Community-Led Needs Assessment

Examining the Needs, Gaps, Trends, & Strengths of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) Youth & Families in San FranciscoSeptember 2022

The following documents discuss a community-led assessment completed in San Francisco across multiple months in 2021-2022. The assessment utilized a mixed methods approach, including Indigenous Pacific methodologies to gather the stories of 365 community members including NHPI youth, young adults, parents, caretakers, community leaders, and service providers. The report and infographic sheet include details of the process, assessment findings that focus on youth identity and wellness, family experiences, and community programs, as well as recommendations to improve support for NHPI youth, young adults, and families in San Francisco.

This is a project of the following research team: Levalasi Loi-On, Sarah Wongking Tanuvasa, Asipesionau Finau, Vonnie Kiliona, Tina Kuresa, Keresoma La'a, Tupou Latukefu, Christine Mauia, DannyBoy Naha-Ve'evalu, Matani Novero-Pa'aga, Koreena Ortiz-Tanuvasa, Sonya Peleseuma-Breiz, Jeremiah Seumanu, Sylvia "Mammasyl" Selinger-Tauala, Annie Seuseu, Gethsemane Tagaloa, Joshawn Tupuola, Tone Va'i, Edel Vaovasa, and Samuelu VeuIn Partnership with the SF Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Samoan Community Development Center, All My Usos, Fa Ľatasi Youth Services, PasifikaByDesign, SF Tongans Rise Up