Empowering New York’s Asian American Community Since 1989

Rebuilding Lives: The Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 (2006)

A Federation sponsored outreach team conducted interviews with individuals from New York’s Thai, Indian, and Indonesian communities. The research showed that many of the affected individuals were in need of relief programs, such as mental health counseling and legal assistance to travel back home. Because such individuals lacked direct connection to their respective communities and had limited access to service providers, a language deficiency increased.