Extended family sitting outdoors smiling
UPAC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides health and human services to under-served Asian, Pacific Islander, Latino, Middle Eastern, East African, African American and other ethnic populations of San Diego.


UPAC’s major areas of focus include:

  • Mental Health
  • Addiction, Treatment & Recovery/ Homeless Outreach
  • Community Engagement & Business Development
  • Housing Counseling
  • Health Promotion/ Covered California Enrollment
  • Cultural Competency Training & Education

Our programs focus on assisting our clients in meeting a wide range of needs through a personalized approach which recognizes the diverse ethnic and cultural identity of children, youth, adults and families.    UPAC’s culturally competent staff members speak over 30 different languages and dialects.  Guiding clients every step of the way as they confront life’s challenges, UPAC is dedicated to improving their quality of life by building trust and achieving sustainable results.

Our programs are funded by the government sector (federal, state, county and city), corporations, foundations, coordinating agencies, associations and individuals.           



                          To the immigrant who cannot understand his doctor’s medical instructions              …we are translators

                                                                                  To a parent who cannot afford to feed her children                                                                                        …we are a helping hand.

To the senior citizen unable to leave his home
…we are a connection to the world.

To the teenager drawn to gangs or illegal activities
…we are a better alternative.

To the frightened child who is being abused or neglected
…we are a guide to safety.

To the struggling entrepreneur
…we are a path to self-sufficiency.