Over the course of the last year, and particularly the past few weeks, Anti-Asian racism, attacks, and ongoing harassment directed at the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities have escalated. We at PHCA express our deepest sympathy to the most recent victims and their families. This is a painful & urgent reminder that we must unite against racism in all its forms.
At Phoenix House California, our mission is to heal individuals and families challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions. We continue to create meaningful and lasting change by standing alongside our AAPI communities — including our staff, their families, and the young people, women, and men we serve – we will always fight for racial justice and equality. Phoenix House California does not tolerate xenophobia or bigotry of any kind, and we’re committed to building a workplace and treatment community where all are safe and welcome.
We urge you to support the AAPI community, learn more about the Asian culture and raise awareness on the long-standing discrimination their community has faced in the US.
The PHCA DEI Committee
Nely Meza, LMFT,MBA
Sr. Director of Adolescent Programs
Brian Cropp, MBA, PHR, PHRca, SHRM-CP
VP of Human Resources
Sr. Director of Fund Development
Michael Joseph, M.S., CADC-CAS
Sr. Director of In-Custody Programs
Yolanda Lewis, LMFT
Program Director, Venice Residential
Giovanna Sanguinetti, M.A.
Program Director, BHIS/YRVSS
Jeanette Barreto, MPA
Sr. Director of Business Development
VP of Finance