For more than 20 years, the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay (VACCEB) has been a refuge and resource for low-income, South-East Asians and other underrepresented immigrant communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. VACCEB provides a variety of support services including access to nutritional meals, senior programs, housing assistance, immigration legal and education services, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, and employment development. Our programs are designed to provide our clients and their families the support they need to become self-sufficient within a year after their arrival to the United States.
We offer complete “wrap around, client centrist” services to our low-income clients in a culturally relevant and appropriate way. These services and our community partners are outlined in the following chart. We have acted as a fiscal agent for public agencies and have successfully applied public funding to the delivery of programs services to the Southeast communities. We are a State of California, non-profit 501(c) corporation in active and good standing and meet all of the fiscal and accounting requirements expected by a grantee and have consistently passed federal, state, county, and city audits in the use of public funds. With a modest annual budget of $400K and by leveraging our relationships with other non-profits, we provide excellent value and quality for the funds received from public and private sources.
Annually, we serve over 13,500 nutritious meals to seniors and their families four days a week; handle over 1,200 case sessions from translation to advocacy for residents; educate 200+ students in ESL, Computer Literacy, and Job Preparation, conduct health-related fairs serving 1,000+ participants for prevention and wellness (screening, vaccinations, etc.), and run a weekly food bank program passing out 5000 “grocery bags”.