By Michael Itti and Diane Narasaki For Northwest Asian Weekly One in five adults in America experiences depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or some other form of mental illness in the course of a year. Whether it is a friend, a colleague, or a family member, someone you know is experiencing a mental health disorder.
Nearly 1,000 people gathered at Seward Park on June 28 for the 24th annual Walk for Rice
Asian Counseling and Referral Service has welcomed Alexandra Olins as its new Employment and Citizenship director. Olins will oversee the largest citizenship services program in Washington state, which helped more than 300 people become U.S. citizens in 2013. She will also lead the agency’s career assistance and job skills program, which provides training and placement […]
The biggest festival in Nepal, called Dashai, began its 15-day celebration with a festive event at the Shoreline Conference Center on Oct. 5. Guests included Mayor Mike McGinn, Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith, Mr. Habib Habib, cochair of the Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), and Debadutta Dash, cochair of WASITRAC and president […]
By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly More than two hundred people gathered at the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) building in South Seattle Friday night for the API Candidates Forum, a historic collaboration of 15 organizations to bring API concerns straight to electoral candidates.
Asian Counseling and Referral Service celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gala called Celebrating Hope. In attendance were 550 guests, 90 volunteers and dozens of local performers, including lion dancers, Korean drummers and an Indian classical dance team. The evening, which included a silent auction, live auction and raffle, raised more than $260,000 for ACRS […]
Local residents with questions about the Affordable Care Act attended a Sept. 25 forum in Bellevue sponsored by the Washington State India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), with the support of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service, and other APA and health groups.
This October, the Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community. By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Some would call Herb Tsuchiya a “community volunteer.” The 80-year-old retired Nisei Japanese American spent much of his life as a Seattle pharmacist. But while providing medicine had been his […]
Last week, San Antonio City Councilmember Elisa Chan found herself in hot water due to comments she made expressing her views on homosexuality while unknowingly being recorded by a now former staffer during a meeting discussing a nondiscrimination ordinance, including her belief that same-sex couples should not be allowed to adopt and that homosexuality was […]
Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) hosted their annual Walk for Rice on June 29, raising over $200,000 for the ACRS food bank.