A History of Asian American Christian Counseling

Once upon a time, a group of churches and Christian counselors, came together and launched a ministry called the Asian American Christian Counseling Service, known as AACCS. Read more abourt is history at aaccs.org/our-history.

From 1986 to 2020, AACCS provided much needed race-conscious culturally-competent professional counseling for many Asian Americans in need. Initially serving English-speaking Asian Americans, AACCS’ staff also grew to have bi-lingual therapists proficient in Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.

AACCS had caring supporters in so many ways over so many years, with the therapists, those who supported with prayers, and those who gave financial backing. The organization worked diligently for over 34 years to take care of clients, meet our operational expenses, support our therapists and administrative staff, and manage our liabilities and indebtedness both ethically and with integrity.

The leadership overseeing AACCS decided to close its operations in 2020, due to financial challenges of its outdated business model and other complexities with changing times. Read more about the reasons for its closure.

The AACCS website will be available at aaccs.org until 2026 with useful resources for Asian American Christian counseling.

We give thanks to our good and gracious God for the foresight, kindness, and pioneering efforts of AACCS to care about the mental wellness of Asian Americans with faith-based resources. We humbly seek to learn from their experiences as CAMH (Christian Asian Mental Health) embarks on advancing compassionate care for the mental wellness of Asian Americans in generations present and future.

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