The City of Monterey Park in partnership with Chinatown Service Center is offering drop-in counseling and services to any residents affected by this weekend’s tragedy.
Starting Friday, January 27 through Friday, February 10, 2023* multilingual caseworkers and counselors will be at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library during the following times:
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Thursday and Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Additional free and multilingual resources, including legal advice, mental health and wellness support in six Asian languages and dialects, and referrals to other organizations and government agencies can be found on the City’s dedicated resource webpage at http://www.montereypark.ca.gov/1483/Resources-for-Victims-and-the-Community
In-person legal support will also be available at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library on Saturday, January 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Friends Room. These services are provided pro bono from the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) and the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance (APAWLA) along with a broad coalition of other Asian American and regional bar associations. Volunteer attorneys will be on hand to answer legal questions about immigration, criminal law, civil matters, government benefits, labor and employment at the legal clinic.
A memorial honoring the victims and survivors has been established at the Monterey Park City Hall located at 320 W. Newmark Avenue for our community to mourn.
The Bruggemeyer Library is located at 318 South Ramona Avenue, Monterey Park, 91754. Library hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Diana Garcia, City Librarian
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*Days of operation updated 2/3/23