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In our region, community-based organizations have been hard at work addressing anti-Asian and anti-LGBTQ hate and other anti-hate needs through youth development, mental health services, cultural experiences, and more. Read on to learn more about the dynamic work of our local Stop the Hate partners:

  • Asian Solidarity Collective is providing trauma-informed mental health forums for community healing, wellness workshops to increase coping skills and destigmatize mental health. Their youth-led Co-HEART program weaves together art and healing, while the bystander intervention program is training community members to effectively support potential victims of hate crimes or incidents.
  • North County LGBTQ Resource Center is providing direct services for homeless youth to heal from trauma and disrupt the cycle of hate. They are a critical service provider in North County, a region where direct service nonprofits supporting the LGBTQ and at-large community are notably under-resourced. The Resource Center is also increasing awareness and reach of services through community forums, partnerships, and trainings with other community organizations and local businesses.
  • Pacific Arts Movement is developing arts and cultural experiences that prompt challenging conversations and increase understanding across communities. For example, the Reel Voices program focuses specifically on education and building an increased sense of belonging through youth filmmaking.
  • San Diego LGBT Pride is empowering youth to build skills for development, coping, and resilience; and supporting youth leaders to become agents of positive change in their own communities. The Youth Leadership Academy served more young people in 2022 than ever before, due in part to expanded outreach and marketing efforts directed toward underrepresented communities and non-English speaking households.
  • Somali Bantu Association of America is offering case management, legal services, and cultural experiences, as well as bilingual community workshops for refugee communities to better understand how to report hate crimes and hate incidents.
  • Union of Pan Asian Communities is increasing access to mental health services by piloting community mental health workshops as a culturally competent complement to their existing direct services.

Transformative Grantees: Under a separate statewide grant opportunity designed to complement and amplify Stop the Hate efforts, select organizations working with priority populations —and which have demonstrated a capacity for transformative impact — were invited to apply for larger funding awards over a three-year period.

  • CAIR San Diego is providing legal services, legal advice workshops, and case management for the Muslim community, as well as conducting data collection on hate crimes and hate incidents.
  • [email protected] Coalition is deploying bilingual case workers on the ground to address violence prevention, case management, re-entry, and more, with the aim of reducing high suicide and homicide rates within the Transgender, Gender nonconforming, and Intersex (TGI) community.

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