BPSOS - ATLANTA, GEORGIA
BPSOS-Atlanta, Georgia is the local branch of Boat People SOS, Inc., an international Vietnamese-American nonprofit community-based organization with a 39-year track record of services. BPSOS-Atlanta was established in 2000 to serve the growing Asian American community and their needs in Georgia. Following our mission, BPSOS-Atlanta is committed to improving the quality of life for all Americans in order to assist them in their pursuit of liberty and dignity.
30,000 clients served since 2000
Clients empowered through community education and awareness
Community organized to advocate and grow through positive unity
Individuals equipped with support services and resources for their needs
EVENTS & SPONSORS
BPSOS-Atlanta is hosting two Free Flu Shot Drive-thru events this coming September. Our annual Health Fairs will focus on providing free flu shots to our uninsured and low-income community members this year, while still ensure the safety for our staff, volunteers, and community against COVID-19. Please see flyers for more details, and contact us at 770-458-6700 or to register early!
Complete your 2020 Census by September 30, 2020!
2020 Census is NOW!
BPSOS-Atlanta was able to provide helpful, in-language information thanks to the effort of the AAPI Census Complete Count Committee - please visit: http://www.aapicensusga.org/ or
https://www.facebook.com/GaAAPICCC/ to access resources and information available in 19 languages!
As of August 17, 2020, nearly 4 out of 10 households have not responded to the census (Team Y&R and U.S Census 2020, 2020) If you have not already, please visit 2020census.gov in order to fill out the 2020 Census. Due to Covid-19, the Census Bureau plans to complete the count by September 30. Started on July 16, the Census Bureau sent out Census Takers to community members who haven’t fill out their census. If you haven’t filled out your census, be on the look out! See below for flyers on how to identify a census taker.
Still have questions?
Arvin Alaigh - Census Coordinator - Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta
Thank you to those who attended BPSOS-Atlanta's annual CAMSA Fundraising event - Dạ tiệc Gây Quỹ BPSOS-Atlanta Góp Một Bàn Tay! The event was a huge success, and not without the time and effort from all of our sponsors, staff, volunteers, and supporters. Huge thanks to Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang for taking the time to be here with us, and our wonderful singers and performers: Thiên Kim, Bảo Vy, Mạnh Quân, Chị Kim Hạnh, và J Band! Thank you for spending such a meaningful and memorable Friday night with BPSOS!
Meeting the needs of our community
Health Awareness & Promotion Program
Established in 2012, BPSOS Community Clinic provides free doctor consultation and medical examinations to the uninsured and low-income patients in Georgia. Patients pay at-cost for lab services.
HAPP Program seeks to improve access to health services and promotes preventative health behavior through direct health services, social services, education, workshops, and community events to our community. HAPP has directly served over 5000 uninsured patients in receiving needed health services since 2008.
HAPP- Community Clinic provides medical, dental, pharmaceutical, vision, and/or mental health services, consultation, and referrals at no cost to those with low income and no health insurance. Open every Thursdays, 9:30am-3:30pm. Appointments only.
HAPP- Tai Chi class is a free group exercise class that meets every Monday and Wednesday 7pm - 9pm and Saturday from 8:30 am - 9:30 am.
HAPP- Breast Cancer seeks to improve access and promote preventive breast health services to underserved Asian women living in Metro-Atlanta. We provide free clinical breast exams and mammogram referrals for qualified women needing breast care services due to funding from Komen-Atlanta. Women needing assistance to navigate the breast cancer continuum of care will also be served by our trained and experienced staff.
HAPP- ACA/CMS Insurance Marketplace Navigation has certified navigators to assist community members to overcome barriers and obtain health insurance by educating them about the Marketplace, facilitating selection of a Qualified Health Plan, and providing other navigation services.
HAPP- Annual Health Fair is an annual health event that aims to heighten awareness of common health problems among Vietnamese community members and to increase access to primary care services and promote community wellness.
HAPP- Community Awareness Campaign Occupational Safety (CACOS) provides training to nails salon workers and owners on identifying chemical hazards, preventing injuries, infectious disease, and knowing their rights as workers.
Social Services Programs
Our CHIPRA Program helps qualified children to be enrolled in Georgia's Right from the Start Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids programs.
Social Services Program assists qualified individuals and families to apply for social benefits in order to aid the needs of these clients.
Medical Assistance Program is our program that assists parents in applying health insurance for their qualified children through Georgia's Right from the Start Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids programs, pregnant women Medicaid, and seniors.
