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Greater Philadelphia Asian
Social Service Center

Culturally Diverse Agency


The Greater Philadelphia Asian Social Service Center (GPASS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, based in Philadelphia area, is dedicated to providing assistance to residents citywide, connecting people with needed resources and information, bridging the cultural and language gap, strengthening families, enriching lives, and sustaining communities.

To request assistance, please go to our "Intake Form" tab and submit the form. Our staff will follow-up to schedule with the appropriate department for you.

Department of Housing

GPASS Department of Housing Counseling (DHC) provides comprehensive housing counseling, workshops, and advocacy for low and moderate income tenants, homebuyers, and homeowners.  Our goal is to build sustainable communities through informed housing counselors.  GPASS DHC is funded by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) and Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

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Neighborhood Advisory Committee

As the representative organization for our Olney/Logan based Service Area, GPASS-NAC strives to serve our community. GPASS NAC is funded by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)


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Behavioral and Mental Health

We provide outpatient individualized counseling and treatment for Substance use and Mental disorders.  Our SAFE (Stop Addiction ForEver) program counselors help patients work safely through issues that fuel their addiction.  GPASS recognizes stressors, daily pressures, and COVID-19 uncertainty affecting mental health.  Our counselors and psychiatrist help patients cope and live independent healthy lives. 

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Energy Assistance

Many Philadelphia  households struggle with high energy and utility bills. GPASS works with other agencies’ programs to provide financial assistance to low-income individuals and families.

Get to Know Us

GPASS was founded in 1993 for the purpose of advocating equal rights...

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GPASS was founded in 1993 for the purpose of advocating equal rights, goods and services for an under-served, multi-cultural population.  To that end, we began to provide information, referrals and direct services to those in need.  The Logan/Olney, North Kensington, Germantown, Lawndale and Hunting Park areas have many first and second generation immigrants experiencing difficulties adjusting to American culture and society, and GPASS has been helping these communities cope with these problems since its inception.  GPASS has been providing counselors who speak English, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Cambodian, Creole and Spanish for clients who are at a disadvantage due to language barriers and cultural differences since it began and continues to do so.

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Nondiscrimination in Services 

Admissions, the provisions of services and referrals of clients shall be made without  

regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin (Including limited English proficiency), age or sex.  

Program Services shall be made accessible to eligible persons with disabilities through  

the most practical and economically feasible methods available. These methods  

include, but are not limited to, equipment redesign, the provision of aides and the use of

alternative service delivery locations. Structural modifications shall be considered only as a last resort among available methods.





4943 N 5th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19120


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