Empowering New York’s Asian American Community Since 1989

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Hope Against Hate

Since January 2020, over 2,627 Asian New Yorkers have been attacked, harassed, or shunned, leaving 72% of Asian American women stressed and 75% of seniors terrified to leave their homes.

In response to these racist attacks against Asian New Yorkers, AAF launched its landmark Hope Against Hate Campaign to bring immediate safety to our beloved communities.

AAF’S HOPE AGAINST HATE CAMPAIGN OFFERS:

COMMUNITY SAFETY PROGRAMS

SAFE ZONES

Equipping small businesses and faith centers
to provide safety information to
impacted Asian Americans

VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES

Connecting victims to pro bono legal services
and mental health support in multiple
Asian languages

SAFETY TRAININGS

Teaching personal safety strategies
in multiple Asian languages

With the Hope Against Hate Campaign, we are taking concrete steps to create a
safer city, one in which all communities can thrive.

OUR RESULTS

  • Held over 80 hours of safety trainings through 44 workshops held across the City
  • Recruited and trained over 55 Community Companions to provide language assistance, outreach, and safety escorts
  • Contacted over 1,000 local community centers, faith centers, small businesses for the Safe Zones program

  • Recruited over 50 small businesses/community centers to provide safety resources as a Safe Zone
  • Reached 1,340 young people through our Hope Against Hate Youth Programming groups
  • Secured $7.3 million in City and State funding to support Asian-serving organizations to provide safety services

Interested in joining the Hope Against Hate Campaign?

CONNECTED OVER

3,600

CLIENTS TO VICTIM

SUPPORT RESOURCES

OUR SAFETY VIDEOS AND

BOOKLETS REACHED OVER

50,000

AMERICANS

AAF TRAINED OVER

2,000

COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN

PERSONAL SAFETY STRATEGIES

JOIN OUR POWERFUL COALITION TO FIGHT HATE

We brought together a powerful coalition, drawn from our 70 member and partner community organizations; mental health providers; foundations; companies; and individuals, to keep Asian New Yorkers safe.

These partnerships continue to make a lasting impact, and we invite you to stand with us on one of the most urgent issues of our time — fighting racism.

Not only are we ensuring the immediate protection of our communities, but we are also building a more hopeful future for the 1.5 million Asian Americans who call New York home.

Meet our partners

We are so grateful to our grantees and supporters who make this work possible.

Access resources to stay safe

Learn how to stay safe with FREE resources that
AAF developed in multiple Asian languages

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Stand with us to change the systems that are holding our communities back from success