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Phone: 503-823-0000

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1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Asian Family Center

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Asian Family Center

4424 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97213 503-235-9396, 503-235-0341 fax
The Asian Family Center (AFC) was founded in July 1994, and is located at 4424 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213. AFC is one of seven family centers, and part of the overall activities of the Family Support Initiative in Multnomah County. The center is one of only a few such centers in the county developed specifically to assist Asian families and youth in becoming self-sufficient and contributing members to the American society. Since its grand opening, AFC has become a visible focal point and strong network in the Asian community as well as mainstream services in supporting Asian children, young people and their families.
Students at Springwater Corridor
The Portland Police Bureau, Youth Crime Prevention Division has placed a Public Safety Specialist as an out-stationed staff at AFC since the opening of the Center. Together with the AFC staff, and in conjunction with other agencies, the Public Safety Specialist coordinates crime prevention programs such as:


  • The annual Asian Basketball Camp (ABC).
  • The Asian-American Youth Leadership Conference.


      This one week half-day camp will be the 12th annual in the Summer of 2001, and has attracted more than 100 young participants per day. The majority of the coaches are from the Portland Police Bureau and Portland School Police. The program is designed to teach youth basic basketball skills, to have fun playing basketball, and to provide positive contact between youth and police.


    This one-day event was the 9th annual conference, and was held in the Spring of 2001. The event has drawn over 300 youth from high schools in Portland and metropolitan areas. The program includes inspirational keynote speakers and workshops, career and college fair, breakfast, lunch, entertainment and prizes.
Thoa-Oanh Doan and Helen Ying
Thoa-Oanh Doan, Public Safety Specialist, and Helen Ying, Assistant Principal at Walla Walla High School at the 9th Annual Asian American Youth Leadership Conference.
Fishing day at Hagg Lake


  • Basketball Teams.
  • Asian Youth Alliance.
  • Asian Law Enforcement Advisory Council of Oregon (ALEACO).

Two high school basketball teams (the Dragons for boys and the Lady Dragons for girls) are part of the Portland Parks and Recreation - Drug Free Basketball Program. They are registered with the Chinese American Citizens Alliance League, practice twice a week and play 10 games for the whole season. They also participate in tournaments. This group consists of students from high schools in Portland and David Douglas Districts. With guidance and supervision, these young people meet once a week to plan their own activities such as community service, field trips, peer support, and discussion on interested subjects. This group is chaired by the Assistant Chief of P.P.B., currently Chief Paresi, and co-chaired by two members from the Asian communities. ALEACO serves as a communication tool. The group meets once a month to discuss issues that affect both the bureau and community.


In addition, the Asian Family Center provides culturally appropriate and relevant services, which emphasize family unity and strengths, community cohesiveness, and understanding of American society and culture as well as service systems.
Please feel free to contact the Asian Family Center at 503-235-9396 for more information about the AFC and various services and programs offered at the Center. Referrals are welcome!