Chinatown Service Center, Los Angeles
767 North Hill Street, Suite 400 | Los Angeles, CA | 90012
Established in 1971, the Chinatown Service Center is the largest community-based Chinese American health and human services organization in Southern California.
With the mission to provide outstanding services and advocacy that promote better quality of life and equal opportunity for immigrants and other communities so we can fulfill our vision of thriving lives in empowered communities, the Chinatown Service Center has been offering many services in assisting immigrants adjust to American life.
The Chinatown Service Center (CSC) provides services in English and a variety of Chinese dialects: Cantonese, Mandarin, Toisan, Chiu Chow and other languages including Vietnamese, Spanish, and Khmer (Cambodian). CSC is a private, non-profit organization, incorporated under the Internal Revenue Code, section 501 (c) (3), to serve immigrants and others in need of assistance.
CSC’s three major program areas are:
1) Community Economic Development Department, which consists of our Small Business Program offering in-language technical assistance, counseling and training to small businesses and Asset Building & Financial Literacy program targeting parents at local Los Angeles middle schools.
2) Federally Qualified Community Health Center, with primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services. Our Community Health Center provides culturally competent health education and healthcare enrollment assistance for low-income families and individuals. CSC’s Behavioral Health Program also has anger management/domestic violence classes and advocates against child abuse and domestic violence.
3) Family and Community Department, which consists of Social Services – offering safety net services to all ages; Senior Services – providing care/case management to seniors; and Youth services – providing academic assistance and leadership development programs to prepare middle school and high school youths for their future.
The growth of staff and services at CSC since its modest beginnings in 1971 reflects an expansion of the Center’s goals and the needs of the community. Furthermore, CSC promotes greater community collaboration and partnerships to assist underserved populations in achieving their American dream.