Filipino Arts, Community Services, Businesses, and Historical Places and Organizations in SOMA
SOMCAN believes in uplifting the voices of immigrants, people of color and low-income communities, so they will be heard in local policy-making decisions and so civic offices are accountable to their needs.
Mabuhay Health Center (MHC) strives to empower communities, foster the educational development of student volunteers, and bridge gaps in access to health care and resources by providing comprehensive and culturally sensitive services.
Our mission is to provide culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal representation, social services, and advocacy for the most marginalized segments of the community including low-income women, seniors, recent immigrants, and youth. Our diverse staff provides holistic legal, social, and educational services in more than a dozen languages including Cantonese, Chiu-Chow, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese.
The mission of Manilatown Heritage Foundation is to promote social and economic justice for Filipinos in the United States by preserving our history, advocating for equal access, and advancing our arts and culture.
The Gran Oriente in the United States was an outgrowth of secret revolutionary societies in the Philippines that were both a response and a stimulus to anticolonial revolts that culminated in the Philippine Revolution.
Someone who doesn’t live or work in the area around 6th and Mission might walk past the Mint Mall and miss the tiny JT Restaurant. But around the neighborhood there are many, from elderly residents to construction workers to Filipino and Latino families, who know the business not only for its home-style chicken and pork adobo, but also for its vital role as a community space.
Founded in 1970, South of Market Child Care, Inc. (SOMACC) celebrates 47 years of serving children, their families and the community by providing quality early care and education, and free comprehensive family support services in safe and nurturing environments.
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco (ECS) helps homeless and very low-income people every day and every night obtain the housing, jobs, shelter, and essential services each person needs to prevent and end homelessness.
The South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN) is a multi-racial, community-based organization, serving low-income immigrant youth and families in SoMa and greater San Francisco since 2000. SOMCAN organizes, supports and informs the SoMa community through leadership development, advocacy, direct services, and referrals.
VEC was originally established to provide services for Filipino World War II veterans, VEC has expanded its services to include low-income seniors, families, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQ, formerly incarcerated and homeless individuals. VEC assists these groups through case management, counseling, free legal clinic, health services, and affordable housing opportunity assistance.
In 1968, West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center (West Bay) was founded by local activist activist Ed de la Cruz to address the most pressing socioeconomic challenges facing the Filipino immigrant community living in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMA) District
KSW's mission is to produce, present, and promote art that empowers Asian Pacific American artists and communities.
We envision a more just society that fully incorporates Asian Pacific American voices informed by our cultural values, historical roots, and contemporary issues.
The Galing Bata Bilingual Program at the Filipino Education center provides quality guidance, care, and protection (gabay, lingap, bantay) to students from Kindergarten to 8th grade during the after school hours and during 5 weeks in the summer.
ALC focuses on housing rights, immigration and immigrants’ rights, labor and employment issues, student advocacy (ASPIRE), civil rights and hate violence, national security, and criminal justice reform.
Arkipelago Books has been a pillar to the community for 20 years and exists as the only distributor of speciality books outside of the Philippines. Additionally, the store's collection of contemporary and historical Filipino American titles makes Arkipelago Books a leader in book distribution to libraries, educational institutions, as well as to the local and traveler alike interested in Filipino Literature, Culture, Social Sciences, Art, Poetry, History, and more.
Bayanihan Community Center is in the heart of the South of Market neighborhood at 6th Street & Mission Street. The 7,000 square foot center includes the Veterans Equity Center office, community program space, conference room, and technology center with 20 computers.
Help Us Find Filipino Entrepreneurs
To build a vibrant commercial corriedor in our Cultural District, we need businesses from our community. We're actively building a data base of Filipino business owners so we can connect them with opportunities in SOMA Pilipinas.
We Need Your Help Finding Them
An active Filipino Chamber of Commerce doesn't in the Bay Area and it isn't as easy as Google'ing "filipino business owner bay area." We need to aggregate our businesses leaders to lead a new Filipino Commercial Renaissance.