Posted by Rachael Tom
April 1, 2021
We are horrified by and condemn the recent surge of vicious attacks on members of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. We are also deeply disturbed that so many victims are older adults. A large part of Carina’s mission has always been and always will be to provide compassionate care for the more vulnerable among us, and that includes the elderly community.
We fully support our AAPI colleagues, families, friends, neighbors, care professionals and individuals and families needing care. We are also proud of our latest partnership with the Korean Women's Association (KWA) and the great engagement and feedback we have received from Asian Counseling and Referral Services since we started in 2016. We stand together to stop AAPI hate and instead, foster a legacy of kindness and equity.
At Carina, we have been working on a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) audit of our services to ensure that we are serving our marginalized communities, including the AAPI community. This continues to be a top priority as we work toward a more equitable future for all.
Some ways you can help and get involved:
- Visit Stop AAPI Hate to get informed and report an incident.
- Get free harassment intervention training to safely stand up for others.
- Receive counseling and community-based services for AAPI and other underserved communities.
- Donate to the AAPI Community Fund. Funds go to charities helping the AAPI community, and victims.
- Explore the history of Asian Americans by watching a PBS film series.
We hope you will join us in learning, sharing, supporting and protecting AAPI individuals and the broader community.