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Fish Contamination Education Collaborative (FCEC)
What We Do
Community Based Organizations

Community-Based Oganizations

Community Resource Council

Acting as a bridge between FCEC and affected local ethnic populations, the Community Resource Council provides critical feedback and insight as to how to most effectively reach at-risk communities. The Council serves in a consultative capacity by providing recommendations and insight to maximize the effectiveness of FCEC’s Community Outreach Program. FCEC has had the opportunity to work with Yolanda Lasmarias.  Yolanda Lasmarias joined the Community Resource Council in March 2008 and has since been an invaluable resource in providing insight as to how to reach at-risk Filipino communities in Los Angeles County. As a Nursing Administrator for LAUSD for the past 32 years, Lasmarias has also provided FCEC the opportunity to speak with and educate school nurses in close proximity to the contaminated area. 


Community-Based Oganizations

Boat People SOS

A national organization with nearly three decades of experience, 17 branch offices, and a diverse collection of over 20 domestic programs, Boat People SOS is a key institution in the Vietnamese community. For 26 years, Boat People SOS has worked towards empowering, equipping and organizing Vietnamese American communities in their path towards self-sufficiency. The organization’s numerous social and economic programs serve approximately 10,000 refugees and immigrants a year. Local services include computer and vocational training for newly arrived immigrants and refugees at the organization’s Community Technology Center (CTC). The local Westminster branch also offers ESL classes, citizenship preparation classes, weekly self-help group meetings, an oral history of Vietnamese torture survivors, as well as public health advocacy. Together, these programs create a web of services that address the intertwining and compounding effects of unmet needs experienced by immigrant families.

Tiffany Nguyen, Boat People SOS 
Alex Pham, Boat People SOS  

Community-Based Oganizations

Herald Community Center (HCC)

Herald Community Center (HCC) is a division of Chinese Christian Herald Crusades, an international faith-based organization that provides support to communities by integrating service with evangelistic efforts through a wide range of free services, such as: civil legal consultations, cancer support groups, and low cost activities that include summer school programs, a youth basketball club and a praise and worship group etc. Its affiliate, Herald Monthly, is a popular Chinese publication with a worldwide circulation of more than 500,000 per month. HCC is also dedicated to protecting the health of its community members.  The Herald Cancer Association—one of its subgroups—offers cancer screenings and care training programs; the association’s members run a helpline and educational materials library as well. Another subgroup, Herald Christian Health Center (HCHC), provides primary care, dental services and alternative medicine to low income individuals and the uninsured.

Rebecca Soong, Project Coordinator 
Shirley Shih, Project Coordinator
Eppie Lau, Director, Community Service
Cecilia Chan, Dircetor, Literary Ministry