FASGI Services

As a non-profit agency, FASGI provides social services to low-income and homeless individuals, with the language and cultural capacity to serve Asian Pacific-Islanders (API's) in Los Angeles County. With funding from city, county, state and federal levels, as well as private in-kind donations, FASGI offers the following services:

Park View WEST Employment Services

FASGI is gearing up to expand our employment services for shelter and transitional housing residents to a more comprehensive program that will integrate well with the service plan and goals of our shelter housing continuum of care. The Workforce Entry and Stabilization for Adults in Transition project will include the major components required for entry or re-entry into the local workforce necessary for success on the job and long-term independent living and self-sufficiency.

The Population Served: Adults ages 25-60 years with a history of homelessness who are in transition to permanent housing; and adults who have transitioned to permanent housing but with personal finances too low to ensure stability and who are therefore at risk for return to homelessness. This service population includes veterans recently separated from U.S. Military Service following assignments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Major Service Elements of Park View WEST:

  • Job Preparation – utilizing a tested employment preparation manual "Blueprint for Success in the Workplace" and a career exploration workbook that matches personality and interests to occupations.
  • Job Skills Training – hard skills training in occupations of growth in Los Angeles County and Southern California will be provided through referrals to local area WorkSource Centers and Community Colleges that offer both classroom and hands-on-training or paid on-the-job internships in the targeted occupations.
  • Job Development – contact is made with Business Relations Representatives at local Workforce Investment Board administered WorkSource Centers and directly to private employers to create jobs for FASGI's adults in transition to independent living.
  • Job Club – a dedicated room at the FASGI employment services site houses client-access computers, fax, and photocopier for conducting self-directed job search and technician-assisted job search.
  • Job Placement – program clients are assisted with referrals to specific job openings that match their needs, interests, and demonstrated soft and hard skills – and receive help as needed with acquiring, completing and submitting applications and through mock interviews.
  • Job Retention – our staff provide ongoing contact with clients once they are employed to determine any needs they have in order to remain on the job and to provide information and counseling.
  • Support Services – are for those who become employed through the Park View WEST program. Transportation subsidy and clothing assistance necessary for work will be provided, on an individual needs basis.

Making a Difference through Innovation:

Park View WEST is a wrap-around employment services program for a hard-to-reach, difficult-to-serve population of adults. It is designed to provide homeless adults in transition to permanent housing and self-sufficiency with the human services and psychosocial support they need while they prepare to enter the workforce and to remain on the jobs. It involves employment services and counseling-in-place by professional personnel who know their stories and their requirements in order to become productive, self-supporting members of the community. At the same, they are provided opportunities through the program to explore jobs and expand their social contacts through hard-skills job-training off-site. The revised employment service project will focus on client placement in jobs with livable wages and career path opportunities. The focus of job development and placement in on jobs of growth in Los Angeles County and Southern California, such as goods movement and the new initiatives on Green technology and jobs.

Employment Resources:

Informational Referral

Callers or walk-in clients are provided with information regarding public services or community resources. Through a referral relationship with other service providers, clients may avail of free health, mental health and legal services.

Park View House -
Transitional Housing Program

Homeless adult individuals, with a priority on the elderly and veterans, are provided board and lodging at FASGI's 16-bed shelter. Under the main goals of placing the client in permanent housing and increasing his/her skills, income and sense of self-determination, clients receive case management, integration into FASGI's supportive services, and follow-up service for up to a year.

Education & Outreach Services & Information

Aside from outreach to promote FASGI's transitional housing program and supportive services, FASGI also provides mental health outreach, which aims to promote mental health through individual and community education. Additionally, FASGI provides education and outreach for projects of various issues, such as preventive health, consumer education, annual onsite services or drives (i.e., mammography, pap smears, etc.)

Case Management

FASGI is a member of the Elderly Services Consortium for Asian Pacific Americans, providing full managed care to functionally-impaired older adults and adults, aged 18+, to prevent crisis or inappropriate institutionalization. Clients are thoroughly assessed of their needs and assisted or linked to appropriate services until all goals of the client's care plan are met.

Independent Living Skills

FASGI assists clients enroll into job skills, training or adult educational courses. Through a collaboration with the Los Angeles City College, FASGI holds various classes, such as English as a Second Language, and People with Arthritis Can Exercise.

Client Advocacy

FASGI organizes events on special occasions throughout the year, as well as transportation to community fairs, shows and other public events particularly for its senior clients.

Socialization & Recreation

FASGI provides opportunities for older adults to find new friends, reminisce about their cultural experience and childhood. Fun-filled activities include ballroom dancing, folk dancing, singing (and singing contests!) and physical exercise all done in a relaxed atmosphere.

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