As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the country, we stand committed as ever to serve our local communities. Our vital programs and services that focus on mental health, addiction treatment and recovery, health education, and community development are continuing in modified and safe ways, as we know our underserved populations need us right now. With drastic loss of income, and physical distancing requirements, many of our clients and community members are facing food insecurity. We’re redirecting our Cafe Catering operations towards creating CARE Boxes for UPAC clients and Southeast San Diego residents in need. Can you help us feed hungry families? 

Most UPAC programs are still accepting new client referrals. Please visit specific program pages for more information

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.

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UPAC’s major areas of focus include: Mental Health, Addiction, Treatment & Recovery, Community Engagement & Business Development, Housing Counseling, Health Promotion and Education, and 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.