APA is a non-profit agency with locations at San Francisco General Hospital and in Chinatown. We are the only hospital based in-home support program in California specifically serving high risk Asian newcomers in transition by providing a cost-effective, culturally acceptable and comprehensive model of intervention. Asian Pacific Islanders are 35 percent of San Francisco's population, many of whom are recent immigrants. The "model minority" reputation of Asians often precludes the acknowledgment of problems within the Asian Pacific Islander community. Our mission is to promote healthy families and prevent child abuse and domestic violence in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.