Los Angeles, Calif (October 16, 2023) – The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has recommitted funding for the Stop the Hate program to support direct services to victims of hate and their families and to provide prevention and intervention services against and in response to hate. PACE is pleased to announce that we are among the 42 organizations in the Los Angeles County region who received $24 million over two years, as part of the larger statewide grant of $91.4 million, to carry out this critical work. This new investment follows $44.6 million previously provided for anti-hate programs.
With additional funding support, the Los Angeles County cohort of grantees expands from 24 organizations to 42 organizations. In the first year of the grant, the Stop the Hate program included activities and services such as legal services, resource navigation, and case management; mental health and wellness support services; educational workshops and training; youth development and senior safety; public art and cultural festivals; and cross racial alliance building and restorative justice work.
PACE’s Stop the Hate programming consists of community-building, prevention, and intervention services focused on community safety and increasing the awareness and reporting of hate crimes/incidents. As the leader of the Security and Awareness as Fundamental Education (SAFE) collaborative, PACE partners with PACE Care and Korean Law Enforcement Organization (KALEO) to provide trainings and informational resources for AAPI older adults, community members, and law enforcement.
In the first year of the Stop the Hate program, nearly 1,000 people attended our community safety planning trainings and we reached over 34,000 individuals through digital outreach. This comprehensive programming helps spread awareness about hate crimes/incidents, how to respond to them, and where victims of hate can seek support and reporting services. Through the SAFE collaborative, PACE also develops and distributes multi-language training materials across our social media, web, and digital channels to provide easily accessible, in-language resources for the community.
“We are absolutely thrilled to announce our renewed funding for the Stop the Hate program. This initiative resonates deeply with PACE and our work in combatting racism and creating more inclusive communities. With this continued support, we are poised to make an even greater impact and work towards a society where hate has no place and acceptance prevails,” said Kerry Doi, President and CEO of PACE.
PACE shares a commitment under the Stop the Hate program to end hate and violence and fighting inequities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic through culturally sensitive and responsive services and programs.
Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE)’s mission is to create economic solutions to meet the challenges of employment, education, housing, the environment, and business development in the Pacific Asian and other diverse communities in the Los Angeles area. Initially founded in 1976 to address the job training needs of the Asian Pacific Islander community, PACE has expanded into other areas of service based on community need and has served more than 1.4 million low-income residents of the Los Angeles area through our comprehensive array of community development services. Annually, our staff of 300+ provides more than 40,000 low-income individuals, families, and small businesses with tools and opportunities that will enable them to survive, prosper, and become economically self-sufficient.
For more information about PACE’s work with Stop the Hate, please contact Reyna Perez at (213) 989-3145 or email at [email protected].