a lending hand to the best of our abilities.

Our Mission

FASGI’s mission is to promote the cultural, social and economic advancement of individuals, families and the community by:

  • Providing high quality human, economic and community services to improve quality of life for all;
  • Identifying the community’s needs and mobilizing efforts to address these needs; and
  • Strengthening and enhancing the integration and empowerment of the Filipino American people within the greater society.

Testimonials

What Our Clients Are Saying About FASGI

Hello, my name is Carlos Santos.  Thank you, FASGI, Mam Yey Coronel, and staff, for the support, therapy, and guidance you’ve given me.  Without FASGI, I do not know where I would be today. I am a victim of human trafficking and have lived without hope and in fear for many years.  Because of FASGI, I have the tools necessary to cope with the trauma I have endured. They’ve given me hope for my future and taught me that my past does not define me. Thank you, FASGI, for the hope you have given my family and me!  I pray you will continue to give others the same hope. Thank you again, and may God Bless FASGI.

—Carlos Santos, Human Trafficking Survivor

I’m a very independent woman and as long as I can do it, I will do it. I have tried to learn how to use Zoom and a computer because I like to learn new things. When the pandemic started, I frequently felt depressed and lonely at home but because of FASGI I have something to look forward to each week. The Healthy Perspectives and Happy Hour sessions makes me feel busy and the usual group makes me feel a sense of community online. I look forward to seeing the students, learning something new with each guest speaker, and keep my body moving. I’m thankful for FASGI because they were able to make me feel a lot better and less socially isolated through the pandemic.

Although I don’t have family here, now I know that I have extended family. You lighten my light everyday during this pandemic.

—Ofelia Legaspi, FASGI Healthy Perspectives Participant

Before the pandemic, I was very depressed in staying at home…I was very sick, and I always called my doctor. They said I’m not sick. When I was invited to this program, I became alive.

—Largrimas Pardilla, FASGI Healthy Perspectives Participant

The pandemic has made me so lonely at home… I had nothing to do until I joined this program.

—Lilia Fos, FASGI Healthy Perspectives Participant

…we’ve done cancer talks and webinars with them where a few healthcare workers and doctors from Cedars-Sinai Cancer would come and speak on the topic. And a favorite thing about FASGI that I like is knowing how close and tight-knit they are with the community that they serve. They’re so generous and very giving in regards to their time and energy, which I really appreciate. And I think they’ve really been successful in providing services virtually especially during this pandemic and they really just give a welcoming space to the community that they serve. 

—Shenazar Esmundo, Filipino Outreach Coordinator,
Cedars-Sinai Cancer Research Center for Health Equity

We would like others to recognize the tireless dedication and effort that FASGI and FASGI Staff does to serve the Filipino community…. Their quick mobilization [during the pandemic] in transitioning programming to an online format has proven that FASGI is a resilient organization committed to serving the community despite adversity. We are impressed and truly grateful that they have fostered a sense of community amongst their members and ours, despite operating nearly entirely remote during the pandemic. We are excited to work with FASGI in the future and hopefully under in-person circumstances. FASGI truly is an inspiration to our organization and will remain so for generations to come.

—Pilipinos For Community Health (PCH), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

We would like others to recognize the tireless dedication and effort that FASGI and FASGI Staff does to serve the Filipino community…. Their quick mobilization [during the pandemic] in transitioning programming to an online format has proven that FASGI is a resilient organization committed to serving the community despite adversity. We are impressed and truly grateful that they have fostered a sense of community amongst their members and ours, despite operating nearly entirely remote during the pandemic. We are excited to work with FASGI in the future and hopefully under in-person circumstances. FASGI truly is an inspiration to our organization and will remain so for generations to come.

—Pilipinos For Community Health (PCH), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

FASGI Programs

Over the years, FASGI has significantly contributed to advance the health and well-being of Filipino American individuals, families, and communities in the United States of America by promoting resiliency, racial and health equity, healthy lifestyles, and overall well-being, and uplifting Filipino arts and culture. With our motto – Happy to help, honored to serve! – FASGI is dedicated to public service and passionate about our work with the people and communities that we serve and protect.

Mental Health Program

We implement a combination of medical and holistic approaches, which include the following programs: Human Trafficking, Healthy Perspectives, Young At Heart, Referral Services, and Education & Awareness.

Naturalization Application Assistance

For eligible permanent legal citizens who need help in filling out application forms, determine their eligibility for fee waivers, and as necessary, address any personal issues clients may be undergoing in relation to the naturalization application process.

Arts Incubator Program

Created in 2016 to promote and uplift Filipino and Filipino American arts and culture. The program’s mission is to
help Filipino American artists to be properly recognized and given economic opportunities for advancement.

Health & Wellness Program

Our Health and Wellness Program is designed to promote wellness and peace of mind, body and spirit. The Kapayapaan Festival is a free day-long symposium of speakers, health classes, screenings and wellness checks, holistic healing, and free healthy food.

Human Trafficking Program

Designed to promote peace of mind and positivity while fostering resiliency and empowerment through classes that provide tools to relieve trauma, release negativity, and promote confidence.

Young At Heart Program

The Young At Heart Program incorporates various activities catered towards active seniors who are unable to socialize and are facing loneliness, isolation, depression, and fear, especially due to the COVID pandemic.

Our Community Partners

Filipino American Service Group, Inc. 135 North Park View Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 908-5050  admin@fasgi.org

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