SNAP/Food Stamp is a program that assists qualified individuals to apply for monthly benefits to help pay for the cost of food. We assist Georgian individuals and families to apply for this benefit.
Community Against Domestic Violence Program
Community Against Domestic Violence Program
The BPSOS-Atlanta CADV program is the first and only of its kind under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant, the only federal grant program supporting direct assistance services to victims and survivors of all types of crimes.
Senior Services provide services and program referrals to many elders and their families such as Medicare, Medicaid, Senior SNAP, and other programs.
Other Program Services are available to assist our community members with their needs and empower them in their everyday life.
Senior Services provide a full range of services to Vietnamese elders and their families who currently face numerous barriers to information and services. The assistance includes information, referral, and support for Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, LIHEAP, and SSI.
Immigration Services provides low-income families and individuals with immigration services and family reunification needs through translations and application assistance.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) provides FREE tax help to low– to moderate-income families who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Our IRS-certified and trained volunteers help prepare basic tax returns and e-file their returns. VITA Program is only available during tax season.
MEET OUR STAFF
Mrs. Trinh Pham manages and directs BPSOS-Atlanta branch operations since 2008. As a refugee herself, Mrs. Pham has great passion in serving immigrants and refugees population due to her understanding of the struggles many newcomers face. Under her leadership, BPSOS-Atlanta has grown to serve thousands of Asian immigrants and refugees families in need with many different programs and services annually.
Trinh Pham, MSc
Ms. Thu Thao Nguyen oversees the Health Awareness & Promotion Program and the Community Against Domestic Violence program, Social Benefits, HAPP-Breast Cancer Program at BPSOS-Atlanta. In addition, she is in charge of the fund development and grant writing process to further the organization's missions. She also develops long-term plans and community-based strategies with a policy, systems, and environment approach for programs sustainability.
Thu Thao Nguyen, BS, BA
Mrs. Helen Vo assists underserved women to access to breast health services through the HAPP-Breast Cancer Program at BPSOS-Atlanta. She also promotes preventative breast health behavior through direct services, annual mammogram screening, patient navigation services, and education to underserved Asian population in Metro-Atlanta region. Helen also assists low income individuals and families to apply for benefits such as Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids, FoodStamps, SafeLink, and other services. BPSOS-Atlanta Social Benefits Program helps hundreds of struggling families to obtain much needed assistance each year.
Helen Vo, BS
HAPP Program Coordinator
Ms. Maiquynh Ngo serves as the Community Against Domestic Violence Training & Outreach Coordinator at BPSOS-Atlanta. She is one of three core staff members of the CADV initiative at BPSOS-Atlanta, which aims to raise awareness on intimate partner violence and family violence among the Vietnamese community in Georgia, as well as to provide direct services for survivors of abuse. She hopes to gain the insights and experience that will catapult her ability to further recognize and empower the Vietnamese and non-Vietnamese communities alike.
Maiquynh Ngo, BBA, MA
CADV Outreach & Training Coordinator
Mr. Khoi Nguyen assists with reception and office daily operations. He has been a long-time staff at BPSOS-Atlanta, helping the senior community members with interpretation, translation, and service navigation.
Ms. Tasneem Malik is Family Nurse Practitioner who sees patients at BPSOS Community Clinic on Thursdays. She provides both primary care and women's health services, including management of acute and chronic conditions, clinical breast exams, Pap smears, and follow-up care. Ms. Tasneem plays a huge part in BPSOS-Atlanta Breast Care program as she spends her time outside of work hours to provide exams for those who need it most. She works full-time at the Occupational Health and Safety Clinic at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tasneem Malik, FNP, MPH
HAPP Clinic Nurse Practitioner
Ms. Quyen Phan is an assistant professor at the Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She is a volunteered provider at BPSOS Community Clinic that operates once a week on Thursdays. Ms. Quyen is an integral member of BPSOS-Atlanta healthcare program as she assists not only the patients of the clinic but also the development of the clinic and our annual health fairs. She is also a board member of the Vietnamese American Healthcare Professionals Association of Georgia (VAHPAG), working to give back to the Vietnamese community in Georgia.
Quyen Phan, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
HAPP Clinic Nurse Practitioner
Mrs. Amy Lam is the BPSOS-Atlanta Tai Chi instructor. She has seven years of experience in teaching Tai Chi and currently teaches Tai Chi classes three times a week to the community at large through BPSOS-Atlanta. She works full-time in property management.
Amy Kia Lam, BS
HAPP Tai Chi Instructor
6107 Oakbrook Parkway
Norcross, GA 30093-1771