Squeeze Art Collective (MAYE Center) – Relief

AreYouANonprofit: Yes

Legal-name: Squeeze Art Collective Group (Fiscal Sponsor)

Previous-name: The MAYE Center

Address: 2153 East Anaheim Street

City: Long Beach

State: CA

Zip: 90804

Tax-id: 81-4479852

Organizational-status: 501(c)(3) nonprofit

Url-167: http://www.themayecenter.org

Officer: Dr. Alex J. Norman

Annual: $150,000

ContactName: Laura Som

Title: Executive Director

Tel-952: (562) 991-2081

SecondaryPhone: (562) 991-2081

Email-765: laura@themayecenter.org

GrantPurpose: COVID-19 Pandemic relief for Cambodian survivors of the Khmer Rouge Genocide

TotalCost: $20,000

Requestedamount: $20,000

Periodoftime: 4 months

Audienceserved: Low income, unemployed, food insecurity, elderly and children, disabled.

Demoofaudience: age 0-80 years old, Cambodians survivors of the Genocide, and for low income residents.

Numberofserved: 150-300

District: District 4, 6, 8, and 9

Funding: Immediately

What disaster recovery service have already been provided? : We are a trauma healing center and has been working with survivors of traumas and their children for the last 6 years. We have implemented food delivery from our local organic urban farms to residents homes, providing online health promotion and prevention classes, COVID-19 bilingual education, and we are implementing a wrap around program to reduce re-traumatization due to the food insecurity, fear, and decrease social isolation for residents with PTSD through education on how to use technology during the lock-down.

2. What disaster recovery service will be provided by this grant? : This grant will allow us to provide food to reduce food insecurity for elderly and children through food donation and delivery, and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 through education for low income residents, and provide Cambodian/English bilingual wellness and health promotion programs to reduce traumas and re-traumatization due to the social issues resulted from the pandemic.

3. What individuals (and/or organizations) will you assist? : We will work with low income individuals with collaboration with community leaders, faith organizations, and community based organizations such as the Mayor’s office, Congressman Alan Lowthenal, and local organizations United Cambodian Community, Khmer Girls in Action, Cambodian Association of America and local temples and churches.

4. What other disaster recovery funds have you received? What amount? We have not received any funds yet from other sources and are in the process of applying.

5. What other disaster recovery funds have you applied for?: We are in a process of seeking funds to meet the needs and demands of our community during this pandemic and we are still in the process of applying.