The Filipino American Service Group (FASGI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation located in Historic Filipinotown. FASGI was incorporated in 1981 for the socio-economic development of Filipino Americans in Los Angeles.
FASGI’s early years focused on helping Filipino American World War II veterans. Park View House, FASGI’s main facility, became a haven for our unsung heroes to gather and receive services such as housing, medical and other social/humanitarian assistance, and advocacy for federal benefits.
Through the years, as the population of Filipino American WWII veterans dwindled, FASGI broadened its scope to serve the Greater Los Angeles Area. Some of FASGI’s most notable programs included the Park View House, a 22-bed transitional housing for homeless individuals. At its operational peak, Park View House was praised by residents as the “Hilton of shelters” and complimented by funders as “one of the best shelter models” in Los Angeles.
FASGI’s other programs included older American health and wellness, voter registration, naturalization/citizenship application assistance, food distribution, and bus coupon distribution through MTA’s Rider Relief Transportation Program.
In May 2016, FASGI reorganized and redefined its role within the context of placing more attention to addressing the needs of Filipino Americans in Southern California.
Park View House is now the FASGI BAYANIHAN CENTER, a community and cultural center that features Filipino cultural and traditional activities, an art gallery and exhibit space, meeting rooms, and office space for Filipino American groups and organizations with no home. It is also the site of FASGI’s service delivery system, which include mental health outreach and education, naturalization assistance, immigration referrals, arts incubation, business promotion, job training and placement, physical fitness, and disaster and emergency preparedness.
In addition, as a testament to FASGI’s history of serving Filipino American World War II veterans, the FASGI Bayanihan Center will be the future site of the Filipino American Military Heritage Museum (a living museum). This is a philanthropical effort by a group of individuals who wish to honor and commemorate the heroic deeds of Filipino World War II Veterans.
We invite you to join us in our committed effort to serve the Filipino American community. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FASGI BAYANIHAN CENTER is located at 135 North Park View Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026.