Asian Services in Action (ASIA) is the largest health and human services agency serving the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) community of Northeast Ohio. ASIA runs two federally qualified health centers —one in Cleveland and one in Akron—that specialize in linguistically and culturally competent care for immigrants and refugees. ASIA also provides all of the wrap around social services for this community to thrive in Northeast Ohio.
ASIA was founded in 1995 by four women who sought to improve the quality of life for Asians in Northeast Ohio. Today, the organization is the largest Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) focused health and social services 501(c)(3) organization in the State of Ohio. ASIA has taken on the most challenging tasks to help the underserved, low-income, and immigrant communities across the state. ASIA is a credible nonprofit organization providing services for over 58,000 individuals annually coordinated out of offices located in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. ASIA provides culturally and linguistically appropriate resources to ensure effective programming that addresses the needs of the AAPI and new American communities in Northeast Ohio.
At ASIA, we strive to serve, support, and advocate for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), and immigrants and refugees, so they prosper and flourish.
ASIA will be the recognized preeminent organization and trusted partner supporting AAPIs and immigrants and refugees.
In 1995, four women, each a professional in her own field, met together to discuss the untapped potential existing in the emerging Asian Pacific American (APA) population in Northeast Ohio. They knew that hard work, challenges and barriers would lie ahead.
Committing their time and resources to this undertaking, these friends soon laid the foundation for ASIA. Their first effort was the planning and carrying out of a one-day health initiative that reached 60 members from the Asian community. 25 years later, the organization serves over 58,000 new American clients and patients through 60+ programs and services, annually. ASIA has a language capacity of over 55 ethnic dialects.