Every day, Cameron House does important work for the Chinatown community, but we can’t do it alone. We partner with a diverse mix of schools, social services, city agencies and other faith-based organizations to share our knowledge, resources and relationships in ways that enable all of us to make a greater impact—together.
We collaborate with a variety of agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area to ensure that individuals in need receive the best possible assistance. These are just a few:
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The API Council is a coalition of 30 community-based organizations that provide linguistically and culturally proficient services targeting Asian Pacific Islander San Franciscans. API Council members provide a wide range of health and social services including job training and workforce development, legal services, mental and physical health, senior self-sufficiency support, youth development, affordable housing, and accessible childcare. Together, Council members serve API individuals living in virtually every neighborhood of San Francisco.
API Legal Outreach
Founded in 1975, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (formerly Nihonmachi Legal Outreach) is a community-based, social justice organization serving the Asian and Pacific Islander, and other communities of the Greater Bay Area. With offices in Oakland and San Francisco, their work is focused in the areas of violence against women/family law, immigration and immigrant rights, senior law and elder abuse prevention, the rights of those with disabilities, anti-human trafficking, youth violence prevention, affordable housing preservation and tenants’ rights, and other social justice issues.
Asian Community Basketball Association
The Asian Community Basketball Association (ACBA) provides young Asian Americans with the opportunity to play and enjoy the game of basketball in a safe and educational environment. Cameron House helped to start the league almost 20 years ago and continues to field a team(s) each year during the winter season.
Family Harmony Project with North East Medical Services (NEMS) and Asian Women's Shelter (AWS)
The Family Harmony Project is a collaboration amongst North East Medical Services (NEMS), Asian Women’s Shelter (AWS), and Cameron House. Funding from the Blue Shield Foundation of California supported this collaboration for 2 years from 2013-2015 to develop training materials and train the administration and medical providers of NEMS on domestic violence. This opportunity also helped NEMS set up and implement an internal system for assessing domestic violence, providing appropriate follow-up services, and referring patients to AWS and Cameron House when needed. A third year of funding was granted for 2016 to continue this collaboration and to focus on strengthening our referral system with each agency, conduct a presentation for NEMS’ patients, and inform the community about our project and outcomes.
This service is a partnership between the San Francisco Department of Human Services’ Medi-Cal/CalFresh Program and Cameron House. An eligibility worker is stationed at Cameron House every Thursday and the 1st & 2nd Wednesday of the month from 9:30am to 12:00pm.
Scheduled appointments must be made. To make an appointment with an eligibility worker, please call (415) 558-4700. Assistance is available in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
NICOS Health Services
The mission of NICOS is to enhance the health and well-being of the San Francisco Chinese community. The coalition fulfills its mission through research, training, advocacy, coalition-building and program implementation.
Presbyterian Church in Chinatown
Donaldina Cameron House and the Presbyterian Church in Chinatown are partners in the household of God as written in Ephesians 2:19-22:
Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
Together, our household of God is built upon the work of generations of believers who have used the power of the gospel message to serve their communities in Chinatown, the SF Bay Area, and the world. As we have served in the past, we continue in the present, always open to the changing needs of our communities.
SF District Attorney's Office Victim Services
The SF District Attorney’s Office’s Victim Services has an advocate who is stationed at Cameron House every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 9:30am-12:00 noon to assist limited English-speaking victims of crime. The DA’s Victim Services brings their services to the Chinatown community where monolingual Cantonese and Mandarin-speaking victims can access services more conveniently. Some of these support services may include understanding their rights, assistance in applying for the California Victim Compensation Program, and getting information and referrals to health and social services.
SF Domestic Violence Consortium
Emerging from the movement to end violence against women, the San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium is dedicated to eliminating domestic violence and ensuring the basic rights of safety, self-determination and well-being to victims and survivors of domestic violence and their children.
SF Neighborhood Centers Together
A collaboration of nine Neighborhood Centers located throughout San Francisco have come together to learn from each other and seek funding for capacity building of our respective agencies. Through this funding we have so far been able to hire an HR consultant who works with all nine agencies on HR issues, including training staff regarding labor laws, supervision, sexual harassment, hiring, and interviewing. Other goals for future shared resource areas include IT circuit rider, media or PR development, and plant management.