Building Connections, Creating Communities

What We Do

Bridges to Wellness, a program of UPAC and United Women of East Africa (UWEAST), helps immigrants and refugees build community, connect with others and learn new skills. We’re offering free group workshops in English & Vietnamese in the City Heights Community every other Monday. Classes include cooking, arts & crafts, meditation, wellness and more. Additionally, participants will have access to one-on-one support and extra resources.

Who We Serve

This program is open to all community members free of charge, with a focus on AAPI populations. For more information or to attend the workshops, please email Registration is preferred, but drop-ins are welcome!

Funded by the State of California Department of Social Services – Stop the Hate Services for Survivors and Prevention Funding

Program Coordinator

May Vang

May Vang, BS

May Vang is a seasoned mental health professional who double majored in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Her degree led her to the non-profit mental health arena where she feels passionately about providing direct services to underserved communities and populations. May has worked for UPAC over 26 years. She is a family member of a loved one who lives with mental health challenges, so she uniquely understands and has a deep compassion for this population. May is a strong believer of the mental health recovery model and strengths-based services.

Workshop Location

UPAC Neighborhood Enterprise Center
5296 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105