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Emergencies and Assistance

Domestic Violence:

Erie Hotline: (814) 454-8161

Racial Discrimination: 


  • If you see something, say something. Report an incident you experience or witness.

  • If you feel unsafe, use these safety tips:

  • Join the subtle Asian mental health group on Facebook which offers free one to one supportive listening sessions:

  • Support your local Asian American owned businesses

  • Call your legislators (local, state and federal) and ask what they’re doing for the Asian community

  • Support and spread the message on social media using the hashtags #StopAAPIHate #StopAsianHate

  • Learn the history of anti-Asian racism in the U.S.

  • Read books by Asian and Asian-American authors and watch film and television shows made by Asian and Asian-American creatives

Government Institutions

  • City of Erie website (Mayor's Office): 

  • Mayor's Office Liaison to Refugees and Immigrants

       Niken A. Carpenter  (814-870-1200 or


  • Resources for Immigrants, Refugees, and New Americans

  • Erie County website 

  • Pennsylvania Governor website

  • Governor's Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs 

Community Groups

Civic & Nonprofit Groups

Places of worship


Sikh Cultural Society

Erie Gurdwara Sahib

1144 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16502


Vajrayana Buddhist

Erie Karma Thegsum Chöling Meditation Center 

Islamic Association Of Erie

2419 Holland St, Erie PA 16503

Ethnic Grocery Stores

  • UK Market 1105 Parade Street, Erie PA 16503

  • DK International Foods 2122 Buffalo Road, Erie PA 16510

  • Fresh Asian Mini Mart, 837 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2529

  • Erie Friendly Mart, 2244 Broad Street Erie, PA 16503

  • Kamana Asian Food Mart, 1230 French St, Erie, PA 16501

  • Mei A Asian Grocery, 1021 State St, Erie PA 16501

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