BPSOS Center for Community Advancement

BPSOS (Boat People SOS) - Center for Community Advancement (BPSOS-CCA), formerly known as BPSOS CA, has been serving the community since 2000 as part of the national BPSOS network of branch offices. BPSOS-CCA is a thriving resource center that provides resources and services to the Vietnamese community in Orange County.

We continually work in partnership with other organizations to efficiently provide services, offer high-quality assistance for clients to navigate resources and share information about important policy changes in a culturally competent way. At our office, our daily work orbits around the goal to empower the community in their pursuit of liberty and dignity. 

Programs

We offer the below programs and services to support our community members with their needs and empower them in their everyday life.

Education and Immigration Programs

Education and Immigration Programs

We provide free English-as-a-Second-Language and Citizenship Education classes in English and in a bilingual setting to help students improve their English skills. Additionally, our classes encourage students to gain important tools about how to navigate their community resources and reach their educational or professional goals. Our Citizenship education classes teach students the basic requirements of becoming a United States citizen and the different elements of the naturalization interview. Furthermore, we are staffed with bilingual (Vietnamese and English-speaking) Department of Justice partially accredited representatives. They provide assistance in reviewing and submitting naturalization applications at low cost for USCIS citizenship applications (N-400 & N-600), USCIS fee waivers (I-912 & I-942), and green card renewals applications (I-90), and other immigration issues.

Occupational Safety Trainings

Occupational Safety Trainings

We offer OSHA-Standard Health and Safety Training for Food Restaurant workers, employers, and community advocates. Our training topics include chemical hazards, ergonomic and infectious hazards (especially COVID-19), worker/employer rights.

California Department of Developmental Services, and Regional Center of Orange County

California Department of Developmental Services, and Regional Center of Orange County

BPSOS CCA is partnered with Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) under the Family Mentor Program and the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to serve families with intellectual/developmental disabilities. We aim to guide and assist these families with acquiring disability services and to empower them to practice their parental rights. Families can also find comfort and ease in speaking their native language with our bilingual staff (English and Vietnamese). Services include but are not limited to: In Home Support Services (IHSS), application assistance and appeals, SSI application assistance and appeals, Individualized Education Program (IEP) support, ABA Service application assistance, and Conservatorship.

Fish Contamination Education Collaborative

Fish Contamination Education Collaborative

Our Fish Contamination Education Collaborative program goal is to help the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) share important health information with hard-to-reach individuals about the negative health effects of eating contaminated fish caught from the Palos Verdes Shelf Superfund Site. We conduct outreach to both English and Vietnamese-speaking anglers in the Orange County area.

Impact

In the past year, BPSOS-California's program has been able to provide services to:

10+

health workshops hosted annually

220+

workshop attendees annually

500+

individuals becoming U.S. Citizen

1000+

students served annually

2000+

education and outreach individuals per year

300+

n-400 applicants a year

400+

Nail salon employees trained

2000+

individuals served annually

200,000+

people reached

Events & Updates

Social Wellness Hours/ Giờ Sinh hoạt Cộng đồng

  

BPSOS-CCA

13950 Milton Ave., Ste 200BWestminster, CA, 92683

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Free Citizenship Workshops

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BPSOS-CCA

13950 Milton Ave., Ste 200BWestminster, CA, 92683

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Contact & Location

BPSOS - California

Phone: 714-897-2214

13950 Milton Ave., Suite 200B, 301, 307

Westminster, CA 92683

Branch Website: https://bpsoscca.org/ 

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Branch Supporters

BPSOS California

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Boys and Girls Club of Garden Grove
  • Vietnamese American Cancer Foundation
  • Moving Forward Psychological Institute, Inc
  • Abrazar
  • Hope Community Services
  • Asian American Senior Citizens Service Center
  • ArrowGTP
  • Clever Care
  • Norooz Clinic
  • CA Department of Developmental Services
  • VietLA
  • VietRISE
  • Regional Center of Orange County
  • California Dept. of Social Services
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials
  • Community Catalyst
  • Sierra Health Foundation
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • Fish Contamination Education Collaborative
  • Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
  • California Department of Education
  • OC Coalition Tobacco and Vape Free

Staff

BPSOS California

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Hang Nguyen

Executive Director

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Jonathan Lee

Program Manager

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Wendy Bui

Office Manager

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Jodie Williams

Adult Education Manager

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Hannah Nguyen

Adult Education Program Coordinator and Instructor

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Michael Jensen

Adult Education Instructor

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Vy Pham

Adult Education Instructor

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Khanh Doan

Adult Education Instructor

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Inhee Ryu

Adult Education Instructor

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Dung Le

Adult Education Instructor

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Thu Tran

Project Manager

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Vivian Lu

Program Coordinator

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Mai Ta

Program Coordinator

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Kim-Tram Phan

Program Coordinator

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Hue Nguyen

Support Staff

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Jack Hdok

Outreach Associate

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Hien Le

Office Assistant

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Long Hoang

AmeriCorps Member

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Andrew Ngo

AmeriCorps Member

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